Betfred 'the Bonus King' Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.91s
- Off time: 14:00:44
|1st||4 Polar Venture||3/10f|
|2nd||9 Summer Sun||1¼||7/1|
|3rd||1 Christopher Chua||s.h||8/1|
Christopher Chua (IRE) 126
|3||129 9-3||S Dow||S Sanders||57||8/1|
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 202
|3||129 9-3||D M Loughnane||G Lee||42||33/1|
King's Future 69
|3||129 9-3||L Carter||William Carson||55||12/1|
Polar Venture 19
|3||129 9-3||W J Haggas||Adam Beschizza||3/10f|
|3||124 8-12||J T Stimpson||S W Kelly||25/1|
Guilietta Girl (IRE) 49
|3||124 8-12 h||P D Evans||Kirsty Milczarek||40/1|
La Passionata 57
|3||124 8-12||J Gask||Martin Harley||41||66/1|
Outside Art 9
|3||124 8-12||P Fitzsimons||Michael J M Murphy (5)||8/1|
Summer Sun 7
|3||124 8-12||P S McEntee||L Morris||53||7/1|
POLAR VENTURE was sent off favourite for his racecourse debut at Wolverhampton. He found a couple too good on that occasion but normal progress should see him off the mark in a poor maiden. Summer Sun, King's Future and Christopher Chua have all been placed on the Polytrack but look pretty exposed now and the lightly-raced pair Flumps and Outside Art could prove bigger threats. The remainder have shown little so far and make no appeal.
Polar Venture 2-1fav (9-3) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, edged left and pressed for 2nd from over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Generalyse (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Summer Sun 7-2 (8-12) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Place That Face (8-12) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, not clear run and suffled back halfway, last pair 2f out, ridden and rallied inside final furlong, keeping on same pace when not much room towards finish, 7th of 9, 4l behind Hannibal Hayes (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Outside Art 66-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Willow Beck (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
King's Future 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear on outside, well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 15l behind Alnoomaas (9-9) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Guilietta Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led early, headed before halfway, soon weakened, last of 11, 31l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks in Oct.
Flumps 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, never able to get on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind Living Leader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
La Passionata 100-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, soon headed and weakened, last of 9, 15l behind Ebble (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Raced alone towards far side 2f, joined stand side and raced in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 13, well behind Dream Walker (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.