Horse Racing Free Bets With bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 2m 119y
- (4yo+, 2m 119y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 40.54s
- Off time: 15:43:33
Harry Hunt 48
|6||139 9-13||G McPherson||C Catlin||81||5/1|
Lifetime (IRE) 26
|5||134 9-8||B Ellison||D Swift||76||10/1|
|8||132 9-6 b||L Corcoran||L Morris||74||16/1|
English Summer 15
|6||131 9-5 t||D M Simcock||T Eaves||73||9/4|
||4||92 p||J Ryan||R Winston||77||WD|
Lifetime landed a double on the Flat early last year and Murcar scored over C&D when last seen on the level back in 2009. Harry Hunt is better than both of the above over hurdles but has to race off a much higher mark back on the Flat after winning here in 2011. English Summer is hard to catch right and is upped in class having won over 1m4f at Lingfield last time so SOMEMOTHERSDOHAVEM makes more appeal. November's C&D winner has run well off higher marks since and this looks a less competitive race than his latest close-up fourth at Kempton.
Somemothersdohavem 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed challenging until no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Murcar 9-4 (9-6) In touch, led 13f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 2f out, driven out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct '09 beating Basalt (9-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
English Summer 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, squeezed through to lead 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec beating Laser Blazer (9-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Harry Hunt 20-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep '11 beating Light Well (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lifetime (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) With leader, weakened over 4f out, soon tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.