Hickling Selling Stakes 5f 218y
- (3-5yo, 5f 218y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.67s
- Off time: 14:47:26
|1st||1 Bond Club||9/4|
|2nd||5 Ishi Honest||3¾||12/1|
|3rd||10 Sandsman's Girl||s.h||20/1|
Bond Club 6
|4||131 9-5 b||G R Oldroyd||Robert Tart (3)||60||9/4|
Sir Pedro 18
|5||131 9-5 h||R M H Cowell||G Lee||77||11/8f|
Blue Clumber 15
|4||126 9-0||S A Harris||Alex Hopkinson (7)||48||25/1|
Ficelle (IRE) 19
|5||126 9-0 p||Mrs N S Evans||Graham Gibbons||49||25/1|
Ishi Honest 24
|4||126 9-0||M D I Usher||J Fortune||56||12/1|
Go Charlie 44
|3||123 8-11 h||R Harris||B A Curtis||50||50/1|
Smart Life 10
|3||123 8-11 b||R Eddery||Kieran Shoemark (7)||33/1|
Sandsman's Girl (IRE) 6
|3||118 8-6 b||J G Given||F Norton||67||20/1|
||3||811||P D Evans||D J Bates||67||WD|
||3||86||A W Carroll||Ryan Powell||34||NR|
Above The Stars
||5||9-5||J A Osborne||Racheal Kneller||1/4|
There was cut in the ground when SIR PEDRO won at Doncaster last season and today's drop in class could see him back to winning ways. He's preferred to Vodka Time, who has looked a shadow of last year's promising two-year-old since returning from a lengthy absence. Sandman's Girl has also struggled badly this term and was tailed off at Redcar last week. Bond Club has something to find at the weights on today's terms but acts in soft ground and makes most appeal of the remainder in a pretty poor seller.
Vodka Time (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along and headway over 3f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Intense Feeling (7-9) at Salisbury 7f 3yo clm (5) gs in May.
Oakley Dancer 33-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, hanging left over 1f out, last of 10, 17l behind Where The Boys Are (9-7) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Bond Club 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, led halfway, ridden clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Mitchell (9-4) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gs in May.
Ishi Honest 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders far side, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-13) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Sandsman's Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind More Beau (9-0) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Sir Pedro 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Monumental Man (9-0) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Blue Clumber 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 17l behind All Right Now (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Go Charlie 66-1 (8-10) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Ashkari (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr.
Ficelle (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leaders halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Pettochside (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Smart Life 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 4th of 9, 18l behind Johara (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.