Dry Hill Handicap 1m 5f
- (4yo+, 1m 5f, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 47.08s
- Off time: 15:00:56
|2nd||3 Jacobs Son||s.h||7/4f|
|3rd||6 La Belle Doyenne||¾||12/1|
Shalambar (IRE) 14
|7||136 9-10||A W Carroll||George Downing (5)||65||8/1|
Dynamic Idol (USA) 43
|6||136 9-10 v1||G L Moore||G Baker||65||20/1|
Jacobs Son 13
|5||136 9-10||R Mills||William Twiston-Davies (5)||65||7/4f|
Stentorian (IRE) 43
|5||133 9-7 v1||G L Moore||A Kirby||62||12/1|
One For Joules (IRE) 84
|6||133 9-7||J L Flint||J Goldstein||62||12/1|
La Belle Doyenne 47
|5||133 9-7||A King||D Sweeney||62||12/1|
El Libertador (USA) 13
|7||126 9-0 b||E A Wheeler||Joey Haynes (7)||55||8/1|
Honest Strike (USA) 22
|6||124 8-12 b||D M Loughnane||S W Kelly||53||5/2|
||8||8-13||P W Hiatt||C Catlin||9/4|
Shalambar is back on the same mark as when scoring at Kempton last March but Jacobs Son has the more recent form with a victory over El Libertador over C&D last month. Robert Mills' charge should go close again and is preferred to La Belle Doyenne who doesn't look the most straightforward having disappointed on her latest start here in a maiden. HONEST STRIKE is a lightly-raced six-year-old and finally got off the mark over track and trip last time. He's got plenty in hand compared to his original handicap mark and is taken to defy a 3lb rise and follow-up.
Stentorian (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along before halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
Jacobs Son 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating El Libertador (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
La Belle Doyenne 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Shalambar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 3l behind English Summer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Honest Strike (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Keen early tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Stetson (9-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
One For Joules (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 16l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outer from 3f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Kayalar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
El Libertador (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.