Panoramic Bar & Restaurant Classified Stakes 1m 3f
- (3yo+, 1m 3f, Class 6, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,047
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 22.67s
- Off time: 18:23:22
|1st||4 Catholic Hill||4/1f|
|3rd||2 Stand Guard||2¾||6/1|
King Canute (IRE) 48
|4||132 9-6||E F Vaughan||G Baker||48||15/2|
Stand Guard 20
|4||132 9-6||P Howling||I Mongan||60||6/1|
Aston Boy 27
|3||126 9-0||M Blanshard||J Quinn||25/1|
Catholic Hill (USA) 19
|3||126 9-0||B J Meehan||T P O'Shea||50||4/1f|
Champagne Dancer 16
|3||126 9-0||P D Evans||S Carson||50||16/1|
Colleoni (IRE) 60
|3||126 9-0 b1||G A Butler||S W Kelly||54||6/1|
Goldhill Fair 14
|3||126 9-0 b1||W G M Turner||J Dean (5)||42||100/1|
Govenor Eliott (IRE) 21
|3||126 9-0 b1||M Johnston||Greg Fairley||66||20/1|
|3||126 9-0||S Kirk||R Havlin||73||5/1|
High Coincidence 20
|3||126 9-0||Andrew Turnell||Ross Atkinson (7)||54||8/1|
Ice Bellini 149
|3||126 9-0||Miss Gay Kelleway||J M O'Dwyer||48||50/1|
Linby (IRE) 64
|3||126 9-0||Miss Tor Sturgis||Dane O'Neill||55||8/1|
Silver Willow 121
|3||126 9-0||J E Long||R Thomas (5)||55||66/1|
||3||E J Creighton||S Creighton||50||WD|
||3||9-0||J R Best||Dane O'Neill||7/1|
A moderate start to proceedings but LINBY won well last time and he looks the percentage call; the list of dangers is headed by King Canute and Colleoni. The selection won a selling handicap in decent style last time when he beat Bocciani at Beverely. Bocciani has since been out and finished second in a couple of races so the form looks solid enough and Tor Sturgis's unexposed 3-year-old is probably worth sticking with. King Canute is interesting as he was heavily backed when he chased home Hallings Overture at Great Leighs last time. That was a decent effort and if he sees out this slightly longer trip then he should go close. Colleoni improved for the step up in trip at Newmarket last time when he finished fourth behind Sea Chorus. A reproduction of that effort should see him competitive tonight so he has to be on the shortlist. Havanavich does have winning form at this track so he is another worthy of a mention, but in a race where it is hard to be too confident about anything we will side with Linby as the pick.
Tessie Bear 50-1 (8-7) In touch, weaknened over 2f out, last of 4, 13l behind Straight And Level (8-12) at Lingfield 1m nov stk (5) pol in Dec.
Catholic Hill (USA) 2-1fav (8-5) Led, headed and hung left well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind River Kent (8-5) at W'hampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Colleoni (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Raced far side, held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sea Chorus (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Stand Guard 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hampered, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Valdan (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f stk 0-55 (6) pol in Sept.
Havanavich 8-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 12l behind Andaman Sunset (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Sept.
High Coincidence 20-1 (8-11) Reminders leaving stalls, soon handy, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Valdan (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f stk 0-55 (6) pol in Sept.
Aston Boy 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 13, 18l behind Jenny Soba (8-13) at Warwick 1m 3f app hcp (6) sft in Sept.
Linby (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Bocciani (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Champagne Dancer 100-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Nawamees (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f clm (5) sft in Sept.
Govenor Eliott (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders until weakened quickly over 2f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Formidable Guest (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Ice Bellini 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 14, 15l behind Mooted (9-1) at Windsor 1m mdn aut stk (5) gs in May.
Silver Willow 200-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 35l behind Meethaaq (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
King Canute (IRE) 5-2jt-fav (8-12) Pulled hard, held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Hallings Overture (8-12) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Aug.
Goldhill Fair 66-1 (8-7) Keen, mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 31l behind Blue Admiral (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Sept.