Doug Grout 65th Birthday Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 10 runners)
- Winner £12,291 2nd £3,658 3rd £1,828 4th £914
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.96s
- Off time: 16:02:01
|1st||5 Solar Deity||5/2f|
|2nd||4 George Guru||¾||5/1|
|3rd||6 Alfred Hutchinson||nk||7/1|
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 91
|6||133 9-7||P J O'gorman||T G McLaughlin||98||20/1|
Webbow (IRE) 14
|11||130 9-4||Miss J A Camacho||A Kirby||95||8/1|
Mia's Boy 7
|9||129 9-3||C A Dwyer||G Baker||94||7/1|
George Guru 14
|6||129 9-3||M J Attwater||J Fanning||94||5/1|
Solar Deity (IRE) 43
|4||127 9-1||M Botti||Martin Harley||92||5/2f|
Alfred Hutchinson 46
|5||127 9-1||G R Oldroyd||William Twiston-Davies (5)||92||7/1|
Verse Of Love 14
|4||123 8-11||P D Evans||L Morris||88||25/1|
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 17
|4||122 8-10 h||R Ingram||J P Spencer||87||5/1|
Rakaan (IRE) 14
|6||121 8-9 p||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||86||16/1|
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 86
|4||120 8-8||R Hannon||S M Levey||85||14/1|
Night Lily (IRE)
||6||8-13||P W D'Arcy||William Carson||20/1|
Mia's Boy has every chance dropping back in trip after last week's second to Aquilonius. A line through the latter brings Wolverhampton winner Alfred Hutchinson into the equation while George Guru finished ahead of Rakaan and Webbow here a fortnight ago and he's another to consider. Atlantis Crossing and Verse Of Love have so far proved best over 7f and the latter will do well to confirm latest running with SOLAR DEITY over today's longer trip. Marco Botti's charge scored over course and distance on his penultimate start and can return to winning ways off only a 3lb higher mark today.
Solar Deity (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Verse Of Love (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
George Guru 8-1 (9-3) Keen held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Alfred Hutchinson 7-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan beating Aquilonius (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Mia's Boy 9-2 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, effort between horses inside final furlong, soon pressed winner, ran on but always looked held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Light From Mars (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Rakaan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) In rear, not clear run entering final furlong, switched right ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Webbow (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led 1f, close up, not clear run and lost place over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 7th of 12, 3l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Verse Of Love 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 7l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.