Mike & The Mechanics Live 18.7.13 Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Sprint Flat Series Qualifier) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 8.39s
  • Off time: 20:56:47
Full result
Result 20:55 Epsom Downs
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 School Fees 13/2
2nd 1 Freddy With A Y ½ 5/2f
3rd 5 Langley Vale hd 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 831-712
Red and Grey stripes, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, Red cap Freddy With A Y (IRE) 27
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 831-712
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 G L Moore G Baker 85 5/2f
2 (3) 70-7147
Yellow, blue sleeves and cap School Fees 20
  • T:O Stevens
  • J:Hayley Turner
  • Form: 70-7147
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 O Stevens Hayley Turner 79 13/2
3 (2) 446-135
Dark Blue, Pink hoops, armlets and cap Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 24
  • T:P R Chamings
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 446-135
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 129 9-3 P R Chamings L P Keniry 76 7/1
4 (1) 00-8202
Maroon and Yellow diamonds Baldemar 23
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:B McHugh
  • Form: 00-8202
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 R A Fahey B McHugh 75 4/1
5 (8) 414-131
Black, emerald green spots, emerald green cap, black spots Langley Vale 35
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 414-131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 R A Teal S Sanders 75 7/2
6 (6) 700064
Maroon, white star, white and maroon diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Perfect Pastime 24
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 700064
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 p J R Boyle P Cosgrave 74 20/1
7 (5) 232413
Black and Pink diamonds, Maroon sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Where's Reiley (USA) 9
  • T:M J Attwater
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 232413
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-8v
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
7 120 8-8 v M J Attwater J Quinn 67 12/1
8 (7) 445214
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Putin (IRE) 9
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 445214
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7bet
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 bet P S McEntee Shelley Birkett (7) 65 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 4 Silvee
  • T:J J Bridger
  • J:K T O'Neill
5 8-7 J J Bridger K T O'Neill 17/2
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In depth

Verdict

Freddy With A Y is running well but has a lot of weight for a three-year-old and has yet to run on ground this fast. Baldemar has won six races but connections will be unhappy with a 2lb rise in the weights for finishing runner-up at Thirsk so it's LANGLEY VALE who is handed the vote. He's won three of his last five starts, all over this trip, and his front-running style is ideally suited to this track. None of the remainder can be overlooked in a tight handicap with Aye Aye Digby, who has the beating of Where's Reiley on recent Goodwood form, taken to come out best of them.

Formwatch

School Fees 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 5l behind Saucy Minx (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.

Freddy With A Y (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, headed and ran on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.

Langley Vale 15-8fav (9-3) Made virtually all, joined from 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on gamely to assert well inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun beating Maria Montez (7-10) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Putin (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) In touch in 4th, with leaders on outer over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Baldemar 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on strongly, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind O'Gorman (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.

Perfect Pastime 16-1 (9-11) Rousted from stalls to lead, ridden and joined 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon lost 2nd, no extra, 4th of 11, 3l behind Levi Draper (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.

Where's Reiley (USA) 2-1fav (9-12) With leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.