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3:10 Goodwood 27 May 2017

Winners Are Welcome At Matchbook Handicap

(Class 2) (3yo) 7f Good To Firm
1st £64,690 2nd £19,250 3rd £9,620 4th £4,810


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (3)  
3 90 103 90 110
b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Rio Osa (AUS) (Canny Lad)
Made all, ridden 2f out, edged left briefly inside final furlong, pressed and held on well towards finish, gamely (op 10/1)
2 (7) ½
3 713 91 76 96
b c Kodiac - Novel Fun (IRE) (Noverre)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, switching left 3f out, closing when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, chasing leaders inside final furlong, running on well when switched right towards finish, snatched 2nd last strides (jockey said colt was denied a clear run in the final furlong)
3 (10) hd [¾]
3 84 93 77 97
b g Oasis Dream - Deliberate (King's Best)
Chased leaders, effort to chase winner over 1f out, hanging right after, stayed on and closed to press winner well inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd last strides (jockey said gelding hung right in the final furlong) (op 8/1)
4 (12) [2]
3 78 90 70 91
b c Showcasing - Funny Enough (Dansili)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in midfield, effort 2f out, chased leaders and ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never enough pace to reach leaders (op 9/2)
5 (4) nk [2¼]
3 712 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 5 h1 90 69 93
b c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Happy Land (IRE) (Refuse To Bend)
Took keen hold, held up in midfield, shuffled back to rear over 2f out, headway and not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, still shifting left but stayed on well inside final furlong, never going to reach leaders (op 8/1)
6 (6) ½ [2¾]
3 92 p 110 87 109
br c Hard Spun (USA) - Windsor County (USA) (Elusive Quality)
Held up in touch in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never enough pace to get on terms (tchd 11/4)
7 (1) [6¼]
3 89 98 64 87
b c Poet's Voice - Neshla (Singspiel)
Dwelt, headway to track leaders after 2f, ridden entering final 2f, unable to quicken over 1f out, switching left and weakened under pressure inside final furlong (op 14/1)
8 (8) 1 [7¼]
3 710 Over-Weights 1 90 53 76
gr c Lonhro (AUS) - Summer Fete (IRE) (Pivotal)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, switched left over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression and struggling when hung right and hampered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (tchd 20/1)
9 (5) 1 [8¼]
3 80 Out-of-Handicaps 5 89 49 73
b f Acclamation - Bahati (IRE) (Intikhab)
Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden entering final 2f, unable to quicken and beginning to struggle when squeezed for room and hampered over 1f out, no chance after (op 14/1)
10 (11) [12¾]
3 84 93 39 65
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Desert Gazelle (USA) (Smart Strike)
Chased winner until over 1f out, soon beaten and faded inside final furlong (tchd 9/1)
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