14:25 York

Saturday 26 August 2017

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    Betfred Melrose Handicap

  • 3YO only  |   Class 2  |   1m 5f 188y  |   Good  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:27  |   Winning time: 2m 57.27s
1st
Horse silk
4
(13)
5/1f
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway when switched inside over 2f out, soon chased leaders, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, led towards finish op 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
nk
3
(4)
8/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: Martin Lane
Held up towards rear, headway and in touch on inside over 3f out, soon challenged, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed towards finish op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
11
(14)
16/1
T: R M BeckettJ: P Hanagan
Towards rear, headway 3f out, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and edged left, challenged over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held in 3rd near finish
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
1
(16)
10/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Edward Greatrex (3)
Behind, ridden and headway towards far side well over 2f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace in 4th final furlong op 9/1 tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
1
8
(3)
9/1
T: W J HaggasJ: D Tudhope
Tracked leaders, driven to lead briefly over 2f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
10
(8)
11/1
T: M L W BellJ: David Egan (5)
Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ½
16
(9)
16/1
T: E WalkerJ: L Morris
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway under pressure over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never reached leaders
8th
Horse silk
1
19
(18)
16/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Mathers
Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, soon challenged, ridden and every chance over 2f out to over 1f out, faded inside final furlong op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
20
(7)
20/1
T: A M BaldingJ: J Quinn
Mid-division, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms op 25/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
17
(20)
33/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Richard Oliver (5)
In touch on outside, ridden to challenge well over 2f out, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final 100 yards op 25/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ¼
18
(2)
33/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Shelley Birkett (3)
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon one pace, never on terms, weakened final furlong
12th
Horse silk
½
13
(15)
16/1
T: J R BestJ: Kieren Fox
Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong tchd 14/1
13th
Horse silk
3 ¼
14
(11)
38-5
14/1
T: I JardineJ: Jamie Gormley (7)
Led, headed when ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
(12)
25/1
T: A M BaldingJ: P Makin
Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 33/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
15
(17)
11/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Hollie Doyle (3)
Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a threat op 12/1 tchd 14/1
16th
Horse silk
3 ½
6
(19)
20/1
T: J & T GosdenJ: G Lee
Mid-division on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened op 16/1
17th
Horse silk
6
12
(5)
33/1
T: H PalmerJ: Josephine Gordon
In touch, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 25/1
18th
Horse silk
6
2
(1)
16/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Jim Crowley
In touch, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened op 20/1
19th
Horse silk
11
7
(10)
8/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R Kingscote
Tracked leader, lost place when ridden 3f out, behind final 2f

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Non-Runners

9
(6)
Horse silk
Shymkent22
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: D O'Meara  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.50Pl:£1.90, £2.80, £4.50, £3.20EX:£45.90Trifecta:£612.50Tricast:£621.36SF:£41.18Swingers:£10.20, £21.70, £40.10

Forecasts

Secret Advisor (5/1), Bin Battuta (8/1), Intellect (8/1), The Grand Visir (9/1), On To Victory (10/1), Winston C (11/1), Qaviy Cash (11/1), Tor (14/1), Shymkent (14/1), Here And Now (16/1), Dark Pearl (16/1), Northwest Frontier (16/1), Glenys The Menace (16/1), Sofia's Rock (16/1), Look My Way (20/1), Master Singer (20/1), Night Of Glory (25/1), Dominating (33/1), Redicean (33/1), Bush House (33/1)

Verdict

This is a very tricky handicap given most of these three-year-olds are stepping up in trip for the first time here, but the tentative suggestion is WINSTON C. Michael Bell's charge has always seemed to possess some untapped potential and it's just possible that these extra two furlongs could bring it out in him. The ground and draw both shouldn't be a problem for him and the stable is currently in fairly good form as well. Queen's Vase third Secret Advisor and Sir Michael Stoute's Intellect are others to consider in what looks to be a fiercely competitive race.
  1. Winston C
  2. Secret Advisor
  3. Intellect

Previous Winners

2016
Wall of Fire
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 3
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £65,362.002nd: £19,572.003rd: £9,786.004th: £4,893.005th: £2,446.006th: £1,228.00

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