Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 5f 20y
- (4yo+, 5f 20y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 1.82s
- Off time: 17:30:50
|1st||2 Desert Strike||7/2|
|2nd||7 Your Gifted||1¾||16/1|
Thorpe Bay 3
|5||133 9-7||M Appleby||Alistair Rawlinson (7)||70||11/8f|
Desert Strike 7
|8||132 9-6 p||C R Dore||Hayley Turner||69||7/2|
|9||131 9-5 v||J M Bradley||A Kirby||68||7/1|
Megaleka (ex6) 7
|4||131 9-5||A Bailey||Tim Clark (5)||62||5/1|
Interchoice Star 14
|9||124 8-12 p||R E Peacock||David Probert||61||5/1|
Your Gifted (IRE) 6
|7||119 8-7 v||Mrs L Williamson||Shirley Teasdale (5)||55||16/1|
||7||96||A W Carroll||Joey Haynes||63||NR|
||4||8-8||S C Williams||David Probert||4/1|
Interchoice Star is enjoying a new lease of life with three recent wins at this track having gone three years without a victory. He's upped another 6lb for his latest success while Secret Millionaire carries a penalty after recording a rare win at Lingfield on Wednesday. Megaleka is another burdened with 6lb extra for last week's win at Lingfield when Desert Strike was well beaten. Thorpe Bay is best at Southwell and beat SOLEMN on the Fibresand in December. But the latter can take revenge back at this venue having gone close over track and trip on his last visit.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) In touch, headway when switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Pharoh Jake (9-1) by 1l, 8 ran.
Desert Strike 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide early keen in touch, switched right entering final furlong, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 3l behind Megaleka (8-8) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Your Gifted (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 10, 2l behind Dishy Guru (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Thorpe Bay 7-4fav (9-2) Prominent after 1f, led halfway, ridden and headed entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Megaleka 8-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, edged left and led towards finish, won at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Profile Star (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Interchoice Star 12-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Quality Art (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Solemn 11-2 (9-6) Chased winner over 1f, prominent, pushed along halfway, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind I'll Be Good (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.