Markfield Handicap 1m 3f 183y
- (3yo+, 1m 3f 183y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 31.51s
- Off time: 16:20:34
Livia's Dream (IRE) 26
|4||135 9-9||Ed Walker||T G McLaughlin||82||6/1|
Hassle (IRE) 33
|4||131 9-5||C G Cox||A Kirby||78||9/2|
Discay (ex6) 7
|4||129 9-3||M Johnston||R L Moore||70||9/2|
|3||128 9-2||J H M Gosden||W Buick||84||6/5f|
Taaresh (IRE) 22
|8||128 9-2||K A Morgan||J Quinn||75||20/1|
Jack Who's He (IRE) 15
|4||128 9-2||W R Muir||M Dwyer||75||10/1|
Only six runners in this but it's a competitive little handicap. LIVIA'S DREAM came up against an improving sort in Willow Beck at Newmarket after winning over this trip at Newcastle and is fancied to see off the latter's stablemate Nautilus. He didn't appear to get home over 1m4f at HQ last time and is still racing with the choke out. Stamina may be a problem for Jack Who's He but Discay has won over the trip at Musselburgh and Beverley lately and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. The maiden Hassle is preferred to winning hurdler Taaresh of the others.
Nautilus 4-6fav (9-2) Led, pushed along and pressed from 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Hassle (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Regal Hawk (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Discay 5-2 (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on well, driven out, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Lindenhurst (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Lunar Deity (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led, ridden 2f out, edged right and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Willow Beck (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Taaresh (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Refractor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep '12.