Sky Vegas Experts In The Unexpected Handicap 1m 3f 197y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 197y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,752 2nd £1,116 3rd £558 4th £300 5th £300 6th £300 7th £300 8th £300
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 37.66s
- Off time: 21:05:36
|3||133 9-7||E A L Dunlop||P J McDonald|
Encryption (IRE) 35
|3||130 9-4||D M Simcock||J P Spencer|
Player's Luck (IRE) 5
|3||130 9-4||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni|
|3||129 9-3||T D Easterby||D Allan|
Sister Celine (IRE) 17
|3||127 9-1||R Charlton||James Doyle|
Dark Side Jazz (IRE) 20
|3||127 9-1 v||J Ryan||J P Fahy|
|3||122 8-10||A King||Tom Marquand|
||3||9-1||M R Channon||S De Sousa||15/8|
Player's Luck produced an improved showing at Salisbury on Saturday evening when leading until the final furlong on handicap bow and Roger Varian wastes little time in returning him to the fray. He goes an extra 2f now but SISTER CELINE (NAP) is already proven at the trip and can continue the good form of Roger Charlton. The Al Kazeem filly is improving with time and distance and a mark of 61 gives her every chance of bettering her latest run when a good second to Cross My Mind at Windsor on good to firm. She receives 3lb from Player's Luck. Encryption showed enough on his first start for David Simcock to indicate he has a role to play, whilst the remainder have bits and pieces of form but probably need to improve to figure.
Contrebasse6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, niggled along halfway, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, rallied into 2nd again inside final 150 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Construct (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Encryption (IRE)13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride and switched left start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind Pippin (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Sister Celine (IRE)6-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, 3rd over 3f out, ridden to challenge final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Cross My Mind (8-12) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp fll (5) gf in Jul.
Grandscape10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, driven 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Pippin (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Safarhi100-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, last of 11, 15 3/4l behind King And Empire (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Oct.
Player's Luck (IRE)5-2 (9-6) Led until over 2f out, rallied and every chance over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Fannie By Gaslight (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jul.
Dark Side Jazz (IRE)5-1 (8-12) Tracked leader who went clear 7f out, closer 4f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, soon no chance with 1st 2, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10 1/4l behind Matchmaking (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.