coral.co.uk Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 29.86s
- Off time: 14:15:20
|1st||6 Scottish Star||6/1|
|2nd||4 Gabrial's Star||s.h||16/1|
|3rd||11 Ocean Applause||1½||20/1|
Deia Sunrise (IRE) 35
|5||133 9-7 p1||P R Webber||R Havlin||85||50/1|
Presburg (IRE) 16
|5||133 9-7||J Tuite||Joey Haynes (5)||85||6/1|
Mawaakef (IRE) 14
|6||131 9-5||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||83||10/1|
Gabrial's Star 151
|5||130 9-4 b||R A Fahey||J P Spencer||82||16/1|
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 64
|7||128 9-2 t||B G Powell||William Twiston-Davies (3)||80||14/1|
Scottish Star 10
|6||127 9-1||J M P Eustace||Ryan Tate (5)||79||6/1|
Music Man (IRE) 47
|4||125 8-13||Miss Jo Crowley||Jim Crowley||80||6/1|
St Ignatius 20
|7||125 8-13 v||A Bailey||R Winston||77||20/1|
Lilac Tree 20
|4||124 8-12||M Johnston||J Fanning||79||5/2f|
|4||123 8-11||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||78||6/1|
Ocean Applause 17
|4||121 8-9 t||J Ryan||J Quinn||76||20/1|
|5||119 8-7 t||J Ryan||Ryan Powell (3)||71||33/1|
||4||9-2||P J McBride||L Morris||9/4|
Music Man has scope for further progress on his handicap debut and Sagesse went close over track and trip on her first start handicapping. Lilac Tree had St Ignatius back in third when scoring here last month and can figure again while Knockgraffon Lad is much better than his latest below par effort would suggest. Ocean Applause is upped in class and Gabrial's Star has a tough enough task on his reappearance. SCOTTISH STAR can effectively race off a 2lb lower mark today with Ryan Tate's allowance taken into account despite having won at this track last time. He gets a tentative vote in a tight contest.
Scottish Star 4-1 (9-4) Went right start tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Echo Brava (9-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Gabrial's Star 9-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 25l behind Shelford (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Ocean Applause 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in last pair, ridden and headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Steelriver (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Music Man (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Avidly (8-9) by 1l, 7 ran.
Sagesse 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lilac Tree 9-4fav (9-1) Tracked leader until inside final mile, tracked leaders, not clear run from 2f out until switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon shaken up, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan beating Oratorio's Joy (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt keen held up, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Magika (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Presburg (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) In touch, under pressure over 3f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 18l behind Masterful Act (9-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcap (2) fbs in Jan.
Mawaakef (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Grendisar (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Thecornishcowboy 9-2 (9-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, last of 6, 9l behind Odin (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Deia Sunrise (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Swing Alone (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
St Ignatius 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Lilac Tree (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.