BDN Civil Engineering Handicap 1m 1f
- (3yo, 1m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 57.63s
- Off time: 16:00:48
|1st||4 Flaxen Flare||9/2|
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 26
|3||133 9-7||E A L Dunlop||W Buick||83||9/2|
Future Security (IRE) 22
|3||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||81||3/1f|
Stellar Express (IRE) 7
|3||131 9-5 b1||M Appleby||T P Queally||81||16/1|
Flaxen Flare (IRE) 12
|3||128 9-2 v||A M Balding||David Probert||78||9/2|
Balady (IRE) 27
|3||127 9-1||J L Dunlop||T P O'Shea||77||12/1|
Oddysey (IRE) 7
|3||125 8-13||M Dods||Lee Topliss (3)||75||7/2|
Supreme Luxury (IRE) 104
|3||125 8-13||K A Ryan||Amy Ryan||75||9/1|
Masters Blazing 18
|3||119 8-7||J Ryan||Ryan Powell (3)||68||16/1|
A few of these have gone backwards in the latter part of the season. Spirit Of The Law and Flaxen Flare have failed to figure since winning during the summer and Future Security hasn't threatened since making a successful return at Bath in August. Balady bucks the trend having gone very close at Epsom last time and Oddysey has decent claims on her third over C&D a week ago but the vote goes to SUPREME LUXURY. She won her maiden at Hamilton in good style last time and further progress looks on the cards here.
Flaxen Flare (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In touch centre, lost place 2f out, weakened 1f out, 14th of 28, 11l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Oddysey (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride in rear, not clear run 2f out, switched right, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lahaag (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Balady (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden & hung left from over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Siouxperhero (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Future Security (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, hung right over 1f out, faded, 7th of 8, 10l behind Enery (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Stellar Express (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away headway to lead over 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 15l behind Lahaag (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and weakened 4f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Eastern Destiny (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Masters Blazing 7-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 10l behind Raheeba (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Supreme Luxury (IRE) 15-8fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 3f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Jun beating Madame Blavatsky (8-13) by 3l, 8 ran.