16:55 Ascot

Wednesday 2 May 2018

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  • Manny Mercer Apprentice Handicap
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m  |   Soft  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:59  |   Winning time: 1m 45.98s
1st
Horse silk
5
(8)
4/1f
T: R VarianJ: David Egan
Raced centre, held up, good headway chasing leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear final furlong, ran on strongly op 7/2 tchd 10/3
2nd
Horse silk
4
18
(7)
14/1
T: Karen GeorgeJ: Rhiain Ingram (5)
Raced centre, chased leaders, led group until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no chance with winner op 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
2
11
(11)
16/1
T: Martin SmithJ: Milly Naseb (5)
Raced centre, held up in rear, good headway chasing leaders over 2f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance with winner
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
6
(15)
5/1
T: R HughesJ: Finley Marsh (3)
Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, plugged on in 4th over 1f out, no chance with leading trio op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ¼
12
(10)
25/1
T: C FellowesJ: Aled Beech (5)
Raced centre, held up, kept on final 2f, never on terms op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
4
20
(19)
25/1
T: W J KnightJ: Shelley Birkett
Raced near side, chased leaders, led group over 1f out, and kept on inside final furlong, no chance with main group
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
14
(9)
25/1
T: S DixonJ: Theodore Ladd (7)
Raced centre, prominent, slight lead halfway until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out op 33/1
8th
Horse silk
nse
13
(13)
12/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Jessica Cooley (7)
Raced centre, prominent, weakened final furlong op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
8
(14)
14/1
T: M P TregoningJ: Tyler Saunders (5)
Raced centre, led overall until halfway, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
hd
7
(1)
49-5
20/1
T: E WalkerJ: Mitch Godwin
Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out
11th
Horse silk
hd
9
(16)
49-3
25/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: Georgia Cox
Raced near side, chased group leaders, led group 2f out, until over 1f out, no chance with main group
12th
Horse silk
2
3
(3)
10/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Oliver Stammers (7)
Raced centre, chased leaders, hung right and weakened inside final 2f op 9/1
13th
Horse silk
nk
2
(2)
10/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Jason Watson (5)
Raced centre, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out
14th
Horse silk
nk
17
(20)
33/1
T: D LoughnaneJ: E J Walsh
Raced near side, prominent in group, led group over 3f out until over 2f out, no chance with main group, weakened over 1f out op 25/1
15th
Horse silk
½
15
(4)
25/1
T: L CarterJ: Harry Burns (5)
Slowly into stride, raced centre, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out tchd 33/1
16th
Horse silk
2 ½
19
(18)
12/1
T: J L FlintJ: William Cox (3)
Went right start, led near side group until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
17th
Horse silk
¾
16
(12)
50/1
T: J E LongJ: Rob J Fitzpatrick (3)
Raced centre, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out
18th
Horse silk
nk
1
(5)
20/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: Lewis Edmunds
Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, ended on far rail and weakened well over 1f out
19th
Horse silk
39
10
(17)
10/1
T: J G PortmanJ: Patrick Pilley
Raced near side, chased group leaders, edged right and weakened over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off op 8/1

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Non-Runners

4
(6)
Horse silk
Pastime15
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 4
T: Miss Gay Kelleway  J: Aaron Jones
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.70Pl:£1.70, £3.70, £4.90, £1.90EX:£75.00Trifecta:£1,389.20Tricast:£860.12SF:£55.76Swingers:£13.20, £15.70, £58.60

Forecasts

Mountain Angel (4/1), Mr Minerals (5/1), Abareeq (10/1), Berkshire Boy (10/1), Balmoral Castle (10/1), Glenn Coco (12/1), Love And Be Loved (12/1), Secret Return (14/1), Sir Titan (14/1), In The Red (16/1), Pastime (16/1), Sayem (20/1), Apex King (20/1), Fire Tree (25/1), Professor (25/1), Sans Souci Bay (25/1), Saluti (25/1), Gerry The Glover (25/1), Peace Terms (33/1), Hemingway (50/1)

Verdict

Numerically, by far and away the most sizeable field of the afternoon, therefore, it comes as no surprise this is a tricky race in which to find the winner. Apex King drops in the weights (and grade), but needs the application of cheek-pieces to have the desired impact, whilst 2016 winner Balmoral King is undeniably well handicapped if still retaining the desire for racing. The visored Fire Tree is another C&D winner who merits consideration at his very best (disappointing last back-end), whilst Sir Titan is an interesting angle to explore back off a break. However, MOUNTAIN ANGEL has solid form-lines with the thriving Addeybb, so he rates as the pick.
  1. Mountain Angel
  2. Sir Titan
  3. Fire Tree

Previous Winners

2017
Forceful Appeal
Weight: 8-12  |Age: 9
9/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,728.002nd: £2,002.003rd: £1,000.004th: £500.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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