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- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 10.75s
- Off time: 17:30:30
|1st||4 Starlight Air||9/1|
|2nd||8 Oscar Rainbow||3¼||3/1|
|3rd||6 Velvet Vic||4||12/1|
Grange Boy (IRE) 46
|5||166 11-12||J T R Dreaper||K M Donoghue (3)||95||7/1|
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 124
|7||161 11-7||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||90||20/1|
Brass Monkey (IRE) 124
|6||159 11-5||C E Longsdon||R Johnson||88||9/4f|
Starlight Air 12
|10||156 11-2||J L Spearing||J E Moore||85||9/1|
|6||155 11-1||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||84||33/1|
Velvet Vic (IRE) 11
|7||148 10-8 hb||R C Guest||F Keniry||77||12/1|
Music In The Air 48
|9||145 10-5 p||R Dickin||C Poste||74||22/1|
Oscar Rainbow 5
|7||144 10-4||D Burchell||R T Dunne (3)||73||3/1|
Napoletano (ITY) 126
|7||140 10-0 v1||M Scudamore||T Scudamore||69||6/1|
Pennant Dancer 25
|6||140 10-0||Mrs D A Hamer||Donal Devereux||64||50/1|
Meet Me At Dawn
||8||10-12||N P Mulholland||A Guerin||10/3|
Starlight Air won over a similar trip at Fontwell last month and should go well off her new mark. Oscar Rainbow appears to be running into form and is another with decent claims while Music In The Air's fourth at Towcester was her best run so far. BRASS MONKEY won a bumper here last year and might do better over hurdles now qualified for handicaps. We'll take a chance on Charlie Longsdon's lightly-raced gelding in this finale even though I Can Run Can You is thrown in on his best form.
Starlight Air 4-1fav (10-11) Chased clear leader in 3rd, went 2nd 7th, led before 2 out, kept on flat, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr beating Alaccordion (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Oscar Rainbow 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside after 6th, went 4th flat, stayed on, no impression on leaders, 4th of 18, 6l behind Upton Wood (11-6) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Velvet Vic (IRE) 17-2 (10-3) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, mistake and ridden 6th, mistake and well beaten next, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Grange Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) In rear, never a factor, 11th after 2 out, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 7th of 17, 30l behind Tyrone Tiger (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Mar.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, weakened 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Bucking The Trend (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Music In The Air 66-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led approaching 4 out, headed after next, faded, 4th of 13, 19l behind Bravo Riquet (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Scheherazadesdream 150-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders to 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 9, 42l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Pennant Dancer 66-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up rear of mid-division, headway on outside to chase leaders 3 out, hit 2 out, disputing 4th and held when fell last, in a race won by Some Secret (10-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr, 12 ran.
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Chased winner until 3rd, lost place 5th, reminder after 6th, behind 8th, well beaten when went right 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, 30l behind Denali Highway (11-8) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Napoletano (ITY) 6-1 (10-2) In rear, ridden 5th, headway before 2 out, ridden and stayed on flat, 4th of 12, 11l behind The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.