32Red.com Handicap 1m 2f 36y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 36y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 16.34s
- Off time: 16:46:12
Zafranagar (IRE) 4
|9||132 9-6||Ian Williams||George Downing (5)||69||2/1|
|6||128 9-2 p||B J Llewellyn||Daniel Muscutt (5)||65||7/4f|
|4||118 8-6||B J Llewellyn||Martin Lane||55||4/1|
Acapulco Bay 26
|10||115 8-3 p||D Burchell||L Morris||52||8/1|
|6||114 8-2||R J Price||Gary Mahon (7) (ex3)||45||12/1|
||4||97||R Harris||D C Byrne||70||NR|
||4||9-4||A M Balding||Catherine Gannon||11/4|
ZAFRANAGAR hasn't reproduced his second at Doncaster in March so far but is back on a winning mark and this is a weak contest. Pandorica, third over track and trip last time, should prove the pick of her stable's two runners and makes more appeal than the inconsistent Hill Fort but Acapulco Bay could be worth a second look if the market speaks in his favour as he's potentially well treated.
Hill Fort 25-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 24l behind Dark Ruler (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Pandorica 5-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, every chance until winner quickened past, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Belle Park (8-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Zafranagar (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Steadied soon after start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 7l behind Chain Of Events (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Acapulco Bay 7-2fav (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened and eased over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Bondi Mist (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Greyemkay 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 43l behind Camelopardalis (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Petrify 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along on inside and no headway over 2f out, 7th of 13, 18l behind Belle Park (8-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.