BetVictor.com Handicap 1m 3f
- (4yo+, 1m 3f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 21.77s
- Off time: 15:50:20
|1st||7 Rocky Elsom||13/2|
|5||130 9-4||C E Brittain||F Tylicki||69||4/1|
Planetoid (IRE) 16
|6||129 9-3||Jim Best||April Kitchener (7)||68||25/1|
|5||129 9-3 t||J Ryan||A Kirby||68||4/1|
|5||128 9-2||J A B Old||G Baker||67||2/1f|
Reflect (IRE) 11
|6||128 9-2 vt||D Shaw||D Swift||67||4/1|
Rocky Elsom (USA) 19
|7||123 8-11||D W P Arbuthnot||Jim Crowley||62||13/2|
||5||97||R Varian||W Buick||72||NR|
Tafawuk has his first run since last May but fitness is unlikely to be an issue, though we just prefer MANOMINE after a respectable comeback at Lingfield - the winner has gone in again since. Thecornishcowboy attracted significant support at Lingfield at the start of the month and is back on a winning mark. But he isn't firing at present and Aldeburgh has gone up a couple of pounds since his latest second. Winning hurdler Rocky Elsom should find a small race on the all-weather, however, if not today.
Tafawuk (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 3l behind Tight Lipped (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Rocky Elsom (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Watt Broderick (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Reflect (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Last to break, held up in last, headway inside 2f out, bumped just over 1f out, stayed on, unable to get on terms, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Swift Blade (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Aldeburgh 9-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged left and ran on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Whitby Jet (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Manomine 25-1 (8-13) Broke smartly led early, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, hd behind Munsarim (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Thecornishcowboy 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Rowan Ridge (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Planetoid (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, raced wide, keen always in rear, last of 12, 12l behind Rowan Ridge (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.