Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap 1m 2f 21y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 21y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,846 2nd £847 3rd £423 4th £212
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 13.92s
- Off time: 16:30:27
|1st||5 Final Countdown||11/4|
Kinema (IRE) 20
|3||133 9-7||Ed Walker||L Morris||70||4/1|
Go Sakhee 28
|3||133 9-7||R Varian||F Tylicki||70||5/2f|
Heska (IRE) 17
|3||131 9-5 pt||M Appleby||Alistair Rawlinson (5)||68||5/1|
Lucky Visione 41
|3||131 9-5 hb||Miss Gay Kelleway||S W Kelly||68||25/1|
Final Countdown 15
|3||131 9-5||A Carson||Craig Williams||68||11/4|
|3||125 8-13||M R Channon||Daniel Cremin (7)||62||8/1|
Bushy Glade (IRE) 23
|3||115 8-3||Miss J Feilden||Patrick Pilley (7)||52||16/1|
Heska only won a lesser contest at Beverley last month by a neck and would need more here. Leicester scorer Final Countdown should go well, however, while Kinema went close at Pontefract last month, though a 4lb rise in the weights seems harsh. GO SAKHEE didn't appear to handle Epsom's undulations too well when favourite on the Surrey course four weeks ago. The Windsor winner will be happier here and can recoup losses. Aristocracy did better back in this grade at Ffos Las last week and could be the chief threat.
Final Countdown 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on when pressed towards finish, held on, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Pink Diamond (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Aristocracy 16-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Penny's Boy (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Go Sakhee 9-4fav (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Kinema (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Nakeeta (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Bushy Glade (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, switched left and went 3rd 1f out, closed on 2nd but no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Tete Orange (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Lucky Visione 8-1 (9-2) Awkwardly away in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 18l behind Dynamic Vision (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Heska (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul beating Strictly Glitz (8-10) by nk, 13 ran.