Butterflies & Bows Venue Decoration Handicap (AWT) 1m 2f
- (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,558 2nd £1,059 3rd £529 4th £265
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 8.41s
- Off time: 21:05:13
|2nd||1 Run It Twice||2¾||3/1|
|3rd||2 Idol Deputy||s.h||20/1|
Run It Twice (IRE) 9
|4||133 9-7 b||P D Evans||R Hughes||70||3/1|
Idol Deputy (FR) 35
|8||133 9-7 p||J Bennett||Racheal Kneller (5)||70||20/1|
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 77
|5||130 9-4||Paul Morgan||Adam Beschizza||67||16/1|
The Firm (IRE) 19
|5||130 9-4||D M Loughnane||J F McDonald||67||11/4f|
Alpine Mist 24
|4||125 8-13||P J Makin||T P Queally||62||7/1|
|4||125 8-13||C F Wall||T E Durcan||62||4/1|
Gilded Frame 257
|4||123 8-11||J S Moore||David Probert||60||10/1|
|8||121 8-9 b||L Carter||Charlotte Jenner (7)||58||8/1|
||6||813 p||Miss Z C Davison||William Carson||62||NR|
||10||82||M J Attwater||Cam Hardie||48||NR|
||7||9-3||C R Dore||Hayley Turner||3/1|
Run It Twice has the best recent form but today's longer trip is a big worry on the evidence of previous attempts. He beat ALPINE MIST over a mile here last month but the latter is less exposed and looks more likely to improve for the extra distance. Peter Makin's filly gets the nod ahead of The Firm, who may have found the soft ground against him last time, but has leading claims on his earlier third at Newbury. Standing Strong can also be given a chance off his current mark, though only one previous win in 30 starts doesn't boost confidence.
Standing Strong (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 27l behind Lily Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Salient 10-1 (8-11) Pulled hard tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 17l behind Auden (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Bennelong 16-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway 2f out, soon not clear run and switched left to inside, hampered on rail 1f out, soon switched right, plugged on towards finish, no threat, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ifan (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Run It Twice (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, swished tail and went 3rd 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Secret Success (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Idol Deputy (FR) 66-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden on inside over 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 12l behind Barren Brook (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
The Firm (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Set steady pace, pushed along and quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Minstrel Lad (8-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Ballyshonagh 20-1 (9-4) Keen, held up in touch, close up over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Lady Tiana (9-0) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Gilded Frame 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, switched left to inside over 1f out, driven and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Precision Five (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Alpine Mist 12-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, driven and lost place over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.