Ladbrokes Claiming Stakes 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.49s
- Off time: 14:00:10
Apostle (IRE) 18
|4||131 9-5||D M Simcock||C Catlin||85||5/2|
|6||131 9-5||E De Giles||T P Queally||89||11/10f|
Polar Kite (IRE) 12
|5||128 9-2||Paul Morgan||J F McDonald||78||16/1|
Mr David (USA) 7
|6||127 9-1 b||J A Osborne||L Morris||84||3/1|
Rise To Glory (IRE) 16
|5||122 8-10||S A Harris||J Quinn||64||25/1|
||3||812 h||J W Mullins||L P Keniry||69||NR|
||5||812 t||P D Evans||Non Runner||66||NR|
||3||9-0||K A Ryan||R Winston||5/1|
A couple of these are dropped in class with NAABEGHA preferred to Apostle. The former need only repeat his fourth to Horsted Keynes over track and trip in October to come out best. Apostle scored over today's distance at Kempton in the same month and has every chance on that form, though Mr David could only manage fourth when sent off joint-favourite in a claimer at the same track last time. Polar Kite looks best of the remainder on today's terms but he's struggling for form at present.
Complexity 16-1 (8-3) Led and keen, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 4l behind Pravda Street (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
The Mongoose 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, headed towards finish, lost 2nd place, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Naabegha 8-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Apostle (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Upavon (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
Mr David (USA) 11-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Capaill Liath (9-4) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Polar Kite (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Four Winds (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 2l behind Monsieur Royale (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.