Ladbrokes Classified Claiming Stakes 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.38s
- Off time: 13:00:04
|2nd||4 Ocean Legend||1||4/1|
Hellbender (IRE) 15
|8||122 8-10||S A Harris||David Probert||70||5/1|
My Kingdom (IRE) 20
|8||122 8-10 t||S C Williams||Adam Beschizza||72||3/1f|
Ocean Legend (IRE) 14
|9||122 8-10||A W Carroll||Joe Doyle (7)||75||4/1|
Golden Desert (IRE) 20
|10||120 8-8||S Dow||L Morris||61||25/1|
Menelik (IRE) 24
|5||120 8-8 p||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||66||5/1|
Cyflymder (IRE) 2
|8||116 8-4 b||D C Griffiths||Shelley Birkett (5)||60||16/1|
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 7
|6||112 8-0 v||P D Evans||N Mackay||65||7/2|
||5||p||J R Boyle||Nathan Alison||71||NR|
Polar Kite (IRE)
||5||8-12||S Curran||R Winston||7/4|
There's not a great deal between several of these on official figures, but OCEAN LEGEND went close at Kempton the last time he was partnered by Joe Doyle so he gets a tentative vote. Intomist also has claims dropping down into this grade and Hellbender is not easily dismissed having suffered a recent narrow-margin defeat at Wolverhampton. Prince Of Burma has a chance on today's terms and My Kingdom is yet another who could well find himself in contention as a takes a drop in class.
Intomist (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Compton (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hellbender (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 6f out, led again 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Khajaaly (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 5-4fav (8-10) Chased leading pair, pushed along 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Hillbilly Boy (8-3) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
My Kingdom (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up in touch on inside, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Indian Jack (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Cyflymder (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, closed over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 3l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held in 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Golden Desert (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, driven over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 5l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Menelik (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, beaten well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind The Tichborne (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.