32Red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap 1m 6f
- (4yo+, 1m 6f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 3m 15.69s
- Off time: 16:25:55
Yazdi (IRE) 24
|5||136 9-10||Henry Oliver||G Lee||69||8/1|
Kingscombe (USA) (ex6) 8
|5||133 9-7||Mrs L C Jewell||R Havlin||60||6/4|
Teenage Dream (IRE) 9
|6||131 9-5 vt||D Shaw||Adam McLean (7)||64||20/1|
Carlanda (FR) 8
|4||128 9-2||M Appleby||A Mullen||65||10/11f|
Masterful Act (USA)
||6||9-9||A J McCabe||J Fanning||4/6|
Given both Teenage Dream and Yazdi are hard to fancy on their recent poor form, this looks a re-match between recent course and distance winner Kingscombe and the runner-up CARLANDA. The former was headed at one point in the closing stages last week but fought back well to score by a neck. However, a 6lb penalty gives the advantage to Mike Appleby's filly today and she's taken to exact revenge and come out best.
Kingscombe (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Keen tracked leader, led 10f out, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Carlanda (9-4) by nk, 6 ran.
Carlanda (FR) 6-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to challenge winner over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Kingscombe (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Ordensritter (9-11) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Yazdi (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up off the pace in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly inside final 3f, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Chiberta King (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gf in Jun.