Screwfix Live 2013 Handicap 1m 114y
- (3yo, 1m 114y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 48.03s
- Off time: 15:26:29
|2nd||5 Strong Conviction||2¾||7/1|
|3rd||6 Capella's Song||2½||4/1|
|3||133 9-7 b||R M Beckett||Martin Lane||75||14/1|
Aint Got A Scooby (IRE) 12
|3||132 9-6||C G Cox||Ryan Tate (5)||74||11/4f|
Nightster (IRE) 10
|3||132 9-6||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (3)||74||5/1|
Gone Dutch 8
|3||131 9-5||J R Fanshawe||Freddie Tylicki||73||4/1|
Strong Conviction 12
|3||130 9-4||M R Channon||Charles Bishop (3)||72||7/1|
Capella's Song (IRE) 19
|3||130 9-4||M L W Bell||Thomas Brown (3)||72||4/1|
Zain Spirit (USA) 8
|3||128 9-2 p||G A Butler||James Doyle||70||16/1|
Mcdelta (ex6) 10
|3||125 8-13||G Deacon||S Sanders||61||16/1|
|3||120 8-8||M H Tompkins||Kirsty Milczarek||62||33/1|
||3||8-13||W R Muir||D Holland||7/2|
Aint Got A Scooby is the only one of these with a course and distance victory to his credit and has been running well from his new mark without quite getting there. Hipster's last victory was on Polytrack in December but he's been running at a higher level and has won on soft ground here. Nightster beat three rivals to make a winning start at Hamilton but couldn't quite follow-up from this mark back there last week. Mcdelta hadn't shown much in maidens but it was a different matter on his handicap debut at Ffos Las where he gained a surprise victory. He turns out quickly under a penalty and should go well. GONE DUTCH showed a bit of promise in maidens and was well supported when making a winning debut on Polytrack at Kempton. He couldn't quicken off a slow pace there next time but today's long trip and stiffer test will suit and he can gain his first success on Turf.
Mcdelta 20-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon switched right, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Wordismybond (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Strong Conviction 14-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 75 yards, 5th of 12, 4l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Capella's Song (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, led and took most of field towards far side over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace final 100 yards, faltered close home, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Janna's Jingle (9-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Hipster 3-1 (9-4) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Flashlight (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Astrosapphire 12-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 4, 36l behind Dambuster (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Aint Got A Scooby (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Nightster (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Soon with winner, challenged over 2f out, soon took narrow lead,ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Red Charmer (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gone Dutch 7-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear in steadily run race, ridden and unable to quicken as pace lifted over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 3l behind For Posterity (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Zain Spirit (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Led at steady pace, wound up tempo over 2f out, veered left inside final 2f, ridden and headed final 135 yards, no impression and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind For Posterity (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.