Crystal Palace Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,408 2nd £1,006 3rd £504
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 35.46s
- Off time: 17:15:30
|2nd||2 Kent Ragstone||hd||4/5f|
|4||131 9-5 t||J Ryan||G Lee||74||8/1|
Kent Ragstone (USA) 33
|4||130 9-4||W J Haggas||S W Kelly||73||4/5f|
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 18
|4||130 9-4||D W P Arbuthnot||W Buick||73||4/1|
Where's Susie 32
|8||129 9-3||M Madgwick||Andrea Atzeni||70||20/1|
|4||127 9-1||Mrs P Sly||F Sweeney||70||5/1|
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 21
|6||123 8-11 be||D J S Ffrench Davis||E Ahern||64||14/1|
||4||9-4||J S Moore||L Morris||2/1|
KENT RAGSTONE has a nice middle-distance pedigree and cost 60,000gns. Despite running green on his debut in a maiden here last month, Willie Haggas' four-year-old won easily and is the type to go on to better things. He should prove too good for more experienced rivals in this with Where's Susie arguably his most interesting rival having started to drop down the weights. Thecornishcowboy has been a little below par lately but is another capable on his day while Tingo In The Tale's last win came over track and trip in December. Syncopate is lightly raced and could be suited by the step up to 1m4f so is preferred to If I Were A Boy of the others.
Thecornishcowboy 10-1 (9-0) Keen held up, headway on outer to track leader 8f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 13l behind Wordiness (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kent Ragstone (USA) 6-4 (9-5) Close up, led 3f out, soon clear, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Keep Kicking (9-8) by 6l, 9 ran.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Carazam (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Syncopate 11-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, quickened 2 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Grand Theft Equine (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Where's Susie 8-1 (9-7) Tracked clear leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 5l behind Scottish Boogie (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.