Beverley Middle Distance Series Handicap 1m 4f 16y
- (3yo+, 1m 4f 16y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 38.06s
- Off time: 17:12:01
|1st||4 Special Fighter||5/4f|
|2nd||3 Mariners Moon||7||3/1|
Royal Marskell 12
|5||140 10-0||A Hutchinson||J P Sullivan||73||6/1|
|6||136 9-10||P Holmes||Jack Garritty (5)||69||8/1|
Mariners Moon (IRE) 14
|3||127 9-1||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||72||3/1|
Special Fighter (IRE) 19
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||F Norton||72||5/4f|
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 2
|3||120 8-8 h||Mrs A Duffield||P McDonald||65||5/1|
Saythatagain (IRE) 22
|3||116 8-4||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||61||20/1|
||6||10-0||P A Kirby||M O'connell||1/1|
ROYAL MARKSELL has got his act together this year winning three times including his latest outing at Leicester. With doubts surrounding today's opposition, he looks the safest bet. Special Fighter passed the post first over today's trip at Brighton but was disqualified for interference. He was well beaten at Epsom last time while Mariners Moon failed to convince when attempting today's longer trip for the first time beaten seven lengths at Thirsk. The rest are harder to fancy though In Vino Veritas hails from an in-form yard.
Special Fighter (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mariners Moon (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In rear and tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 3, 7l behind Penhill (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Royal Marskell 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, closed 4f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Saint Thomas (8-12) by hd, 6 ran.
Mojolika 12-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced and ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, last of 6, 14l behind Linguine (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Saythatagain (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 16l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind El Bravo (9-10) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.