Catalyst4Soccer Handicap 1m 2f 32y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 32y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 12.73s
- Off time: 15:45:50
|1st||8 Mash Potato||11/4j|
Gioia Di Vita 22
|3||133 9-7||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||75||7/1|
Authorship (IRE) 16
|3||132 9-6||C Appleby||Ahmed Ajtebi||74||11/4j|
Sunbula (USA) 23
|3||132 9-6 h||C Hills||G Gibbons||74||13/2|
|3||131 9-5 b||E A L Dunlop||P Makin||73||9/2|
Al Thumama 30
|3||127 9-1 p||K A Ryan||G Lee||69||20/1|
The Codger 106
|3||122 8-10||D O'Meara||T Hamilton||64||12/1|
|3||121 8-9||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss||63||25/1|
Mash Potato (IRE) 4
|3||118 8-6 p||M Dods||P McDonald||60||11/4j|
Buster Brown (IRE)
||3||9-0||J G Given||D Swift||6/1|
A gamble went astray on AUTHORSHIP at Leicester last month but he was hampered in the early stages and again when trying to mount a challenge approaching the final furlong. He clearly has ability and can recoup losses here granted luck in-running. Naaz ran in snatches at Lingfield last time and may appreciate the switch back to Turf but the drop in distance may not suit Sunbula and the handicapper may have caught up with Al Thumama. Gioia Di Vita has been raised 3lb since a narrow defeat at Doncaster but Mash Potato came up against a well-handicapped rival at Ayr on Monday and could play a part while The Codger is unexposed, though lacks a recent run.
Mash Potato (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, driven and no chance with winner over 1f out, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Artful Prince (9-0) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Authorship (IRE) 11-10fav (9-2) In rear, ridden and faltered after 2f, closed over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 9l behind Thomas Hobson (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Naaz 6-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Press Room (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Bahamamay 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind Hernando Torres (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
The Codger 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Clock On Tom (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Al Thumama 11-4 (9-7) Led, steadied pace over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 14l behind Gabrial The Duke (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Gioia Di Vita 2-1fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ikhtisas (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Sunbula (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.