Ladbrokes Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £7,246 2nd £2,169 3rd £1,084 4th £543 5th £270
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 40.52s
- Off time: 14:10:18
|1st||1 Frontier Fighter||9/4|
|2nd||5 The Lock Master||1||7/2|
Frontier Fighter 16
|6||133 9-7||D O'Meara||Sam James (3)||93||9/4|
|7||124 8-12||T Keddy||Shelley Birkett (5)||84||2/1f|
First Post (IRE) 9
|7||122 8-10 h||D Haydn Jones||L P Keniry||82||4/1|
Arabian Heights 164
|6||119 8-7||Ian Williams||Michael J M Murphy (3)||78||20/1|
The Lock Master (IRE) 9
|7||119 8-7||M Appleby||A Mullen||77||7/2|
||8||87||Ian Williams||Jordan Vaughan||65||NR|
Conry can race off a much lower mark on the all-weather but was well beaten here recently anyway and Arabian Heights has been off the track since last summer. The Lock Master and First Post found Greyfriarschorista over four lengths too good when the latter scored over track and trip last week. He has leading claims again but FRONTIER FIGHTER makes most appeal. David O'Meara's charge went close to catching course specialist Dubai Hills over 7f here last month and will take all the beating if reproducing that effort.
Conry (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 11, 8l behind Two No Bids (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Frontier Fighter 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Dec.
The Lock Master (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden halfway, wide straight 3f out, headway under pressure from over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Greyfriarschorista 6-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on inner to press leaders entering final 3f, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec beating Kung Hei Fat Choy (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
First Post (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt, raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Arabian Heights 66-1 (9-11) Held up in 5th, ridden and beaten 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 7, 43l behind Ningara (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.