MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap 7f 14y
- (3yo+, 7f 14y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,590 2nd £2,155 3rd £1,078 4th £539 5th £300 6th £300 7th £300 8th £300
- Going: Standard
- Surface: AllWeather
- Winning time: 1m 28.84s
- Off time: 16:45:32
|2nd||6 Lead Story||nk||6/1|
|9||138 9-12 p||D O'Meara||Jason Watson||86|
Oso Rapido (IRE) 25
|4||136 9-10||R Fell||Jason Hart||84|
Old News 28
|4||127 9-1 b||Mrs L Stubbs||Joanna Mason (3)||75|
Tommy Taylor (USA) 24
|7||125 8-13||Grant Tuer||S H James||73|
Lead Story (IRE) 67
|3||122 8-10||K R Burke||Pierre-Louis Jamin (3)||71|
|3||122 8-10||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||71|
Al Qaasim (IRE) 40
|4||118 8-6||D O'Meara||Cam Hardie||66|
Millionaire Waltz 25
|4||812||B Haslam||A Mullen||72|
Millionaire Waltz has won his last three here though all at Class 6 level and he’s up 6lb for his latest success. The veteran FIRMAMENT has generally performed at a higher level than this, winning a Class 3 handicap over the track and trip in September and finding a slow pace against him last time. He can give the weight away though Oso Rapido arrives in top form and though his latest victory here came over 6f he has no problems staying the extra. Lead Story has only gone up 2lb for a recent course and distance victory though takes a step-up in grade while none of the remainder can be dismissed in a tight-looking handicap.
Millionaire WaltzEvensfav (9-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, going well when not much room over 2f out, closed after, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Pallas Lord (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Maywake12-1 (9-0) Front mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway to track leaders over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong, headed 110 yards out, kept on, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Magnificence (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Lead Story (IRE)7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Sep beating Key Look (8-8) by ns, 8 ran.
Firmament11-1 (10-0) Held up last, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 9, 4l behind Bringitonboris (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Oso Rapido (IRE)10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, going well over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Fortamour (9-7) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Old News6-1 (9-12) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble winner, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Broctune Red (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Tommy Taylor (USA)20-1 (8-11) Restless in stalls, raced in main group, always towards rear, 10th of 22, 13 1/2l behind Broken Spear (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Al Qaasim (IRE)16-1 (9-2) Slowly away and switched left after start, outpaced in rear, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Secret Moment (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.