Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 29.88s
- Off time: 20:05:23
Where's Susie 20
|8||136 9-10 t1||M Madgwick||G Baker||72||11/2|
Bahrain Storm (IRE) 24
|10||134 9-8 b||Noel Quinlan||S Donohoe||70||20/1|
Ginger Fizz 97
|6||133 9-7 t1||B I Case||Martin Dwyer||69||6/1|
Watergate (IRE) 56
|7||132 9-6||R Rowe||Jim Crowley||68||16/1|
Sommersturm (GER) 9
|9||130 9-4 t||P D Evans||R Hughes||66||7/2|
|11||128 9-2||Miss O Maylam||R L Moore||64||3/1j|
Albonny (IRE) 228
|4||127 9-1||A P Jarvis||Michael J M Murphy (5)||66||3/1j|
Bin End 73
|7||121 8-9 p||F Brennan||L P Keniry||57||25/1|
Llamadas is usually thereabouts over this course and distance and beat Ginger Fizz four lengths here back in January. He's preferred to Albonny, who scored over track and trip in September but is 5lb higher on his return. Sommersturm looks high enough in the weights now so WHERE'S SUSIE makes more appeal. She's been creeping steadily closer to ending a long barren spell and, after getting within a short-head of catching Ordensritter over course and distance last month, Michael Madgwick's mare gets the vote today.
Albonny (IRE) 9-4 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, soon clear, won at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Benartic (9-13) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Llamadas 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, hanging right from over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ordensritter (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Sommersturm (GER) 25-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never in contention, 7th of 11, 6l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Ginger Fizz 4-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, headway to lead 9f out, 3 lengths ahead 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Llamadas (9-2) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Bahrain Storm (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Thecornishcockney (9-8) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Watergate (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Led until over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, soon eased, last of 8, 9l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Where's Susie 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, closed on leader final furlong, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Ordensritter (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Bin End 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, some headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 10, 18l behind Honourable Knight (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan '12.