Book Jim Lawless Through Celebrity Speakers Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 7y, Class 6, 11 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.67s
- Off time: 21:00:18
|1st||9 Minority Interest||16/1|
|5||133 9-7||Miss Gay Kelleway||L Dettori||65||7/2|
Hip Hip Hooray 21
|7||130 9-4||L A Dace||James Doyle||62||6/1|
Certavi (IRE) 12
|4||129 9-3||B G Powell||W Buick||61||7/4f|
|4||127 9-1 p||A J Lidderdale||P Cosgrave||59||16/1|
Cane Cat (IRE) 30
|6||127 9-1 t||A W Carroll||George Downing (5)||59||6/1|
|4||124 8-12 t||Dr J R J Naylor||R Thomas||56||50/1|
|5||123 8-11||A W Carroll||S J Drowne||55||25/1|
Minority Interest 16
|4||121 8-9 b1||B R Johnson||K T O'Neill||53||16/1|
Arte Del Calcio 128
|4||121 8-9||A W Carroll||Harry Bentley (5)||53||40/1|
Princess Spirit 27
|4||117 8-5 p||E J Creighton||J P Fahy (ex1)||49||16/1|
Dolly Colman (IRE) 23
|5||114 8-2 p||Miss Z C Davison||Catherine Gannon||46||20/1|
||4||94||Mrs H Main||G Baker||62||NR|
Cane Cat has finished close up on a number of occasions recently and his supporters were entitled to feel a little aggrieved at Bath as he didn't enjoy the clearest of runs. CERTAVI may have shown little in maidens but the penny dropped at Chepstow last time and with Brendan Powell going to the trouble of booking William Buick, the pair can overcome a 6lb rise for that success. That said, he'll need to have realised that improvement in order to see off Conducting. Gay Kelleway's inmate was well ahead when they met at Warwick and they are set to reoppose off the same terms. Hip Hip Hooray probably needed her reappearance and is proven on the prevailing going. Hector's Chance won a handicap on the Polytrack off a 3lb higher mark at Lingfield last month, though Heather Main's four-year-old hasn't totally convinced on his previous outings on the turf.
Hector's Chance 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Breakheart (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Minority Interest 7-2 (9-13) Led 1f, tracked winner until 8f out, chased leading pair, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Right Stuff (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Certavi (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led briefly over 2f out, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Breakheart (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Ogaritmo 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until final 100 yards, weakened and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Easter Diva (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Conducting 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind The Ducking Stool (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) gf.
Hip Hip Hooray 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Easter Diva (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Cane Cat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway on inside 2f out, not much room over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in closing stages, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hawaiian Freeze (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jun.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Hector's Chance (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Arte Del Calcio 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace and no impression, 5th of 13, 10l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Appyjack 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Stylistickhill (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct '11.
Waspy 25-1 (10-12) Reared start, soon in rear, hung right most of way, well behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, 26l behind Loyal N Trusted (10-9) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Princess Spirit 33-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Two Minds (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jun.