Bet Blue Square On Your Mobile Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 7.34s
- Off time: 14:10:49
|1st||1 Captain Cardington||13/2|
|2nd||3 Excellent News||½||14/1|
Captain Cardington (IRE) 25
|3||136 9-10 v1||M R Channon||Martin Harley||64||13/2|
|3||132 9-6||M H Tompkins||J P Fahy||60||4/1|
Excellent News (IRE) 15
|3||132 9-6||J W Hills||Ryan Powell||60||14/1|
Always Eager 137
|3||132 9-6||M Johnston||Daryl Byrne (3)||60||6/4f|
Saucy Cat (IRE) 13
|3||128 9-2||J R Best||Harvey Mason (5)||56||7/1|
|3||128 9-2||P D Evans||Matthew Cosham||56||9/1|
Mallt (IRE) 19
|3||117 8-5 be||P J McBride||Raul Da Silva||45||33/1|
Bojangle (IRE) 14
|3||117 8-5 be||D J S ffrench Davis||Josh Baudains (3) (ex1)||45||14/1|
Jack's Revenge (IRE)
||3||9-5||George Baker||Matthew Davies||15/8|
Always Eager is dropped in class and stepped up in distance for his return to action and may well figure, but SAUCY CAT has the more recent form. She improved when third over C&D earlier this month on her first start over today's trip and Harvey Mason's 5lb claim could give her the edge in this contest. Chankillo has four lengths to find with the latter but didn't get the best of runs last time and should finish closer, but Captain Cardington and Excellent News have both failed to build on promising efforts at the end of last year. Complex won at Wolverhampton last month but has struggled off today's higher mark since then.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) In touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, last of 6, 10l behind Shabora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Excellent News (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Berlusca (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Chankillo 7-2 (9-7) Led, headed over 8f out, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind News Desk (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Always Eager 22-1 (7-12) Led, ridden 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 5th of 10, 5l behind Mr Spiggott (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Saucy Cat (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind News Desk (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bojangle (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Samasana (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Complex 8-1 (9-2) Led early, prominent, ridden over 3f out, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Gabrial's King (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mallt (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden and swishing tail from over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Clean Bowled (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.