Barry Walters Catering Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 8.66s
- Off time: 20:47:17
|1st||7 Decision By One||7/1|
|2nd||1 Light From Mars||nse||10/1|
Light From Mars 25
|9||138 9-12 p||R Harris||Mikey Ennis (7)||79||10/1|
Swendab (IRE) 11
|6||138 9-12 v||J G M O'Shea||Cam Hardie (7)||79||14/1|
Diamondhead (IRE) 7
|5||137 9-11||E De Giles||Oisin Murphy (3)||78||3/1|
Vallarta (IRE) 4
|4||131 9-5||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies||72||6/4f|
Dutch Interior 16
|3||130 9-4||G L Moore||G Baker||78||9/2|
Decision By One 11
|5||119 8-7 t||P D Evans||Noel Garbutt (5)||58||7/1|
||4||96||J Gask||S J Drowne||73||NR|
||3||84||P D Evans||Kieran Shoemark||58||NR|
||5||8-9||J G M O'Shea||D Sweeney||3/1|
Vallarta (6/4), Diamondhead (3/1), Dutch Interior (9/2), Decision By One (7/1), Light From Mars (10/1), Swendab (14/1)
David Evans complicates matters by saddling Decision By One, who has been narrowly beaten in two Class 6 handicaps recently, and Kodafine, who has yet to win on Turf but gained her third Polytrack success at Lingfield last week for which she's penalised. Swendab won this very easily last season and was in tremendous form for most of the summer and won twice subsequently though he's now 17lb higher and arrives out of form. VALLARTA has only won once in 17 starts and was beaten in a lower grade event at Yarmouth last time but that was over 7f and his earlier form over this trip point to his chance so he gets the verdict. Diamondhead likes fast ground as she showed at Bath last month so he wouldn't want more rain but the former Charlie Swan-trained Bainne's three victories in Ireland came on ground with plenty of give and she's dropping to a winnable mark.
Bainne (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Kodafine (IRE) 4-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden and stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol beating Black Vale (8-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Decision By One 11-4fav (8-9) Chased winner throughout, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Seamster (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Light From Mars 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 4l behind Shaolin (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dutch Interior 50-1 (8-6) Steadied start in rear, wide into straight halfway, never a factor, 9th of 11, 9l behind Captain Bob (8-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Vallarta (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Held up last, headway near side over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and chased winner inside final furlong, led 150 yards out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, nk behind Pearl Nation (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Diamondhead (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and never on terms, 9th of 10, 18l behind Repetition (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Swendab (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led, ridden over 4f out, headed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 5, 4l behind Emily Davison (8-5) at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) gd.