coral.co.uk Classified Claiming Stakes 1m 2f
- (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,408 2nd £1,006 3rd £504
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 6.80s
- Off time: 15:08:16
|2nd||3 Gaelic Silver||¾||5/4f|
Munsarim (IRE) 9
|7||132 9-6 b||L Carter||A Quinn||71||3/1|
Officer In Command (USA) 14
|8||132 9-6 p||J Butler||L P Keniry||71||8/1|
Gaelic Silver (FR) 41
|8||128 9-2||G L Moore||G Baker||71||5/4f|
Mahadee (IRE) 21
|9||128 9-2 b||Tom Dascombe||Jenny Powell (7)||71||11/4|
|9||117 8-5 v||L Carter||William Carson||60||20/1|
Officer In Command (USA)
||7||8-12||S Curran||William Carson||3/1|
The top four in the weights all share the same official handicap rating but Copperwood is still weighted to get involved despite his lower mark. Mahadee won a seller over 1m4f here last month but has something to find on collateral form with last year's winner Officer In Command. The latter's recent form also looks stronger than Gaelic Silver's victory in a plating race here last time, but the tentative vote in a wide-open affair goes to MUNSARIM. He landed a handicap over track and trip last week and a similar effort should see him in contention once again.
Munsarim (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Keen towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Manomine (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Feb beating Greek Islands (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mahadee (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Dwelt in rear, wide into straight 2f out, ran on to go 3rd inside final furlong, too much to do, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Conducting (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Officer In Command (USA) 3-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden 2f out, hampered and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd final strides, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Menelik (8-12) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Copperwood 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and staying on inside final furlong when short of room and snatched up towards finish, 7th of 9, 3l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.