Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 5f 20y
- (4yo+, 5f 20y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 2.02s
- Off time: 18:26:36
|1st||8 Top Boy||3/1f|
|2nd||9 Bapak Bangsawan||2¼||5/1|
|3rd||7 Desert Strike||hd||16/1|
Red Baron (IRE) 196
|5||133 9-7||E J Alston||Neil Farley (3)||80||14/1|
We'll Deal Again 14
|7||131 9-5 b||M W Easterby||G Gibbons||78||7/2|
Rylee Mooch 165
|6||130 9-4 e||R C Guest||Connor Beasley (5)||77||17/2|
Profile Star (IRE) 16
|5||130 9-4||Miss A Stokell||L Morris||77||6/1|
Intrepid (IRE) 199
|4||128 9-2||T J Pitt||S Donohoe||75||7/1|
Desert Strike 9
|8||127 9-1 p||C R Dore||L P Keniry||74||16/1|
Top Boy 14
|4||126 9-0 v||D Shaw||D Swift||73||3/1f|
Bapak Bangsawan 39
|4||126 9-0||K A Ryan||Amy Ryan||73||5/1|
Harrogate Fair 18
|4||119 8-7||M D Squance||J Fanning||64||33/1|
||7||96 b||Ollie Pears||Non Runner||79||NR|
My Son Max
||5||9-7||P J O'gorman||Robert Tart||11/10|
Bapak Bangsawan should go well again after scoring over track and trip last time and Profile Star is not out of this despite a 6lb rise for winning at Lingfield. Course specialist Powerful Pierre has won nine times here but has yet to score over the minimum trip while Red Baron recorded all of last year's three victories at Musselburgh. DESERT STRIKE is a regular winner on the Polytrack and went close again at Lingfield last week. It could be his turn again today so Conor Dore's charge gets the nod.
Powerful Pierre 25-1 (8-13) Held up, outpaced halfway, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 10l behind King Bertie (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Top Boy 10-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Bapak Bangsawan 11-10fav (9-6) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, kept on well under pressure, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Top Cop (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Desert Strike 7-2 (9-7) In rear, headway on inner over 1f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 5, hd behind Roy's Legacy (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Intrepid (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 7, 28l behind Kyllachy Rise (9-5) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Red Baron (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Led far side, ridden and headed by that group over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of far side group, 22nd of 24, 10l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Harrogate Fair 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Foie Gras (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
We'll Deal Again 8-1 (9-5) Stumbled start, tracked leaders, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Profile Star (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Went right start, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlolng, driven out, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Shirley's Pride (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Rylee Mooch 9-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, tracked leader, ridden when pushed right just inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Arctic Feeling (8-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.