Adnams Dry Hopped Lager Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699 5th £350 6th £176
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.35s
- Off time: 14:45:49
|1st||5 First Flight||7/4f|
Ajmany (IRE) 61
|4||140 10-0 b||L M Cumani||Cam Hardie (5)||95||11/2|
Proud Chieftain 28
|6||139 9-13||C Lines||P J Dobbs||94||14/1|
Awake My Soul (IRE) 14
|5||138 9-12||D O'Meara||Graham Gibbons||93||11/2|
San Cassiano (IRE) 28
|7||135 9-9||Mrs R Carr||Jason Hart||90||11/1|
First Flight (IRE) 37
|3||127 9-1||Saeed bin Suroor||Harry Bentley||92||7/4f|
Tryster (IRE) 25
|3||123 8-11 p1||C Appleby||S De Sousa||88||4/1|
Bureau (IRE) 7
|3||122 8-10||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (3)||87||9/1|
||3||813||P W Chapple-Hyam||R Havlin||90||NR|
||4||10-0||K A Ryan||T P Queally||15/2|
FIRST FLIGHT has been running in some of the better mile handicaps this season and this arguably looks the most straightforward assignment he's faced despite taking on his elders for the first time. He looks well treated off 92 and is taken to get the better of Tryster, also a Godolphin representative. The latter beat nothing of note when breaking his maiden and this will tell us far more about his ability on his handicap bow. He's worth a saver. San Cassiano looks best of the older brigade as he's three from the last four for the in-form Ruth Carr, although the handicapper is doing his best to rein in recent progression. Bureau also has to be considered off bottomweight as he's having a productive and busy campaign and still receives weight all round.
Farquhar (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Connecticut (8-10) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
First Flight (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Raced far side, held up in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on into 3rd in group over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong pressing for 2nd in group but not pace of leaders near side, 9th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ajmany (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders to over 4f out, soon ridden, behind and eased 2f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Cashpoint (8-4) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 18, 8l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Tryster (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Taken steadily to post, tracked leader 3f, tracked leading pair, 2nd again travelling well 3f out, led on bit over 1f out, clear and edged left final furlong, unextended, won at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) fm beating Mbhali (9-5) by 5l, 5 ran.
Proud Chieftain 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, outpaced over 3f out, rallied approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Llanarmon Lad (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
San Cassiano (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Made all, driven clear 2f out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Amaze (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Bureau (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 2f out, held on towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Calm Attitude (9-6) by nk, 8 ran.