Percy Hedley Splash Appeal Handicap 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.49s
- Off time: 19:10:28
Distant Past 33
|3||133 9-7||K A Ryan||T Eaves||73||11/8f|
Lexington Rose 22
|3||133 9-7||B Smart||P Mulrennan||73||7/1|
Rozene (IRE) 23
|3||132 9-6||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||72||9/2|
|3||127 9-1||N Tinkler||Adrian Nicholls||67||10/1|
|3||121 8-9||T D Easterby||A Elliott||61||3/1|
||3||93||D O'Meara||S H James||63||NR|
||3||92||K Dalgleish||Non Runner||68||NR|
||3||9-1||G G Margarson||Barry McHugh||10/1|
Rozene has been slow to come to hand this year but got back to winning ways when well backed at Yarmouth, despite hanging in the closing stages. Scoreline is in good for and the form of his latest success at Musselburgh is working out quite well while Lexington Rose is better than she showed at Catterick last month. DISTANT PAST only found one too good in better company at Haydock last month and a repeat of that run would make him hard to beat in this with Kirtling Belle and Traditionelle proving hard to place.
Scoreline 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven halfway, squeezed through to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Tadalavil (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kirtling Belle 3-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 6l behind Slim Chance (9-5) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Tinsill 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 11, 4l behind Where The Boys Are (8-12) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rozene (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led and immediately hung left over 1f out, driven and hung left final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Champagne Charley (8-13) by 1l, 4 ran.
Distant Past 14-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind War Spirit (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Traditionelle 5-1 (8-13) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 1f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Fever Few (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Lexington Rose 11-2 (9-6) Tracked winner until ridden halfway, gradually weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Innocently (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.