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17:05 Musselburgh

1,000 Guineas Ante Post At totepool.com Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.74s
  • Off Time: 17:06:04
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(9)
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green cap

Little Eli

220 BFD
6/1
  • Form 170172-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 59

made most, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, all out

2(10)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap

Iggy

8 pt BF
6/1
  • Form 10996-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 59

mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, ran on

3(6)
Silk - Dark blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves
13/2
  • Form 23337-7
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 57

mid-division, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders

4(4)
Silk - ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap

Lizzy's Dream

188 DCD
14/1
  • Form 073696-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 57

slowly away soon pushed along towards rear, never near leaders

5(7)
Silk - Light Blue, Red chevrons, armlets and cap
16/1
  • Form 3304-40
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 56

chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

6(8)
Silk - White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap

Tadalavil

188 DCD
18/1
  • Form 8/80401-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 56

mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out

7(11)
Silk - Royal blue, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, maroon cap
  • Form 700/2-52
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 55

with leaders 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong

8(14)
Silk - Dark blue, yellow cross belts, yellow and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and yellow striped cap

Roy's Legacy

15 BFD
5/1
  • Form 123616
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 54

pressed winner until ridden approaching final furlong, switched right, rallied and ran on near finish

9(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink cap

Greenhead High

11 v BFDCD
5/1
  • Form 437172
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 54

chased leading trio, effort halfway, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on

10(5)
Silk - Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap

Pavers Star

146 DCD
20/1
  • Form 708609-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 53

slow into stride, outpaced

11(2)
Silk - Purple, pink star, striped sleeves and stars on cap

Saxonette

192 D
28/1
  • Form 560366-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 52

dwelt always towards rear

12(12)
Silk - Orange, Emerald Green cross belts, halved sleeves, striped cap
12/1
  • Form 7746-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 48

chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, ran on close home

13(3)
NR

Ichimoku

108 D
  • Form 54090-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 46

14(13)
NR

Amis Reunis

5 p D
  • Form 609875
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 45

In depth

Verdict

It will be interesting to see if Philip Kirby can coax a success out of the frustrating Here Now And Why, who blew away the cobwebs recently when finishing in mid-division at Catterick. He needs absolutely everything to drop his way but has gone well here in the past, though no win in his last 20 starts rather tells the story. He remains an each-way option, however, but Greenhead High and Roy's Legacy have both looked much better on artificial surfaces to date. The one who could step up notably on previous efforts is IGGY. The four-year-old only has four starts to his name and went well enough on his first outing for eight months when third at Wolverhampton just eight days ago. Further progress would see him right in the firing line.

Formwatch

Little Eli 10-3fav (9-2) Went right start, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Never A Quarrel (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.

Iggy 2-1fav (10-12) Chased clear leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Lujeanie (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.

Here Now And Why (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Always behind, 7th of 11, 6l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.

Lizzy's Dream 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.

Confidential Creek 6-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 11l behind Imjin River (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.

Tadalavil 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct beating Beauty Pageant (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Commandable (AUS) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Imjin River (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.

Roy's Legacy 3-1fav (9-10) Led early, raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Top Cop (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Greenhead High 10-3fav (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.

Pavers Star 12-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Give Us A Belle (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.

Saxonette 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders stand side, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.

Spring Bird 50-1 (8-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.

Ichimoku 20-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 17l behind De Lesseps (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.

Amis Reunis 100-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 14l behind Spitfire (8-11) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs.