Unibet Road To Rio Challenge Selling Stakes 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.04s
- Off time: 18:30:31
|1st||1 Ocean Legend||6/5|
Ocean Legend (IRE) 6
|9||134 9-8||A W Carroll||A Kirby||67||6/5|
Fleeting Indian (IRE) 13
|5||129 9-3 v1||Mrs L C Jewell||Daniel Cremin (7)||41||50/1|
Forceful Beacon 7
|4||129 9-3||A W Carroll||William Carson||20/1|
Staines Massive 19
|4||129 9-3 hv||Jane Chapple-Hyam||R Havlin||45||20/1|
Hipz (IRE) 87
|3||117 8-5||George Baker||Martin Lane||70||10/11f|
||3||810||N Tinkler||J-P Guillambert||55||NR|
||3||810||R Eddery||Andrea Atzeni||67||NR|
||3||8-10||George Baker||R Hughes||10/11|
Hipz (10/11), Ocean Legend (6/5), Forceful Beacon (20/1), Staines Massive (20/1), Fleeting Indian (50/1)
George Baker bids for a hat-trick of wins in this and HIPZ gets the vote. The latter has every chance on today's terms and should have improved for a reappearance third at Leicester. Ocean Legend scored at Brighton last time but has to concede plenty of weight to the selection and Shrewd Bob looks a bigger threat on his earlier placed efforts at Kempton. The remainder have a stack to find with the principals and are hard to fancy as a consequence.
Henke (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 10l behind The Dukkerer (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Shrewd Bob (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) In rear, eased final 3f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Woodbridge (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 9-4fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Kakapuka (9-13) by nk, 6 ran.
Hipz (IRE) 13-8fav (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Coiste Bodhar (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gs in Apr.
Fleeting Indian (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division to halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Tychaios (9-10) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Staines Massive 25-1 (7-12) Towards rear far side and outpaced, 8th of 10, 16l behind Refuse Colette (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Forceful Beacon 50-1 (9-13) Chased winner, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 26l behind Potentate (9-3) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gf.