32Red Handicap 2m 119y
- (4yo+, 2m 119y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 41.17s
- Off time: 16:30:26
|1st||4 Sir Frank Morgan||1/4f|
|2nd||3 Tallulah Mai||2½||20/1|
Fair Breeze 17
|7||133 9-7 b||R T Phillips||Kieran Shoemark (7)||54||10/1|
Maid Of Silk (IRE) 151
|8||130 9-4 t||N P Mulholland||P Aspell||51||25/1|
Tallulah Mai 20
|7||128 9-2||A J Lidderdale||L Morris||49||20/1|
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) (ex6) 6
|4||125 8-13||M Johnston||J Fanning||45||1/4f|
Excellent News (IRE) 6
|5||124 8-12 b1||A L Forbes||Jack Garritty (7)||45||33/1|
Poste Restante 3
|4||121 8-9 p||D M Simcock||George Buckell (7)||47||6/1|
Almost Gemini (IRE)
||4||9-1||D E Cantillon||J P Spencer||2/1|
SIR FRANK MORGAN had Excellent News well behind when rallying to score over course and distance last week. Providing this doesn't come too soon, Mark Johnston's unexposed four-year-old should be good enough to defy a penalty. Fair Breeze kept on in the closing stages when third over 1m4f here last month and the return to a longer trip will help but Poste Restante needs to find more to shed her maiden tag and Maid Of Silk is likely to need this, though her yard is in good form. Tallulah Mai has her first run on the Polytrack since 2011.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Tracked leader, led briefly over 3f out, chased leading pair, 2 lengths down 2f out, rallied to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Blazing Desert (9-10) by 4l, 8 ran.
Tallulah Mai 25-1 (9-3) Close up, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 8, 31l behind Men Don't Cry (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Poste Restante 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Excellent News (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 10l behind Sir Frank Morgan (8-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Fair Breeze 5-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Grandiloquent (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Maid Of Silk (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Soon tracking leader, lost 2nd 11f out, went 2nd again 6f out until ridden entering final 3f, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 20l behind Lady Mandy (8-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '12.