CGA Racing Excellence Apprentice Handicap (Whips Shall Be Carried But Not Used) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Good to Firm (Last 2f: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 45.42s
- Off time: 17:50:10
|1st||1 Lady Sylvia||9/2|
|2nd||7 Lambert Pen||1||8/1|
Lady Sylvia 11
|4||134 9-8||J Tuite||P Millman||65||9/2|
|3||133 9-7||R Hannon||Cameron Hardie (7)||69||6/1|
South Cape 33
|10||133 9-7||G L Moore||Jayne Farwell (7)||64||3/1|
|3||131 9-5 h||Mrs L Richards||Shelley Birkett||67||10/1|
Catchanova (IRE) 11
|6||126 9-0||Eve Johnson Houghton||Charlie Bennett (5)||57||11/4f|
Lambert Pen (USA) 21
|3||119 8-7||M R Channon||Daniel Cremin (5)||52||8/1|
Olivers Mount 84
|3||119 8-7||E F Vaughan||Oisin Murphy||47||10/1|
||3||93||A M Balding||Jack Garritty||65||NR|
||4||8-12||B R Millman||Ian Burns||11/1|
Three-year-olds outnumber the older horses in this but few of them have shown any worthwhile form so far. Moortahan is probably the most interesting of them but took a backward step here on his return to action. All of CATCHANOVA's victories have been achieved off higher marks than this and he has been running well this summer without reward. This may be his chance to get back on track as he gets 7lb from Gary Moore's veteran South Cape, who was only beaten a neck at Lingfield last time but is still edging up the weights. Lady Sylvia was well behind the selection in an amateurs' race at Goodwood last time.
Signature Dish (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Visit Copenhagen (9-4) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Lady Sylvia 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 15l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Lambert Pen (USA) 14-1 (8-7) Steadied start towards rear, moderate headway final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Mr Fickle (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Moortahan 10-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Paradise Watch (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
South Cape 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind The Mongoose (9-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Catchanova (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed when hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Olivers Mount 80-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 26l behind Morpheus (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Beep 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 12, 16l behind Talented Kid (9-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.