Cobham Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in places, Sprint Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.49s
- Off time: 19:25:46
|1st||4 Prince Of Stars||15/8f|
|2nd||8 Hedge End||1||7/1|
|3||133 9-7||C E Brittain||J Fortune||86||16/1|
Hoop Of Colour (USA) 20
|3||132 9-6||Lady Cecil||Martin Harley||85||5/1|
Mythical Madness 17
|3||132 9-6||C Appleby||A Kirby||85||4/1|
Prince Of Stars 92
|3||132 9-6||J H M Gosden||W Buick||85||15/8f|
Comedy King (IRE) 46
|3||130 9-4||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||83||13/2|
Hedge End (IRE) 8
|3||124 8-12||R Hannon||Cam Hardie (5)||77||7/1|
Cotton Club (IRE) 22
|3||124 8-12||B R Millman||Oisin Murphy||77||14/1|
||3||96 b1||W J Haggas||G Baker||85||NR|
||3||91 b1||M Johnston||S De Sousa||80||NR|
Pearl Castle (IRE)
||3||8-13||A M Balding||J P Spencer||11/2|
Automated has been very highly tried this year but was well beaten in a maiden on his latest start. Fire Fighting is coming down the weights and was fancied at Goodwood last week. He should be back in the winner's enclosure soon while there should be plenty more to come from Windsor scorer Mythical Madness and Chester winner Prince Of Stars, who make their handicap debuts. Zee Zeely, Comedy King and Hedge End aren't out of this either but it will probably take a decent performance to lower the colours of HOOP OF COLOUR. Lady Cecil's filly overcame trouble in-running to complete her double at Pontefract last month and bounces off this fast surface.
Zee Zeely 8-1 (8-9) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 20l behind Winter Thunder (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway and effort on outside over 2f out, soon challenged, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Tall Ship (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Prince Of Stars 11-8fav (9-5) Held up in mid-division, steady headway on outside tracking leaders over 3f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, led and hung left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (3) gd in May beating Dursey Island (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.
Hedge End (IRE) 12-1 (7-10) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Magique (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Automated 3-1fav (9-5) In touch, headway pushed along chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 8l behind Saab Almanal (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Hoop Of Colour (USA) 9-4 (9-2) In rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Vicky Valentine (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Mythical Madness 6-5fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway looking for room and switched left 2f out, switched left again over 1f out, pushed along and quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Ronnie Rockcake (9-13) by 3l, 10 ran.
Comedy King (IRE) 13-8fav (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 7, 12l behind Epic Battle (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Cotton Club (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 9, 6l behind High Church (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.