Excalibur IT Solutions Handicap 5f 161y
- (3yo, 5f 161y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.57s
- Off time: 16:15:45
Jillnextdoor (IRE) 4
|3||129 9-3||M R Channon||Martin Harley||87||5/1|
The Art Of Racing (IRE) 10
|3||127 9-1 t||O Stevens||H Bentley||85||6/5f|
Alcando (IRE) 22
|3||122 8-10||D J Coakley||P Cosgrave||80||3/1|
Tartary (IRE) 41
|3||118 8-6||R Charlton||Hayley Turner||76||7/2|
||3||97||R Harris||Eddie Linehan||91||NR|
||3||8-13||M R Channon||P Cosgrave||9/2|
VINCENTTI, well beaten in a red-hot Class 2 sprint at York last time, had previously gone very close in a similarly competitive handicap on the Knavesmire when only beaten a nose by Moviesta. He has to concede weight all round but there's a strong enough case to suggest he can do so although the one concern is that his best form has arrived on ground with plenty of cut. The Art Of Racing disappointed last time at Haydock when a beaten favourite but may have needed the run and rates the danger but Jillnextdoor looks in the grip of the assessor at present. Course and distance winner Alcando has yet to display any vim this season and Tartary looks one of the Roger Charlton lesser lights on the evidence to date.
Vincentti (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 19, 9l behind Body And Soul (8-11) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Tartary (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 9l behind Milly's Gift (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Jillnextdoor (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place after 1f, pushed along 3f out, well held over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
The Art Of Racing (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Last to break, held up, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Smart Daisy K (8-13) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Alcando (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 6l behind Robot Boy (9-6) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.