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- (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.94s
- Off time: 16:41:01
|1st||6 The Happy Hammer||10/1|
|2nd||8 Shifting Star||nk||20/1|
Kyllachy Star 16
|8||133 9-7 v||R A Fahey||B McHugh||70||7/2j|
Run It Twice (IRE) 9
|4||133 9-7 b||P D Evans||E J Walsh (5)||70||6/1|
Go Far 6
|4||131 9-5 hv||A Bailey||R Winston||68||7/2j|
Top Offer 17
|5||130 9-4||P Crate||S W Kelly||67||5/1|
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 17
|8||127 9-1 b||E Stanford||Robert Tart (3)||64||10/1|
Presumido (IRE) 11
|4||127 9-1 h||S Dow||Hayley Turner||64||7/1|
Shifting Star (IRE) 3
|9||125 8-13 b||J J Bridger||William Carson||62||20/1|
Magical Rose (IRE) 12
|4||125 8-13 p||P W D'Arcy||William Twiston-Davies (3)||62||14/1|
Sea Soldier (IRE) 4
|6||121 8-9||A M Balding||Rob Hornby (7)||58||10/1|
||4||96||J Gallagher||Michael J M Murphy||69||NR|
Kyllachy Star finished ahead of Ostralegus at Southwell last time but both had earlier won over track and trip. The latter was raised 11lb for winning a maiden but the former beat Shifting Star and TOP OFFER here last month. That gives Peter Crate's charge something to find but he's much better off on today's terms and finished closer at Kempton on his latest start. He finally looks set to take advantage of a slide down the weights. Go Far made the frame here last month but the suspicion remains that he's better on the slower Fibresand surface at Southwell.
Ostralegus 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on inside and went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 7, 11l behind Ace Master (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in touch, outpaced when not clear run from well over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never able to challenge, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Shifting Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 10th of 13, 5l behind Kakapuka (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Presumido (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 3l behind Random Success (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Run It Twice (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) In rear, headway 2f out, switched right 1f out, stayed on, not able to challenge front pair, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Smalljohn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Go Far 11-10fav (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, switched right and headway over 1f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, nk behind Tartan Trip (8-9) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Top Offer 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Kyllachy Star 11-4fav (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Ace Master (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Magical Rose (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, chased leaders and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.