Ashbrittle Stud Bibury Cup (Handicap) 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 38.90s
- Off time: 16:25:18
|1st||4 Cafe Society||9/4|
|2nd||2 Royal Signaller||1¼||7/1|
|3||133 9-7 h||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||88||2/1f|
Royal Signaller 12
|3||125 8-13 p||Mrs A J Perrett||P J Dobbs||80||7/1|
Poetic Verse 34
|3||122 8-10||B R Millman||R L Moore||77||12/1|
Cafe Society 39
|3||121 8-9||D M Simcock||J P Spencer||76||9/4|
Isis Blue 12
|3||119 8-7||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||74||9/1|
Snowy Dawn 32
|3||117 8-5||A Hollinshead||J Quinn||72||4/1|
Rule Book (IRE)
||3||9-3||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||13/2|
ENNISTOWN stepped up to this trip for the first time at Haydock and ran out a comfortable winner over Ray Ward. He's been fortunate to incur just a 5lb rise and should follow up. Cafe Society couldn't quite quicken enough behind Brass Ring at Newmarket but it was still a good effort and there's more to come from him as there is from Royal Signaller, who battled on strongly to beat Linguine at Goodwood. After completing a hat-trick over this trip, Poetic Verse couldn't manage the step-up to 1m6f and a 7lb rise at Sandown but there was nothing wrong with Snowy Dawn's narrow defeat by Ralston Road at Chester. Isis Blue scored over 1m2f here before staying on over the same trip at Sandown where he never got into the race.
Cafe Society 9-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Brass Ring (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Royal Signaller 8-1 (9-0) Held up, headway to join leader 7f out, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Linguine (9-6) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Poetic Verse 17-2 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Lion Beacon (9-1) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Snowy Dawn 17-2 (8-8) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Ralston Road (9-7) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Ennistown 3-1 (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, switched right 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead last half furlong, won going away, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Ray Ward (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Isis Blue 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 10l behind London Bridge (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.