Three Rivers Maiden Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,430 2nd £420 3rd £210 4th £105
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 32.40s
- Off time: 16:01:20
|1st||3 Top Gamble||1/5f|
|2nd||4 Cash For Steel||25||9/2|
|6||156 11-2||F Sheridan||Mr J Hooper (7)||16/1|
Top Gamble (IRE) 18
|4||156 11-2||D Pipe||Mr K Edgar (10)||1/5f|
Cash For Steel (IRE) 69
|5||149 10-9||R T Phillips||S Twiston-Davies||9/2|
K Island (IRE) 17
|4||149 10-9||R J Price||Robert Williams (5)||16/1|
Miss Tilly Dove 21
|4||149 10-9||A E Price||Paul Moloney||25/1|
||5||112||Miss R Curtis||Patrick Corbett||NR|
||5||109||A E Price||2nd Preference||NR|
Tornado In Milan (IRE)
||5||11-2||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||1/5|
Point-to-point winner Bob Ford is worth a second glance on his debut under Rules but TOP GAMBLE gets the vote. David Pipe's charge went very close when sent off favourite at Chepstow on his debut and normal progress should see him come out best in this. Cash For Steel wasn't disgraced on her introduction at Wincanton and should be thereabouts but the remainder are easily overlooked unless newcomer Big Ideas comes in for any strong support.
Bob Ford (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until 2nd aftr 8th, ld again 4out, sl adv bef 2out until jnd when lft clr last, so, won at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft beating Clontead Cross (11-4) by 12l, 14 ran.
Flora Lea 80-1 (10-13) Raced wide towards rear, behind final 4f, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.
Top Gamble (IRE) 11-8fav (11-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 6f, switched left and ridden over 2f out, soon challenged and every chance, kept on, held hear finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind O'faolains Boy (10-6) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Cash For Steel (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.
K Island (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 24l behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Miss Tilly Dove 50-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, headway 10f out, weakened 4f out, 6th of 15, well behind Wadswick Court (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Big Ideas Cape Town gelding out of Trinity Hall.