Blue Square Bet Sprint Series Round 5 Handicap (Qualifier) (Div 1) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 6, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
Pundit Picks: Goulanes To Win 3.20 W (A Hammond) + Man Utd To Be Winning At Half Time + Full Time v Fulham (J Redknapp) 13/2
- Winning time: 1m 11.84s
|3rd||3 Aqua Ardens||½||6/1|
Frognal (IRE) 7
|7||138 9-12 bt||Violet Jordan||William Carson||70||9/2|
Rich Again (IRE) 7
|4||133 9-7||J D Bethell||Graham Gibbons||65||2/1|
Aqua Ardens (GER) 129
|5||133 9-7||George Baker||Kirsty Milczarek||65||6/1|
Colourbearer (IRE) 18
|6||133 9-7 t||J M Bradley||S Sanders||65||7/1|
Amenable (IRE) 17
|6||133 9-7||Violet Jordan||Charles Bishop (5)||65||33/1|
Excellent Aim 166
|6||130 9-4||G G Margarson||Paul Hainey (7)||62||20/1|
Baby Dottie 9
|6||130 9-4 pt||P Phelan||Sophie Ralston (7)||62||10/1|
Liberal Lady 2
|5||129 9-3 h||R J Smith||J Fanning||61||33/1|
Fairy Wing (IRE) 7
|6||128 9-2||Violet Jordan||S M Levey||60||33/1|
|6||128 9-2||P D Evans||T G McLaughlin||60||7/1|
|6||123 8-11 t||Mrs C A Dunnett||F Norton||55||20/1|
||6||96||A W Carroll||Jim Crowley||64||NR|
Cut The Cackle (IRE)
||6||8-11||R C Guest||William Carson||3/1|
Frognal returned to winning ways here last Saturday but is not certain to confirm running with the second Rich Again, who started favourite but had to be switched in the closing stages. HAADEETH didn't get a clear run in the same race either when finishing down the field but he remains on a decent mark and it could be his turn today. Secret Millionaire has been in fine form over 5f but has done all his winning over the minimum trip and a 5lb rise may well scupper Colourbearer's chances of following up his win at Wolverhampton. Baby Dottie looks best of the remainder.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 4-5fav (9-6) Held up, ridden entering final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, not quite reached winner, 2nd of 7, ns behind Charming (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Frognal (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Steadied and switched left start, pulled hard and held up in rear, good headway between horses over 1f out, strong burst to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won going away, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Rich Again (9-5) by 2l, 11 ran.
Haadeeth 3-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, headway on inner when not clearest of runs ver 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Aqua Ardens (GER) 50-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 11th of 14, 8l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Rich Again (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, good headway to get in behind leaders when not clear run approaching final furling, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to 2nd final 50 yards, not recover, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Speedyfix 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sister Guru (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Baby Dottie 5-2fav (8-8) Chased leading pair, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and tried to challenge approaching final furlong, readily held inside final furlong, kept on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Lucky Mark (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Colourbearer (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon led, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Climaxfortackle (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Excellent Aim 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in centre, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 10l behind See Clearly (10-1) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Amenable (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and struggling in 5th halfway, no progress, in last place and well beaten as runners came into view final 100 yards, last of 7, 12l behind Picansort (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Liberal Lady 10-1 (9-4) Led to post, always in rear, last of 7, 6l behind Charming (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.