Excalibur Business Landlines Handicap 1m 3f 144y
- (3yo+, 1m 3f 144y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 29.01s
- Off time: 15:15:13
|1st||1 Bold Cross||3/1|
Bold Cross (IRE) 21
|10||140 10-0||E G Bevan||Thomas Brown (3)||58||3/1|
Inffiraaj (IRE) 96
|4||138 9-12||M R Channon||Martin Harley||56||6/1|
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 23
|6||131 9-5||J W Unett||S Donohoe||49||7/2|
Glens Wobbly 5
|5||127 9-1||J A Geake||Harry Bentley||45||3/2f|
|4||127 9-1||M Blanshard||D Sweeney||45||20/1|
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 5
|7||127 9-1 p||J G M O'Shea||D E Egan (3)||45||12/1|
GLENS WOBBLY is far from bulletproof and was a beaten favourite here the last day when runner-up to Speed Steed. Still a maiden, there is nothing wrong with his attitude and the consistent gelding can finally get off the mark. Bold Cross may be a 10-year-old now but the old boy continues to show some sparkle and finished ahead of the selection here in mid-June. However, he may fail to confirm the form on unchanged terms over this longer trip. Inffiraaj didn't do too badly when upped dramatically in trip last time but now is asked to drop 4f. He's a possible but is perhaps best watched while connections ascertain his ideal trip requirements.
Bold Cross (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Raced wide keen in touch, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Standpoint (10-0) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Petersboden 25-1 (8-2) In touch, went 3rd 10f out, chased leader 6f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Barachiel (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 9-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in last pair, driven along 2f out, stayed on to modest 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Speed Steed (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 6f out, outpaced 3f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Sunny Future (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Glens Wobbly 9-4fav (8-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Speed Steed (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Inffiraaj (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dropped out start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Ordensritter (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.