17:20 Goodwood

Vodafone Apprentice Stakes (Handicap) (Class D) (Class D)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Good to Firm
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 56.02s
  • 12 Ran
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Black diamond
  • Form 130203
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12

pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly just over 1f out, soon headed, no extra and lost 3rd last strides

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow flash
  • Form 210045
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10

slowly into stride, behind, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, soon headed, not pace of winner

Silk - Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 351454
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10

dwelt, soon tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on until weakened quickly 1f out

Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 040554
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8

held up mid-division, ridden along 3f out, no impression on leaders, weakened

Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form 0-14030
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7

led, ridden over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, weakened final furlong

Silk - Maroon and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 542204
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5

held up mid-division ridden over 3f out, not reach leaders and weakened 1f out

Silk - Lilac, Rose quartered cap
  • Form 130511
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5

held up mid-division, headway and every chance over 1f out, not quicken and weakened inside final furlong

Silk - Maroon and White diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 01-002
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

held up towards rear, headway over 2f out and not clear run on inside, switched left to inside rail over 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, quickened clear

Silk - Red, Dark Green stars on sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green star
  • Form 0-02013
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0

behind, ridden over 3f out, not pace to trouble leaders, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond
  • Form 0-26410
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

behind and not troubled leaders

Silk - Orange, Black chevrons, Orange sleeves, Black seams, quartered cap
  • Form 3-06001
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11

held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, took 3rd last strides

Silk - Royal Blue, Brown spots
  • Form 04-560
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-1

held up rear, some headway wide over 3f out, not reach leaders, one pace final 2f

  • Form 4-40500
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7


In depth


The manner of Parnassian's Doncaster win marks him out as the one to be on here, with Ringsider and Baker Of Oz others to consider. Toby Balding's charge hit form at the beginning of the month when taking a Class E handicap at Haydock before defying a rise to score by five lengths with cut in the ground at Doncaster last time. The fast ground and easier track here should help him get the extra furlong and he can complete the hat-trick. Ringsider receives a handy 3lb from the selection and ran on well at the end of a mile to be second to Pango here the other day. The extra furlong would appear to his benefit and we anticipate another bold showing. Of the others, Wind Chime could trouble them all at his best, but he looks handicapped to the hilt, while Baker Of Oz ran well in defeat to Pango at Warwick last month, and if he has improved any then he can also take a hand here. But for the selection we are happy to side with Parnassian.