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
- Winning time: 1m 8.39s
- Off time: 20:56:47
|1st||2 School Fees||13/2|
|2nd||1 Freddy With A Y||½||5/2f|
|3rd||5 Langley Vale||hd||7/2|
Freddy With A Y (IRE) 27
|3||132 9-6||G L Moore||G Baker||85||5/2f|
School Fees 20
|4||132 9-6||O Stevens||Hayley Turner||79||13/2|
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 24
|8||129 9-3||P R Chamings||L P Keniry||76||7/1|
|8||128 9-2||R A Fahey||Barry McHugh||75||4/1|
Langley Vale 35
|4||128 9-2||R A Teal||S Sanders||75||7/2|
Perfect Pastime 24
|5||127 9-1 p||J R Boyle||P Cosgrave||74||20/1|
Where's Reiley (USA) 9
|7||120 8-8 v||M J Attwater||J Quinn||67||12/1|
Putin (IRE) 9
|5||119 8-7 bet||P S McEntee||Shelley Birkett (7)||65||12/1|
||5||8-7||J J Bridger||K T O'Neill||17/2|
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.
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.