17:00 Navan Sun 14 October 2018

  • New Troytown Bar Apprentice Handicap
  • 1m, Yielding (Straight: Yielding to Soft in places)
  • 15 Runners
  • Winner€7,392.002nd€2,292.003rd€1,092.004th€492.005th€192.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 46.81sOff time:17:01:29
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1
(12)
410-0OR: 80D
12/1

Has struggled since winning his maiden but the drop back to 1m is in his favour and this represents quite a drop in class. Any rain would in his favour and would put him in the reckoning.

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2
(18)
39-10OR: 79
14/1

Not disgraced in three attempts since Curragh 7f win in August but possible the 6lb rise he incurred for that is a stumbling block.

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4
(15)
69-6OR: 72D
2/1

Hugely improved this teem for the switch to current trainer and won with plenty in hand at Roscommon and Gowran Park on contrasting ground. A further 13lb rise in better class makes things harder but certainly on the upgrade and looks a major player

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5
(11)
59-6OR: 72CD
9/1

Took advantage of a hold up ride in a strongly run race here at the start of the month. a 6lb rise in a better race demands more but could get a similar pace to aim at which would put him the equation.

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6
(10)
39-6OR: 75D
10/1

Off the mark in heavy ground at Listowel at this trip but that form has taken several knocks since,

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7
(4)
39-5OR: 74D
50/1

Shock 50/1 win at Cork at the start of the campaign but hasn't beaten a single rival in all 5 other starts.

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8
(8)
49-5OR: 71
8/1

Won at Dundalk last winter and ran well when second next time following a nine month absence. Below form at Listowel since and now stepping up to 1m for the first time.

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11
(1)
39-2OR: 71BFD
7/1

Sole win was gained at Bellewstown in the summer but remains 6lb above that mark and probably needs respite from the handicapper.

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12
(14)
39-2OR: 71
11/2

Well backed when winning on debut in the spring on soft. Not disgraced in two starts since and still early days with this been just the fourth run of his career.

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14
(6)
39-0OR: 69
33/1

Didn't show a great deal for Sir Michael Stoute and well beaten only start for this having changed hands for 36,000 gns in July. Plenty to prove for now.

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15
(16)
38-13OR: 68D
16/1

Beat a subsequent winner in Bellewstown claimer before finding heavy ground against back in handicap company next time. Each way claims providing they don't get too much rain.

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16
(13)
58-13OR: 65BFD
16/1

Good second on penultimate start but failed to build on that latest and has never been the easiest to catch right.

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17
(3)
88-13OR: 65D
20/1

Not beaten far when fifth in a blanket finish in a claimer last time but his record of one turf win in 28 starts tells a story and will do well to double that here.

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19
48-7OR: 59D
33/1

1lb below his Cork win in the mud back in March but really struggling of late and not difficult to look elsewhere.

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20
48-7OR: 59
50/1

Pretty much all downhill since his two-year-old days and needs to bounce back on his first run since joining current yard.

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Non-Runners

3
(2)
Shifted Strategy31
39-8OR: 77
T: J A StackJ: K K Hennessy
9
(5)
Pushaq39
59-4OR: 70
T: Anthony McCannJ: Unknown Jockey
10
(9)
Nivvo66
59-3OR: 69
T: T CollinsJ: D M Redmond
13
(17)
Fearaun12
39-0OR: 69
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P O'Connor
18
(7)
Avalanche11
98-11OR: 63
T: T J O'MaraJ: Gavin Peter Brouder
21
Vocal Relation112
38-4OR: 59
T: J S BolgerJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
16Warp Factor49-1214/1Full Result
T: J P ShanahanJ: T P Madden

Betting

Forecast

Best Not Argue (2/1), Pushaq (5/1), Rock Sound (11/2), Passing Trade (7/1), Massa Lubrense (8/1), Hasselnott (9/1), Quinns Red Rose (10/1), Shifted Strategy (10/1), Agent Zigzag (12/1), Vocal Music (14/1), Akua (16/1), Prove The Point (16/1), Vocal Relation (16/1), Avalanche (16/1), Reckless Lad (20/1), Nivvo (20/1), Our Anniversary (33/1), Herdwick (33/1), Fearaun (33/1), Extrasensory (50/1), Lonely The Brave (50/1)

Verdict

BEST NOT ARGUE has been a revelation since joining Joseph O'Brien and can complete the hat-trick despite facing a stiffer task. It might be dangerous to dismiss the recent win of PUSHAQ as fluke and from his favourable draw he rates a danger. AGENT ZIGZAG is worth keeping an eye on back in calmer waters.
  1. Best Not Argue
  2. Pushaq
  3. Agent Zigzag

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