Swannington Handicap (Div 1) 7f 9y
- (4yo+, 7f 9y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.27s
- Off time: 17:31:46
|1st||3 Colour My World||5/1|
|2nd||2 Pink Lips||2¾||2/1f|
Magical Rose (IRE) 13
|4||133 9-7||C Allen||Jordan Vaughan (7)||60||4/1|
Pink Lips 312
|6||132 9-6||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||59||2/1f|
Colour My World 12
|4||131 9-5 b||E S McMahon||F Norton||58||5/1|
|5||130 9-4||G R Oldroyd||Robert Tart (3)||57||4/1|
Mccool Bannanas 37
|6||129 9-3 v1||J W Unett||A Kirby||56||14/1|
Douglas Pasha (IRE) 374
|4||127 9-1||Martin Smith||Nathan Alison (5)||54||33/1|
|10||127 9-1 b||M R Bosley||G Lee||54||12/1|
Berkeley Street (USA) 7
|4||126 9-0 b||Jane Chapple-Hyam||M Barzalona||53||16/1|
||6||87 t||C N Kellett||Jack Duern||45||NR|
||8||8-13||S R Bowring||M Barzalona||8/1|
PINK LIPS won in soft ground last term and went close off today's higher mark at Yarmouth in July. She gets the vote despite having her first start since then given today's distinctly modest opposition. Top weight Magical Rose has just the one win in 22 starts but Colour My World is less exposed and drops a further 2lb down the weights. Crossley managed a fourth in heavy going in November and Douglas Pasha won off a slightly higher mark on Polytrack last year.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Spring Bird (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Colour My World 7-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, ridden inside final 2f, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 13, 8l behind Shifting Star (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Pink Lips 9-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Clear Pearl (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Alfresco 8-1 (9-6) 10th of 12, 6l behind Until Midnight (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Crossley 7-2 (9-7) Led early, tracked winner, ridden and no impression from 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Heezararity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Mccool Bannanas 8-1 (8-9) Slowly away, took keen hold and held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, some headway on inside over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 5th of 9, 13l behind Cravat (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Berkeley Street (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 26l behind Monopoli (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gs in May.
Magical Rose (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Led in centre and overall, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, just lost out on battle for 3rd, 4th of 6, 5l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in May.
Douglas Pasha (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased leader until 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 9, well behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May '13.