32Red Thunderstruck II Slot Handicap 1m 5f 194y
- (4yo+, 1m 5f 194y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 7.46s
- Off time: 18:43:18
Tokyo Brown (USA) 10
|5||138 9-12||Mrs H Main||L Morris||62||11/10f|
|5||136 9-10||A Carson||William Carson||60||5/4|
Vertueux (FR) 100
|9||134 9-8 p||A W Carroll||L P Keniry||58||12/1|
Cape Safari (IRE) 11
|5||131 9-5 h||Tim Vaughan||David Probert||55||25/1|
|7||122 8-10 t||A M Hales||C Catlin||45||14/1|
Muzey's Princess 31
|8||122 8-10||M Mullineaux||S De Sousa||45||100/1|
Somerton Star 38
|4||118 8-6 hv||Pat Eddery||J Fanning||45||25/1|
The Blue Dog (IRE)
||6||9-10||M Wigham||Robert Tart||5/2|
Vertueux ended last season with a double on Turf. He's been competing over obstacles since and may get involved back on the level. TOKYO BROWN bids for hat-trick after following up a victory over track and trip with success at Lingfield. This is less competitive than his latest task and Heather Main's charge gets the vote. Celebrian has a couple of placed efforts to recommend her including a fourth here last time and Divea also made the frame at the track on her latest outing back in September.
Divea 17-2 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Amantius (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Celebrian 14-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, edging left and keeping on same pace when switched right inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Goldmadchen (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Close up, effort when short of room approaching 2f out, soon led, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Comedy House (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Vertueux (FR) 5-2 (9-13) Led, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure and rallied gamely to regain lead final 100 yards, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep beating Walter De La Mare (9-4) by hd, 4 ran.
Cape Safari (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Ridden along early, always in rear, eased final 3f, tailed off, last of 12, well behind On The Cusp (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Somerton Star 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, raced wide mid-division, headway over 6f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 28l behind Addikt (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Muzey's Princess 100-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 5f out, lost place over 3f out, soon tailed off, last of 9, well behind Keep Kicking (9-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.