Sis Picture Services Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £6,476
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.06s
- Off time: 18:56:24
|1st||3 Excusez Moi||14/1|
|2nd||10 High Curragh||1½||6/1|
|3rd||8 Solar Spirit||hd||11/2|
|4||130 9-4||K R Burke||A Elliott||85||20/1|
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 11
|6||130 9-4 v||R A Fahey||F Tylicki (5)||85||27/10f|
Excusez Moi (USA) 11
|7||130 9-4 p||Mrs R Carr||P McDonald||85||14/1|
|6||128 9-2||N Wilson||Jamie Moriarty||83||40/1|
Stevie Gee (IRE) 16
|5||128 9-2||G A Swinbank||R Winston||83||14/1|
Indian Trail 16
|9||127 9-1 v||D Nicholls||A Ajtebi (3)||82||7/2|
Malcheek (IRE) 20
|7||125 8-13||T D Easterby||D Allan||80||8/1|
Solar Spirit (IRE) 6
|4||125 8-13||J J Quinn||Graham Gibbons||80||11/2|
Grazeon Gold Blend 185
|6||125 8-13||J J Quinn||P Makin||80||25/1|
High Curragh 6
|6||125 8-13 p||K A Ryan||R Ffrench||80||6/1|
Blue Tomato 26
|8||123 8-11||D Nicholls||William Carson (5)||78||14/1|
Dazzling Bay 22
|9||120 8-8 b||T D Easterby||J F Egan||75||33/1|
Steel Blue 187
|9||116 8-4||R M Whitaker||Kelly Harrison (3)||69||50/1|
||5||8-10||J J Quinn||Graham Gibbons||9/2|
Indian Trail, Solar Spirit and High Curragh make the shortlist in a good handicap sprint, and INDIAN TRAIL is taken to overcome the disadvantage of a high draw. High Curragh won well over the course and distance on his seasonal re-appearance and although beaten when four pounds higher on his latest start, he has every chance on the faster ground he prefers and he is well drawn. Formerly with Alan Swinbank, Pontefract maiden winner Solar Spirit was having his first run for John Quinn when finishing ahead of High Curragh at Doncaster recently, and is expected to confirm the form. His yard is in good form, with three winners in the last week, and he looks relatively unexposed and open to further improvement. Indian Trail has not won for 20 months, and is accordingly now 2olbs lower in the handicap. However, he showed real signs of a return to form when third in a hot Epsom handicap where he was drawn badly. His draw is no better here, but he is speedy enough to overcome that snag, and Indian Trail can see off his rivals.
Excusez Moi (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 2f out, kept on, 5th of 9, 13l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
High Curragh 9-2 (8-8) In touch, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind High Standing (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up behind leaders, smooth headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind High Standing (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Blue Tomato 11-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden halfway, stayed on well final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Jaconet (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Dazzling Bay 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leader far side group, one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 7l behind High Curragh (8-11) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Malcheek (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Quest For Success (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Indian Trail 15-2 (8-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and ran on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Fathom Five (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Went left start, raced in 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened soon after, last of 7, 29l behind Taqdeyr (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Steel Blue 3-1 (7-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Cool Sands (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) fbs in Nov.
Baldemar 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 17, 6l behind Fol Hollow (8-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Hotham 40-1 (8-9) Always behind, 16th of 17, 8l behind Fol Hollow (8-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Grazeon Gold Blend 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, hampered over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Shotley Mac (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcap (4) hvy in Nov.