Ladbrokes Median Auction Maiden Stakes 1m
- (4-6yo, 1m, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 45.48s
- Off time: 14:48:39
|1st||2 Roger Thorpe||7/2|
|2nd||1 Flying Giant||3¼||6/1|
Flying Giant (IRE) 104
|4||131 9-5||J Hughes||Liam Jones||6/1|
Roger Thorpe 20
|5||131 9-5||Mrs D Sanderson||Jack Duern (5)||61||7/2|
|4||126 9-0||K R Burke||Rob J Fitzpatrick (7)||6/1|
Lady Of The Vine (USA) 448
|4||126 9-0||A M Balding||L P Keniry||7/2|
Primary Route (IRE) 131
|4||126 9-0||T D Barron||B A Curtis||57||2/1f|
The Bay Tigress 27
|4||126 9-0||J Hughes||Harry Burns (7)||45||14/1|
Roger Thorpe finished second here back in August and though he never looked like catching the winner on that occasion, he should figure again in this. Primary Route's best effort so far was a debut second at Redcar, but Lady Of The Vine has been off the track for over a year and her stable hasn't had a winner at Southwell for some time now. DARING PURSUIT wouldn't need to be out of the ordinary to land this on her debut and given her half-sister Daring Affair won on the Fibresand, Karl Burke's filly gets the nod.
Roger Thorpe 16-1 (8-11) Slowly away soon recovered to track leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 17l behind Pravda Street (9-8) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Flying Giant (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent early, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 14l behind Dawn Calling (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Primary Route (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 14l behind Woodstock (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Daring Pursuit Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Daring Destiny.
The Bay Tigress 14-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along 7f out and again 4f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 25l behind Summer School (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lady Of The Vine (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Gallena (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct '12.