BetVictor Open Championship 8 Places Exclusive Selling Stakes 5f 20y
- (3-4yo, 5f 20y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 1.66s
- Off time: 19:20:14
|1st||3 Little China||5/1|
|2nd||1 Archie Stevens||hd||1/4f|
Archie Stevens 21
|3||131 9-5||Miss Amy Weaver||Hayley Turner||80||1/4f|
Lady Cricketer 618
|4||126 9-0 b1||M D Squance||Adam Beschizza||40/1|
Little China 13
|4||126 9-0 b||W R Muir||S De Sousa||59||5/1|
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 19
|3||126 9-0 hbe||R Harris||L Morris||47||22/1|
Coconut Kisses 14
|3||121 8-9||W G M Turner||P Mulrennan||55||12/1|
Red Star Lady (IRE) 18
|3||121 8-9 h||S A Harris||D Fentiman||43||66/1|
||4||9-4||Mrs L Stubbs||D Holland||7/2|
ARCHIE STEVENS was claimed by current connections after winning a similar contest over 6f here three weeks ago by four lengths. If anything, he has an even easier task in this and is likely to start odds-on once again. The remainder have little to recommend them with Little China probably having the best recent form with a fifth at Brighton and even though Coconut Kisses won a seller at Thirsk last season, this should be a straightforward task for Amy Weaver's charge.
Little China 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon not much room, weakened towards finish, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Archie Stevens 1-3fav (9-1) Took keen hold pressing leader, led halfway, edged right from over 2f out, in command over 1f out, hung right well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun beating Dream Vale (8-6) by 4l, 5 ran.
Coconut Kisses 14-1 (8-1) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Red Cape (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 20l behind Cara Gina (9-3) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Red Star Lady (IRE) 50-1 (7-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Little Indian (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Lady Cricketer 50-1 (8-12) Keen held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Tartiflette (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Nov '11.