Unibet By Players For Players Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.66s
- Off time: 20:02:29
|1st||2 Clear Spring||9/2|
|2nd||6 B Fifty Two||2||16/1|
|3rd||8 Cruise Tothelimit||s.h||9/2|
Waffle (IRE) 16
|8||133 9-7||T D Barron||R Hughes||95||10/1|
Clear Spring (IRE) 24
|6||131 9-5||J L Spearing||Liam Jones||93||9/2|
Born To Surprise 23
|5||129 9-3||L Carter||S Donohoe||91||10/1|
Huntsmans Close 49
|4||126 9-0 h||R Charlton||James Doyle||88||3/1f|
B Fifty Two (IRE) 24
|5||125 8-13 bt||C Hills||L Dettori||87||16/1|
Joe Packet 10
|7||125 8-13||J G Portman||Jim Crowley||87||7/1|
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 3
|6||116 8-4||Ian Williams||Joey Haynes (5)||78||9/2|
Mac's Power (IRE) 63
|8||116 8-4||W J Musson||C Catlin||78||33/1|
Triple Chocolate 7
|4||114 8-2||R Ingram||J Quinn||72||7/1|
||7||92||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||90||NR|
||4||9-5||H Palmer||G Baker||12/1|
A few of these are potentially well handicapped and the betting should provide a few clues. We're particularly interested in Joe Packet, who has won over track and trip off a higher mark and should be approaching peak fitness now. Waffle was second in the Wokingham off a 5lb higher mark a couple of years ago and stablemate Colonel Mak should be capable of getting involved on going that will suit. Born To Surprise arrives off the back of a victory at Lingfield but 7f is more his trip. HUNTSMANS CLOSE only won by a head over course and distance in April and is 5lb higher but that was a step up on previous form and he may just be capable of following up in this. Cruise Tothelimit has been dropped a couple of pounds since finishing second at Haydock on Friday and looks a threat ahead of Mac's Power, who may not be the force of old.
Colonel Mak 33-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 20, 9l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Clear Spring (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Raced centre, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 19l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Raced near side, tracked leader in group and prominent overall, ridden and weakening when hung right over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 22l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance from over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 9, nk behind Go Go Green (8-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Joe Packet 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Intrinsic (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in May.
Born To Surprise 4-1 (9-7) Close up, headway to track leader over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, driven and all out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Great Expectations (8-8) by shd, 8 ran.
Huntsmans Close 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, well off the pace towards rear, headway on rail over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr beating Joey's Destiny (9-2) by hd, 16 ran.
Waffle (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Noble Storm (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Triple Chocolate 7-2 (8-8) Quickly away, soon steadied in touch, headway towards far side 2f out, effort between horses just over 1f out, chasing leading pair inside final furlong, dropped to 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 8, 2l behind Links Drive Lady (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Mac's Power (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In rear, effort over 1f out, keeping on when not clear run and checked inside final furlong, no recover, 7th of 9, 7l behind Dutiful Son (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.