Marsh Green Handicap 7f
- (3yo, 7f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.61s
- Off time: 16:15:10
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 14
|3||133 9-7 t||D M Simcock||D Sweeney||74||5/1|
|3||128 9-2||P D Evans||A Kirby||69||5/1|
Jimmy The Snooze (IRE) 16
|3||128 9-2 t||S C Williams||Andrea Atzeni||69||Evsf|
|3||122 8-10||M Johnston||J Fanning||63||9/4|
||3||9-6||Rae Guest||C Catlin||15/8|
Gabrial The Boss complicates matters as he was engaged to run at Southwell yesterday. Dropping back in distance, he may well make the running if taking part. Skytrain steps up in distance for his return to action and makes his handicap debut along with Jimmy The Snooze, who scored over course and distance last time with a subsequent winner back in third. The latter looks sure to get involved but a chance is taken on STUDFARMER, as he went close to following up last year's debut victory when third at Kempton on his comeback and will have improved for the outing.
Skytrain 5-2 (9-3) Chased leader, driven to challenge halfway, weakened final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 5, 10l behind Keep The Dream (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind King George River (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Jimmy The Snooze (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Made all, pushed along and in command inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Fearless Lad (9-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Studfarmer 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Indian Affair (8-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.