32Red.com Handicap (BOBIS Race) 1m 14y
- (3yo, 1m 14y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.96s
- Off time: 15:55:54
|3rd||4 Can't Change It||1¾||12/1|
Hedge End (IRE) 30
|3||133 9-7||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||80||10/1|
|3||132 9-6||W J Haggas||Nathan Alison (5)||79||6/1|
Star Code (IRE) 25
|3||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||P J Dobbs||78||5/1|
Can't Change It (IRE) 58
|3||130 9-4||D M Simcock||D Sweeney||77||12/1|
Rock Of Dreams (IRE) 16
|3||128 9-2||C Hills||R Winston||75||4/1|
Tullia (IRE) 200
|3||127 9-1 h||W J Knight||Andrea Atzeni||74||3/1f|
Boogangoo (IRE) 23
|3||126 9-0||Grace Harris||David Probert||73||10/1|
Canova (IRE) 13
|3||125 8-13||R Charlton||William Twiston-Davies (3)||72||7/1|
||3||9-1||M Johnston||S De Sousa||11/4|
Three-year-old handicaps are tricky at this early stage of the season with form yet to settle down fully but ROCK OF DREAMS does enjoy a distinct fitness edge here over certain rivals after finishing a well-backed fourth at Beverley on his reappearance. He looked a little one-paced in the closing stages that day, indicating that this additional furlong will be to his liking off an unchanged mark. The Hannon duo of Hedge End and Star Code will also have benefited from first runs back with jockey bookings signposting the top weight as the stable preferred. Both are respected along with Flippant and Tullia, both of whom represent yards that have made a good start to the new campaign.
Flippant 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, weakened approaching final furlong, 12th of 13, 6l behind Wedding Ring (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) gf in Oct.
Tullia (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct beating Rolling Dice (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Can't Change It (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pool House (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Boogangoo (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, went 2nd close home, no chance with heavily eased winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Secret Pursuit (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Hedge End (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 3l behind Sequined (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Canova (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Donny Rover (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Star Code (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, headway and switched right over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 4l behind Stomp (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Rock Of Dreams (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Flycatcher (9-1) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.