32Red Thunderstruck II Slot Handicap 1m 5f 194y
- (4yo+, 1m 5f 194y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 10.52s
- Off time: 18:06:02
The Blue Dog (IRE) 13
|7||138 9-12||P S McEntee||Robert Tart (3)||72||6/1|
Yasir (USA) 17
|6||133 9-7 p||C R Dore||L P Keniry||67||8/1|
Divea (ex6) 6
|5||132 9-6||A Carson||William Carson||60||11/10f|
|5||129 9-3||A Hollinshead||Jack Duern (5)||63||3/1|
Travel (USA) 18
|4||119 8-7||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (3)||57||9/2|
Admirable Duque (IRE)
||7||9-7||D J S ffrench Davis||Martin Lane||6/4|
DIVEA is penalised for her recent win over track and trip but she scored with plenty in hand. She's worth sticking with up against today's more exposed rivals. The Blue Dog may prove best of them as she drops back into a more suitable grade, though Yasir is not without a chance on his earlier length defeat over 1m4f here. Lacey has struggled off higher marks since winning over course and distance in December but Travel made the frame on the Fibresand at Southwell before disappointing at Lingfield last time.
Travel (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Divea 5-4 (9-10) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear run and switched outside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Celebrian (8-10) by 1l, 7 ran.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In touch, headway 2f out, effort on inner when not much room over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Royal Alcor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Yasir (USA) 3-1 (9-11) Dwelt, raced wide well in rear, progress to rear of main group 6f out, ridden 4f out, went 4th 3f out, no impression after, 4th of 6, 7l behind Kingscombe (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Lacey 11-2 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside to take 3rd, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Singzak (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.