500 Free Bets At Betdaq Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier) 1m 3f
- (3yo+, 1m 3f, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 21.80s
- Off time: 17:33:27
|1st||8 Stevie Thunder||7/1|
|2nd||3 Karam Albaari||3½||25/1|
Franco Is My Name 364
|7||136 9-10||P Hedger||Charles Bishop (3)||85||16/1|
Greylami (IRE) 48
|8||135 9-9||C G Cox||Ryan Tate (5)||84||10/1|
Karam Albaari (IRE) 87
|5||134 9-8||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||83||25/1|
John Biscuit (IRE) 143
|5||134 9-8||A M Balding||W Buick||83||11/2|
Nave (USA) 26
|6||132 9-6||D M Simcock||Jim Crowley||81||8/1|
Cosmic Halo 39
|4||131 9-5||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||80||16/1|
|4||129 9-3 p||H Morrison||G Baker||78||4/1j|
Stevie Thunder 5
|8||126 9-0 p||Ian Williams||S De Sousa||75||7/1|
|3||122 8-10||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||76||4/1j|
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 48
|4||122 8-10||K A Ryan||K Fallon||71||7/1|
Song Light 131
|3||122 8-10||D R C Elsworth||William Carson||76||33/1|
Granell (IRE) 20
|3||121 8-9||B J Meehan||S M Levey||75||33/1|
Greylami is rated higher on the Polytrack but couldn't get involved off his current mark over track and trip last time. Franco Is My Name returns from nearly a year off the track and Nave remains 8lb higher than when landing a double during the summer. A 6lb hike proved beyond York winner Cosmic Halo last time, but Stevie Thunder has tumbled down the weights and finished a bit closer at Newmarket last week. DESERTED is another who should have done better at Goodwood last time but the Yarmouth winner is worth another chance on her all-weather debut as she's one of the least exposed.
Stevie Thunder 11-2 (9-0) Raced centre in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Creme Anglaise (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leader until pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened and hung right over 1f out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Elhaame (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Deserted 6-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Burnham 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden to chase leaders, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 18, 18l behind Oriental Fox (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Greylami (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Autun (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Granell (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 9, 11l behind Gone Dutch (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct.
Nave (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place from over 3f out, 16th of 18, 12l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, lost place over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final, 6th of 14, 7l behind Ajman Bridge (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Franco Is My Name 20-1 (9-10) Soon in touch in mid-division, switched left to outside and headway over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov '12.
John Biscuit (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon tracking leaders, ridden when not much room over 2f out, no impression and well held from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Continuum (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Song Light 9-1 (9-4) In rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 47l behind Arbaah (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Cosmic Halo 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 12l behind Wall Of Sound (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.