TurfTV.co.uk Apprentice Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,267 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 0.00s
- Off time: 17:30:18
|1st||4 Six Wives||7/2|
Athwaab (ex6) 9
|4||135 9-9||Noel Quinlan||Charles Bishop (5)||60||9/4f|
Sherjawy (IRE) 9
|7||133 9-7||Miss Z C Davison||Matthew Lawson (3)||64||9/1|
Black Baccara 1
|4||132 9-6 be||P S McEntee||T Atkinson||63||9/2|
Six Wives 13
|4||131 9-5||D Nicholls||Leonna Mayor (5)||62||7/2|
Simple Rhythm 6
|5||126 9-0 p||J Ryan||Bradley Bosley (7)||57||7/2|
Commandingpresence (USA) 42
|5||119 8-7||J J Bridger||R Clark||50||9/1|
||4||8-10||M S Saunders||Ashley Morgan||4/1|
Black Baccara was engaged at Nottingham yesterday with a very good chance and would be an obvious threat if taking her place here. ATHWAAB, withdrawn at Brighton yesterday, is better known as a Polytrack performer and has won from higher marks than this. He has been in excellent form recently under today's rider and is still well enough handicapped to gain his seventh career victory. Simple Rhythm has had 20 runs since last successful yet is still 1lb higher while Commandingpresence has yet to win a race despite having 46 starts. Sherjawy should go well as he's best over a quick 5f and is well treated while Six Wives is 10lb lower than when scoring at Wolverhampton in February, though she's never won on turf.
Six Wives 14-1 (8-12) Prominent on rail, ridden 3f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-7) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sherjawy (IRE) 18-1 (8-7) Led 1f, close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Commandingpresence (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Simple Rhythm 50-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Collect Art (9-0) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Athwaab 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Imaginary Diva (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Black Baccara 10-1 (8-9) Led, edged right 2f out, ridden and headed close home, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Absa Lutte (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.