Holly & The Ivy Claiming Stakes 7f 32y
- (3yo+, 7f 32y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 27.72s
- Off time: 14:10:23
|1st||2 Light From Mars||85/40|
Al Khan (IRE) 11
|3||129 9-3||M W Easterby||Graham Gibbons||77||9/1|
Light From Mars 6
|7||129 9-3||R Harris||William Twiston-Davies (5)||77||85/40|
Majuro (IRE) 5
|8||129 9-3 t||C Smith||A Kirby (5)||79||Evsf|
|3||122 8-10||A J McCabe||M Dwyer||67||14/1|
Faithful Ruler (USA) 11
|8||121 8-9 p||R Harris||L Morris||69||16/1|
Elegant Muse 12
|4||112 8-0 t||M Appleby||D Fox||60||10/1|
||5||93 v||Mrs K Burke||R Winston||71||NR|
||5||8-13||R A Fahey||R L Moore||9/2|
MAJURO arrives on the back of a double at Lingfield having dead-heated with Lujeanie over 6f last week. He'd won over today's trip before that and looks the one to beat in his current form. Light From Mars continues to rise up the weights without winning but should still be thereabouts while Faithful Ruler posted an improved effort here last time and can also figure. Al Khan and Chambles look high enough in the handicap at present and may do better dropped in class today.
Miami Gator (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Aquilonius (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Light From Mars 16-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden and unable to quicken well over 1f out, ran on again inside final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Majuro (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Made most, ridden over 1f out, joined post, won at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol deadheating with Lujeanie (9-0), 6 ran.
Chambles 4-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Al Khan (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, switched and right and headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 8l behind Forest Edge (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 8-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Dozy Joe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Elegant Muse 12-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.