Vines BMW Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 57.75s
- Off time: 16:46:15
|2nd||6 Billy Red||¾||12/1|
Piazza San Pietro 205
|7||133 9-7||Miss Z C Davison||R Hughes||82||9/2|
|6||133 9-7 b||P Crate||S W Kelly||82||4/1|
Triple Dream 7
|8||133 9-7 pt||J M Bradley||J Quinn||82||6/1|
|4||130 9-4||G Brown||E Ahern||79||6/4f|
Bubbly Ballerina 10
|4||128 9-2||A Bailey||R L Moore||77||6/1|
Billy Red 16
|9||126 9-0 b||J R Jenkins||J Fanning||75||12/1|
There was little between Picansort and Triple Dream when they filled the places behind Diamond Charlie over track and trip in February. The latter has since finished behind runner-up O'GORMAN at Wolverhampton and Gary Brown's charge gets the nod to go one better here and bring a frustrating run of seconds to an end. Billy Red arrives in good form and beat Falasteen, who runs in the previous race, over course and distance last month. He can figure again and Bubbly Ballerina is preferred to Piazza San Pietro of the remainder.
Picansort 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Diamond Charlie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Billy Red 5-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Falasteen (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
O'Gorman 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind My Son Max (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Triple Dream 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind My Son Max (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Piazza San Pietro 11-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 6l behind My Propeller (9-1) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Bubbly Ballerina 12-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 6l behind Gladiatrix (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.