Nottingham

  • 16:40 Racing Uk On Channel 432 Maiden Auction Stakes6f 15y

  • Winner £2,730 2nd £806 3rd £403
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.28s
  • Off time: 16:43:11
16:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soweto Star (IRE) 4/1
2nd Steps (IRE) 9/2
3rd Eland Ally 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap Dickie's Lad (IRE)
2 8-13 K A Ryan J P Spencer 25/126.00
2 (12) ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE)
2 8-13 M A Jarvis P Robinson 9/25.50
3 (10) 0 Purple, Yellow striped sleeves and cap Midnight Trader (IRE) 27
2 8-12 P W D'Arcy Tony Culhane 7/24.50
4 (4) 4 White, Dark Green armlets Soweto Star (IRE) 27
2 8-12 J R Best J Quinn 4/15.00
5 (1) 43533 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Eland Ally 44
2 8-11 T P Tate M Fenton 68 10/111.00
6 (2) 855 White, yellow seams, white and royal blue striped sleeves and cap Homeboy (IRE) 22
2 8-11 M P Tregoning P J Dobbs 66 16/117.00
7 (14) 04 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Bertiewhittle 21
2 8-10 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 10/111.00
8 (3) 043 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 8
2 8-9 R C Guest K Fallon 72 7/24.50
10 (11) 8 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Blue (IRE) 16
2 8-7 C F Wall F Sweeney 33/134.00
11 (9) 7946 Dark blue, pink diamond, pink cap Millies Dancer (IRE) 29
2 8-6 M G Quinlan J P Sullivan (3) 42 150/1151.00
12 (8) Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Amelia's Surprise
2 8-5 M L W Bell A Elliott 50/151.00
13 (13) 6000 Grey, Mauve sleeves and cap Dreamweaving (IRE) 21
2 8-4 N Tinkler S De Sousa 50 100/1101.00
14 (6) 098223 Royal Blue, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White cap Three Scoops 10
2 8-4 t D J S Ffrench Davis Sophie Doyle (3) 53 20/121.00
Non runners
9 (5)See The Storm28-9Pat MorrisStephen Craine

Verdict

In what doesn't appear the strongest maiden SOWETO STAR looks to have obvious claims. John Best's charge is related to a juvenile sprint winner in France and could well have made a winning debut had he not stumbled in Newmarket's dip. In finishing fourth despite that incident he went into plenty of notebooks and unless there's a star among the newcomers this is an opportunity he should take. Pick of the unraced brigade may be Steps, a 20,000gns purchase whose yard have had success with juveniles here, although market support for Amelia's Surprise, Dickie's Lad or See The Storm shouldn't be dismissed. Barnet Fair wasn't beaten far at Kempton and seems progressive so as the highest rated of those to have qualified for a mark he deserves respect, along with Eland Ally and Homeboy who both have place claims.