32Red Veterans' Handicap 5f 16y
- (6yo+, 5f 16y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 3.41s
- Off time: 15:25:33
|1st||8 Taurus Twins||10/1|
|3rd||1 Monsieur Jamie||1¾||7/2f|
Monsieur Jamie 11
|6||133 9-7 v||J R Jenkins||Andrea Atzeni||75||7/2f|
Italian Tom (IRE) 136
|7||133 9-7||R Harris||Liam Jones||75||12/1|
|6||133 9-7||M S Saunders||R Hughes||75||9/2|
West Coast Dream 21
|7||125 8-13||R Brotherton||C Catlin||67||5/1|
|9||123 8-11 v||J M Bradley||David Probert||65||4/1|
Taurus Twins 31
|8||123 8-11 b||R J Price||Dane O'Neill||65||10/1|
Quality Art (USA) 4
|6||121 8-9||S Hodgson||S J Drowne||63||16/1|
Dark Lane 10
|8||119 8-7||P D Evans||Hollie Doyle (7)||59||7/1|
||10||95||J Tuite||R Winston||73||NR|
||6||92 v||J Gallagher||Michael J M Murphy||70||NR|
Go Nani Go
||7||9-5||E De Giles||L P Keniry||7/4|
These veterans' races are great fun but far from ideal from a punting perspective. ALPHA DELTA WHISKY had a blow at Lingfield in mid-March which should have done him the world of good and, unlike many of these, he's equally effective on Turf as the all-weather. He landed a couple of wins around this time last year and all three latest victories have been achieved with Michael Murphy in the saddle. Dark Lane boasts a course and distance success and showed he remains in good heart with a runner-up effort at Yarmouth last time behind Fathom Five. He seems unfazed by a consistently busy schedule and should be competitive off bottom weight. Solemn and Hamoody are place options but Italian Tom looks better short-list material if ready to roll on his seasonal debut.
Hamoody (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 6, 20l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Alpha Delta Whisky 10-1 (9-4) Dwelt raced wide pressed leaders, ran wide bend 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Profile Star (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Taurus Twins 50-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Solemn 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, every chance 2f out, carried left over 1f out, keeping on same pace when hampered on rail inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Whipphound (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Monsieur Jamie 4-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 5th of 6, 47l behind Megaleka (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Dark Lane 4-1 (9-4) Always handy, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fathom Five (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Italian Tom (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 11l behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Ginzan 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Desert Command (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
West Coast Dream 5-1 (8-13) Joined leader after 1f, ridden to lead 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Red Cape (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Quality Art (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Whipphound (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.