Egerton House Stables Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 3, 12 runners)
- Winner £9,714
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 33.21s
- Off time: 16:55:26
|1st||1 Times Up||9/1|
|2nd||12 Bay Willow||2¼||11/10f|
Times Up 21
|4||140 10-0||J L Dunlop||J P Spencer||89||9/1|
Strategic Mount 13
|7||139 9-13||P F I Cole||R Hughes||88||28/1|
Overrule (USA) 63
|6||138 9-12||B Ellison||D Swift (7)||87||33/1|
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 13
|7||138 9-12||W J Musson||S Donohoe||87||11/1|
|5||137 9-11||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||86||8/1|
Ouster (GER) 26
|4||137 9-11||D R C Elsworth||J Fortune||86||9/1|
Speed Dating 14
|4||136 9-10 b||Sir Mark Prescott||Kosei Miura||85||13/2|
Pevensey (IRE) 34
|8||136 9-10 p||J J Quinn||I J Brennan (5)||85||33/1|
Mull of Dubai 27
|7||136 9-10||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||85||25/1|
Dazzling Light (UAE) 15
|5||131 9-5||J S Goldie||W Buick||80||16/1|
Bon Spiel 24
|6||131 9-5 p1||C Gordon||Dane O'Neill||80||66/1|
Bay Willow (IRE) (ex6) 12
|3||131 9-5||M Johnston||L Dettori||87||11/10f|
||8||R C Guest||K Fallon||75||NR|
Cool Strike (UAE)
||3||8-6||A M Balding||L P Keniry||9/1|
BAY WILLOW was good enough to beat older horses in Ireland last time and with a 6lb rise he will take plenty of beating today, while Strategic Mount looks very interesting off this mark, and the same goes for Pevensey. The last-named races from a mark 1lb lower than when scoring at Catterick last season. Trip and ground were the same as today and John Quinn's eight-year-old has run up a few duck eggs since in getting back down the handicap. He might go very well at a decent price. Strategic Mount has earned four of his five career wins over this trip and stays further. Fast ground is ideal, and although he has not won for almost two years, he is now 6lbs lower than that last successful mark and with Richard Hughes up he can go much better this time, also at a likely price. Bugaku has not yet prospered over this far, nor on fast ground, so he will have to show improvement to win it, while Times Up is very interesting now dropped to this distance and has claims. Speed Dating is entitled to get very competitive after being placed really well by Sir Mark Prescott to win three of his last six and finish runner-up in the other trio. His rise in the weights underlines that improvement and he won't be far away. Even so, Bay Willow looks to be the most rapdily-improving runner in the field and with conditions and trip ideal, the yard in-form, and Dettori up, we will side with him. Jonathan Doidge.
Kames Park (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in last, headway on outside going well over 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, edged right, comfortably, won at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf in Jun beating Chocolate Caramel (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Times Up 7-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, headway on outside going well 3f out, hung right over 2f out and soon weakened, 5th of 8, 13l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Bay Willow (IRE) 3-1 (8-4) won at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun beating Gimli's Rock (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Ouster (GER) 9-2 (9-4) Held up behind, headway on outside 3f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Feathered Crown (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Strategic Mount 25-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 8, 20l behind The Fonz (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Speed Dating 10-11fav (10-2) In rear, switched left over 2f out, headway to lead and hung right over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, hd behind Sircozy (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Overrule (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, rapid headway over 7f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Aaim To Prosper (8-9) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Dazzling Light (UAE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 13l behind Pachattack (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Bon Spiel 100-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 16th of 20, well behind Junior (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Bugaku 4-1fav (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead far side group post, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Jo'burg (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, not much room and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind The Fonz (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Pevensey (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Headway to go prominent over 9f out, tracked winner over 9f out until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 21l behind Fortuni (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Mull of Dubai 8-1 (9-8) Behind, effort on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 18, 18l behind Desert Recluse (8-3) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.