wetherbyracing.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 110y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 20.90s
- Off time: 16:31:03
|1st||7 Dakar Run||3/1|
|2nd||5 Baltimore Rock||4½||8/13f|
|3rd||8 Zayfire Aramis||10||10/1|
Captain Clayton (IRE) 48
|6||158 11-4||S G West||R Clark (10)||25/1|
If You Wish (IRE)
|5||158 11-4||T D Easterby||Harry Haynes||14/1|
Silver Dragon 48
|5||158 11-4||T Coyle||B J Toomey (3)||33/1|
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 53
|5||158 11-4||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7)||50/1|
Baltimore Rock (IRE) 80
|4||155 11-1||D Pipe||T Scudamore||8/13f|
Oscar's Pet (IRE)
|5||151 10-11||T Symonds||Benjamin Poste (7)||8/1|
|4||148 10-8||R A Fahey||B Hughes||3/1|
|4||148 10-8||N A Twiston-Davies||D Crosse||10/1|
BALTIMORE ROCK looks the one to beat in the closing event. He scored by five lengths on his racecourse debut at Bangor and normal progress can see David Pipe's four-year-old follow up under a penalty. Captain Clayton wasn't disgraced when fourth at Musselburgh last time and he's preferred to the remainder with experience. Richard Fahey's newcomer Dakar Run is a half-brother to a couple of winners on the Flat and Zayfire Aramis is from the family of the useful Kayf Aramis but If You Wish is related to a host of winners including hurdle and chase winner Take A Mile and could prove best of the debutants.
Dakar Run Dalakhani gelding out of Turn Of A Century.
Baltimore Rock (IRE) 11-4 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, smooth headway over 3f out, challenged going well on inside over 2f out, led 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Nov beating If In Doubt (11-4) by 5l, 8 ran.
Zayfire Aramis Zafeen gelding out of Kaylifa Aramis.
Oscar's Pet (IRE) Oscar mare out of Kilcoleman Lady.
Captain Clayton (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, lost place over 5f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Enchanted Garden (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Silver Dragon 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 15l behind Standintheband (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
If You Wish (IRE) Zerpour gelding out of Bu Hagab.