Ladbrokes Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 42.20s
- Off time: 14:08:19
|2nd||12 No Win No Fee||½||7/2|
|3rd||8 Peter's Friend||2||4/1|
Goal (IRE) 2
|6||133 9-7 t||C Smith||J Garritty (7)||75||25/1|
Zaitsev (IRE) 145
|4||132 9-6||Ollie Pears||R Winston||74||7/1|
|5||131 9-5||C A Dwyer||Shelley Birkett (5)||73||7/4f|
Raging Bear (USA) 55
|4||131 9-5||H J Evans||Daniel Cremin (7)||73||12/1|
Spes Nostra 95
|6||130 9-4 b||T D Barron||B A Curtis||72||14/1|
My Single Malt (IRE) 21
|6||128 9-2||Miss J A Camacho||Barry McHugh||70||14/1|
Peter's Friend 45
|5||124 8-12||M Herrington||P McDonald||66||4/1|
Sky Crossing 21
|5||123 8-11||T P Tate||Martin Lane||65||66/1|
Dancing Maite 24
|9||121 8-9||S R Bowring||M Coumbe (3) (ex1)||63||50/1|
No Win No Fee 24
|4||119 8-7 p||M Appleby||A Mullen||61||7/2|
||4||92||R Ingram||R Havlin||70||NR|
||5||88||R E Barr||Shirley Teasdale||62||NR|
This is much tougher than the race No Win No Fee won here recently and Peter's Friend failed to cope with a 5lb rise last time having scored over track and trip before that. But Shelley Birkett's allowance means TATTING can effectively race off a lower mark than when winning over course and distance three weeks ago and he gets the vote to follow-up. Zaitsev, Raging Bear and Spes Nostra were successful on Turf last year and all three are good enough to get involved if taking to the Fibresand.
Gabrial's Wawa 20-1 (9-1) Led until just over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 11, 12l behind The Tichborne (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Mitchum 40-1 (9-1) Chased winner until 2f out, chased leaders and soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong,, 9th of 13, 13l behind Royal Holiday (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Tatting 10-1 (8-11) In rear, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Dec beating Kung Hei Fat Choy (8-13) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
No Win No Fee 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final 2f, stayed on to regain lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Frosty Friday (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Peter's Friend 11-4fav (9-3) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
My Single Malt (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Tatting (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Dec.
Spes Nostra 13-2 (9-3) With leader, led over 6f out, headed over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Tectonic (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Raging Bear (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, detatched in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 21, 5l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Goal (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 3rd 3f out, no chance with front pair final 2f, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Reve De Nuit (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs.
Zaitsev (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 16l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Dancing Maite 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 10, 5l behind Alpha Tauri (8-0) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Sky Crossing 50-1 (8-11) In rear, outpaced over 4f out, 12th of 13, 28l behind Tatting (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Dec.