18:00 Doncaster

Construction Index Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £3,071
  • 2nd: £907
  • 3rd: £454
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 32.44s
  • Off Time: 18:00:29
  • 12 Ran
Silk -

    Silk -
    Silk - Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves
    • Form 3868/02
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 68

    chased leaders, driven 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace

    Silk - Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap
    • Form 1/96625-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 67

    held up towards rear on outside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never reached leaders

    Silk - Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots

    Bajan Parkes

    560 D
    • Form 127045/
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 67

    held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms

    Silk - PURPLE, large PINK spots and spots on cap


    12 D
    • Form 7620-11
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 66

    in touch, headway 3f out, effort and every chance 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap
    • Form 43-5514
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 63

    led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    Silk - Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets
    • Form 855-793
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 62

    mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression

    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap
    • Form 4327-35
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 61

    tracked leaders, ridden and effort on inside over 2f out to over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

    Silk - White, Royal Blue diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap


    17 D
    • Form 266-621
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 60

    held up behind, headway on inside over 3f out, not clear run and slightly hampered 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on

    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap
    • Form 214430
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 60

    tracked leader, ridden 4f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened

    Silk - Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 2524-85
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 60

    mid-division, driven and outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders

    Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue and White striped sleeves
    • Form 528130-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 55

    mid-division on outside, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 1f out,

    Silk - Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap
    • Form 022055
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 50

    dwelt, always behind, lost touch final 2f, tailed off

    Previous results

    In depth


    BOA has got her act together after a long lay-off and has won both starts this year. It could pay to stick with Reg Hollinshead's mare here as she's effectively racing off a 2lb lower mark with her apprentice's claim taken into consideration. Tenhoo was partnered by Nathan Alison when winning at Newcastle last time and may struggle off a higher mark today, but King's Counsel is dropping back down in both trip and class and he could figure. Dar Es Salaam produced a better effort on his latest start and has stronger claims than Crystal Gale, who has a bit to prove over today's trip.


    Dar Es Salaam 14-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out on inner, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Houston Dynimo (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

    Parc Des Princes (USA) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, bumped 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Corrib (8-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.

    Bajan Parkes 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, joined leader halfway, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 13l behind Sphinx (9-6) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '09.

    Boa 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Marju King (9-4) by shd, 13 ran.

    King's Counsel (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, no impression when weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Old Hundred (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.

    Donna Elvira 20-1 (9-12) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, one pace from 2f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Highest (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Apr.

    Crystal Gale (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not much room towards finish, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Ocean Of Peace (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.

    Tenhoo 5-4fav (8-11) Keen held up, switched right 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, soon in command and clear, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Falcun (8-12) by 2l, 9 ran.

    Eton Fable (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon driven to lead, pushed along halfway, headed over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 32l behind Ubi Ace (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.

    Aegean Destiny 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.

    Golden Future 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 26l behind Danceintothelight (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.

    Pinsplitter (USA) 9-2 (8-5) Dwelt, raced in rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 17l behind Not Til Monday (9-11) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.