Blue Square Bet Sprint Series Round 2 Handicap (Qualifier) (Div 1) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 11.44s
- Off time: 13:25:14
|1st||3 Restless Bay||6/1|
Danzoe (IRE) 25
|6||133 9-7||Mrs C A Dunnett||T G McLaughlin||70||14/1|
Restless Bay (IRE) 15
|5||131 9-5 v||Mrs K Burke||L Morris||68||6/1|
Victorian Bounty 32
|8||130 9-4||A G Newcombe||D Sweeney||67||25/1|
Temple Road (IRE) 24
|5||130 9-4||J M Bradley||R Winston||67||7/4f|
|6||129 9-3 h||P Crate||S W Kelly||66||8/1|
|6||128 9-2 t||Violet Jordan||William Carson||65||3/1|
My Own Way Home 7
|5||125 8-13||P D Evans||A Kirby (ex1)||62||9/2|
||7||913||P D Evans||Mr P Prince||70||NR|
||7||91 bt||Violet Jordan||Charles Bishop||64||NR|
||4||87||S Dow||Non Runner||54||NR|
||5||9-3||S C Williams||William Carson||10/1|
Plenty of these arrive in good form but none more so than TEMPLE ROAD. He steps up in class in a bid to land a hat-trick but scored with plenty in hand over C&D last time and gets the vote. Dark Lane's penalty is negated by an apprentice but this is tougher than his claiming win at Kempton and Danzoe's latest success came over 5f at this track though he's a C&D winner. My Own Way Home finished ahead of Frognal when runner-up over track and trip last Saturday while Picansort and Waabel are other with a chance in a typically wide-open sprint.
Dark Lane 9-4 (8-9) Tracked leading trio, effort on inside 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol beating Dixie Gwalia (8-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Frognal (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Went right start, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Reginald Claude (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Restless Bay (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) In touch, headway over 1f out, ran on, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Kakatosi (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Picansort 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and effort on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held near finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Hot Sugar (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Temple Road (IRE) 4-5fav (9-13) Steadied start, pulled hard towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through to challenge entering final furlong, led closing stages, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Do More Business (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
My Own Way Home 4-1fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Danzoe (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) With leader, driven over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to lead narrowly near finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Welease Bwian (8-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Victorian Bounty 4-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Waabel 7-1 (9-1) Led hung left from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Putin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.