Roscommon

  • 16:05 Athlone Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.78s
  • Off time: 16:05:15
16:05 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wyoyo (IRE) 5/2
2nd Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 10/1
3rd Little Arrows (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9665 YELLOW, royal blue stars on sleeves, yellow cap Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 12
6 9-13 J E Kiely G J Phillips (2) 69 6/17.00
2 (9) 503829 Red, white stars, white sleeves, red chevrons, white & red striped cap Toretto (IRE) 16
5 9-13 S T Nolan Megan Carberry (2) 69 14/115.00
3 (10) 5-07240 VERMILLION, cream sleeves & sash, vermillion cuffs, quartered cap Phangio (USA) 11
4 9-12 P J Rothwell R A Doyle (2) 68 14/115.00
5 (12) 09/7 WHITE, royal blue chevron, white cap, royal blue diamonds Elanamol (IRE) 21
5 9-10 P J F Murphy R Dawson (2) 66 25/126.00
6 (3) 2-384 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 26
4 9-10 J S Bolger D M Redmond (7) 66 10/111.00
7 (6) 255464 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Traveller's Tales 45
4 9-10 t P Martin G P Halpin (2) 66 12/113.00
8 (14) 55502-9 RED, white stars, white sleeves, red & emerald green quartered cap Sli Na Fiarana 12
5 9-9 p Ms J Morgan Mr Conor Orr (7) 65 12/113.00
9 (8) 620365 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 11
8 9-9 b S M Duffy G P Brouder (4) 65 14/115.00
10 (5) 317249- EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Coach Bombay (IRE) 304
Distance Winner
5 9-8 M Halford M M Monaghan 64 11/112.00
11 (2) 689322 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 16
7 9-7 p K J Condon R Coakley (2) 63 8/19.00
12 (11) 544024 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap Golden Silence (IRE) 46
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 K Prendergast D E Hogan (7) 70 12/113.00
13 (7) 600388 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Gumption (IRE) 25
4 9-5 T Doyle P C O'Donnell (4) 61 25/126.00
14 (1) 80-3561 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Wyoyo (IRE) 17
3 9-5 t G M Lyons L P Dempsey (2) 69 5/23.50
15 (15) 9-45971 Black, emerald green stars, black cap Truly Delightful (IRE) 11
3 9-1 T Cleary C J Elliott (2) 65 14/115.00
Non runners
4 (13)59/45Pink Coat69-11D T HughesK K Hennessy67
169570-25Casimir Road (IRE)59-4M C GrassickReserve 160
1700/620-Mulleady (IRE)59-4A J MartinReserve 260
180-69866Polly's Love (IRE)38-9W McCreeryReserve 359

Verdict

It's hardly surprising that the assessor saw fit to raise WYOYO 13lb after his victory at Down Royal as he came home almost 10l in front of the consistent City Line. Ger Lyons' charge could hardly have been more impressive and looks much better than a 69-rated handicapper so should score again. Truly Delightful enjoyed the very testing ground and the much shorter trip at Listowel and will find things very different here but Little Arrows can usually be relied on to do his best though he rarely runs over trips this far nowadays. Golden Silence hasn't had much experience and disappointed when strongly fancied at Tramore after a promising run at Leopardstown.