York

  • 16:05 John Smith's Median Auction Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.28s
  • Off time: 16:07:31
16:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flaming Spear (IRE) 11/10
2nd Lady Gemini 14/1
3rd Polarisation 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Arcano Gold (IRE)
2 9-5 R A Fahey D Tudhope 25/126.00
2 (11) Royal blue Best Example (USA)
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor Andrea Atzeni 9/25.50
3 (3) 69 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Birkdale Boy (IRE) 28
2 9-5 R A Fahey William Carson 40/141.00
4 (13) 6 Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Charlotte's Secret 24
2 9-5 R A Fahey P Mathers 20/121.00
5 (5) 08 Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap Chollima 21
2 9-5 T D Easterby D Fentiman 66/167.00
6 (7) 44 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Essaka (IRE) 9
2 9-5 M R Channon M Dwyer 14/115.00
7 (8) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Flaming Spear (IRE)
2 9-5 K A Ryan R L Moore 11/102.10
9 (4) Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, dark blue star Moonlightnavigator (USA)
2 9-5 J J Quinn P Makin 17/29.50
10 (6) 2 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Polarisation 12
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 7/18.00
11 (9) 03 Mauve, white braces, striped cap Lady Gemini 17
2 9-0 J Hughes D Allan 14/115.00
12 (10) Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Milady Eileen (IRE)
2 9-0 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 16/117.00
13 (12) 44 Emerald green, royal blue star, hooped sleeves Snoway 10
2 9-0 T Coyle T P Queally 66/167.00
Non runners
8 (1)222Mattmu29-5T D EasterbyD Allan

Verdict

Kevin Ryan introduced The Grey Gatsby in this race last season and he saddles another likely type in FLAMING SPEAR. Sold for £260,000 at the Doncaster sales, he is out of a dam that was a winner on her racecourse debut. Mattmu has already had three starts and wasn't far away on a recent visit to Carlisle. Richard Fahey saddles an unprecedented four in the race and all appear to be long-term prospects. Polarisation was an expensive failure when failing to act upon the Fibresand at Southwell and given the vagaries of that surface, Mark Johnston's colt can be forgiven for that apparent below-par performance. We haven't seen too many Godolphin juveniles as yet so the market will give us plenty of idea as to where Best Example sits in the pecking order.