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

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.05s
  • Off time: 16:05:18
16:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 11/4
2nd Brazos (IRE) 4/1
3rd Ventura Quest (USA) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 42 Emerald Green, White star, Yellow sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star Ahoy There (IRE) 23
2 9-5 T P Tate M Fenton 16/117.00
2 (1) 2 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Bahamian C 28
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 5/23.50
3 (9) 2 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Brazos (IRE) 8
2 9-5 C E Brittain B Doyle 4/15.00
4 (4) 7 Light blue, white and light blue halved sleeves Casper Lee (IRE) 16
2 9-5 N Tinkler P Mulrennan 25/126.00
5 (7) 96 Emerald green, grey spots Network Perfection 30
2 9-5 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (7) 50/151.00
6 (5) Orange, Dark Blue armlets Royal Banker
2 9-5 Jedd O'Keeffe S De Sousa 10/111.00
7 (3) 62 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Song of Rowland (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 12/113.00
8 (8) Light Green and Dark Green diamonds The Grey Gatsby (IRE)
2 9-5 K A Ryan G Lee 11/43.75
9 (2) Black, pink spots, armlets and spots on cap The Grumpy Gnome (IRE)
2 9-5 R A Fahey P Mathers 8/19.00
10 (6) LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Ventura Quest (USA)
2 9-5 R A Fahey D Nolan 20/121.00


BRAZOS made a pleasing debut for the Clive Brittain team when a close second, although always held, by the more experienced previous winner, Fair Ranger, at Warwick. He had another previous winner back in third spot and showed a decent attitude before just succumbing to the Hannon charge and can go one better here. Bahamian C is obviously a leading contender after a really promising debut at this venue behind stablemate Rufford. He was apparently unfancied that day but it was a strong effort and he has to be on anyone's shortlist. Money for any of the newcomers would put a different complexion on matters, with The Grey Gatsby and The Grumpy Gnome making most appeal on paper.