Racing Shires Here Next Saturday Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 3.60s
- Off time: 21:00:33
|1st||2 Press Room||6/4|
|2nd||8 Big Thunder||½||5/4f|
Aint Got A Scooby (IRE) 29
|3||133 9-7||C G Cox||J P Fahy||73||16/1|
Press Room (USA) 206
|3||133 9-7||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||73||6/4|
Twary (USA) 18
|3||133 9-7||R Varian||P Hanagan||73||25/1|
|3||133 9-7 b||E A L Dunlop||R L Moore||73||6/1|
Magique (IRE) 19
|3||133 9-7 h||J Noseda||William Buick||73||12/1|
Mick Duggan 11
|3||130 9-4||S Hodgson||R Hughes||70||33/1|
Al Enbess (IRE) 110
|3||129 9-3||D M Simcock||A Kirby||69||25/1|
Big Thunder (ex6) 5
|3||127 9-1||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||61||5/4f|
Muskat Link 29
|3||123 8-11||H Candy||Amy Scott (5)||63||50/1|
Aint Got A Scooby was well beaten off today's mark last time having won at Epsom before that and Wolverhampton winner Press Room is having his first start since November. Al Enbess ran a shocker on his latest start having scored over a mile here in February and Big Thunder is facing a tougher task under a penalty for last week's victory at Brighton. Magique could figure again though she looks a shade high in the weights at present and NAAZ gets the vote to follow-up after a cosy win at Redcar in his handicap debut.
Press Room (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Soon chased leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, clear over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Bin Singspiel (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
Big Thunder 3-1 (9-3) Bustled along to lead, clear final 2f, heavily eased in closing stages, unchallenged, won at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm beating Dama De La Noche (9-5) by 8l, 8 ran.
Naaz 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May beating Labienus (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Muskat Link 14-1 (9-2) Last pair and never a factor, 10th of 12, 13l behind Emulating (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Aint Got A Scooby (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd going well over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind He's A Striker (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Mick Duggan 25-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 11l behind Northern Star (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gd in May.
Al Enbess (IRE) 4-5fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, soon in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 33l behind Red Dragon (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Twary (USA) 3-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, faded entering final furlong, 8th of 15, 10l behind Stresa (8-11) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Magique (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Close up, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 12, 4l behind Lyric Ballad (8-3) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.