Menzies Distribution Handicap 1m 6f
- (4yo+, 1m 6f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 14.74s
- Off time: 15:30:13
|1st||2 Dovils Date||5/2j|
|2nd||6 Maison Brillet||6||16/1|
Dovils Date 26
|5||133 9-7||Tim Vaughan||David Probert||70||5/2j|
Keep Kicking (IRE) 61
|7||133 9-7||S Dow||Jim Crowley||70||5/1|
Royal Marskell 13
|5||129 9-3||A Hutchinson||R Hughes||66||5/2j|
Maison Brillet (IRE) 19
|7||124 8-12 p||C Drew||R Havlin||61||16/1|
Honourable Knight (IRE) 18
|6||122 8-10||M D I Usher||S De Sousa||59||9/2|
Bert The Alert 20
|6||120 8-8||Mrs L J Mongan||Charlotte Jenner (7)||57||6/1|
||4||912 p1||J Farrelly||Non Runner||69||NR|
||4||95 b||H J L Dunlop||L Morris||68||NR|
Honourable Knight (IRE)
||5||8-12||M D I Usher||David Probert||12/1|
Keep Kicking has been in fine form over 2m on the all-weather track here but is 10lb higher than his latest win in February. MISS TIGER LILY is preferred as she won over 2m on the Turf here last season and was beaten only a short-head over 1m5f last time. Harry Dunlop's filly gets the nod racing off the same mark. Bert The Alert went close over 2m in lesser company last time while Royal Marksell scored at Southwell recently but neither have won on this surface as yet. Maison Brillet has scored on Turf before but that was back in 2010 and last month's success came on the Polytrack at Kempton.
Markami (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to lead towards finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Miss Tiger Lily (9-6) by shd, 6 ran.
Miss Tiger Lily 2-1fav (9-6) Led, ridden and clear over 1f out, headed towards finish, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Markami (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dovils Date 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug '12.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 4f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 9l behind Atalanta Bay (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 16l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to 3rd and one pace final furlong,, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind King's Request (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Royal Marskell 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Mungo Park (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Bert The Alert 7-2fav (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards and closing fast, not quite get up, 2nd of 9, hd behind Graylyn Ruby (8-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.