Resort World Supporting Mayor Of Solihull Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 37.60s
- Off time: 15:43:15
|1st||8 Mountain King||6/4f|
|2nd||4 Delgany Demon||1||4/1|
|3rd||9 Fine Moment||2½||20/1|
Larks Rising 11
|5||163 11-9||Mrs Caroline Keevil||T J O'Brien||5/1|
Troyan (IRE) 233
|6||163 11-9||R Dickin||C Poste||16/1|
Aces Over Kings (IRE) 36
|6||156 11-2||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||11/2|
Delgany Demon 229
|5||156 11-2||N B King||Trevor Whelan (3)||4/1|
Ebony Storm 424
|6||156 11-2||H E Haynes||Freddie Mitchell (7)||100/1|
Lord Westhead (IRE) 263
|4||156 11-2||Danielle McCormick||A P Lane||100/1|
Mountain King 210
|4||156 11-2||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||6/4f|
Fine Moment 22
|5||149 10-9 t1||Kevin Frost||R Thornton||20/1|
Game Dorabella 183
|5||149 10-9||Miss L Hurley||Paul John (7)||100/1|
Ruby Mac (IRE)
|5||149 10-9||A W Carroll||N D Fehily||10/1|
||5||112||O Sherwood||Non Runner||NR|
||4||11-2||G McPherson||T Molloy||10/3|
DELGANY DEMON, not beaten far when third on his second start at Towcester in April, can make the most of the 7lb he receives from recent Fontwell scorer Larks Rising, who is unlikely to be given as much rope here, and Troyan. Robin Dickin's gelding won at Ludlow more than a year ago but was well beaten at Southwell in the spring. Aces Over Kings is a probable improver but Mountain King didn't show much on his introduction. Exitas is a newcomer to watch if attracting market support.
Exitas (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Suntas.
Mountain King 20-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, kept on one pace from before straight, 8th of 13, 36l behind The Winkler (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf sft in May.
Delgany Demon 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway halfway to chase leaders, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Fine Moment 22-1 (10-7) Well behind final 7f, pulled up after, in a race won by Gunner Fifteen (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Troyan (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden and lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 24l behind Four Shuck Men (11-0) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Aces Over Kings (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 4f out, lost 3rd over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 22l behind Pleasant Company (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Larks Rising 16-1 (11-2) Made all, gifted clear lead by rivals start, soon went further ahead, never in any danger, unchallenged, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Nov beating Rouquine Sauvage (11-2) by 17l, 8 ran.
Ruby Mac (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Macaw-bay.
Lord Westhead (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up, headway after 4f, pushed along 6f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 49l behind Royal Regatta (11-2) at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gs in Mar.
Game Dorabella 50-1 (10-5) In touch, lost place 11f out, well behind final 6f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Plain Sailing (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Ebony Storm 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, carried left soon after start, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 49l behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct '12.