Oyster Partnership Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 59.18s
- Off time: 16:05:29
|1st||2 Billy Red||5/1|
Rylee Mooch 20
|5||133 9-7 e||R C Guest||Jason Hart (5)||75||5/2f|
Billy Red 39
|9||130 9-4 b||J R Jenkins||D Sweeney||72||5/1|
Go Nani Go 526
|7||130 9-4||E De Giles||L P Keniry||72||7/1|
The Strig 14
|6||130 9-4 v||S C Williams||S M Levey||72||4/1|
Falasteen (IRE) 9
|6||126 9-0||J M Bradley||R Kingscote||68||5/1|
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 21
|5||125 8-13 p||G L Moore||Ned Curtis (7) (ex3)||67||9/2|
||8||8-13||J R Jenkins||D Sweeney||12/1|
The drop back to 5f didn't faze Dorothy's Dancing here earlier in the month and Gary Moore's mare seems certain to be a factor in this under 7lb claimer Ned Curtis, despite stepping up a grade. The Strig, on the other hand, hasn't won over the minimum on Polytrack since 2011 and has been pretty much in the handicapper's grip since scoring over 6f here in November, though he did finish ahead of Billy Red at the track in January and re-opposes on better terms after the latter's recent victory over 6f. Rylee Mooch is capable on his day but has two ways of running and Go Nani Go will surely need this so we'll take a chance on FALASTEEN. It's almost two years since the latter was last in the winner's enclosure but he's thrown in on his old form and Milton Bradley is a past master at reviving the fortunes of sprinters who have lost their way.
Billy Red 16-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Welease Bwian (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Falasteen (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Hood removed late and slowly away, held up in last pair, switched left to outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Alpha Delta Whisky (8-12) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rylee Mooch 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Aubrietia (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
The Strig 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Pick A Little (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Go Nani Go 17-2 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, ran on strongly, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Absa Lutte (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '11.
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Quality Art (9-7) by 3/4l, 5 ran.