Kirby Gate Handicap 5f 218y
- (3yo, 5f 218y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.64s
- Off time: 19:45:39
|1st||1 Quiet Warrior||7/1|
|2nd||9 Elusive George||hd||12/1|
|3rd||11 Look Here's Al||3¼||25/1|
Quiet Warrior (IRE) 28
|3||133 9-7 b1||M Botti||Martin Harley||80||7/1|
Iftaar (IRE) 22
|3||131 9-5||C Hills||P Hanagan||78||11/4f|
Desert Ranger (IRE) 59
|3||129 9-3||J Tate||L Morris||76||8/1|
Wickhambrook (IRE) 15
|3||129 9-3||I Mohammed||Martin Lane||76||11/2|
Android (IRE) 8
|3||129 9-3 v1||C G Cox||A Kirby||76||14/1|
Smart Salute 9
|3||128 9-2 p||Ed Walker||Hayley Turner||75||9/1|
Elusive George (IRE) 42
|3||124 8-12||J J Quinn||Joe Doyle (7)||71||12/1|
Look Here's Al 25
|3||121 8-9||A Hollinshead||J Quinn||68||25/1|
Gold Club 25
|3||121 8-9||E S McMahon||F Tylicki||68||9/2|
Baars Causeway (IRE) 17
|3||120 8-8||T Jarvis||Tim Clark (5)||67||20/1|
||3||95||A J McCabe||Kieran Shoemark||78||NR|
||3||91||K R Burke||Joey Haynes||74||NR|
||3||811||R Hannon||K T O'Neill||70||NR|
||3||9-0||R A Fahey||George Chaloner||9/1|
Royal Warrior was due to run at Goodwood last night. Desert Ranger got found out at Newmarket after a couple of wins at Wolverhampton but this is a more realistic level. WICKHAMBROOK hasn't run badly in either start this year and might be the one to beat in this, though Jaeger Train is a consistent sort and Iftaar won at Brighton before finishing second in a classified stakes at Haydock in which Royal Warrior was left in the stalls. Charlie Hills' gelding doesn't look particularly well treated but at least arrives in form. Jive is edging closer to a first win on Turf and can't be ignored.
Royal Warrior 16-1 (9-2) Made virtually all, driven over 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Three Cliffs (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Inyordreams (9-6) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Jive 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Baby Bush (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Quiet Warrior (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, hung left from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Basil Berry (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Elusive George (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Inyordreams (9-6) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Look Here's Al 10-1 (9-3) Raced centre prominent, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 34l behind Captain Myles (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Android (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, outpaced and no impression from over 2f out, not much room inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Ishiamber (10-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Baars Causeway (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden awell over 1f out, soon not quicken, stayed on again inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Moonspring (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Desert Ranger (IRE) 11-1 (8-2) Badly hampered start keen always in rear, 10th of 12, 14l behind Danzeno (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Gold Club 5-1fav (9-1) Taken to post early, raced centre prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 5l behind Captain Myles (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Iftaar (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked winner and keen, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Red Pike (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Wickhambrook (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind You're Fired (9-5) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Smart Salute 16-1 (8-9) Went badly right start, chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out until approaching final 2f, chased leaders, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, weakened last 100 yards, 6th of 10, 7l behind Idea (8-11) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol.