Macdonald Hotels And Resorts Ltd Selling Stakes 1m 2f 7y
- (3-4yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.44s
- Off time: 18:30:35
|1st||7 Rock Diamond||11/2|
|4||128 9-2 b||W R Muir||S J Drowne||6/1|
Brick Rising 53
|3||127 9-1 t||A M Balding||W Buick||58||5/2j|
Sutton Sid 25
|3||127 9-1||C Gordon||William Twiston-Davies (5)||56||16/1|
Day In Day Out 29
|3||122 8-10 b1||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||60||9/2|
|3||117 8-5||R Hannon||Cam Hardie (7)||64||5/2j|
Dark Rumour (IRE) 15
|3||117 8-5 v1||J J Bridger||Simon Pearce (3)||22||66/1|
Rock Diamond (IRE) 16
|3||117 8-5 p1||S Kirk||Catherine Gannon||46||11/2|
Azelle was a disappointment at Warwick last time and while an official rating of 64 looks to be a little enthusiastic on the assessor's part, Richard Hannon's filly is nevertheless a big player in a very modest race. Day In Day Out is dropped into selling grade and tried in headgear having failed to build upon some promise as a juvenile so we'll look to oppose with BRICK RISING. Andrew Balding's gelding won at Windsor in April but ran no sort of race at Salisbury next time and connections have swiftly dropped him into plating company as a consequence. Sutton Sid obliged in two sellers on the Polytrack for George Baker and is making a second start for Chris Gordon. Hilden was sent off at 25/1 for a similar event at Lingfield last week, and ran far better than those odds suggested.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 14, 5l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Azelle 5-4fav (8-9) Held up, soon in touch, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, unable to quicken, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Curl (8-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Sutton Sid 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 10l behind Bertie Moon (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Day In Day Out 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 27l behind Imperial Glance (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Hilden 25-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and edged right 2f out, headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Matraash (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) fm.
Dark Rumour (IRE) 150-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 46l behind Venue (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Brick Rising 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.