Hemingway Maiden Auction Stakes 7f 2y
- (2yo, 7f 2y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.05s
- Off time: 14:01:01
|1st||1 Master Of Finance||5/1|
|3rd||5 Shepherd Gate||3¼||25/1|
Master Of Finance (IRE) 22
|2||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||5/1|
|2||127 9-1||R A Fahey||J Quinn||16/1|
Lincoln (IRE) 20
|2||126 9-0||M R Channon||S Hitchcott||76||3/1|
|2||126 9-0||J D Bethell||G Lee||8/1|
Shepherd Gate (USA) 8
|2||125 8-13 b||J S Moore||Joey Haynes (7)||74||25/1|
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 11
|2||124 8-12||T D Easterby||Daryl Byrne (5)||74||14/1|
El Beau (IRE) 11
|2||122 8-10||J J Quinn||M O'connell||73||12/1|
Princess Rose 14
|2||122 8-10 p||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||75||11/4f|
Emerahldz (IRE) 21
|2||119 8-7||R A Fahey||Neil Farley (3)||40/1|
Gown (IRE) 51
|2||118 8-6||C Hills||David Probert||10/1|
||2||8-8||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||2/1|
A handful of these have already been allocated an official rating and are closely matched according to the handicapper. Princess Rose and Shepherd Gate are the most exposed and the likes of Kenny The Captain and El Beau, both second on their latest starts, may improve past them. Hamilton runner-up, Gown, hasn't been helped by a high draw and LINCOLN makes more appeal. Disappointing over the minimum trip last time having gone close over 6f at Ascot before that, today's step up in trip could prove the answer for Mick Channon's colt.
Master Of Finance (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced inside final furlong, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Il Paparazzi (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Lincoln (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Back Lane (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Shepherd Gate (USA) (8-9) 2nd of 9, 2l behind Talksalot (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd.
Wealth Invincible Spirit colt out of Whisp.
Penhill 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, faded final 100 yards, 6th of 12, 9l behind Xanthos (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Gown (IRE) 15-8 (8-6) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Mitchelton (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Princess Rose 22-1 (8-10) Raced centre chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd.
El Beau (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Braidley (9-5) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Ventura Quest (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Emerahldz (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 11l behind Xanthos (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.