Directors Cup (Handicap) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £7,561 2nd £2,263 3rd £1,132 4th £566 5th £282
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 16.06s
- Off time: 20:10:26
|1st||5 Colonel Mak||14/1|
|2nd||2 Bear Behind||1¾||11/4|
|4||133 9-7||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||95||2/1f|
Bear Behind (IRE) 11
|5||131 9-5||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||93||11/4|
Cosmic Chatter 18
|4||131 9-5||T D Barron||A Mullen||93||25/1|
Colonel Mak 21
|7||128 9-2||T D Barron||Jason Hart (3)||90||14/1|
Angus Og 26
|4||125 8-13||K R Burke||Joey Haynes (5)||87||5/1|
Tarooq (USA) 47
|8||124 8-12||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||86||7/1|
Mutafaakir (IRE) 18
|5||119 8-7 p||Mrs R Carr||J P Sullivan||81||11/2|
||5||94||M Wigham||L Dettori||92||NR|
||4||813||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||87||NR|
||4||810||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||84||NR|
||4||8-9||D O'Meara||G Lee||9/2|
WATCHABLE followed an easy maiden success at Ayr with a fine run in a Class 2 handicap at Goodwood from tonight's mark. It will be a pleasant surprise to connections that he hasn't been raised and this looks winnable. Bear Behind was racing off 104 last spring and wasn't beaten far in a Longchamp Group 3 and, after landing a Thirsk seller two runs ago, he was entitled to score from 88 at Haydock and isn't badly treated off 5lb higher. Angus Og gained a surprise victory here last month and, though now on his highest ever mark, his young pilot's claim will be a bonus. After landing a Doncaster maiden, Muthmir started a short-priced favourite for a Newmarket handicap in August but ran moderately and hasn't been seen since. Michael Wigham doesn't waste journeys and the presence of Frankie on board Fairway To Heaven is significant and the dual winner, who ended the last campaign in Group 3 company, will be better for his recent run at Ascot.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair near side but mid-division overall, no impression when hung right over 1f out, 9th of 15, 14l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Muthmir (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, keen, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Lewisham 40-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Colonel Mak 33-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 20, 9l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Bear Behind (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Made all stands' side, driven 2f out, soon ridden, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May beating Shore Step (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Cosmic Chatter 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear and outpaced, never a factor, 8th of 11, 11l behind Noble Storm (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Watchable 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, raced towards stands side, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Intrinsic (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in May.
Tarooq (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Switched left start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 6l behind Alben Star (9-5) at Lingfield 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Angus Og 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Hadaj (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.