Quicksilverslots 1 To Win 500 Fillies' Handicap 1m 1y
- (3yo, 1m 1y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.78s
- Off time: 16:05:14
|1st||1 Merry Me||3/1|
|2nd||5 Starlit Cantata||¾||9/4f|
|3rd||7 Nothing Special||2¼||6/1|
Merry Me (IRE) 15
|3||133 9-7||A M Balding||Jim Crowley||70||3/1|
Great Wave (IRE) 209
|3||133 9-7||D M Simcock||F Sweeney||70||8/1|
Maid In Rio (IRE) 25
|3||130 9-4||M Johnston||S De Sousa||67||25/1|
|3||128 9-2||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||65||6/1|
Starlit Cantata 14
|3||128 9-2||Eve Johnson Houghton||R Hughes||65||9/4f|
|3||125 8-13||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||62||25/1|
Nothing Special 25
|3||124 8-12||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||61||6/1|
Sleeping Venus (IRE) 286
|3||124 8-12||George Baker||P Cosgrave||61||25/1|
Tunnel Tiger (IRE) 18
|3||123 8-11||W J Knight||Andrea Atzeni||60||8/1|
Quite a few are making handicap debuts and are worth a note for future reference if confirming they've trained on. Plenty with chances therefore but we'll go with SEQUESTER despite the Lanigan team having made a quiet start to the season. Recent stable runners have just started to make a impact and this Selkirk filly displayed more than enough promise in late-season maidens to suggest she's going to be competitive off her workable mark in the new campaign. Sleeping Venus, Nothing Special and Great Wave are all similar types to the selection, as is Merry Me, who rates the prime danger for the in-form Andrew Balding. She'll be all the better for her April reappearance fourth behind Good Value after revealing plenty of promise in three juvenile outings.
Merry Me (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Keen with leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Good Value (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Starlit Cantata 7-2fav (9-7) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Zambeasy (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Nothing Special 22-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to 4th 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 8l behind Yenhaab (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Sequester 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 8l behind Maria Bella (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Maid In Rio (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 4f out, last of 8, 22l behind Crystal Lake (8-10) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Tunnel Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven to lead 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Aurelia Cotta (9-7) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Stoneham 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 14, 23l behind Penhill (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (5) gd in Apr.
Great Wave (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, led until over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 9, 16l behind Jordan Princess (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Sleeping Venus (IRE) 6-4 (8-7) Held up, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 5l behind Lucky Visione (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.