Trailfinders Worldwide Fly Drive Experts Handicap 1m 2f 7y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 7y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 6.80s
  • Off time: 19:26:38
Full result
Result 19:25 Windsor
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Balmoral Castle 6/1
2nd 7 Billy Blue nk 4/1f
3rd 6 Choral Festival ½ 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (10) 59/15-76
Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Flashheart (IRE) 16
  • T:M P Tregoning
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 59/15-76
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0t1
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 t1 M P Tregoning Jim Crowley 75 5/1
2 (8) 35-4121
Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 45
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:Ned Curtis
  • Form: 35-4121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 J G Portman Ned Curtis (7) 73 6/1
3 (5) 106-877
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Couloir Extreme (IRE) 18
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 106-877
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9v1
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 v1 G L Moore R L Moore 70 8/1
4 (7) 263724
Red, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, white diamond Nubar Boy 4
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:George Downing
  • Form: 263724
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9p
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 p Ian Williams George Downing (5) 70 12/1
5 (4) 646
Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Carraig Rock 19
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 646
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 H Morrison Oisin Murphy 70 22/1
6 (9) 411636
Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 21
  • T:J J Bridger
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 411636
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
8 131 9-5 J J Bridger William Carson 66 12/1
7 (2) 221-8
Purple, Silver chevron, quartered cap Billy Blue 38
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 221-8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 75 4/1f
8 (6) 0226
Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Gang Warfare 12
  • T:O Stevens
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 0226
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 O Stevens J P Spencer 73 5/1
9 (1) 4-85086
Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Malachim Mist (IRE) 9
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 4-85086
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 73 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 (3) 96-45
Scoppio Del Carro 31
  • Nag Me
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 96-45
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 810 t A M Balding David Probert 67 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 9 Stiff Upper Lip (IRE)
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
3 9-4 Richard Hannon R Hughes 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

Billy Blue may well have the class to take this as he's lightly-raced and on a good mark but he didn't look totally straightforward on reappearance and may not represent too much in the way of value. Gang Warfare looks the other possible improver on show but we'll go with MALACHIM MIST despite the unappealing form figures by his name. He's very well treated if rediscovering his juvenile form and his recent sixth of seven at Salisbury was nowhere near as bad as the numbers suggest. He was only beaten a couple of lengths and is a speculative choice upped to 1m2f for the first time off a tempting mark. Balmoral Castle has worked his way up to a career-high mark and is more or less guaranteed to run his race. The Portman gelding is certainly one for all shortlists.

Formwatch

Scoppio Del Carro 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Golden Journey (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.

Balmoral Castle 5-2fav (10-9) Held up, headway on outer 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jun beating City Ground (10-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Billy Blue 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 6f out, every chance 2f out, head high under pressure but still pressing leader over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Rydan (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.

Choral Festival 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Yeah Baby (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Gang Warfare 5-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 9l behind Emulating (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Carraig Rock 50-1 (9-12) Took keen hold tracked leader over 1f out, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 6th of 11, 19l behind Wakea (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.

Flashheart (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven 4f out, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 20l behind No Win No Fee (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Nubar Boy 5-1 (9-9) Led at strong pace and soon clear, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened and lost 3rd in closing stages, 4th of 7, 8l behind Secular Society (9-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Couloir Extreme (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Raced in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden edged left and lost 2nd 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 17l behind Soul Intent (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Malachim Mist (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair on inside, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost places towards finish, 6th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Hiking (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.