6f. (Class 6) 3-y-o plus14 Ran
Mitch Ricketts 18th Birthday Handicap of £5,527.00 3-y-o plus
1st - £2,322.00, 2nd - £1,090.00, 3rd - £545.00, 4th - £300.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 14 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider interference approximately 1½ furlongs after the start when Rubee Forty (GB), unplaced, ridden by Kieran O'Neill, interfered with Zartaj (USA), unplaced, ridden by Hector Crouch.
O’Neill was cautioned for careless riding as he had edged slightly right-handed when insufficiently clear of Zartaj (USA), causing Crouch to take a brief check.
An enquiry was held to consider the placings in this race after interference on the run to the line when the winner, Secret Potion (GB), ridden by Trevor Whelan, interfered with Napping (GB), placed second, ridden by Stefano Cherchi.
The Stewards considered that the interference had not improved Secret Potion (GB)’s placing as despite receiving a slight bump on the run to the line, the momentum lost by Napping (GB) was in the Stewards' opinion less than the official winning margin of half a length, and Secret Potion (GB) was going away at the line.
The interference was found to be accidental as Secret Potion (GB) had shifted quickly right-handed under a left-handed drive, making brief contact with Napping (GB).
Stefano Cherchi, the rider of Napping (GB), placed second, was suspended for 4 days for using his whip above the permitted level from 1½ furlongs out.
Following the race, Tyler Heard reported that Moosmee (IRE), placed seventh, hung badly left-handed and Aled Beech reported that Silver Diva (GB), unplaced, hung right-handed.
Time 1m. 14.08 secs, which is 0.12 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £276.70
Tote Trifecta- £3699.90
Stewards Enquiry - Result Stands