Unibet- By Players For Players Handicap 5f 10y
- (3yo, 5f 10y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 58.87s
- Off time: 14:30:29
Innocently (IRE) 10
|3||133 9-7||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||75||2/1|
Groundworker (IRE) 9
|3||133 9-7||S Kirk||R L Moore||75||10/11f|
Gulland Rock 19
|3||125 8-13||W R Muir||Dane O'Neill||67||9/2|
Va Benny 10
|3||114 8-2 v||J R Jenkins||Cam Hardie (7)||55||20/1|
||3||96||P W Chapple-Hyam||William Buick||74||NR|
||3||8-3||S C Williams||C Catlin||8/1|
GROUNDWORKER found one too good at Newmarket last week but had beaten the re-opposing Gulland Rock at Goodwood before that. Sylvester Kirk's colt gets the nod with winning partner Ryan Moore back in the saddle. Innocently posted his best effort since scoring at York last year when fourth at Ripon while the headstrong Al Senad drops down to 5f for the first time for his handicap debut. Va Benny looks up against it on his modest form to date.
Al Senad 10-3 (9-5) Keen held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Groundworker (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind War Spirit (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gulland Rock 11-8fav (9-4) Led, headed over 3f out, tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Mr Dandy Man (9-5) at Salisbury 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Innocently (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Adam's Ale (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Va Benny 20-1 (9-0) Prominent until weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind The Dukkerer (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.