Blaby Handicap 5f 218y
- (3yo, 5f 218y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.30s
- Off time: 16:00:24
|2nd||3 Bold Spirit||nk||2/1|
|3||134 9-8||George Baker||P Cosgrave||71||13/8f|
Bold Spirit 17
|3||133 9-7 b1||R Hannon||R L Moore||70||2/1|
Clever Miss 33
|3||129 9-3||A J McCabe||Danny Brock (5)||66||8/1|
Two Shades Of Grey (IRE) 45
|3||128 9-2||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||65||4/1|
Ecliptic Sunrise 6
|3||120 8-8 t||D Donovan||Connor Beasley (3)||57||16/1|
||3||97 p||S Dixon||L Morris||70||NR|
||3||96 b1||E S McMahon||R Winston||69||NR|
||3||95||D Shaw||D Swift||68||NR|
||3||94||N P Littmoden||Oisin Murphy||67||NR|
||3||812 b||K A Ryan||Kevin Stott||61||NR|
Clock Opera (IRE)
||3||8-8||W Stone||Kirsty Milczarek||20/1|
CASTORIENTA is one of the more obvious choices. She's gone close the last twice now including over track and trip on her latest start and George Baker's filly gets the nod. Bold Spirit has failed to threaten on his recent placed efforts but Dynamo Walt and Three Pips finished closer to the winner when making the frame on the all-weather recently. Spreadable and Injaz could also go well in a run of the mill handicap.
Pennine Warrior 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 8, 7l behind Baltic Brave (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Three Pips 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Dont Have It Then (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaderrs on inside, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 7l behind Taquka (8-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Spreadable (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along and soon chasing leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, driven over 1f out, every chance insid eifnal furlong until winner went on 50 yards out and one pace into 3rd, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Orion's Bow (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Injaz 13-2 (8-9) Behind and driven along, ran on final 100 yards, edged right, finished well, just failed to get 3rd, 4th of 10, 2l behind Fantasy Justifier (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Castorienta 6-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway when hung right towards far side rail inside final 2f, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sleep Walk (9-2) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Bold Spirit 7-2 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Synergise (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Two Shades Of Grey (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 8, 9l behind Twin Appeal (9-7) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Clever Miss 11-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Royal Connection (9-6) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Ecliptic Sunrise 12-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms, well beaten 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Tahchee (9-1) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.