One Marketing Communications Handicap 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 26.44s
- Off time: 13:50:51
|1st||6 Dutch Rose||9/1|
|2nd||1 Sirius Prospect||¾||3/1f|
|3rd||5 Brae Hill||1½||9/1|
Sirius Prospect (USA) 31
|6||135 9-9||D K Ivory||G Lee||105||3/1f|
|6||132 9-6||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||102||5/1|
|7||128 9-2||K A Ryan||T Hamilton||98||16/1|
Best Of Order (IRE) 19
|7||128 9-2||D O'Meara||R P Whelan (3)||98||9/2|
Brae Hill (IRE) 35
|8||128 9-2||R A Fahey||F Tylicki||97||9/1|
Dutch Rose (IRE) 21
|5||128 9-2||D O'Meara||L Morris||97||9/1|
Balty Boys (IRE) 22
|5||128 9-2 b||B Ellison||Barry McHugh||94||12/1|
Alfred Hutchinson 16
|6||128 9-2||G R Oldroyd||Robert Tart (3)||90||4/1|
Good to see some of the old guard on duty such as Bertiewhittle, Brae Hill and Pintura, all of whom are capable of putting in performances to see them in contention. The trio are preferred in that order, although it's hard to believe that the Barron inmate has no win to his name since August 2011 in view of the excellent performances he's given in so many high profile handicaps. Sadly, the handicapper refuses to relent and he may have to go home with place money once more. Best Of Order powered home on heavy ground at Doncaster last time and Ronan Whelan takes off a valuable 3lb but SIRIUS PROSPECT is taken to revert to winning ways. A dual course and distance winner, he handles ground with cut well and should be spot-on after runs on Polytrack and in Listed grade so far this term. The drop back to a seventh furlong also looks ideal.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, driven over 2f out, lost place and ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 20l behind Amulet (8-9) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gs.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Behind centre, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Ocean Tempest (9-0) at Ascot 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Brae Hill (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Took keen hold early and soon steadied in touch, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 14l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Best Of Order (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy beating Personal Touch (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Alfred Hutchinson 17-2 (8-7) Close up, not clear run when looked dangerous from 2f out, got clear inside final furlong, ridden and no impression, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs.
Bertiewhittle 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 19th of 25, 20l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs.
Balty Boys (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride and went right start, towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 8th of 10, 26l behind Here Comes When (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Pintura 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 36l behind Here Comes When (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft.