Ian Carnaby Selling Handicap 5f 213y
- (3yo+, 5f 213y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.36s
- Off time: 14:30:23
|2nd||1 Just Isla||hd||6/4f|
Just Isla 19
|4||132 9-6 p||P J Makin||R Hughes||56||6/4f|
Intense Feeling (IRE) 7
|3||131 9-5 p1||L Carter||A Quinn||57||5/1|
|4||131 9-5 b1||O Stevens||Liam Jones||55||12/1|
Swiss Lait 28
|3||131 9-5||D R C Elsworth||Andrea Atzeni||57||4/1|
Commandingpresence (USA) 16
|8||130 9-4||J J Bridger||William Carson||54||8/1|
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 13
|11||129 9-3 v||M J Attwater||Cam Hardie (5)||53||14/1|
Play The Blues (IRE) 203
|7||126 9-0 t||D J S Ffrench Davis||A Kirby||50||8/1|
||5||89 b||Mrs N S Evans||Oisin Murphy||45||NR|
||3||8-6||C A Dwyer||J Quinn||25/1|
Commandingpresence hasn't won for a year and, though well handicapped, she's been badly out of form. JUST ISLA has had 17 starts, all over 7f and a mile. This is also her first venture into plating company and she's just 1lb higher than her last victory a year ago so this can prove within her capabilities - she gets the vote despite a big weight. Intense Feeling completed a double in May but hasn't gone on from there while the veteran Stonecrabstomorrow, with 13 victories and 24 places to his credit, hasn't scored for two years. The lightly-raced Bookmaker has blinkers for the first time but shown nothing while Swiss Lait has just one fair effort in six starts behind her.
Ficelle (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Led until halfway, chased leader until 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 21l behind Marengo (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Aug.
Bookmaker 66-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 19l behind Shama's Crown (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Just Isla 3-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Cincuenta Pasos (9-6) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Swiss Lait 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Plough Boy (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Commandingpresence (USA) 4-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Eager To Bow (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always behind, 6th of 7, 11l behind Perfect Pastime (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Tracked winner, effort and chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Inciting Incident (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Play The Blues (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Led, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2 places inside final 75 yards, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.