32Red Casino Maiden Stakes 7f 32y
- (3yo+, 7f 32y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.74s
- Off time: 19:50:50
|1st||6 The Mongoose||2/1|
|4||129 9-3||R Harris||L Morris||75||5/4f|
Ches Jicaro (IRE)
|4||129 9-3||J W Unett||David Probert||8/1|
Just River 11
|3||129 9-3 t||Miss N L-Beavis||C Catlin||25/1|
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 10
|5||129 9-3||M Appleby||A Mullen||57||10/1|
The Mongoose 8
|4||129 9-3 t||P D Evans||A Kirby||63||2/1|
Indian Moon 228
|3||124 8-12 h||T B Coles||Martin Lane||40/1|
Infortual (TUR) 11
|3||124 8-12||C Hills||R Winston||8/1|
||3||93||J G M O'Shea||William Carson||59||NR|
||3||9-3||R Harris||L Morris||9/2|
It's difficult to have much confidence in any of these. ABBRACCIO fared much better on the Polytrack earlier this year than he has in two subsequent starts on the Turf and he gets the tentative vote back on this surface. He's rated higher than both Peak Storm and The Mongoose, both placed on the all-weather last time and Lieutenant Dan, a close-up third over C&D in October. Infortual was fancied to make a winning return at this track recently but offered little encouragement on her first start since February.
Peak Storm 8-1 (9-0) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, running on when impeded close home, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Frognal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
The Mongoose 6-4 (9-3) In touch, pushed wide and slightly hampered bend 2f out, headway to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Flavius Victor (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Abbraccio 9-1 (9-4) In touch in main group, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Sequence (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Ridden leaving stalls, soon prominent, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Infortual (TUR) 2-1 (8-12) Went left start tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, outpaced by winner over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ches Jicaro (IRE) Majestic Missile gelding out of Kelso Magic.
Just River 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, never a factor, 4th of 8, 13l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Indian Moon 66-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 18l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.