Book The Restaurant For Christmas Festival Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 34.81s
- Off time: 20:01:34
|1st||3 Atalanta Bay||11/2|
|2nd||7 Ocean Power||8||16/1|
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 33
|3||133 9-7||George Baker||A Kirby||55||11/4f|
Mill I Am (USA) 29
|3||133 9-7||S C Williams||Andrea Atzeni||55||14/1|
Atalanta Bay (IRE) 210
|3||132 9-6||M P Tregoning||Harry Bentley||54||11/2|
|3||130 9-4 b||H Adielsson||Joey Haynes (5)||52||5/1|
Nepalese Pearl 63
|3||129 9-3||Pat Eddery||R Havlin||51||15/2|
|3||127 9-1||J Gallagher||T P Queally||49||33/1|
Ocean Power (IRE) 37
|3||126 9-0||R T Phillips||L Morris||48||16/1|
Platinum Proof (USA) 5
|3||125 8-13 bt||D O'Meara||D H Bergin (5)||47||13/2|
Mr Vendman (IRE) 39
|3||124 8-12 b||Ian Williams||S De Sousa||45||6/1|
Sings Poet 6
|3||124 8-12 p1||P W Hiatt||William Carson||45||25/1|
||3||812||J R Best||S J Drowne||45||NR|
||3||9-1||R Harris||L Morris||6/1|
Lucky Black Star remains in woeful form despite sliding down the weights and Platinum Proof has shown his best form over shorter trips so far. Ocean Power finished runner-up at Chepstow before a poor effort at Bath, but Mill I Am may do better taking a big step up in trip on her handicap debut. NEPALESE PEARL has improved for the step up to 1m2f and went close at this track last time. He looks the safest bet with more to come over today's longer distance unless Atalanta Bay has improved since last seen at the track back in April.
Mastered (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up in rear, struggling from halfway, never a factor, tailed off, last of 6, 41l behind Eton Rambler (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Atalanta Bay (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Steadied start and switched left, in rear, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 10l behind Sioux Chieftain (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Ocean Power (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, effort on inside and kept on final 2f, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 12, 8l behind Grayswood (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Mignonne 6-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 6l behind Princess Spirit (8-12) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Alpine Mysteries (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 11-1 (7-13) Pressed leader, led 7f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 37l behind Man From Seville (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Mill I Am (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Raced centre, in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 19l behind Endless Light (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Platinum Proof (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Let Me In (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Finalee 25-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, no chance when slightly hampered over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Cabuchon (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Sings Poet 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 9, 19l behind Syrenka (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Nepalese Pearl 5-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Jamaica Grande (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.