Catterick

  • 13:30 Cowthorpe Median Auction Maiden Stakes5f 212y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.01s
  • Off time: 13:31:06
13:30 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Real Diamond 6/1
2nd Fifth Amendment 250/1
3rd Zegna (IRE) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 89 Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Addison de Witt 51
2 9-3 Micky Hammond Neil Brown (3) 125/1126.00
2 (7) 00 RED, YELLOW star, hooped sleeves, check cap Avitus 11
2 9-3 Micky Hammond A Culhane 150/1151.00
3 (2) 9 White, Red cross belts, Blue sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Fifth Amendment 21
2 9-3 A Berry S O'Hara (5) 250/1251.00
4 (3) 6744 Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 17
2 9-3 A Berry F Norton 62 8/19.00
5 (10) 68 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 21
2 9-3 J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 33/134.00
6 (9) 05 Orange, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Legal Legacy 14
2 9-3 M Dods T Hamilton 28/129.00
7 (12) 85 Dark Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue chevrons, Yellow cap Mr Freddy (IRE) 42
2 9-3 R A Fahey Jamie Moriarty 12/113.00
8 (5) 9 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 7
2 9-3 Sir Mark Prescott P Mulrennan 16/117.00
9 (4) 52 Grey Zegna (IRE) 8
2 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 2/51.40
10 (6) 94805 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Miss Xu Xia 41
2 8-12 p G R Oldroyd Natalia Gemelova (5) 45 200/1201.00
11 (1) 70923 Light Blue, Red chevrons, armlets and cap Real Diamond 11
2 8-12 A Dickman S De Sousa 57 6/17.00
12 (11) 09 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Yellow and Royal Blue check sleeves, Royal Blue cap Top Flight Splash 24
2 8-12 Mrs G S Rees A Elliott 150/1151.00

Verdict

ZENGA makes the most appeal on the evidence available and is a confident selection to get the ball rolling. Real Diamond and Grissom are starting to look exposed but have to be respected in this company. They appeal as the main dangers on this occasion. Grissom handles cut in the ground and is improving with experience. The mount of Franny Norton ran a solid race in a nursery last time out and, as he will find this level a tad easier, the son of Desert Prince should not be underestimated - despite being likely to need a stiffer test of stamina before too long. Real Diamond is a free-running sort but is capable of winning a small prize at some point. She needs to learn how to reserve her energy for a final push, though, and is vulnerable to a more determined type. Which is exactly what he will face in the shape of Zenga, who showed huge improvement from his debut when he finished a close second at Pontefract eight days ago. The Bryan Smart-trained colt showed he is learning his trade very quickly and is a strong fancy to set take the lion┬┐s share of the spoils.