Bet At Blue Square Handicap 1m 4f 50y
- (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 43.05s
- Off time: 19:50:12
|2nd||3 Kames Park||½||4/1|
|7||133 9-7||R Hollinshead||Amy Ryan (3)||73||11/4|
|7||132 9-6||T R George||C Catlin||72||14/1|
Kames Park (IRE) 8
|10||129 9-3||R C Guest||Charles Eddery (5)||69||4/1|
|8||128 9-2 t||P D Evans||Matthew Cosham (5)||68||28/1|
Minsky Mine (IRE) 20
|5||128 9-2||M Appleby||L Morris||68||5/2f|
Jeer (IRE) 26
|8||126 9-0 t||M W Easterby||P Aspell||66||16/1|
If You Whisper (IRE) 45
|4||124 8-12||M Murphy||M Fenton||67||7/2|
||4||92||J Mackie||M O'connell||65||NR|
||4||91||D M Loughnane||Stephen Craine||70||NR|
||8||9-5||M Scudamore||Hayley Turner||6/1|
Boa just held on for victory over C&D last time and can actually race off a lower mark today with Amy Ryan's claim taken into account. Kames Park went close in an amateurs' race at Lingfield last week and should also be thereabouts, while Minsky Mine has improved over hurdles of late and could figure back on the Flat. Yourinthewill has claims if staying the longer trip, but the vote goes to ILLUSTRIOUS FOREST to continue winning ways. He overcame a massive hike in the weights to land a double over C&D last Monday and there looks more to come.
Illustrious Forest 3-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led over 3f out, clear 2f out, ridden and veered right over 1f out, straightened and stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Royal Alcor (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Yourinthewill (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Kiss A Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Jeer (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Mount Abora (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Kames Park (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Dwelt keen towards rear, headway over 2f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Maslak (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Boa 5-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, soon led, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan beating Sail Home (9-3) by hd, 4 ran.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) With winner until over 6f out, chased winner over 2f out, lost 2nd when no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Pertemps Networks (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Novikov 28-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 40l behind Inspirina (8-11) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun '10.
If You Whisper (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 8l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Slam 14-1 (9-5) Off the pace in 5th, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never on terms after, weakened entering final 2f, 6th of 9, 10l behind Spinning Ridge (9-1) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jan.