32Red Free 10 Bonus Handicap 6f 16y
- (3yo, 6f 16y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 16.92s
- Off time: 16:30:36
|1st||3 Coiste Bodhar||5/1|
|2nd||1 Fantasy Justifier||1||14/1|
|3rd||4 Intense Feeling||1¼||7/2|
Fantasy Justifier (IRE) 226
|3||133 9-7||R Harris||S J Drowne||65||14/1|
La Napoule 86
|3||130 9-4||R Hannon||R Hughes||62||7/4f|
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 11
|3||129 9-3||J Tuite||N Looby (7)||61||5/1|
Intense Feeling (IRE) 13
|3||129 9-3||P D Evans||D J Bates (3)||61||7/2|
|3||128 9-2||R Harris||David Probert||60||20/1|
Connaught Water (IRE) 240
|3||123 8-11||J G Portman||Matthew Lawson (3)||55||8/1|
Miss Tweedy 30
|3||120 8-8||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||52||6/1|
Oakley Dancer 29
|3||119 8-7||A W Carroll||Joey Haynes (5)||45||50/1|
||3||92||A E Jones||William Twiston-Davies||60||NR|
||3||9-6||C Mason||David Probert||6/1|
This is not much better than a seller but CONNAUGHT WATER is only a speculative recommendation in a race where nothing makes any strong appeal. He hasn't been seen since a poor first effort in handicap company when quite nicely backed last September, having previously revealed glimmers of form in maiden starts. Dropped 4lb for that modest effort, he at least starts the new season off a very lowly mark and any market support would strengthen confidence. There's little between Coiste Bodhar and Intense Feeling on the form book based on their running in an April seller and both should be in the mix, although La Napoule may emerge as a bigger threat after showing initial all-weather promise. She's lightly-raced and Richard Hughes steps into the plate for the first time as she makes her debut on Turf.
Song of Rowland (IRE) 100-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, last of 9, 19l behind Crisis Averted (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4l behind Le Laitier (9-5) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Fantasy Justifier (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 10l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 6th of 10, 4l behind Fear Or Favour (9-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Apr.
Miss Tweedy 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Next Stop (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Zafraaj 20-1 (9-1) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Ashkari (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr.
Oakley Dancer 100-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Hustle Bustle (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Connaught Water (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
La Napoule 9-2 (8-11) Close up, effort and every chance from 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Khatiba (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.