Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap 1m 67y
- (3yo+, 1m 67y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 40.62s
- Off time: 16:30:10
|1st||3 Gaul Wood||2/1f|
|2nd||4 Ree's Rascal||2¼||7/2|
|6||140 10-0 p||P F I Cole||S W Kelly||90||9/2|
Gaul Wood (IRE) 15
|4||137 9-11 p||Tom Dascombe||D J Bates (5)||87||2/1f|
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 22
|5||135 9-9||J R Boyle||Nathan Alison (5)||85||7/2|
|4||127 9-1||Ed Walker||James Doyle||77||9/2|
First Post (IRE) 13
|6||124 8-12||D Haydn Jones||N Callan||74||10/1|
|4||122 8-10 h||B Gubby||R Hughes||71||10/1|
||6||M J Attwater||S Sanders||90||NR|
||3||9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||7/2|
An open affair in which ANYA is taken to progress again from a very pleasing return to action when third to Restaurateur over 7f at Kempton. Ed Walker's filly handles all ground, remains lightly-raced with scope for improvement and should appreciate the additional furlong. Circumvent will run his race as usual whilst Ree's Rascal is the only course and distance winner on show and should go well but is now asked to operate off a career-high mark. The obvious threat is Gaul Wood. Tom Dascombe's charge has finished third in useful Sandown handicaps the last twice and would be tough to beat if displaying the same level here but he has flattered to deceive in the past. Nevertheless, a good showing is anticipated off an unchanged mark.
Bronze Prince 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leading trio on outside, went 3rd 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, outpaced to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 2l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Soon led, headed 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Starwatch (8-11) by 1l, 10 ran.
Kinglami 5-2fav (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division on inside, headway to 3rd approaching final 2f, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out, held when dropped to 3rd final 1125 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Emmuska (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
First Post (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch in 5th, driven and headway approaching final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out until dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 4l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Anya 9-2 (9-5) Chased leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Restaurateur (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Circumvent 12-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 6f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Resurge (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in May.