BetVictor.com Maiden Auction Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 5, 3 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.24s
- Off time: 14:41:03
|1st||4 Sandra's Diamond||4/5f|
Missouri Spirit 10
|2||121 8-9||K A Ryan||G Lee||77||6/5|
Penny Pursuits 7
|2||116 8-4||A Berry||P Mathers||25/1|
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 10
|2||116 8-4||K Dalgleish||B McHugh||77||4/5f|
||2||89||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||NR|
Red Cobra (IRE)
||2||8-11||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||1/1|
After seconds at Musselburgh and Newcastle, SANDRA'S DIAMOND was pitched into Grade 3 company over course and distance last time. Unsurprisingly, she came up short but wasn't far behind some talented fillies and it is difficult to oppose in this. Keith Dalglish also runs Vosne Romanee but he's shown little so far and the danger is likely to be Missouri Spirit, though he's already finished behind the selection this year. Penny Pursuits is likely to do better in handicaps.
Vosne Romanee 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) With leader, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 7l behind Coral Mist (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep.
Missouri Spirit 2-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind State Anthem (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Penny Pursuits 25-1 (8-5) Outpaced in rear, always behind, last of 7, 20l behind Stellarta (8-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.