Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers Handicap 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 10 runners)
- Winner £19,672 2nd £6,888 3rd £3,148 4th £2,456 5th £2,164 6th £1,576 7th £1,280 8th £984 9th £688 10th £492
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 35.46s
- Off time: 13:30:13
|1st||5 Retirement Plan||7/1|
Earth Amber 101
|5||140 10-0||N J Henderson||Hayley Turner||100||6/1|
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 42
|5||137 9-11||B Ellison||J Fortune||97||5/1|
Big Thunder 11
|4||136 9-10||Sir Mark Prescott||S Khumalo||96||8/1|
Hassle (IRE) 15
|5||135 9-9 p||C G Cox||O Peslier||95||7/2f|
Retirement Plan 13
|4||134 9-8||Lady Cecil||Emma Jayne Wilson||94||7/1|
|4||130 9-4||A M Balding||Y Fukunaga||90||17/2|
|5||127 9-1||J J Quinn||S Hofer||87||20/1|
Buckland (IRE) 15
|6||124 8-12||C Fellowes||A de Vries||84||25/1|
|5||123 8-11||B J Llewellyn||R Hughes||83||8/1|
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 4
|4||122 8-10||M Johnston||L Dettori||82||7/1|
||4||810 p||B J Meehan||Reserve 1||82||NR|
||7||89 p||Ian Williams||Reserve 2||80||NR|
||4||9-3||E A L Dunlop||K Fallon||9/2|
Hassle was no match for Maid In Rio over track and trip last time and is 3lb higher now. But the winner was well handicapped that day and Clive Cox's charge had won earlier here over 1m6f so has to go on the short-list. Moidore hasn't raced since staying on strongly to score on soft going at Newcastle in May but Sir Frank Morgan has been busy. The latter was well behind Hassle here two runs ago but only beaten a head at Ripon on Tuesday. DEDEBDEB appears to have more chance of staying this trip than Retirement Plan and could put his speed to good use if the pace isn't too strong. He's won twice over 1m6f and can pick off likely front-runner Earth Amber in the closing stages. Edge Of Sanity has his first run for Brian Ellison having been sold out of Jim Bolger's yard but surprise Goodwood winner Teak would have a great chance if getting a run from his reserve spot.
Number One London (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Soon held up in mid-division on outside, pushed along and struggling 3f out, eased when no chance over 2f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, 42l behind See And Be Seen (8-6) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Teak (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gf in Jul beating Ray Ward (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Retirement Plan 5-2fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, in touch, effort on inside over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Pallasator (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Buckland (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 21l behind Connecticut (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Hassle (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, no chance with very easy winner when hung right over 1f out, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Maid In Rio (8-5) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Debdebdeb 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, led after 1f, headed 9f out, stayed close up, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Continuum (9-6) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul.
Moidore 9-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, not much room and switched left over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Nashville (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Big Thunder 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and effort inside final 2f, lost place 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Van Percy (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Kashgar 12-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, stayed on final furlong, went modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Maid In Rio (8-5) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, closer order from over 6f out, progress approaching straight, 6th travelling smoothly 3f out, 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd 1f out, soon slightly impeded and no impression, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Earth Amber 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Tac De Boistron (9-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and caught close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Almagest (10-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.