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18:00 Windsor

Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series Amateurs' Handicap (Class 5)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 135y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 28.54s
  • Off Time: 18:00:46
  • 16 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
15/2

    1(4)
    Silk - Emerald Green and Red (quartered), striped sleeves
    15/2
    • Form 0/80-801
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 74

    close up, chased clear leader over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out

    2(6)
    Silk - Purple, Beige diamond, sleeves and cap
    11/2
    • Form 07-3716
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 74

    tracked leader, led 6f out and clear 5f out, reduced lead 3f out, weakened and headed inside final furlong

    3(5)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap
    • Form 3-15467
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 72

    chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place

    4(3)
    Silk - Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap
    • Form 25/653-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 71

    keen hold in touch, chased leaders 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

    5(12)
    Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Emerald Green and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 5-71453
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 69

    held up in mid-division, good headway on inside over 3f out, hard ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, driven to lead and edged left inside final furlong

    6(10)
    Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond
    15/2
    • Form 3887-08
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 68

    held up towards rear, good headway from 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, driven to lead briefly inside final furlong, unable to quicken

    7(11)
    Silk - Emerald Green and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap
    20/1
    • Form 28091-0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 66

    took keen hold and always in rear

    8(8)
    Silk - Grey, Maroon chevron, hooped cap

    Smart John

    24 D
    50/1
    • Form 26/894-7
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 63

    held up towards rear, effort and wide outside and driven over 2f out, soon hung left and weakened

    9(13)
    Silk - Red and Emerald Green (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap
    11/2
    • Form 086753
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 60

    close up, hard driven 2f out, soon weakened

    10(16)
    Silk - PINK and DARK BLUE stripes, DARK BLUE sleeves, PINK diabolo and cap

    Agilete

    39 D
    15/2
    • Form 535403
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 56

    slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway and hung right over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong

    11(1)
    Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots
    14/1
    • Form 456731
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 52

    slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway towards outside over 2f out, soon not much room, driven and stayed on inside final furlong

    12(9)
    Silk - DARK BLUE, RED cap, GREEN spots
    66/1
    • Form 0/08-087
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 45

    led at strong pace, headed 6f out, ridden along over 4f out, weakened 3f out

    13(2)
    Silk - Black, Red cross belts, Black sleeves, Beige armlets, Black and Red quartered cap
    15/2
    • Form 363513
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 62

    chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

    14(7)
    Silk - Purple, Pink Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
    • Form 521297
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 58

    mid-division, ridden along 4f out, gradually weakened

    15(15)
    Silk - Yellow, Black inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Black diamond
    • Form 78600
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 49

    always behind

    16(14)
    Silk - Dark Green, Gold diamond, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and Gold quartered cap
    • Form 979880
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 47

    in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened

    In depth

    Verdict

    Regency Red gets the vote over Le Corvee, with Wait For The Will and Agilete other leading players. Regency Red does not win too often these days but captured an amateurs' selling contest at Wolverhampton nine days ago under today's pilot, and as this is little better, he need not improve much to follow up. Le Corvee won another leg of this series at Newmarket before finishing third over hurdles at Newton Abbot, and is another that should go well despite a rise in the weights. Wait For The Will ran well in defeat at headquarters last time, but it must be pointed out that she has not won on Turf for three years, while Agilete has struggled in this grade of late. Bets should be kept to the bare minimum, with just a small vote of confidence going to Regency Red.

    Formwatch

    Le Corvee (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied and stayed on to lead last strides, won at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gf in May beating Bavarica (10-13) by a nk, 13 ran.

    Ocean Avenue (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Led, headed after 2f, with clear leader, led again 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong and weakened, 6th of 9, 8l behind Rehearsed (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcap (5) gf in Jul.

    King Kasyapa (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, effort 2f out, every chance, no extra over 1f out, no chance with first two, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Great View (11-2) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul '06.

    Wait For The Will (USA) 16-1 (11-7) Keen, held up mid-division, took closer order 4f out, effort when hung right over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 19, 3 1/2l behind Jacaranda (10-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gd in Jul.

    Mystic Storm 8-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, effort on wide outside over 2f out, not reached leaders, 8th of 15, 6l behind Rustic Gold (8-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.

    Mr Mischief 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Down The Brick (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.

    Regency Red (IRE) 3-1fav (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, led towards finish, won at W'hampton 1m 4f amt stk (6) pol in Jun beating Alexian (10-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

    Raquel White 8-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, every chance over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Global Traffic (10-1) at Chepstow 1m 4f amt hcp (6) hvy in Jul.