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18:20 Hamilton Park

Real Radio Apprentices Handicap (Round 3) (Class E) (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 17y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.84s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Yellow diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 023053
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10

made all, kept on well to go clear final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Yellow, Blue disc and hoop on cap
10/1
  • Form 234200-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened from over 3f out

3(2)
Silk - Maroon, Orange sleeves and cap
  • Form 55-5634
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-2

held up in rear, smooth headway 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong

4(3)
Silk - RED and ROYAL BLUE stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, BLACK cap
7/2
  • Form 0/60422
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1

in touch, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap
5/2
  • Form 523031
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-1

held up, headway halfway, ridden over 3f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

6(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 406000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 7-12

chased winner, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 2f out

In depth

Verdict

A fairly tight affair with the nod going to Spree Vision over Easibet Dot Net, Donna's Double and Cosmic Case. Easibet Dot Net was a good third to Jimmy Byrne at Haydock last time, although that was on good to soft going. Much as he is better on the all-weather, he has to hold a chance at this level. Donna's Double is undoubtedly well-handicapped on her 2002 form and, much as she has been running indifferently of late, can still be competitive at this level. Spree Vision also has not won for a couple of years but recent runs from around this mark have been fair and he certainly likes it here, having won twice at the track. Cosmic Case also loves it here, being a three-time course and distance winner and he comes here on the back of a Musselburgh win, for which he carries a three-pound penalty. Howards Dream won over course and distance last summer but has shown very little since. Put all of that into the mix and we come down on the side of Spree Vision.