Bathwick Tyres Handicap 1m 1f 198y
- (4yo+, 1m 1f 198y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places, Firm, Good to Firm in places 7F to 4F)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 7.37s
- Off time: 15:19:15
|1st||5 Gabrial The Duke||2/1f|
|2nd||2 Miss Blakeney||3¾||10/1|
|3rd||1 Russian Royale||1½||14/1|
Russian Royale 254
|4||133 9-7||W S Kittow||T P Queally||70||14/1|
Miss Blakeney 189
|5||133 9-7||M P Tregoning||Martin Dwyer||70||10/1|
Nubar Boy 35
|7||132 9-6 p||Ian Williams||Oisin Murphy (3)||69||8/1|
Red Dragon (IRE) 15
|4||130 9-4||M Blanshard||D Sweeney||67||14/1|
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 11
|4||129 9-3 p||D M Simcock||Jim Crowley||66||2/1f|
Precision Five 19
|5||128 9-2 p||J Gask||S M Levey||65||14/1|
April Ciel 12
|5||128 9-2 p||R Harris||William Twiston-Davies (3)||65||8/1|
Freddy Q (IRE) 19
|5||120 8-8||A G Newcombe||Michael J M Murphy (3)||57||7/2|
Ice Tres 14
|5||115 8-3 v1||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||52||7/1|
||6||88 pt||Mark Gillard||J P Fahy||57||WD|
||6||9-0||A M Balding||Jack Garritty||9/2|
Gabrial The Duke hasn't been raised in the weights after gaining his fifth career success in a claimer at Leicester a couple of weeks ago but this is tougher. April Ciel has won four times at around this sort of level but could have done without a 2lb rise for finishing second at Chepstow. Medal Of Valour's second place at Goodwood came in a seller while Nubar Boy is basically a plater these days and is better on Polytrack. Both of Miss Blakeney's victories have been over 1m4f and she hasn't run since December while Red Dragon's three victories have all been on Polytrack. PRECISION FIVE fly-jumped the start at Bath last time but won on fast ground there in September from a higher mark and is handed the vote in a moderate contest.
Medal of Valour (JPN) 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide, close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out until headway entering final furlong, ran on to go 2nd, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Licence To Till (9-4) at Goodwood 1m sell stks (4) gd.
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd beating Ronya (8-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Miss Blakeney 16-1 (9-3) Held up, effort on inner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Rakaan (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Russian Royale 8-1 (8-10) Soon prominent, led 7f out, headed 6f out, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Magique (8-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Ice Tres 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never quite going pace to challenge inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 13, 1l behind Glennten (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Freddy Q (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no progress, 9th of 13, 13l behind Stockhill Diva (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Red Dragon (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Lily Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Nubar Boy 8-1 (8-11) Soon led and keen, headed over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
April Ciel 3-1 (8-10) Fly-jumped start, led and raced keenly, headed 2f out, soion ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Dandy (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Precision Five 20-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 17l behind Stockhill Diva (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.