188BET Casino Handicap (AWT) 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 31.67s
- Off time: 19:50:35
|2nd||2 Secure Cloud||½||5/2|
Fighting Back 29
|3||133 9-7||Mrs A J Perrett||T P Queally||74||8/1|
Secure Cloud (IRE) 7
|3||133 9-7||B W Hills||K Fallon||74||5/2|
Yeah Baby (IRE) 19
|3||131 9-5 h||C Hills||G Baker||72||10/1|
Masterpaver (ex6) 3
|3||136 9-10||A Bailey||A Kirby||71||7/4f|
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||Dane O'Neill||68||7/2|
Anjin (IRE) 16
|3||120 8-8||Sir Mark Prescott||C Catlin||61||12/1|
The handicapper appears to have done Fighting Back few favours on his handicap debut while Anjin continues to let down supporters but the remaining quartet all have a recent win under their belts. Leaderene wouldn't be the first Mark Johnston inmate to bounce back following a setback while Masterpaver won by four lengths at Kempton on Wednesday and will make a bold bid to defy the penalty. But we prefer SECURE CLOUD, who had plenty in hand when beating the more experienced Men Don't Cry over course and distance last week and has enough scope to defy a 9lb weight rise. Yeah Baby has been placed in all three previous all-weather starts and can keep her record intact.
Leaderene 11-4 (8-8) Pulled hard, led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 38l behind Epsom Hill (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Secure Cloud (IRE) 5-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Men Don't Cry (10-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Anjin (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 12l behind Fruit Pastille (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Masterpaver 11-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outside over 7f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right and clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Billy Blue (9-5) by 4l, 9 ran.
Fighting Back 20-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th on outside, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Astronereus (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Yeah Baby (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, never a factor, 6th of 9, 8l behind Sleeper (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.