Dormansland Classified Claiming Stakes 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 22.73s
- Off time: 13:32:09
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 13
|5||127 9-1||D J S ffrench Davis||Josh Baudains (7)||68||20/1|
Restless Bay (IRE) 4
|5||119 8-7 v||Mrs K Burke||L Morris||70||6/4|
Abhaath (USA) 9
|4||116 8-4 p||R Harris||William Carson||66||8/1|
|6||114 8-2 v||S C Williams||David Probert||64||4/5f|
||5||810 p||L Carter||M Fenton||62||NR|
||10||85 t||P D Evans||Philip Prince||65||NR|
||6||8-6||C R Dore||Hayley Turner||3/1|
Not much separates this bunch but ONE WAY OR ANOTHER took advantage of Philip Prince's 7lb claim to beat a higher rated horse at this track last week and it could be a similar story today. Gaelic Wizard landed a maiden at Wolverhampton last time but Restless Bay is preferred on the back of his 6f victory in a handicap here last week. Paphos makes a quick reappearance having scored over C&D on Monday and Blue Deer has a shout but Abhaath has a bit to find with the selection on earlier running.
Blue Deer (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Hld up in 6th, headway towards inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 2-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol beating Miami Gator (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Paphos 4-1 (9-1) Made all, quickened over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Muhandis (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Restless Bay (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly 1f out, rallied inside final furlong to regain lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Picansort (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Abhaath (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Steadied start, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind One Way Or Another (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Made all, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Clock Opera (8-5) by 2l, 6 ran.