Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Apprentice Handicap 1m 3f 183y
- (4yo+, 1m 3f 183y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 42.62s
- Off time: 17:25:32
|1st||1 Highlife Dancer||9/2|
|2nd||2 Dark And Dangerous||3||11/4f|
|3rd||5 Corn Maiden||2½||9/2|
Highlife Dancer 10
|6||133 9-7||M R Channon||Patrick Pilley (7)||60||9/2|
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 5
|6||130 9-4 v||B G Powell||Josh Baudains||57||11/4f|
Now What 318
|7||130 9-4||J G Portman||Ned Curtis||57||14/1|
Corn Maiden 26
|5||128 9-2||Mrs L Pearce||Lewis Walsh (3)||55||9/2|
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 14
|11||125 8-13||W J Musson||Josh Quinn (5)||52||7/2|
King's Road 26
|9||124 8-12 t||Mrs A L M King||P Millman||51||25/1|
Crouching Harry (IRE) 26
|5||124 8-12 p||Mrs A L M King||Joe Doyle||51||9/1|
Lambert Pen (USA) 14
|4||121 8-9||P W Hiatt||Rob Hornby (5)||48||12/1|
Stamp Duty (IRE) 32
|6||119 8-7||Suzzanne France||Jordan Vaughan||46||14/1|
||4||92||S C Williams||Aaron Jones||55||NR|
||4||88||D M Simcock||George Buckell||47||NR|
||9||9-5||A Hutchinson||Philip Prince||13/2|
Most of these find winning hard. Poste Restante remains a maiden but will be interesting if able to handle ground with cut on only a second start on Turf. There are ground concerns too about Cherry Princess as she was tailed off on her only start on soft but was good enough to claim a staying handicap at Goodwood last August, form that gives her strong claims here. She should not be too inconvenienced by the drop in trip either. Highlife Dancer is best when hearing his feet rattle whilst Corn Maiden is a possible but we'll go along with the veteran of the party in MAGICALMYSTERYTOUR. He goes well for an inexperienced pilot and arrives in good form after a couple of solid efforts. Admittedly, he hasn't won since 2010 but will handle soft ground and appeals as a solid each-way option at the very least.
Cherry Princess 6-1 (9-6) Led, brought field to stand side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sandy Cove (8-5) at Brighton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) gf.
Poste Restante 6-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, went 4th 3f out, riddden and went 3rd over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Sir Frank Morgan (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Highlife Dancer 14-1 (8-0) Keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Barwick (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed after 3f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Men Don't Cry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Corn Maiden 5-1fav (8-10) Towards rear, headway when edged left over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Anjuna Beach (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and headway over 3f out, kept on same final furlong, 6th of 12, 12l behind Anjuna Beach (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Lambert Pen (USA) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leader over 1f, prominent, challenged over 3f out until 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 13l behind Novel Dancer (10-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Held up, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Novel Dancer (10-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Now What 6-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, kept on and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Silver Samba (9-9) at Chepstow 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
King's Road 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 26l behind Anjuna Beach (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Stamp Duty (IRE) 40-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Frosty Berry (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.