Greene King Festival At Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap 7f 3y
- (3yo+, 7f 3y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,846 2nd £847 3rd £423 4th £212
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.40s
- Off time: 15:10:16
|1st||1 Desert Ranger||15/8f|
Desert Ranger (IRE) 19
|3||132 9-6||J Tate||K Fallon||74||15/8f|
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 13
|8||132 9-6 vt||Mrs L Pearce||J Quinn||66||5/2|
Shasta Daisy 28
|3||131 9-5 h||Lady Cecil||Martin Harley||73||5/2|
Saskia's Dream 22
|6||127 9-1 v||Jane Chapple-Hyam||Cam Hardie (7)||61||11/2|
||4||9-12||J R Fanshawe||Hayley Turner||2/1|
Desert Ranger is upped in trip but has yet to show a great deal on Turf. Fellow three-year-old Shasta Daisy is proving disappointing and is now tried in a hood while Saskia's Dream is tricky to catch right and was last on her reappearance over 6f here last month. JONNIE SKULL can record a seventh course win after an improved fourth over a mile at Newmarket. He's now 5lb lower than when scoring over track and trip last August and has ground conditions is in his favour.
Desert Ranger (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Quiet Warrior (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Saskia's Dream 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 8l behind Ada Lovelace (8-5) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
Shasta Daisy 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ran wide on home bend, lost place and no impression on leaders after, stayed on, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind A Legacy Of Love (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, no extra and held on for 4th close home, 4th of 14, 6l behind Roxy Lane (8-7) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.