Royal Marines Association - 'Supporting Our Wounded' Maiden Handicap 6f 3y
- (3yo+, 6f 3y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.89s
- Off time: 14:30:13
|1st||1 Gift Of Silence||4/1|
|2nd||4 Emerald Sea||nk||6/1|
Gift Of Silence 55
|4||133 9-7||John Berry||J P Spencer||65||4/1|
Dumbarton Rock 18
|3||133 9-7 p1||W Jarvis||S J Drowne||68||9/2|
|3||131 9-5||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||66||5/4f|
Emerald Sea 55
|3||130 9-4||C F Wall||T E Durcan||65||6/1|
|3||120 8-8 p||A J Mccabe||David Probert||55||6/1|
Poetic Belle 12
|3||119 8-7 t1||S A Harris||Philip Prince (5)||54||33/1|
||3||810||J Noseda||S Sanders||57||NR|
||3||8-12||R Hollinshead||S W Kelly||10/1|
A very modest affair and MEDDLING will probably never get a better chance to get off the mark. She disappointed when a hot favourite at Salisbury in June but has been given plenty of time to recover and the Halling filly is Sir Michael Stoute's only runner here today. Both Gift Of Silence and Emerald Sea finished last in their latest respective races at Carlisle and Salisbury on the same day in June while Dumbarton Rock was beaten 16 lengths at Musselburgh at the start of the month, though had gone close at Leicester over this trip earlier. Greek Spirit may have some scope for improvement and could run into a place.
Greek Spirit (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs inside final furlong, pushed along and kept on well, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 7l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-12) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Gift Of Silence 11-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, headway on outside 3f out, pushed along and lost place from over 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Elle Woods (9-2) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Emerald Sea 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling inside final 3f, last of 13, 23l behind Glossy Posse (9-10) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Meddling Evensfav (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, went 3rd 2f out, soon ridden and not quicken, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Lunette (9-0) at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Poetic Belle 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Nonaynever (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Dumbarton Rock 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon hung right and beaten, 7th of 9, 17l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Whatwehavewehold 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Megaleka (8-3) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.