Andy Clifford Handicap 6f 209y
- (3yo+, 6f 209y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 21.40s
- Off time: 16:45:17
|1st||4 Good Luck Charm||7/1|
|2nd||1 Mr David||hd||16/1|
Mr David (USA) 31
|6||140 10-0 b||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||81||16/1|
Bayleyf (IRE) 41
|4||139 9-13 t||J R Best||A Kirby||80||25/1|
Take A Note 265
|4||136 9-10||P R Chamings||Jim Crowley||77||5/1|
Good Luck Charm 30
|4||135 9-9||G L Moore||G Baker||76||7/1|
Excuse To Linger 35
|3||129 9-3||J Noseda||W Buick||80||9/4|
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 3
|7||125 8-13 vt||P S McEntee||S De Sousa||66||14/1|
Macaabra (IRE) (ex6) 4
|3||124 8-12||J Tate||N Callan||69||13/8f|
Macaabra takes a big step up in class under a penalty for last week's victory over track and trip and Jonnie Skull was unable to follow up a win at Yarmouth off a higher mark last time. Take A Note is not without a chance on form but hasn't raced since September and Good Luck Charm makes more appeal after a recent close-up fourth at Lingfield. Jeremy Noseda boasts an outstanding strike rate at the track especially with three-year-olds and EXCUSE TO LINGER looks capable of adding to that tally with William Buick on board after a second at Warwick last month.
Good Luck Charm 20-1 (8-5) Behind, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Great Expectations (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Mr David (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Bumped soon after start, always towards rear, 12th of 14, 18l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Take A Note 11-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Centrifugal (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Macaabra (IRE) 5-4fav (9-12) Made all, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm beating Pippy (9-6) by 7l, 8 ran.
Excuse To Linger 4-1 (8-13) Pulled hard disputing 2nd, settled in 3rd 5f out, pushed along 3f out, switched left over 2f out, soon edging left, went 2nd final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bayleyf (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 11, 12l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.