RAF Benevolent Fund Handicap (Rnd) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 39.20s
- Off time: 16:52:14
|1st||12 Self Employed||12/1|
|6||133 9-7 p||B P J Baugh||P Aspell||80||33/1|
Kiwi Bay 20
|9||133 9-7||M Dods||P Mulrennan||80||8/1|
Cape Samba 37
|5||131 9-5||I Mohammed||J P Spencer||78||6/1|
Silverware (USA) 41
|6||131 9-5||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||78||33/1|
|5||130 9-4||C A Dwyer||A Kirby||77||18/1|
No Dominion (IRE) 15
|5||130 9-4||J G Given||James Doyle||77||12/1|
|4||129 9-3 hb||J J Davies||P Makin||76||14/1|
Simply Shining (IRE) 20
|4||126 9-0||R A Fahey||R L Moore||73||11/2f|
It Must Be Faith 26
|4||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||73||7/1|
Glorious Star (IRE) 23
|4||125 8-13||Ed Walker||W Buick||72||8/1|
|4||124 8-12||B W Hills||P Hanagan||71||6/1|
Self Employed 25
|7||123 8-11||G Woodward||L Morris||70||12/1|
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 25
|4||122 8-10||J S Goldie||Jack Garritty (7)||69||33/1|
Red Paladin (IRE) 36
|4||121 8-9 p||K A Ryan||T Hamilton||68||16/1|
||4||9-4||C F Wall||T E Durcan||7/4|
Kiwi Bay remains a capable handicapper at the age of nine but obviously has no secrets from the assessor nowadays. He'll run his race whilst at the opposite end of the spectrum, Glorious Star is thoroughly unexposed and could be interesting on this handicap bow. Cape Samba dropped away tamely on his reappearance run, hopefully due to rustiness after nearly eight months off as he was most progressive in the second half of last season. Maybe the market will indicate his current wellbeing and stable expectations. It Must Be Faith is shortlisted with the drop to a mile likely to suit whilst Milkwood doesn't deserve maiden status after 20 starts. SIMPLY SHINING continues to run well without winning and is probably where the handicapper wants him but he'll be a dangerous proposition if settling just a fraction better. Ryan Moore takes the ride here and maybe he can work the oracle on the Rock Of Gibraltar filly.
Self Employed 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, switched inside and effort 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Tatting 11-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Millkwood 11-2 (9-4) Behind, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 8l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Mazaaher 33-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along on outside over 3f out, plugged on, never involved, 8th of 12, 11l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
It Must Be Faith 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Silver Alliance (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
No Dominion (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Las Verglas Star (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Glorious Star (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Raced centre tracked leader, led this trio 4f out, ridden and overall leader over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 4, 3/4l behind Comrade Bond (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Simply Shining (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Led, hard ridden when headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lady Artiste (9-0) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Kiwi Bay 12-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, effort well over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Johnno (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Red Paladin (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 15th of 17, 28l behind Eutropius (9-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, some headway on outside 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 27l behind True Pleasure (9-5) at Ayr 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Goldstorm 33-1 (9-4) Off the pace in 6th, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 31l behind Verse Of Love (9-4) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Silverware (USA) 14-1 (9-5) With leaders early, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Cape Samba 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, weakened entering final 3f, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Knight Owl (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.