Speedy Services Long Servers Handicap 1m 3f 200y
- (3yo+, 1m 3f 200y, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 37.18s
- Off time: 14:31:31
|1st||5 De Rigueur||4/1f|
|2nd||4 Luctor Emergo||4||9/2|
Royal Trooper (IRE) 32
|6||140 10-0||J G Given||F Tylicki||70||8/1|
|6||139 9-13 p||B Rothwell||Amy Ryan||69||12/1|
Eye Of The Tiger (GER) 42
|7||137 9-11||B Curley||J Quinn||67||20/1|
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 5
|3||129 9-3 v||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||67||9/2|
De Rigueur 28
|4||129 9-3 t1||M Botti||Andrea Atzeni||59||4/1f|
|6||128 9-2||M Brittain||Robert Dodsworth (7)||58||16/1|
Authora (IRE) 39
|3||125 8-13 h||P W Chapple-Hyam||P Mulrennan||63||8/1|
Damascus Symphony 87
|4||124 8-12||J D Bethell||A Elliott||54||25/1|
Darling Lexi (IRE) 9
|3||124 8-12||R A Fahey||Barry McHugh||62||10/1|
|3||124 8-12 t||S Durack||Dane O'Neill||62||5/1|
Hyde Lea Flyer 38
|7||121 8-9||B Leavy||R Kennemore||50||33/1|
Kozmina Bay 15
|3||117 8-5||J G Portman||J P Fahy||55||20/1|
Joyful Motive 42
|3||113 8-1||T P Tate||F Norton||50||50/1|
A multiple winner in Belgium and Germany, De Rigueur was a losing favourite on his first start for Marco Botti at Wolverhampton. Better is expected back on this surface but another chance goes to LUCTOR EMERGO. He was expected to come out best in heavy ground at Hamilton last Sunday but though producing a strong finish, it was too late to catch the winner. Today's extra furlong will suit and he can make amends. Tobrata has gone very close on a couple of occasions under today's apprentice but remains winless on his 30th start and Authora, a close-up third at Thirsk last time, makes more appeal. Warwick winner Hyde Lea Flyer remains well handicapped on his past form and looks best of the rest.
De Rigueur 11-10fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 9l behind Den Maschine (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 85-40fav (9-4) Close up, tracked winner over 4f out, switched left and carried head awkwardly over 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Red Tyke (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Tinseltown 11-4fav (10-8) Led, headed briefly over 6f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 7, 5l behind Pertuis (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Darling Lexi (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon pushed along, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 7l behind Joyful Spirit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Eightfold 8-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headay when not clear run over 2f out, not clear run well over 1f out, soon switched left and headway, running on when switched right and left inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Switched Off (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Raced wide early, soon tracked leader, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon no chance with leading pair, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 12l behind Bollin Felix (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Authora (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up towards rear, wide on 1st turn, pushed along and struggling over 4f out, rallied under pressure on inside to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Hyde Lea Flyer 16-1 (8-12) Made all, set steady pace, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Goldenveil (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tobrata 13-2 (8-6) Towards rear, struggling 4f out, ridden 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Bollin Felix (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Kozmina Bay 25-1 (8-9) Broke well, soon mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 4f out, last of 12, 39l behind Presto Volante (9-8) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Joyful Motive 16-1 (8-10) Went right start, tracked leaders, lost place and ridden 10f out, responded to urgings and went prominent over 6f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 22l behind Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Damascus Symphony 13-2 (8-10) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, went 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Alsahil (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Eye Of The Tiger (GER) 50-1 (9-1) Led until 6f out, chased leader until over 5f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and virtually pulled up final 2f, last of 15, well behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.