Travis Perkins Your Local Builders Merchant Handicap 6f 192y
- (3yo+, 6f 192y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.97s
- Off time: 17:30:27
|1st||1 Al Khan||7/2|
|2nd||5 Whispered Times||1¼||9/2|
Al Khan (IRE) 9
|5||140 10-0 p||Ollie Pears||Jacob Butterfield (5)||75||7/2|
Hanalei Bay (IRE) 21
|4||136 9-10||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||71||11/2|
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 18
|6||133 9-7||P Holmes||Rachel Richardson (7)||68||6/1|
|5||129 9-3||B Smart||P Mulrennan||64||7/4f|
Whispered Times (USA) 12
|7||124 8-12 p||Miss Tracy Waggott||Connor Beasley (3)||59||9/2|
Baltic Prince (IRE) 31
|4||121 8-9||Paul Green||Raul Da Silva||55||20/1|
Dream Walker (FR)
||4||8-9||B Ellison||D Swift||6/4|
Hanalei Bay got up late to win over a mile at Ayr three weeks ago so the drop back in trip doesn't look the obvious move. Saying that, the drop back to 7f worked for Imperator Augustus at Catterick last time and he's upped 6lb for that success. Orwellian is another with a shout on his latest second at Musselburgh but a chance is taken that AL KHAN can return to his best. He won over 6f here last month but this extra furlong is no problem and Ollie Pears' charge scored off higher marks than this last year.
Al Khan (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) With leader, ridde over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Whispered Times (USA) 6-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong and every chance, one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Hanalei Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Order Of Service (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Orwellian 15-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Shamaheart (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Shillito (9-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 12l behind Rasselas (9-9) at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.