Bet At bluesq.com Apprentice Selling Stakes 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 30.43s
- Off time: 13:30:29
|1st||3 Discovery Bay||4/6f|
|2nd||6 Mount Abora||7||6/1|
Reasons Unknown (IRE) 2
|5||136 9-10||T McLaughlin||Charles Bishop (3)||54||7/2|
|4||133 9-7||T J Pitt||Noel Garbutt (5)||63||14/1|
Discovery Bay 21
|5||131 9-5||C F Swan||Robert Tart (5)||78||4/6f|
|8||131 9-5||M H Tompkins||Jordon McMurray (7)||59||16/1|
Mount Abora (IRE) 46
|6||126 9-0||Mrs L J Mongan||Thomas Brown (5)||61||6/1|
Total Obsession 23
|6||126 9-0 v1||M R Hoad||Philip Prince (5)||43||100/1|
|4||123 8-11||W R Muir||Ryan Tate (5)||50||66/1|
||5||95 p||L Carter||Aaron Chave||53||NR|
Ay Tay Tate (IRE)
||6||9-10||D C Griffiths||K T O'Neill||7/2|
DISCOVERY BAY is a rare runner here for Charlie Swan and the Dundalk winner is well clear of today's opposition on official ratings. He should take care of Reasons Unknown, who scored at Kempton on Wednesday, on these terms and is hard to oppose. Course winner Electrician has yet to race over this longer trip but it's no problem for Mount Abora, beaten a length in similar company over track and trip in December. Locum has won at Wolverhampton but may need his first start since September.
Irons On Fire (USA) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, led briefly after 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 9l behind Icelander (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Discovery Bay 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, bit short of room in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 5l behind Gretzky (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Jan.
Mount Abora (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Priestley's Reward (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Reasons Unknown (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Steadied start, held up towards rear, good headway towards inside 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, just held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Commercial (9-5) by shd, 11 ran.
Electrician 4-1fav (9-4) Took keen hold, soon led and set steady pace, headed over 6f out, chased leader, led again narrowly 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Gunner Will (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Locum 4-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, driven and one pace over 1f out, well held in 4th when edged left final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Critical Point (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Sangrail 33-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 12, 12l behind Fonterutoli (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Total Obsession 66-1 (8-3) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, ridden and behind 3f out, 12th of 13, 31l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.