Rudridge Ltd Claiming Stakes 6f 1y
- (3yo+, 6f 1y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 10.93s
- Off time: 13:35:13
|1st||1 Aye Aye Digby||5/4f|
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 218
|9||136 9-10||P R Chamings||R Hughes||80||5/4f|
Noverre To Go (IRE) 222
|8||134 9-8 p||R Harris||S J Drowne||81||9/2|
Kuanyao (IRE) 7
|8||132 9-6 b||L Carter||Danny Brock (5)||75||3/1|
|8||132 9-6||P Crate||S W Kelly||74||8/1|
|4||130 9-4 h||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||62||33/1|
Touch The Clouds 22
|3||126 9-0||W Stone||Louis Steward (5)||78||7/1|
North Star Boy (IRE)
||4||9-10||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||1/2|
Aye Aye Digby won this in 2012 but hasn't raced since September and Noverre To Go was last seen at the track in the same month. Lujeanie won an amateurs' race at Wolverhampton last time and has every chance along Kuanyao, who was partnered by Louis Steward when landing a similar event here in February. However, the latter's 5lb allowance could swing things the way of TOUCH THE CLOUDS today and it's William Stone's course and distance winner that gets the vote with a comeback run at Nottingham under his belt.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 3l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Kuanyao (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Apricot Sky (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Equitania (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Ceelo 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Lujeanie 10-1 (10-9) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Apr beating Pearl Noir (9-9) by nk, 11 ran.
Touch The Clouds 25-1 (9-2) Raced in centre, in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 8l behind Signore Piccolo (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.