Moor Top Farm Shop Hemsworth Handicap 1m 4f 8y
- (3yo+, 1m 4f 8y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 41.28s
- Off time: 14:55:25
|1st||2 El Bravo||7/1|
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 27
|5||140 10-0||E De Giles||Megan Carberry (7)||70||3/1f|
El Bravo 27
|8||139 9-13||S A Harris||Neil Farley (3)||69||7/1|
Merchant Of Medici 11
|7||135 9-9 p||Micky Hammond||Kevin Stott (5)||65||9/1|
Qibtee (FR) 7
|4||127 9-1 h||J L Eyre||D Allan||57||7/1|
Flying Cape (IRE) 11
|3||126 9-0 p1||A Hollinshead||R Ffrench||68||7/2|
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 9
|3||123 8-11 h||Mrs A Duffield||P McDonald||65||5/1|
Amazing Blue Sky 12
|8||123 8-11||Mrs R Carr||P Hanagan||53||6/1|
||3||8-3||A J McCabe||M Dwyer||28/1|
Men Don't Cry has only stepped out of Class 6 handicaps once before and struggled. He's won a couple of minor events recently but the assessor could have got to grips with him even though Megan Carberry has been booked to use her claim. El Bravo had to dig deep to land a lady amateurs' race here last month and a 3lb rise may prove just too much but Merchant Of Medici is generally thereabouts at this sort of level and Kevin Stott's claim is a bonus. The ex-French Flying Cape has yet to win a race but went close at Catterick and this doesn't look much tougher. AMAZING BLUE SKY has won 10 races in a long career and with Paul Hanagan booked and fast ground a must he's taken to gain victory number eleven for the in-form Ruth Carr.
El Bravo 9-2 (9-12) Chased clear leader, closed over 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on gamely and in command final 100 yards, won at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Flag Of Glory (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Qibtee (FR) 8-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Diletta Tommasa (9-7) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Flying Cape (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort to chase winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Indira (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 6-5fav (9-12) Held up in touch, in rear, headway and switched right 3f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out (hand time), won at Ffos Las 1m 4f app hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Kelpie Blitz (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Amazing Blue Sky 7-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 6l behind Valantino Oyster (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place 7f out, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Mister Uno (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Merchant Of Medici 11-2 (10-13) Close up, wide into straight over 2f out, kept on to chase easy winner entering final furlong, no threat, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Hyperlink (11-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.