Simon De Montfort Handicap (BOBIS Race) 1m 1f 218y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 218y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 12.00s
- Off time: 16:05:41
|3rd||7 Dragoon Guard||hd||16/1|
Malachim Mist (IRE) 160
|3||133 9-7||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||85||20/1|
Flying Cape (IRE) 37
|3||130 9-4||A Hollinshead||William Buick||82||50/1|
Alex Vino (IRE) 192
|3||128 9-2||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||80||3/1|
Idder (IRE) 154
|3||128 9-2||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||80||5/4f|
|3||127 9-1||A M Balding||David Probert||79||6/1|
Dragoon Guard (IRE) 116
|3||125 8-13||M Botti||A Kirby||77||16/1|
|3||124 8-12||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||76||16/1|
Dubawi Light 59
|3||123 8-11||J Tate||L Morris||75||10/1|
||3||96||D H Brown||J P Spencer||84||NR|
High Troja (IRE)
||3||9-1||E A L Dunlop||R L Moore||7/4|
The Stoute yard has made a good start to the new season and Ryan Moore was on board Alex Vino when the latter scored at Lingfield in September. He should figure again along with Idder, who won over 7f at Newmarket in November. MONTALY was beaten a long way when runner-up to Hartnell over today's trip at Headquarters in the same month. But he still finished a street clear of the third and the the winner went on to place in the Group 1 Criterium at Saint-Cloud. Andrew Balding's charge gets the nod with the all-weather maiden winners Dragoon Guard, Arantes and Dubawi Light others to keep an eye on.
Illuminating Dream (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) last of 8, 31l behind Ihtimal (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f flls Group 3 (1) in Feb.
Montaly 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt ,close up, headway to chase winner 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Hartnell (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 2yo stks (3) sft in Nov.
Arantes 4-5fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Rose Kazan (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Dragoon Guard (IRE) 5-4 (9-5) Held up, headway and switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Market Storm (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Alex Vino (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again post, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Dursey Island (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.
Idder (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov beating Zee Zeely (9-0) by ns, 10 ran.
Flying Cape (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) 4th of 11, 2l behind Souriyan (9-2) at Lyon La Soie(FR) 1m 3f 3yo stks in Feb.
Dubawi Light 7-4fav (8-9) Chased leading pair on inside, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead 1f out, soon edged left, shaken up inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Bobby Benton (8-9) by 1l, 12 ran.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Close up, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Roachdale House (9-6) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.