BDN Construction Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 50y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 50y, Class 5, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 16.06s
  • Off time: 17:00:55
Full result
Result 17:00 Nottingham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Almuftarris 9/1
2nd 3 Follow The Flag 20/1
3rd 2 Dazzling Valentine nk 18/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (11) 305641
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Danube River (ex6) 9
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Michael J M Murphy
  • Form: 305641
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 135 9-9 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 68 5/2f
2 (4) 236219
Dark Blue, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red and White check cap Dazzling Valentine 12
  • T:A Bailey
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 236219
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 A Bailey Natasha Eaton (5) 68 18/1
3 (9) 036971
Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Follow The Flag (IRE) (ex6) 7
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:D H Bergin
  • Form: 036971
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-8v
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
8 134 9-8 v A J Mccabe D H Bergin (5) 62 20/1
4 (2) 845750
Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Laughing Jack 12
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:George Downing
  • Form: 845750
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 A W Carroll George Downing (5) 67 20/1
5 (3) 713930
Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Ela Gonda Mou 10
  • T:P Charalambous
  • J:Rosie Jessop
  • Form: 713930
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop (3) 66 7/1
6 (6) 443
White, Pink epaulets Spring Tonic 20
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:P Hills
  • Form: 443
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 L M Cumani P Hills 70 7/2
7 (10) 045437
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Almuftarris (USA) 19
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:Ashley Morgan
  • Form: 045437
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 b E A L Dunlop Ashley Morgan (3) 70 9/1
8 (8) 413434
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Fine Altomis 19
  • T:M Dods
  • J:Connor Nichol
  • Form: 413434
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 M Dods Connor Nichol (7) 68 12/1
9 (5) 614256
Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Mr Fickle (IRE) 51
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Harry Bentley
  • Form: 614256
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2p1
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 p1 G L Moore Harry Bentley 67 11/1
10 (12) 065723
Yellow, Royal Blue braces, hooped sleeves Maybeme 7
  • T:N Bycroft
  • J:Shirley Teasdale
  • Form: 065723
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10p
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 p N Bycroft Shirley Teasdale (5) 54 16/1
11 (7) 471562
White, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Titus Bolt (IRE) 15
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:Kieren Fox
  • Form: 471562
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9v
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 v J R Boyle Kieren Fox 60 20/1
12 (1) 07767
Black and yellow check, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Spanish Trail 32
  • T:C N Kellett
  • J:Jack Duern
  • Form: 07767
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 51
  • Naps:
3 117 8-5 C N Kellett Jack Duern (5) 51 150/1

In depth

Verdict

Danube River returned to winning ways at Bath last week. An apprentice cancels out a chunk of her 6lb penalty and she's expected to make another bold bid. Follow The Flag is another recent winner carrying a penalty and he won't be far away but the lightly-raced SPRING TONIC makes more appeal. He'll appreciate this longer trip after the obligatory three runs in maidens and could prove well handicapped. Dazzling Valentine got the better of the disappointing Almuftarris at Brighton last month but recent Folkestone runner-up Titus Bolt is preferred.

Formwatch

Almuftarris (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up in rear, carried right over 6f out, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 8l behind Silver Bullitt (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.

Follow The Flag (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Spyder (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.

Dazzling Valentine 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakening when hung left over 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 29l behind Grand Liaison (8-4) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.

Ela Gonda Mou 28-1 (8-9) Chased leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon went right, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.

Laughing Jack 66-1 (8-3) Switched to race centre start, behind, ridden and outpaced 3f out, edged left towards stands side over 2f out, never on terms, 13th of 28, 10l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Maybeme 9-2fav (10-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Fine Altomis 6-1 (9-7) Led early, chased leader, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.

Spring Tonic 10-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, no impression, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Net Whizz (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.

Danube River 5-1 (8-12) Made all, pushed along over 2f out,in command when ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating The Giving Tree (9-5) by 3l, 11 ran.

Titus Bolt (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven and rallied towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Thecornishcowboy (9-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.

Mr Fickle (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 9, 5l behind My Mate Jake (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.

Spanish Trail 66-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, lost place over 4f out, well beaten when hung left over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Iceman George (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.