32Red.com Selling Handicap 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 23.95s
- Off time: 13:32:03
|1st||3 Bert The Alert||8/1|
|2nd||1 Hail Tiberius||¾||2/1f|
Hail Tiberius 23
|7||136 9-10 ht||M Keighley||G Lee||60||2/1f|
Sommersturm (GER) 5
|10||134 9-8 bt||P D Evans||S M Levey||58||5/1|
Bert The Alert 79
|6||131 9-5||Mrs L J Mongan||Charlotte Jenner (7)||55||8/1|
Galiotto (IRE) 46
|8||129 9-3 v||G L Moore||G Baker||53||3/1|
|10||123 8-11 v1||B Forsey||Daniel Cremin (7)||47||25/1|
Lac Sacre (FR) 14
|5||122 8-10 pt||A W Carroll||L Morris (3)||45||9/2|
Sings Poet 49
|4||115 8-3||P W Hiatt||C Catlin (ex2)||45||50/1|
||5||t||A W Carroll||L Morris||50||NR|
||4||8-4||Pat Eddery||J Fanning||6/1|
SOMMERSTURM has looked high enough in the weights of late but this an easier opportunity. Runner-up in an amateurs' race over track and trip in December, he gets a tentative vote to come out best in this company. Galiotto has won over course and distance, though that was back in 2011 and he hasn't scored since but Waving has made the frame over shorter trips on a couple of occasions this month. He's preferred to winning hurdlers Hail Tiberius and Lac Sacre, who have yet to win on the Flat.
Waving 11-4 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bapak Pesta (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Bert The Alert 33-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 31l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Hail Tiberius 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Sutton Sid (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Galiotto (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, reminders over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 13, 16l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Sommersturm (GER) 9-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Fire In Babylon (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lac Sacre (FR) 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Reality Show (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Aureate 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 13l behind Auden (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f (6) fbs in Dec.
Sings Poet 33-1 (8-4) Slowly away headway to lead after 3f, clear halfway, ridden 5f out, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, virtually pulled up 3f out, trotted over line, last of 9, well behind The Young Master (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.