Open Championships 8 Places At BetVictor Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier) 1m 3f
- (3yo, 1m 3f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 22.36s
- Off time: 20:47:04
|3rd||8 Isis Blue||1½||20/1|
Pomology (USA) 29
|3||133 9-7||J H M Gosden||William Buick||80||7/5f|
Master Ming (IRE) 31
|3||133 9-7 b||B J Meehan||K Fallon||80||8/1|
|3||132 9-6||E A L Dunlop||P Hanagan||79||4/1|
Forward March 25
|3||132 9-6||W G Harrison||J-P Guillambert||79||25/1|
Aussie Lyrics (FR) 54
|3||129 9-3||George Baker||Jim Crowley||76||3/1|
Isis Blue 20
|3||125 8-13 p1||B R Millman||S Drowne||72||20/1|
Dark Ocean (IRE) 56
|3||122 8-10||Jedd O'Keeffe||T P Queally||69||16/1|
Guilded Spirit 29
|3||121 8-9 h||W S Kittow||R Kingscote||68||25/1|
||3||96||A W Carroll||S M Levey||79||NR|
||3||91||M Blake||R Kingscote||74||NR|
POMOLOGY made a winning start at Windsor last month and can go in again. John Gosden's filly had a subsequent winner back in third and has room for any amount of improvement. A 10lb rise for an earlier win over 1m2f here has proved beyond Lamusawama but Master Ming wasn't beaten far when fifth at Sandown last time and can figure. Forward March failed to live up to his name when going backwards at Newmarket on his latest start while Aussie Lyrics and Back On The Trail are both better than their recent below par efforts suggest.
Innoko (FR) (9-2) 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Lovely One (8-8) at Argentan(FR) 1m 2f 3yo clm gs in Apr.
Back On The Trail 7-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 6, 17l behind Northern Star (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gd in May.
Pomology (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on rails when not clear run and switched left over 2f out, switched right to rail inside final 2f, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened up well to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Zipp (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Lamusawama 7-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up last in steadiy run race, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 5l behind Interior Minister (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Isis Blue 9-1 (8-7) Took keen hold early and held up last, closer order on outside to 5th 5f out, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Cafe Society (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Master Ming (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ningara (8-8) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Aussie Lyrics (FR) 6-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and hung right from inside final 2f, ended on far rail and plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 8, 11l behind King Of The Danes (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Forward March 10-1 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Endless Credit (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Guilded Spirit 3-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, brief effort on wide outside over 3f out, soon hung left and weakened well over 1f out,, 10th of 11, 19l behind Couloir Extreme (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on inside 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Hasheem (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.