Moughton Engineering Median Auction Maiden Stakes 6f 3y
- (3-5yo, 6f 3y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 15.99s
- Off time: 14:12:31
|2nd||9 Serata Di Gala||2||3/1|
Jalusive (IRE) 32
|5||138 9-12||Mrs C A Dunnett||Shelley Birkett (5)||44||66/1|
|3||129 9-3 h||P S McEntee||Danny Brock (5)||50/1|
Happy Jack (IRE) 31
|3||129 9-3||M Wigham||T P Queally||16/1|
|3||129 9-3||Dr J D Scargill||Robert Tart (3)||16/1|
Smart Life 123
|3||129 9-3 b1||R Eddery||J Quinn||12/1|
|3||129 9-3 h||A M Balding||L P Keniry||9/2|
Johara (IRE) 222
|3||124 8-12||C F Wall||T E Durcan||69||5/4f|
|3||124 8-12||Martin Smith||N Mackay||33/1|
Serata Di Gala (FR) 6
|3||124 8-12||M Botti||M M Monaghan (5)||70||3/1|
||3||8-12||C F Wall||T E Durcan||9/4|
VECHEKA's ability to handle soft going on his debut has to be taken on trust. But his half-brother and Group 1 winning sprinter Wizz Kid was at his best in testing ground and Andrew Balding's newcomer has little to beat in this. Johara was a well beaten fourth in similar ground at Goodwood in October while Serata Di Gala finished second over 7f on the Polytrack last month. Jalusive drops back from a mile but is rated only 44 and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Johara (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway when not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 10l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Serata Di Gala (FR) 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon lost place, 5th of 9, 6l behind Ella's Delight (9-7) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd.
Vecheka (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Lidanski.
Smart Life 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, behind, soon struggling, tailed off over 3f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Nick The Odds (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan, 8 ran.
Scafell Pike Bertolini colt out of Torver.
Happy Jack (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders over 3f, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 18l behind Golden Steps (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Khelfan 28-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 5, 19l behind For Ayman (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Jalusive (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 29l behind Abseil (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Gentlemen 100-1 (9-1) Fractious in preliminaries, refused to race and took no part, in a race won by Royal Seal (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f mdn stks (5) gf, 15 ran.