32Red.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes 1m 141y
- (3yo, 1m 141y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 51.47s
- Off time: 19:41:24
|3||131 9-5||G Moss||A Kirby||71||10/11f|
|3||131 9-5||Tom Dascombe||Stephen Craine||9/4|
Solo Hunter 152
|3||131 9-5||P D Evans||D J Bates (3)||69||9/2|
Honiton Lace 22
|3||126 9-0||C Hills||J Fanning||62||8/1|
||3||95||M L W Bell||Non Runner||NR|
Two No Bids (IRE)
||3||9-5||P S McEntee||A Kirby||15/2|
There's little between Arrowzone and Solo Hunter on official handicap marks. Both are preferred to Honiton Lace but still look pretty exposed and BIG ORANGE could prove best of these. He wasn't beaten far when sixth in a Newmarket maiden in October and Michael Bell's charge faces an easier task on his return to action. Drifter is a half-brother to three winners and won't have to be anything special to get involved on his racecourse debut.
Big Orange 12-1 (9-5) Held up, headway to go prominent over 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Moontime (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Arrowzone 16-1 (8-3) Slow into stride towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 22l behind Roachdale House (9-6) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Drifter (IRE) Footstepsinthesand gelding out of Bright Bank.
Solo Hunter 3-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tullia (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Honiton Lace 8-1 (8-0) Keen close up on outer, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Zamra (8-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.