Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 2m 37.09s
- Off time: 12:31:12
|1st||1 Mr Burbidge||Evsf|
Mr Burbidge (ex6) 9
|6||142 10-2 b||N P Mulholland||L P Keniry||75||Evsf|
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 80
|9||136 9-10||H J Evans||L Morris||75||16/1|
Monzino (USA) 9
|6||131 9-5 b||M C Chapman||Paul Booth (7)||70||10/1|
Summerfree (USA) 75
|4||123 8-11||M Johnston||Adrian Nicholls||66||5/4|
Mr Burbidge drops back in trip in search of his fifth straight win. He scored easily over 2m here last time and is certainly the one to beat despite a penalty, though connections will be hoping one or more of today's rivals will set a decent pace. Handicap debutant Summerfree may do so and Phoenix Flight took up the running early when fourth on his latest visit to this venue. But hold-up horse MONZINO, well beaten by Mr Burbidge here last time, has a chance of taking revenge given he found only one too good over course and distance last month and Michael Chapman's charge gets the vote.
Mr Burbidge 2-1fav (10-0) Went right start tracked leader, led 4f out, came centre and clear over 2f out, eased final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec beating Yasir (9-8) by 8l, 5 ran.
Summerfree (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Led until ridden 2f out, soon lost 2nd and kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Great Fighter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened well over 3f out, last of 8, 36l behind Princess Caetani (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Monzino (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Slowly away in touch in rear, pushed along 6f out, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 13l behind Mr Burbidge (10-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.