Mike James Occasionals Memorial EBF Novice Stakes 1m 37y

  • (2yo, 1m 37y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,400 2nd £2,535 3rd £1,268 4th £634
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.87s
  • Off time: 13:31:30
Full result
Result 13:30 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Educator Evensf
2nd 1 Asean Legend nk 11/2
3rd 8 Savvy Victory 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (5)
WHITE, RED epaulets and armlets, YELLOW cap Asean Legend (IRE)
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 H Palmer P Mulrennan
2 (4)
RED, dark blue sleeves, white cap Badr (USA)
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 K A Ryan T Eaves
3 (2)
Maroon, white star, royal blue sleeves, light blue stars, royal blue cap, light blue star Battani (IRE)
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 Ian Williams R Kingscote
4 (6)
Pink, Grey sash Bling On The Music
  • T:E Walker
  • J:David Egan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 E Walker David Egan
6 (3) 02
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Educator 18
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Cieren Fallon
  • Form: 02
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0p1
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 p1 W J Haggas Cieren Fallon
7 (9)
White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Fan The Flames (IRE)
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Jack Mitchell
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 R A Fahey Jack Mitchell
8 (1) 42
Yellow, red star, red sleeves, yellow armlets, check cap Savvy Victory (IRE) 17
  • T:S P C Woods
  • J:K Shoemark
  • Form: 42
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 S P C Woods K Shoemark
9 (8)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Shorts On
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:T E Whelan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 126 9-0 R Charlton T E Whelan

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 (7) 4
Deauville Legend (IRE) 23
  • T:J Ferguson
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
2 J Ferguson Non Runner

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020 3 Dubai Honour (IRE)
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:D Tudhope
2 9-0 W J Haggas D Tudhope 5/2

In depth

Verdict

Educator was only headed in the final strides when favourite at Goodwood earlier this month but SAVVY VICTORY possibly showed better form when also going close on his second outing at Doncaster. Sean Woods’ colt had some highly-regarded juveniles behind on Town Moor and a repeat effort here would probably suffice. Deauville Legend will need to improve on his fourth here to match those two and may do better over further next year. One of the newcomers will need to be smart to better those with experience but Bling On The Music was a 125,000gns yearling and Asean Legend cost £78,000 and is a full brother to a 7f two-year-old winner with all of the others having pedigrees suggesting they could win races.

Formwatch

Deauville Legend (IRE)15-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, stayed on one paced, 4th of 7, 4l behind New Kingdom (9-0) at Haydock 1m stks (4) gf in Sep.

Educator11-5fav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to strongly press leader under 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, headed on line, 2nd of 8, nk behind Inverness (9-5) at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (2) gf in Sep.

Asean Legend (IRE)Australia colt out of Queenscliff.

Savvy Victory (IRE)66-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along to lead entering final furlong, ridden and soon joined, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Israr (9-2) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (2) gf in Sep.

Battani (IRE)Kodiac colt out of Garra Molly.

Bling On The MusicSea The Stars colt out of Crysdal.

Shorts OnVadamos gelding out of Pearly Spirit.

Badr (USA)Kitten's Joy colt out of Red Lodge.

Fan The Flames (IRE)Lawman colt out of True Crystal.