17:35 Ascot

Friday 12 May 2017

All17:3518:0518:4019:1519:5020:20

    Wood & Wood Signs Apprentice Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   1m 7f 209y  |   Good to Firm  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:35  |   Winning time: 3m 31.37s
1st
Horse silk
5
(2)
9/2
T: M L W BellJ: Louis Steward
Held up in mid-division, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led on bit 2f out, pushed along and edged left final furlong, stayed on tchd 4/1 and tchd 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
¾
1
(9)
510-3
11/2
T: A KingJ: Hollie Doyle
Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon chasing winner, stayed on inside final furlong but not quite pace to challenge op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
(8)
9/4f
T: A M BaldingJ: Joshua Bryan (5)
Led after 1 1/2f, steadied tempo over 10f out, tried to quicken over 2f out, headed and edged left 2f out, mostly chased winner until over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong op 3/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
(7)
16/1
T: P HendersonJ: Tyler Saunders (7)
Tracked clear leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
hd
10
(6)
25/1
T: S KirkJ: Mitch Godwin (3)
Held up in 4th, closed 3f out, disputing 2nd over 2f out, soon every chance until winner quickened on, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
1
7
(10)
20/1
T: P PhelanJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Held up in last pair, plugged on final furlong, never threatened op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
2
(5)
12/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: M M Monaghan
Started slowly, held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
½
4
(1)
9/2
T: S GollingsJ: Finley Marsh (7)
Mid-division on inside, some headway when hung right inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out op 11/2 tchd 5/1
9th
Horse silk
1
9
(3)
12/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Milly Naseb (7)
Raced keenly, led over 1f, tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f op 11/1 tchd 9/1
10th
Horse silk
9
6
(4)
28/1
T: Miss Gay KellewayJ: Tristan Price (7)
Started very slowly, always behind op 25/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.20Pl:£1.80, £2.20, £1.30EX:£27.70Trifecta:£83.70Tricast:£69.56SF:£28.46Swingers:£5.30, £2.50, £3.50

Forecasts

Swashbuckle (9/4), Graceland (9/2), Handiwork (9/2), Oceane (11/2), Arthur Mc Bride (12/1), Daisy Boy (12/1), Medburn Cutler (16/1), Hatsaway (20/1), See And Be Seen (25/1), Royal Marskell (28/1)

Verdict

It looks as if GRACELAND has been crying out for this step up in trip recently. Though the number of occasions on which she has filled the places without getting her head in front recently is a small concern, she tries 2m for the first time here and has looked like it would suit her down to the ground, doing much of her best work late in recent races and she goes off a similar mark now. She can see off the challenge of Swashbuckle, who is clearly talented and has been going fairly well recently, and Handiwork, who is making a rare start on the level but has been running with some credit in harder races than this over hurdles in addition to a recent Flat win at Doncaster.
  1. Graceland
  2. Swashbuckle
  3. Handiwork

Prize Money

1st: £7,763.002nd: £2,310.003rd: £1,154.004th: £577.00

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