Stuart Evans 50th Birthday Celebration Handicap (Div 1) 1m 1f 103y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 103y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 2.24s
- Off time: 19:00:37
|1st||9 Tracks Of My Tears||50/1|
|2nd||7 Ground Ginger||1½||8/1|
|3rd||4 Switch On||½||3/1|
Hispania (IRE) 50
|3||133 9-7||M L W Bell||G Baker||55||4/1|
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 2
|3||131 9-5||A W Carroll||George Downing (5)||53||7/4f|
Switch On 22
|3||125 8-13 bt||C F Wall||S Sanders||47||3/1|
Ella Motiva (IRE) 17
|3||124 8-12||W M Brisbourne||Noel Garbutt (5)||45||10/1|
Ground Ginger 9
|3||124 8-12||J D Bethell||J Quinn||45||8/1|
Holli Deya 8
|3||124 8-12 p||Andi Brown||J P Fahy||45||16/1|
Tracks Of My Tears 52
|3||124 8-12||G C Bravery||Ryan Powell (3)||45||50/1|
Duchess Of Dreams 25
|3||124 8-12||R C Guest||R Fitzpatrick||45||33/1|
||3||910 v||P R Chamings||Daniel Muscutt||52||NR|
||3||812||R Harris||L Morris||46||NR|
||3||9-2||K A Ryan||Graham Gibbons||5/1|
Chepstow winner LET ME IN showed further progress with an easy victory here on Thursday. The re-opposing Pour La Victoire was over four lengths back in third and the former looks capable of landing a hat-trick on that evidence. The remainder have shown little so far though Holli Deya and Switch On finished a bit closer last time and Hypnotism and Hispania may do better making their handicap debuts.
Let Me In (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol beating Crucis Abbey (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Hypnotism 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 30l behind Vitruvian Lady (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Tracks Of My Tears 50-1 (7-13) Held up in last trio, ridden and struggling inside final 3f, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Avatar Star (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Ground Ginger 10-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind El Massivo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Switch On 10-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 4th of 12, 8l behind Precision Strike (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Hispania (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 19l behind Thouwra (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Let Me In (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Ella Motiva (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 17, 10l behind The Blue Banana (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.
Duchess Of Dreams 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 15, 30l behind Moral Issue (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Holli Deya 66-1 (8-7) Went left start, soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Tatting (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.