Agriargo UK Tractor Challenge Nursery (Str) 1m
- (2yo, 1m, Class 2, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 40.52s
- Off time: 17:01:51
|2nd||4 Extra Noble||s.h||5/2f|
Fire Fighting (IRE) 7
|2||133 9-7||M Johnston||N Callan||92||11/4|
|2||126 9-0||R Hannon||R L Moore||85||9/2|
Sir Jack Layden 69
|2||125 8-13||D H Brown||G Lee||84||9/2|
Extra Noble 80
|2||123 8-11||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||82||5/2f|
Dance Bid 14
|2||118 8-6||C E Brittain||M Dwyer||77||12/1|
Heskin (IRE) 28
|2||118 8-6 p||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||77||8/1|
Photography (IRE) 34
|2||112 8-0 h||H Palmer||P Mathers||66||20/1|
||2||88||Eve Johnson Houghton||W Buick||79||NR|
||2||84||R Eddery||N Mackay||75||NR|
||2||8-13||R Hannon||R Hughes||8/1|
Evergreen trainer Clive Brittain has already won one valuable nursery here this week and will be expecting a big run from Beverley scorer Dance Bid. Extra Noble was only beaten a nose by the subsequently demoted Fire Fighting at Kempton in June and is 10lb better off so should have the measure of the top weight while Showpiece got off the mark over 6f at Salisbury last time, though the form of that race hasn't really worked out. Sir Jack Layden beat a subsequent dual winner at Ayr in July and should go well but WHAT ABOUT CARLO appears to be improving at a rate of knots and is preferred. He only had to be pushed out to score at Goodwood last time and the second has franked the form since. Heskin is more exposed than most and may struggle to get involved along with the maidens Rudi One Five and Photography.
What About Carlo (FR) 4-1 (8-13) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Juan Alonso (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Rudi Five One (FR) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressed for 3rd near finish, never nearer, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Top Tug (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Photography (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on near side rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 12, 7l behind Autumn Sunrise (8-10) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Extra Noble Evensfav (9-5) Chased leading pair on inside, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out as winner hung badly left, hung left towards winner inside final furlong, joined post, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun beating Fire Fighting (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Dance Bid 22-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug beating Anipa (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sir Jack Layden 4-6fav (9-5) Tracked leader on inner, led over 4f out, pushed along and headed narrowly over 1f out, ridden to lead again well inside final furlong, won at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Lyn Valley (9-5) by nk, 3 ran.
Showpiece 9-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug beating Captain Bob (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Heskin (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Dancealot (8-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Shot In The Sun (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.