Blue Square Bet Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.70s
- Off time: 15:31:08
|1st||6 Al's Memory||3/1|
Docofthebay (IRE) 41
|9||133 9-7 b||S Dixon||I Mongan||84||7/1|
Decent Fella (IRE) 18
|7||132 9-6 t||Violet Jordan||William Carson||83||20/1|
|4||132 9-6||J Noseda||Jim Crowley||83||11/4j|
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 12
|5||127 9-1 b||J Gask||Hayley Turner||78||11/4j|
Scottish Lake 70
|5||127 9-1 v1||Miss O Maylam||Kirsty Milczarek||78||6/1|
Al's Memory (IRE) 18
|4||126 9-0||P D Evans||L Morris||77||3/1|
Key Ambition 17
|4||119 8-7 pt||G Moss||J Quinn||70||20/1|
||4||87||Violet Jordan||Charles Bishop||70||NR|
Shifting Star (IRE)
||7||9-6||J J Bridger||I Mongan||13/2|
Docofthebay has failed to show any improvement for his tumble down the weights and the veteran doesn't look the force of old nowadays but better is expected from C&D winner Delft this year and she has decent claims. Al's Memory bids for hat-trick of C&D victories but was all out to win a lower grade contest last time while Al Khan is another struggling for his best despite plummeting down the handicap. PRINCE OF BURMA recorded a double at this time last year including a victory over track and trip and back on a lower mark today he could well make Hayley Turner's only ride of the meeting a winning one.
Al Khan (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly away, well off the pace in last trio, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th post, 4th of 8, 6l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al's Memory (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Paperetto (8-9) by hd, 8 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 19l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Key Ambition 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when not much room and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Khawatim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Scottish Lake 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Outpost (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Decent Fella (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Reared and unseated rider start, in a race won by Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol, 9 ran.
Delft 2-1fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.