Windsor

  • 18:10 Trailfinders The Travel Experts Apprentice Handicap5f 10y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.42s
  • Off time: 18:10:31
18:10 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caledonia Princess 33/1
2nd Key Light (IRE) 9/2
3rd Triple Dream 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 400799- Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Elhamri 334
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 S Kirk R J Rowe (4) 73 20/121.00
2 (9) 874052 Lavender, Black Hoop, Armlets, Red cap Triple Dream 2
Distance Winner
5 9-13 p J M Bradley Simon Pearce 72 7/24.50
3 (10) 584436 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap The Tatling (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
13 9-10 J M Bradley Ashley Morgan 69 17/29.50
4 (5) 258345 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Magical Speedfit (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 9-9 G G Margarson Ryan Powell (2) 68 13/27.50
5 (2) 41-1056 Dark Blue, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap Key Light (IRE) 19
Course Winner
3 9-9 C Hills P Pickard 73 9/25.50
7 (6) 3-70456 Royal Blue, Yellow inverted triangle and sleeves, Red cap Green Lagonda (AUS) 7
Distance Winner
8 9-5 P D Evans Matt Cosham (4) 64 6/17.00
8 (3) 5707-94 Pink and Royal Blue stripes, Emerald Green and Royal Blue striped sleeves Drifting Gold 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 b C G Cox J P Fahy 62 9/25.50
9 (1) 5178-90 Yellow, Royal Blue star, Orange sleeves and cap Caledonia Princess 33
Distance Winner
4 9-3 F Brennan Ross Atkinson 62 33/134.00
10 (8) 4508-50 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Harry Up 51
Distance Winner
9 9-0 pt A Reid David Kenny (2) 59 9/110.00
Non runners
6 (7)771346Simple Rhythm49-6J RyanJoshua Crane65

Verdict

DRIFTING GOLD gets the marginal vote in a trappy opener, with Green Lagonda and Triple Dream both likely to pose a threat. Clive Cox's mare is undeniably well-treated now some 8lbs below her last winning mark. She's a course and distance winner who has had two starts to blow away the cobwebs this term and showed last time that she was approaching something close to peak form, which should see her go close under the talented John Fahy. Green Lagonda may reverse previous form with Triple Dream after only a nose separated them here last time. David Evans' charge looked unlucky when denied a clear run that day and has been dropped a pound in the ratings. He'd looked similarly unfortunate prior to that at Brighton and should go close with a clear, although he's never won a handicap off a mark this high. Triple Dream is still paying the price for winning three times last summer like Green Lagonda will benefit from the likely strong pace and remains one to keep an eye on in this grade, making more appeal than his stablemate The Tatling who is dropping to a decent looking mark but needs everything to drop right. Magical Speedfit rarely threatens to win away from Brighton and that was the case off a pound higher last time so a bigger threat could be Key Light, who drops to the minimum trip and may improve for doing so. This is a tough start to proceedings but Drifting Gold looks poised to go close with plenty in her favour.