Southwell

  • 15:30 Southwell Median Auction Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.07s
  • Off time: 15:31:21
15:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fantasy Gladiator 11/4
2nd Milldown Story 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 366474 Black, White stars, checked sleeves, White cap, Black star Abu Derby (IRE) 21
3 9-3 t J G Given Jamie Kyne (5) 61 8/19.00
3 (8) 534-532 Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Gladiator 22
3 9-3 R M H Cowell D J O'Donohoe 66 11/43.75
4 (1) 78-6677 Orange, Black epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap Meydan Style (USA) 16
3 9-3 b J Balding P Mulrennan 41 40/141.00
6 (4) 6333 Orange, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Orange and Yellow quartered cap Milldown Story 14
3 8-12 B R Millman C Catlin 67 5/23.50
7 (3) 4-05503 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Positivity 37
3 8-12 B Smart R Mullen 49 7/18.00
8 (6) 70-0232 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Sea Crest 12
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 M Brittain J Cavanagh (7) 60 7/24.50
9 (2) 8 Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Teia Tephi 15
3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam A McCarthy 11/112.00
Non runners
1 (7)0/66900-Oxbridge49-6J M BradleyK Ghunowa50
5 (9)45407-0Chatterszaha38-12C DrewWilliam Carson59

Verdict

MILLDOWN STORY gets the nod here ahead of Sea Crest and the potential improver Teia Tephi. Plenty of form to go on in this competitive if slightly weak maiden. The highest rated in the race on official figures is just the 67-rated selection Milldown Story. A decent third at Chepstow last time out behind Poppet's Lovein reads fairly well in the context of this race and a repeat of that run may be good enough. Abu Derby's best run was arguably his latest effort at Yarmouth when a 33/1 fourth to Straboe, Fantasy Gladiator also comes here on the back of a decent Yarmouth run and he has arguably contested better races, whilst Chatterszaha hasn't been seen for 308 days since her last run at Great Leighs. Sea Crest's consistency means that she must be respected; the first two were clear of the third when she last ran at Ripon, although it should be pointed out that the stablemate that beat her was officially rated 41. Teia Tephi will find this much easier than the Yarmouth race she ran in last time out, but she didn't really show too much to get excited about. Having made 65,000 guineas at the breeze-ups, improvement is expected from this half-sister to the classy Tariq, however it is Milldown Story who just gets the vote.