Arbuthnot Latham 180 Years Handicap (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.42s
- Off time: 17:41:26
|2nd||4 Chapter And Verse||¾||14/1|
|3rd||10 Escape To Glory||1¾||12/1|
|5||133 9-7||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||85||7/2|
|6||133 9-7||Miss Jo Crowley||D Sweeney||85||16/1|
Well Painted (IRE) 45
|4||132 9-6 pt||W J Haggas||Nathan Alison (5)||84||5/2f|
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 21
|7||131 9-5||M Murphy||Freddie Tylicki||83||14/1|
Noble Citizen (USA) 21
|8||130 9-4 b||D M Simcock||Lewis Walsh (7)||82||8/1|
|3||128 9-2||E A L Dunlop||G Baker||82||12/1|
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 26
|3||127 9-1 b||D K Ivory||R Winston||81||8/1|
Swift Cedar (IRE) 70
|3||126 9-0||A P Jarvis||Robert Tart (3)||80||14/1|
Top Offer 38
|4||125 8-13 h||P Crate||S W Kelly||77||25/1|
Escape To Glory (USA) 63
|5||124 8-12||M Dods||G Lee||76||12/1|
Gracious George (IRE) 61
|3||122 8-10 b||J C Fox||T E Durcan||76||6/1|
||3||85||Mrs I G-Leveque||Non Runner||69||NR|
||3||8-13||W Jarvis||J Fanning||10/1|
Soaring Spirits has yet to win on the all-weather but arrives here off the back of a gutsy win in an apprentices' handicap over 7f at Doncaster and has the plum draw. Noble Citizen's best trip is 7f and Escape To Glory may also have stamina limitations but Naaz has won twice over a mile on Turf and is unexposed on the Polytrack while it would be no surprise to see Kempton specialist Chapter And Verse stage a revival. WELL PAINTED is 3lb lower than when a close-up fourth over track and trip in August and gained a morale-boosting win in a 1m2f at Windsor last month. He could be the answer to this tricky handicap with Nathan Alison claiming a valuable 5lb.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Amulet (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Maverik 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leaders, ridden and edged right over 2f out, weakening when not much room well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in mid-division, some headway on inside over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 14, 13l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Escape To Glory (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Llewellyn (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Shamir 50-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader until over 3f out, ridden and outpaceed final 2f, last of 4, 11l behind Tamarkuz (8-13) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Oct.
Naaz 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Hefner (9-8) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Well Painted (IRE) 13-8fav (9-8) Held up in touch in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, tracked leader inside final 2f, driven to challenge final furlong, led well inside final furlong, held on close home, won at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Oct beating Stiff Upper Lip (8-11) by shd, 9 ran.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Doncaster 7f (4) sft in Oct beating Lazarus Bell (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Noble Citizen (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Horsted Keynes (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Gracious George (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden on far side and no impression over 1f out, 11th of 13, 7l behind Whipper Snapper (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Brocklebank (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Top Offer 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never able to get on terms, 7th of 11, 6l behind Prince Regal (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.