32Red Casino Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 5, 3 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 2m 41.46s
- Off time: 16:05:12
Ujagar (IRE) 25
|3||132 9-6 b1||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||72||8/1|
Libeccio (FR) 19
|3||131 9-5||A M Balding||David Probert||71||Evsf|
Right Of Appeal 82
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||S De Sousa||67||11/10|
||3||97 h||L A Dace||Oisin Murphy||73||NR|
||3||91 h||B Ellison||D Swift||67||NR|
||3||9-7||J Tate||R L Moore||11/8|
This is tricky with none having raced on the Fibresand before. Officer Drivel won nicely at Kempton last time and is effectively a winner without a penalty as Oisin Murphy's claim negates a 3lb rise. But Right Of Appeal has been raised 13lb after opening his account at Wolverhampton in January. Libeccio is expected to improve for a recent comeback run at Kempton while Ujagar gets first-time blinkers on the back of a modest effort at Lingfield. Headgear is also applied to handicap debutant COME ON SUNSHINE. Brian Ellison's new charge may prove a bit of value given the yard's good strike rate at the track so he gets a tentative vote.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Reared start, raced keenly, made virtually all, clear when ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar beating Amourita (8-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Come On Sunshine 100-1 (9-5) Keen close up, steadied back to rear over 7f out, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fun Mac (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Ujagar (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 12l behind Belfilo (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Libeccio (FR) 11-4 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on and always held inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, 2 3/4l behind Tizlove Regardless (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Right Of Appeal 5-6fav (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Belle Peinture (8-2) by 6l, 7 ran.