Market Cross Jewellers Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.31s
- Off time: 16:16:46
|1st||3 First Mohican||7/4f|
|2nd||15 Docs Legacy||1¼||8/1|
|3rd||7 Kathleen Frances||3½||12/1|
Barren Brook 8
|5||133 9-7||M W Easterby||Amy Ryan||82||8/1|
First Mohican 711
|4||131 9-5||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||80||7/4f|
Oneofapear (IRE) 61
|6||131 9-5 v1||G A Swinbank||G Whillans (5)||80||25/1|
Rocktherunway (IRE) 36
|3||130 9-4||M Dods||Lee Topliss (3)||84||12/1|
Karaka Jack 14
|5||129 9-3||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||78||22/1|
Kathleen Frances 6
|5||128 9-2 p1||M H Tompkins||Martin Dwyer||77||12/1|
Amazing Blue Sky 27
|6||126 9-0||Mrs R Carr||P McDonald||75||40/1|
|6||125 8-13||M Brittain||D Allan||74||16/1|
Le Chat D'or 37
|4||125 8-13 bt||M Dods||G Lee||74||5/1|
King Fingal (IRE) 114
|7||123 8-11||J J Quinn||J Quinn||72||66/1|
Come Here Yew (IRE) 38
|4||123 8-11||D Carroll||Neil Farley (3)||72||12/1|
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 27
|7||123 8-11||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||72||28/1|
Sabhan (IRE) 25
|3||122 8-10||G A Harker||R Ffrench||76||14/1|
Docs Legacy (IRE) 49
|3||118 8-6||R A Fahey||B McHugh||72||8/1|
||8||910||N Wilson||N Callan||85||NR|
Given most of these are thoroughly exposed, it's tempting to go with First Mohican. He made a winning debut at Yarmouth in 2010 but hasn't raced since and SABHAN looks a safer proposition. His only start over today's trip back in July saw him go close at Sandown and a repeat effort would put him in the firing-line. Docs Legacy and Come Here Yew are others with recent placed form though Hamilton runner-up Le Chat D'Or makes more appeal. Demolition has decent claims off his current mark but soft going is a worry for him while the remainder are all seemingly struggling to find their best.
Demolition 9-1 (9-8) Soon prominent, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden to lead 3f out, headed over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Universal (8-13) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
First Mohican 12-1 (9-3) In touch, headway and edged left from over 1f out, soon joined leader, ridden to lead final 75 yards, edged left and ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct '10 beating Long Awaited (9-3) by 2l, 7 ran.
Docs Legacy (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 9, 8l behind Rose Season (8-10) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Kathleen Frances 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway halfway, chased leaders 3f out, edging left when slightly hampered over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd last 100 yards, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Edas (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Carragold 40-1 (8-10) Mid-division centre, ridden 4f out, kept on same pace, no impression when edged left towards stands side over 1f out, 11th of 28, 9l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
King Fingal (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Sir Boss (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Amateur Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) pol in May.
Barren Brook 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Chosen Character (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Karaka Jack 22-1 (9-6) Always behind far side, 16th of 23, 13l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Raced wide, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 18, 33l behind Jawhar (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Le Chat D'or 10-3 (9-6) Disputed 3rd, driven over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Another For Joe (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Rocktherunway (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Varnish (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Amazing Blue Sky 40-1 (9-8) Stumbled start, led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 17th of 18, 29l behind Jawhar (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Oneofapear (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 27l behind Kay Gee Be (10-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f Ladies Claiming Stakes (3yo+) (6) sft in Aug.
Sabhan (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway near side over 2f out, kept on to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Jo'burg (9-6) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.