Paul & Lesley Stevens Silver Wedding Anniversary Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 2, 6 runners)
- Winner £12,291 2nd £3,658 3rd £1,828 4th £914
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 34.00s
- Off time: 17:35:24
|2nd||2 Urban Dance||1¾||2/1f|
Royal Skies (IRE) 11
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||William Buick||99||15/2|
Urban Dance (IRE) 56
|3||132 9-6||C Appleby||M Barzalona||98||2/1f|
Van Percy 35
|3||121 8-9 h||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy (5)||87||11/4|
|3||119 8-7 p||D R C Elsworth||L P Keniry||85||10/1|
Amralah (IRE) 15
|3||119 8-7||M R Channon||S De Sousa||85||10/3|
Marju's Quest (IRE) 39
|3||114 8-2||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||80||9/1|
||3||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||92||NR|
||3||810||E A L Dunlop||R L Moore||88||NR|
||3||8-7||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||14/1|
Another wide-open teaser to end proceedings with the weights headed by Royal Skies, who has had a busy campaign and has been found wanting in this grade in the past. Marju's Quest will have to improve again if he's to complete his four-timer while Plutocracy's winning run came to an end at Bath earlier this month and he has another 2lb to carry here. Urban Dance steps to 1m4f after two wins here over 1m2f but is improving and should give a good account while the filly Bantam was far from disgraced at Salisbury last time, though is another still climbing the weights. VAN PERCY didn't quite get home in the Melrose at York but travelled strongly for a long way and dropping back in trip must be in his favour. His apprentice rider's claim may just tip things his way this afternoon with Amralah preferred to Emerging of the remainder.
Plutocracy (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden and veered right 2f out, driven to challenge and hung left 1f out, not go by, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Evangelist (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bantam (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven and effort over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Miss Dashwood (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Amralah (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, not pace of easy winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Zain Eagle (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gs.
Urban Dance (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Steadied start held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug beating Velox (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Van Percy 7-1 (8-2) In touch on outside of main group, came towards stands side rail and headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dark Crusader (8-13) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Royal Skies (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Battalion (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Last to break, held up in last, headway on outside going well over 3f out, led over 2f out, eased towards finish, won at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Mizyen (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Emerging 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 19l behind Glenard (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.