AJA Gentleman Amateur Riders' Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 55.81s
- Off time: 13:40:29
|1st||4 Newgate Queen||15/2|
|2nd||2 Deep Resolve||hd||13/8f|
Lightning Shower (USA) 14
|3||161 11-7 p1||M Botti||Mr Mario Baratti||67||11/4|
Deep Resolve (IRE) 11
|3||160 11-6||G A Swinbank||Mr S Walker||66||13/8f|
Come On Sunshine 26
|3||159 11-5 h||B Ellison||Freddie Mitchell||65||8/1|
Newgate Queen 13
|3||151 10-11||T Coyle||Mr K Wood (7)||57||15/2|
|3||151 10-11||M Johnston||Mr Alex Ferguson (5)||57||8/1|
Blue Talisman (IRE) 33
|3||149 10-9 b||T D Easterby||Mr W Easterby (5)||55||10/1|
That Be Grand 244
|3||147 10-7||S A Harris||Graham Carson (5)||45||100/1|
||3||10-7||A J McCabe||Ben Ffrench Davis||16/1|
It was soft ground when DEEP RESOLVE finished third at Redcar. With improvement expected stepping up in trip and one of the leading amateurs on board, he gets the nod. Newgate Queen was also placed in testing ground at Newcastle last time and today's rider can claim 7lb while Lightning Shower and Come On Sunshine should both handle today's underfoot conditions. Alex Ferguson rode a few winners last season and he'll be hoping Enquiring returns to form for this.
Newgate Queen 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until over 3f out, handy 3rd, challenged on inside from 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra in 3rd last 110 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sirpertan (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Deep Resolve (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Last to break, soon recovered and led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, short of room briefly inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Innocent Touch (9-7) at Redcar 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
That Be Grand 100-1 (8-2) In rear when faltered and stumbled entering final 6f, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 32l behind Eddiemaurice (8-11) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Come On Sunshine 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 19l behind Blue Atlantic (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Blue Talisman (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 24l behind Maxie T (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Lightning Shower (USA) 3-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Cosette (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Enquiring 4-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, reminders and struggling over 4f out, plugged on final 2f, never involved, 5th of 9, 14l behind Gimme Five (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.