Ladbrokes Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 23.70s
- Off time: 16:10:17
|1st||6 Living The Life||3/1|
|2nd||7 Welsh Sunrise||nse||7/2|
|4||133 9-7||A Bailey||R Winston||85||7/1|
Subtle Knife 209
|5||132 9-6||G C Bravery||Liam Jones||84||16/1|
Spin Artist (USA) 140
|4||131 9-5||M Johnston||A Kirby||83||9/4f|
Jay Bee Blue 9
|5||128 9-2 bt||S Curran||T P Queally||80||5/1|
Living The Life (IRE) 7
|4||124 8-12 v||P S McEntee||P Aspell||76||3/1|
Welsh Sunrise 25
|4||122 8-10||S C Williams||R Kingscote||74||7/2|
Decent Fella (IRE) 16
|8||120 8-8 t||Miss A Stokell||William Carson||72||33/1|
||7||P S McEntee||Donna Caldwell||78||NR|
Al's Memory (IRE)
||4||9-4||P D Evans||A Kirby||7/2|
Welsh Sunrise is upped in class off a higher mark on the back of a double at Kempton. Baddilini has a shout on his best form but hasn't raced since September and Spin Artist lost his way after winning a handicap at Hamilton in August. Both of Toymaker's wins came over longer trips at Wolverhampton and he's 6lb higher than his latest victory, so another chance goes to LIVING THE LIFE. Phil McEntee's filly was caught in the closing stages over track and trip a week ago and can go one better racing off the same mark today.
Toymaker 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Fashion Line (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Living The Life (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, 6 lengths clear entering final 2f, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Forceful Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Welsh Sunrise 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders going well, closed to press leader over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ridden out close home, won at Kempton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Harvest Mist (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Spin Artist (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 17th of 19, 18l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Jay Bee Blue 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Trojan Rocket (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Subtle Knife 16-1 (9-0) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 13l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Baddilini 9-2 (9-4) Led on rail, ridden and narrowly headed 1f out, chased leader until winner quickened past inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 2nd, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Rocksilla (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Decent Fella (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 6l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.