Admiral Group Handicap 1m 5y
- (3yo+, 1m 5y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 40.05s
- Off time: 17:00:17
|2nd||6 Crucis Abbey||1||8/1|
|3rd||4 Do More Business||3||5/1|
Squirrel Wood (IRE) 7
|5||132 9-6||Mrs Mary Hambro||R Kingscote||54||3/1j|
Marmalady (IRE) 17
|3||130 9-4||G L Moore||Aidan Coleman||60||8/1|
Do More Business (IRE) 7
|6||129 9-3 bt||L Corcoran||Edmond Linehan (5)||51||5/1|
Devon Diva 23
|7||128 9-2||J Gallagher||Michael J M Murphy (5)||50||3/1j|
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 24
|5||124 8-12 p||W M Brisbourne||T G McLaughlin||45||8/1|
Gadreel (IRE) 6
|4||124 8-12 p||A Middleton||S J Drowne||45||50/1|
Keyhole Kate 23
|4||124 8-12 p||P Gundry||Kirsty Milczarek||45||33/1|
Otto The First 7
|3||121 8-9||J R Best||L Morris||51||20/1|
Sonnetation (IRE) 23
|3||116 8-4||J R Boyle||Catherine Gannon||45||5/1|
||7||94||A W Carroll||George Downing||52||NR|
Do More Business has been knocking on the door for some time and few would begrudge Liam Corcoran's six-year-old a moment of glory, but placing sentiment aside, we'll stick with DEVON DIVA. John Gallagher's mare served notice when shaded a head at odds of 50/1 here in June and those that took the hint were rewarded when she subsequently made all over course and distance. Crucis Abbey is still a maiden on turf but he has won twice on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton this year. Squirrel Wood went close at Brighton off today's mark while Supa Seeker recently lost his maiden tag at Warwick before finding 7f at Salisbury too sharp. Marmalady is watched in the market on her first run in a handicap.
Supa Seeker (USA) 2-1fav (10-0) Steadied start, held up well in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Loyal N Trusted (10-9) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sonnetation (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until 2f out, kept on same pace in 4th after, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Devon Diva (8-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Moment In The Sun (9-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Do More Business (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Just Isla (8-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Devon Diva 8-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely in closing stages, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-55 (6) fm beating Offbeat Safaris (9-1) by nk, 11 ran.
Marmalady (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Pulled hard close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Velvety (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf.
Squirrel Wood (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, edged left and rider lost whip towards finish, held close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Just Isla (8-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Otto The First 16-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Just Isla (8-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Gadreel (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Dwelt, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind West End Lad (10-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Keyhole Kate 25-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, eased, last of 8, 18l behind Young Jackie (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.