BDO Project Finance Handicap (Div 2) 1m 14y
- (3yo+, 1m 14y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 49.25s
- Off time: 17:20:59
|1st||8 First Post||5/1|
|2nd||6 Rocky Reef||2¼||7/1|
Yojimbo (IRE) 13
|5||136 9-10 v||M R Channon||Charles Bishop (3)||80||8/1|
|4||134 9-8||Rae Guest||C Catlin||78||8/1|
|5||132 9-6||M H Tompkins||T P Queally||76||5/1|
Ishikawa (IRE) 36
|5||131 9-5||K R Burke||R J Fitzpatrick (7)||75||9/2f|
Great Expectations 79
|5||130 9-4||J R Jenkins||David Probert||74||6/1|
Rocky Reef 18
|4||129 9-3 b1||P Hide||P J Dobbs||73||7/1|
|4||128 9-2||P Phelan||D Sweeney||72||14/1|
First Post (IRE) 20
|6||127 9-1||D Haydn Jones||Dane O'Neill||71||5/1|
Siouxperhero (IRE) 13
|4||126 9-0 p||W R Muir||S J Drowne||70||16/1|
Echo Brava 78
|3||119 8-7||L A Dace||J Quinn||68||16/1|
||3||9-2||I Mohammed||Liam Jones||10/1|
This isn't as strong as the first division and ISHIKAWA, who has won and finished second twice in three runs at the track this summer, heads the short-list as Rob Fitzpatrick again takes off 7lb. Kickingthelilly is consistent and no slouch on Turf but better on the Polytrack while Barwick is on a winning mark but 2lb higher than when only third at Chester last month. Yojimbo rallied to score at Chepstow last month when Rocky Reef was fifth but was then well beaten behind Siouxperhero at Bath. Willie Muir's gelding also won at Leicester last month but was 13 lengths behind the selection over course and distance earlier and is now 2lb worse off. First Post was second in this last year off an 8lb higher mark and showed a bit more at Windsor last time so can't be ignored.
First Post (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Modern Tutor (9-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Rocky Reef 6-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, reminder halfway, headway far side over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Yojimbo (9-8) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Barwick 14-1 (10-11) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Piceno (10-1) at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug.
Ishikawa (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Awkwardly away, tracked leaders, ridden to join winner over 2f out, every chance until inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Sir Mike (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug beating New Falcon (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Yojimbo (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 6, 2l behind Siouxperhero (9-5) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Great Expectations 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, never in contention, 9th of 10, 9l behind Sennockian Star (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Echo Brava 5-2fav (9-6) Dropped out start, held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Al Thumama (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Kickingthelilly 8-1 (10-0) In rear, pushed along 7f out, ridden 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Lunar Deity (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Dellbuoy 40-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 6th, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 12th of 17, 12l behind Ascription (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.