19:30 Folkestone

Folkestone-racecourse.co.uk Maiden Auction Stakes (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,400 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.96s
  • Off Time: 19:31:10
  • 13 Ran
Silk - Red, White cross belts, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form 322486
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

held up mid-division, ridden halfway, soon no impression

Silk - Pink, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, not pace to challenge

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

slowly away, always behind

Silk - Pink, Black stars, hooped sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 343
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 74

led until over 1f out, no extra final furlong

Silk - White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

mid-division, ridden halfway, soon weakened

Silk - Dark Blue, Pink hoops, armlets and cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

tracked leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on well

Silk - White, Dark Blue braces, halved sleeves and striped cap


  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

slowly into stride, held up, never on terms

Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 65
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

held up mid-division, headway and slight stumble over 1f out, never able to challenge

Silk - Black and Red diabolo, hooped sleeves, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

always behind

Silk - royal blue, royal blue and dark blue striped sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

mid-division, headway over 2f out, slightly slipped over 1f out, soon weakened

Silk - Black, Maroon sleeves and hoop on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6

chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened

Silk - White and Black (halved horizontally), check cap, Yellow sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4

slowly into stride, always behind

Silk - Red, Black spots, Red sleeves, Black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4

chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace

  • Form 03
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11


In depth


Our Acquaintance probably brings the best form to the table and he gets the nod ahead of the exposed Maybe I Wont and potential improvers Good Gorson and Flashy Photon. William Muir has his horses in decent form and his Bahamian Bounty colt has shaped with plenty of promise on all three starts to date. Whilst it is disappointing that he has let down favourite backers twice in succession, there appears to be more to come and possibly if adopting slightly less aggressive tactics, a win could be imminent. Maiden Miss is another who let down supporters when last seen but it may be too early to write her off, whilst Zarees and Flashy Photon both made their debuts in decent maidens and should have learnt from the experience as neither was given a hard time when beaten. Hucking Hero was third last time out but may prove more of a danger to the commentator than the judge, so of more interest may be Good Gorson. Well-fancied in a fair maiden at Newbury, Barry Hills' charge should be all the better for that run and rates a danger. The betting will help regarding the newcomers, however Our Acquaintance is fancied to score.


Maybe I Wont 8-1 (8-10) Held up and took keen hold, headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind High Days (8-8) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp (4) pol.

Good Gorsoon (USA) 5-2fav (9-0) Started slowly, keen early, in touch, effort 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra, weakened, lost 3 places inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind River Proud (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.

Grand Cuvee Efisio colt out of a lightly-raced mare.

Our Acquaintance 11-10fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Mac Dalia (8-6) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc (6) gs in Jul.

Landed Gent (IRE) Kyllachy colt out of a moderate racemare.

Flashy Photon 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 17, 11l behind Francesca d'Gorgio (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn auc (4) gf in Jul.

Zarees 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened halfway, 7th of 9, 12l behind Oasis Wind (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.

Maiden Miss (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders early, ran green and lost position after 2f, pushed along halfway, hung left approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 8l behind Fly Kiss (9-0) at Brighton 7f 2yo fll mdn aut (5) frm.

Racey Rachel (IRE) Marju filly out of a moderate racemare.

Sweet Dane (IRE) Danetime filly, half-sister to several winners from 5f-1m1f.

The Hoofer (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Very slowly into stride, always tailed off, last of 10, 23l behind The Name Is Frank (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.

Lady Cobra Golden Snake filly, half-sister to several winners at a mile.

The Willowy Wigeon Josr Algarhoud filly out of The Dark Eider.

Hucking Hero (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Awkward start, soon in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left and chased leaders, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Rosy Alexander (8-7) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) gf in Jul.