Hamilton Park

  • 18:05 Follow At HamiltonParkRC On Twitter Apprentice Handicap 5f 4y

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.30s
  • Off time: 18:05:51
18:05 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dartrix 5/2
2nd Mandalay King (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 70950-2 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Mandalay King (IRE) 5
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-10 p Mrs Marjorie Fife D M Simmonson (5) 64 7/24.50
2 (3) 2460-14 Mauve, Mauve and Yellow check cap Dartrix 30
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 h M Dods Connor Beasley (7) 59 5/23.50
3 (7) 880394 Black and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap Lord Buffhead 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 p R C Guest Jason Hart (3) 56 3/14.00
4 (2) 688491- White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap Weetentherty 207
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 p K Dalgleish Laura Barry (5) 54 13/27.50
5 (5) 68-4665 Brown and Pink (quartered), Brown sleeves, Pink cap Wicked Wilma (IRE) 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 A Berry Jordan Hibberd (7) 54 7/18.00
7 (6) 694689- Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Rock Canyon (IRE) 222
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 Miss L A Perratt D H Bergin (5) 53 22/123.00
8 (4) 900- Maroon, White sleeves, striped cap Bondi Beach Boy 193
4 8-5 J R Turner Jordan Nason (7)(ex3) 45 20/121.00
Non runners
6 (8)590-290Man Of My Word48-13S DixonNon Runner53

Verdict

Lord Buffhead finished just ahead of Wicked Wilma when fourth over track and trip last time but Dartrix makes more appeal than that pair on his earlier victory at Newcastle. Weetentherty scored in soft ground at Musselburgh in October but returns to action on a 6lb higher mark so MANDALAY KING looks the one to be on. He showed signs of a return to form when runner-up over course and distance last week and looks set to score racing off a 10lb lower mark than when winning at Ripon last season.