East Midlands Ceramics Handicap 1m 60y
- (3yo+, 1m 60y, Class 6, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 43.94s
- Off time: 17:05:49
|3rd||1 Prince Of Burma||¾||8/1|
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 12
|6||147 10-7 b||P D Evans||Richard Evans (3)||72||8/1|
Sonnetation (IRE) 16
|4||140 10-0||J R Boyle||P Cosgrave||65||11/2|
Living Leader 15
|5||138 9-12 p||Grace Harris||Rob Hornby (7)||63||9/2j|
Teide Peak (IRE) 19
|5||136 9-10||P W D'Arcy||R Winston||61||10/1|
|5||133 9-7 b||S R Bowring||Tim Clark (5)||58||16/1|
Headlong (IRE) 8
|3||131 9-5 h||B J Meehan||R Clark (3)||65||9/2j|
La Danza 21
|4||130 9-4||Mrs L Williamson||Shirley Teasdale (5)||55||33/1|
Angel Cake (IRE) 18
|5||129 9-3||M Appleby||A Mullen||54||20/1|
Master Of Song 21
|7||128 9-2 p||S R Bowring||J Quinn||53||12/1|
|7||127 9-1||S A Harris||B A Curtis||52||15/2|
Barbary (IRE) 28
|3||126 9-0||C Fellowes||T E Durcan||60||10/1|
Sexy Secret 16
|3||124 8-12||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||58||20/1|
Nifty Kier 12
|5||121 8-9||P S McEntee||Danny Brock (5)||45||25/1|
||5||912||J R Jenkins||F Sweeney||63||NR|
||4||9-11||E J Alston||Jason Hart||15/8|
Roy Bowring's runners are usually worth a second look here and Master Of Song had stablemate Solarmaite behind when second over a longer trip on the Fibresand last month. He's won here in the past but is hard to catch right. Prince Of Burma arrives off the back of a win on the Polytrack. He's 7lb higher here but is still well treated on his old form and Sonnetation can't be left out of calculations having also scored an artificial surface on his latest start. BARBARY showed little on Turf in his first season but has definitely improved on the Polytrack this year. He didn't appear to stay 1m2f last time and could be a bit of value in this against more exposed rivals.
My Manekineko 14-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway and edged left over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Botanist 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 6l behind Shadowtime (9-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Sonnetation (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hung right when headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, stayed on under pressure to lead again post, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun beating Two In The Pink (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Dwelt soon recovered in touch, headway when not clear run approaching 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun beating For Shia And Lula (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Headlong (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, wide and headway when carried head high over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Spirit Raiser (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Living Leader 7-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Roxy Lane (8-7) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Nifty Kier 10-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Prince Of Burma (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Sexy Secret 10-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind The Dukkerer (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Teide Peak (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden to press leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Ferryview Place (7-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Solarmaite 7-4fav (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression final 2f, 4th of 6, 11l behind Jacobs Son (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.
Barbary (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, headway 7f out, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Starlit Cantata (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Master Of Song 12-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, led after about 3f, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Flying Power (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Angel Cake (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 9l behind Frontline Phantom (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
La Danza 25-1 (7-11) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Lulu The Zulu (9-2) at Chester 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.