32Red Burning Desire Slot Handicap 2m 119y
- (4yo+, 2m 119y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 45.52s
- Off time: 19:00:28
|1st||1 Sir Frank Morgan||8/13f|
|2nd||4 Royal Defence||3¼||5/2|
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 10
|4||132 9-6||M Johnston||J Fanning||60||8/13f|
Hejaz (IRE) 46
|4||131 9-5 ht||T J Pitt||S Donohoe||59||20/1|
Royal Defence (IRE) (ex6) 7
|8||127 9-1 t||R Ford||Connor Beasley (5)||45||5/2|
Inside Knowledge (USA) 40
|8||123 8-11 p||G Woodward||L Morris||47||33/1|
William Hogarth 254
|9||122 8-10||W K Goldsworthy||Daniel Muscutt (5)||46||15/2|
Go Amwell 16
|11||122 8-10 v||J R Jenkins||Vitor Santos (7)||45||66/1|
||10||95 t||S Lycett||A Kirby||55||NR|
||5||9-10||P D Evans||A Kirby||7/4|
The Fibresand surface at Southwell may have been the cause of SIR FRANK MORGAN's below-par effort last time. He'd landed a double over course and distance in good style earlier and gets another chance back at this track. Fade To Grey remains out of sorts and was well beaten by the selection last month while Royal Defence was ending a long losing run when scoring over 1m6f here a week ago. He's facing a tougher task today under a penalty and the remainder are even harder to fancy unless William Hogarth improves for last year's slide down the handicap.
Fade To Grey (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leader until 5f out, outpaced 3f out, tailed off, last of 3, 33l behind Mahadee (8-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 8-11fav (9-2) Soon led, headed over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, no chance with front pair 2f out, lost moderate 3rd inside final furlong, last of 5, 13l behind Teajaybe (9-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Royal Defence (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, effort on outer to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Travel (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
William Hogarth 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 13, 10l behind Tijori (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Go Amwell 66-1 (8-3) Dwelt, held up behind, headway over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 8l behind Mighty Mambo (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 100-1 (8-9) Led early, tracked leader, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 5, 37l behind Reve De Nuit (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Hejaz (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, 15l behind Dimitar (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.