Yarmouth

  • 17:20 George Darling Memorial Maiden Auction Stakes7f 3y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.30s
  • Off time: 17:21:10
17:20 Yarmouth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Born To Fly (IRE) 15/8
2nd Water For Life 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0 Maroon, White seams, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Polar Express 21
2 8-11 J G Portman T E Durcan 5/23.50
2 (4) Royal blue, emerald green seams and armlets, hooped cap Solent Lad (USA)
2 8-10 R Eddery N Mackay 9/110.00
3 (7) 80 Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ohio (IRE) 19
2 8-6 W G Harrison Ryan Powell (3) 25/126.00
4 (6) 4 Orange, White diamonds on sleeves Born To Fly (IRE) 22
2 8-5 W G Harrison J Quinn 15/82.88
5 (3) 507 Orange, dark blue star, white cap Mystic Angellina 37
2 8-5 M C Chapman Danielle Mooney (7) 45 150/1151.00
6 (5) White, Orange sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap Water For Life
2 8-5 D Morris L Morris 3/14.00
7 (1) Yellow, grey seams, yellow sleeves and cap Dubai Gold
2 8-4 J R Best P Sirigu 12/113.00

Verdict

Polar Express never figured on debut at Sandown but that should have taught him plenty and this is a lot less competitive. But BORN TO FLY was doing her best work at the finish over 5f at Beverley and this trip should be much more to her liking. She gets the nod though any market interest in Dubai Gold, whose dam won over 6f as a juvenile, would have to be taken seriously.