Happy Birthday Jim Laflin Handicap 1m 67y
- (3yo, 1m 67y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 43.26s
- Off time: 17:00:34
|1st||5 Aussie Reigns||d.h||8/1|
|3||133 9-7||B J Meehan||J Fortune||73||4/1|
Al Emirati (IRE) 51
|3||133 9-7||M Botti||Harry Bentley||73||14/1|
|3||133 9-7 p||J Noseda||W Buick||73||4/1|
Invincible Cara (IRE) 17
|3||132 9-6||E A L Dunlop||A Kirby||72||14/1|
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 18
|3||131 9-5 v||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||71||8/1|
Anjuna Beach (USA) 188
|3||131 9-5||G L Moore||S W Kelly||71||10/1|
Sam Spade (IRE) 14
|3||128 9-2||R Hannon||R Hughes||68||3/1f|
|3||127 9-1||M Madgwick||I Mongan||67||50/1|
Tagalaka (IRE) 19
|3||124 8-12||Eve Johnson Houghton||J P Fahy||64||16/1|
The Scuttler (IRE) 27
|3||123 8-11 v1||M R Channon||Martin Harley||63||16/1|
|3||122 8-10||C Hills||M Dwyer||62||20/1|
||3||9-3||R Hannon||S M Levey||10/1|
CONSIGN was unfancied for his comeback in much better company at Newmarket last month and ran accordingly. A winner on the Polytrack in December, a much better effort is expected from Jeremy Noseda's charge in this grade and he gets the nod. Sam Spade failed to follow-up his Kempton victory off today's mark here a fortnight ago and Tagalaka is upped in grade after also scoring at Kempton on his latest start. Al Emirati makes more appeal as he'll have come on for last month's reappearance at Wolverhampton and Freeport is not without a chance on his return to action.
Freeport 9-2 (9-2) Soon tracking winner until pushed along 3f out, outpaced and no chance with leading duo from 2f out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Oasis Cannes (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 12-1 (7-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Bancnuanaheireann (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Consign 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 15, 18l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Invincible Cara (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Started slowly, pulled hard, held up in last pair, headway on outside and hung badly left approaching final 5f, went 4th over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Arctic Admiral (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sam Spade (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leading pair 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Emulating (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tagalaka (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, not clear run when headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Bertie Moon (9-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Carrera 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 10, 6l behind Bright Glow (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
The Scuttler (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 6l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Al Emirati (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened, last of 7, 4l behind Grilletto (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Multitask 50-1 (9-2) Went left start, soon pressing leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind Freddy With A Y (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 8-15fav (9-3) Always prominent, led over 4f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Mandy The Nag (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.