Swannington Handicap (Div 2) 7f 9y
- (4yo+, 7f 9y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.29s
- Off time: 18:05:25
|2nd||9 High On The Hog||1¼||20/1|
Khajaaly (IRE) 79
|7||133 9-7 vt||M Appleby||A Mullen||59||15/8f|
Delightful Sleep 4
|6||131 9-5||P D Evans||A Kirby||57||3/1|
True Spirit 118
|4||130 9-4||P W D'Arcy||Joe Doyle (7)||56||7/1|
Hazza The Jazza 188
|4||129 9-3||R C Guest||Melissa Thompson (7)||55||20/1|
|5||128 9-2||T D Barron||F Tylicki||54||12/1|
|7||120 8-8||S A Harris||B A Curtis||46||7/2|
High On The Hog (IRE) 11
|6||119 8-7||W M Brisbourne||Noel Garbutt (5)||45||20/1|
||8||96||T D Easterby||P Hanagan||58||NR|
||6||92 p||P D Niven||G Lee||54||NR|
||8||8-13||S R Bowring||M Barzalona||8/1|
KHAJAALY arrives from the all-weather in the best form, though 17 starts on Turf without a win does nothing to boost confidence in his chances. But he still gets the vote in a poor handicap given he can race off a 15lb lower mark back on this surface. True Spirit raced five times without success on Turf last year before scoring at Wolverhampton but Amethyst Dawn continues to tumble down the weights as a consequence of her regressive form. Delightful Sleep has done all his winning on the Polytrack so far and Vale Of Clara's only win to date was back in 2012
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Keen towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, no impression, last of 9, 13l behind Fab Lolly (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Raced centre, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Hab Reeh (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Botanist 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Swift Cedar (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gf in May.
High On The Hog (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, some headway from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Ellies Image (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Delightful Sleep 12-1 (9-1) Midfields, headway over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
True Spirit 6-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, chased leading pair, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Pearl Ransom (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Feb.
Khajaaly (IRE) 8-11fav (9-11) Raced keenly, tracked leading pair, effort and wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 3, hd behind Hierarch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Hazza The Jazza 40-1 (10-4) Dwelt, towards rear on outside, outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 14, 41l behind McConnell (10-8) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Ptolemy 16-1 (9-3) Started slowly, always behind, 11th of 12, 14l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.