winnerevents.com Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 2, 7 runners)
- Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 30.27s
- Off time: 15:50:22
|1st||8 Russian Realm||5/4f|
|2nd||2 George Guru||2½||8/1|
George Guru 19
|7||129 9-3||M J Attwater||R Havlin||96||8/1|
|8||128 9-2||D M Simcock||Georgean Buckell (7)||95||16/1|
Magic City (IRE) 19
|5||128 9-2||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||95||5/1|
So Beloved 23
|4||126 9-0 h||R Charlton||James Doyle||93||7/1|
Equity Risk (USA) 257
|4||124 8-12||K A Ryan||L Dettori||91||10/1|
Russian Realm 22
|4||121 8-9||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||88||5/4f|
Verse Of Love 13
|5||120 8-8||P D Evans||Jim Crowley||87||8/1|
||7||97 t||S Durack||A Kirby||100||NR|
||6||812||C Fellowes||Non Runner||91||NR|
||7||89||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||88||NR|
Head Of Steam (USA)
||6||8-8||Mrs A J Perrett||P Dobbs||8/1|
Equity Risk has won three races on different types of ground and wouldn't be coming here from Yorkshire for his reappearance without a chance. So Beloved landed a class 3 handicap at Lingfield but has been well beaten in this grade previously unlike The Rectifier, who is well up to this company as he showed when a close third over a mile at Haydock. Russian Realm is on the upgrade though it's a surprise to see him racing over this trip for the first time as he was staying on strongly over a mile at Ascot last month. Verse Of Love was having the ninth start of this year when successful on ground with give at Chester but, though raised 5lb, he's still on an attractive mark. MAGIC CITY has been out of form so far this season but came good at this time a year ago over this track and trip and went on to land two more handicaps here including a Heritage race off a 2lb higher mark. He looks very well in and hopefully can bounce back and gain his fourth course victory.
The Rectifier (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Pearl Ice 9-1 (8-8) Chased leaders stands side, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 15th of 16, 16l behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
The Confessor 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 10l behind Absolutely So (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Russian Realm 7-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never near to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ishikawa (8-4) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
George Guru 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Absolutely So (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
So Beloved 7-1 (9-3) Edgy in stalls, raced wide early, led 5f out, clear 2f out, hung fire and wandered inside final furlong, hung badly left final 50 yards, always doing enough, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr beating Yeager (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Magic City (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 8, 11l behind Absolutely So (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Mabait 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Horsted Keynes (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Verse Of Love 7-1 (9-4) Head down and stumbled as stalls opened, great effort by rider to stay on board, soon presssing leader, led narrowly 4f out, in command and shaken up 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly,, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Grissom (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Equity Risk (USA) 11-8fav (9-6) Mid-division, chased leaders in 3rd over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Altharoos (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.