Steve Keen Celebration Handicap (Div 1) 1m 67y
- (3yo+, 1m 67y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 48.05s
- Off time: 16:51:02
|1st||12 Capitol Gain||12/1|
|2nd||3 Mr Spiggott||1||13/2|
|3rd||1 Hurricane Lady||1||12/1|
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 14
|4||133 9-7||M Murphy||N Mackay||80||12/1|
Mingun Bell (USA) 20
|5||132 9-6||E De Giles||L P Keniry||79||7/1|
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 72
|3||130 9-4||J Tuite||T E Durcan||80||13/2|
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 24
|6||129 9-3||H Candy||F Sweeney||76||10/1|
Mullins Way (USA) 11
|4||129 9-3||J Hughes||J-P Guillambert||76||20/1|
Ancient Greece 14
|5||128 9-2 t||George Baker||P Cosgrave||75||11/1|
|3||128 9-2||D M Simcock||G Baker||78||10/3f|
Sinfonico (IRE) 24
|4||127 9-1 e||R Hannon||R Hughes||74||5/1|
Fever Few 52
|3||123 8-11||Jane Chapple-Hyam||B Doyle||73||22/1|
Soweto Star (IRE) 20
|4||121 8-9 h||J R Best||Jim Crowley (ex1)||68||10/1|
Capitol Gain (IRE) 22
|3||118 8-6 p||B J Meehan||J Mackay||68||12/1|
||5||87 v1||Eve Johnson Houghton||C Catlin||65||NR|
Woolston Ferry's run at Sandown suggests he may be in the handicapper's grip now but there should be more to come from lightly-raced Kempton winner Fever Few and Ancient Greece's connections will fancy their chances of reversing Leicester running with Hurricane Lady on 6lb better terms. Mingun Bell and Mr Spiggott have the past form to figure but Capitol Gain is raised in class after returning to winning form at Bath and may be found wanting. ANDALIEB won over this distance on soft ground at Doncaster in June and his two subsequent runs have been in much better company than this. He should take all the beating in this if anywhere near his best after a short break.
Catchanova (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 15, 23l behind Uncle Dermot (9-2) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, made most, ran wide on bend over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep beating Cyril The Squirrel (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Hampered start, in touch, effort when not clear run over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 7th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Elkhart (8-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway going well over 3f out, edged right from over 2f out, led 1f out, comfortably, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep beating Ancient Greece (9-10) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sinfonico (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 9l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Andalieb 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Van Der Art (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Ancient Greece 6-1 (9-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Hurricane Lady (9-9) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Mingun Bell (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Pressed leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Golden Tempest (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Soweto Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 8l behind Marford Missile (8-13) at Folkestone 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.
Mullins Way (USA) 33-1 (8-10) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Basseterre (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Fever Few 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, challenged 2f out, soon led, driven out, won at Kempton 7f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug beating Medhyaar (9-0) by 2l, 8 ran.