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13:50 Warwick

Warwickracecourse.co.uk Maiden Auction Stakes (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 26y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.11s
  • Off Time: 13:53:57
  • 11 Ran
2(4)
Silk - WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 56
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

close up, quickened to lead over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, easily

3(6)
Silk - Black, Red stripe and armlets
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

mid-division, ridden 3f out, no headway, weakened 2f out

4(1)
Silk - Orange, White halved sleeves
16/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish

5(10)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green star, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Pink cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 56
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

prominent until weakened well over 1f out

6(7)
Silk - Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

led, headed narrowly 3f out, still every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

7(9)
Silk - Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 7222
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 81

tracked leaders on outside, came wide straight to stands rail, disputed lead 2f out, every chance, soon headed, one pace final furlong, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd

8(8)
Silk - White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

steadied start, held up, always in rear

9(11)
Silk - Pink, large purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap
33/1
  • Form 877
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 53

prominent, ridden over 2f out, not quicken 2f out, soon one pace

10(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 007
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

pressed leader on inside, led 3f out, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong

11(12)
Silk - Royal blue, red sleeves, dark blue cap
50/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

mid-division, ridden and outpaced 2f out, never dangerous

13(13)
Silk - Grey and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

went right start, in rear, late headway from 2f out, never a factor

12(5)
NR
66/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

Withdrawn

1(3)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Hay Fever's form can't be sniffed at but he's not ideally drawn and Eve Johnson-Houghton hasn't had a winner since May. Captain Imperial can land the spoils, perhaps from Kings Troop. The selection is a rare runner here for Tom Tate but the Tadcaster trainer's only other juvenile runner here in the last five years won and that record can be maintained this afternoon. As a son of Captain Rio, soft ground will hold no fears for him and he shaped with plenty of promise on his debut over six furlongs at Newcastle last time. He has plenty of speed in his pedigree but appeared to get outpaced last time and should have no problem seeing out a seventh furlong on this sharp track and he makes a good bit of appeal. Hay Fever has had a few attempts to get off the mark and cannot be recommended given his trainer's run of form and of more interest is Kings Troop. He wasn't beaten too far in a fair maiden at Nottingham last time and looks to be heading the right way but he qualifies for nurseries after this run and may be more at home in that sphere. It's not very easy to get excited about the achievements of the remainder and two of the newcomers are of more interest. The Millman juveniles are beginning to get going but Sherman McCoy is drawn wide and not an obvious type and a bigger threat may be Admiral Sandhoe. Experience is so often crucial though and Captain Imperial can put his to good use in the opener.