Ladbrokes Classified Claiming Stakes 1m 141y
- (4yo+, 1m 141y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 51.77s
- Off time: 18:01:07
|1st||3 Prime Exhibit||6/5f|
|2nd||7 Arabian Flight||¾||3/1|
Hidden Talent 87
|4||123 8-11 h||Steph Hollinshead||F Sweeney||66||50/1|
Misleading Promise (IRE) 8
|4||121 8-9 vt||J Butler||T Eaves||67||7/1|
Prime Exhibit 12
|9||120 8-8 t||D M Loughnane||S W Kelly||68||6/5f|
|6||118 8-6 t1||Paul Morgan||Ross Atkinson (3) (ex2)||62||8/1|
Costa Del Fortune (IRE) 39
|5||118 8-6 p1||Paul Morgan||J F McDonald||65||66/1|
Ewell Place (IRE) 15
|5||117 8-5 p||P Morris||J Fanning||65||7/1|
Arabian Flight 17
|5||115 8-3||M Appleby||A Mullen||63||3/1|
||6||8-12||J G Given||J P Sullivan||20/1|
There's not much between this bunch at the weights but PRIME EXHIBIT has the best recent form. He won a handicap over track and trip last time and can go in again with a similar effort. Arabian Flight should go well in this company, despite a recent below-par effort at Southwell, and Cantor had been threatening to get his head in front at this track before a poor run on the Fibresand. Misleading Promise made the frame in a seller last time and Costa Del Fortune has the past form to figure, though she did finish tailed-off on her first start since 2011.
Prime Exhibit 7-4fav (9-9) Steadied start, held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Benandonner (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Arabian Flight 5-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leader over 8f out, led 2f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Matraash (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Cantor 8-1 (9-4) Pushed up to go prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 15l behind Emperatriz (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Ewell Place (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Khajaaly (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hidden Talent 25-1 (8-10) Raced stand side tracked leader, weakend over 1f out, never on terms with centre group, 11th of 12, 24l behind Uncle Dermot (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Costa Del Fortune (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 39l behind Fujin Dancer (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.