Betfred The Bonus King Handicap 1m 2f 88y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 88y, Class 2, 11 runners)
- Winner £19,407 2nd £5,775 3rd £2,886 4th £1,443
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.40s
- Off time: 17:01:56
|1st||4 Sam Sharp||14/1|
|2nd||6 Sennockian Star||1||3/1f|
|3rd||12 Hi There||hd||16/1|
Strictly Silver (IRE) 14
|4||140 10-0 p||A Bailey||Robert Tart (5)||102||10/1|
Two For Two (IRE) 22
|5||138 9-12||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||100||7/1|
Charles Camoin (IRE) 27
|5||133 9-7||S Kirk||L P Keniry||95||10/1|
Sam Sharp (USA) 14
|7||131 9-5||Ian Williams||R Kingscote||93||14/1|
Sennockian Star 14
|3||130 9-4 v||M Johnston||J Fanning||100||3/1f|
Rockalong (IRE) 28
|4||129 9-3||L M Cumani||R L Moore||91||9/2|
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 12
|4||126 9-0||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (5)||88||13/2|
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 27
|4||126 9-0 h||C Hills||J P Spencer||88||12/1|
Garde Cotiere (USA) 28
|5||126 9-0 h||R A Fahey||D Nolan||88||33/1|
Hi There (IRE) 25
|4||123 8-11||R A Fahey||B McHugh||85||16/1|
Love Marmalade (IRE) 21
|3||113 8-1||M Johnston||Martin Lane||83||11/1|
||4||95||D M Simcock||D E Egan||93||NR|
||4||92||Ed Walker||T G McLaughlin||90||NR|
||4||10-0||L M Cumani||K Fallon||7/1|
Mark Johnston runs a couple of three-year-olds in this with Joe Fanning riding the ultra-consistent Sennockian Star. But four-year-olds have generally held sway in the contest in recent years and ROCKALONG can continue the trend. Luca Cumani's charge handled the step up to 1m2f at Newmarket last time and today's easier going is in his favour. Strictly Silver is no stranger to carrying big weights and is aiming to follow up a recent victory at HQ while Charles Camoin popped up at a big price on his reappearance at Ascot and should strip fitter here. Spirit Of The Law is another recent winner and Ruscello is usually thereabouts, though wouldn't want the ground any softer. Sam Sharp won over 1m1f here in June and also deserves a mention, though is high enough in the weights now.
Whispering Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never involved, 13th of 16, 13l behind Viewpoint (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Ruscello (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach winner, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Winterlude (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Sam Sharp (USA) 11-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, last pair, stayed on inside final furlong, pressing for 5th final strides, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Nine Realms (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Sennockian Star 9-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Hi There (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and edged right over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Viewpoint (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) In touch, pressed leaders 3f out, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Ningara (8-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, ridden and lost 3rd 2f out, ridden and switched right over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Fort Belvedere (9-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up in last trio, headway on inside 2f out, going for run on innner when hampered over 1f out, switched left, plugged on into 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 8, 6l behind Charles Camoin (10-0) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Rockalong (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Clayton (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, not clearest of runs 2f out, effort and squeezed through between horses over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, pushed along to lead final 100 yards, cleverly, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Haylaman (10-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Two For Two (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 18, 6l behind Wentworth (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Urban Dance (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Garde Cotiere (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 9l behind Sirius Prospect (9-12) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.