15:25 Sandown

Friday 5 July 2019

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    Davies Insurance Services Gala Stakes (Listed)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 1f 209y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:25  |   Winning time: 2m 7.11s
1st
Horse silk
1
(7)
49-10
11/10f
T: M JohnstonJ: Jim Crowley
Raced keenly tracking leaders on outside, sustained challenge from inside final 2f, 2nd approaching final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, soon edged left, held on op 5/4 tchd 11/8
2nd
Horse silk
hd
3
(4)
15/2
T: R CharltonJ: R L Moore
Mounted on course, held up last, pushed along 3f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, went 2nd final 150 yards, sustained challenge towards finish, just held op 8/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
1
4
(1)
12/1
T: C ApplebyJ: K McEvoy
Held up in last pair on inside, pushed along over 2f out, switched left 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken when not clear run over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final 100 yards op 9/1 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
(3)
5/1
T: J & T GosdenJ: R Havlin
Led and set steady pace, pushed along and quickened over 2f out, joined 2f out, kept on until headed and no extra inside final furlong op 9/2
5th
Horse silk
nk
7
(6)
6/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, pushed along to challenge 2f out, lost 2nd approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong op 15/2
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
(5)
12/1
T: W JarvisJ: J P Spencer
Held up in 5th place, never involved
7th
Horse silk
¾
5
(2)
11/1
T: C ApplebyJ: B Doyle
Tracked leader 2f, handy on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 10/1 tchd 9/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.90Pl:£1.40, £3.40EX:£9.30Trifecta:£62.00SF:£10.07Swingers:£3.20, £3.40, £15.10

Forecasts

Elarqam (11/10), Royal Line (5/1), Fifth Position (6/1), Extra Elusive (15/2), Oasis Charm (11/1), First Nation (12/1), Chief Ironside (12/1)

Verdict

Cases can be made for many horses but it could be worth siding with the three-year-old FIFTH POSITION in this listed contest. The gelding looked to be a non-stayer last time but remains unexposed for a powerful yard whose high-class middle distance horses tend to improve each race. Elarqam remains highly regarded by his connections and has the capability of landing a group race in the future but is likely to be hampered by his 3lb penalty, while Extra Elusive could go close if replicating his previous Sandown form. Royal Line is likely to need the run and the forecasted conditions are a worry.
  1. Fifth Position
  2. Elarqam
  3. Extra Elusive

Previous Winners

2018
Mustashry
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 5
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £22,684.002nd: £8,600.003rd: £4,304.004th: £2,144.005th: £1,076.006th: £540.00

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