York

  • 17:00 John Smith's Novice Median Auction Stakes 6f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.56s
  • Off time: 17:02:15
17:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oh Purple Reign (IRE) 4/5
2nd Abstemious 7/2
3rd No Mercy 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1222 Purple, white hoops, purple sleeves, white stars Oh Purple Reign (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-8 R Hannon Rossa Ryan 98 4/51.80
2 (4) Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Abstemious
2 9-2 K A Ryan J P Spencer 7/24.50
3 (1) Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Hello Baileys
2 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 15/28.50
4 (5) Light Blue and White (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Mews House
2 9-2 D H Brown P Mulrennan 25/126.00
5 (2) 34 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap No Mercy 40
2 9-2 K R Burke Ben Curtis 6/17.00
6 (8) 6 White, purple stars on sleeves Phoenix Approach (IRE) 21
2 9-2 T D Easterby D Allan 20/121.00
7 (6) Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Staxton Hill
2 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 10/111.00
8 (7) 50 Light Green, Yellow diamond, armlets and cap Wots The Wifi Code 21
2 9-2 T Coyle D Nolan 40/141.00

Verdict

Nottingham winner OH PURPLE REIGN just missed out at Chelmsford on his handicap debut. Rated 98 and returning to novice company, Richard Hannon’s colt can bring a frustrating run of placed efforts to an end despite carrying a penalty. No Mercy looks best of the others with racecourse experience but one of the newcomers may prove a bigger threat. Abstemious is a half-brother to a winning sprinter and Staxton Hill is related to three winners while Hello Baileys represents last year’s winning yard.