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14:25 Thirsk

Happy Birthday Marc Findlay And Tom Sloans Maiden Auction Stakes (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,500 added
  • Winner: £4,205
  • 2nd: £1,251
  • 3rd: £625
  • 4th: £313
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.73s
  • Off Time: 14:26:51
  • 11 Ran
2(6)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow hoops, halved sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

went right start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon shaken up, outpaced by leaders from over 1f out

3(3)
Silk - Emerald green and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 22334
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 73

prominent, took keen hold, switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

4(9)
Silk - Royal Blue, Black sleeves, White cap, Blue hoop
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

dwelt, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and outpaced by leaders from over 1f out, one pace

5(10)
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, DARK GREEN triple diamond and diamond on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

slowly into stride, tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 3f out, weakened 2f out

6(11)
Silk - White, Dark Blue hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 95
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

always in rear

7(12)
Silk - Black, Red stars, halved sleeves and star on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, switched left and effort soon after, no impression from over 1f out

8(5)
Silk - Maroon, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 630325
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 69

led, soon crossed over to stands side rail, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9(7)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never in contention

10(1)
Silk - White, Emerald Green diamond and armlets, quartered cap
8/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

prominent, led well over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, soon headed, unable to quicken

11(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 83
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4

mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out

12(2)
Silk - Maroon and white diamonds, white sleeves, light green diamonds
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and hung and led insde final furlong, ran on

1(8)
NR
  • Form 60
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Half A Billion and Just Like Heaven have been showing up in similar grade and though both should go well they look vulnerable. It's difficult to know what to make of William Haggas' newcomer Pacific Trader but Taro Tywood ran fast for a long way on her debut over 7f here and should be in the shake-up. Holy Angel was in need of his debut run at Redcar and with Tim Easterby still firing in the winners he's on the short-list but a chance is taken with the newcomer GULF STORM, who is related to several winners including the prolific Golden Dixie.

Formwatch

Gulf Storm (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Beyrouth.

Half A Billion (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Son Du Silence (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.

Holy Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon outpaced and detached in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 14, 9l behind Deepsand (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.

Ottavino (IRE) Piccolo gelding out of Indian's Feather.

Point At Issue (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Deepsand (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.

Gibraltar Road Iffraaj colt out of Kerry's Dream.

Just Like Heaven (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Trumpet Voluntary (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.

Pacific Trader Haafhd colt out of Tiger Tango.

Diamond Belle 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some headway when edged right well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Free Verse (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.

Reine Du Froid (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Went right start, behind, outpaced over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, stayed on to go well beaten 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo clm (6) gd in Aug.

Taro Tywod (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway well over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Alabanda (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.

George Fenton 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Free Zone (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.