Vines BMW Handicap 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 58.10s
- Off time: 20:02:04
|1st||4 Desert Strike||6/1|
|2nd||8 Rock Up||2¼||5/4f|
|3rd||2 Monumental Man||hd||5/2|
Billy Red 39
|9||140 10-0 b||J R Jenkins||F Sweeney||75||16/1|
Monumental Man 39
|4||140 10-0 p||J W Unett||A Kirby||75||5/2|
Song Of Parkes 34
|6||139 9-13||Peter Grayson||S O'Hara (5)||74||14/1|
Desert Strike 13
|7||138 9-12 p||C R Dore||Hayley Turner||73||6/1|
Danzoe (IRE) 12
|6||138 9-12||Mrs C A Dunnett||T G McLaughlin||73||20/1|
Restless Bay (IRE) 22
|5||130 9-4 b||C R Dore||G Baker||65||12/1|
|4||126 9-0||R A Teal||N Callan||61||25/1|
Rock Up (IRE) 15
|3||124 8-12 b||D R C Elsworth||R L Moore||66||5/4f|
MONUMENTAL MAN continued his good progress on his return from a short lay-off when scoring over course and distance for the third time. Dropping down a grade, he's the one to beat off a 3lb higher mark. Song Of Parkes has a bit to find with the selection but Desert Strike should be thereabouts again having won at Kempton recently. Better is expected from Billy Red back over the minimum trip and he has the beating of last month's Yarmouth winner Danzoe on collateral form.
Desert Strike 5-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May beating Steelcut (9-1) by nk, 5 ran.
Rock Up (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Raced wide, chased leaders, chased winner 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, no impression when outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Royal Challis (9-4) at Windsor 5f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Monumental Man 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May beating Decision By One (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Song Of Parkes 20-1 (8-10) Slow into stride outpaced, ridden halfway, kept on, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 7l behind Silken Express (9-5) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs in May.
Danzoe (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Outpaced in last pair, ridden and struggling halfway, never on terms, 6th of 7, 10l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Pucon 16-1 (8-6) Behind, outpaced on outside 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 6l behind Danzoe (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Restless Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, hampered on inside approaching final 2f, never on terms after, 6th of 8, 20l behind Our Ivor (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Billy Red 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 9, 13l behind Langley Vale (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.