Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.75s
- Off time: 15:49:51
|1st||6 Red Baron||10/3j|
|2nd||8 Chosen One||2¼||12/1|
Rothesay Chancer 6
|5||138 9-12||J S Goldie||G Lee||79||10/3j|
The Nifty Fox 13
|9||137 9-11 p||T D Easterby||J P Sullivan||78||8/1|
|9||135 9-9 v||P T Midgley||M Fenton||76||7/1|
Crimson Knot (IRE) 6
|5||131 9-5||A Berry||T Eaves||72||7/2|
Red Baron (IRE) 14
|4||128 9-2||E J Alston||Neil Farley (3)||69||10/3j|
Opt Out 6
|3||126 9-0||A C Whillans||J Fanning||73||9/1|
Chosen One (IRE) 15
|8||123 8-11||Mrs R Carr||P McDonald||64||12/1|
Pavers Star 35
|4||119 8-7 h||N Wilson||A Elliott||58||20/1|
||6||911 b1||T J Etherington||R Winston||78||NR|
The Nifty Fox
||8||9-2||T D Easterby||James P Sullivan||5/1|
Plenty of these are regular visitors including The Nifty Fox, who scored over track and trip last time but had finished behind RED BARON at this track only a day earlier. The latter is taken to confirm running and go in again ahead of recent Pontefract winner Haajes, who was due to run in a seller at Hamilton last night. Recent course and distance winner Pavers Star appears to have a bit to prove in this grade while Crimson Knot has plenty to find with The Nifty Fox on earlier running here. But Rothesay Dancer scored in similar company at this track at the start of the month and has been competing in better company since.
Burning Thread (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced in last pair, never on terms, tailed off, last of 6, 34l behind Forest Edge (8-12) at Bath 6f stks 0-90 (3) fm.
Red Baron (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Always prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Imperial Legend (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Chosen One (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Raced far side tracked leader, led this group halfway until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Rusty Rocket (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Haajes 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Bronze Beau (9-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon switched left to challenge, ran on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Jedward (9-6) by hd, 11 ran.
Opt Out 22-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 14l behind Sand Boy (9-1) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Pavers Star 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Here Now And Why (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Rothesay Chancer 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 9l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.