Redcar

  • 16:55 John Smith's Redcar Straight-mile Championship Stakes 1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.42s
  • Off time: 16:55:25
16:55 Redcar Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exit Smiling 12/1
2nd Happy Anniversary (IRE) 14/1
3rd Wovoka (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 12- Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Mr Rainbow 175
4 9-4 G A Swinbank R Winston 84 7/42.75
2 (5) 0-53153 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Dubai Dynamo 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 Mrs R Carr A Elliott 84 5/16.00
3 (12) 290735- Red, White triple diamond, White sleeves, Red seams, White cap, Red diamonds Charlie Tipple 58
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-2 p T D Easterby P Mulrennan 82 12/113.00
4 (3) 21554-7 Orange, Black sleeves, Orange armlets, Black cap Exit Smiling 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-1 P T Midgley Tony Culhane 81 12/113.00
5 (9) 52417- Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Alakhan (IRE) 171
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 Ian Williams S Donohoe 80 18/119.00
6 (7) 224505- White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 149
4 8-13 Mrs D Sanderson S De Sousa 79 14/115.00
7 (6) 557510- Red, White epaulets, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Lakeman (IRE) 132
Distance Winner
4 8-9 B Ellison T Eaves 75 40/141.00
8 (2) 2/56227- Yellow and Light Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Red cap, Yellow star Sir Royal (USA) 285
5 8-8 G A Swinbank P McDonald 74 16/117.00
9 (11) 23/3-111 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Pendragon (USA) 18
Distance Winner
7 8-6 B Ellison Barry McHugh (3) 72 15/28.50
10 (10) 04/3084- Red, pink hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Glenmuir (IRE) 214
Distance Winner
7 8-6 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 72 33/134.00
11 (4) 4/56 White, Red stripe, hooped sleeves, Red cap Dawnhill (GER) 23
6 8-4 J J Quinn R Ffrench 70 66/167.00
12 (1) 91568-6 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Wovoka (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-4 K A Ryan P Hanagan 70 13/27.50

Verdict

Top weight MR RAINBOW gains the narrow vote to land the feature race on the card at the expense of Pendragon and Dubai Dynamo. Alan Swinbank has his team of horse in fine form at present and although the turf flat season is still young a number of his horses have been catching the eye. Mr Rainbow was good enough to get off the mark on his debut outing at Wolverhampton and was not discredited at Salisbury after finishing second to a horse that had lots more experience. He looks a horse with a bright future and connections don't seen afraid of carrying top weight on his seasonal debut. Pendragon has been progressive on the all weather this winter and bids for a four timer today. He has however risen seventeen pounds in the ratings since the start of his purple patch and with a career high mark to conquer a personal best will be required. Dubai Dynamo has been a consistent performer over the past couple of seasons winning five times in his career to date. He proved his wellbeing after finishing third of nineteen in a competitive handicap on the opening day of the turf season at Doncaster last weekend and another bold bid can be expected. Mr Rainbow remains the most unexposed horse in the race and with more to come form this progressive sort he gains the narrow vote.