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- (4yo+, 7f 32y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.99s
- Off time: 20:01:19
|4||133 9-7||M Johnston||J Fanning||75||7/1|
|6||133 9-7||M S Saunders||Dane O'Neill||75||33/1|
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 16
|4||132 9-6 h||T J Pitt||S Donohoe||74||11/4|
Strong Man 15
|6||131 9-5 b||M W Easterby||Graham Gibbons||73||15/8f|
Ted's Brother (IRE) 146
|6||127 9-1 he||R C Guest||Billy Cray (3)||69||16/1|
|4||125 8-13||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||67||2/1|
Ted's Brother looks high enough in the weights for his reappearance and Loud has been well beaten on the Polytrack either side of winning at Southwell. But Strong Man made another bold bid at Kempton last time having won at the same track earlier. SMOKETHATTHUNDERS never figured stepped up to 1m2f on his latest start but had finished a close-up third to Bowstar over today's trip before that in a higher grade contest than this. That looks stronger form than the recent placed effort of Sakash and Tim Pitt's charge gets the vote.
Sakash 2-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Grace Hull (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Pulled hard towards rear, headway to track leaders over 5f out, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Strong Man 2-1fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on to regain 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Fanoos (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Ginzan 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and every chance when rider dropped whip over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Maglietta Fina (9-5) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 21, 25l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Loud 5-2fav (9-7) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Go Far (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.