Wro West Kirby Handicap 7f 2y
- (3yo, 7f 2y, Class 2, 9 runners)
- Winner £12,602 2nd £3,772 3rd £1,886 4th £944 5th £470
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 29.09s
- Off time: 15:21:43
|2nd||9 Rene Mathis||¾||13/2|
|3rd||11 Queen Aggie||2¼||16/1|
Heavy Metal 14
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||F Norton||99||10/1|
|3||127 9-1||B J Meehan||Martin Lane||93||9/4f|
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||R Varian||C Catlin||92||14/1|
Lady Phill 14
|3||119 8-7||W G M Turner||Kieren Fox||85||14/1|
Lord Ashley (IRE) 16
|3||117 8-5||Tom Dascombe||Harry Bentley||83||9/2|
Rene Mathis (GER) 22
|3||116 8-4||R A Fahey||P Mathers||82||13/2|
Duke Cosimo 17
|3||115 8-3||Sir Michael Stoute||J Quinn||81||5/1|
Queen Aggie (IRE) 21
|3||115 8-3||P D Evans||L Morris (3)||81||16/1|
Penny Garcia 12
|3||115 8-3||T D Easterby||Amy Ryan||81||9/1|
||3||96||M R Channon||S Hitchcott||98||NR|
||3||89||D H Brown||Non Runner||87||NR|
||3||85||P F I Cole||L Morris||83||NR|
||3||9-7||M Johnston||J Fanning||7/1|
A really good race in which Correspondent drops to handicap company for the first time this season after being campaigned in Listed and Group company. He's yet to show any real sparkle but should be more at home at this level. But DUKE COSIMO looks on a very tempting mark for the Stoute yard, is progressive and looks sure to appreciate this first sortie over a seventh furlong. The problem is the outside draw but hopefully he can tuck in and weave his way through. Rene Mathis is developing into a promising handicapper and the Fahey charge is another likely to be suited by the extra yardage whilst Lord Ashley and Beach Club also merit respect in a competitive contest.
Ayaar (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 27, 6l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Beach Club 20-1 (9-7) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Equity Risk (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Correspondent 22-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders until over 4f out, in touch, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 6l behind Dundonnell (9-7) at Newmarket 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Rene Mathis (GER) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Line Of Reason (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Outpaced towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not pace to threaten, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Penny Garcia 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Elle Woods (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Lord Ashley (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Equity Risk (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 11l behind Secret Art (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Duke Cosimo 10-11fav (9-6) Tracked leading trio on inside, went 3rd inside final 3f, chased leader 2f out, challenged over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, comfortably, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Smokethatthunders (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lady Phill 33-1 (8-8) In rear, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Heavy Metal 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, outpaced and towards rear halfway, last of 19, 26l behind Body And Soul (8-11) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.