19:40 Leicester

Wednesday 25 July 2018

All17:3018:0018:3019:0519:4020:1020:40

Thistleton Gap Handicap

Class 4  |   7f  |   Good to Firm (Firm in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 19:41  |   Winning time: 1m 23.34s

1st
3
(7)
39-10
5/2
T: P F I ColeJ: R Havlin
Unruly at post, dwelt, in rear, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final 100 yards, held on op 3/1
2nd
nk
8
(2)
12/1
T: B G PowellJ: M Dwyer
Led towards stands side rail, ridden 1f out, headed narrowly inside final 100 yards, kept on op 11/1
3rd
hd
2
(5)
7/1
T: D ShawJ: P Mathers
Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held in 3rd near finish op 13/2 tchd 6/1
4th
1 ¼
5
(1)
5/4f
T: H PalmerJ: Harry Bentley
Driven to chase leaders throughout, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never pace to get on terms op 11/10
5th
3
7
(3)
8/1
T: D M LoughnaneJ: E J Walsh (3)
Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, gradually weakened final 100 yards op 10/1
6th
1 ½
6
(6)
14/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Rossa Ryan (3)
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong op 16/1

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Non-Runners

4
(4)
Mudawwan21
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 4
T: J D Bethell  J: D Tudhope
1
(8)
Mamillius36
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 5
T: George Baker  J: T E Whelan
Betting

Forecast

Ghayadh (5/4), Plunger (5/2), Mamillius (11/2), Welliesinthewater (7/1), Magwadiri (8/1), Garth Rockett (12/1), Jupiter (14/1), Mudawwan (14/1)

Verdict
None of these convinces as being copper-bottomed, but MAGWADIRI has run well on both starts this season for Jessica Harrington, and looks a shrewd purchase for new connections. He's preferred to Ghayadh, who boasts the best recent form, but is far from consistent, and the unexposed Plunger, who is better than he showed in blinkers (got worked up) at Ascot, and could well do better without the headgear now.
  1. Magwadiri
  2. Ghayadh
  3. Plunger

Previous Winners

2017
Pursuing Steed
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Charlie Bennett
  |  
T: H Morrison
2/1
Prize Money
1st:
£6,553.00
2nd:
£1,961.00
3rd:
£981.00
4th:
£491.00
5th:
£300.00
6th:
£300.00
7th:
£300.00
8th:
£300.00

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