Derrick Smith's (oury Clark) Free Bus Pass Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 2, 11 runners)
- Winner £11,216
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.10s
- Off time: 14:35:42
|1st||10 Perfect Flight||11/2|
|2nd||1 Masai Moon||2½||7/1|
|3rd||8 King's Caprice||2½||6/1|
Masai Moon 21
|4||132 9-6||B R Millman||J Millman (3)||92||7/1|
Sir Edwin Landseer (USA) 22
|8||130 9-4 p||C Wroe||R Thomas||90||20/1|
Osiris Way 22
|6||130 9-4||P R Chamings||L P Keniry||90||3/1f|
|4||130 9-4||C F Wall||D Holland||90||8/1|
Little Pete (IRE) 15
|3||129 9-3||A M Balding||F Norton||91||14/1|
|3||126 9-0||K R Burke||A Elliott||88||15/2|
|3||125 8-13||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill||87||20/1|
King's Caprice 29
|7||125 8-13 t||J A Geake||T Block||85||6/1|
El Bosque (IRE) 9
|4||124 8-12||B R Millman||A Munro||84||18/1|
Perfect Flight 21
|3||122 8-10||M Blanshard||Kirsty Milczarek||84||11/2|
Steel City Boy (IRE) 2
|5||118 8-6||Miss A Stokell||Ann Stokell (5) (ex3)||73||16/1|
Mac Gille Eoin
||3||8-11||J Gallagher||Jim Crowley||9/1|
OSIRIS WAY is a consistent performer and came back to winning ways when successful here last month but a 3lb rise for that victory leaves him with more to do and a better bet looks to be Perfect Flight, who gets the vote with Baldemar rated the pick of the remainder. The selection has run out a good winner of his last two starts, latterly over course and distance, and a 7lb rise for that latest success is perfectly fair. Richard Hannon's Chartist disappointed here last time but may do better back on a more testing surface, while Masai Moon could probably do with some help from the handicapper. King's Caprice does handle cut in the ground but he is out of form at present and looks best watched with a bigger threat likely to come from Baldemar. Karl Burke's gelding was good value for his win at Ripon last time and has solid claims off just a 4lb higher mark today. Plenty have claims but it is Perfect Flight that has probably the most obvious chance and he gets the vote.
Perfect Flight 10-1 (8-5) Close up stand side group, led well over 1f out, ran on strongly and clear final furlong, ridden out, won at Goodwood 6f fll hcp (3) sft in Aug beating Superduper (8-10) by 3l, 7 ran.
Masai Moon 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Signor Peltro (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
King's Caprice 10-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and quicken clear over 2f out, headed over 1f out, gradually weakened, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Underworld (9-7) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Little Pete (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 9th of 17, 2l behind Hoh Hoh Hoh (9-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Baldemar 11-2 (9-7) Held up behind leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug beating Northern Bolt (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Sir Edwin Landseer (USA) 25-1 (9-10) Reared start, behind, no real headway final 2f, 7th of 10, 6l behind Osiris Way (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Chartist 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven and weakened quickly 2f out, last of 12, 26l behind Piscean (8-3) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Nobilissima (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
El Bosque (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 10l behind Benllech (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Osiris Way 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led well over 1f out, driven out, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug beating Mujood (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sundae 5-1 (9-10) Mid-division, effort halfway, soon weakened, last of 11, 8l behind Kay Two (9-3) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.