Fitzroy Charity Handicap 1m 3f 135y
- (4yo+, 1m 3f 135y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 29.41s
- Off time: 21:00:19
|1st||4 Jupiter Storm||7/4f|
|5||132 9-6||J W Mullins||S J Drowne||80||66/1|
Ronaldinho (IRE) 37
|4||132 9-6||A King||R Hughes||80||2/1|
|5||131 9-5 t||Ian Williams||James Doyle||79||6/1|
Jupiter Storm 28
|5||129 9-3 p1||G L Moore||G Baker||77||7/4f|
Sporting Gold (IRE) 18
|5||129 9-3 b||R Varian||T P Queally||77||5/1|
Swift Blade (IRE) 62
|6||128 9-2 h||Lady Herries||T E Durcan||76||14/1|
||4||9-3||G L Moore||R L Moore||7/2|
RONALDINHO won by 15 lengths on his last start on the Flat and was placed twice over hurdles over the winter. He should prove hard to beat here under Richard Hughes as the going won't be a problem. Jupiter Storm was second over course and distance last month and races off the same mark. There is no reason why he won't be thereabouts again but Sporting Gold is still 9lb higher than when winning at Haydock last September and closely matched with Swift Blade on Kempton running earlier this year. Commissar is best on Polytrack nowadays.
Jupiter Storm 6-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Flemish School (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Made all, raced stand side over 4f out, clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating Hero's Story (8-10) by 15l, 8 ran.
Sporting Gold (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Came centre entering straight and led this group until halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 17l behind Certavi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Commissar 16-1 (8-9) Held up in 5th, plugged on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Cafe Society (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Swift Blade (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader early, took keen hold, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 10l behind Jakey (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Starfield 12-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader for 2f, tracked leader, went 2nd halfway until 4f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Cactus Valley (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun '13.