32Red Handicap 1m 5f 194y
- (3yo+, 1m 5f 194y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 5.79s
- Off time: 15:05:22
Odin (IRE) 18
|5||137 9-11||D E Cantillon||G Baker||74||9/4|
Alborz (IRE) 25
|4||132 9-6||Tim Vaughan||Lee Topliss||69||16/1|
Scribe (IRE) 9
|5||131 9-5 bt||P D Evans||A Kirby||68||4/1|
Montjess (IRE) 21
|3||129 9-3 v||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||73||6/4f|
Artistical (IRE) 32
|3||128 9-2||L Carter||T Eaves||72||11/2|
||8||9-7||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||5/4|
Montjess and Scribe were both placed over the extended 2m trip here on their latest starts. The former makes most appeal of that pair dropping down in class and trip, but the less-exposed ARTISTICAL is just preferred. Lee Carter's charge came good over 1m4f at Kempton last month and has plenty of scope for further improvement. Odin and Alborz have both won over hurdles this year and the latter found only one too good the last time he raced over course and distance back in January.
Odin (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Held up in last pair, steady headway over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Norfolk Sky (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Scribe (IRE) 5-4fav (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 9, 6l behind High On A Hill (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Alborz (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Pereira (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Montjess (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden to lead again 2f out, hung left over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, hd behind Layline (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Artistical (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, closed over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov beating Syrenka (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.