Red Alert Handicap 1m 4f 66y
- (3yo, 1m 4f 66y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 46.33s
- Off time: 16:55:29
|2nd||5 Dali's Lover||2½||3/1|
Interior Minister 17
|3||133 9-7||J Hughes||Martin Lane||83||5/1|
Muthmera (USA) 16
|3||129 9-3||R Varian||S M Levey||79||2/1f|
Street Artist (IRE) 24
|3||128 9-2||M Johnston||F Norton||78||3/1|
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 52
|3||123 8-11||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss||73||7/1|
Dali's Lover (IRE) 14
|3||122 8-10||C Hills||S J Drowne||72||3/1|
Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE)
||3||8-12||M R Channon||P Cosgrave||7/1|
Dali's Lover made a winning seasonal reappearance here and her yard enjoy a good strike rate at the track. She holds Gabrial The Master on their running that day but has been below par on two subsequent outings for Charles Hills. The Fahey charge hasn't been seen since and the market should provide guidance as to stable expectations. Street Artist has been runner-up on all three starts but his recent Fibresand effort behind Jimmy Sewell rates modest from and more is needed. Interior Minister is a consistent sort who must go well but we'll give another chance to MUTHMERA. Still a maiden, she sports a first-time hood and cheekpieces but will certainly appreciate this first attempt at a mile and a half and was only caught late on in a Newbury maiden last time.
Muthmera (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Led, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Rosaceous (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf.
Dali's Lover (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6f out until 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, driven and stayed on to 2nd again 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Knight's Parade (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Street Artist (IRE) 10-11fav (8-11) Driven forward, soon prominent, led over 6f out, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Jimmy Sewell (9-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 6th of 9, 5l behind Dali's Lover (8-8) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Interior Minister 12-1 (9-3) Made all, set steady pace, quickened 5f out, ridden and joined 1f out, looked pressed until found extra to assert final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Masquerading (9-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.