Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Maiden Auction Stakes 5f 161y
- (2yo, 5f 161y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.58s
- Off time: 14:03:05
Benoordenhout (IRE) 20
|2||121 8-9||J G Portman||J P Fahy||66/1|
Castagna Girl 40
|2||120 8-8||D J Coakley||S W Kelly||5/1|
Gower Princess 21
|2||118 8-6||R Harris||Philip Prince (5)||33/1|
|2||116 8-4||H Candy||Catherine Gannon||1/6f|
||2||8-13||Mrs L Stubbs||G Lee||9/2|
Chepstow fourth Castagna Girl is improving with experience but SHILLA will surely make it third-time lucky here in receipt of 4lb as she was only beaten a short-head over 5f at Leicester last time having filled the runner's-up spot behind the useful Autumn Sunrise over 6f at Windsor on debut. Gower Princess is preferred to the moderate Benoordenhout of the others.
Shilla 11-10fav (8-4) Disputed lead until led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Kanz (8-8) at Leicester 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug.
Castagna Girl 9-4 (8-4) Chased leader, carried left over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Threetimesalady (8-6) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Gower Princess 66-1 (9-0) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Valen (8-11) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Aug.
Benoordenhout (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, hampered on rail entering final 2f, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 13l behind Starlight Serenade (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.