3rd Barry Gurr Memorial Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 25.78s
- Off time: 16:50:06
|1st||2 Al's Memory||7/2|
Rakaan (IRE) 13
|6||133 9-7 p||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||85||7/1|
Al's Memory (IRE) 7
|4||130 9-4||P D Evans||A Kirby||82||7/2|
Showboating (IRE) (ex6) 7
|5||129 9-3 vt||A J McCabe||William Twiston-Davies (5)||75||6/1|
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 136
|5||128 9-2||Noel Quinlan||L P Keniry||80||25/1|
Living Leader 91
|4||127 9-1||N P Littmoden||T G McLaughlin||79||7/4f|
Chokidar (IRE) 36
|5||123 8-11 v||S Dixon||R Winston||75||7/2|
Titan Triumph 7
|9||119 8-7 t||W J Knight||J Quinn||69||33/1|
||4||94||Rae Guest||C Catlin||82||NR|
||8||9-6||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||11/2|
Showboating came good over track and trip a week ago when beating Al's Memory a length. But he'll need a bit more to confirm running on today's revised terms while both Chokidar and Titan Triumph are upped in grade after better efforts last time. Kickingthelilly and Rakaan are capable at this level though the latter is hard to win with nowadays and preference goes to LIVING LEADER. Nick Littmoden's charge hasn't raced since November but won on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton with a bit up his sleeve and it will be no surprise to see him go on to better things.
Kickingthelilly 7-1 (8-10) Slow into stride, in rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 14l behind Docofthebay (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Feb.
Al's Memory (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Showboating (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Rakaan (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch, effort on inside entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Solar Deity (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Chokidar (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Living Leader 15-8fav (9-2) In touch, pushed along to hold position, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Roy The Boy (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Titan Triumph 6-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Mafi (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Showboating (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in touch, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Al's Memory (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Dwelt pushed along in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.