TKP Surfacing Handicap 1m 2f 6y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £7,159 2nd £2,144 3rd £1,072 4th £536 5th £268 6th £135
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 6.05s
- Off time: 16:45:19
|1st||2 Border Legend||11/4f|
|2nd||3 Ajman Bridge||nse||7/1|
Burano (IRE) 13
|5||140 10-0 b||B J Meehan||J Fortune||94||7/1|
Border Legend 20
|5||138 9-12||R Charlton||G Baker||92||11/4f|
Ajman Bridge 20
|4||135 9-9||L M Cumani||P J Dobbs||89||7/1|
Pasaka Boy 20
|4||130 9-4||J G Portman||T P Queally||84||12/1|
|4||130 9-4||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||84||4/1|
|4||123 8-11 v||D J Coakley||R Hughes||77||10/1|
|3||121 8-9||M Johnston||P Hanagan||85||3/1|
||4||98||E A L Dunlop||Oisin Murphy||88||NR|
||7||811||D Haydn Jones||Kieran Shoemark||77||NR|
Gabrial The Great (IRE)
||4||9-10||L M Cumani||A Kirby||7/4|
Border Legend finished ahead of Ajman Bridge when fourth over 1m4f at Windsor last time and both need more to figure in this. Insaany won over today's trip at Newmarket but is raised in class off a higher mark while Enobled is not certain to stay today's longer trip. Kastini's saddle slipped at Sandown last time and has claims on his earlier form that included a win over course and distance, but a speculative vote goes the way of BURANO. He's slipped 11lb down the weights since racing at Meydan early in the year and could run a big race dropped in class for this.
Gworn 14-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong and closed on 3rd but no chance with leading duo, 4th of 12, 10l behind Farraaj (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
First Post (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 11, 22l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Border Legend 7-2 (9-2) Held up in last trio, headway on wide outside over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Al Saham (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Ajman Bridge 9-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Al Saham (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Enobled 9-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Pasaka Boy 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Al Saham (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Burano (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear of mid-division, lost place inside final 2f, soon behind, 9th of 13, 9l behind Velox (8-0) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf.
Insaany 4-1 (9-2) Chased clear leader, came centre straight over 8f out and led this group, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final, then right near finish, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Itsnowcato (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Kastini 11-4fav (8-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, appeared to move poorly throughout, some headway over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, virtually pulled up final furlong, tailed off, last of 11, 31l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.