Marriott Play & Stay Claiming Stakes 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 22.96s
- Off time: 14:25:35
|5||138 9-12 v1||T J Pitt||S W Kelly||75||6/1|
|5||138 9-12||M Johnston||J Fanning||86||2/7f|
No Rules 64
|7||133 9-7 b1||M H Tompkins||R Winston||60||16/1|
Kavaloti (IRE) 189
|8||131 9-5||G L Moore||A Quinn||72||9/1|
Keep A Welcome 18
|9||129 9-3||G P Enright||Simon Pearce (3)||34||66/1|
Putin (IRE) 10
|4||121 8-9 p||P S McEntee||L Mayor (7)||53||33/1|
||7||9-3||A W Carroll||L Morris||7/2|
It's hard to get away from EXEMPLARY in this contest. He was beaten less than a length on his return to action in a handicap at Wolverhampton earlier this month and comes out best at the weights. Mark Johnston's charge is s confident selection. Crunched has something to prove at the distance and Kempton winner Kavaloti could prove a bigger threat on his comeback, but the remainder are out of sorts and look up against it on today's terms.
Exemplary 5-2 (10-0) Led, ridden and edged left entering final furlong, soon headed kept on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Rosewood Lad (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Crunched 20-1 (9-10) Led, headed 10f out, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Tornado Force (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Kavaloti (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 26l behind Money Money Money (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Keep A Welcome 200-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 10l behind Irons On Fire (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
No Rules 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, raced wide towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, 12th of 13, 44l behind Spice Fair (10-1) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led and hung right, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Overrule (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs.