BDO Project Finance Handicap (Div 1) 1m 14y
- (3yo+, 1m 14y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 51.04s
- Off time: 16:50:15
|2nd||10 Hector's Chance||¾||6/1|
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 8
|4||136 9-10||W Jarvis||Kevin Stott (7)||80||5/1|
|6||134 9-8||J J Bridger||Michael J M Murphy (3)||78||8/1|
|4||133 9-7||Ed Walker||Dane O'Neill||77||5/1|
Breakheart (IRE) 27
|6||131 9-5 v||A M Balding||Jack Garritty (7)||75||10/1|
Noble Protector 59
|3||130 9-4||W S Kittow||T P Queally||79||5/2f|
Canadian Run (IRE) 57
|3||128 9-2 h||R Mills||S M Levey||77||16/1|
|3||126 9-0 b||E A L Dunlop||A Kirby (ex1)||75||7/1|
Hector's Chance 19
|4||122 8-10||Mrs H Main||Ryan Tate (5)||66||6/1|
||4||95 v1||P R Chamings||G Baker||75||NR|
||3||92||L M Cumani||K Fallon||77||NR|
Golden Tempest (IRE)
||4||9-8||Eve Johnson Houghton||P J Dobbs||5/1|
Noble Protector's maiden victory at Kempton in July was boosted when the second won next time. He could be interesting from an inside draw while Pleasure Bent won at Warwick and Newbury before finding 1m2f too far here last time. He shouldn't be written off just yet while Canadian Run came back to form when second at Epsom, though does seem better on the Polytrack. NAAZ is back over his winning trip having had three runs over 1m2f since scoring at Redcar. His chance would increase if rain got into the ground but he still has reasonable claims regardless and is preferred to Take A Note, who is now tried in a visor, and Hector's Chance. Dixie's Dream is nicely handicapped if a recent run has blown away a few cobwebs but he's been difficult to win with in the past.
Take A Note 8-1 (9-12) Close up, ridden over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Qanan (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Pleasure Bent 9-2 (9-6) Held up in last trio, headway and hung right from over 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Mighty Yar (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Naaz 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, ridden, 3f out, no impression after, 4th of 6, 8l behind Lyric Piece (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Hector's Chance 5-1fav (11-2) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Starwatch 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd on inner over 3f out, chased winner from over 2f out, closing near finish, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Lowther (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Anya 9-2 (9-1) Always behind, driven on outside and no progress over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 5th of 6, 19l behind Gaul Wood (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Canadian Run (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Hunting Rights (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Noble Protector 8-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked leader, pushed along to lead inside final 3f, ridden and in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jul beating Don't Stare (9-5) by 3l, 13 ran.
Breakheart (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 13l behind Remix (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always well held, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Multi Bene (9-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.