Happy Birthday Pat Roberts Handicap 7f 100y
- (3yo, 7f 100y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 30.94s
- Off time: 15:06:08
Delores Rocket 187
|3||133 9-7||K A Ryan||Julie Burke (3)||83||16/1|
Shebebi (USA) 193
|3||129 9-3||M Johnston||P Hanagan||79||13/8f|
|3||128 9-2||M R Channon||Martin Harley||78||10/1|
Asgardella (IRE) 201
|3||128 9-2||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss (3)||78||2/1|
|3||128 9-2||M Johnston||J Fanning||78||7/2|
||3||96||D O'Meara||D H Bergin||82||NR|
||3||94||G Moss||R Winston||80||NR|
Mark Johnston saddles MARSHLAND and Shebebi with the former taken to come out best and complete a quick double. He reappeared after almost a year off to score easily at Southwell despite looking very green and, with that under his belt, can make all here. Delores Rocket won three times in her first campaign though all victories came on ground with some give and Hiddon Coin, who was outclassed in the Greenham on Saturday, seems best on an artificial surface. Asgardella made a winning start at Ayr in August and competed in much better company in her next three starts so she looks a big threat.
Hiddon Coin (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 5, 27l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs.
Ready (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind King Of Eden (9-12) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Shebebi (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, some headway centre over 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Empiricist (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Asgardella (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced centre tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 19, 9l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.
Talqaa 7-2 (8-12) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Veturia (8-12) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Marshland 1-2fav (9-0) Prominent, led on bit over 2f out, clear over 1f out, edged right final furlong, comfortably, won at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs beating Guishan (8-9) by 7l, 6 ran.
Delores Rocket 7-2 (9-7) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, kept on same pace in 3rd, no chance with front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Steer By The Stars (9-4) at Catterick 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.