Ladbrokes Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 11 runners)
- Winner £12,291 2nd £3,658 3rd £1,828 4th £914
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 34.94s
- Off time: 15:26:20
|1st||6 George Guru||6/1|
|3rd||7 Spa's Dancer||nk||16/1|
|4||133 9-7 p||Miss J Feilden||Shelley Birkett (5)||97||7/1|
|4||131 9-5 v||J Noseda||J P Spencer||95||7/2|
Birdman (IRE) 12
|4||129 9-3 b||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||93||10/1|
Tellovoi (IRE) 6
|6||128 9-2 v||Miss A Stokell||William Carson||92||33/1|
Rebellious Guest 14
|5||128 9-2||G G Margarson||T P Queally||92||3/1f|
George Guru 22
|7||127 9-1||M J Attwater||R Havlin||91||6/1|
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 241
|7||127 9-1||J M P Eustace||L Morris||91||16/1|
Talented Kid 141
|5||126 9-0||M Johnston||J Fanning||90||8/1|
Royal Prize 14
|4||124 8-12||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||88||7/1|
Mia's Boy 14
|10||124 8-12||C A Dwyer||L P Keniry||88||33/1|
|9||123 8-11 v||L Carter||Louis Steward (5)||87||33/1|
||5||87||R Hannon||Cam Hardie||83||NR|
Solar Deity (IRE)
||4||9-1||M Botti||Martin Harley||5/2|
REBELLIOUS GUEST is already prominent in the betting for next month's Lincoln at Doncaster and will no doubt come in for further support if winning this. He's up another 6lb after landing a double over track and trip and has already beaten Mia's Boy and Royal Prize. Spa's Dancer is also in the Lincoln but should improve for this first outing since June while a three-month absence may also count against Consign. Birdman beat Luhaif and George Guru when winning a similar event here last month and faced a tough task in a conditions race last time. He can figure along with the returning Talented Kid, but Tellovoi landed last month's hat-trick in lesser company and will find this a lot tougher.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 15-8 (9-8) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Breaking The Bank (9-8) at Salisbury 1m 2f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct.
George Guru 5-1 (8-13) Steadied and switched left start, held up in rear, last and plenty to do 2f out, headway on wide outside and edged left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Tellovoi (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Keen, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Noble Citizen (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-90) (3) fbs.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced near side, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 23rd of 28, 9l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Rebellious Guest 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Moonday Sun (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Mia's Boy 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Rebellious Guest (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Consign 13-2 (9-5) Raced centre until merged with stands' side group 5f out, mid-division, never a factor, 9th of 16, 10l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.
Luhaif 11-2 (9-0) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden and no impression final 3f, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Royal Prize 3-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rebellious Guest (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Talented Kid 3-1fav (9-8) In touch, ridden chasing leaders 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ingleby Angel (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Lowther 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader 4f out until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 17l behind Indian Jack (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Birdman (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, never on terms, last of 5, 17l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.