16:20 Windsor

Monday 6 May 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

Gems Handicap

Class 3  |   1m 31y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 1m 42.45s

1st
3
(6)
11/8f
T: H CandyJ: Harry Bentley
Held up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final 150 yards, soon clear op 6/4 tchd 13/8
2nd
1 ¾
1
(8)
6/1
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 150 yards, just held on for 2nd op 7/1
3rd
hd
2
(7)
7/2
T: J A OsborneJ: J P Spencer
Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, almost snatched 2nd tchd 10/3
4th
1 ½
6
(3)
7/1
T: S DowJ: Oisin Murphy
Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra op 8/1
5th
1 ¾
8
(5)
20/1
T: R HannonJ: Tom Marquand
Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, some late headway op 16/1
6th
nk
7
(1)
25/1
T: C GordonJ: Charles Bishop
In touch, outpaced over 2f out, plugged on op 33/1
7th
3
4
(2)
20/1
T: B J MeehanJ: Callum Shepherd
Tracked leader 3f, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after tchd 22/1
8th
2 ¾
5
(4)
7/1
T: M BottiJ: David Egan
Chased leaders on outside, weakened over 2f out op 13/2 tchd 6/1

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Betting

Forecast

Greenside (11/8), Lush Life (7/2), Masham Star (6/1), Corazon Espinado (7/1), Top Mission (7/1), Elysium Dream (20/1), I'vegotthepower (20/1), Jellmood (25/1)

Verdict
GREENSIDE failed to win in 2018 but as a consequence he is 4lb below his last winning mark and connections were right to expect a big run in the Spring Cup when he finished well to take fourth. He had Masham Star well adrift that day although the Middleham runner should do better with this new mark and better ground. Top Mission went close on his stable debut and he'll be better suited by the stronger pace that seems likely here. Lush Life is highly regarded and would be dangerous if proving as good as connections think, whilst Corazon Espinado is a reliable sort but one who seems less well-handicapped than others.
  1. Greenside
  2. Top Mission
  3. Masham Star

Previous Winners

2018
Medburn Dream
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Andrea Atzeni
  |  
T: P Hedger
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£7,246.00
2nd:
£2,169.00
3rd:
£1,084.00
4th:
£543.00

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