William Hill iPad, iPad Mini Handicap 1m 2f 60y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 60y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 18.31s
- Off time: 14:00:41
|1st||4 Mister Impatience||7/4f|
Ronaldinho (IRE) 147
|3||133 9-7||R Hannon||R Hughes||89||3/1|
Mystical Man 136
|3||128 9-2||J Tate||N Callan||84||16/1|
Mister Impatience 142
|3||126 9-0||M Johnston||J Fanning||82||7/4f|
Arthurs Secret 154
|3||124 8-12||J J Quinn||M O'connell||80||11/2|
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 151
|3||122 8-10||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||78||7/2|
Mister Marcasite 162
|3||116 8-4||M Brittain||D Fentiman||72||10/1|
||3||93||A M Balding||L P Keniry||85||NR|
||3||9-7||M Botti||A Kirby||6/1|
All of these are stepping up in distance for their first outing of the year. Ronaldinho was a progressive juvenile, winning three nurseries and signing off with a victory in soft ground at this track. He looks a leading contender but MISTER IMPATIENCE is just preferred. The latter stormed clear to win his maiden in testing ground over a mile at Nottingham in October and can pick up where he left off given today's trip should be no problem. Havana Beat's fast ground win at Sandown in September suggests he'll be winning races this year and Allnecessaryforce is another to consider on his fourth in Listed company at the end of last season, although Arthurs Secret had finished ahead of him at Haydock earlier. Mister Marcasite's win at Ayr was less impressive and Mystical Man has plenty to prove over the distance.
Havana Beat (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Restraint of Trade (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mister Impatience 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, clear 1f out, eased well inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Chocala (9-0) by 6l, 14 ran.
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, switched inside over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance when wandered inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 4l behind Willie The Whipper (9-2) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) hvy in Oct.
Arthurs Secret 3-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led narrowly on near side rail over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, soon hung left, 3rd and one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Polar Chief (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy in Oct.
Mister Marcasite 11-4 (9-3) Made all, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Ayr 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct beating Duke Of Yorkshire (9-0) by shd, 5 ran.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct beating Fat Gary (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mystical Man 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Filfil (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.