32Red.com All Weather 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Final Handicap (Part of the Racing Excellence Initiative) 1m 5f
- (4yo+, 1m 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,090 2nd £1,208 3rd £604
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 50.88s
- Off time: 14:10:21
Munsarim (IRE) 8
|7||134 9-8 b||L Carter||Louis Steward||74||7/2|
Rowan Ridge 21
|6||131 9-5||W J Knight||Jamie Coates (5)||71||9/2|
Mahadee (IRE) 8
|9||129 9-3 b||Tom Dascombe||Jennifer Powell (3)||69||7/1|
|5||128 9-2 t||J Ryan||Jordon McMurray (3)||68||8/1|
Sian Gwalia 7
|4||126 9-0||D M Simcock||Georgean Buckell||69||3/1f|
Bert The Alert 19
|6||121 8-9||Mrs L J Mongan||Charlotte Jenner||61||7/2|
||5||9-5||B G Powell||Robert Tart||9/4|
Musarim arrives in good form having landed a double over 1m2f here earlier this month, but that's the furthest he's travelled so far. He beat Mahadee last time but the latter is better over today's trip and may reverse running. However, ROWAN RIDGE returned to winning ways over 1m4f here three weeks ago with Thecornishcowboy down the field and Bill Knight's charge gets the nod in the opener raised only 2lb. Sian Gwalia has a 6lb rise to contend with for last week's victory at Wolverhampton while Bert The Alert's earlier win came over 2m in a seller and he'll find this tougher.
Mahadee (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Held up towards rear and keen, headway 6f out to tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Munsarim (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Thecornishcowboy 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Rocky Elsom (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bert The Alert 4-1 (8-9) Took keen hold and held up in rear, headway and switched right to inside over 1f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ordensritter (9-11) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Munsarim (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon led and hung right, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol beating Gaelic Silver (9-2) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Sian Gwalia 8-15fav (9-2) Tracked leading pair, smooth headway on inside 2f out, not clear run when switched right and poised to challenge over 1f out, led on bit inside final furlong, unextended, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Star Of Namibia (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Rowan Ridge 6-1 (9-6) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened 2f out, held on gamely inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating My Lord (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.