32Red Thunderstruck II Slot Handicap 1m 1f 103y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 103y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 1.80s
- Off time: 19:35:49
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||J Fanning||82||7/4f|
Captain Myles (IRE) 14
|3||131 9-5 vt||T J Pitt||Andrea Atzeni||80||8/1|
Chinotto (IRE) 9
|3||129 9-3||A M Balding||David Probert||78||2/1|
Boogangoo (IRE) 22
|3||124 8-12||Grace Harris||Oisin Murphy (3)||73||10/1|
Officer Drivel (IRE) 9
|3||120 8-8||L A Dace||Kieran Shoemark (7)||69||4/1|
Mark Johnston's three-year-olds have a strike rate of 40 percent at this track in 2014 but Swivel failed to pick up as expected when third at Kempton last week, his fifth start of the year, and runner-up CHINOTTO can confirm superiority. Andrew Balding's colt gave the impression this longer trip would suit and the form looks stronger than Boogangoo's recent wins in plating company. Officer Drivel was only beaten a head in a lower grade contest last time and is preferred to Captain Myles of the others.
Swivel 11-4 (9-2) Soon led, headed over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Basil Berry (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (3) pol.
Chinotto (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led early, chased leader, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Basil Berry (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (3) pol.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly away, keen in touch in rear, ran on to have every chance towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Captain Mo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Captain Myles (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 6, 7l behind Alumina (8-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Boogangoo (IRE) 8-11fav (8-8) Made all, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (5) pol beating Jazzy Lady (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.