Betdaq 500 In Free Bets Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier) (BOBIS Race) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.92s
- Off time: 19:35:45
|1st||4 Passing Star||11/10f|
|2nd||2 Zampa Manos||nk||16/1|
Tigers In Red (USA) 46
|3||133 9-7||D M Simcock||A Kirby||85||11/2|
Zampa Manos (USA) 176
|3||133 9-7||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy (3)||85||16/1|
Tree Of Grace (FR) 162
|3||131 9-5||R Hannon||L Dettori||83||6/4|
Passing Star 21
|3||131 9-5||C Hills||R Winston||83||11/10f|
Mick's Yer Man 15
|3||128 9-2||W G M Turner||Ryan While (5)||80||40/1|
Dovil's Duel (IRE) 165
|3||120 8-8||B R Millman||Hayley Turner||72||66/1|
Penny's Boy 19
|3||119 8-7 t||S Kirk||L Morris||70||33/1|
Frankie Dettori makes an appearance and looks to have every chance on his only ride of the meeting. TREE OF GRACE made a winning debut at Lingfield in October and should have improved in the interim. He has Passing Star to fear most in this given the latter remains unbeaten after following up a win at Lingfield with a victory over track and trip. Tigers In Red made a winning start at Southwell and can also figure if as effective on this surface. The remainder are harder to fancy with last year's Brocklesby winner Mick's Yer Man stepping up in trip for the first time.
Passing Star 5-2 (8-11) Held up in touch, took keen hold, improved over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon edged left, quickened away inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Never To Be (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Zampa Manos (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair until halfway, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 5l behind Extra Noble (9-0) at Kempton 1m (3) pol in Oct.
Tree Of Grace (FR) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, chased leader 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, readily, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Syros (9-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dovil's Duel (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 19l behind Pretty Flemingo (8-7) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Penny's Boy 6-1 (8-8) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon went 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Euro Charline (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Tigers In Red (USA) 5-2 (8-10) Close up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ran green and led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Moonlight Venture (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mick's Yer Man 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Gone With The Wind (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.