Young Epilepsy Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,897 2nd £856 3rd £428
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.65s
- Off time: 20:30:16
|3rd||1 My Kingdom||½||7/2j|
My Kingdom (IRE) 15
|7||133 9-7 t||S C Williams||N Callan||73||7/2j|
Eager To Bow (IRE) 201
|7||133 9-7||P R Chamings||G Baker||73||8/1|
|8||133 9-7||D Donovan||T P Queally||73||16/1|
Dutch Old Master 32
|4||132 9-6||G L Moore||R L Moore||72||7/2j|
Perfect Pastime 15
|5||131 9-5 p||J R Boyle||S Sanders||71||20/1|
Afkar (IRE) 25
|5||131 9-5||C E Brittain||Hayley Turner||71||5/1|
|4||130 9-4||J H M Gosden||William Buick||70||4/1|
Cyflymder (IRE) 11
|7||128 9-2||D C Griffiths||Nicole Nordblad (5)||68||14/1|
Rigolleto (IRE) 32
|5||128 9-2||Mrs A L M King||L Morris||68||33/1|
Hatta Stream (IRE) 19
|7||127 9-1||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||67||33/1|
Titan Triumph 12
|9||126 9-0 t||M J Attwater||J Quinn||66||20/1|
Eager To Bow ended last season with a victory at Kempton and is only 2lb higher for his return. However, MY KINGDOM makes more appeal as he's been competing over shorter trips in better company so far this season and today's return to 7f can see him back to winning ways. Pategonia may still come good but has returned a losing favourite on his last three outings now while Afkar remains 5lb higher than his only win to date at Yarmouth last year. Cyflymder saves his best for this surface and looks best of the rest.
Pategonia 6-4fav (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Carazam (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Afkar (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind See The Storm (8-4) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gd in May.
My Kingdom (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, not clear run and switched left 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Trojan Rocket (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Rigolleto (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led on rail, edged left off rail and headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Space War (9-7) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd in May.
Cyflymder (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 9l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Perfect Pastime 40-1 (8-9) Pushed along towards rear over 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 11, 7l behind Trojan Rocket (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Titan Triumph 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Copperwood (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear on inside, switched right and headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well on far side rail inside final furlong to lead narrowly towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Rulesn'regulations (9-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dutch Old Master 8-1 (10-4) Raced in centre, held up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Space War (9-7) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd in May.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside well over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 7l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Tevez 20-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 17th of 18, 21l behind Red Seventy (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.