NYMT Charity Raceday 30th August Handicap 1m 14y
- (3yo+, 1m 14y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in places, Sprint Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 43.80s
- Off time: 20:25:24
|2nd||10 Cherry Princess||½||10/3|
Gracious George (IRE) 15
|4||134 9-8 p||J C Fox||P J Dobbs||69||7/1|
Tides Reach (IRE) 17
|3||133 9-7||R Charlton||G Baker||75||6/5f|
|3||126 9-0 p||C E Brittain||J Fortune||68||16/1|
Djinni (IRE) 13
|3||124 8-12 b||R Hannon||Cam Hardie (5)||66||7/1|
Benandonner (USA) 51
|11||121 8-9||M Murphy||D Sweeney||55||10/1|
Cherry Princess 7
|4||121 8-9||S C Williams||Oisin Murphy||53||10/3|
||4||W J Knight||Andrea Atzeni||75||NR|
||4||911||P J Makin||S De Sousa||72||NR|
||3||97||H J L Dunlop||A Kirby||75||NR|
||3||95||O Stevens||J P Spencer||73||NR|
||4||10-0||Mrs A J Perrett||P J Dobbs||11/4|
The four-year-olds Sweet Martoni and Unison both have decent claims in this. The former might have preferred an easier surface but the latter is improving and has only been raised a couple of pounds since a close-up second at Ascot. Gang Warfare has been knocking on the door but Space Walker ran poorly last time and Cherry Princess is racing from out of the handicap, though has avoided a penalty for last week's win at Epsom. TIDES REACH was only third to Sweet Martoni at Windsor in June and re-opposes on identical terms. But she was given plenty to do that day and has won since so we'll take Roger Charlton's filly to reverse the form and take this.
Sweet Martoni 11-2 (10-0) Made all, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well (hand timed), won at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun beating Rocksee (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Unison (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind George Cinq (9-9) at Ascot 1m app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Space Walker (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, rapid headway on outside chasing leaders 6f out, riddena nd weakened over 2f out, soon behind and eased over 1f out, last of 12, 27l behind Tenor (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.
Gang Warfare 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, lost 2nd final 75 yards, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Balmoral Castle (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Guaracha 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ocean Applause (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Cherry Princess 5-2 (8-9) Raced wide tracked leaders, came towards stand side and lost place over 3f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, edged left and led near finish, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Marzante (9-12) by hd, 7 ran.
Gracious George (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Ogbourne Downs (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Djinni (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 4th final strides, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Medam (9-8) at Lingfield 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Tides Reach (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leader, upsides as pace steadied 5f out, led over 4f out, pushed clear over 2f out, ridden and in command over 1f out, came clear inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Royal Connection (9-2) by 8l, 3 ran.
Benandonner (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Took keen hold in touch, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Frontline Phantom (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.