Coral Mobile 'Just Three Clicks To Bet' Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 28.58s
- Off time: 17:05:09
|3rd||7 Duchess Of Gazeley||¾||5/1|
Blue Wave (IRE) 14
|4||134 9-8||M Johnston||J Fanning||102||3/1|
Grendisar (IRE) 41
|4||127 9-1 p||M Botti||Martin Harley||95||7/4f|
Stepping Ahead (FR) 15
|4||126 9-0||K R Burke||D Tudhope||94||9/2|
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 244
|5||123 8-11||R A Fahey||K Fallon||89||14/1|
|10||122 8-10||B R Millman||Shelley Birkett (5)||88||16/1|
Presburg (IRE) 27
|5||119 8-7||J Tuite||L Morris (3)||85||14/1|
Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 13
|4||118 8-6||D K Ivory||J Quinn||86||5/1|
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 27
|7||117 8-5 t||B G Powell||C Catlin||79||50/1|
||7||85 v||Miss Gay Kelleway||Non Runner||82||NR|
Blue Wave continued his rapid progress when winning at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago. But his only defeat in his last five starts came over track and trip at the hands of today's rival GRENDISAR. Marco Botti's colt can confirm running on better terms and gets the nod to follow up. Stepping Ahead is perfectly capable at this level and can reverse earlier form here with Shavansky, while Duchess Of Gazeley went close off today's mark over 2m here on her return and is another to consider. Kieren Fallon's presence on Angel Gabrial takes the eye and suggests the latter may run a big race despite returning from a long absence.
Uphold 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Villa Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Shavansky 5-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, late headway, never involved, 7th of 13, 7l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Grendisar (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb beating Swing Alone (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden and headway to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final stride, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Awkwardly away, soon mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 19, 4l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Blue Wave (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Went slightly right start, led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, edged left, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb beating Nautilus (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Presburg (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Star (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Star (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Stepping Ahead (FR) 7-2 (9-4) Close up, tracked leaders 5f out, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind The Lock Master (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) fbs in Feb.