FSB Health & Wellbeing Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £5,499 2nd £1,636 3rd £818 4th £409
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 6.65s
- Off time: 14:00:28
|1st||1 Hold The Line||10/1|
|2nd||7 Never Forever||½||7/1|
Hold The Line (IRE) 9
|4||140 10-0||J P Shanahan||R P Whelan||85||10/1|
Argaki (IRE) 15
|4||134 9-8||K Dalgleish||Jason Hart||79||11/2|
Lilac Tree 3
|4||132 9-6||M Johnston||J Fanning||77||15/8f|
Cosmic Halo 15
|5||130 9-4||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (3)||75||4/1|
|5||127 9-1 e||Mrs R Carr||J P Sullivan||72||7/1|
Never Forever 23
|5||126 9-0||J S Goldie||G Lee||71||7/1|
Spin Artist (USA) 11
|4||126 9-0||M Johnston||P McDonald||71||14/1|
||4||97||G A Swinbank||B A Curtis||78||WD|
||3||8-0||K Dalgleish||Raul Da Silva||4/1|
Argaki won this last year and another bold bid is expected after finishing ahead of Cosmic Halo when third over track and trip last time. But HOLD THE LINE could make the journey over from Ireland worthwhile given he ran well for third in a tougher handicap than this at the Curragh last week and will have come on for the outing. That looks stronger form than Lilac Tree's second at Epsom and Hamilton winner Chevalgris hasn't raced for nearly a year. Engrossing is back on a winning mark and should be thereabouts on his latest placed effort at Haydock.
Chevalgris 4-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 15l behind Royal Skies (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun '13.
Hold The Line (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and took keen hold, 9th and ridden 2f out, headway into 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Chance To Dance (9-8) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Never Forever 9-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon close up, led over 7f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Baraweez (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Spin Artist (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd final 50 yards, 4th of 15, 3l behind Another For Joe (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Lilac Tree 11-4fav (9-12) Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Jakey (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Cosmic Halo 25-1 (7-12) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Strictly Silver (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Argaki (IRE) 12-5fav (7-11) In touch on outside, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, not reach front pair, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Strictly Silver (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Engrossing 9-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out on inner on bit, riden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on toward finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.