European Breeders' Fund Median Auction Maiden Stakes 5f 216y

  • (2yo, 5f 216y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,979 2nd £886 3rd £443 4th £221
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 15.14s
  • Off time: 18:02:48
Full result
Result 18:00 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Reachtothestars 10/1
2nd 1 Apollo D'negro 5/2
3rd 3 Cristaliyev nk 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 34
Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Apollo D'negro (IRE) 15
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 34
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 C G Cox L Morris 5/2
3 (4) 426
Black, pink chevron, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Cristaliyev 31
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:S J Craine
  • Form: 426
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 J R Boyle S J Craine 72 8/1
5 (6)
Grey Missile Command (IRE)
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 W J Haggas Liam Jones 11/8f
6 (3) 8640
Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Reachtothestars (USA) 13
  • T:M Dods
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 8640
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3t1
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 t1 M Dods P Makin 67 10/1
7 (7) 768669
Red, Black star, White and Black hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star Suave Character 11
  • T:M Blanshard
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 768669
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 M Blanshard J-P Guillambert 46 100/1
8 (10) 7662
Royal Blue, White hoops and sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Vetvey (IRE) 9
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:A Elliott
  • Form: 7662
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 M Johnston A Elliott 66 9/2
9 (5)
Black, red stripe, white sleeves Boushra
  • T:S Kirk
  • J:P Dobbs
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 124 8-12 S Kirk P Dobbs 50/1
10 (2) 8
Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue diamonds, striped cap Escala 18
  • T:M D Squance
  • J:M Halford
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 124 8-12 M D Squance M Halford 100/1
11 (9) 85
Brown, beige hoop, beige sleeves, brown armlets, striped cap Melbury 15
  • T:P Howling
  • J:Kirsty Milczarek
  • Form: 85
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 124 8-12 P Howling Kirsty Milczarek 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (11) 04
Bertiewhittle 9
  • Nag Me
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:D Heslop
  • Form: 04
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 93 T D Barron D Heslop NR
4 (1)
Iceblast
  • Nag Me
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:David Simmonson
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 93 M W Easterby David Simmonson NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2009 12 Never The Waiter
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:L P Keniry
2 9-3 B J Meehan L P Keniry 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

There's very little to choose between Apollo D'Negro and VETVEY on a line through Expose but with the former already proven at this track Mark Johnston's runner gets the call. A switch to this surface brought about a big improvement in the selection and with this the only one of multiple original entries from the yard left in the signs are good. Apollo D'Negro has been progressive and was expected to go better last time so has to be given maximum respect. Cristaliyev sets the standard at the ratings but it's disappointing he couldn't build on a near miss at Folkestone so Vetvey gets the nod.

Formwatch

Bertiewhittle100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, outpaced when edged left 2f out, hung left and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to go 4th post, no impression, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Jade (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.

IceblastIceman colt out of Medici Princess.

Reachtothestars (USA)11-2 (9-4) Reared start, in rear, soon outpaced, beaten over 2f out, last of 11, 18l behind Reason To Believe (8-6) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.

Apollo D'negro (IRE)11-4fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch in mid-division, not much room 2f out, soon switched left, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Enthusing (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.

Cristaliyev9-2 (9-3) Chased leader, pushed along and every chance 2f out, stayed in 2nd until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Karam Albaari (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.

Missile Command (IRE)Majestic Missile colt out of Blusienka.

Melbury28-1 (8-11) Towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Camache Queen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Sep.

Escala150-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 18l behind Mama Lulu (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Sep.

Vetvey (IRE)22-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly when edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Expose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.

BoushraRedback filly out of Esdaraat.

Suave Character100-1 (7-12) Outpaced, 9th of 12, 8l behind Sugar Beet (9-5) at Folkestone 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.