bookmakers.co.uk 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap (Part Of The Racing Excellence Initiative) 5f

  • (4yo+, 5f, Class 6, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 57.70s
  • Off time: 12:42:15
Full result
Result 12:40 Southwell
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Imjin River 9/2
2nd 2 Major Muscari 3/1
3rd 7 Upper Lambourn 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 362012-
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Pearl Noir 7
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:Matthew Hopkins
  • Form: 362012-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7hb
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 hb S Dixon Matthew Hopkins 55 11/4f
2 (2) 332221-
Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Major Muscari (IRE) 9
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Alex Hopkinson
  • Form: 332221-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 p S A Harris Alex Hopkinson (5) 53 3/1
3 (6) 756622-
Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Errigal Lad 38
  • T:G Woodward
  • J:Jack Garritty
  • Form: 756622-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
9 130 9-4 G Woodward Jack Garritty (3) 52 10/1
4 (9) 869626-
Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Lucky Mark (IRE) 9
  • T:G Moss
  • J:Alfie Warwick
  • Form: 869626-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 p G Moss Alfie Warwick (3) 52 10/1
5 (10) 46344-5
Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Amis Reunis 3
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Jordan Hibberd
  • Form: 46344-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 p A Berry Jordan Hibberd (3) 52 14/1
6 (4) 530697-
White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Lord Buffhead 31
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:Melissa Thompson
  • Form: 530697-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 p R C Guest Melissa Thompson (5) 50 20/1
7 (7) 920895-
Yellow, black hoop, black sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap Upper Lambourn (IRE) 9
  • T:C N Kellett
  • J:R J Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 920895-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 t C N Kellett R J Fitzpatrick 49 8/1
8 (5) 0000/68-
Royal Blue, Beige disc and sleeves Lucky Mellor 23
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:Paul Booth
  • Form: 0000/68-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12t
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 t F P Murtagh Paul Booth (3) 46 33/1
9 (11) 595594-
Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Imjin River (IRE) 5
  • T:W Stone
  • J:Louis Steward
  • Form: 595594-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12t
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 t W Stone Louis Steward 46 9/2
10 (1) 869355-
Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, check cap Chateau Lola 16
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Adam McLean
  • Form: 869355-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12v
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 124 8-12 v D Shaw Adam McLean 45 14/1
11 (3) 607896-
PINK, DARK BLUE cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Mrs Medley 9
  • T:Miss A Stokell
  • J:Aaron Jones
  • Form: 607896-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
8 124 8-12 Miss A Stokell Aaron Jones (3) 45 100/1

In depth

Verdict

Pearl Noir attempted to make all in a classified race over 6f here a week ago. But he was caught in the closing stages and if similar tactics are employed today, he could set up the race for MAJOR MUSCARI. The latter had Lucky Mark back in sixth when scoring at Wolverhampton last time and had earlier found only one too good in a better contest over track and trip. Amis Reunis is closely matched with the selection on latest running while Errigal Lad has been placed here on a couple of occasions and could also figure. Upper Lambourn faced stiffer competition in a claimer last time and is another to consider.

Formwatch

Imjin River (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.

Major Muscari (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, switched inside 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Hamis Al Bin (9-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Upper Lambourn (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) In touch towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Shawkantango (8-8) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.

Errigal Lad 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway before 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Spellmaker (9-4) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.

Lucky Mark (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) With leader, driven and lost place 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Major Muscari (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Pearl Noir 7-4fav (8-7) Soon led, clear over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Borough Boy (9-0) at Southwell 6f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.

Chateau Lola 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 2l behind My Time (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Amis Reunis 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.

Lucky Mellor 33-1 (8-5) Led until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Thorpe Bay (9-2) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.

Lord Buffhead 11-2 (9-1) Behind, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11l behind The Dancing Lord (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Mrs Medley 100-1 (8-10) Keen led, headed halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 25l behind Go Far (9-5) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.