GMB - Britain's General Union Handicap (Div 1) 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 16.15s
- Off time: 17:21:58
|1st||5 Duke Of Aricabeau||5/2|
|2nd||1 Picture Dealer||nse||15/8f|
|3rd||9 Sir Windsorlot||1||8/1|
Picture Dealer 17
|3||133 9-7||G L Moore||T P Queally||70||15/8f|
Compton Prince 59
|3||132 9-6||C G Cox||A Kirby||69||13/2|
Duke Of Aricabeau (IRE) 12
|3||128 9-2||Mrs K Burke||R Winston||65||5/2|
New Decade (ex6) 11
|3||128 9-2||J M Bradley||L Morris||59||7/1|
|3||125 8-13||B Smart||R Ffrench||62||11/1|
Ambitious Icarus 7
|3||123 8-11 e||R C Guest||R Fitzpatrick||60||16/1|
Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 31
|3||121 8-9 t1||J J Quinn||M O'connell||58||8/1|
Perfect Policy 41
|3||118 8-6 b1||R M Beckett||N Mackay||55||25/1|
Simpson Millar 256
|3||115 8-3||N Wilson||Kelly Harrison||52||100/1|
||3||95||A W Carroll||L P Keniry||68||NR|
||3||94||A J Mccabe||I Poullis||67||NR|
||3||9-7||T D Barron||J P Spencer||7/4|
Picture Dealer is coming along nicely but it was very soft ground when he won at Brighton. Compton Prince could be interesting in his first handicap but Reve Du Jour reserves his best for the Fibresand and New Decade has a penalty for his recent win at Warwick. DUKE OF ARICABEAU didn't do a lot wrong behind Mick Slates over an extra furlong here on his comeback and should strip fitter today. He can finally get off the mark as Redcar runner-up Ambitious Icarus is even more exposed and looks held by a couple of these on earlier form.
Tidal's Baby 28-1 (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, pushed along and no progress final 3f, 10th of 13, 19l behind Philipstown (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Reve du Jour (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Khubala (8-13) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Duke Of Aricabeau (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Picture Dealer 4-7fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, edged right 2f out, soon pressed leader, led just inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Brighton 6f mdn auc stks (5) sft beating Ta Ajabb (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 11l behind Dutch Rose (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
New Decade 10-3 (9-3) Led after 2f, made rest, ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Seventeen Seventy (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ambitious Icarus 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, driven and ran on to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Baltic Bomber (8-10) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Simpson Millar 100-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 18l behind Byronic Hero (8-10) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Perfect Policy 28-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 7th of 20, 9l behind Sir Pedro (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Compton Prince 10-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Irrational 18-1 (8-11) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Half A Billion (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.