Napoleons Casinos And Restaurants Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 2, 9 runners)
- Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 34.43s
- Off time: 16:25:18
|1st||8 Forgotten Hero||12/1|
|3rd||4 Voodoo Prince||nk||9/2|
Bishop Roko 21
|4||131 9-5||R Charlton||James Doyle||96||11/2|
|3||129 9-3||L M Cumani||K Fallon||103||5/1|
Voodoo Prince 8
|5||126 9-0 p||E A L Dunlop||G Lee||91||9/2|
Saptapadi (IRE) 21
|7||126 9-0||B Ellison||R L Moore||91||6/1|
Hanoverian Baron 21
|8||125 8-13||A G Newcombe||Connor Beasley (5)||90||14/1|
|7||124 8-12 t||M W Easterby||G Gibbons||86||33/1|
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 21
|4||124 8-12 h||C Hills||J P Spencer||86||12/1|
|4||124 8-12||D H Brown||S De Sousa||85||8/1|
Mister Impatience 21
|3||123 8-11||M Johnston||N Callan||97||7/2f|
||5||93||S Kirk||L P Keniry||94||NR|
||4||9-9||H J L Dunlop||P Hanagan||4/1|
Itlaaq, Forgotten Hero and recent Haydock second Guising must all carry more than allotted weight in this while Mister Impatience has been racing over further lately, though was runner-up to subsequent Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World over this trip in the Chester Vase in May. Charles Camoin is best over 1m2f but Bishop Roko has winning form over 1m4f, though finished just behind Hanoverian Baron in the Ebor last time. GREATWOOD's last two runs have been in exalted company and he's going to find these rivals much more to his liking. Neither the ground nor trip should be a problem on breeding so Kieren Fallon's mount gets the vote as Voodoo Prince is probably still a few pounds too high in the handicap.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Sam Sharp (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up behind, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Sam Sharp (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.
Greatwood 10-1 (8-12) Led to halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Hillstar (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Voodoo Prince 12-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Saptapadi (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division on inside, headway and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Bishop Roko 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 11l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Itlaaq 40-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Hanoverian Baron 28-1 (8-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 11l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Mister Impatience 6-1 (9-6) Tracked clear pair, driven over 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Dark Crusader (8-13) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Guising 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Venue (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.