Doncaster

  • 17:20 European Association Of Racing Schools Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.10s
  • Off time: 17:22:13
17:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hefner (IRE) 11/2
2nd Kalk Bay (IRE) 9/1
3rd Melvin The Grate (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 650574 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Hefner (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-8 W Jarvis Luke Leadbitter 85 11/26.50
3 (4) 419327 Royal blue, yellow seams, halved sleeves, red cap Sound Advice 11
Distance Winner
4 9-8 K Dalgleish Rowan Scott 85 12/113.00
4 (11) 395233 Royal blue, red hoops, chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap War Poet 13
Course Winner
6 9-6 t B Ellison D Robinson 83 3/14.00
5 (6) 334125 Purple, red star, black cap Naaz 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-4 b E A L Dunlop Esther Ruth Weissmeier 84 10/111.00
6 (3) 245507 DARK BLUE, ORANGE seams and armlets, WHITE cap Karaka Jack 13
Course Winner
6 9-3 D Nicholls J Moisan 80 9/110.00
7 (9) 034473 Orange, emerald green sleeves, orange armlets, royal blue cap Kalk Bay (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-3 t M W Easterby S Saadi 80 9/110.00
8 (12) 19204/0 Orange, black cross of lorraine, orange and grey diabolo on sleeves, red cap Printmaker (IRE) 14
5 9-1 T D Easterby Jordan Vaughan 78 33/134.00
9 (10) 717516 Pink and purple diamonds, pink sleeves, black cap Fazza 20
Distance Winner
6 9-1 E W Tuer Alexandra Vilmar 78 16/117.00
10 (8) 135623 PINK, EMERALD GREEN chevron, halved sleeves, DARK GREEN cap Melvin The Grate (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 h A M Balding Gary Paul Halpin 80 7/24.50
11 (1) 368561 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Symphony (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-5 R A Fahey B Panicucci 71 10/111.00
Non runners
2 (7)311606Oddysey (IRE)49-8M DodsNon Runner85
12 (5)017504Dubious Escapade (IRE)48-8Mrs A DuffieldReserve 268

Verdict

War Poet is in decent form but this is surely too sharp for Brian Ellison's charge, though he did finish ahead of Hefner and Karaka Jack over 1m2f at York last time. Naaz won't mind the ground but looks too high in the weights now, as does Sound Advice. MELVIN THE GRATE was favourite at Windsor earlier this month but, though staying on, ran out of time to close down the leaders. This looks a good chance to make amends, though Fazza will appreciate dropping back to a mile.