Racing Plus The Best Weekend Action Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 33.10s
- Off time: 20:12:01
|1st||2 Huff And Puff||9/2|
Spensley (IRE) 26
|6||138 9-12||J R Fanshawe||M Barzalona||85||5/1|
Huff And Puff 26
|5||137 9-11||Mrs A J Perrett||N Callan||84||9/2|
Art Scholar (IRE) 11
|5||136 9-10||M Appleby||G Baker||83||20/1|
Yasir (USA) 28
|4||135 9-9 pt||Saeed bin Suroor||L Dettori||82||6/1|
Knightly Escapade 40
|4||131 9-5||J L Dunlop||R Hughes||78||9/1|
Four Nations (USA) 46
|4||127 9-1||Mrs A J Perrett||Jim Crowley||74||14/1|
Nave (USA) 5
|5||127 9-1||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||74||12/1|
Ukrainian (IRE) (ex6) 3
|3||127 9-1 v||M Johnston||K Fallon||75||4/1f|
Rocky Rebel 171
|4||125 8-13||C C Bealby||Dane O'Neill||72||33/1|
|3||123 8-11||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||77||13/2|
||5||98||D K Ivory||Non Runner||81||NR|
||3||85||Ian Williams||Non Runner||69||NR|
Ukrainian attempts a quick double after last Sunday's win at Musselburgh. He won't be far away as a first-time visor did the trick last time and remains in place today. Rocky Rebel remains 5lb higher than January's win over C&D while Huff And Puff needed 1m6f to return to winning ways at Haydock last time. YASIR looked in need of the outing when fading quickly in the closing stages on his return to action but, with that run under his belt and Frankie taking over the reins, he gets the nod in this.
Valid Reason 9-2 (10-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind New Youmzain (8-9) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 10l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Huff And Puff 11-2 (9-9) Close up, went 2nd over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Winner's Wish (9-1) by 1l, 9 ran.
Ukrainian (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out on bit, soon ridden, clear final furlong, easily, won at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep beating Generous Dream (9-2) by 8l, 10 ran.
Spensley (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 4l behind Roxy Flyer (9-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Shestheman 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on entering final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Art Scholar (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, not clear run well over 1f out, hung left and some late progress, never on terms, 7th of 11, 8l behind New Hampshire (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Nave (USA) 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat to leaders, 5th of 13, 7l behind O Ma Lad (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Knightly Escapade 10-1 (9-8) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Fleeting Image (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Yasir (USA) 4-1 (9-12) In rear, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Refractor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Four Nations (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 27l behind Maastricht (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Rocky Rebel 7-2fav (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 6l behind Accumulate (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.