Ladbrokes Handicap 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 29.45s
- Off time: 12:30:16
|1st||3 Arabian Flight||6/4f|
|2nd||4 Beachwood Bay||1||2/1|
Whisky Bravo 7
|4||133 9-7 v1||D C Griffiths||L Morris||65||14/1|
Art Dzeko 101
|4||130 9-4||B P J Baugh||T Eaves||62||12/1|
Arabian Flight 60
|4||128 9-2||M Appleby||A Mullen||60||6/4f|
Beachwood Bay 28
|5||127 9-1||J Hughes||R Havlin||59||2/1|
All Right Now 15
|6||123 8-11 t1||A G Newcombe||Martin Harley||55||8/1|
|4||120 8-8||B Smart||J Fanning||52||6/1|
Rapid Water 15
|7||119 8-7 b||Pat Eddery||Martin Lane||45||33/1|
WHISKY BRAVO has won four times over shorter trips on the Fibresand. He scored off today's mark on the Turf earlier in the year and is worth a try over 7f. Arabian Flight was winning only his second race in 40 starts when popping-up at Kempton in October but handles this surface and could figure along with Art Dzeko. The latter made the frame over 6f here during the summer, while All Right Now has won twice over the same distance this season and may get involved on the evidence of his best previous form at this venue.
Arabian Flight 9-4fav (9-7) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Monte Cassino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Beachwood Bay 11-2 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Caramelita (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
All Right Now 50-1 (9-7) Soon chasing leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 18l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Orwellian 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind until switched outside and stayed on into mid-division from over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 14l behind Sakash (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Rapid Water 100-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 6th of 8, 17l behind Capaill Liath (9-4) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Art Dzeko 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace over 1f out, gradually weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 7l behind Dream Ally (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Whisky Bravo 9-1 (8-5) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Alpha Tauri (8-0) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.