Al Basti Equiworld Handicap (Div 2) 1m 2f 6y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 9.06s
- Off time: 15:06:03
|3rd||4 The Firm||1½||11/2|
|4||133 9-7 v1||D J Coakley||R Hughes||70||5/4f|
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 17
|4||131 9-5 b||C Hills||Callum Shepherd (7)||68||12/1|
|4||131 9-5||H Morrison||G Baker||68||7/2|
The Firm (IRE) 20
|5||130 9-4||D M Loughnane||A Kirby||67||11/2|
Reflect (IRE) 11
|6||129 9-3 v||D Shaw||D Swift||66||16/1|
Innoko (FR) 51
|4||126 9-0 t||A W Carroll||David Probert||63||33/1|
Royal Mizar (SPA) 19
|4||125 8-13||A J Lidderdale||Daniel Muscutt (5)||62||66/1|
|5||122 8-10 t||S Durack||J P Spencer||59||15/2|
||4||87||J F Panvert||J P Fahy||49||NR|
||4||9-5||L M Cumani||R Hughes||7/2|
It should pay to stick with KASTINI in this. He's gone close the last twice including on the Turf track at Lingfield last month and a first-time visor may give him the edge with Richard Hughes back on board. The Firm also has leading claims on his third in similar company at Leicester when Reflect ran way below par. Exclusive Waters has yet to win on this surface but can race off a lower mark as a consequence while Fanzine lost her way last year having made the frame over track and trip on her reappearance, but she could prove a threat if getting her act together this season.
Studfarmer 50-1 (8-10) Led early, took keen hold, close up until over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 49l behind Captain Sharpe (9-3) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Kastini 5-2fav (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 2f out, driven to lead when hung right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Stockhill Diva (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Fanzine 12-1 (8-7) Short of room soon after start, mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 10l behind Floating Along (9-0) at Brighton 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
The Firm (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Raced wide close up, joined leader over 6f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Stockhill Diva (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Reflect (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 17l behind Stockhill Diva (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, weakened well over 2f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Royal Mizar (SPA) 66-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 18l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Shirazz 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 11l behind Precision Strike (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Innoko (FR) 6-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 11l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.