Telegraph Hill Handicap 7f 16y
- (3yo+, 7f 16y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in places, Sprint Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.67s
- Off time: 18:16:38
|1st||3 Take A Note||6/1|
|2nd||8 Champagne Sydney||2½||8/1|
Lizzie Tudor 372
|4||138 9-12 h||A M Balding||L P Keniry||85||15/2|
Take A Note 27
|5||134 9-8 v||P R Chamings||Jim Crowley||81||6/1|
Bravo Echo 26
|8||133 9-7||M J Attwater||R Havlin||80||11/2|
Subtle Knife 49
|5||132 9-6||G C Bravery||P Donaghy||79||14/1|
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) 12
|3||128 9-2||C G Cox||A Kirby||81||7/4f|
Champagne Sydney (IRE) 90
|3||127 9-1||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||80||8/1|
|3||121 8-9 h||Ed Walker||Martin Harley||74||6/1|
||5||99||E De Giles||J P Spencer||82||NR|
||4||97 v||W J Knight||G Baker||80||NR|
Gracious George (IRE)
||3||8-7||J C Fox||R Ffrench||10/1|
Twenty One Choice may be running into a bit of form. Bravo Echo has already won at Kempton and Goodwood this year while Take A Note arrives off the back of a battling win at Chepstow. York fourth Xanthos could be well handicapped but it will be a surprise if VOYAGEOFDISCOVERY isn't in the firing-line. He was probably a bit out of his depth at Ascot last month but had been in good form in June, when finishing second at Haydock and winning at Warwick, and can bounce back here.
Twenty One Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leaders on inside, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Compton Park (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, well beaten and drifted right inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind George Cinq (9-9) at Ascot 1m app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Take A Note 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders near side, challenged 3f out, 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on to assert close home, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Black Dave (8-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Champagne Sydney (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Went right start, held up in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Zerfaal (9-2) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Bravo Echo 8-1 (9-10) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Subtle Knife 8-1 (9-7) Outpaced, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 5l behind The Great Gabrial (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Lizzie Tudor 16-1 (9-3) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind George Cinq (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul '13.
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) 25-1 (8-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway far side over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mange All (8-8) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Xanthos 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Joys of Spring (9-7) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.