Hobbs Handicap 7f 2y
- (3yo+, 7f 2y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 24.24s
- Off time: 20:51:37
|2nd||11 Picks Pinta||½||5/1|
|3rd||8 Celtic Sixpence||4||17/2|
|4||140 10-0||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||80||3/1f|
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 14
|5||137 9-11||A C Whillans||P McDonald||77||7/1|
King Of Eden (IRE) 3
|8||137 9-11||E J Alston||Jason Hart||77||10/1|
Gabrial's Bounty (IRE) 27
|5||135 9-9||R A Fahey||D Nolan||75||14/1|
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 27
|6||135 9-9||N Kent||M Stainton||75||17/2|
Know Your Name 11
|3||127 9-1 v||P D Evans||B A Curtis||75||11/1|
Sitting Pritty (IRE) 29
|3||126 9-0||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||74||16/1|
Picks Pinta 14
|3||124 8-12||J Hughes||F Norton||72||5/1|
Rangi Chase (IRE) 14
|3||124 8-12||R A Fahey||J P Spencer||72||7/2|
||6||913 p||S Dixon||Freddie Tylicki||79||NR|
||6||911||T D Barron||G Gibbons||77||NR|
||4||911||T D Easterby||D Allan||77||NR|
||3||812 v||R C Guest||T Atkinson||66||NR|
||4||9-2||Paul Green||Jason Hart||11/2|
Dr Red Eye, Repetition and Ralphy Boy are likely to attempt to steal a march from their respective berths, but they may only succeed in setting it up for a closer and FIELDGUNNER KIRKUP can be primed to pounce. David Barron's six-year-old was literally pipped at the post at Leicester and despite a 3lb rise in the weights since that contest, he is still potentially well treated against the pick of his earlier form. Eddiemaurice ran in a virtual quagmire at Pontefract earlier in the week and that run can easily be overlooked. Rangi Chase hasn't lived up to expectations this term but he showed ability in a decent York contest last season and the combination of a bigger field and a truly run race could just bring out the best out in him. King Of Eden is a previous C&D winner though a very high draw makes Eric Alston's gelding difficult to enthuse about.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (8-13) Led early, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 7l behind Conry (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, driven to lead again inside final furlong, edged right and headed post, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sophisticated Heir (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Lilac Lace (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Pressed leader, led 4f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 6, 8l behind True Pleasure (9-0) at Catterick 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) In rear, headway and raced stand side from 3f out, went 4th over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 10l behind Green Zone (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Repetition 4-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, made virtually all, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Snow Bay (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Picks Pinta 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 2f out, led well over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Bahamian C (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Hampered start, prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Lulu The Zulu (9-2) at Chester 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Rangi Chase (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Buredyma (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Sitting Pritty (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 16l behind Regiment (9-4) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Swift Cedar (9-6) by hd, 8 ran.
Gabrial's Bounty (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 24l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
King Of Eden (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outer, raced wide from over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind My Name Is Rio (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Know Your Name 7-2 (8-13) Tracked winner, challenged 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd post, last of 3, 3 1/2l behind Kafeel (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.