A Novice Auction Stakes over 7f 14y on Standard going.
Nine two-year-olds take part, all with racecourse experience. This Class 6 race features a couple of winners including Harbour Vision & Bungee Jump. Both have to shoulder a win penalty and achieved an official rating of 75. That sets a fair level for this restricted race type.
Blue Harmony, Swiss Marlin & Laharna are unlikely to figure.
Maricruz is the sole Irish-raider from John C McConnell who trains at Stamullen, Co Meath. In the ownership of Rockview Racing Club, this daughter of Most Improved showed promise when running on to finish sixth at Dundalk at odds of 66/1. Worthy of respect.
Yamuna River is another horse from a talented trainer in James Tate. Racing in the familiar silks of Saeed Manana, this daughter of Foxwedge hasn't been seen for over 100 days. Could hold each-way claims if priced 13/2 & less SP.
James Fanshawe is concluding this juvenile season with some verve and Destinata is worthy of closer inspection.
Ths bay Irish-bred filly is a daughter of Canford Cliffs and a cheap yearling purchase at 11,000G. This February foal made her debut in early October at Kempton when a fifth of thirteen behind Lady oF Aran. Priced 33-1 that day, race comments read:
''Held up in 8th from wide draw, pushed along 2f out, kept on encouraging from over 1f out''.
It was a respectable debut. As with many of Fanshawe's juveniles, they are much more likely to win on their second start. From a statistical point of view, this horse has very good win claims. However, priced at 11/8, I would rather take a watching brief unless drifting markedly in the betting.