Aurora Fireworks Median Auction Maiden Stakes 1m 2f

  • (3-4yo, 1m 2f, Class 6, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 5.34s
  • Off time: 15:26:44
Full result
Result 15:20 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Arbaah 9/4f
2nd 7 Playbill hd 3/1
3rd 9 Velvetina ½ 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 98-
White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Al Zein 220
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:K T O'Neill
  • Form: 98-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 25/1
2 (7) 0
YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Fitzwilly 12
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 M R Channon Charles Bishop (5) 33/1
3 (6)
LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Money Talks
  • T:M Madgwick
  • J:Simon Pearce
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 M Madgwick Simon Pearce (3) 66/1
4 (9) 4332
White, Emerald Green hoop Punditry 17
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 4332
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13b
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 b J H M Gosden William Buick 72 5/2
5 (2) 7-5
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Arbaah (USA) 13
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 7-5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 B J Meehan P Hanagan 9/4f
6 (3)
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Optical
  • T:Sir H R A Cecil
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 7/1
7 (5) 6-
Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Playbill 220
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 3/1
8 (1) 0
Red, red and white check sleeves Sakhee's Alround 14
  • T:K F Clutterbuck
  • J:S Hitchcott
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 K F Clutterbuck S Hitchcott 66/1
9 (8) 6-
Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Velvetina (IRE) 301
  • T:H J L Dunlop
  • J:T E Durcan
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 H J L Dunlop T E Durcan 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Hefner (IRE)
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
3 8-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Punditry is making hard work of losing his maiden tag and it could pay to look elsewhere. Arbaah is less exposed and finished a creditable fifth on her comeback. She makes more appeal than Velvetina, who hasn't raced since July, but Optical is worth a second glance in the betting on her racecourse debut. PLAYBILL was unfancied on her debut over 7f at Kempton in September and she finished a modest sixth. But her dam's side is packed with stamina and a much improved effort from Sir Michael Stoute's filly is expected today.

Formwatch

Arbaah (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 16, 3l behind Banoffee (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.

Playbill 14-1 (9-0) Switched right after start, held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 2f out, some late moderate headway, 6th of 12, 7l behind Intiba (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.

Velvetina (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly away, green in rear, headway when very green and not much room entering final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, may do better, 6th of 10, 9l behind Ollie Olga (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gs in Jul.

Optical Observatory filly out of Blueberry.

Punditry 3-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Nearly Caught (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.

Al Zein 15-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind George Cinq (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.

Money Talks Motivator gelding out of Movie Mogul.

Sakhee's Alround 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, raced stand side group from over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 13th of 15, 19l behind Perfect Haven (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.

Fitzwilly 33-1 (9-5) Ridden and struggling 3f out, always towards rear, 11th of 16, 19l behind Cape Peron (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.