Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap (For Novice Amateur Riders) 1m 3f 135y
- (4yo+, 1m 3f 135y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 36.87s
- Off time: 14:15:12
|1st||7 Royal Etiquette||3/1j|
|2nd||3 Taste The Wine||5||5/1|
Gentlemax (FR) 99
|4||154 11-0||J R Boyle||Miss T Worsley (3)||65||12/1|
|6||151 10-11||J L Flint||Mr H Hunt||62||7/2|
Taste The Wine (IRE) 10
|8||151 10-11 t||B J Llewellyn||Mr J P Williams (3)||62||5/1|
Sutton Sid 11
|4||148 10-8 v||P Butler||Miss M Bryant||59||6/1|
|5||147 10-7||G C Bravery||Mr M J P Kendrick||58||3/1j|
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 6
|7||144 10-4 pt||Mrs L Hill||Mr Alex Ferguson||55||3/1j|
Carrowbeg (IRE) 13
|6||144 10-4 bt||Mrs L Hill||Miss P Fuller||55||12/1|
|12||135 9-9||R E Peacock||Miss S Peacock (3)||45||33/1|
||7||109 vt||P D Evans||Miss K F Begley||60||NR|
This looks on the sharp side for Taste The Wine but the trip won't be a problem for Cabuchon if connections decide to turn the gelding out quickly following his run at Brighton on Friday. BERNISDALE hasn't run on the Flat since May but won over hurdles in June so should lack nothing in fitness. The latter has won twice on this figure-of-eight track so, as she has an experienced amateur on board, could be the one to beat today ahead of Hamble and Sutton Sid.
Cabuchon (GER) 6-1 (8-8) Steadied to rear, headway on outer to track leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge when hung right to stands' side final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, shd behind Freddy Q (8-9) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 17l behind Couloir Extreme (10-3) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Held up in 5th, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, lost 4th near finish, 5th of 6, 7l behind Riptide (9-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Bernisdale 8-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Happy Families (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Hamble 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 8f out, led 4f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until 1f out, chased leading trio, no impression, weakened into 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 12, 9l behind Ragged Robbin (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sutton Sid 7-2fav (10-12) Started very slowly, detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sky Crossing (10-2) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair until pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 7, 9l behind Honourable Knight (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Swords 66-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 9, 23l behind Edgware Road (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Gentlemax (FR) 40-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.