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4:40 Pontefract 6 Aug 2008

Matty Bown Veterans Handicap

(Class 4) (0-80, 6yo+) (1m6yds) 1m Good
1st £5,180.80 2nd £1,541.60 3rd £770.40 4th £384.80
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (7)  
6 97 78 88 87
b g Rossini (USA) - Picnic Basket (Pharly)
Held up, headway 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out (op 4-1)
2 (3) ½
6 94 75 83 83
ch g Machiavellian (USA) - Thurayya (Nashwan)
Tracked leading pair, smooth headway on outer 2f out, in front and hung left over 1f out and entering final furlong, soon driven, headed and not quicken final 100yds (op 5-1 tchd 9-2)
3 (8) 3 [3½]
9 88 65 66 71
b g Green Desert (USA) - Grecian Bride (IRE) (Groom Dancer)
Held up in rear, good headway 2f out, effort and not clear run over 1f out and just inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on well towards finish (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run) (op 16-1 tchd 8-1)
4 (2) 1 [4½]
6 92 73 71 72
gr m Trans Island - Pictina (Petong)
Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong (op 15-2)
5 (5) [6¼]
6 91 72 66 67
b g Mujadil (USA) - Sabaniya (FR) (Lashkari)
In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out and soon no impression (op 4-1 tchd 10-3)
6 (4) 1 [7¼]
9 813 73 64 65
b h Royal Applause - Wakayi (Persian Bold)
Led, ridden along and joined 2f out, driven when not much room and headed just over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong and weakened (op 14-1)
7 (1) 6 [13¼]
8 97 Extra-Weights 6 81 57 60
b g Desert King (IRE) - Kayanga (Green Desert)
Tracked leader, headway on inner to challenge 2f out, soon ridden and every chance when not much room over 1f out, weakening when badly hampered just inside final furlong (op 4-1 tchd 6-1)
8 (6) [14¾]
7 99 80 52 55
ch g Barathea (IRE) - Trystero (Shareef Dancer)
Always towards rear (op 10-1 tchd 11-1)
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