Chase & Status Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 38.66s
- Off time: 20:51:28
|1st||6 Rapid Advance||9/2|
|3rd||10 Hedge End||½||20/1|
Strait Run (IRE) 224
|3||133 9-7||R Hannon||Cam Hardie (7)||80||10/1|
|3||133 9-7||M R Channon||M Barzalona||80||4/1|
Miss Buckshot (IRE) 49
|3||133 9-7||Rae Guest||C Catlin||80||20/1|
Golden Spear 18
|3||131 9-5 p||Noel Quinlan||A Kirby||78||13/2|
Best Kept 15
|3||131 9-5||Mrs A J Perrett||S Sanders||78||9/4f|
Rapid Advance 48
|3||131 9-5||Sir Michael Stoute||S W Kelly||78||9/2|
Alisios (GR) 36
|3||131 9-5||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||78||10/1|
Raajis (IRE) 264
|3||130 9-4||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill||77||20/1|
Hedge End (IRE) 22
|3||127 9-1||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||74||20/1|
|3||123 8-11||P Hide||R Kingscote||70||25/1|
||3||93||C G Cox||Non Runner||76||NR|
Richard Hannon runs three in this with jockey bookings suggesting the race-fit Hedge End is the preferred of the trio ahead of Strait Run and Raajis, who both won on their final start last year. Golden Spear and Zambeasy both arrive off the back of recent wins but have more on their plate here. Best Kept, Alisios and Voyageofdiscovery were all sent off favourite on their latest starts but supporters were left with worthless vouchers and the trio should be treated with a bit of caution for now. RAPID ADVANCE has changed stables since finishing fourth at Nottingham in April but that maiden has worked out quite well and he doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut. He's the type his new handler does well with so gets the nod as he appear to hold Homestretch on collateral form.
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Battle Command (9-5) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Rapid Advance 3-1 (9-5) In touch, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f oput, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Zerfaal (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Homestretch 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Extremity (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Hedge End (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Crystal Nymph (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Golden Spear 6-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear but in touch, steady headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, quickened clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Sheriff Of Nawton (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Best Kept 7-2fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division and niggled along at times, headway on wide outside 4f out, led over 2f out, hung left under pressure and headed approaching final furlong, hung right inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Solo Hunter (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Strait Run (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Always prominent, led 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Flight Officer (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Miss Buckshot (IRE) 40-1 (7-9) Mid-division on inside, effort over 4f out, lost place 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Bilimbi (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Zambeasy 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide until switched right to rail and led over 5f out, ridden 3 lengths clear entering final 2f, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Tyrsal (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Alisios (GR) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders on inside, effort on inside under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Aertex (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Raajis (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Went left start, held up in rear, pushed along and plenty do over 3f out, headway on outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on throughout final furlong to lead final strides, won at Bath 1m (4) gd in Sep beating Thewandaofu (9-2) by hd, 7 ran.