Inkerman London Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 7y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 17.32s
- Off time: 16:16:46
|1st||3 Headline News||20/1|
|3rd||6 Sheila's Buddy||3¼||8/1|
Right Step 43
|6||138 9-12 v||A P Jarvis||K Fallon||79||14/1|
Choral Festival 29
|7||134 9-8||J J Bridger||A Kirby||75||16/1|
Headline News (IRE) 356
|4||134 9-8||Rae Guest||C Catlin||75||20/1|
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 18
|4||134 9-8 t||S Durack||G Baker||75||8/1|
Diamond Penny (IRE) 7
|5||132 9-6 b||S Durack||S J Drowne||73||14/1|
Sheila's Buddy 32
|4||132 9-6||J S Moore||L P Keniry||73||8/1|
|5||128 9-2||J A Geake||Ryan Tate (5)||69||16/1|
|3||128 9-2||M H Tompkins||T P Queally||76||6/1j|
|3||128 9-2||C Hills||Dane O'Neill||76||9/1|
He's A Striker (IRE) 123
|3||127 9-1||M Blake||R Clark (3)||75||8/1|
Ronaldinho (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0 p1||Richard Hannon||P J Dobbs||74||10/1|
Guilded Spirit 21
|3||124 8-12||W S Kittow||Michael J M Murphy (3)||72||7/1|
Munhamer (IRE) 37
|3||122 8-10||J H M Gosden||William Buick||70||6/1j|
||4||9-6||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||5/1|
MUNHAMER's half-brother, Cavaleiro, stayed 1m6f so this first try beyond a mile seems certain to suit John Gosden's colt. He may have needed last month's run at Kempton and looks to have been let in lightly on his handicap debut. Guilded Spirit stayed on strongly to score over the trip at Ffos Las three weeks ago and looks a danger but Mazaaher appears to be in the handicapper's grip having found little for pressure over 1m here last time. Topamichi also looks too high in the weights now while Ronaldinho has become very disappointing. Of the older horses, Choral Festival reserves her best for Windsor and course and distance winner Sheila's Buddy has lost his way lately.
Headline News (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Keen in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep '12.
Topamichi 9-1 (8-7) Pulled hard close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Sheila's Buddy 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 9l behind Croquembouche (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Guilded Spirit 13-2 (8-10) Broke well, soon restrained and held up mid-division, pulled hard early, ridden and headway over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear, stayed on strongly, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Greyemkay (8-2) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Choral Festival 28-1 (9-10) Always in rear, 6th of 7, 19l behind Bantam (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mazaaher 9-2 (9-3) In touch in 5th, driven along 2f out, soon not quicken and no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Munhamer (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Don't Stare (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Diamond Penny (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway 10f out, ridden over 3f out, edged left over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 10l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, outpaced on outside 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 19l behind Plutocracy (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Heezararity 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Qanan (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
He's A Striker (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on wide outside approaching final 2f, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to narrow lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Greeleys Love (9-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Super Say (10-0) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Right Step 33-1 (8-8) Prominent, hampered over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 16th of 17, 45l behind Highland Duke (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.