coral.co.uk Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,105 2nd £924 3rd £462 4th £231
- Going: Standard/Slow
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 44.66s
- Off time: 14:31:04
|1st||3 Misleading Promise||7/1|
|2nd||4 Red Gift||1½||8/1|
Tight Knit (USA) 13
|3||133 9-7 b||J Tate||J Fanning||75||4/9f|
Little Dolly 30
|3||125 8-13||A J McCabe||S Sanders||67||10/1|
Misleading Promise (IRE) 9
|3||123 8-11 t1||J Butler||L P Keniry||65||7/1|
Red Gift (IRE) 15
|3||123 8-11||B Ellison||T Eaves||65||8/1|
Polar Forest 15
|3||120 8-8||R C Guest||Philip Prince (7)||62||14/1|
Red Gift finished fourth over 6f at this track last year and is the only one with experience of the Fibresand but a chance is taken TIGHT KNIT handles the surface given the Wolverhampton winner has been running well in handicaps of late and has much the best form on offer. Little Dolly made a winning start at Wolverhampton and should get involved on her handicap debut but Misleading Promise has been tailed off in a couple of starts since going close at the same track in December. Polar Forest needs a big improvement if he's to figure.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 29l behind Rose Ransom (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Red Gift (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Ashamaly (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Tight Knit (USA) 11-4 (8-13) In touch, chased leading pair and effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Hipster (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Little Dolly 11-1 (9-0) In touch, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Rapscallion Deep (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Polar Forest 10-1 (8-9) Held up in last, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 9l behind Street Battle (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.