ApolloBet In Play Betting Handicap 7f 200y
- (3yo, 7f 200y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 38.60s
- Off time: 20:16:41
|1st||4 Arabian Comet||10/3|
|2nd||1 Sir Guy Porteous||5||5/2f|
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 21
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||J Fanning||78||5/2f|
Mariners Moon (IRE) 21
|3||132 9-6||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||77||3/1|
|3||131 9-5||G Moss||P Mulrennan||76||3/1|
Arabian Comet (IRE) 34
|3||131 9-5||W J Haggas||S De Sousa||76||10/3|
Western Sands (IRE) 21
|3||123 8-11||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||68||20/1|
Porthos Du Vallon 231
|3||122 8-10||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||67||28/1|
Sir Guy Porteous is upped a grade after scoring at Musselburgh and will need further improvement. Heavy ground was a legitimate excuse for Mariners Moon last time but he remains 12lb higher than when winning easily at Beverley last month. Arrowzone was hampered at Haydock when attempting to land a hat-trick and should finish closer this time, but ARABIAN COMET makes most appeal. She looked a progressive filly when scoring by four lengths at Wolverhampton on her reappearance and can confirm that impression by shrugging off an 8lb rise and taking this.
Arabian Comet (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Goleador (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, pressed leader from over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Zain Zone (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Arrowzone 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not much roon after 2f on bend, soon lost place into mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 22l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Porthos Du Vallon 8-1 (9-5) In touch, headway when not much room 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Mindblowing (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Mariners Moon (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 24l behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Western Sands (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 10l behind Lesha (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.