Nottingham

  • 16:30 UK Meds Direct Apprentice Handicap5f 8y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £400
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.70s
  • Off time: 16:35:22
16:30 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Major Valentine 16/1
2nd Gamesome (FR) 3/1
3rd Pearl Noir 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 23-9680 White, black stars, black sleeves, white stars Mutabaahy (IRE) 19
4 10-1 h A Brittain Kieran Schofield (5) 67 5/23.50
2 (8) 44-8602 White, red braces, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, white and red striped cap Gamesome (FR) 18
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 9-12 P T Midgley Connor Murtagh (3) 64 3/14.00
3 (9) 574618- Yellow, Orange disc Major Valentine 201
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 J G M O'Shea Kate Leahy (7) 64 16/117.00
4 (6) 324442- Red, Yellow seams and cap Paco Escostar 182
4 9-10 Miss J A Camacho Danny Redmond (3) 62 8/19.00
5 (11) 68389-5 Yellow, light green star, yellow sleeves, light green stars, yellow cap, light green star Flying Foxy 17
Distance Winner
5 9-9 p George Scott Jessica Cooley (7) 61 14/115.00
6 (4) 31-7562 White and royal blue (quartered), white and red striped sleeves, red cap You're Cool 16
Distance Winner
7 9-7 t J Balding Izzy Clifton (7) 59 5/16.00
8 (3) 1567-84 MAROON, GREY chevron Pearl Noir 44
Distance Winner
9 9-3 b S Dixon Theodore Ladd (3) 55 14/115.00
9 (2) 60556-6 Emerald green, royal blue seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap Teepee Time 91
Distance Winner
6 9-3 b M Mullineaux Jane Elliott 55 33/134.00
10 (1) 065-464 Dark Green, Grey epaulets and armlets Coastal Cyclone 36
5 8-13 v H J L Dunlop Mitch Godwin 51 10/111.00
11 (5) 90-9730 Red, white hoop, white and red check sleeves, white cap, red star Swendab (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
11 8-12 hb J G M O'Shea Aled Beech (5) 47 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (10)25-4494Royal Mezyan (IRE)89-5H SpillerD E Hogan57

Betting

Forecast

Mutabaahy (5/2), Gamesome (3/1), You're Cool (5/1), Paco Escostar (8/1), Coastal Cyclone (10/1), Royal Mezyan (12/1), Flying Foxy (14/1), Pearl Noir (14/1), Major Valentine (16/1), Swendab (33/1), Teepee Time (33/1)

Verdict

It's been a very long time between drinks since GAMESOME managed to get his head in front - way back in the autumn of 2013 to be precise when scoring here. He is clearly a risky proposition but as he showed last time when runner-up at Musselburgh, he remains perfectly capable despite a tumbling handicap mark. He needs producing late on but here's hoping Connor Murtagh can finesse him home in what rates a fairly modest contest. You're Cool ran really well last time when hunting up Poyle Vinnie at Chelmsford and will go close if in the same form but he remains 0-22 on the grass. He's shortlisted all the same, whilst the consistency of Paco Escostar brings him into contention on this reappearance run. Flying Foxy and likely trailblazer, Pearl Noir, are also of interest.