Boogie In The Morning Handicap (Qualifier For The 15000 Betfair Scottish Stayers' Series Final) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 39.58s
- Off time: 16:55:17
|1st||2 Dr Irv||10/11f|
|2nd||4 Jeu De Roseau||2½||8/1|
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 14
|7||133 9-7||A Crook||L Mcniff (5)||65||10/1|
Dr Irv 14
|4||131 9-5||P A Kirby||Declan Cannon (3)||63||10/11f|
Bandanaman (IRE) 32
|7||128 9-2||G A Swinbank||R Winston||60||12/1|
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 20
|9||126 9-0||C Grant||P McDonald||58||8/1|
Geanie Mac (IRE) 9
|4||118 8-6 b||Miss L A Perratt||R Ffrench||50||4/1|
Grandad Bill (IRE) 35
|10||116 8-4||J S Goldie||A Elliott (ex1)||48||25/1|
Hi Dancer 27
|10||114 8-2||B Haslam||J P Sullivan||45||17/2|
||12||82 bt||A Berry||Jordan Hibberd||45||NR|
||6||8-13||C W Fairhurst||D Fentiman||10/3|
DR IRV never threatened in a couple of recent starts over shorter trips but had Sohcahtoa well behind when a close-up third at Ripon over today's distance last month. A similar effort should be enough to land this poor handicap given the lack of serious competition. Geanie Mac managed to at least make the frame at Hamilton last time which is more than can be said for any of the remainder who all arrive in dire form and are easily overlooked.
Rare Coincidence 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 11f out, ridden and lost place 5f out, 11th of 12, 43l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Dr Irv 9-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held when lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Looks Like Rain (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 3f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 16l behind Miss Macnamara (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Behind, outpaced 3f out, ridden and stayed on final 2f, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 9l behind Grand Diamond (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bandanaman (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, struggling 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 19l behind Amir Pasha (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Schmooze (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Hi Dancer 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced when not much room over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 19l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Grandad Bill (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never a factor, last of 8, 25l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.