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14:15 Brighton

Racing'S Big Day Out For The Nspcc Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class E) (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 213y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 9.52s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
11/8

    1(6)
    Silk - Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap

    Cusoon

    12
    11/8
    • Form 3
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    switched to inside soon after start, in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon clear

    2(1)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves
    • Form 3400
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    with leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    3(3)
    Silk - Maroon and White check, White cap
    • Form 524
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    bumped start, with leaders, ridden and every chance approaching final furlong, weakening when hung left closing stages

    4(2)
    Silk - Yellow and Brown stripes, hooped sleeves
    • Form 05
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    narrow leader, ridden when headed over 3f out, weakened

    5(5)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow disc, striped sleeves and cap
    13/8
    • Form 22
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-9

    in touch, effort over 2f out, hung left and reluctant to run on

    6(4)
    Silk - Beige, Dark Green hoops
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-9

    went left start, keen hold and soon outpaced

    In depth

    Verdict

    Gary Moore's Cusoon showed plenty of promise on his debut over Sandown's stiff five furlongs last month and should appreciate today's longer trip but that race did not look to be particularly strong by the track's standards and preference is for Connotation, who is preferred to Mulberry Lad. The last mentioned has shown signs of ability in all three starts so far without threatening to trouble the judge and more solid claims are held by Connotation. Paul d'Arcy's filly stepped up on her debut effort at Brighton when finding just Russian Rocket half-a-length too good for her at Lingfield recently and a reproduction of that form over today's furlong longer trip should suffice. Worth A Grand showed improved form last time but needs to step up again to take a hand here, while Makes Perfect was well beaten first time out and is hard to recommend. Majestical looks to have gone backward and is difficult to recommend in a race that is taken to go to Connotation.