John Banks Legendary Bookmaker Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 110y, Class 6, 16 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 12.00s
- Off time: 15:45:54
|1st||12 Oscar Rock||7/2|
|2nd||7 Gone Too Far||1||11/4f|
|3rd||11 O'Faolains Boy||14||7/2|
Be Marvellous (IRE)
|4||154 11-0||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||8/1|
Digger's Mate 19
|4||154 11-0||R H Buckler||Aidan Coleman||50/1|
|4||154 11-0||A Middleton||R Thornton||33/1|
|4||154 11-0||C R Egerton||Jimmy McCarthy||14/1|
Finn's Reflection (IRE)
|4||154 11-0||B I Case||D A Jacob||50/1|
Folly Farm (IRE) 257
|4||154 11-0 p1||S C Burrough||Gerard Tumelty||100/1|
Gone Too Far
|4||154 11-0||A King||A P McCoy||11/4f|
Larks Wing (IRE) 205
|4||154 11-0||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Sam Twiston-Davies||14/1|
Mac's Grey (IRE) 453
|5||154 11-0 h||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||200/1|
|5||154 11-0||H E Haynes||Nico de Boinville (7)||66/1|
O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 239
|5||154 11-0||Miss R Curtis||Paul Moloney||7/2|
Oscar Rock (IRE) 30
|4||154 11-0||H Fry||N D Fehily||7/2|
Tracking Time 15
|5||154 11-0||Andrew Martin||Mr J Martin (7)||66/1|
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 19
|4||154 11-0||J G Portman||J McGrath (5)||66/1|
Westaway (IRE) 319
|5||154 11-0||D W P Arbuthnot||B J Geraghty||7/1|
Sweet Like You
|4||147 10-7||Miss J S Davis||P J Brennan||28/1|
||4||11-0||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5/2|
O'Faolains Boy, Westaway and Oscar Rock are all winning pointers and the latter was a decent second on his debut under Rules in a Taunton bumper. Digger's Mate and Uncle Pettit have hinted at ability while Larks Wing was third at Exeter in May and is open to improvement. But this can go to one of several nicely-bred debutants with the J P McManus-owned Kayf Tara gelding GONE TOO FAR particularly interesting. Alan King will have him ready for his first race and he should be able to hold his own in better company. Charlie Egerton had a bumper winner at Lingfield earlier this week so Easy Beesy also warrants a second look, as does Colin Tizzard's Be Marvellous.
Oscar Rock (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) With winner until pushed along over 2f out, stayed on, not pace of winner final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Urubu D'irlande (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Gone Too Far Kayf Tara gelding out of Major Hoolihan.
O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mid div, 7th 6out, prog in 3rd well after 4out, ld 2out, sn clr, easily, won at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Harbour Pirate (12-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Be Marvellous (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Kalamix.
Westaway (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Tr ldrs, took closer order 2out, 3rd app last, kow to ld on run-in, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Cottiers Den (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tracking Time 66-1 (11-2) Held up behind, headway and in touch on outside halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 8, 17l behind Baltimore Rock (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs.
Sweet Like You Kayf Tara filly out of Ginger Rogers.
Digger's Mate 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold and held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 10f out, weakened 4f out, 8th of 10, 38l behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Easy Beesy Kalanisi gelding out of Queen Of The Bees.
Dontgoeasy Dubai Destination gelding out of Talkasha.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Took keen hold and soon held up towards rear, plugged on final 2f, never on terms, 6th of 10, 21l behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Mr Ted Kayf Tara gelding out of Fly Home.
Folly Farm (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 36l behind Midnight Oscar (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Larks Wing (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace and no impression, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always behind, 12th of 13, well behind Salubrious (11-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gf in Sep '11.
Finn's Reflection (IRE) Overbury gelding out of Tudor Thyne.