32Red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap 1m 5f 194y
- (4yo+, 1m 5f 194y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £5,499 2nd £1,636 3rd £818 4th £409
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 3.80s
- Off time: 17:15:48
|1st||2 Royal Alcor||10/1|
|2nd||3 Mica Mika||½||8/1|
|5||138 9-12 t||C E Brittain||F Tylicki||84||9/4f|
Royal Alcor (IRE) 35
|7||133 9-7 t||Miss Gay Kelleway||David Probert||79||10/1|
Mica Mika (IRE) 9
|6||130 9-4||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (3)||76||8/1|
Luv U Whatever 15
|4||129 9-3||J Hughes||Liam Jones||79||4/1|
|4||128 9-2||Sir Mark Prescott||C Catlin||78||3/1|
The Blue Dog (IRE) 19
|7||127 9-1||P S McEntee||Robert Tart (3)||73||12/1|
Doldrums (USA) 12
|4||125 8-13 b1||M Johnston||J Fanning||75||8/1|
Admirable Duque (IRE)
||7||8-9||D J S Ffrench Davis||Martin Lane||15/2|
Royal Alcor has struggled in better company since scoring over 1m4f here in January while Quixote hasn't figured since runner-up at York in June, though he's slipped 6lb down the weights as a consequence. The Blue Dog and Doldrums have a bit to prove in this higher grade but both Mica Mika and Luv U Whatever look likely to appreciate the step up in distance. So does SAGESSE, who ran well at over 1m4f Lingfield last time despite only finishing fifth. Lightly-raced, she fits the profile of her yard's progressive middle-distance types so Sir Mark Prescott's filly gets the vote.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 8, 27l behind Grendisar (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Mica Mika (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leader, led over 3f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Gogeo (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.
Sagesse 6-1 (8-11) Held up, pushed along 4f out, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Scottish Star (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Doldrums (USA) 11-8fav (9-4) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 6l behind Lineman (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Luv U Whatever 11-2 (9-3) Chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Tatting (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.
Quixote 12-1 (9-8) Led to post, tracked leading pair, pushed along 3f out, no impression when lost 3rd and weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, 30l behind Montefeltro (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.