Goodwood

  • 17:45 Turftv.co.uk Apprentice Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.85s
  • Off time: 17:45:40
17:45 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Peopleton Brook 16/1
2nd Miss Firefly 14/1
3rd Step It Up (IRE) 7/1
4th Brandywell Boy (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1527-71 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Sands Crooner (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Distance Winner
6 9-8 v J G Given Rosie Jessop (3) 62 10/34.33
2 (12) 421235 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Bluebok 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 bt J M Bradley J Dean 65 10/111.00
4 (5) 41-0785 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Cosmic Destiny (IRE) 24
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 E F Vaughan J Hamblett (3) 64 14/115.00
5 (15) 8-42223 White, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Step It Up (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
5 9-3 J R Boyle Nathan Alison (5) 63 7/18.00
6 (18) 726207- BLACK, RED chevron hoop and sleeves, BLACK armlets, hooped cap Pic Up Sticks 182
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-1 B G Powell Sophie Doyle (3) 61 20/121.00
7 (17) 551222 Purple and Mauve (halved), Mauve sleeves, quartered cap Spic 'n Span 15
Distance Winner
4 9-0 b R Harris S P Ryan (5) 60 9/25.50
8 (14) 137887 Dark Blue, White disc, diamonds on sleeves Brandywell Boy (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
6 8-13 D J S Ffrench Davis P Nolan (3) 59 10/111.00
9 (13) 9-20966 Royal blue and white (halved), white sleeves, royal blue armlets, pink cap Peopleton Brook 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 t B G Powell Ross Atkinson (3) 57 16/117.00
10 (11) 41-0896 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Brazilian Brush (IRE) 56
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-9 J M Bradley William Carson 55 16/117.00
11 (7) 53770-0 GREY and PINK check, PINK sleeves and cap Miss Firefly 14
Distance Winner
4 8-7 R J Hodges M Geran 53 14/115.00
13 (1) 69-9098 Red, Emerald Green seams, sleeves and cap Maggie Kate 14
Distance Winner
4 8-6 p R Ingram Debra England (5) 52 14/115.00
14 (8) 449-670 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Pegasus Dancer (FR) 14
Distance Winner
5 8-6 p R H York Simon Pearce (3) 52 22/123.00
15 (10) 400-246 RED, WHITE cross belts, EMERALD GREEN cap Sofinella (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 8-5 A W Carroll Andrea Atzeni 49 16/117.00
16 (2) 89-2907 Mauve, Grey hoops, Mauve cap Wicksy Creek 9
4 8-5 b1 G C Bravery Holly Hall (5)(ex4) 48 40/141.00
17 (9) 60-0190 Yellow, purple stars, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Ramblin Bob 49
Distance Winner
4 8-5 W J Musson M Davies (3) 47 50/151.00
18 (4) 000796- Yellow, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Red cap Solemn 169
4 8-5 b J M Bradley Louis Beuzelin 45 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (16)68711-4Todber49-5M P TregoningKatia Scallan65
12 (3)02600-9Calabaza78-6M J AttwaterKieren Fox52

Verdict

SANDS CROONER was a very easy scorer at Warwick last time and with a favourable low draw, James Given's gelding is taken to defy a 6lb penalty and follow up, while Todber and Spic 'n Span can also go very well. The draw bias has changed here over recent seasons, with low numbers having the better of it in big fields over the minimum trip, and of the leading lights Sands Crooner has the best pitch from stall six. It won't be a cakewalk given his extra burden today, but with a sound surface still evident he looks up to it. Todber landed a couple of minor handicaps in the late summer before going well from the same mark as today's at Nottingham last month. Conditions suit and he should be bang there. The same applies to Spin 'n Spac, who won a Southwell handicap in March and has since run well on three further outings at the same track. His record on turf is not red hot, however, so we are happy enough to take him on. Bluebok has previously mastered this track, and would want fast ground to produce his best, while his mark also looks a little prohibitive. A 2lb drop will help Step It Up, who has been admirably consistent and is again capable of taking home some prize money. A market check is advised for many of these and in a race that won't be on any end of season compilations Sands Crooner is the pick.