14:40 Goodwood

Saturday 5 May 2018

All13:3514:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35

Commission Free Racing At Matchbook Handicap

Class 2  |   7f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 1m 29.16s
Weighed In
1st
12
(13)
12/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Held up and behind, steady headway when not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, soon squeezed through, switched left again over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish op 11/1
2nd
½
7
(15)
33/1
T: M R ChannonJ: Charles Bishop
Held up towards rear, switched left to outside and headway 3f out, led inside final 2f, stayed on, headed towards finish tchd 40/1
3rd
1 ¾
9
(6)
78-13
8/1
T: R EdderyJ: Dane O'Neill
Held up in mid-division, headway and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd
4th
2
2
(10)
8/1
T: R HannonJ: Tom Marquand
Held up in last trio, going for run on inside when not clear run over 2f out, switched left and hampered inside final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer tchd 9/1
5th
nse
14
(4)
25/1
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, held up towards rear, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
6th
3
8
(3)
10/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Mathers
Raced awkwardly tracking leader, every chance inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out
7th
½
6
(5)
8/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S W Kelly
Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run and switched sharply right inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong op 9/1
8th
nk
5
(9)
25/1
T: C G CoxJ: Hector Crouch
Switched right start, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 20/1
9th
hd
11
(11)
33/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Aled Beech (7)
Held up and behind, kept on final furlong, never threatened op 25/1
10th
2 ¼
13
(8)
20/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: M Dwyer
Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, never on terms op 16/1
11th
1
4
(2)
69-4
8/1
T: W J HaggasJ: Georgia Cox (3)
Held up in mid-division, good headway on inside tracking leaders when troubled passage and switched left 2f out, soon hampered, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, no chance to recover op 9/1 tchd 15/2
12th
hd
15
(12)
20/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
Tracked leaders on outside, led over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong tchd 22/1
13th
13
1
(7)
9/2j
T: M JohnstonJ: G Mosse
Very keen to post, led, went clear 4f out until 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, eased op 5/1 tchd 4/1
14th
10
10
(1)
9/2j
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Dwelt, soon tracking leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final 2f, eased op 6/1

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Non-Runners

3
(14)
Mutawathea45
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 7
T: S & E Crisford  J: R Havlin

Betting

Forecast

Love Dreams (9/2), Masham Star (9/2), Donncha (8/1), Medahim (8/1), Right Action (8/1), Squats (8/1), Gallipoli (10/1), Taurean Star (12/1), Mutawathea (14/1), The Warrior (20/1), Make Music (20/1), Pastoral Player (25/1), Graphite Storm (25/1), Summer Icon (33/1), Mister Music (33/1)

Verdict

The hat-trick seeking Right Action has solid claims and is just preferred to stable companion Gallipoli, and it's a similar case for another Northern yard with Masham Star marginally favoured over top-weight Love Dreams. Medahim and Squats hail from top yards and are respected, but a chance is taken with last year's second, MAKE MUSIC, who has not got an ideal draw, but is well treated if the return to turf proves beneficial. Taurean Star is rated higher than his display last time suggests and can chase home the selection, while Donncha and Graphite Storm are also respected.
  1. Make Music
  2. Taurean Star
  3. Right Action

Previous Winners

2017
Gossiping
Weight: 8-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 8-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: S W Kelly
  |  
T: G L Moore
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £31,125.002nd: £9,320.003rd: £4,660.004th: £2,330.005th: £1,165.006th: £585.00

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