Betdaq - The Sports Betting Exchange Median Auction Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3-5yo, 6f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 13.38s
- Off time: 18:20:43
|1st||2 Pool House||4/9f|
|4||135 9-9||R Harris||Liam Jones||50||50/1|
Pool House 75
|3||124 8-12||A M Balding||David Probert||76||4/9f|
Taquka (IRE) 198
|3||124 8-12||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||76||5/2|
|3||119 8-7||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||20/1|
|3||119 8-7||C Hills||J Fanning||59||33/1|
Why Not Now 29
|3||119 8-7||R Charlton||Joey Haynes (5)||25/1|
||3||812||A J McCabe||T P Queally||NR|
Sand Boy (IRE)
||3||8-12||C Hills||R Winston||8/13|
Ishisoba has had plenty of chances and doesn't make much appeal. Harboured has a speedy pedigree and is preferred to fellow newcomer Red Primo, while Taquka was placed in all four starts over 5f last year but hasn't raced since July. POOL HOUSE shares the same official rating as the latter but has the more recent form with a second at Lingfield in November. Andrew Balding's colt gets the nod with an earlier second over course and distance further boosting confidence in his chances.
Red Primo (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Testa Unica.
Pool House 4-5fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd approaching final 3f, ridden and no impression over 1f out, closed steadily towards finish, always held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Pushkin Museum (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Taquka (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) With winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Speed The Plough (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Why Not Now 8-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, prominent, hung right on bend 2f out, weakened quickly entering final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Perfect Persuasion (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Katja 25-1 (8-4) In touch on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 10, 16l behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Harboured (USA) Rockport Harbor filly out of Gulch Girl.
Ishisoba 7-1 (9-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Guishan (9-10) at Southwell 6f mdn fll (5) fbs.