Dolly Langton 80th Birthday Handicap 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
Alex Hammond's Tip Of The Day (Tipsy Dara - 14.00 A) To Win By Over 6 Lengths Up To Including 9 Lengths 12/1
- Winning time: 1m 12.71s
- Off time: 13:51:01
|1st||6 Lager Time||9/2|
|2nd||1 Katy Spirit||1½||6/1|
Katy Spirit (IRE) 16
|3||133 9-7||M Blanshard||L P Keniry||58||6/1|
Petite Georgia (IRE) 168
|3||133 9-7||George Baker||Jim Crowley||58||11/4f|
Daisie Cutter 68
|3||130 9-4||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||55||8/1|
Kalahari Breeze (IRE) 16
|3||128 9-2||W R Muir||William Carson||53||50/1|
Little Indian 16
|3||128 9-2||J R Jenkins||J Fanning||53||9/2|
Lager Time (IRE) 25
|3||126 9-0||P D Evans||A Kirby||51||9/2|
|3||126 9-0||J A Osborne||D Sweeney||51||5/1|
Little Miss Zuri (IRE) 6
|3||124 8-12||S Kirk||N Mackay||49||16/1|
Hats Off 20
|3||123 8-11 b||J R Best||S Donohoe||48||16/1|
This is similar to the first couple of races on today's card with a recent C&D winner, in this case KATY SPIRIT, having beaten today's main rivals on her latest start. Michael Blanshard's filly got the better of Little Indian and Kalahari Breeze last time and runner-up Devout has gone close again subsequently. The latter has the beating of Little Miss Zuri on latest running but a threat could come from the returning Petite Georgia, placed at Brighton on a couple of occasions last summer and open to improvement on her comeback.
Lager Time (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced when switched wide over 3f out, lost touch inside final 2f, last of 6, 14l behind Freddy With A Y (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) With leader, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, edged left near finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Devout (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Devout 11-2 (8-9) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 4th of 11, 1l behind Hazza The Jazza (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Little Indian 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, effort on inside over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no extra when not much room near finish, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Katy Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Petite Georgia (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls, chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Super Simon (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Jul.
Daisie Cutter 33-1 (8-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Almalekiah (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Little Miss Zuri (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, pulled hard, hard driven and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Hazza The Jazza (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Hats Off 16-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden halfway, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Small Fury (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Kalahari Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 8l behind Katy Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.