Western House Hotel Handicap (Qualifier For The 15,000 Betfair Scottish Mile Series Final) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 40.93s
- Off time: 16:31:55
|1st||8 True Pleasure||11/2|
Jebel Tara (ex6) 8
|8||144 10-4 bt||A D Brown||P Pickard (3)||70||6/1|
Chookie Avon 12
|6||140 10-0 p||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||72||12/1|
|6||139 9-13 v||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||71||9/2|
Oratory (IRE) 42
|7||133 9-7||Mrs K Burke||P Makin||65||7/2f|
Rawaafed (IRE) 16
|4||133 9-7 p||K Dalgleish||Graham Gibbons||65||17/2|
Orions Hero (IRE) 9
|3||129 9-3 p||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||70||9/2|
Adorable Choice (IRE) 14
|5||123 8-11 vt||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||55||11/1|
True Pleasure (IRE) 9
|6||121 8-9||J D Bethell||P McDonald||53||11/2|
True Pleasure steps up in class off a higher mark after a win at Carlisle while Paramour continues to frustrate despite slipping down the weights and returned a losing favourite once again at Thirsk last time. Rawaafed is another hard to predict though he's dropping down a grade for this while Jebel Tara continues to defy the handicapper and was winning for the fifth time this year when successful over track and trip last week. ORIONS HERO posted his best effort of the season so far when runner-up at Beverley last time and won't have to improve much on that to finally register that elusive first win. Richard Fahey's charge get the nod with Chookie Avon struggling at present.
True Pleasure (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to lead over 2f out, held on well, won at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Tectonic (9-13) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Oratory (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slightly hampered start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never in contention, 10th of 12, 12l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Paramour 11-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out and under pressure, headed last 100 yards, weakened towards finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Chookie Avon 14-1 (9-6) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 15, 5l behind West Leake Hare (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Adorable Choice (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Towards rear, reminders over 7f out, some headway final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 10l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jebel Tara 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Corton Lad (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rawaafed (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 16l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Orions Hero (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Zaitsev (9-3) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.