We open with the first division of a 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Handicap in which the safest call seems to be course and distance winner BOLLYWOOD STYLE with Milton Bradley's Outer Hebrides looking dangerous at the weights and Josr's Magic also has claims. It would appear that the selection hasn't been easy to train but the last time we saw the filly she was easily landing a handicap when three pounds better off. The absence since is a concern but she should be able to cope with her mark rise and is unexposed enough to show us more. Outer Hebrides is a veteran of 100 races but has still shown a liking for racing in his last two efforts. His Lingfield record is off putting but in this field should be a leading player off a mark a pound lower than his last winning rating. Josr's Magic found just one too good last time but the assessor may have been harsh with his mark rise while there's seems to be plenty of reasons to oppose Mystic Touch on his step down in trip but again this isn't the strongest contest and he has a good apprentice on board. This race won't take much winning and after a taking run last time we go with Bollywood Style.
Josr's Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure until caught last strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind Spinning Ridge (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol.
Bollywood Style 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, quickened to lead well inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcap (6) pol in Feb beating Shaded Edge (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Mystic Touch 4-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 9l behind Franco Is My Name (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Greystoke Prince 50-1 (8-7) Hampered soon after start, mid-division on outside, weakened over 3f out, hanging left 2f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind Punching (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Outer Hebrides 7-2fav (8-12) Disputed lead 1f, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Diamond Blade (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Headache 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Diamond Fire (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f Apprentice Handicap (0-52) (3yo+) (6) pol.
Rebel Woman 5-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Coolnaharan (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Always The Sun 66-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Khor Dubai (8-10) at Kempton 7f stks (3) pol.
Torquemada (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up, headway entering final 2f, ridden and one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind La Gifted (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Batchworth Blaise 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon driven, strong challenge over 1f out, not quicken, well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Dichoh (9-5) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Golden Square 12-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders on outer, ridden halfway, weakened quickly over 2f out and soon eased, last of 14, well behind Wunder Strike (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo stks (7) pol in Mar.
Dynamo Dave (USA) 28-1 (8-7) In touch on outside, ridden halfway, soon beaten, last of 8, 8l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-5) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Metropolitan Chief 25-1 (8-2) In touch, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 17l behind Gwilym (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Lady Dinsdale (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Soon steadied towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 19l behind Mr Udagawa (8-10) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.