Goodwood

  • 17:40 Goodwood Freephone 08000188191 Apprentice Handicap6f

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft (Round Course: Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.50s
  • Off time: 17:40:32
17:40 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Human League 5/1
2nd Witchry 4/1
3rd Mata Hari Blue 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 95/89-55 Emerald Green, Purple chevrons and armlets, Black cap Bouggie Daize 22
4 9-13 C G Cox J P Fahy (3) 65 15/28.50
3 (5) 762351 Maroon, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Mata Hari Blue 4 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 9-12 J R Holt T Atkinson (3) 58 8/19.00
4 (3) 47-5050 Emerald Green and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves Spiritofthewest (IRE) 36
4 9-11 D H Brown Claire Murray (7) 63 11/112.00
5 (12) 568513 Royal blue, red chevron, halved sleeves Avonvalley 24
3 9-10 George Baker M Davies 65 12/113.00
6 (4) 378-931 Dark blue, light blue triple diamond and sleeves Witchry 15
Distance Winner
8 9-9 A G Newcombe R Kennemore 61 4/15.00
7 (2) 544642 Royal Blue, White star, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap Billberry 15
Distance Winner
5 9-8 vt S C Williams Ashley Morgan (3) 60 4/15.00
8 (10) 770564 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap The Human League 24
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M R Channon Ross Atkinson (3) 62 5/16.00
9 (7) 849111 White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Clerical (USA) 32
Distance Winner
4 9-6 p R M H Cowell Martin Lane 58 6/17.00
10 (6) 156807 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Avow (USA) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-2 J J Bridger Harry Bentley (5) 57 33/134.00
11 (9) 089647 Maroon, White star, striped sleeves, quartered cap Joss Stick 2
Distance Winner
5 8-8 J J Bridger Louis Beuzelin 45 25/126.00
12 (8) 0/90-097 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Calabaza 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-8 p M J Attwater Kieren Fox (3) 45 40/141.00
13 (13) 89-88 Purple, large mauve spots, mauve sleeves, purple spots, purple cap, mauve spots Chill Out Charley 2
3 8-5 J J Bridger Ryan Powell (5) 45 66/167.00
Non runners
2 (11)462023Simple Rhythm49-13J RyanM Halford65

Verdict

It's been a while since anyone has got a decent tune out of The Human League but he's eased down the weights and has his ground so can't be dismissed out of hand but more obvious claims are held by Clerical and Witchry and Billberry who finished first and second in the greys' race at Newmarket. There's little to choose between the last pair on their running at headquarters whilst soft ground is an unknown for Clerical and it may just be worth taking a chance with SIMPLE RHYTHM who handles the ground, is fairly treated and continues to perform with credit. Others to note include Avonvalley and Bouggie Daize and market support for either runner would be encouraging.