Grundfos Watermill Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 59.23s
- Off time: 15:40:10
|2nd||2 Desert Strike||1¼||8/1|
Desert Strike 6
|7||132 9-6 p||C R Dore||Shirley Teasdale (5)||69||8/1|
Speightowns Kid (USA) 20
|5||132 9-6||J Hughes||J-P Guillambert||69||6/1|
Danziger (IRE) (ex6) 9
|4||132 9-6||P D Evans||A Kirby||63||5/4f|
Charming (IRE) 9
|4||130 9-4 he||Miss O Maylam||I Mongan||67||8/1|
Above The Stars 13
|5||123 8-11||J A Osborne||D Sweeney||60||5/1|
Dreams Of Glory 131
|5||120 8-8||R J Hodges||Philip Prince (7)||57||6/1|
||7||97||J R Jenkins||P Hills||70||NR|
||5||96 b||N P Mulholland||Non Runner||69||NR|
Ability N Delivery
||7||9-0||M J Browne||Jim Crowley||5/1|
DANZIGER has done nothing but improve for David Evans this year and scored on her handicap debut at Kempton last week with Charming well beaten. There looks more to come and she can defy a penalty. Novabridge has a bit to find with the selection on a line through Charming while Desert Strike finished just ahead of Above The Stars last time and the latter found Love You Louis too good in a plating race here before that. Dreams Of Glory has a shout with a 7lb claimer on board but hasn't raced since October.
Love You Louis 3-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan beating Above The Stars (8-6) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Novabridge 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 1f, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Danziger (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Slow into stride, hampered soon after start and shuffled to rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final 75 yards, won at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Courageous (9-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Desert Strike 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
Charming (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 4l behind Danziger (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Temple Road (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Above The Stars 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Billy Red (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Dreams Of Glory 11-2 (9-4) Always prominent, led well over 1f out, soon hard ridden, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft in Oct.