Ptl Occupational Hygiene Asbestos Surveys Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £2,590
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 32.58s
- Off time: 18:00:52
|1st||5 Silk Drum||6/1|
|2nd||11 Tropical Bachelor||½||9/1|
Scarab (IRE) 217
|5||131 9-5||T D Walford||Luke Strong (7)||70||14/1|
Sumner (IRE) 17
|6||130 9-4||F Sheridan||P Pickard (3)||69||10/1|
Haljaferia (UAE) 23
|4||129 9-3||D R C Elsworth||Declan Cannon (3)||68||4/1f|
Silk Drum (IRE) 70
|5||127 9-1||J Howard Johnson||Lee Topliss (5)||66||6/1|
|4||127 9-1||L M Cumani||Talib Hussain (7)||66||13/2|
|4||124 8-12||J Mackie||Billy Cray (3)||63||14/1|
|4||123 8-11||Mrs K Walton||Kelly Harrison||62||9/1|
|4||122 8-10 t||M W Easterby||J P Sullivan (3)||61||8/1|
Bere Davis (FR) 15
|5||120 8-8 t||M A Barnes||Andrew Heffernan||59||16/1|
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 8
|4||120 8-8||T J Pitt||J P Fahy (5)||59||9/1|
Orkney (IRE) 20
|5||119 8-7 b1||Miss J A Camacho||P Donaghy (3)||58||25/1|
Andorn (GER) 26
|6||118 8-6||P A Kirby||R J Rowe (5)||57||40/1|
Miss Ferney 234
|6||117 8-5||A Kirtley||Charles Eddery (5) (ex1)||55||16/1|
|4||117 8-5 be||A J McCabe||T Atkinson (5) (ex1)||45||66/1|
||6||93||N Wilson||Non Runner||68||NR|
||10||9-4||A J McCabe||Declan Cannon||5/1|
MISTOFFELEES is arguably the most interesting runner in the field and is preferred to Hunters Belt, Tropical Bachelor and Silk Drum who are all of interest. The selection represents the powerful Newmarket yard of Luca Cumani and progressed steadily with each of his three starts last season. He hasn't achieved a great deal to date but it will be hugely surprising if this well related colt doesn't prove to be far better than his initial mark in time and he may be able to provide his young apprentice with a first winner under Rules. Hunters Belt is another moving into handicap company for the first time and the bumper winner has shown a little more making the frame twice in three starts. He may well have more to offer as a handicapper and makes the short-list. Tropical Bachelor has a top apprentice in the plate but is exposed as average and a bigger challenge may be posed by Silk Drum who is having his first start on the level for almost two years. Kataragama is another unexposed runner that should be monitored for support but it may prove devilishly difficult to get the better of Mistoffelees who could have his supporters purring with pleasure.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go a never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Goodlukin Lucy (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Silk Drum (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 3f, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Caffari (8-8) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Jul '08.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, every chance from over 2f out, led just over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind So Bazaar (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Kataragama 10-1 (9-1) In rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 7l behind Sudden Impulse (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Orkney (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden and some headway on outer over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 11, well behind Mountain Forest (8-2) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Haljaferia (UAE) 11-2 (8-9) Keen held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 6l behind Kames Park (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Mojeerr 12-1 (8-0) Pulled hard early, raced wide in touch, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 13, 6l behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Bere Davis (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, never a factor, 8th of 12, 8l behind Nufoudh (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Mistoffelees 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 6l behind Mutamayez (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Nayessence 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leader to 7f out, in touch, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 19l behind They All Laughed (8-12) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Andorn (GER) 16-1 (8-3) Always in rear, 10th of 11, well behind Waahej (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Fantino 14-1 (9-3) Led for 2f, chased leader, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 16, 12l behind Aine's Delight (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Sumner (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up last, switched right to inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 12, 4l behind Lytham (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Scarab (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 9f out, remained close up until ridden and weakened 3f out, 17th of 18, well behind Trip The Light (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Miss Ferney 15-2 (8-5) Held up on inside in mid-division, good headway from over 4f out, chased winner entring final 3f, ridden and switched right approaching final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Baltimore Jack (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.