Graham Rock Memorial Handicap 1m 2f 6y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £7,116 2nd £2,118 3rd £1,058 4th £529
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.96s
- Off time: 15:30:47
|1st||8 Dance King||11/1|
|2nd||2 Sky Khan||1½||11/2|
Croquembouche (IRE) 17
|5||138 9-12||E De Giles||Megan Carberry (7)||80||8/1|
Sky Khan 29
|5||137 9-11||J S Wainwright||I J Brennan||79||11/2|
|5||137 9-11||D H Brown||R Winston||79||20/1|
|7||135 9-9||P A Kirby||P Makin||77||12/1|
Honoured (IRE) 100
|7||135 9-9 t||M Appleby||A Mullen||77||22/1|
Shouranour (IRE) 8
|4||135 9-9 p||D O'Meara||S De Sousa||77||9/2f|
Spanish Plume 15
|6||134 9-8||A Hollinshead||Kevin Stott (5)||76||15/2|
Dance King 16
|4||133 9-7||T D Easterby||D Allan||75||11/1|
|4||133 9-7 p1||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||75||9/1|
Le Deluge (FR) (ex6) 7
|4||133 9-7||Miss A Stokell||C R King (3)||69||25/1|
|4||131 9-5 p||Jedd O'Keeffe||R Kennemore||73||50/1|
Good Speech (IRE) 29
|4||128 9-2||T P Tate||A Elliott||70||16/1|
Wahgah (USA) 33
|3||128 9-2 h||Saeed bin Suroor||P Hanagan||80||5/1|
Arc Light (IRE)
||5||9-4||T D Easterby||D Allan||4/1|
It's interesting to see Godolphin running a three-year-old but Wahgah looked as though she needed further than this when staying on at Newbury. Spanish Plume arrives in top form and a 4lb rise for a comfortable victory at Chester shouldn't prevent another big run. Le Deluge gained his first success on turf in a Redcar claimer for which he has to carry a penalty but ELTHEEB, though without a win for two years, looked on the way back with a fine run at Carlisle and is handed the vote. Shouranour is still a maiden but was staying on strongly over a mile at Ripon and is entitled to respect.
Dance King 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged right well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Hassle (9-9) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Sky Khan 15-2 (9-0) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 9, 7l behind San Cassiano (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Croquembouche (IRE) 7-4 (9-12) Tracked leader, led briefly 6f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 4, 2 1/4l behind Dandy (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Eltheeb 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, chasing leaders when pushed right and went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Noble Alan (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Correggio 9-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, led and set steady pace, headed 3f out, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, chased leaders, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial The Hero (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Honoured (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Good Speech (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, came towards centre over 4f out, lost place from 3f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Guising 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 24l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Shouranour (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Le Deluge (FR) 8-1 (9-0) Made all, soon clear, riden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f claim (6) gd beating Mixed Message (9-4) by 6l, 9 ran.
Spanish Plume 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Al Mukhdam (9-3) by 2l, 8 ran.
Aneedh 25-1 (9-5) 'held up mid-division, lost place and towards rear over 4f out, 14th of 16, 15l behind Saved By The Bell (10-1) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Wahgah (USA) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on and just held on for 3rd place, 3rd of 8, 5l behind My Spirit (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.