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6:20 Chelmsford (AW) 30 Apr 2008

Epping Forest Handicap

(Class 3) (0-95, 4yo+) 1m Standard
1st £6,623.40 2nd £1,982.40 3rd £991.20 4th £495.60 5th £246.75
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (2)  
4 93 92 102
b g Green Desert (USA) - Simla Bibi (Indian Ridge)
Slowly into stride, held up well in touch, ridden to challenge and held head high well over 1f out, led 1f out, held on well last 100yds (op 7-1)
2 (5) ½
4 810 85 94
ch c Grand Slam (USA) - Sweet Lexy May (USA) (Danzig)
Held up in rear, still last over 2f out, switched left and headway well over 1f out, pressing leaders and edged left just inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish (op 11-2)
3 (3) shd [½]
4 93 92 101
b c Pivotal - Bint Zamayem (IRE) (Rainbow Quest)
Held up in midfield, shuffled back over 4f out, headway on outer over 3f out, challenged well over 1f out, driven over 1f out, unable to quicken towards finish (op 3-1)
4 (6) 6 [6½]
8 812 87 82
b g Danetime (IRE) - Mezzanine (Sadler's Wells)
Chased leader until led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly (op 25-1)
5 (4) [11]
4 94 93 77
b g Fasliyev (USA) - Pursuit Of Truth (USA) (Irish River)
Led for 2f, chased leaders until faded tamely well over 1f out, soon well beaten (jockey said gelding ran flat) (op 2-1)
6 (1) [12¾]
7 810 85 65
ch g Barathea (IRE) - Trystero (Shareef Dancer)
Took keen hold, chased leaders on inner until dropped to rear over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out (op 10-1)
7 (8) 12 [24¾]
10 87 t 87 40
ch g Unfuwain (USA) - Ta Rib (USA) (Mr Prospector)
Held up in midfield until headway to chase leader over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly well over 1f out, virtually pulled up inside final furlong, tailed off (op 12-1)
PU (7)  
8 86 88
b g Celtic Swing - Viola Royale (IRE) (Royal Academy)
Awkward leaving stalls, held up in touch in rear until pulled up 4f out, lame (op 10-1)
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