Six Mile Hill Handicap 1m 4f 10y
- (3yo+, 1m 4f 10y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 38.77s
- Off time: 20:45:23
|1st||8 Nile Knight||4/1|
|3rd||2 May Be Some Time||½||6/1|
|5||138 9-12||G L Moore||Ned Curtis (7)||68||16/1|
May Be Some Time 41
|5||137 9-11 t||W S Kittow||Michael J M Murphy (5)||67||6/1|
Star Date (IRE) 25
|4||135 9-9||M J Attwater||William Twiston-Davies (3)||65||8/1|
Marcus Antonius 21
|6||134 9-8 h||J R Boyle||A Kirby||64||8/1|
Super Duplex 7
|6||132 9-6||P Phelan||Jemma Marshall (5)||62||20/1|
|4||132 9-6||C Gordon||R Hughes||62||10/1|
Knight's Parade (IRE) 31
|3||128 9-2||Mrs A J Perrett||P J Dobbs||70||6/4f|
Nile Knight 14
|3||123 8-11 b1||M P Tregoning||S W Kelly||65||4/1|
Cherry Princess 38
|3||112 8-0||S C Williams||David Probert||45||25/1|
||6||8-12||D Shaw||S De Sousa||4/1|
May Be Some Time will be given a fillip if Play Street wins the previous race, and with Stuart Kittow's stable in fair form, the five-year-old couldn't be ruled out from going one better. Superciliary failed to live up to his Royal breeding when with Ralph Beckett though he's found a new pursuit as a handicap hurdler and connections arrive with the intention of trying to nick a race on the Flat. KNIGHT'S PARADE was a little below par at Windsor last month but Amanda Perrett's team are firing on all cylinders at present, and we'll take him to regain the winning thread. Marcus Tregoning's stable have endured a quiet start to the campaign and Epsom maiden winner, Nile Knight returns in blinkers having finished last on all three of his starts this term. Star Date fell when clipping heels on Derby Day 2012 and he appears to have struggled with his confidence since.
Nile Knight 10-3 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Shamaheart (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rossetti 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders and keen, raced wide, switched to stands rail over 2f out, ridden and not much room over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 5, 17l behind Brigh (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
May Be Some Time 9-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, kept on in closing stages, always held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Play Street (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Cherry Princess 16-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Choral Prince (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Superciliary 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, chased winner from over 2f out until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Tapis Libre (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, hung left from over 2f out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Super Duplex 25-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th, ridden and headway over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Xinbama (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Marcus Antonius 12-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 9, 7l behind Break Rank (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Star Date (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, led 7f out, clear 5f out, headed over 2f out, no chance with winner, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Nave (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.