Investec Distinctive Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 2, 16 runners)
- Winner £12,462
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 8.36s
- Off time: 17:11:55
|2nd||8 Mac Gille Eoin||hd||5/1|
|4th||11 Northern Dare||2||16/1|
Capricorn Run (USA) 7
|6||136 9-10 b||A J McCabe||P Cosgrave||98||25/1|
Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 13
|5||133 9-7||D Nicholls||S Donohoe||95||10/1|
Striking Spirit 13
|4||133 9-7||D Nicholls||A Mullen||95||33/1|
Van Bossed (CAN) 4
|4||132 9-6||D Nicholls||J P Murtagh||94||7/1|
Something (IRE) 56
|7||131 9-5||D Nicholls||P M Quinn||93||9/1|
Piscean (USA) 16
|4||130 9-4||T Keddy||A Culhane||92||10/1|
Internationaldebut (IRE) 7
|4||130 9-4||S Parr||J F Egan||92||10/1|
Mac Gille Eoin 13
|5||128 9-2||J Gallagher||Jim Crowley||90||5/1|
|6||128 9-2||N Wilson||D O'Donohoe||90||40/1|
Rising Shadow (IRE) 22
|8||127 9-1||C W Thornton||R Kingscote||89||40/1|
Northern Dare (IRE) 31
|5||126 9-0||D Nicholls||F Norton||88||16/1|
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 21
|4||126 9-0||H Candy||F Sweeney||88||10/3f|
Mutamared (USA) 34
|9||122 8-10 t||K A Ryan||N Callan||84||25/1|
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 14
|6||122 8-10 v||R A Fahey||A Munro||84||16/1|
|4||120 8-8||K R Burke||Liam Jones||82||33/1|
Cape Vale (IRE) 21
|4||120 8-8||D Nicholls||Catherine Gannon||82||10/1|
||4||813||D Nicholls||M Dwyer||81||NR|
Mac Gille Eoin
||4||9-5||J Gallagher||Jim Crowley||11/1|
Yet another competitive handicap closes the card and we're taking a chance at some value here by selection ABRAHAM LINCOLN to score ahead of Aye Aye Digby with Mutamared given a chance at the place money at a bigger price. The selection is a Ballydoyle cast-off after not quite living up to expectations. In his pomp he was running off marks as high as 107 and while those proved to be unrealistic he has started to show he still retains some ability now rated in the mid-nineties. He should handle the ground just fine and is weighted to run a big race. Aye Aye Digby is certainly running well this season and coped well with this mark last time after being raised five pounds for a cosy success at Goodwood previously. He should go well again but would probably like the ground a little slower. Mutamared has gone off the boil a little since landing a fair handicap in February but should go better now back down to the same rating he carried when taking that success. Something was a winner of a decent race at Kempton last time but has never scored over this trip while Cape Vale could get involved in the prize money off a light weight. It's a trick end to a trick day but Abraham Lincoln looks good value.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 2-7fav (9-4) Went right start, crossed over to stands rail, made all, pushed out, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 6f Claiming Stakes (3-4yo) (6) gf beating Aahaygirl (7-13) by 2l, 6 ran.
Baldemar 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Excusez Moi (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mac Gille Eoin 12-1 (9-0) Raced centre, held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 8l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Something (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, good headway on inside 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr beating Benandonner (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Northern Dare (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Sohraab (9-3) at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Mutamared (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 7l behind Evens And Odds (8-11) at Newmarket 6f hcap (2) gf in May.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner afterwards, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well from 2nd, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Main Aim (9-3) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Striking Spirit 9-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon ridden, eased well over 1f out, last of 10, 26l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Cape Vale (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Machinist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Piscean (USA) 12-1 (8-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside travelling well 2f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, ran on strongly, ridden out, won at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Cake (8-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 17-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Ishetoo (8-5) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Ajigolo 40-1 (9-1) Prominent, driven over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 16l behind Valery Borzov (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 12l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 11, 6l behind Celtic Sultan (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Rising Shadow (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Always rear division, 15th of 16, 24l behind Valery Borzov (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Van Bossed (CAN) 5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Grazeon Gold Blend (7-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Capricorn Run (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.