Gordon's Apprentice Handicap 7f

  • (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 27.83s
  • Off time: 18:20:27
Full result
Result 18:20 Goodwood
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Good Authority 7/2f
2nd 4 Bravo Echo ½ 4/1
3rd 6 Tidentime hd 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 475-432
Royal Blue, White stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap Good Authority (IRE) 21
  • T:Karen George
  • J:Thomas Brown
  • Form: 475-432
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 Karen George Thomas Brown (3) 85 7/2f
2 (4) 2/90300
White, red cross belts, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Ortac Rock (IRE) 6
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 2/90300
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 t Richard Hannon Cam Hardie (7) 84 28/1
3 (2) 421-223
White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 34
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:Nathan Alison
  • Form: 421-223
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 R A Teal Nathan Alison (3) 82 4/1
4 (1) 243603
DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Bravo Echo 21
  • T:M J Attwater
  • J:Nicole Nordblad
  • Form: 243603
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 M J Attwater Nicole Nordblad (3) 82 4/1
5 (6) 77-5872
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Starwatch 6
  • T:J J Bridger
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 77-5872
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 J J Bridger William Twiston-Davies (3) 80 6/1
6 (9) 70508-1
Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Tidentime (USA) 13
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 70508-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 M R Channon Charles Bishop (3) 79 12/1
7 (3) 68-7517
PURPLE, pink disc, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Mike 8
  • T:Mrs A J Perrett
  • J:R Clark
  • Form: 68-7517
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett R Clark 78 13/2
8 (5) 461-000
White, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Green cap Rocky Reef 21
  • T:P Hide
  • J:P Hills
  • Form: 461-000
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 v P Hide P Hills 77 20/1
9 (8) 0173-18
Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Golden Desert (IRE) 120
  • T:S Dow
  • J:Ian Burns
  • Form: 0173-18
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 S Dow Ian Burns (5) 75 50/1
10 (10) 96221-7
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Don Libre 18
  • T:P F I Cole
  • J:Ashley Morgan
  • Form: 96221-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11t
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 t P F I Cole Ashley Morgan 70 18/1

In depth

Verdict

Good Authority and Jack Of Diamonds have both been threatening a return to winning ways and the former finished ahead of Bravo Echo when runner-up over track and trip last time. Tidentime has something to prove over today's distance on the back of a 6f victory at Lingfield while Sir Mike never looked like following up his Polytrack win when only seventh at Sandown last week. Don Libre has a shout back over 7f but STARWATCH is a course and distance winner and after a good effort at Newbury six days ago, John Bridger's charge looks set to make a bold bid in this.

Formwatch

Good Authority (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Held up in last pair, still there and plenty to do 2f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, strong run insid eifnal furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Magic City (8-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Bravo Echo 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until outpaced to 3rd final 100 yards, kept on well to hold 3rd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Magic City (8-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Tidentime (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Picture Dealer (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.

Rocky Reef 33-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Magic City (8-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Golden Desert (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Russian Ice (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.

Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 7-4fav (8-13) In touch, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Boots And Spurs (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.

Sir Mike 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 14, 6l behind Roserrow (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Ortac Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final 2f, last of 10, 19l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Starwatch 28-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Don Libre 15-2 (8-7) In touch on rail, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace after, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Trojan Rocket (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.