Felcourt Median Auction Maiden Stakes 1m 2f
- (3-4yo, 1m 2f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,420 2nd £715 3rd £357
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 6.81s
- Off time: 13:55:00
|1st||1 Big Orange||8/11f|
|2nd||7 Royal Warranty||1½||5/1|
Big Orange 20
|3||123 8-11||M L W Bell||T P Queally||83||8/11f|
Drifter (IRE) 26
|3||123 8-11 h||Tom Dascombe||Stephen Craine||16/1|
Invasor Luck (USA) 20
|3||123 8-11||J R Fanshawe||F Tylicki||7/2|
Lochalsh (IRE) 204
|3||123 8-11||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||25/1|
|3||123 8-11||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||100/1|
Royal Warranty 141
|3||118 8-6||A M Balding||David Probert||5/1|
|3||118 8-6||S Dow||M Barzalona||50/1|
||3||811||R Mills||M Dwyer||NR|
||3||8-8||B J Meehan||P Hanagan||9/4|
An official mark of 83 suggest BIG ORANGE is the one to beat after finding only the odds-on shot Romsdal too good at Kempton on his comeback. But it may not be that straightforward a task for Michael Bell's charge despite finishing ahead of the re-opposing Invasor Luck last time given the latter had ran much better on his debut here back in October. Rydan can also be given a chance on his fourth in what looked a better maiden race at Windsor earlier in the month. Royal Warranty made the frame over a mile here on her debut and makes most appeal of the rest.
Rydan (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Cannock Chase (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Big Orange 10-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Romsdal (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Royal Warranty 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Poker Gold (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Invasor Luck (USA) 11-2 (8-8) Led early, settled into rear division, kept on final furlong, went 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Romsdal (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Sixties Love Sixties Icon filly out of Love Always.
Monsieur Chabal Avonbridge gelding out of Coup De Torchon.
Drifter (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Bolted to start, reared start and slowly away, pulled hard and headway to lead after 2f, clear 8f out, headed over 5f out, eased 3f out, virtually pulled up, last of 7, well behind Galizzi (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Lochalsh (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along in last pair, struggling in rear halfway, never a factor, 11th of 12, 18l behind Master Dancer (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.