Ladbrokes Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 42.24s
- Off time: 14:41:13
Camachoice (IRE) 8
|4||133 9-7 p||M Botti||P Aspell||75||16/1|
|5||133 9-7||K A Ryan||G Lee||75||9/2|
Chrissycross (IRE) 13
|5||132 9-6 v||R A Teal||R Winston||74||5/1|
Aqua Ardens (GER) 9
|6||132 9-6 pt||George Baker||Stephen Craine||74||5/4f|
Mishrif (USA) 34
|8||129 9-3 v||J R Jenkins||J Fanning||71||7/1|
|4||123 8-11||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||65||16/1|
George Benjamin 9
|7||119 8-7 bet||M Appleby||A Mullen||58||8/1|
AQUA ARDENS went close to making a winning return to this venue when finding only Noble Citizen too good over course and distance last week. He had the re-opposing Warfare back in fourth and George Baker's charge can deservedly get his head back in front today. Penalised for an earlier win here, Mishrif could only manage fourth on his latest start, while Chrissycross also looks high enough in the weights now. Camachoice makes his Fibresand debut and has superior form to both Repetition and George Benjamin if handling the surface.
Repetition 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, lost place over 3f out, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to press for 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Mishrif (USA) 7-4fav (9-13) Held up, pushed along over 4f out, wide into straight, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 7l behind Emperatriz (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Aqua Ardens (GER) 5-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner final 110 yards, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Camachoice (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Led and set steady pace, quickened tempo 3f out, joined 2f out, kept slight advantage, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Diplomatic (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Warfare 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, no impression final 110 yards, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
George Benjamin 11-10fav (9-1) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, wide entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Basingstoke (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Chrissycross (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and some headway on outside over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, went moderate 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Conversational (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.