Ladbrokes Handicap 1m 141y
- (4yo+, 1m 141y, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 51.60s
- Off time: 21:00:39
|2nd||4 Bond Artist||nk||6/4f|
|3rd||5 Katmai River||nk||6/1|
Polar Forest 18
|4||133 9-7 e||R C Guest||Connor Beasley (5)||55||7/2|
|4||133 9-7 t||A J Lidderdale||G Baker||55||11/4|
Do More Business (IRE) 11
|7||133 9-7 vt||L Corcoran||Philip Prince (5)||55||8/1|
Bond Artist (IRE) 22
|5||132 9-6||G R Oldroyd||Robert Tart (3)||54||6/4f|
Katmai River (IRE) 22
|7||129 9-3||M D I Usher||Charlotte Jenner (7)||51||6/1|
Odd Ball (IRE) 207
|7||124 8-12||Mrs L Williamson||Shirley Teasdale (5)||45||50/1|
Amber Moon 7
|9||124 8-12||Miss A Stokell||Ann Stokell (5)||45||33/1|
Limon Squeezy 66
|5||124 8-12||M Murphy||Martin Lane||45||16/1|
||6||812 t||P S McEntee||P Aspell||45||NR|
Downtown Boy (IRE)
||5||8-12||R Craggs||M Dwyer||50/1|
Polar Forest has been threatening to get his head in front at this track for some time now. He may finally come good today given he finished a couple of lengths ahead of Do More Business when fourth on his latest start. But BOND ARTIST is preferred and taken to follow up her recent course and distance win off only a 2lb higher mark as the runner-up Benandonner has subsequently franked the form with a win. Something went amiss Katmai River last time, though he's usually thereabouts at this level while Amber Moon went close off today's mark here back in January and could also figure.
Big City Boy (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Took keen hold and prominent, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Fair Breeze (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Overrider 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Run It Twice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Bond Artist (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on outside when hampered and carried right over 5f out, challenged 2f out, soon led, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Benandonner (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Katmai River (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Prominent early, in touch, lost place over 5f out, no impression after, 7th of 11, 12l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Polar Forest 4-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leader over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 2l behind John Potts (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Do More Business (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Odd Ball (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, last of 11, 27l behind Unex Michelangelo (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Amber Moon 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, raced wide over 2f out, soon lost place, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind The Bay Bandit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Limon Squeezy 5-2fav (9-0) In touch on outside, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Xclusive (9-5) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.