Bathwick Tyres Trowbridge Handicap 1m 3f 144y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 144y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 32.76s
- Off time: 16:35:29
Plutocracy (IRE) 15
|3||128 9-2||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||90||6/4f|
Chesterfield (IRE) 35
|3||127 9-1||C Appleby||Ahmed Ajtebi||89||3/1|
|3||119 8-7 p||Sir Michael Stoute||L Morris||81||4/1|
Quest For More (IRE) 11
|3||118 8-6||R Charlton||Catherine Gannon||80||11/4|
||3||97 p||Sir Mark Prescott||Rosie Jessop||95||NR|
PLUTOCRACY could not be in better form and is fancied to take this further step up in grade in his stride and extend his unbeaten record this season. He still had plenty in the tank when completing his hat-trick at Salisbury earlier this month. Chesterfield is much better than he showed at Ascot last month but Evangelist only just won a four-runner race at Warwick last time and is 4lb higher here. Quest For More likes fast ground and showed he stayed the trip at Leicester earlier this month but this is a much stronger heat. Savanna La Mar has been highly tried but was beaten 20 lengths at Chester last time.
Savanna La Mar (USA) 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Sun Central (9-11) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Aug.
Evangelist 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, challenged and hung left 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, stayed on gamely and found extra in closing stages, won at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Qawaafy (9-6) by nk, 4 ran.
Plutocracy (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on well final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Lady Pimpernel (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Quest For More (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway and hung right over 1f out, soon switched left, still hanging right when chased leader entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Lisa's Legacy (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Chesterfield (IRE) 11-4fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, no progress under pressure and beaten 2f out, last of 10, 8l behind Royal Skies (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.