Essensuals Hairdressing Royal Windsor Ladies Night Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 7y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 12.29s
- Off time: 17:15:45
|1st||1 Choral Festival||5/2|
Choral Festival 13
|8||137 9-11||J J Bridger||William Carson||67||5/2|
Elite Force (IRE) 31
|3||131 9-5 t||R Charlton||G Baker||70||5/4f|
|3||127 9-1||H Candy||D Sweeney||66||11/4|
Urban Space 6
|8||123 8-11 t||J L Flint||L P Keniry||53||6/1|
||3||99||E De Giles||Non Runner||74||NR|
||3||95||C Fellowes||K Fallon||70||NR|
||3||9-1||C E Brittain||R Hughes||6/5|
Choral Festival is something of a standing dish here but she won't find it easy to give weight to the three-year-olds. Hostile Fire could hardly be in better form, wrapping up a hat-trick over a mile here last time. He'll be hard to beat if staying the extra but there is surely more to come from ELITE FORCE. He'll definitely improve for the longer trip and the Nottingham fourth doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut off a mark of 70. This Is The Day has flattered to deceive in the past but there wasn't a lot wrong with her latest second at Epsom and she should find a race before the end of the campaign.
Hostile Fire (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, closed to lead close home, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul beating Dream Impossible (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
This Is The Day 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, not pace to challenge inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Inspector Norse (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Choral Festival 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but always held, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Bertie Moon (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Urban Space 7-1 (9-9) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 17l behind Couloir Extreme (10-3) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lacock 8-1 (9-4) Slight lead, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, chased leaders, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Bon Port (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Elite Force (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Bombardment (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.