York

  • 16:05 sportinglife.com My Stable Tracking Service Median Auction Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.83s
  • Off time: 16:06:23
16:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valley of Fire 9/2
2nd Fingal's Cave (IRE) 9/4
3rd Gurkha Friend 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 32 Dark blue, white star, white sleeves, dark blue stars Fingal's Cave (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 9/43.25
2 (9) 2 White, Orange star, armlets and star on cap Gurkha Friend 9
Nag me
2 9-5 Karen McLintock G Lee 17/29.50
3 (5) Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Mercury
Nag me
2 9-5 K A Ryan J P Spencer 10/34.33
4 (4) 855 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Mister York 11
Nag me
2 9-5 M Brittain D Allan 62 25/126.00
5 (2) Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Must Have (FR)
Nag me
2 9-5 W Jarvis S J Drowne 20/121.00
6 (6) Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Phoenix Storm (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 R A Fahey D Nolan 12/113.00
7 (3) 0 Black, Red star, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Pumaflor (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 9-5 R C Guest D T Da Silva (5) 50/151.00
8 (10) 3 Grey and black check, grey sleeves, black stars, black cap Third Time Lucky (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 9/25.50
10 (8) Dark blue, large yellow spots Valley of Fire
Nag me
2 9-5 W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 9/25.50
Non runners
9 (7)3Toocoolforschool (IRE)29-5K R BurkeB A Curtis

Verdict

Kevin Ryan has won the last two so Mercury, who is related to a host of winners, has to be respected on his debut. Third Time Lucky made a promising start when favourite at Newcastle and like Hamilton runner-up Gurkha Friend and the progressive Fingal's Cave will know much more here and has to be respected. Toocoolforschool will need to do better than he showed at Nottingham and in a tricky race the vote goes to VALLEY OF FIRE. He has a pedigree full of pace being a half-brother to five juvenile winners and out of a mare who won over the minimum trip as a two-year-old. Must Have is a newcomer to note in the betting.