bookmakers.co.uk Sprint Series Round 7 Handicap (Qualifier) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 10.78s
- Off time: 17:00:31
|2nd||2 Roy's Legacy||¾||16/1|
|3rd||3 Temple Road||¾||7/1|
Ex Ex 10
|4||142 10-2||N P Littmoden||G Baker||79||11/10f|
Roy's Legacy 11
|5||132 9-6||S A Harris||Michael J M Murphy (3)||69||16/1|
Temple Road (IRE) 15
|6||132 9-6||J M Bradley||R Kingscote||69||7/1|
Meridius (IRE) 116
|4||132 9-6 b||W G Harrison||T P Queally||69||16/1|
|4||130 9-4 h||M Madgwick||L P Keniry||67||4/1|
El Mirage (IRE) 10
|4||130 9-4||D K Ivory||Jim Crowley||67||25/1|
|7||129 9-3 t||P D Evans||Martin Harley||66||16/1|
Compton Prince 14
|5||128 9-2 b||J M Bradley||L Morris||65||20/1|
Shifting Star (IRE) 10
|9||125 8-13 b||J J Bridger||William Carson||62||20/1|
|5||124 8-12||A G Newcombe||E J Walsh (5)||61||12/1|
||8||813||P D Evans||Non Runner||62||NR|
||4||813 b||K A Ryan||Non Runner||62||NR|
||9||9-5||J R Jenkins||J Fanning||16/1|
A few of these arrive in good form, but none more so than EX EX. He posted his best effort yet with a ready win at Kempton last time and a 9lb hike in the weights may not be enough to prevent him landing a treble. Roy's Legacy has been winning over 5f here but has yet to score over today's trip while Spellmaker is yet another chasing a hat-trick after landing a couple of lesser grade sprints at Kempton. Multitask and Compton Prince won their respective divisions of the same handicap over track and trip a fortnight ago and also step up in class for this while Haadeeth is capable at this level if the mood takes him.
Dark Lane 4-1fav (9-6) Soon chasing leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 6th of 9, 5l behind Putin (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Spellmaker 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Volito (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Roy's Legacy 10-1 (8-11) Quickly away from wide draw, made all, ridden and in command when edged right briefly inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Secret Millionaire (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Temple Road (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Expose (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Shifting Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 3rd over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Meridius (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 3l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Ex Ex 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Daring Dragon (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Multitask 9-4fav (9-2) Behind, smooth headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Welsh Inlet (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Haadeeth 11-4 (9-8) Tracked winner, edged right on bend over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Compton Prince 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Where's Reiley (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
El Mirage (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 6l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.