Fred And Ron Gibson Memorial Claiming Stakes 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 6.57s
- Off time: 13:20:19
|1st||4 Super Say||4/6f|
|3rd||2 Tornado Force||nk||7/2|
Noguchi (IRE) 394
|7||134 9-8||M P F Murphy||T G McLaughlin||78||7/1|
Tornado Force (IRE) 132
|4||134 9-8||C A Dwyer||J Fortune||87||7/2|
|10||130 9-4 v||P R Chamings||G Baker||68||16/1|
Super Say (IRE) 13
|6||130 9-4 t||J A Osborne||J P Spencer||90||4/6f|
Legal Legacy 9
|6||128 9-2||R Rowe||A Quinn||61||25/1|
|3||127 9-1 h||T J Pitt||George Buckell (7)||85||33/1|
Aviso (GER) 33
|8||126 9-0||P D Evans||A Kirby||63||14/1|
Bolanderi (USA) 9
|7||120 8-8 t||Andrew Turnell||K T O'Neill||59||50/1|
Anychanceofabirdie (USA) 23
|3||117 8-5||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||62||25/1|
Mad Ginger Alice 37
|4||115 8-3||Miss O Olivia Maylam||Nathan Alison (5)||46||66/1|
||3||9-5||Miss Amy Weaver||R L Moore||5/4|
A progressive three-year-old, Tornado Force finished last at Newmarket back in June and it doesn't bode well to see him dropped to this level for his return. Electrician has shown little either on the Flat or over hurdles since winning his maiden last September so another chance goes to SUPER SAY. The latter started favourite to win a similar event at Wolverhampton last time but found one too good - he can make amends in this. Noguchi is another dropped in class on his return from a lengthy absence and first start for a new trainer but it remains to be seen if he retains all his ability.
Super Say (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, soon held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to chase winner, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Desert Vision (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Noguchi (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Mid-division, effort when not much room over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Mountain Range (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov '11.
Tornado Force (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leading pair, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, well behind Unex El Greco (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Aviso (GER) 33-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 15, well behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Foxhaven 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 13, 26l behind Shades Of Grey (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Anychanceofabirdie (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Purple 'n Gold (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov.
Electrician 33-1 (9-7) Always behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, 8th of 9, 18l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Mad Ginger Alice 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Bolanderi (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Legal Legacy 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt soon in touch, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.