Firestone Building Products Nursery 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 29.52s
- Off time: 17:40:30
|2||133 9-7||M Johnston||S De Sousa||79||8/1|
|2||133 9-7||R Hannon||R Hughes||79||7/4|
Azraff (IRE) 35
|2||129 9-3||M Botti||Martin Harley||75||11/8f|
|2||129 9-3||M R Channon||James Doyle||75||15/2|
Mywayalways (IRE) 13
|2||123 8-11||P D Evans||Andrea Atzeni||69||14/1|
||2||R A Fahey||Non Runner||72||NR|
||2||9-3||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||11/4|
Having completed a double on fast ground, Disavow finished last when tackling softer going over this course and distance though it was in a much higher class event than this. Guilty has been improving and made a successful handicap debut here when seeing off the odds-on Panda Spirit. Azraff produced his best run on fast ground at Leicester and doesn't look badly treated for his handicap debut while Persun has also been bogged down in her last two starts. SPRING OFFENSIVE showed promise despite running green at Hamilton and looked more the finished article when beating a couple of decent rivals at Redcar - Richard Fahey's expensive purchase can complete the double. Mywayalways would have finished closer at Salisbury last time but for being impeded.
Spring Offensive (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Indelible Ink (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Azraff (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 5f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, edged right then left inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Stec (8-12) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Persun 4-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Tigrilla (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Guilty 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Panda Spirit (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Mywayalways (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Plymouth Sound (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Disavow 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, keeping on same pace when hampered inside final furlong, soon weakened, last of 6, 9l behind When Will It End (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Jul.