coral.co.uk Handicap 1m 1f 103y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 103y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 4.88s
- Off time: 17:30:36
|1st||4 Berkeley Street||9/4|
|2nd||3 Mojo Bear||s.h||9/2|
Better Value (IRE) (ex6) 10
|3||134 9-8 p||Noel Quinlan||B A Curtis||53||2/1f|
Lucy Bee 57
|3||133 9-7||M Appleby||A Mullen||58||12/1|
Mojo Bear 20
|3||132 9-6||S Kirk||Josh Baudains (5)||57||9/2|
Berkeley Street (USA) 48
|3||130 9-4 p1||Jane Chapple-Hyam||G Lee||55||9/4|
|3||121 8-9||R Harris||L Morris||46||6/1|
Silver Fawn (IRE) 3
|3||120 8-8 be||J R Weymes||J Quinn||45||14/1|
BETTER VALUE won easily on the Fibresand at Southwell last time having gone close at Lingfield before that. He's a leading contender though MOJO BEAR is just preferred. Sylvester Kirk's filly has yet to win but began the year on an 8lb higher mark and her latest fifth at this track reads well in today's company. Berkeley Street's second at Lingfield in September was his best effort so far and he could figure back on the Polytrack, while Hypnotism is the least exposed and may have some improvement in him.
Berkeley Street (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened and came stand side over 2f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Wee Giant (9-5) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Mojo Bear 12-1 (8-11) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure on inside from over 1f out, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pim Street (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Lucy Bee 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 7l behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Hypnotism 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Be Royale (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Litmus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Better Value (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on well, clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Pearl Noir (9-5) by 5l, 6 ran.