Polonus Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 34.49s
- Off time: 17:15:19
|1st||2 Silk Sari||15/8f|
|2nd||3 Astra Hall||2¾||9/2|
Warlu Way 189
|7||133 9-7 t||M W Easterby||Danielle Mooney (7)||85||28/1|
Silk Sari 183
|4||133 9-7||L M Cumani||G Sanna (7)||85||15/8f|
Astra Hall 175
|5||130 9-4||R M Beckett||P C O'Donnell (7)||82||9/2|
Phosphorescence (IRE) 142
|4||129 9-3||Lady Cecil||Louis Steward (3)||81||9/1|
Dolphin Village (IRE) 212
|4||128 9-2||R A Fahey||Samantha Bell (5)||80||5/1|
|4||127 9-1||D O'Meara||Sam James||79||11/1|
|4||121 8-9||Mrs L Wadham||Robert Tart||73||12/1|
Beat The Tide 214
|4||120 8-8||M Dods||Connor Beasley (3)||72||11/2|
||4||91||J J Quinn||I J Brennan||79||NR|
||5||812||S C Williams||Aaron Jones||76||NR|
FORCED FAMILY FUN has the advantage of a run under his belt and it was it was good one too as the useful hurdler won eased down in soft ground at Newcastle. He's preferred to Omnipresent and gets the vote ahead of those returning to action. Silk Sari heads that list on November's third at Newmarket while the talented Louis Steward is good value for his 3lb allowance and he gets the leg-up on Kempton maiden winner Phosphorescence for the Cecil yard. Dolphin Village is another who may figure if running anywhere near his best on his reappearance.
Forced Family Fun 3-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr beating Rosie Rebel (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always behind, 14th of 16, 30l behind Dark Ruler (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Silk Sari 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Tweed (8-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Astra Hall 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 11th of 17, 12l behind Miss Cap Estel (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) sft in Nov.
Phosphorescence (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden to regain lead over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Kingston Eucalypt (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Pernica 18-1 (9-6) Held up in 5th, ridden and beaten 2f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Beat The Tide 11-5fav (8-13) Mostly tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, driven and one pace in 3rd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Grand Diamond (8-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Warlu Way 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 19l behind Thomas Hobson (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cashpoint (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Omnipresent 3-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 5l behind Arizona John (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.