Newcastle

  • 15:30 Betfred/R.F.Henderson Ltd Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m 4f 93y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.56s
  • Off time: 15:31:00
15:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tweed 7/2
2nd Arty Campbell (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 70 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Generous George (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-12 M Brittain D Allan 100/1101.00
2 (2) Light Blue, Orange hoops, sleeves and cap Cedar Glory
Nag me
4 9-7 T D Walford D Fentiman 50/151.00
3 (4) 67 Red, Purple cap Arty Campbell (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-5 D M Simcock Martin Lane 8/19.00
5 (6) 735 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Mount Macedon 48
Nag me
3 9-5 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 76 5/23.50
6 (3) 25 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Obstacle 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 J H M Gosden W Buick 5/42.25
7 (5) 88 Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Nowcando 17
Nag me
3 9-0 K R Burke D Tudhope 50/151.00
8 (7) White, Red braces, Black cap Tweed
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas G Lee 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (1)Dan Emmett (USA)39-5J J QuinnD C Costello

Verdict

This depends on whether OBSTACLE can reproduce his earlier run at Newmarket. Well beaten on his return from a lay-off, he'd finished well clear of the third when runner-up on his debut and a repeat would be good enough to land this. Mount Macedon sets the standard with a handicap mark of 76 and is preferred to Arty Campbell but the remainder have something to find. Tweed makes most appeal of the newcomers has she's a half-sister to numerous winners including the smart stayer Harris Tweed.