Betdaq - The Sports Betting Exchange Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 33.95s
- Off time: 16:20:38
|2nd||2 Flemish School||1¼||8/1|
Flemish School 134
|4||131 9-5||D R C Elsworth||L P Keniry||79||8/1|
Swift Blade (IRE) 26
|6||130 9-4 h||Lady Herries||R Winston||77||5/1|
Devon Drum 17
|6||130 9-4||P R Webber||William Twiston-Davies (3)||77||10/1|
Sporting Gold (IRE) 26
|5||130 9-4 b||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||77||11/10f|
Jakey (IRE) 169
|4||128 9-2||P Phelan||R L Moore||76||11/4|
St Ignatius 18
|7||128 9-2 v||A Bailey||Tim Clark (5)||75||25/1|
||8||97 v||Ian Williams||S Donohoe||74||NR|
||5||93 t||A W Carroll||Joey Haynes||76||NR|
Paloma's Prince (IRE)
||4||8-12||J R Boyle||Matthew Davies||14/1|
A very good turnout for the money and it offers WAVING a chance to get back to winning ways. Tony Carroll's charge completed a five-timer in lower grade contests including when carrying a massive weight at Dundalk. He found 2m1f stretching his stamina at Wolverhampton last time but was travelling well at this trip and Joey Haynes' claim will help. Swift Gold was completing a hat-trick when holding off Sporting Gold by the narrowest margin here last month and though the runner-up was returning from a break the winner was just doing enough and can confirm the form. Incendo easily landed a claimer at Lingfield on Friday and has generally competed at a higher level while winning bumper and hurdler Devon Drum makes his handicap debut from what could prove a lenient mark.
Incendo 5-2fav (9-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, good headway on inner over 1f out, led on bit inside final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol in Mar beating Daring Indian (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Waving 7-4fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, soon every chance, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Bright Abbey (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Jakey (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, led on far rail over 2f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Flemish School 7-2fav (9-2) Slow into stride in touch in rear, headway 3f out, effort on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Aiyana (8-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Devon Drum 11-4 (9-5) Close up, wide into straight 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Mister Carrot (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Sporting Gold (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Swift Blade (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
St Ignatius 14-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Villa Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Swift Blade (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in 5th, ridden and effort over 2f out, switched left just over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Sporting Gold (9-7) by shd, 6 ran.