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14:05 Hamilton Park

Knockhill Racing Circuit Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class E) (A Qualifier For The Hamilton Park 2-Y-O Series Final) (Class E)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 5y
  • Going: Good to Soft
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.85s
  • 11 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Dark Green, Orange star, Dark Green sleeves, Orange stars, Dark Green cap, Orange star
80/1
  • Form 06
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f

2(5)
Silk - Royal Blue and Grey diabolo, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Grey quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 00
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

towards rear, soon outpaced and never on terms

3(10)
Silk - Light Green, Brown seams, Light Green sleeves and cap
  • Form 05
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression

4(11)
Silk - Dark Green and Red check, Dark Green sleeves, Pink cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra

5(4)
Silk - Khaki
13/8
  • Form 532
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, drew clear final furlong

6(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green stripe, Emerald Green cap
20/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out to chase leaders, weakened final 2f

7(1)
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon seams, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

behind, soon outpaced, never dangerous

8(3)
Silk - Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap
  • Form 0554
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

in touch, ridden 3f out, soon one pace

9(8)
Silk - White, emerald green stars, emerald green and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, emerald green star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression

10(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PURPLE armlets
25/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish

11(7)
Silk - Light Blue, Purple Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap
14/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Unless any of the newcomers prove to be out of the ordinary this should go to Merchant, who is preferred to Rainbow Iris and Profit's Reality. The selection has easily the best form of those to have raced, having confirmed the promise of his third at Doncaster when chasing home Toby's Dream at Carlisle recently. A reproduction of that form should suffice for the son of Tagula. Rainbow Iris showed promise on her Beverley debut and has to be respected along with the more experienced Profit's Reality. Pat Haslam's Kerry's Blade ran better at Haydock last time than on his debut but may not be appreciative of the cut in the ground. Neither of the newcomers, David Barron's American bred Lord Mayfair nor the Geraldine Rees-trained Owed, make much appeal on the ground first time out and, in a weak opener, Merchant should be too strong for his opponents.