JME Ltd Handicap 6f 3y
- (3yo+, 6f 3y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.99s
- Off time: 16:38:47
|2nd||2 Arctic Lynx||1¼||5/2f|
|9||138 9-12||R J Price||J P Spencer||84||4/1|
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 15
|6||135 9-9||R M H Cowell||F Tylicki||81||5/2f|
|3||132 9-6 ht||C E Brittain||B Doyle||83||7/2|
|3||124 8-12 p||A Bailey||Tim Clark (7)||75||5/1|
Big Wave (IRE) 19
|5||123 8-11||A Hutchinson||T Atkinson (5)||69||7/2|
||4||96||J R Fanshawe||Hayley Turner||78||NR|
||4||9-2||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||4/1|
Arctic Lynx is a rare winner nowadays and doesn't appeal as one likely to follow up a recent win at Kempton. If So couldn't cope with a further 4lb rise at the same track last time having landed a double at Lingfield before that while Big Wave's victory at Leicester last month came in a lower grade handicap and she's been beaten since. SHAFAANI was a set a stiff task in a hot sprint at Newmarket last time having dotted up in a maiden at Lingfield but Clive Brittain's filly is fancied to return to winning ways in this grade and gets the nod.
If So 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division in touch, headway and effort 2f out, soon chased leading pair, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Shafaani 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 9l behind Zanetto (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Tagula Night (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Big Wave (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Laughing Rock (8-6) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Coincidently 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 33l behind Front Page News (8-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Cheveton 20-1 (8-13) Rider removed hood late, slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, last of 10, 12l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.