Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:50 Lockton Insurance Brokers Median Auction Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.43s
  • Off time: 14:52:12
14:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hoof It 3/1
2nd Blue Avon 33/1
3rd Benny The Bear 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Red, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Benny The Bear
Nag me
2 9-3 James Moffatt R Ffrench 20/121.00
4 (7) 9 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Fireflash (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs A Duffield S De Sousa 5/16.00
5 (3) 04 White, pink epaulets, white and light green diabolo on sleeves, pink cap French Seventyfive 39
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Walford D Fentiman 8/19.00
6 (1) Yellow, Black triple diamond and armlets Golden Emperor (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 G A Swinbank P McDonald 18/119.00
7 (5) 44 Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars Hoof It 12
Nag me
2 9-3 M W Easterby D Allan 3/14.00
9 (8) 5 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Lucky Traveller 42
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Easterby A Munro 14/115.00
10 (10) 60 Light Green and White (quartered), Light Green sleeves Blue Avon 12
Nag me
2 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 33/134.00
11 (4) Red, Orange seams and cap Empressofboogie
Nag me
2 8-12 M Dods P Makin 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (11)4Burgau Royal29-3M R ChannonA Culhane
3 (2)Cape Kimberley29-3J G GivenR Hills
8 (9)House Of Rules29-3Miss J A CamachoNeil Brown

Verdict

With little form to go on, this race comes with the caveat of check the market for any that are being backed or swerved, but we'll tentatively offer our backing to BURGAU ROYAL in preference to Hoof It and Lucky Traveller. Mick Channon's two year olds tend to improve from their debut, and Burgau Royal ran a decent race last week when fourth in a better maiden than this at Windsor. The draw may be against him, but we don't know how much there is here to beat. Hoof It had a couple of months absence between first and second runs, and showed big improvement. Further progress could see him lose his maiden tag, and it may be significant he's dropped in class and trip. Tim Easterby's two year olds are going well, and Lucky Traveller should be all the better for a very green running debut. Of the newcomers, Alan Swinbank's Golden Emperor could be interesting. A modest purchase, with a good draw, breeding suggests he may want further in time. The market can give us more clues, with nearly half of these making their debut, but we'll side with Burgau Royal.