'Because It Matters' Handicap 1m 1f 36y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 36y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 57.19s
- Off time: 15:15:36
|1st||1 Quest Of Colour||7/4f|
|2nd||2 Neuf Des Coeurs||2¼||14/1|
|3rd||7 Ed Led Jed||4½||6/1|
Quest Of Colour (IRE) 34
|3||133 9-7||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (3)||59||7/4f|
Neuf Des Coeurs 67
|3||133 9-7||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||59||14/1|
|3||129 9-3 b||R C Guest||D T Da Silva (5)||55||11/2|
Magic Shoes (IRE) 8
|3||128 9-2||S Corbett||R Ffrench||54||50/1|
Notts So Blue 22
|3||126 9-0||S A Harris||Jason Hart||52||9/2|
Shiftin Bobbins 22
|3||124 8-12||M Dods||P Mulrennan||50||9/2|
Ed Led Jed (IRE) 7
|3||119 8-7 p1||J C McConnell||J P Sullivan||45||6/1|
The Bunny Catcher 280
|3||119 8-7||Mrs S A Watt||Joey Haynes (3)||45||66/1|
||3||8-12||M Herrington||G Lee||13/8|
QUEST OF COLOUR (NAP) improved for the step up to 1m2f to open her account on her handicap debut at Redcar. Richard Fahey's filly can go in again in this company raised only 3lb. Notts So Blue got off the mark at Ayr last time but will find this tougher off a 6lb higher mark while Shiftin Bobbins was still beaten a long way when runner-up at Ayr. The remainder are struggling at present with Tortoise looking in the handicapper's grip and 7f winner Neuf Des Coeurs remaining out of sorts.
Quest Of Colour (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, steadied towards rear 7f out, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating The Firm (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Neuf Des Coeurs 15-2 (9-6) Ridden away from stalls, soon tracking leaders racing keenly, ridden and weakened from over 3f out, last of 7, 36l behind Bahamian C (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Ed Led Jed (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Slowly away and in rear, progress and ridden 2f out, checked briefly over 1f out, 7th 1f out, not much room between horses inside final furlong, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Gold Focus (10-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Shiftin Bobbins 8-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside from over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace, no chance with winner but won battle for 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Jay Kay (8-7) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Notts So Blue 3-1 (8-9) Led until over 2f out, soon rallied, led again inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug beating Her Red Devil (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tortoise 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, not much room on rail and slightly lost place 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, plugged on into modest 4th near finish, 4th of 8, 8l behind Disclosure (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
The Bunny Catcher 100-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced and behind, never dangerous, lost touch 2f out, last of 6, 41l behind Resolute (9-0) at Southwell 7f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Magic Shoes (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Slunovrat (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.