Epsom Downs

  • 14:00 Ashley Centre E.b.f. Median Auction Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner £4,533 2nd £1,349 3rd £674 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.84s
  • Off time: 14:01:20
14:00 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st John Biscuit (IRE) 16/1
2nd Noonenose 11/10
3rd Winged Valkyrie (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 044 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 17
2 9-3 b1 B J Meehan Louis Beuzelin (3) 78 8/19.00
2 (8) 37 Dark blue, pink disc, halved sleeves, dark blue and pink hooped cap City Legend 9
2 9-3 A J McCabe Andrea Atzeni 25/126.00
3 (10) 0 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Investment World (IRE) 16
2 9-3 M Johnston S Sanders 50/151.00
4 (11) Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves John Biscuit (IRE)
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 16/117.00
5 (5) 522 Dark blue, pink seams, light blue sleeves, pink seams, dark blue and pink quartered cap Noonenose 10
2 9-3 W J Knight N Callan 85 11/102.10
6 (2) 58 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Oetzi 25
2 9-3 A P Jarvis M Davies (3) 100/1101.00
7 (3) 40 Red, Dark Green chevron Rowan Ridge 41
2 9-3 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 66/167.00
8 (12) 33 Maroon and Beige diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Sylas Ings 100
2 9-3 t1 P Phelan I Mongan 13/27.50
9 (1) 3 Yellow, black star, light blue sleeves Torun City 19
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton T P Queally 16/117.00
10 (9) White, Orange spots, striped sleeves, Orange cap Valley Tiger
2 9-3 W R Muir T E Durcan 40/141.00
11 (6) 77 Red, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black diamond Barathea Dancer (IRE) 45
2 8-12 R A Teal S Donohoe 33/134.00
12 (4) 4 Pink, Royal Blue cap Winged Valkyrie (IRE) 17
2 8-12 B W Hills Michael Hills 9/25.50

Verdict

Sylas Ings makes appeal on both of his two runs but the 100-day absence and first time tongue-tie temper enthusiasm, so we'll give another chance to NOONENOSE. William Knight's colt surely isn't going to live up to his Dewhurst entry, indeed he's currently rated 85, but that standard is a reasonable one in the context of this race. He does shape as though a mile would help but rain-softened ground will place a greater emphasis on stamina and he should cope with conditions. Aciano tries blinkers for the first time and they could enable improvement which is required from this 78-rated sort, but he looked in need of quicker ground when fourth at Newmarket. With that in mind the biggest threat to our selection may be Winged Valkyrie, a half-sister to the smart Sent From Heaven who flew home when finally getting the hang of things on her debut at Kempton. John Biscuit looks the best newcomer on paper and market support should be noted.