Ladbrokes Mallard Stakes (Handicap) 1m 6f 132y
- (3yo+, 1m 6f 132y, Class 2, 6 runners)
- Winner £25,876 2nd £7,700 3rd £3,848 4th £1,924
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 13.36s
- Off time: 14:10:39
|5||140 10-0 p||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||108||7/1|
Songcraft (IRE) 20
|5||139 9-13 p||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||107||10/1|
|4||139 9-13||C Appleby||M Barzalona||107||15/2|
Tropical Beat 35
|5||131 9-5||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||99||6/1|
Pether's Moon (IRE) 41
|3||121 8-9||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||101||9/4j|
Shwaiman (IRE) 27
|3||114 8-2||J R Fanshawe||Andrea Atzeni||94||9/4j|
||4||810||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||90||NR|
||3||82||D Wachman||Non Runner||94||NR|
Sir Graham Wade (IRE)
||3||9-5||M Johnston||K Fallon||9/4|
Camborne has struggled to get his head in front since scoring at Ascot last year though he did finish ahead of a below-par Songcraft at Goodwood last month. The latter won a Listed race at York back in May but the other Godolphin representative, TENENBAUM, may prove better value. He hasn't raced since July but has every chance on last year's form in France and will relish any further cut in the ground. Tropical Beat remains in the handicapper's grip on recent evidence while the progressive Semeen steps up in class and distance after scoring at Newmarket. Pether's Moon and Shwaiman are three-year-olds who will also need to dig a bit deeper having been raised in the weights for recent victories.
Semeen 7-4fav (9-8) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul beating Sadler's Risk (10-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Time For Action (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, soon settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jazz Girl (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Camborne 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, held up in last pair, dropped to rear 6f out, pushed along on outside 3f out, stayed on to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.
Shwaiman (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, quickened clear, ran on strongly, readily, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Brigadoon (9-13) by 7l, 7 ran.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Salutation (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tropical Beat 5-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Party Line (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Songcraft (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Held up in touch, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon edged right, no impression and weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.
Tenenbaum 10-1 (10-0) Disputed 3rd on inside, driven over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul.