Wright Joinery Company Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 2, 12 runners)
- Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
- Going: Good to Firm (Good on the Straight Course )
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 26.49s
- Off time: 15:11:29
|2nd||10 Noble Citizen||2||33/1|
|3rd||7 Citrus Star||½||9/1|
Bonnie Brae 12
|5||133 9-7||D R C Elsworth||R L Moore||100||5/1|
|8||131 9-5||Ed Walker||J-P Guillambert||98||16/1|
Bronze Prince 12
|5||131 9-5||M J Attwater||Jim Crowley||98||12/1|
Global City (IRE) 75
|6||128 9-2 t||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||95||20/1|
|5||126 9-0 v1||A M Balding||David Probert||93||9/1|
|6||126 9-0 p||S Dixon||T P Queally||93||9/1|
Citrus Star (USA) 31
|5||126 9-0||C F Wall||W Buick||93||9/1|
|6||125 8-13 v||J R Fanshawe||Hayley Turner||92||5/2f|
Mr David (USA) 222
|5||123 8-11||J A Osborne||James Doyle||90||14/1|
Noble Citizen (USA) 23
|7||123 8-11 be||D M Simcock||Laura Pike (5)||90||33/1|
|6||120 8-8||Matthew Salaman||R Mullen||87||20/1|
Yair Hill (IRE) 208
|4||120 8-8||J L Dunlop||T E Durcan||87||9/1|
There was plenty of give in the ground when Bonnie Brae won at Doncaster in November and finished runner-up in the Victoria Cup so she would like some rain. Thunderball has won twice over 6f on soft ground in recent weeks but conditions shouldn't be a problem and he's still reasonably treated. PRIMAEVAL is incredibly consistent and though most of his victories have been on Polytrack he's just as good on Turf as emphasised by his close second at Ascot in October. He's very well handicapped and can take this competitive affair. Yair Hill beat a big field at Newmarket on his final start last season and looks sure to win races this campaign while Global City returns to action after two very good runs at Meydan earlier in the year.
Primaeval 11-10fav (9-0) Dwelt in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Kempton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Mar beating Rodrigo De Torres (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Noble Citizen (USA) 11-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 27l behind Mawaakef (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Citrus Star (USA) 22-1 (9-5) Raced on outside, dwelt, always behind, never any chance, 16th of 17, 44l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Yair Hill (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway when not much room and faltered slightly on stands side rail well over 1f out, soon switched right, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Beckermet (9-5) by 1l, 20 ran.
Bronze Prince 33-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, never looked like being caught, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Dimension (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Bonnie Brae 11-1 (8-13) Raced far side, held up in rear, good headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, not reach leader, 2nd of 24, 3/4l behind Global Village (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft.
Global City (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) 4th of 13, 4l behind Krypton Factor (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Mar.
Thunderball 2-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Gouray Girl (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Mr David (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 29, 6l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Axiom 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Nazreef (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Rulesn'regulations 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakening when hampered entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Clockmaker (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Kakatosi 33-1 (8-12) Raced in centre, in touch over 4f, 20th of 24, 17l behind Global Village (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft.