Blue Square Bet Handicap 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 58.44s
- Off time: 15:03:42
|3||136 9-10||A Bailey||Mr P Prince (7)||88||9/4|
Golden Flower 9
|3||125 8-13||D O'Meara||D H Bergin (7)||77||4/5f|
|3||121 8-9||M Madgwick||L P Keniry||73||7/1|
Boxing Shadows 8
|3||120 8-8||B Smart||T Eaves||72||5/1|
||3||82||R C Guest||F Norton||63||NR|
Golden Flower scored under today's apprentice over C&D last week with Modern Lady well beaten. She's not easily overlooked despite a 5lb rise but neither Multitask nor Boxing Shadows have showed any progress in handicaps since landing their respective maidens. EQUITANIA has scored three times over 6f and made all for a couple of those wins. Alan Bailey's filly is fancied to go in again despite the drop back in trip with Philip Prince taking 7lb off her back.
Modern Lady 8-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Golden Flower (8-11) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Equitania 8-1 (9-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, held when lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Rene Mathis (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Boxing Shadows 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Rene Mathis (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Golden Flower 4-5fav (8-11) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Layla's Oasis (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Multitask 14-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Ovett (9-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.