Orleans Nursery 5f 6y
- (2yo, 5f 6y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Soft (Home Straight Soft in places, Sprint course Soft)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 5.60s
- Off time: 14:00:12
|1st||5 Majestic Hero||9/4f|
|2||130 9-4||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||81||3/1|
|2||129 9-3||R A Fahey||R L Moore||80||3/1|
|2||129 9-3||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||80||9/2|
Majestic Hero (IRE) 9
|2||128 9-2||R Harris||David Probert||79||9/4f|
|2||113 8-1||M L W Bell||Cam Hardie (5)||64||8/1|
||2||97||C G Cox||A Kirby||84||NR|
||2||9-13||C Appleby||M Barzalona||11/8|
The going is an unknown quantity for a few of these. Profitable, beaten off a lower mark at Haydock last time, Goldcrest, Dittander and Tarando are those who will have to prove they handle conditions but the ultra-consistent Perardua and MAJESTIC HERO should feel at home having both won on a soft surface. The latter led at this distance in a hot nursery at York nine days ago and might be worth another chance eased in grade.
Profitable (IRE) 15-8fav (8-0) Led, gradually crossed over to race against inside rail, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Squats (8-7) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Majestic Hero (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Felix Leiter (8-7) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Perardua 3-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Ripon 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Classic Flyer (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tarando 11-4 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind New Providence (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Goldcrest 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, pressed leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Osaila (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Dittander 5-2fav (9-2) In rear, not much room when headway on inner over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Bowson Fred (8-3) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.