Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com/anywhere Handicap 6f

  • (3yo, 6f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good to Firm, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 14.21s
  • Off time: 15:41:29
Full result
Result 15:40 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Fyrecracker 7/1
2nd 11 Smart Salute 25/1
3rd 10 Newton's Law ¾ 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 5151
Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Polybius (ex6) 6
  • T:D R Lanigan
  • J:T E Durcan
  • Form: 5151
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
3 139 9-13 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 83 5/4f
2 (11) 560364
Emerald green, black hoop, white and black check sleeves, black and white check cap Meritocracy (IRE) 27
  • T:P F I Cole
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 560364
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 P F I Cole Cam Hardie (5) 82 10/1
3 (1) 09-1347
Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strategic Force (IRE) 34
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 09-1347
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 81 16/1
4 (4) 415354
Light blue, black hoop, light blue sleeves, black stars, black cap, light blue star Royal Warrior 15
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 415354
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 A J Mccabe Martin Harley 80 33/1
5 (5) 3-98155
White, Pink epaulets Baby Bush (IRE) 8
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 3-98155
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 Richard Hannon R Hughes 80 16/1
6 (7) 137-933
White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Dutch Interior 18
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 137-933
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 G L Moore R L Moore 78 5/1
8 (6) 815-85
Dark Blue, Yellow star, Striped sleeves and cap Autumns Blush (IRE) 11
  • T:J Noseda
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 815-85
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 J Noseda K Fallon 75 20/1
9 (8) 0-21
Purple, yellow epaulets and armlets Fyrecracker (IRE) 26
  • T:M P Tregoning
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 0-21
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 M P Tregoning William Buick 75 7/1
10 (10) 0-22323
Dark Blue, Grey hoops Newton's Law 19
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 0-22323
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11t
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 t B J Meehan Martin Lane 73 8/1
11 (9) 50-6602
White, dark green and white hooped sleeves Smart Salute 15
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 50-6602
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11b1
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 b1 Ed Walker L Morris 73 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (3) 321217
Groundworker (IRE) 11
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:S Kirk
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 321217
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 91 S Kirk P J Dobbs 77 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 2 Red Refraction (IRE)
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R L Moore
3 9-1 Richard Hannon R L Moore 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

David Lanigan is likely to be rather disconcerted to see POLYBIUS heading the weights after only four career runs, two of which have seen him prevail at Windsor. But his latest victory was achieved in the most emphatic manner suggesting that the son of Oasis Dream could be one with a promising future. He couldn't have been more stylish and is taken to defy his penalty. Fyrecracker only landed an egg and spoon maiden last time and looks on a fair mark for his handicap bow for in-form Marcus Tregoning with Buick an excellent booking. Autumns Blush looked quite promising as a juvenile but, in line with his stable, is struggling for form this term. Groundworker and Dutch Interior are each-way prospects.

Formwatch

Groundworker (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 9, 6l behind Royal Brave (8-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Fyrecracker (IRE) Evens0fav (9-5) Made all, pushed readily clear over 1f out, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f 3yo mdn (5) fm beating Go Charlie (9-5) by 6l, 3 ran.

Smart Salute 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on into 2nd final stride, 2nd of 8, nk behind Vallarta (9-12) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Newton's Law 7-4fav (9-3) Fly leapt start, in rear, soon in touch in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Handwoven (8-12) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Autumns Blush (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 5l behind Royal Brave (8-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Polybius 3-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, good progress on outside over 2f out, chase leaders 2f out, pushed into lead over 1f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating La Tinta Bay (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Royal Warrior 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Jolly Red Jeanz (8-3) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Meritocracy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Molesne Chop (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 6f 3yo clm gd in Jun.

Strategic Force (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Nova Champ (8-13) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Dutch Interior 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort entering final 2f, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Role Player (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Baby Bush (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Athenian (9-9) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf.