Back And Lay At BETDAQ.com Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 58.77s
- Off time: 17:10:49
|1st||3 Diamond Charlie||7/4f|
|2nd||5 Triple Dream||3½||16/1|
|3rd||4 Roy's Legacy||1||4/1|
Royal Bajan (USA) 8
|5||133 9-7||J G Given||D Swift||82||12/1|
Island Legend (IRE) 21
|7||132 9-6 p||J M Bradley||R Winston||81||7/1|
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 130
|5||128 9-2||S Dow||S Sanders||77||7/4f|
Roy's Legacy (ex6) 6
|4||128 9-2 t||S A Harris||A Kirby||71||4/1|
Triple Dream 105
|8||127 9-1 pt||J M Bradley||J Quinn||76||16/1|
Rocket Rob (IRE) 21
|7||126 9-0||W J Musson||S Donohoe||75||6/1|
Al Khan (IRE) 14
|4||123 8-11||Violet Jordan||William Carson||72||14/1|
Quality Art (USA) 18
|5||123 8-11||R C Guest||J-P Guillambert||72||12/1|
||4||9-1||S Dixon||Ryan Powell||7/1|
Most of these are course winners but ISLAND LEGEND has the best recent form and scored for the fifth time over C&D last month. He's taken to follow up as he beat subsequent Lingfield winner Roy's Legacy and Rocket Rob easily enough and should confirm running. Stablemate Triple Dream showed a bit more last time but Royal Bajan has lost his way since winning at Southwell in November. Al Khan continues to tumble down the weights without getting any closer but it's only a matter of time before he takes advantage.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind, 11th of 14, 10l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Triple Dream 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Roy's Legacy 4-1 (9-6) Made all, hard driven when strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Billy Red (9-2) by ns, 6 ran.
Al Khan (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Light From Mars (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Quality Art (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Keen raced wide, always in rear, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind Fathsta (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-78) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 4l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Royal Bajan (USA) 33-1 (8-10) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 10l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, hard pressed final 100 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating Moorhouse Lad (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.