An EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f on good going. Eleven two-year-olds takes part. A few well bred juveniles here but I'll be hoping one of the form horses can show a little more than seen on his first start. Sharara is a 100,000gns yearling purchase and son of Dutch Art out of a winning mare. Brian Meehan has been in fine form with his youngsters and this chestnut colt was fancied to go well on debut at Newbury when 4/1. He looked to hold every chance but faded tamely in the closing stages. It is worth noting that he held a stakes entry which in a sign of encouragement. The trainer has opted for the blinkers which suggests he didn't show his true running that day and perhaps a little lazy. At odds of 16/1 Hamdan Al Maktoum's charge may have each way claims. It isn't beyond the realms this colt could be backed and if starting 7/1 & less would have serious claims.
Sharara 16/1 Unp