Bathwick Tyres Andover Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 18.82s
- Off time: 18:40:10
|2nd||1 New Decade||s.h||3/1|
New Decade 8
|5||133 9-7 t||J M Bradley||Oisin Murphy (3)||65||3/1|
Captain Kendall (IRE) 24
|5||132 9-6||H Chisman||Michael J M Murphy (3)||64||14/1|
|4||132 9-6||M G Rimell||R Hughes||64||6/1|
|4||130 9-4 h||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||62||15/2|
Logans Lad (IRE) 216
|4||130 9-4 t||D M Loughnane||J F McDonald||62||18/1|
|4||127 9-1 p||R Ingram||R Havlin||59||2/1f|
Picc of Burgau 33
|4||126 9-0||G Deacon||Hayley Turner||58||5/1|
||4||95||P R Chamings||Thomas Brown||63||NR|
||5||95 bt||J Gask||D A Parkes||63||NR|
||5||94 b||J M Bradley||R Kingscote||62||NR|
||5||94 h||D M Loughnane||S W Kelly||62||NR|
||10||A G Newcombe||Martin Dwyer||58||NR|
||4||813||A W Carroll||S J Drowne||57||NR|
||8||813||J C Fox||J Quinn||57||NR|
||4||9-3||J R Fanshawe||R Hughes||4/1|
Hit The Lights won off a higher mark at Pontefract last year and was well backed on his reappearance at Brighton. He'll strip fitter here and has a decent draw. Spiraea also showed promise on his return at Brighton but Trending has been out of sorts so far this season and Lydia Pearce is still struggling to get Ceelo back to his best. Encapsulated won at Bath before finishing second at Windsor and has to go on the short-list again. MAMBO SPIRIT's recent form figures are unimpressive but Tony Newcombe's charge is very well treated on past form and had no luck in-running behind Encapsulated and Picc Of Burgau last month. He can reverse that form today and take this.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Taken to post early, pulled hard early tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Dreams Of Glory (9-3) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Trending (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced, never threatened, 9th of 11, 11l behind Whipphound (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Compton Prince 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Ladweb (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, outpaced, 9th of 11, 12l behind Pettochside (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold and held up in mid-division on inside, effort when not clear run from 2f out until switched left and squeezed through over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Encapsulated (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Apr.
Assertive Agent 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Volito (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Keen held up, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Clock Opera (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Spiraea 8-1 (8-12) Tracked winner early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Clear Praise (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
New Decade 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, tracked leaders halfway, effort far side into 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Pettochside (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Picc of Burgau 25-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Encapsulated (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Apr.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Broke well, held up, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 19l behind Until Midnight (8-10) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Ceelo 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, plugged on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th final strides, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-10) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Logans Lad (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 4f out, ridden to chase leading trio over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 12l behind Monte Cassino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Encapsulated 6-1 (8-8) Pulled hard towards rear but in touch, headway to chase leader halfway, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Catalinas Diamond (8-11) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gs.