Lingfield Park

  • 15:45 Ashurst Wood Apprentice Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner £2,388 2nd £705 3rd £353
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.06s
  • Off time: 15:45:35
15:45 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Naheell 11/4
2nd Danvilla 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 408623 Light Green, White stars, Light Green cap Soundbyte 16
5 9-12 J Gallagher Daniel Harris (5) 63 4/15.00
2 (6) 680-332 Maroon, dark green sleeves, maroon armlets Sheila's Castle 128
Course Winner
6 9-9 S Regan Lucy K Barry (3) 60 5/16.00
3 (1) 958135 Brown, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, Brown armlets, Light Blue cap Leyte Gulf (USA) 11
Beaten Favourite
7 9-9 C C Bealby R J Rowe 60 15/28.50
4 (4) 0-7781 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Danvilla 8 (ex6)
3 9-8 P R Webber Ian Burns (5) 60 9/43.25
5 (3) 346671 Pink, purple disc and armlets Naheell 11 (ex6)
4 9-6 G Prodromou Matthew Cosham (3) 51 11/43.75
6 (2) 407885 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Suhailah 23
4 8-12 M J Attwater Matthew Lawson 48 20/121.00

Verdict

Naheell is an obvious contender under a mandatory penalty gained for winning at Wolverhampton from out of the weights, but whether he can build on that remains to be seen as he's not the most consistent and went off the boil after winning this time last year. Preference then is for DANVILLA, a strong galloping filly who will have no trouble with the extra furlong having won nicely over a mile and a half at Kempton. Like Naheell, she carries a fixed penalty, but unlike that rival she's unexposed having had just five starts and is taken to build on that success under Ian Burns. Soundbyte needs to produce his best to give the weight away here so more of a threat is Sheila's Castle, whose sole success came here, as she arrives on the back of a string of solid efforts.