Harringtons Lettings Grandstand Sponsor Handicap 6f 209y
- (4yo+, 6f 209y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 24.71s
- Off time: 17:26:16
|1st||4 Alice's Dancer||3/1f|
|2nd||5 Great Expectations||3¼||6/1|
Jay Bee Blue 16
|5||133 9-7 bt||S Curran||J P Fahy||75||6/1|
Messila Star 199
|4||133 9-7 t||J Noseda||S W Kelly||75||4/1|
Alice's Dancer (IRE) 21
|5||132 9-6 h||W R Muir||Oisin Murphy (3)||74||3/1f|
Great Expectations 6
|6||132 9-6||J R Jenkins||F Sweeney||74||6/1|
|4||128 9-2 v1||George Baker||M Dwyer||70||16/1|
Severiano (USA) 18
|4||120 8-8 b||R Varian||Martin Lane||62||9/2|
||6||97||R Ingram||Michael J M Murphy||75||WD|
Severiano might well have more to come but is likely to represent modest value due to in-form connections. Any cash for Bountybeamadam will need to be taken seriously, especially with a first-time visor applied after a couple of disappointing efforts. Messila Star is another to have been greatly below par on the last three occasions but the Noseda yard does well here with their select band of runners and it will be interesting to see how the Pivotal colt shapes in the market after a lay-off. Polar Kite is respected from a consistency perspective but ALICE'S DANCER has a course and distance win to her name and will go close on the best of her form. Oisin Murphy looks a really significant jockey booking.
Polar Kite (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2l behind Shaolin (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alice's Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Llewellyn (9-8) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) sft.
Great Expectations 4-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Corporal Maddox (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Severiano (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, short of room halfway, headway when hung left under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 8l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Jay Bee Blue 14-1 (8-13) Off the pace in last pair, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 5l behind Breccbennach (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bountybeamadam 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Fanoos (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Messila Star 33-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 15l behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.