32Red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 11.70s
- Off time: 15:30:18
|1st||2 Nova Princesse||16/1|
Nakuti (IRE) 172
|3||133 9-7||S Kirk||R L Moore||74||11/4|
Nova Princesse (GER) 21
|3||131 9-5 t||M Botti||A Kirby||72||16/1|
Quantum Dot (IRE) 183
|3||130 9-4||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||71||7/2|
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 170
|3||128 9-2||M Johnston||J Fanning||69||5/4f|
Dont Have It Then 50
|3||127 9-1||W J Musson||R Winston||68||6/1|
Hard Walnut (IRE)
||3||9-7||O Stevens||J P Spencer||7/2|
Both Nakuti and Quantum Dot ended last year with placed efforts but neither have raced since October. Sir Guy Porteous never threatened in three starts last term but his yard have been winning regularly with similar types on the all-weather so he's not easily dismissed. Dont Have It Then bids for a hat-trick off an 8lb higher mark having won over track and trip before following up at Kempton and is the obvious choice but another chance is given to NOVA PRINCESSE. Disappointing dropped back to 5f last time, she's only 1lb higher than when winning over 6f at Kempton earlier and may come good again in this.
Nova Princesse (GER) 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 7th of 9, 5l behind Crisis Averted (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Nakuti (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) In touch, headway and switched right over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Dont Have It Then 7-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Spreadable (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Went right start led, ridden over 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, eased final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Rock Of Dreams (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Quantum Dot (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, edged left 2f out, driven and one pace in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Our Generation (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.