Newmarket

  • 15:55 100,000 Tattersalls Millions Auction Stakes6f

  • Winner £55,770 2nd £25,341 3rd £10,143 4th £5,066
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.69s
  • Off time: 15:56:19
15:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zebedee Evs
2nd Button Moon (IRE) 40/1
3rd Mayhab 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 11511 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Zebedee 32
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 103 Evs2.00
2 (8) 1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Malthouse (GER) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston R Hills 10/34.33
3 (12) 7163 White, Red sash, Yellow cap Mayhab 22
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 C E Brittain N Callan 75 25/126.00
4 (11) 7 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Firstknight 18
Nag me
2 8-11 Tom Dascombe W Buick 25/126.00
6 (6) 62 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Cruiser 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-9 W R Muir R Mullen 16/117.00
7 (10) 5 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond and armlets, White cap Yashila (IRE) 31
Nag me
2 8-8 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 16/117.00
8 (9) 432 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Shafgaan 114
Nag me
2 8-5 C E Brittain C Catlin 84 6/17.00
9 (1) 0 Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Queen O'The Desert (IRE) 43
Nag me
2 8-4 A M Balding Greg Fairley 50/151.00
10 (3) 32304 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap Button Moon (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 8-2 p1 I A Wood Martin Lane 74 40/141.00
11 (2) 705 Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Freedom Trail 82
Nag me
2 8-2 D R C Elsworth Hayley Turner 64 100/1101.00
12 (7) 13 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Child Bride 7
Nag me
2 8-0 P F I Cole J Quinn 79 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (5)102Masaya28-10C E Brittain2nd Preference75

Verdict

Shafgaan and Mayhab are the only two to have experienced cut in the ground but along with their stable companion Masaya look short of the class required to land this race, despite the first-named looking unlucky at Chester. Instead this race is taken to go to ZEBEDEE with six furlongs not expected to pose a problem. Richard Hannon's charge has suffered defeat only once and that came in the Norfolk Stakes behind Approve, who has since gone on to confirm his ability by landing the Gimcrack. Since then Zebedee has won twice, most recently a cosy success in the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood on ground perhaps softer than the official description, and he looks a cut above most of these. The one exception could be Malthouse, a rare juvenile debutant winner for Mark Johnston. This 100,000gns purchase impressed with the way he strode clear at Ascot and as he's closely related to a pair of soft-ground winners in Germany a big run would not surprise. Cruiser still holds a Mill Reef entry to suggest he's thought capable of progressing while Child Bride and Button Moon had their limitations exposed last time.