Go Racing In Norfolk Handicap 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 34.44s
- Off time: 17:40:56
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 28
|7||133 9-7||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||75||11/8f|
Outback (IRE) 9
|4||122 8-10 p||N B King||Simon Pearce (3)||64||15/8|
|4||121 8-9 b||J R Weymes||J P Spencer (7)||63||4/1|
Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 205
|6||114 8-2||C R Dore||Joey Haynes (7) (ex2)||55||17/2|
||4||96||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||74||NR|
None of these are proven over today's distance and Mediterranean Sea was winning on Turf for the first time since 2010 when scoring over 1m6f here last month. Outback and Underwritten finished practically upsides here last week when second and fourth respectively, also over 1m6f, and that pair are hard to separate. Ibn Hiyyan is just plain hard to fancy so a punt is taken that BRIDGEHAMPTON is ready to do himself justice on his belated reappearance. He won three times last season and given his dam is related to high-class stayer Fame And Glory, he's expected to relish this longer trip.
Bridgehampton 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Courtesy Call (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Underwritten 10-1 (9-12) Keen led, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, last of 4, 1 3/4l behind Choral Prince (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Outback (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Choral Prince (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 18-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 7f to chase leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Close up in last place, headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, soon edged right, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Green To Gold (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.