Derby Trial Coming Soon Handicap 7f
- (3yo, 7f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.85s
- Off time: 16:51:30
|1st||6 Mission Approved||5/4f|
Ready (IRE) 17
|3||133 9-7||G Moss||Hayley Turner||79||8/1|
Grilletto (USA) 26
|3||133 9-7 b||J Tate||N Callan||79||8/1|
|3||132 9-6||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||78||16/1|
African Oil (FR) 210
|3||131 9-5||C Hills||Jim Crowley||77||10/1|
Mission Approved 210
|3||131 9-5||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||77||5/4f|
|3||130 9-4||J H M Gosden||P Hanagan||76||9/2|
Avatar Star (IRE) 31
|3||127 9-1 pt||M Botti||A Kirby||73||20/1|
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||73||8/1|
Sinaadi (IRE) 21
|3||126 9-0||C E Brittain||T P Queally||72||25/1|
King of Kudos (IRE) 148
|3||124 8-12||S Dixon||Billy Cray (3)||70||33/1|
||3||96||J Noseda||Non Runner||78||NR|
||3||93 b||Noel Quinlan||S Donohoe||75||NR|
||3||8-10||J W Hills||S Sanders||9/1|
This looks very difficult for punters with plenty of contenders. KHOBARAA made a winning debut at Kempton in December and gets a purely speculative vote on her return. Homage and Mission Approved are other maiden winners representing powerful yards and course and distance winner, Labienus, could also get involved. Grilletto has the more recent form but today's wide draw doesn't help his cause while Ready landed a double over track and trip in November and is not out of this. Skytrain won twice in March and Sinaadi is not easily dismissed on her fifth in a Group 3 at Newmarket last season.
Homage (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, closed to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, edged left and held on well close home, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Rock Up (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Seven Of Clubs (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, outpaced over 1f out, rallied to go 3rd inside final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Purcell (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Mission Approved 9-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, pressed leader on outside, led over 5f out, headed over 3f out, led and came to stands side rail over 1f out, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Harwoods Star (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Khobaraa 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec beating Bellitudo (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Grilletto (USA) 5-6fav (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Red Dragon (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Skytrain 7-4fav (9-7) Led, driven and edged left over 1f out, headed 1f out, no chance with winner, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Jabhaat (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Labienus 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Hoarding (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
African Oil (FR) 7-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Columella (8-8) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sinaadi (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Beat of The Drum (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Avatar Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Strong Conviction (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Ready (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind King Of Eden (9-12) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
King of Kudos (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced wide held up, carried very wide into straight 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.