Ladbrokes Handicap 1m 141y
- (3yo+, 1m 141y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,246 2nd £2,169 3rd £1,084 4th £543 5th £270
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 51.28s
- Off time: 17:57:08
|1st||6 Star Links||8/1|
|2nd||2 Verse Of Love||6||6/1|
Marcret (ITY) 14
|6||133 9-7||D O'Meara||G Gibbons||91||5/2|
Verse Of Love 29
|4||129 9-3||P D Evans||A Kirby||87||6/1|
Docofthebay (IRE) 11
|9||126 9-0 hb||S Dixon||T P Queally||84||16/1|
That's Plenty (IRE) 21
|4||126 9-0||J P Shanahan||L P Keniry||84||6/4f|
Silverware (USA) 17
|5||125 8-13||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||83||6/1|
Star Links (USA) 70
|7||119 8-7 b||S Donohoe||L Morris||77||8/1|
||5||8-11||J A Osborne||T E Durcan||11/4|
Irish raider That's Plenty arrives in good form having won the first two legs of a recent treble at this track. But this is a much a tougher task for both him and his compatriot Star Links, a winner at Galway in September. Silverware also steps up in class after scoring here last time while all-weather regulars, Docofthebay and Verse Of Love, have been nowhere near their best of late. MACRET couldn't get to grips with Come On Blue Chip here a fortnight ago but a repeat of his fourth looks good enough in this context and he gets the nod.
Star Links (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Prominent and tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden and lost place approaching straight, no threat from 2f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Rich Coast (9-13) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Verse Of Love 50-1 (9-1) Soon tracking leader, led after 1f until over 5f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Silverware (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Made most, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Berlusca (9-1) by 3l, 10 ran.
That's Plenty (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol beating Caged Lightning (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 5l behind Al's Memory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Marcret (ITY) 5-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened, 4th of 8, 6l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.