I Love Betdaq Maiden Auction Stakes 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 0.54s
- Off time: 13:00:32
|1st||5 Wicked Wench||4/5f|
|2||125 8-13||D Nicholls||Billy Cray (3)||68||6/4|
Beechey's Beauty 95
|2||123 8-11 be||P S McEntee||L Mayor (7)||60||11/1|
|2||121 8-9||R C Guest||R Fitzpatrick||40/1|
Wicked Wench 16
|2||116 8-4||J Hughes||J Fanning||4/5f|
||2||84||A Berry||A Mullen||45||NR|
||2||8-9||J R Jenkins||P Mulrennan||1/1|
Never In is very modest while newcomer Ambitious Icarus will surely find this trip too sharp. Wicked Wench ran well when runner-up to Quite A Thing over 6f here last month but the drop to 5f looks a bit of a gamble and, on a line through Scrooby Doo, Jo Hughes' filly is likely to find BENGALINE too strong. He was only headed close home over 6f here in August and was biting off more than he could chew at York last time. Beechey's Beauty showed promise on turf in the summer but has lost his way a little lately and is now tried in blinkers.
Never In (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace final furlong, lost 4th near finish, 5th of 6, 8l behind Mistress Of Rome (8-6) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Sep.
Wicked Wench 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out, ridden to lead insisde final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Quite A Thing (9-2) at Southwell 6f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Bengaline 28-1 (9-3) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 12, 13l behind Pearl Secret (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Ambitious Icarus Striking Ambition gelding out of Nesting Box.
Beechey's Beauty 11-2 (8-12) Dwelt, chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 7l behind Our Boy Jack (8-11) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.