32Red Nursery 5f 216y
- (2yo, 5f 216y, Class 2, 5 runners)
- Winner £8,821 2nd £2,640 3rd £1,320 4th £661 5th £329
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 14.72s
- Off time: 19:20:22
|1st||6 Pound Piece||5/1|
|2nd||1 Invincible Strike||1||5/2|
Invincible Strike (IRE) 21
|2||133 9-7||J Tate||L Morris||95||5/2|
Captain Midnight (IRE) 21
|2||124 8-12||D H Brown||G Lee||86||7/2|
|2||121 8-9||M Johnston||J Fanning||83||13/8f|
Touch The Clouds 10
|2||118 8-6 p||K A Ryan||S A Gray (5)||80||12/1|
Pound Piece (IRE) 25
|2||116 8-4||J S Moore||Liam Jones||78||5/1|
||2||92 p||J Tate||Martin Harley||90||NR|
There was little between Captain Midnight and Zalzilah when placed in similar company over 5f here and both can figure. But the latter's stablemate INVINCIBLE STRIKE is preferred. He found 7f in heavy ground beyond him in the Group 3 Horris Hill at Newbury last month but a repeat of his earlier second in a novices event at Leicester would be good enough to land this. Touch The Clouds is upped 5lb for winning a handicap at Nottingham while Quickaswecan beat little when landing a maiden at Brighton last time.
Zalzilah 15-2 (9-2) Always prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Viva Verglas (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Pound Piece (IRE) (9-4) 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Passing Burg (8-10) at Deauville(FR) 5f 2yo stk gd in Oct.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Piping Rock (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Quickaswecan 1-7fav (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Black Rodded (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Touch The Clouds 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Montaigne (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Captain Midnight (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Viva Verglas (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.