Daily Unibet Early Prices From 9am Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 3.22s
- Off time: 15:30:20
|3||133 9-7||C Appleby||William Buick||89||4/1|
Torchlighter (IRE) 15
|3||130 9-4||M Johnston||J Fanning||86||11/4|
Yenhaab (IRE) 22
|3||129 9-3||W J Haggas||R L Moore||85||7/4f|
Cay Dancer 16
|3||128 9-2||Richard Hannon||Cam Hardie (7)||84||6/1|
Tall Ship (IRE) 89
|3||118 8-6||Sir Michael Stoute||J Quinn||74||8/1|
||3||813||J H M Gosden||William Buick||81||NR|
Flying Officer (USA)
||3||9-7||J H M Gosden||J Fortune||11/4|
None of these can be easily dismissed but Torchlighter is unreliable and Tall Ship steps up in trip for his handicap debut. Grandest sports the same colours as the latter and went close over 1m2f at Newmarket. She's preferred over today's distance to Sandown winner Cay Dancer while Anglophile has been raised 9lb for his recent win in soft ground at Leicester. YENHAAB ran well in a higher grade contest at Epsom last time and he gets a tentative vote to come out best with further progress expected.
Grandest 12-1 (9-4) Led, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Lungarno Palace (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Torchlighter (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, ran on final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 13, hd behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Yenhaab (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 2f out, edging left and one pace when slightly hampered well over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 135 yards, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Cay Dancer 10-1 (8-12) Held up in 6th, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out to challenge final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Lady Tiana (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Anglophile 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, eased towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Champagne Rules (9-3) by 5l, 6 ran.
Tall Ship (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Bustopher (10-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.