Piper Heidsieck Champagne Claiming Stakes 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 18.02s
- Off time: 15:41:17
|1st||4 Calm Attitude||11/4|
|2nd||7 Harbinger Lass||½||7/1|
Tabaayun (IRE) 78
|3||127 9-1||D O'Meara||K Fallon||82||5/2|
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 14
|3||123 8-11 p||Ian Williams||T P Queally||71||9/4f|
Bold And Free 38
|3||121 8-9 p||D R C Elsworth||Dane O'Neill||64||7/1|
Calm Attitude (IRE) 38
|3||118 8-6||Rae Guest||C Catlin||66||11/4|
Harbinger Lass 21
|3||116 8-4||M R Channon||J Fanning||62||7/1|
||3||86||Ian Williams||Michael J M Murphy||75||NR|
||3||84 v||R Hannon||K T O'Neill||71||NR|
||3||9-0||W Jarvis||Michael J M Murphy||7/2|
David O'Meara starts off French import Tabaayun at a realistic level and Fallon rides. He should go well but Ian Williams may well hold the key to this claimer as he saddles both MANDY'S BOY and Mandy The Nag, who both run in the colours of Marwen Koukash. Jockey bookings suggest the former is the stable selection and he will probably win this if reproducing the form of his latest second at Thirsk. Calm Attitude is on a hat-trick after wins at Leicester and Ffos Las but his stamina has taken on trust over this extra 2f. Harbinger Lass did win over 1m4f at Thirsk last month but that was only a seller and she was well beaten next time. Bold And Free has plenty to find at the weights while Everleigh has been woefully out of form.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Visit Copenhagen (9-4) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Everleigh 11-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 5f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Janna's Jingle (9-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Calm Attitude (IRE) Evensfav (9-6) Pulled hard in touch, led over 1f out, edged left when challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug beating Sudden Wish (9-4) by hd, 8 ran.
Harbinger Lass 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 17l behind Guilded Spirit (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Bold And Free 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden on outside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Chased leader, led 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Bousatet (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Tabaayun (IRE) (8-13) 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Nam June Paik (8-9) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f 3yo clm stks fbs in Jun.