Ladbrokes Handicap 7f 32y
- (4yo+, 7f 32y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 30.58s
- Off time: 20:01:57
|2nd||7 Baltic Prince||3¼||9/1|
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 3
|5||133 9-7 p||D M Loughnane||Stephen Craine||65||15/2|
Winterwell (USA) 21
|4||133 9-7 v||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||65||2/1|
Mr Lando 71
|5||132 9-6||R Lee||J Quinn||64||13/8f|
|6||131 9-5 bt||D C Griffiths||Ryan While (7)||63||8/1|
Rafaaf (IRE) 68
|6||130 9-4||R T Phillips||M Coumbe (3)||62||11/2|
Baltic Prince (IRE) 13
|4||127 9-1||Paul Green||J Fanning||59||9/1|
Copper Dock (IRE) 27
|10||123 8-11 h||T G McCourt||B A Curtis||55||8/1|
||5||95 p||P Morris||Barry McHugh||63||NR|
||5||9-6||P D Evans||William Carson||3/1|
A winner at Brighton in August, For Shia And Lula has looked high enough in the weights in subsequent outings at this track. Rafaaf won easily in this grade over track and trip in November and should still figure despite a 7lb rise, though WINTERWELL is just preferred. The latter was having only her third start in this country when runner-up here three weeks ago and, having dropped 16lb from her original mark, David O'Meara's filly can open her account. Munaawib gets the help of a 7lb claimer and could make the frame as a result.
Ewell Place (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Held up, steady headway 3f out, went 3rd on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 10l behind Prime Exhibit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Munaawib 14-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 4l behind Hot Right Now (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader until pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Mr Lando 10-3 (9-2) Held up towards rear, soon took keen hold and tracked leaders over 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Thankyou Very Much (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Copper Dock (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 4l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, switched left and stayed on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ain't No Surprise (8-2) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Winterwell (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in touch in rear, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Crisis Averted (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Rafaaf (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Coastal Passage (9-1) by 3l, 12 ran.