Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap (BOBIS Race) 1m 1f
- (3yo, 1m 1f, Class 3, 3 runners)
- Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 58.05s
- Off time: 15:35:43
|1st||3 Master Of Finance||7/4|
Ventura Quest (USA) 14
|3||133 9-7||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||85||4/5f|
Master Of Finance (IRE) 171
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||79||7/4|
Frankthetank (IRE) 6
|3||121 8-9||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||73||6/1|
||3||97||W J Haggas||Non Runner||85||NR|
||3||8-9||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||7/2|
The Haggas yard remains in fine form and YENHAAB is expected to show further progress after opening his account at Ripon. He gets the vote as Master Of Finance was still beaten five lengths when runner-up at Wolverhampton in November. A dual winner last season, Ventura Quest should have come on for a modest reappearance over a mile at this track a fortnight ago. The latter looks a threat but Frankthetank failed to figure at Haydock last week having been in winning form at Southwell earlier in the year.
Yenhaab (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Chased leader, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Lord Of The Nile (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Master Of Finance (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Earthflight (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Ventura Quest (USA) 14-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Bilimbi (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Frankthetank (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, 4 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead and headed 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 16l behind Alquimia (9-0) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.