coral.co.uk Handicap 1m 3f 135y
- (4yo+, 1m 3f 135y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
Alex Hammond's Tip Of The Day (Cousin Khee- 19.40 W) To Win By 1 Lengths Up To and Including 2 Lengths 10/1
- Winning time: 2m 28.05s
- Off time: 19:42:03
|2nd||14 Focail Maith||½||16/1|
|3rd||2 Sula Two||1||25/1|
Cousin Khee 75
|6||133 9-7||H Morrison||G Baker||79||3/1f|
Sula Two 211
|6||133 9-7||R J Hodges||Philip Prince (5)||79||25/1|
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 17
|8||132 9-6||C R Egerton||R Hughes||78||12/1|
Perfect Delight 130
|4||132 9-6||C G Cox||Ryan Tate (5)||79||11/1|
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 27
|4||130 9-4||J R Boyle||Matthew Davies||77||8/1|
Jacobs Son 13
|5||130 9-4||R Mills||J Fortune||76||25/1|
|4||130 9-4||J A Osborne||D Sweeney||77||28/1|
Refractor (IRE) 18
|5||129 9-3||M L W Bell||William Buick||75||12/1|
Attwaal (IRE) 14
|4||128 9-2||N B King||S Sanders||75||4/1|
Brown Pete (IRE) 24
|5||125 8-13||Violet Jordan||Catherine Gannon||71||33/1|
Choral Festival 14
|7||125 8-13||J J Bridger||William Twiston-Davies (5)||71||7/1|
Star Date (IRE) 143
|4||124 8-12||M J Attwater||David Probert||71||20/1|
Focail Maith 7
|5||124 8-12||J Ryan||K Fallon||70||16/1|
||5||94 h||H J L Dunlop||L Morris||76||NR|
A number of these have been in excellent form on the all-weather and Attwaal has already won over track and trip this month. Choral Festival rarely runs a bad race here while Brown Pete has been placed on his last two starts at Yarmouth and Leicester. Paloma's Prince and Saint Helena are closely matched on Kempton running and have to go on the short-list as the form of that race has already been franked and Dr Livingstone won a couple of jumpers' bumpers on the Polytrack and January and was only beaten a neck at Wolverhampton back on the Flat. COUSIN KHEE only won a maiden at Wolverhampton in February but did so in decisive fashion and the switch back to Turf won't be a problem as he's already won a bumper and novice hurdles. Hughie Morrison should have some fun with the six-year-old this summer and he can defy top weight in this with the consistent Jacobs Son possibly best of the rest.
Saint Helena (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Paloma's Prince (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Attwaal (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, good headway to chase leaders over 3f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, led well over 1f out and went to rail, clear final furlong, ridden out, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Achalas (9-1) by 2l, 14 ran.
Focail Maith 25-1 (8-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 9, 4l behind Guising (8-13) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sula Two 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 15, 17l behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Cousin Khee 5-4fav (9-9) Raced wide, held up in close 5th, went 4th 9f out, went 2nd 2f out, led going well and and edged left over 1f out, shaken up and came clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Fulgora (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Made all, hard driven when strongly challenged over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Icebuster (9-1) by hd, 7 ran.
Perfect Delight 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led early, tracked leader until halfway, chased leaders until slightly hampered and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Honour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Brown Pete (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on towards finish, never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 4l behind West End Lad (8-13) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Choral Festival 8-1 (8-13) Held up rear of mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Significant Move (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Star Date (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened approaching 1f out, last of 14, 14l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 1f out, kept on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Honest Deal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Jacobs Son 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven and rallied to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Noguchi (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Refractor (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 2f, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 13l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Sondeduro 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until 7f out, close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Tadabeer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.