George And Irene Ruby Anniversary Handicap (Div 2) 1m 20y
- (3yo, 1m 20y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 17:48:11
|1st||2 Aurelia Cotta||7/1|
|2nd||5 Tunnel Tiger||hd||5/1|
|3rd||1 Nissaki Kasta||1½||9/2|
Nissaki Kasta 142
|3||133 9-7||H Morrison||J Fortune||59||9/2|
Aurelia Cotta (IRE) 169
|3||133 9-7||C Hills||R Winston||59||7/1|
Incurs Four Faults 23
|3||131 9-5||K Dalgleish||S De Sousa||57||7/4f|
Tunnel Tiger (IRE) 188
|3||131 9-5||W J Knight||Andrea Atzeni||57||5/1|
Jessy Mae 94
|3||127 9-1||D Haydn Jones||Dane O'Neill||53||12/1|
D'arcy Indiana 147
|3||125 8-13||Miss Amy Weaver||David Kenny (5)||51||33/1|
Appellez Baileys (FR) 2
|3||124 8-12 hb||C A Dwyer||F Norton||50||10/1|
Water For Life 98
|3||122 8-10||D Morris||Jack Mitchell||48||16/1|
Feisty Dragon (IRE) 43
|3||119 8-7||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||45||14/1|
||3||96 v||S R Bowring||Philip Prince||58||NR|
This is even trickier than the first division as only one of the runners, Black Geronimo, has managed to win a race and that was a claimer on the Fibresand. Incurs Four Faults has his first run away from the Fibresand while Feisty Dragon has had three runs on the Polytrack and has been well beaten on each occasion. Tunnel Tiger is only a plater but Jessy Mae was third in a Southwell maiden last time and may be progressing. The handicapper thinks NISSAKI KASTA and Aurelia Cotta are the best horses in the race and we concur. If Hughie Morrison's filly reproduces the form she showed on debut at Newbury in September, she'll win this.
Black Geronimo 5-1 (8-13) Raced wide, ridden along in touch in rear, hung left to far side rail 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 7l behind Scarborough (8-4) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Aurelia Cotta (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 12l behind Maria Bella (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Tunnel Tiger (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 12l behind Rayoumti (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Nissaki Kasta 6-1 (9-0) In touch until badly hampered and dropped to rear over 5f out, short lived effort over 2f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Truancy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Incurs Four Faults 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt headway to lead over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Red Primo (9-0) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Water For Life 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Right Of Appeal (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Feisty Dragon (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Almargo (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Appellez Baileys (FR) 25-1 (9-1) With leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Golden Steps (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd.
D'arcy Indiana 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Tucson Arizona (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Jessy Mae 5-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Nick The Odds (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.