Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 17.26s
- Off time: 21:05:52
|1st||6 Jamesbo's Girl||9/2|
|2nd||4 Bajan Bear||2½||5/1|
|3rd||1 Al Khan||¾||15/2|
Al Khan (IRE) 13
|5||138 9-12 p||Ollie Pears||Jacob Butterfield (5)||75||15/2|
Solar Spirit (IRE) 2
|9||138 9-12||Miss Tracy Waggott||R Winston||75||7/1|
Makin The Rules (IRE) (ex6) 9
|3||138 9-12||J J Quinn||Joe Doyle (7)||74||4/1f|
Bajan Bear (ex6) 8
|6||137 9-11||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||68||5/1|
Jamesbo's Girl 13
|4||130 9-4||T D Barron||G Gibbons||67||9/2|
Diamond Blue 21
|6||128 9-2 p||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||65||7/1|
Dream Ally (IRE) (ex6) 6
|4||128 9-2||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||59||10/1|
Lucky Lodge 36
|4||126 9-0 b||M Brittain||D Allan||63||17/2|
||4||910||J Gask||L Morris||73||NR|
||4||9-6||P T Midgley||M Fenton||16/1|
Solar Spirit is back on the same mark as when last successful but didn't run very well at Catterick on Wednesday. Al Khan went up 5lb for scoring at Carlisle and though well supported couldn't complete the double back there. The three-year-old Makin The Rules made all for a comfortable victory at Catterick and his penalty is more than nullified by Joe Doyle's claim so another big run is expected though he takes on older horses this time and BAJAN BEAR looks the one to be on. He was having just his second start for sprint king Dandy Nicholls when scooting up at Nottingham last week and though penalised 6lb he's still on a very fair mark and can complete a quick double. Micky Hammond's horses have been going well so Hamilton winner Dream Ally enters the equation as does Diamond Blue, who is just 2lb higher than her last winning mark
Bainne (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Jamesbo's Girl 5-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, headway on outside 3f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Bajan Bear 6-1 (9-5) In touch, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Le Laitier (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Al Khan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Lucky Lodge 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Medam (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Diamond Blue 7-2fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Exotic Guest (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Lady Frances (9-1) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dream Ally (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, clear towards finish, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Monsieur Royale (9-5) by 3l, 10 ran.
Makin The Rules (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Made all, clear final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Another Royal (8-2) by 3l, 7 ran.