Casino At coral.co.uk Selling Stakes 1m 1f 103y
- (4yo+, 1m 1f 103y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 2.20s
- Off time: 15:30:14
|1st||4 Faithful Ruler||16/1|
|2nd||1 West End Lad||1||5/2|
West End Lad 12
|10||131 9-5 b||S R Bowring||A Kirby||65||5/2|
Temuco (IRE) 20
|4||130 9-4 v||P D Evans||Graham Gibbons||59||9/2|
Chosen Forever 12
|8||125 8-13||G R Oldroyd||T Eaves||64||6/1|
Faithful Ruler (USA) 8
|9||125 8-13 p||R Harris||G J Phillips (7)||67||16/1|
|5||120 8-8||Ian Williams||J P Spencer||75||6/4f|
Five Hearts 19
|5||120 8-8 b||M H Tompkins||Martin Lane||49||33/1|
||5||88||A Bailey||Natasha Eaton||58||NR|
This looks tricky as Asterism boasts the highest official mark and best form but hasn't raced since 2011 when winning at Kempton for Sir Henry Cecil. It doesn't bode well to see her competing at this level on her return and WEST END LAD is preferred. He won with plenty to spare over track and trip last time and can confirm running with Chosen Forever, despite the worse terms. Temuco beat lesser opposition in a seller at Lingfield recently but this is easier than Faithful Ruler's latest task behind Red Somerset and he can figure.
Maz 25-1 (9-1) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Berlusca (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, every chance 2f out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Red Somerset (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
West End Lad 4-1 (9-1) Ridden brielfy leaving stalls, made all, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol beating Yourinthewill (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Five Hearts 20-1 (9-2) Hampered start, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 12l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Asterism 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside halfway, chased leaders 5f out, pushed along and wide over 3f out, led on wide outside over 1f out, kept on and drew clear inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol in Sep '11 beating Sweet Lavender (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Chosen Forever 11-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased winner 8f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind West End Lad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Temuco (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Fairy Mist (8-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.