Piper-Heidsieck 'Rare' Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 2, 12 runners)
- Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932 5th £466 6th £234
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.47s
- Off time: 15:27:14
|1st||5 Blazing Speed||10/1|
|3rd||10 Unex Michelangelo||½||20/1|
Mister Music 14
|3||133 9-7||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||99||16/1|
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||K Fallon||99||5/1j|
Stature (IRE) 18
|3||129 9-3 h||A M Balding||Thomas Brown (7)||95||9/1|
|3||129 9-3||K A Ryan||P Hanagan||95||5/1j|
Blazing Speed 63
|3||129 9-3||J R Fanshawe||Jim Crowley||95||10/1|
Rosslyn Castle 10
|3||127 9-1 b1||R Charlton||J Fortune||93||14/1|
Burke's Rock 35
|3||125 8-13 p||J Noseda||R L Moore||91||16/1|
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 17
|3||123 8-11||J H M Gosden||M Hills||89||20/1|
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 7
|3||123 8-11||M L W Bell||S Donohoe||89||7/1|
|3||122 8-10||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (5)||88||9/1|
Tigers Tale (IRE) 10
|3||118 8-6 v||R A Teal||Andrea Atzeni||84||16/1|
Lady Loch 7
|3||116 8-4 h||R A Fahey||Martin Lane||82||6/1|
||3||812||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||90||NR|
||3||811 h||W J Haggas||Hayley Turner||89||NR|
||3||811||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||89||NR|
Haydock winner Prussian should give another good account after going close again at Chester but Clayton has gone up 10lb for his placed efforts since scoring back in March. BLAZING SPEED make more appeal as he finished three lengths clear of a field that included a subsequent winner at Doncaster and he can make his handicap debut a winning one. Today's longer trip is a worry for Burke's Rock while dual Polytrack winner Position has yet to run a good race on the Turf. Anjaz has more scope than Mister Music and Unex Michelangelo and it was heavy ground when Lady Loch won at Haydock last Saturday.
Position 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, switched sharply left and barged into rival over 1f out, led 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep beating Inthar (8-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Diala (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chasing leaders when hampered just inside final furlong, switched right, ran on, 4th of 15, 5l behind Chigun (9-4) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Anjaz (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Blazing Speed 12-1 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, shaken up to lead again over 1f out, soon pressed, ridden out inside final furlong, well in command final 110 yards, won at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Starfield (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Prussian 5-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Deia Sunrise (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio on outside, ridden to chase leading pair inside final 2f, soon driven, no impression when lost 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Razorbill (8-11) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Tigers Tale (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right when badly bumped over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 1l behind Position (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Lady Loch 6-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep beating Moment In Time (8-4) by 1l, 12 ran.
Clayton 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, stayed upsides winner until held close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Scatter Dice (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Stature (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, tracked leader, led 3f out, soon headed, ridden to press winner until no extra near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Daghash (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 4l behind Deia Sunrise (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Assizes 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Daghash (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Burke's Rock 8-1 (8-9) Mainly towards rear, never involved, 15th of 16, 10l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Rosslyn Castle 9-2 (9-3) In touch, effort 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Eagles Peak (9-11) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Mister Music 15-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, never involved, 13th of 16, 25l behind Hajras (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.