Newmarket Challenge Whip (Handicap) 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 4.29s
- Off time: 17:11:04
|2nd||6 Exning Halt||nk||10/3|
|3rd||9 Flash Crash||nk||40/1|
Hayaku (USA) 37
|4||130 9-4 bt||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||78||16/1|
Odin (IRE) 43
|4||130 9-4||D R C Elsworth||R Hughes||78||11/4f|
The Tiger 39
|4||129 9-3||E A L Dunlop||L Dettori||77||10/3|
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 93
|8||128 9-2||M H Tompkins||D Holland||76||22/1|
Incendiary (IRE) 9
|3||123 8-11||H Palmer||Michael Hills||77||8/1|
Exning Halt 32
|3||120 8-8||J R Fanshawe||M Barzalona||74||10/3|
Villa Royale 17
|3||119 8-7||H J L Dunlop||James Doyle (ex3)||73||6/1|
Flash Crash 171
|3||110 7-12||R M H Cowell||S De Sousa (ex1)||64||40/1|
Golden Jubilee (USA) 12
|3||110 7-12 p1||R Hannon||K T O'Neill||63||28/1|
||3||84||B J Meehan||Martin Lane||70||NR|
||3||8-12||B J Meehan||L Dettori||11/4|
Hayaku and C&D second Odin could both play a part here and Frankie rides the lightly-raced The Tiger for Ed Dunlop but it's probably best to concentrate on the three-year-olds. EXNING HALT looked to have made a decisive move when quickening to the front at Ripon last time but was overhauled by Narcissist inside the final furlong and had to settle for second. Though 4lb higher here, a first win can't be that far away and he gets the vote ahead of Yarmouth fourth Incendiary. Junior Diary represents last year's winning stable and didn't fare badly when fifth at Bath after getting off the mark at Wolverhampton and Villa Royale won over 1m4f at Leicester earlier this month, though has proved a little erratic this year.
Junior Diary (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Sunday Bess (9-11) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Odin (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Prominent in main group, ridden to chase clear winner 2f out, no chance, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Sequence (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Exning Halt 3-1fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Narcissist (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Flash Crash 20-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 43l behind Miss Cato (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
The Tiger 9-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hampered by weakening horse over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 9l behind Star Links (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Incendiary (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, bumped well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 11l behind King's Masque (9-5) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Hayaku (USA) 14-1 (9-10) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 39l behind Gallipot (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Villa Royale 20-1 (9-1) In touch on outer, pushed along and lost place 5f out, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Scarlet Belle (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 17, 24l behind Lexi's Boy (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.