Semichem Handicap 1m 208y
- (4yo+, 1m 208y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,186 2nd £1,496 3rd £748 4th £374 5th £300 6th £300
- Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 53.89s
- Off time: 14:50:05
|1st||7 Ayr Empress||14/1|
Markazi (FR) 24
|8||135 9-9||Liam Bailey||D Tudhope||67|
Just Hiss 14
|9||135 9-9 p||T D Easterby||D Allan||67|
|6||133 9-7||B Smart||Gianluca Sanna (7)||65|
Carter Cowboy (IRE) 7
|4||132 9-6||R A Fahey||D Nolan||64|
We Still Believe (IRE) 24
|4||130 9-4||B Haslam||A Mullen||62|
Ayr Empress (IRE) 146
|4||126 9-0 v||K Dalgleish||S H James||58|
Chinese Spirit (IRE) 150
|8||117 8-5||Miss L A Perratt||J P Sullivan||49|
Red Bond (IRE) 2
|6||98 t||K Dalgleish||Callum Rodriguez||66|
||6||9-2||J S Goldie||P Hanagan||4/1|
Just Hiss is taking a huge drop in class and it’s a long time since he ran off a mark this low so any market support would be significant. But there wasn’t a lot wrong with ANTAGONIZE’s comeback run at Southwell and, with Gianluca Sanna good value for his 7lb claim, Bryan Smart’s charge can get back to winning ways having beaten Chinese Spirit at Hamilton last year. Carter Cowboy is often thereabouts but still winless after 10 attempts.
Red Bond (IRE)4-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Goodwood Glen (9-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Ayr Empress (IRE)17-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden and kept on at 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Twisted Dreams (9-9) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Antagonize16-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, raced keenly, closed on outside over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bavardages (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
We Still Believe (IRE)14-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 20 1/2l behind Clansman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Just Hiss18-1 (8-8) Pressed leader, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Empirestateofmind (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Markazi (FR)40-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind Clansman (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Chinese Spirit (IRE)125-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, close up, lost place 3rd, weakened 4 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Lebowski (11-7) at Ayr 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Carter Cowboy (IRE)16-5fav (8-5) Close up, ridden and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Pisanello (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in Apr.