17:40 Wolverhampton

Monday 9 March 2020

All17:4018:1018:4019:1019:4020:10

Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Apprentice Handicap

Class 5  |   7f 36y  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 17:40  |   Winning time: 1m 27.77s

1st
5
(5)
4/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S P Davis
Reared in stalls, chased leaders, raced keenly, not much room over 1f out, led over 1f out, just held on op 7/2
2nd
nse
1
(7)
9/4f
T: R HannonJ: Thore Hammer Hansen (3)
Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right and went 2nd, ran on inside final furlong, just failed tchd 5/2
3rd
5
8
(9)
28/1
T: P D EvansJ: Cameron Iles (7)
Slow to break, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, unable to get on terms, kept on op 40/1
4th
1 ½
6
(3)
8/1
T: A BrittainJ: Harry Russell (5)
Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 17/2 tchd 9/1
5th
½
7
(1)
9/1
T: R HannonJ: Mark Crehan (5)
Behind, ran on final 100 yards, nearest finish tchd 17/2 and tchd 10/1
6th
¾
2
(2)
12/1
T: C G CoxJ: Amelia Glass (5)
Mid-division, shaken up over 1f out, never dangerous op 14/1 tchd 16/1
7th
½
3
(6)
10/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Ben Sanderson
Led, headed over 1f out, edged left and no extra inside final furlong op 17/2 tchd 8/1 and tchd 11/1
8th
1
9
(4)
8/1
T: David LoughnaneJ: D E Hogan
Chased leaders, not quicken over 1f out, no impression and hampered inside final furlong op 9/1 tchd 7/1
9th
5
4
(8)
99-6
11/1
T: D K IvoryJ: William Cox
Took keen hold, prominent, lost place over 1f out tchd 12/1

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Betting

Forecast

Dragon Sun (9/4), Knowing Glance (4/1), Lucky Lodge (8/1), Critical Thinking (8/1), In The Cove (9/1), Woodside Wonder (10/1), Nezar (11/1), Bobby Wheeler (12/1), Smokey Lane (28/1)

Verdict
The trio of Critical Thinking, Nezar and Lucky Lodge are respected, but are in against less exposed rivals. Woodside Wonder finished narrowly behind Nezar recently when giving that rival almost a stone. He is considerably better off at the weights so should reverse the form and run a big race. In a race full of known quantities though, ready preference is for DRAGON SUN who does need to prove his wellbeing after a long absence but could still be a fair way ahead of this mark. The form of his second when last seen has since been well advertised by the winner, and this progressive colt can make a winning reappearance.
  1. Dragon Sun
  2. Nezar
  3. Woodside Wonder

Previous Winners

2019
Lion Hearted
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Mark Crehan
  |  
T: M Appleby
10/11
Prize Money
1st:
£3,429.00
2nd:
£1,020.00
3rd:
£510.00
4th:
£400.00
5th:
£400.00
6th:
£400.00
7th:
£400.00
8th:
£400.00

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