Ladbrokes Handicap 1m 141y
- (4yo+, 1m 141y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 49.12s
- Off time: 19:15:41
|1st||3 Angelic Upstart||11/10f|
|4||133 9-7||M Johnston||S De Sousa||80||4/1|
Idol Deputy (FR) 15
|8||131 9-5 e||J Bennett||Charlotte Jenner (7)||78||20/1|
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 176
|6||129 9-3||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy (3)||76||11/10f|
Pearl Nation (USA) 23
|5||129 9-3||B P J Baugh||Freddie Tylicki||76||5/1|
Canon Law (IRE) 17
|4||126 9-0 v1||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||73||20/1|
Conry (IRE) 36
|8||124 8-12||Ian Williams||S Donohoe||71||16/1|
My Single Malt (IRE) 10
|6||123 8-11||Miss J A Camacho||P Mulrennan||70||6/1|
||4||9-7||C R Dore||Hayley Turner||11/4|
My Single Malt arrives in fine form but is upped in class while Conry's recent win came on the Fibresand at Southwell, his first since 2012. Canon Law looks in need of some respite from the handicapper but that's not been forthcoming and Pearl Nation's only win so far came at Doncaster back in 2012. A winner at Newmarket in August, ANGELIC UPSTART is having his first start since October but gets a speculative vote anyway with his yard in such good form and Oisin Murphy's 3lb claim further helping his cause. Skytrain and Idol Deputy are both struggling at present.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, late headway final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Border Legend (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Skytrain 9-2 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Mar.
My Single Malt (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leader, led 3f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Life And Times (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Conry (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, chase winner briefly, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Pearl Nation (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden halfway, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Idol Deputy (FR) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, never involved, last of 11, 12l behind Silverheels (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Canon Law (IRE) 6-4 (9-6) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, last of 3, 8l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.