Knights Handicap 1m 3f 211y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 211y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,776 2nd £3,650 3rd £1,826 4th £913 5th £300 6th £300
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 35.21s
- Off time: 14:50:39
Teumessias Fox (IRE) 22
|3||135 9-9||A M Balding||Harry Davies (5)||85|
|3||130 9-4||R A Teal||Christian Howarth (5)||80|
First Officer (IRE) 16
|3||130 9-4||R Varian||Hollie Doyle||80|
Soulcombe (ex6) 8
|3||124 8-12 b||W J Haggas||Cieren Fallon||68|
Sarsons Risk (IRE) 34
|3||811||Ian Williams||Jim Crowley||73|
SOULCOMBE won so easily at Haydock on his handicap debut and first start gelded that he’s due to be raised by 4lb more than today’s penalty. There looks plenty more to come from the Haggas charge and he’s preferred to First Officer. The latter scored at Salisbury when upped to today’s trip while Teumessias Fox ran well in a heritage handicap over course and distance last time and can also figure in this lower grade. Silverscape and Sarsons Risk have more to find.
Sarsons Risk (IRE)20-1 (8-10) Rear mid-division, ridden 4f out, never threatened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Salvator Mundi (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Soulcombe10-3 (9-2) Slowly away, midfield, switched left to challenge over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Hilts (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Teumessias Fox (IRE)50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 19, 2 1/4l behind Secret State (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
First Officer (IRE)11-10fav (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Al Azhar (9-3) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Silverscape15-2 (8-13) Lost ground after start, pushed along in rear, always struggling, 4th of 5, 12 3/4l behind Chairman (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in May.