King Richard III Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 22.46s
- Off time: 16:30:27
|1st||7 My Name Is Rio||9/1|
|2nd||2 Secret Look||nk||10/1|
|3rd||5 Misplaced Fortune||1||3/1j|
Chooseday (IRE) 24
|5||138 9-12 h||K A Ryan||B Hughes||87||20/1|
Secret Look 23
|4||138 9-12||E S McMahon||Graham Gibbons||87||10/1|
|4||136 9-10||C F Wall||P Hanagan||85||9/1|
Misplaced Fortune 8
|9||135 9-9 v||N Tinkler||S De Sousa||84||3/1j|
|5||133 9-7 b||Mrs R Carr||J P Sullivan||82||3/1j|
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 52
|4||132 9-6||M Dods||P Mulrennan||81||9/1|
|7||130 9-4 p||A J McCabe||James Doyle||79||12/1|
Sunraider (IRE) 12
|7||130 9-4||P T Midgley||G Lee||79||6/1|
King Of Eden (IRE) 12
|8||128 9-2||E J Alston||Jason Hart||77||20/1|
It Must Be Faith 22
|4||123 8-11||M Appleby||A Mullen||72||14/1|
||3||b||T D Barron||R Winston||75||WD|
||5||99||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||84||NR|
||5||91 b1||Ollie Pears||D Tudhope||76||NR|
||4||9-3||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||9/2|
Al Khan found the extra 5lb too much when attempting to follow up a recent success at Carlisle on Saturday and is worth opposing here. Dark Castle is 4lb higher than when successful in this last year but is running well again and should be thereabouts from a decent draw. Hadaj is another consistent sort at this level but Sunraider looks held on the form book by Al Khan and King Of Eden is creeping up the weights again, despite not winning. BOY IN THE BAR is two from two over track and trip and in blinkers. He's picked up a penalty for his latest success but is still unexposed and can score again pitched in against older handicappers for the first time.
Boy In The Bar 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led well over 1f out, soon hung left, clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Naggers (9-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Dark Castle 13-2 (10-0) Mid-division, driven 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Al Khan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Secret Look 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Golden Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Misplaced Fortune 8-1 (9-9) In touch until shuffled back towards rear halfway, making headway when badly hampered over 1f out, switched right and strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd final 50 yards, not recover, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Sunraider (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Pushed along in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Al Khan (9-3) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
King Of Eden (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, pushed along to chase leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Khelman (9-11) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Naabegha 22-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 12, 6l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rocksilla 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear and outpaced, 8th of 9, 11l behind Willbeme (8-2) at York 6f flls hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Hadaj 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Chooseday (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 17, 8l behind Robot Boy (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (3) sft in Jun.
It Must Be Faith 11-4 (8-9) Dwelt, keen held up, headway over 2f out, briefly disputed 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Balducci (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.