Holtye Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 5, 3 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 8.33s
- Off time: 14:35:18
|1st||1 Gabrial The Boss||4/6f|
Gabrial The Boss (USA) (ex6) 2
|3||139 9-13 t||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||68||4/6f|
Rose Ransom 81
|3||128 9-2||M Johnston||J Fanning||63||5/2|
Inessa Armand (IRE) 6
|3||125 8-13 p1||J S Moore||L P Keniry||60||4/1|
||3||87||R C Guest||J Quinn||48||NR|
Good Morning Star (IRE)
||3||9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||4/1|
GABRIAL THE BOSS was chalking up a hat-trick when successful at Wolverhampton on Monday. This looks less competitive and David Simcock's charge can defy a further 4lb rise in the weights. Rose Ransom makes her debut for a new yard having run her best race when fourth at Leopardstown for Dermot Weld in October. She looks a bigger danger than the remaining pair, though Inessa Armand has superior form to Precision Strike and should come out best of that duo.
Precision Strike 6-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Hidden Link (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, edged left and challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead narrowly final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Tight Knit (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Inessa Armand (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Grendisar (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rose Ransom 9-2 (8-13) Raced in 3rd, struggling from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Oct.