Betdaq 500 In Free Bets Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 25.34s
- Off time: 15:20:30
|2nd||7 Gold Beau||nk||10/1|
|3rd||10 First Class||nk||5/1|
Polar Kite (IRE) 12
|6||133 9-7||R Ingram||R Winston||75||10/1|
Shaolin (IRE) 47
|4||133 9-7 t||S Durack||G Baker||75||11/4|
Welsh Sunrise 32
|4||133 9-7||S C Williams||R L Moore||75||6/4f|
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 20
|6||133 9-7 p||D K Ivory||A Kirby||75||14/1|
Basingstoke (IRE) 12
|5||130 9-4||S Hodgson||S J Drowne||72||33/1|
Gold Beau (FR) 20
|4||130 9-4 p||Kristin Stubbs||Hayley Turner||72||10/1|
First Class 34
|6||119 8-7 p||Rae Guest||David Probert||61||5/1|
Shifting Star (IRE) 13
|9||119 8-7 vt||J J Bridger||Michael J M Murphy (3)||61||14/1|
||9||94||A W Carroll||Non Runner||72||NR|
||5||813||L A Dace||Jim Crowley||67||NR|
||4||811 p||Miss Jo Crowley||D Sweeney||65||NR|
WELSH SUNRISE completed a double on this track before just failing to catch Living The Life at Lingfield. She's in such good form that a return to winning ways looks likely. Shaunas Spirit was gaining her seventh victory on the surface when beating Fab Lolly here three weeks ago but has been raised 5lb to her highest ever mark. Ocean Legend is having his 99th start and has won 10 races, most of them around here including from 3lb higher in August. He looks a threat along with Polar Kite, who just failed to reel in Seek The Fair Land when conceding 8lb here last month. There are plenty of others with chances in what looks a very open handicap.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fanoos (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Emperor Julius (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 16l behind Athletic (9-2) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Shaolin (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Raced keenly, tracked leader until approaching final 2f, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 8l behind Fab Lolly (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Gold Beau (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
First Class 8-1 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Shifting Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Polar Kite (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Seek The Fair Land (8-11) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Welsh Sunrise 7-2 (8-10) Held up, headway entering final furlong, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 7, ns behind Living The Life (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely when challenged towards finish, won at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar beating Fab Lolly (9-7) by hd, 6 ran.
Basingstoke (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up behind, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 20l behind Fanoos (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.