Pentagon Vauxhall Nottingham And Mansfield Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qualifier) 1m 2f 50y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 50y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.99s
- Off time: 20:02:04
|1st||8 No Win No Fee||7/1|
|3rd||5 Artful Prince||nse||12/1|
Thecornishcowboy (ex6) 6
|5||145 10-5 t||J Ryan||Jordon McMurray (7)||79||9/1|
Flashheart (IRE) 26
|4||138 9-12||M P Tregoning||B A Curtis||78||12/1|
|8||137 9-11||R C Guest||D T Da Silva (5)||77||25/1|
Artful Prince 21
|4||135 9-9 b||J G Given||D Swift||75||12/1|
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 106
|4||132 9-6 b||N P Littmoden||J-P Guillambert||72||40/1|
Tanqeya (IRE) 43
|3||129 9-3||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill||80||5/4f|
No Win No Fee 18
|4||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||66||7/1|
Every Time 23
|3||125 8-13||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy (3)||76||7/2|
Attenzione (IRE) 31
|3||125 8-13 t||M Botti||Martin Harley||76||16/1|
||5||D M Simcock||P Cosgrave||80||NR|
||4||10-0||A M Hales||Hayley Turner||6/1|
THECORNISHCOWBOY couldn't be in better form and can complete a six-timer. Jordon McMurray steered him home at Windsor last week and he races off the same mark here. His winning run started over this track and trip at the start of last month. Kindlelight Storm has rattled up a four-timer at Wolverhampton this year but this will only be his second start on Turf and Tanqeya looks a bigger danger. He was second in a decent handicap at Haydock on his reappearance and should have plenty more to offer. Hydrant and the maiden Every Time could be the pick of the remainder.
Gabrial The Hero (USA) 4-1fav (9-4) Very slowly away, always in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 45l behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '12.
No Win No Fee 3-1 (8-8) Always prominent, pushed along over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Raskova (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Thecornishcowboy 5-1 (10-1) Held up in touch in 5th, steady headway 3f out, not clear run and switched left to outer over 2f out, sustained run under pressure inside final furlong, edged right final 100 yards, led near finish, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Posh Boy (9-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Artful Prince 25-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, edged right 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 18, hd behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Every Time 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Lisamour (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Hydrant 7-1 (9-0) Led, driven when challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded closing stages, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Raskova (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Flashheart (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, effort and ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Cracker (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Tanqeya (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) In rear, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 11-10fav (9-5) Close up, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Yourinthewill (9-0) by nk, 4 ran.
Attenzione (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along in 5th 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Kinshasa (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.