Bob Parr's Happy 80th Median Auction Maiden Stakes 5f 11y
- (2yo, 5f 11y, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.95s
- Off time: 14:21:20
|1st||4 Secret Romance||11/4|
|2||131 9-5||E S Mcmahon||S M Levey||8/1|
Costa Filey 69
|2||131 9-5||E F Vaughan||L Morris||72||2/1|
|2||131 9-5||M L W Bell||William Twiston-Davies (3)||7/4f|
|2||126 9-0||Tom Dascombe||Stephen Craine||11/4|
||2||9-3||R Harris||Kieren Fox||6/1|
It could pay to stick with COSTA FILEY rather than guess at the ability of the newcomers. Ed Vaughan's charge was expected to do better at Sandown last time but his earlier second at Kempton was good enough form to land an ordinary maiden and he may come good in this. The betting is likely to provide the best clue to the chances of the debutants. Clumber Street is a half-brother to a 7f winner but both Wadi Alamardi and Secret Romance can count winners of 5f Listed races among their relatives.
Secret Romance Sakhee's Secret filly out of Our Little Secret.
Clumber Street Compton Place colt out of Tinnarinka.
Costa Filey 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away keen in rear, headway halfway, ridden and edged right entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Biography (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Wadi Alamardi Lucky Story colt out of Thicket.