At The Races Sky 415 Maiden Auction Fillies' Stakes 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 0.14s
- Off time: 14:30:54
|1st||2 Rural Celebration||3/1|
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 8
|2||119 8-7||K Dalgleish||Jason Hart (3)||3/1|
Rural Celebration 81
|2||119 8-7||D O'Meara||Julie Burke (3)||70||3/1|
Simply Black (IRE) 31
|2||119 8-7||B Smart||P Mulrennan (ex1)||76||7/4f|
White Flag 132
|2||119 8-7||T D Easterby||Rachel Richardson (7)||33/1|
Emily Davison (IRE) 12
|2||116 8-4||D C Griffiths||A Mullen||63||16/1|
|2||116 8-4||G Moss||Philip Prince (5)||62||5/1|
||2||84||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||69||NR|
||2||8-4||M Brittain||S De Sousa||5/6|
This looks quite competitive with a number of the runners having already shown decent form in maidens. Simply Black has the highest official rating of those that have earned one but was a tad disappointing in a nursery at York last time. Margrets Gift, second over course and distance on her debut, didn't impress back over 5f at Beverley but Fredricka ran her best race so far at Newcastle last time and Rural Celebration may have found an extra furlong too far at Pontefract. BALTIC SPIRIT was beaten in a claimer at Thirsk but couldn't find any cover from a wide draw. She looks to be improving and could recoup losses in this granted luck in-running.
Margrets Gift 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Northern Water (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Rural Celebration 5-1 (8-8) With leader, led over 2f out, headed final furlong, weakened last 150 yards, 4th of 13, 12l behind Milly's Secret (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Fredricka 5-1 (9-2) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind She Can Jig (8-10) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Simply Black (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 3l behind Innocently (9-4) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 4-6fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Bountiful Forest (7-13) at Thirsk 5f 2yo clm (4) gd.
White Flag 25-1 (8-6) Outpaced and green in rear, headway on far rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind Vine de Nada (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Emily Davison (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Online Alexander (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) gf.