QBE Handicap 5f 161y
- (3yo+, 5f 161y, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.12s
- Off time: 17:32:04
|1st||6 Brown Volcano||16/1|
|3rd||2 Catalinas Diamond||s.h||5/1|
Wooden King (IRE) 9
|8||138 9-12||M S Saunders||Matthew Lawson (5)||65||7/2|
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 9
|5||133 9-7 ht||P G Murphy||S J Drowne||60||5/1|
|7||130 9-4||Mrs A L M King||Aidan Coleman||57||10/1|
Roanne (USA) 19
|3||129 9-3 bt||C G Cox||Ryan Tate (5)||61||11/4f|
The Name Is Frank 7
|8||127 9-1 t||Mark Gillard||Oisin Murphy (7)||54||7/1|
Brown Volcano (IRE) 41
|4||125 8-13||J G M O'Shea||L Morris||52||16/1|
|7||119 8-7 p||R Ford||Catherine Gannon||46||12/1|
Too Ambitious 9
|4||119 8-7||A Hollinshead||Martin Dwyer||46||50/1|
Ridgeway Sapphire 7
|6||119 8-7 v||M D I Usher||Shelley Birkett (7)||46||15/2|
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 24
|10||119 8-7||D J S ffrench Davis||Michael J M Murphy (5)||45||14/1|
Bermondsey Bob (IRE)
||6||9-12||J L Spearing||C Catlin||7/4|
Malcolm Saunders may lack some of the stars he once had but his horses are running well and WOODEN KING can land the nightcap. The eight-year-old hasn't got his head in front for a year but the handicapper has begun to relent, and having just missed out last week, he appears to be off a very fair mark at present. There won't be too much dead weight in Aidan Coleman's saddle so Volito can be a factor if he can reproduce last week's effort behind the selection. Catalinas Diamond caught the eye in defeat when attempting 6f and Pat Murphy slaps the hood on for the first time, whilst Roanne continues to be campaigned as a sprinter having struggled over further. You'relikemefrank is better known as a Polytrack performer but Richard Ford's gelding shouldn't be ruled out as he has won off a higher mark on the Turf in the past.
Brown Volcano (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up and behind, headway 4f out, chasing leaders when collapsed and unseated rider over 2f out, in a race won by Queen Hermione (8-2) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun, 9 ran.
Roanne (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, edged right and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Lexington Place (8-10) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Reared badly leaving stalls, well in rear, headway on ouside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong and finished well, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Ginzan (9-5) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Wooden King (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dreams Of Glory (9-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Volito 7-1 (9-4) Outpaced in last pair, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dreams Of Glory (9-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up, hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 5l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
The Name Is Frank 4-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, plugged on final furlong, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Excellent Aim (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Too Ambitious 40-1 (8-5) Awkwardly away and went left start, always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Niceonemyson (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ridgeway Sapphire 3-1fav (8-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Just Isla (8-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
You'relikemefrank 11-2 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Choc'a'moca (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.