Jayne And Joe Parker's Birthday Celebration Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 42.63s
- Off time: 15:06:03
|1st||7 Epsom Hill||11/2|
|2nd||2 Next Edition||10||28/1|
Save The Bees 23
|6||140 10-0||D Carroll||Neil Farley (3)||77||12/1|
Next Edition (IRE) 63
|6||139 9-13||P A Kirby||Joey Haynes (3)||76||28/1|
Warlu Way 12
|7||137 9-11||M W Easterby||Barry McHugh||74||8/1|
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 14
|4||133 9-7 h||M Todhunter||P Makin||70||14/1|
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 15
|4||130 9-4||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||67||20/1|
Epsom Hill (SWE) 25
|3||127 9-1 p||C Fellowes||P Mulrennan||75||11/2|
|3||123 8-11||M Walford||Jason Hart||71||15/8f|
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||F Norton||68||11/4|
Rochambeau (IRE) 44
|3||119 8-7||Mrs R Carr||J P Sullivan||67||18/1|
||8||912||G A Swinbank||B A Curtis||75||NR|
It's hard to ignore Leaderene, who completed a double in impressive fashion at Yarmouth after her Polytrack victory. She's stepping up another class here and has a 7lb rise to contend with but is obviously progressing fast and will take some beating. However, CRAGGAKNOCK looked a rapidly improving type when storming to an all-the-way victory at Pontefract and, though 8lb higher, he looks ready to step up in class and is still on a fair mark so gets the verdict. Epsom Hill appeared to do better when dropped back to 1m2f at Pontefract and could have done without a 4lb rise for finishing second but Northside Prince wasn't suited by the slow pace at Hamilton after a very good run of form and he can definitely do better.
Northside Prince (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, well held after, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Never Forever (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Epsom Hill (SWE) 8-1 (8-13) Towars rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Next Edition (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind San Cassiano (10-13) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Rochambeau (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Steadied in touch on inside, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, effort on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Daydreamer (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Craggaknock 8-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Inevitable (9-6) by 2l, 13 ran.
Leaderene 4-6fav (8-8) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, idled inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Corn Maiden (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Save The Bees 25-1 (9-0) Led and set steady pace, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Quest For More (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 10l behind Hoop Of Colour (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway on inner 3f out, switched right over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Precision Strike (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Warlu Way 5-1 (9-13) Slowly away keen towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on one pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rainbow Rock (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.