Castlemead Care Apprentice Handicap 5f 10y
- (3yo+, 5f 10y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 59.43s
- Off time: 18:00:21
|3rd||3 Triple Dream||nk||8/1|
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 15
|8||140 10-0||J A Osborne||Eddie Linehan (2)||75||4/1|
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 7
|5||138 9-12||Karen George||Ryan While (2)||73||8/1|
Triple Dream 15
|8||137 9-11 pt||J M Bradley||Will Pettis (4)||72||8/1|
Danzoe (IRE) 34
|6||137 9-11||Mrs C A Dunnett||Michael J M Murphy||72||14/1|
Ryan Style (IRE) 18
|7||132 9-6 v||Mrs L Williamson||William Twiston-Davies||67||4/1|
Griffin Point (IRE) 14
|6||125 8-13 b||W R Muir||George Downing||60||7/2f|
Catflap (IRE) 12
|4||121 8-9 p||D Haydn Jones||Rosie Jessop||54||4/1|
Sophie's Beau (USA) 18
|6||121 8-9 b||M C Chapman||Danielle Mooney (4)||51||33/1|
||4||91||Miss O Maylam||William Twiston-Davies||62||NR|
||4||9-5||M S Saunders||Matthew Lawson||13/2|
Plenty of these have been struggling to get their head in front but the blinkers appear to have reawakened the enthusiasm of GRIFFIN POINT and Willie Musson's mare can arrest a long losing run. Drawnfromthepast isn't quite as effective on turf as he is on artificial surfaces though his five previous wins have been obtained when the going has some element of firm in the description. Triple Dream won a recent handicap on Lingfield's Polytrack and gets to take his chance off a 7lb lower mark tonight. Ryan Style has ability but it's now two years since he visited the winner's enclosure, while Charming has a decent jockey booking in Willie Twiston-Davies. Sophie's Beau is racing from out of the handicap and Michael Chapman's six-year-old could be of interest at longer odds as he held other potential engagements closer to his North Yorkshire base.
Charming (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Taken to post early, chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 1f out, ridden and headway to lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Catflap (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, led stand side group halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Verus Delicia (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance when short of room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Blanc De Chine (9-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Triple Dream 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Griffin Point (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ryan Style (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 4l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Danzoe (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) In touch towards rear, effort on inner over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, joined winner over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.