Qatar Racing Handicap (BOBIS Race) 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932 5th £466 6th £234
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.32s
- Off time: 17:35:47
|1st||6 Zee Zeely||8/1|
|2nd||1 Miner's Lamp||¾||9/2|
Miner's Lamp (IRE) 208
|3||133 9-7||C Appleby||M Barzalona||95||9/2|
Snow Trouble (USA) 15
|3||127 9-1||M P Tregoning||R L Moore||89||9/4f|
Act Of Charity (IRE) 84
|3||126 9-0||Miss Gay Kelleway||David Probert||88||25/1|
Donny Rover (IRE) 15
|3||120 8-8||M Appleby||Oisin Murphy (3)||82||9/1|
Lungarno Palace (USA) 72
|3||120 8-8||M Botti||L Morris||82||25/1|
Zee Zeely 26
|3||117 8-5 p1||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||79||8/1|
Old Town Boy 25
|3||115 8-3||P J McBride||S De Sousa||77||9/2|
Ganges (IRE) 18
|3||115 8-3||J A R Toller||Andrea Atzeni||77||5/1|
Soviet Rock (IRE)
||3||9-3||A M Balding||David Probert||15/8|
Miner's Lamp won at Sandown and Leicester in the autumn and further progress is expected this year. Lugarno Palace made a winning reappearance at Wolverhampton while Donny Rover and Old Town Boy were also successful last time. Zee Zeely's stable is in terrific form but he let supporters down over this trip at Pontefract last month. SNOW TROUBLE couldn't quite get to Zampa Manos over a mile on his return to action but stayed on strongly suggesting the extra quarter-mile will be right up his street. He'll strip fitter here so get the vote.
Zee Zeely 5-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, plugged on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 11, 13l behind Champagne Rules (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Miner's Lamp (IRE) 4-11fav (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, headway to go 2nd 7f out, led 3f out, pushed out, won at Leicester 1m 2f 2yo stks (3) gf in Oct beating Gold Top (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Ganges (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Provident Spirit (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Donny Rover (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Secret Archive (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lungarno Palace (USA) 5-6fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Three Cliffs (9-5) by hd, 4 ran.
Snow Trouble (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge winner from 2f out, every chance until unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, shd behind Zampa Manos (9-0) at Kempton 1m cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Old Town Boy 16-1 (9-7) Soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led 3f out, clear 2f out, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Ultimate Act (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Act Of Charity (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 8th of 9, 14l behind Baby Foot (8-11) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 1m 3yo Listed stks fbs in Feb.