100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy
Newmarket 15:40
£100,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 2
Saturday 20th September 2014

1 Secret Brief 7/2
2 Bossy Guest 4/1
3 Ballymore Castle 13/2
9 ran Distances: ¾l, 3¼l, nk
TIME 1m 13.73s (slow by 3.63s)

Mark Johnston's Secret Brief ground out a win in the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile.

The son of Shamardal was bought by John Ferguson from Airlie Stud at the 2013 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

Secret Brief had previously run four times, winning impressively on his last start at Thirsk.

He battled on gamely in the latter stages to record a decisive success. Bossy Guest was second for Mick Channon, with Ballymore Castle for Richard Fahey in third.

After the race Mark Johnston commented, “He had a bit to find on ratings but he’s done it well. We’ll see how he comes out of the race and then decide whether he will run again this year.”

There are two more races scheduled this year in the £1.3 million Tattersalls Millions series, both of which take place at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Saturday 4 October, with £800,000 prize money on offer.

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, featuring the only yearlings eligible for next year’s £1.3 million Tattersalls Millions series takes place from 7 – 9 October.

100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy
£100,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 2
9 ran
Going: Good to Soft

  Dr Dist Horse Weight Trainer
1st (2) Secret Brief (IRE) 7/2
J Fanning
9-1 M Johnston
2nd (1) ¾ Bossy Guest (IRE) 4/1
L P Keniry
8-13 M R Channon
3rd (6) Ballymore Castle (IRE) 13/2
P Hanagan
9-1 R A Fahey
4th (5) nk Heartbreak Hero 11/10F
S Sanders
8-13 W J Haggas
5th (4) 4 Prince of Time 50/1
Liam Jones
8-7 M Johnston
6th (3) 2 Excellent George 50/1
Harry Bentley
8-11 S C Williams
7th (7) 5 Yorkie Talkie (IRE) 33/1
David Probert
8-7 M Johnston
8th (9) Doubly Clever (IRE) 33/1
Jim Crowley
8-13 C Hills
9th (8) 2 Silence In Court (IRE) 33/1
T P Queally
8-13 Eve Johnson Houghton