Windsor

  • 19:25 Trailfinders Worldwide Fly Drive Experts Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.80s
  • Off time: 19:26:38
19:25 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmoral Castle 6/1
2nd Billy Blue 4/1
3rd Choral Festival 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 59/15-76 Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Flashheart (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-0 t1 M P Tregoning Jim Crowley 75 5/16.00
2 (8) 35-4121 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 45
Distance Winner
5 9-12 J G Portman Ned Curtis (7) 73 6/17.00
3 (5) 106-877 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Couloir Extreme (IRE) 18
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 v1 G L Moore R L Moore 70 8/19.00
4 (7) 263724 Red, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, white diamond Nubar Boy 4
Course Winner
7 9-9 p Ian Williams George Downing (5) 70 12/113.00
5 (4) 646 Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Carraig Rock 19
4 9-9 H Morrison Oisin Murphy 70 22/123.00
6 (9) 411636 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 J J Bridger William Carson 66 12/113.00
7 (2) 221-8 Purple, Silver chevron, quartered cap Billy Blue 38
3 9-4 J H M Gosden W Buick 75 4/15.00
8 (6) 0226 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Gang Warfare 12
3 9-2 O Stevens J P Spencer 73 5/16.00
9 (1) 4-85086 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Malachim Mist (IRE) 9
3 9-2 R Hannon R Hughes 73 6/17.00
Non runners
10 (3)96-45Scoppio Del Carro38-10A M BaldingDavid Probert67

Verdict

Billy Blue may well have the class to take this as he's lightly-raced and on a good mark but he didn't look totally straightforward on reappearance and may not represent too much in the way of value. Gang Warfare looks the other possible improver on show but we'll go with MALACHIM MIST despite the unappealing form figures by his name. He's very well treated if rediscovering his juvenile form and his recent sixth of seven at Salisbury was nowhere near as bad as the numbers suggest. He was only beaten a couple of lengths and is a speculative choice upped to 1m2f for the first time off a tempting mark. Balmoral Castle has worked his way up to a career-high mark and is more or less guaranteed to run his race. The Portman gelding is certainly one for all shortlists.