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14:00 Folkestone

Good Luck In Tampa Paul Osborne Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Str) (Class 6)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,200 added
  • Winner: £2,181
  • 2nd: £644
  • 3rd: £322
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 26.35s
  • Off Time: 14:00:37
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
15/2

    1(1)
    Silk - Purple, Red star, Red cap
    15/2
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3

    soon led on rail and always going well, clear halfway, ran on, always holding on

    2(4)
    Silk - Orange, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets, white cap
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3

    tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, driven 2f out, kept on under pressure towards finish, always held

    3(3)
    Silk - Yellow and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue stars and cap
    • Form 56
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3

    chased winner until reminder halfway, ridden and beaten final 2f

    5(2)
    Silk - Red, grey disc, hooped cap
    20/1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    steadied start, held up last, outpaced final 2f

    4(5)
    NR
    • Form 6
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    STIFF UPPER LIP never got into the race at Epsom last time but his debut fifth at Salisbury is the best piece of form on offer. The Hannon colt gets the nod to open his account here with Richard Hughes on board for the first time. Neither Master Ming nor Velvetina threatened on their respective debuts at Sandown and Newbury but both should finish closer in this company with preference for the former. It's harder to fancy either Complexity or Xerxes, however, and they may be best watched for now.

    Formwatch

    Complexity 9-2 (9-3) Green in early stages and towards rear, some headway halfway, no impression when ran green and hung left 2f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Rafale (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jul.

    Master Ming (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Always behind, 12th of 15, 9l behind Kerbaaj (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.

    Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Always behind, never a factor, 6th of 8, 12l behind Whipper's Boy (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.

    Xerxes (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 34l behind King Dragon (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.

    Velvetina (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly away, green in rear, headway when very green and not much room entering final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, may do better, 6th of 10, 9l behind Ollie Olga (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gs in Jul.