BetBright Charity Sprint (Handicap) 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 2, 20 runners)
- Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.40s
- Off time: 15:52:32
|1st||16 See The Sun||20/1|
|3||133 9-7||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (3)||104||20/1|
Naadirr (IRE) 29
|3||131 9-5||M Botti||Martin Harley||102||12/1|
|3||130 9-4||M Appleby||A Mullen||101||7/2f|
Rufford (IRE) 29
|3||129 9-3||R A Fahey||Jason Hart (3)||100||25/1|
Invincible Strike (IRE) 210
|3||128 9-2||J Tate||K Fallon||99||20/1|
Sleeper King (IRE) 28
|3||128 9-2||K A Ryan||Barry McHugh||99||33/1|
Gamesome (FR) 28
|3||127 9-1||O Stevens||Harry Bentley||98||25/1|
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||97||11/1|
Ventura Mist 36
|3||125 8-13 p||T D Easterby||Rachel Richardson (7)||96||33/1|
Eastern Impact (IRE) 28
|3||125 8-13||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||96||12/1|
Ben Hall (IRE) 14
|3||124 8-12||M Murphy||Kevin Stott (5)||95||50/1|
|3||124 8-12||D O'Meara||D Nolan||95||20/1|
Royal Mezyan (IRE) 252
|3||122 8-10||W J Haggas||Oisin Murphy (3)||93||10/1|
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 28
|3||121 8-9||M R Channon||Charles Bishop (3)||92||33/1|
Charles Molson 28
|3||119 8-7||H Candy||D Sweeney||90||8/1|
See The Sun 36
|3||119 8-7||T D Easterby||D Allan||90||20/1|
Kickboxer (IRE) 19
|3||118 8-6||M R Channon||L Morris||89||14/1|
Almargo (IRE) 8
|3||118 8-6||M Johnston||J Fanning||89||11/1|
Zaraee (IRE) 275
|3||118 8-6||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||89||20/1|
Rural Celebration 10
|3||117 8-5||D O'Meara||Julie Burke (3)||88||16/1|
Body And Soul (IRE)
||3||8-11||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||7/1|
A typically wide-open renewal of a handicap that has unearthed some smart sprinters down the years. William Haggas has a fine record on the Knavesmire and turns up with Royal Mezyan and Zaraee, both of whom showed sparkle as juveniles but have been absent for over 250 days. DANZENO and Naadirr, both lightly-raced and progressive, make plenty of appeal towards the head of the weights and Michael Appleby's Denounce gelding is preferred on the back of a decisive success in a competitive Newmarket handicap on reappearance. He's had a good rest since and his shrewd handler is sure to have him spot-on. Betimes has also had just the three runs and John Gosden rates her highly, a view endorsed by a pleasing runner-up effort behind Aeolus in Listed company. She merits respect while Charles Molson represents the Candy team which has recently struck form and Eastern Impact is expected to take a 5lb rise in his stride after dealing with a useful field of sprinters last time.
See The Sun 2-1fav (9-1) Held up in last pair, outpaced in rear over 3f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, went never dangerous 3rd inside final furlong until final strides, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Blithe Spirit (8-11) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Naadirr (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, hard ridden and challenged inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Musical Comedy (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Kickboxer (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Golden Steps (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Gamesome (FR) 14-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in touch, lost place well over 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 13l behind Coulsty (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Eastern Impact (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon driven to challenge, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Fear Or Favour (8-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Ventura Mist 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway under pressure on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went never dangerous 3rd final strides and closed on 2nd, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Blithe Spirit (8-11) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Royal Mezyan (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Charles Molson 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2l behind Eastern Impact (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Danzeno 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt close up, ridden to lead when hung right over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Expert (9-7) by 3l, 12 ran.
Betimes 15-2 (8-9) Pulled hard, held up, headway 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Aeolus (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.
Sleeper King (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Eastern Impact (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Supplicant 3-1fav (9-5) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, not clear run on inside from over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, headway when not much room over 1f out, shaken up and kept on inside final furlong, never able to challlenge, 6th of 10, 6l behind Wee Jean (8-2) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Eccleston 7-2 (9-2) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Shamshon (9-7) at York 5f 3yo stk (2) gd in May.
Rufford (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Musical Comedy (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Zaraee (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear near side, headway halfway, ridden approaching final 2f, soon weakened, 17th of 21, 19l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo auc (2) gs in Sep.
Rural Celebration Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 2f out, headway between horse over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy beating Heroique (8-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Almargo (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Made virtually all, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Kafeel (8-4) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Ben Hall (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 29l behind Aeolus (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Close up on outside, effort 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to chase winner well inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Pound Piece (8-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Prominent, effort on outer over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 8l behind Eastern Impact (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.