32Red Handicap 1m 4f 50y
- (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 39.46s
- Off time: 19:50:18
|1st||2 Illustrious Forest||11/4|
|2nd||6 Blazing Desert||2¼||9/1|
All The Winds (GER) (ex6) 8
|8||135 9-9 t||S Lycett||Robert Tart (5)||75||15/8f|
Illustrious Forest 8
|5||133 9-7||J Mackie||Graham Gibbons||79||11/4|
Knightly Escapade 175
|5||130 9-4||B Ellison||T Eaves||76||9/4|
Arizona John (IRE) 199
|8||128 9-2||J Mackie||F Norton||74||16/1|
Blazing Desert 11
|9||125 8-13||W Kinsey||L Morris||71||9/1|
||4||92||R A Fahey||D Nolan||76||NR|
||4||8-8||J Mackie||F Norton||13/8|
Arizona John is a decent handicapper on his day but returns after a long break as does Knightly Escapade, who has changed stables. All The Winds had over 2l to spare over Illustrious Forest here last week and should confirm the form while Blazing Desert enters the fray in cracking form though he would be suited by a slightly longer trip. SUFFICE was having just his fourth start when easily landing a maiden over course and distance and though falling when sent over timber at Huntingdon he was going easily at the time and can revert to the Flat with another success.
Suffice (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Close up, headway to track leaders 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Full Swing (9-5) by 3l, 5 ran.
Illustrious Forest 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind All The Winds (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Blazing Desert 11-10fav (9-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, all out, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Brunello (9-1) by shd, 4 ran.
Arizona John (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 16, 17l behind Dancing Primo (8-10) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
All The Winds (GER) 5-2fav (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, driven to lead over 1f out, driven out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Illustrious Forest (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Knightly Escapade 9-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up towards rear, effort towards inside over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Huff And Puff (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.