Newbury

  • 17:30 Bob Mottram Memorial Apprentice Handicap1m 3f 5y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 25.61s
  • Off time: 17:30:58
17:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Straight Laced 9/2
2nd Laish Ya Hajar (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 10/441-8 White, light blue star, light blue sleeves, white armlets, light blue cap Laish Ya Hajar (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-10 P R Webber Matthew Cosham (5) 74 10/111.00
2 (4) 766625 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 13
4 9-9 D J S Ffrench Davis Lewis Walsh (5) 73 5/23.50
3 (6) 3344-16 Dark Green, Light Green diamond Ebiayn (FR) 18
4 9-9 A King R J Rowe 73 10/111.00
4 (2) 7-86316 Red and royal blue stripes, royal blue and white halved sleeves, white cap Sgt Schultz (IRE) 7
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-5 J S Moore Holly Hall 69 7/24.50
5 (1) 851163 Light Blue, White hoop Mountain Forest (GER) 30
4 8-5 H Morrison Nathan Alison 55 3/14.00
6 (3) 660-574 Light Blue, Royal Blue cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Straight Laced 37
4 8-5 v W J Knight Harry Bentley 53 9/25.50

Verdict

There may only be six runners rocking up for this apprentice handicap but its wide open, however, MOUNTAIN FOREST seems the most consistent and after a good run in defeat last time out he has the call with Admirable Duque looking a danger and Ebiyan might be worth giving another chance to. Back to back wins on the all weather for the pick off light looking marks in the Spring were followed by a lesser effort at Catterick before a return to form at Kempton last time. Granted Hughie Morrison's gelding is perhaps better on the artificial stuff but he looks one of the better treated here. Admirable Duque was well held off this mark last time but based on his facile success at Wolverhampton in February he should be capable off this mark in his easiest assignment for some time. Ebiyan is unexposed on the level but has a bit to prove after his defeat last time while course and distance winner Sgt Schultz struggled under a penalty on his last run but should do better under this weight. A tricky end but the consistency of Mountain Forest might be enough.