Ladbrokes Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 43.37s
- Off time: 17:02:24
|1st||2 Sam Spade||12/1|
|2nd||3 General Tufto||3||6/1|
Mont Signal (ex6) 8
|4||139 9-13 t||D Kubler||R Kingscote||52||7/4f|
Sam Spade (IRE) 8
|4||133 9-7 v||D Shaw||D Swift||52||12/1|
General Tufto 8
|9||132 9-6 b||C Smith||T P Queally||51||6/1|
Just Five (IRE) (ex6) 5
|8||132 9-6 v||J R Weymes||Oisin Murphy (3)||45||5/1|
Nellies Quest 8
|5||127 9-1||M Appleby||A Rawlinson (7)||46||7/2|
Rutterkin (USA) 35
|6||126 9-0 t||James Moffatt||G Lee||45||8/1|
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 14
|6||126 9-0 t||C N Kellett||J Fanning||45||33/1|
Silver Fawn (IRE) 7
|4||126 9-0 be||J R Weymes||L Morris||45||25/1|
Sofias Number One (USA)
||5||9-6||S R Bowring||M Coumbe||9/2|
Mont Signal won his first start since 2012 when successful at Wolverhampton recently and carries a penalty. Just Five is also penalised having scored at the same track last week. But he makes more appeal given he's already won four times on the Fibresand. The veteran General Tufto is even more prolific on this surface and another bold bid is expected from him having finished just ahead of NELLIES QUEST last time. But that represented a big improvement from the latter and Michael Appleby's lightly-raced mare gets the nod with further progress on the cards.
Sam Spade (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Mont Signal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
General Tufto 4-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and went 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Dozy Joe (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Rutterkin (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 13, 3l behind Indus Valley (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Nellies Quest 10-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders and keen, headway over 3f out, soon went 2nd, led over 1f out, soon edged left, headed 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Dozy Joe (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Mont Signal 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar beating Ishetoo (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and outpaced halfway, 7th of 9, 5l behind Caramelita (9-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 26l behind Hail Promenader (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Just Five (IRE) 7-2fav (8-10) Mid-division, lost place well over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar beating Katmai River (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.