totequadpot At totepool.com Handicap 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.26s
- Off time: 15:20:54
|1st||1 Flying Officer||11/4|
|2nd||5 Sennockian Star||3½||11/2|
Flying Officer (USA) 260
|3||133 9-7||J H M Gosden||J Fortune||88||11/4|
London Citizen (USA) 29
|3||132 9-6||Mrs K Burke||R Hughes||87||7/2|
Duroble Man 16
|3||129 9-3||R Varian||N Callan||84||9/4f|
Bedouin Invader (IRE) 26
|3||127 9-1||Sir Michael Stoute||James Doyle||82||6/1|
Sennockian Star (ex6) 4
|3||127 9-1 b||M Johnston||J Fanning||76||11/2|
||3||86||R Hannon||L Morris||73||NR|
||3||9-0||A M Balding||J Fortune||13/2|
All six have fair claims but Flying Officer may need this after 260 days off and London Citizen does not appeal as being especially well handicapped. Sennockian Star is hard to ignore in his current form but all three career successes have all arrived at up to a mile whilst Emulating looks to have something to find with some of these on the book. Bedouin Invader looks on the upgrade for the Stoute team after repelling the late thrust of Thouwra to gain a first career success at Lingfield and should progress again. However, DUROBLE MAN is progressing into a really likeable and consistent handicapper and ran a career-best when second to London Bridge in a competitive Sandown handicap latest. He seems sure to deliver another strong account.
Emulating (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led entering final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened final 120 yards, 8th of 14, 4l behind Pleasure Bent (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Flying Officer (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Raced wide held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, some headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Trading Leather (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Sennockian Star 7-2 (8-10) Chased leading pair on outside, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, closed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Net Whizz (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Duroble Man 5-1 (9-3) Keen early led, steadied pace 6f out, quickened pace over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind London Bridge (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
London Citizen (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked clear leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, closing steadily when hampered and squeezed out 2f out, stayed on same pace and no real progress after, 5th of 11, 5l behind Pasaka Boy (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Bedouin Invader (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Thouwra (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.