32Red.com Handicap 2m 119y
- (4yo+, 2m 119y, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 44.71s
- Off time: 18:10:39
|1st||1 Flash Crash||5/6f|
Flash Crash (ex6) 7
|5||146 10-6 pt||A Carson||Louis Steward (7)||62||5/6f|
Easydoesit (IRE) 40
|6||140 10-0 h||A W Carroll||G Lee||62||7/1|
Honest Strike (USA) 22
|7||139 9-13 b||D M Loughnane||S W Kelly||61||5/1|
|4||128 9-2||P D Evans||G Baker||57||3/1|
||5||96 p||N P Mulholland||L P Keniry||48||NR|
This is tricky as it's difficult to tell whether the step up in distance or Fibresand track contributed most to the improvement of FLASH CRASH at Southwell. He scored by 11 lengths and a chance is taken he can reproduce that form on this faster surface. Pass The Time is another recent winner at Southwell, though she was unplaced in five earlier starts on Polytrack, and Honest Strike makes more appeal despite being 5lb higher than his latest win on the all-weather. Luckster is also 5lb higher than when scoring at Kempton in October and Easydoesit is out of form.
Pass The Time 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 8f out, made rest, ridden over 3f out, edged left towards far side rail over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Opus (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Flash Crash 7-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, headway over 7f out, led over 3f out, clear well over 1f out, very easily, won at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Jawaab (10-2) by 11l, 8 ran.
Easydoesit (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 10l behind St Ignatius (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Honest Strike (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, headway on inner when not clear run over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 4l behind Outrageous Request (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Luckster 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, reminders over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 18l behind Mr Burbidge (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.