ApolloBet Enhanced Racing Specials Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Flat Sprint Series Qualifier) 5f 193y
- (4yo+, 5f 193y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.93s
- Off time: 19:15:36
|2nd||9 Relight My Fire||1¼||25/1|
|3rd||10 Rich Again||1||11/1|
Head Space (IRE) 10
|6||132 9-6 p||Mrs R Carr||J P Sullivan||79||18/1|
|6||131 9-5 v||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||78||7/4f|
|8||130 9-4 b||Mrs R Carr||Jason Hart (3)||77||9/2|
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 16
|5||129 9-3 h||B Ellison||S De Sousa||76||7/1|
Sunraider (IRE) 7
|7||127 9-1||P T Midgley||P Mulrennan||74||3/1|
Mishaal (IRE) 27
|4||124 8-12 hb||M Herrington||B McHugh||71||25/1|
Relight My Fire 10
|4||123 8-11 b||T D Easterby||D Allan||70||25/1|
Rich Again (IRE) 255
|5||117 8-5||J D Bethell||J Fanning||64||11/1|
||4||97 p||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||80||NR|
||4||94||M Todhunter||P McDonald||77||NR|
A runner-up here a week ago, Circuitous finished ahead of both Sunraider and Klynch. He has leading claims off the same mark today but a chance is taken on the less exposed ELLA'S DELIGHT. She only won a maiden at Doncaster last month but her earlier second at the Curragh looks decent form and there should be more to come from Martin Todhunter's filly. Head Space arrives out of sorts but is now back on a winning mark and a much better effort from him could be forthcoming.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind King Torus (9-1) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Ella's Delight (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead last strides, won at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May beating Broadway Ranger (9-3) by shd, 9 ran.
Sunraider (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Relight My Fire 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 8l behind Teetotal (8-10) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Rich Again (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 3l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Mishaal (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Always behind, 9th of 11, 16l behind Conry (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Head Space (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt raced wide held up, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Teetotal (8-10) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Klynch 9-1 (9-6) Midfield, headway when hung right from over 1f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Circuitous 6-1 (9-7) Led, hard ridden when challenged well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 4l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.