Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,159 2nd £2,144 3rd £1,072 4th £536 5th £268 6th £135
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.75s
- Off time: 20:20:56
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 14
|3||133 9-7||A Bailey||Robert Tart (3)||90||5/1|
Examiner (IRE) 18
|3||126 9-0||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||83||Evsf|
Jalingo (IRE) 18
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||J Fanning||77||2/1|
Truancy (IRE) 18
|3||114 8-2||K R Burke||Joey Haynes (5)||68||15/2|
||3||89 ht||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||78||NR|
||3||84||M R Hoad||Non Runner||73||NR|
EXAMINER has been raised 5lb for his latest win at Lingfield but has already proved superior to today's main rivals. He beat previous winner Jalingo last time and the latter had earlier got the better of subsequent winner War Of Art. Truancy also has over three lengths to find with the selection on recent running so the Willie Haggas-trained gelding looks likely to follow up. Both Sebs Sensei and Scruffy Tramp usually try their best but simply look to high in the handicap at present.
War Of Art (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Mbhali (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Sebs Sensei (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 4l behind Excellent Royale (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Examiner (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol beating Jalingo (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Truancy (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) In touch, outpaced halfway, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Examiner (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Jalingo (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Examiner (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, pushed along and oputpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Alutiq (8-11) at Kempton 6f cond stks (2) pol.