17:35 Ascot

Wednesday 1 May 2019

All14:1514:5015:2515:5516:2517:0017:35

    Manny Mercer Apprentice Handicap (Str)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:39  |   Winning time: 1m 40.66s
1st
Horse silk
2
(5)
14/1
T: A BaileyJ: Darragh Keenan (3)
Always close up, led 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden out final furlong op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
nk
19
(3)
20/1
T: Jane Chapple-HyamJ: Rowan Scott
Held up and behind, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on
3rd
Horse silk
4
4
(13)
9/1
T: P & O ColeJ: Cameron Noble
Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong op 8/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
2
15
(8)
20/1
T: W J KnightJ: Pierre-Louis Jamin (5)
Held up in touch, slightly outpaced and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and rallied over 1f out, kept on to take 4th towards finish op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
1
(2)
59-8
10/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Joshua Bryan
Held up and behind, pushed along and progress when switched right 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
1
12
(1)
6/1
T: D LoughnaneJ: Laura Coughlan (5)
With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
14
(4)
20/1
T: R HughesJ: Finley Marsh
Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened over 1f out
8th
Horse silk
nk
18
(6)
88-9
50/1
T: B R MillmanJ: Oliver Searle (7)
Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never dangerous
9th
Horse silk
½
16
(17)
10/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Poppy Bridgwater (3)
Held up and behind, effort on stands rail over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, faded final furlong op 12/1
10th
Horse silk
½
3
(18)
11/2f
T: J R FanshaweJ: Scott McCullagh (5)
Held up mid-division, pushed along when not clear run on stands rail over 2f out, soon hung left and ridden, never dangerous op 5/1 tchd 6/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
7
(15)
25/1
T: P D EvansJ: D E Hogan (3)
Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no response
12th
Horse silk
nk
6
(7)
16/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Georgia Dobie (7)
Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and effort when edged right to far rail over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 20/1
13th
Horse silk
1
11
(12)
12/1
T: R HannonJ: Seamus Cronin (5)
Prominent until ridden and weakened well over 1f out
14th
Horse silk
nse
20
(11)
12/1
T: Jean-Rene AuvrayJ: Thore Hammer Hansen (5)
Led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out op 14/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ½
17
(16)
20/1
T: G G MargarsonJ: Jane Elliott
Pushed along over 2f out, always towards rear op 18/1
16th
Horse silk
hd
13
(14)
25/1
T: B R MillmanJ: Thomas Greatrex (3)
Pushed along over 3f out, always behind op 33/1
17th
Horse silk
sh
5
(20)
20/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Gabriele Malune
Slowly into stride, always in rear op 16/1
18th
Horse silk
2 ¼
8
(10)
50/1
T: M J AttwaterJ: Paddy Bradley
Held up mid-division, ridden and edged right over 2f out, soon behind op 33/1
19th
Horse silk
7
9
(9)
14/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Gary Mahon
Prominent until ridden and weakened 2f out op 12/1
20th
Horse silk
5
10
(19)
66/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Elisha Whittington (7)
Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened 3f out op 50/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£17.70Pl:£4.70, £5.10, £2.70, £5.40EX:£298.50Trifecta:£4,951.00Tricast:£2,734.04SF:£276.08Swingers:£60.10, £30.40, £53.60

Forecasts

Merchant Of Venice (11/2), Candelisa (6/1), Medieval (9/1), Isomer (10/1), Poetic Force (10/1), Letsbe Avenue (12/1), First Link (12/1), Enigmatic (14/1), Juanito Chico (14/1), Key Player (16/1), Ambient (20/1), Kingston Kurrajong (20/1), Motajaasid (20/1), Blame Culture (20/1), Mandarin (20/1), Sea Fox (25/1), Sir Plato (25/1), Biotic (50/1), Mountain Rescue (50/1), Pour La Victoire (66/1)

Verdict

Although yet to race on turf the improving MERCHANT OF VENICE gets the nod with his latest effort suggesting a strong run, stiff 1m could be a perfect test a this stage. Everything appears in place for Motajaasid to run a big race after getting bogged down on soft surfaces last autumn and he appeals plenty too. Juanito Chico was better than ever seemingly on return so looks another with obvious chances.
  1. Merchant Of Venice
  2. Motajaasid
  3. Juanito Chico

Previous Winners

2018
Mountain Angel
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 4
4/1

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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