32Red.com Handicap Hurdle 3m 2f
- (4yo+, 3m 2f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 28.90s
- Off time: 16:50:45
|1st||4 Top Billing||2/1f|
|2nd||9 Dazzling Rita||7||3/1|
|7||164 11-10 t||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon||95||11/4|
Iceman George 49
|10||164 11-10 v||D P Quinn||Jack Quinlan||95||20/1|
Top Billing 7
|5||161 11-7 b||N G Richards||A P McCoy||92||2/1f|
Go Amwell 7
|11||155 11-1 v||J R Jenkins||L P Aspell||86||8/1|
Spanish Fork (IRE) 288
|5||154 11-0||Miss S West||M Goldstein||85||6/1|
Dazzling Rita 15
|8||147 10-7 t||N A Twiston-Davies||David England||78||3/1|
||7||1112||H J Evans||M J Quinlan||97||NR|
||7||115||C T Pogson||A Pogson||90||NR|
||6||113||A Phillips||Miss A Stirling||88||NR|
||10||11-7||J R Jenkins||L P Aspell||5/1|
Go Amwell is usually pounds better here than anywhere else but finished last of five over course and distance last week when Top Billing was a three-length third. Nicky Richards' charge races off the same mark today and has place claims again as he has the beating of Southwell second Dazzling Rita on a line through the winner. ORSM was in good form at the start of the summer and, though unraced since early June, gets a tentative vote here as It's Oscar tries a new trip and Iceman George looks held by Annamult on the form book.
It's Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, pushed along before 6th, ridden after next, plugged on before last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Carn Rock (12-0) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Milan Of Hope (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Behind, reminders 5th, weakend 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 33l behind Discay (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Annamult (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, ridden approaching 8th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 16, 25l behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Top Billing 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and beaten last, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Kilfinichen Bay (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Dazzling Rita 6-1 (10-1) Headway into mid-division 3rd, chased leading pair 3 out, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no chance with very easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Kilfinichen Bay (10-6) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Held up in touch, hit 6th, pushed along next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, well behind Orvita (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Iceman George 33-1 (11-8) Mid-division, mistake, ridden and lost place 7th, behind next, 9th of 16, 34l behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Orsm 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, niggled along briefly after 3rd, went 2nd 10th, 3 lengths down 2 out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Wor Rom (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Go Amwell 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, keen early, shaken up after 3 out, soon beaten, weakening when mistake 2 out, last of 5, 26l behind Kilfinichen Bay (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.