Thirsk

  • 14:15 Bet totejackpot At totepool.com Maiden Auction Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.74s
  • Off time: 14:16:19
14:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Champagne Babe 11/4
2nd Classy Lassy (IRE) 3/1
3rd Secret Applause 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 7 Yellow, Light Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Blades Boy 17
2 9-5 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 11/26.50
2 (8) ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Champagne Babe
2 9-0 K Dalgleish S De Sousa 11/43.75
3 (2) 8 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Classy Lassy (IRE) 16
2 9-0 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 3/14.00
4 (5) Red, White triple diamond and diamond on cap Miguela Mcguire
2 9-0 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 10/111.00
5 (7) Red, white cross belts, dark blue sleeves, white cap Noble Reach
2 9-0 G A Harker Jordan Nason (7) 25/126.00
6 (3) Red and White diamonds, hooped sleeves, White cap Paparima (IRE)
2 9-0 Paul Green L Morris 18/119.00
7 (4) Mauve, Mauve and Yellow check cap Secret Applause
2 9-0 M Dods P Mulrennan 7/24.50
8 (6) 5 BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap The Bunny Catcher 26
2 9-0 Mrs S A Watt P Aspell 14/115.00

Verdict

An uninspiring maiden to start proceedings. No doubt Blades Boy and Classy Lassy will improve but they were well beaten on their respective debuts, as was The Bunny Catcher. So it would be no surprise if one of the newcomers were good enough and a speculative vote goes to SECRET APPLAUSE. She's related to a couple of horses who both scored as two-year-olds and is just preferred to Paparima, a half-sister to five winners. Champagne Babe's dam won over today's trip and she could also go well.