Brasserie Italian Handicap 1m 1f 209y
- (4yo+, 1m 1f 209y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 0.71s
- Off time: 16:10:21
|2nd||1 Highland Duke||½||10/11f|
Highland Duke (IRE) 15
|4||133 9-7||C G Cox||A Kirby||75||10/11f|
Presburg (IRE) 36
|4||132 9-6||J Tuite||L P Keniry||74||5/1|
Silver Alliance 21
|5||127 9-1 p||Miss J Feilden||Shelley Birkett (7)||69||7/1|
Nave (USA) 113
|6||125 8-13||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||67||5/1|
Megalala (IRE) 36
|12||123 8-11||J J Bridger||K T O'Neill||65||20/1|
Final Delivery 14
|4||119 8-7||J R Boyle||William Carson||61||14/1|
HIGHLAND DUKE went close to scoring at Windsor on his return to action. Only 2lb higher today and dropped in class, Clive Cox' four-year-old can go one better in this. Silver Alliance won in a similar company at Yarmouth three weeks ago and should be thereabouts again but dual Wolverhampton winner Final Delivery was a big disappointment back on the Turf last time and would prefer some cut in the ground. Nave is not badly treated on his best form and could go well on his first start since January.
Presburg (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 14, 7l behind Significant Move (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Highland Duke (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Chased leader, led 7f out, clear 5f out until over 3f out, ridden clear again 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, caught last strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Come On Blue Chip (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nave (USA) 6-1 (8-9) Led 2f, remained prominent, led again over 4f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 5th of 9, 6l behind Reflect (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Silver Alliance 9-4 (8-12) Held up in touch in last pair, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, held on, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Laughing Jack (8-13) by hd, 5 ran.
Final Delivery 7-2fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 11l behind Manomine (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf.
Megalala (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed over 3f out, lost 2nd 3f out, weakened quickly soon after, 12th of 14, 30l behind Attwaal (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.