19:10 Goodwood

Friday 14 June 2019

All18:0518:3519:1019:4020:1520:45

AD Mechanical Handicap

Class 3  |   1m 6f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:10  |   Winning time: 3m 8.55s
Weighed In
1st
5
(6)
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: L P Keniry
Made virtually all, 8 lengths clear after 2f, hard driven over 2f out, stayed on well op 18/1
2nd
3
4
(3)
7/4
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jason Watson
Broke well, tracked clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, soon outpaced, hampered over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner op 5/2
3rd
3 ¼
2
(4)
16/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: R Kingscote
Held up, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on into 3rd, never able to challenge op 12/1
4th
¾
7
(1)
88-4
11/2
T: G L MooreJ: Hollie Doyle
In touch in chasing group, outpaced over 3f out, hampered over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never a threat op 4/1 tchd 6/1
5th
1 ½
3
(5)
11/8f
T: D M SimcockJ: J P Spencer
Steadied start, held up in last, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, chased winner over 1f out, weakened final furlong tchd 6/4
6th
1
6
(8)
11/1
T: C HillsJ: J F Egan
Held up, headway over 6f out, soon chasing leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 9/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

1
(7)
Island Brave56
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 5
T: Mrs H Main  J: David Egan
8
(2)
Cristal Spirit9
Weight: 8-2|  Age: 4
T: George Baker  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Mugatoo (11/8), Ship Of The Fen (7/4), Rydan (11/2), Island Brave (13/2), Never Surrender (11/1), Paddys Motorbike (16/1), Twin Star (16/1), Cristal Spirit (16/1)

Verdict

The proven ability to handle soft ground swings the vote towards SHIP OF THE FEN, who is set to race from 5lb above his winning mark at Salisbury last month but still has more to offer over this sort of trip. Mugatoo responded well for Jamie Spencer at Doncaster last time and will be a big threat if he copes with these more testing conditions, while Island Brave also has to answer similar questions but does stay well and could be there to pick up the pieces if his main rivals under perform for any reason. Rydan goes well here but this is his stiffest test for a while.
  1. Ship Of The Fen
  2. Mugatoo
  3. Island Brave

Previous Winners

2018
Shraaoh
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: J P Spencer
  |  
T: H Fry
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,452.002nd: £2,829.003rd: £1,414.004th: £708.005th: £352.00

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