• 16:50 Download The Free Racing Plus App Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.50s
  • Off time: 16:50:18
16:50 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soviet Rock (IRE) 9/2
2nd Esteaming 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 92 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Esteaming 11
2 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley 3/14.00
3 (5) 2 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Thug (FR) 27
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 3/14.00
4 (4) 4 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Hawk High (IRE) 13
2 9-3 T D Easterby D Fentiman 14/115.00
5 (8) Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Kuantan One (IRE)
2 9-3 P F I Cole J P Spencer 10/111.00
8 (3) 85 Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves Soviet Rock (IRE) 15
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 9/25.50
9 (9) 0 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Tuscan Fun 29
2 9-3 R Varian N Callan 11/26.50
11 (1) Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Heroine Required (FR)
2 8-12 W J Haggas K Fallon 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (6)Flying Giant (IRE)29-3J HughesD Tudhope
6 (7)Llaregyb (IRE)29-3D R C ElsworthT P Queally
7 (12)9Seamless29-3C HillsMichael Hills
10 (11)Dame Nellie Melba28-12M JohnstonF Norton
12 (10)Zeva28-12D M SimcockAdam Beschizza


Gabrial The Thug finished second to stablemate Gabrial's Kaka at Chester on his debut and Esteaming stayed on for the runners-spot over a longer trip at Bath last month. Both could figure but the vote goes to SOVIET ROCK. He improved to finish fifth in a decent maiden at Newmarket last time when Seamless finished ninth. Newcomers to keep an eye on include Dame Nellie Melba, a half-sister to the smart Gateman and Zeva, a 180,000gns filly related to a Group 3 winner. But Kuantan One may come out best of the debutants as he's a brother to last year's Group 1 Phoenix Stakes winner La Collina.