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16:30 Nottingham

UK Meds Direct Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 8y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,759 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.70s
  • Off Time: 16:35:22
  • 10 Ran
1st
2nd
3rd
14/1

      1(7)
      5/2
      • Form: 23-9680
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-1
      • Official Rating: 67
      • Trainer: A Brittain
      • Jockey: Kieran Schofield

      missed break, behind, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace final 2f

      2(8)

      Gamesome (FR)

      18 BFC
      3/1
      • Form: 44-8602
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 9-12
      • Official Rating: 64
      • Trainer: P T Midgley
      • Jockey: Connor Murtagh

      held up towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post

      3(9)

      Major Valentine

      201 DCD
      16/1
      • Form: 574618-
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-12
      • Official Rating: 64
      • Trainer: J G M O'Shea
      • Jockey: Kate Leahy

      slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong to lead post

      4(6)
      8/1
      • Form: 324442-
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-10
      • Official Rating: 62
      • Trainer: Miss J A Camacho
      • Jockey: Danny Redmond

      chased leaders, every chance entering final furlong, no extra

      5(11)

      Flying Foxy

      17 p D
      14/1
      • Form: 68389-5
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-9
      • Official Rating: 61
      • Trainer: George Scott
      • Jockey: Jessica Cooley

      mid-division, weakened 2f out

      6(4)

      You're Cool

      16 t D
      5/1
      • Form: 31-7562
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 59
      • Trainer: J Balding
      • Jockey: Izzy Clifton

      close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

      8(3)

      Pearl Noir

      44 b D
      14/1
      • Form: 1567-84
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 9-3
      • Official Rating: 55
      • Trainer: S Dixon
      • Jockey: Theodore Ladd

      led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

      9(2)

      Teepee Time

      91 b D
      33/1
      • Form: 60556-6
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 9-3
      • Official Rating: 55
      • Trainer: M Mullineaux
      • Jockey: Jane Elliott

      chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon beaten

      10(1)
      10/1
      • Form: 065-464
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-13
      • Official Rating: 51
      • Trainer: H J L Dunlop
      • Jockey: Mitch Godwin

      tracked leaders, every chance entering final furlong, one pace

      11(5)

      Swendab (IRE)

      14 hb D
      33/1
      • Form: 90-9730
      • Age: 11
      • Weight: 8-12
      • Official Rating: 47
      • Trainer: J G M O'Shea
      • Jockey: Aled Beech

      mid-division, outpaced halfway

      7(10)
      NR
      • Form: 25-4494
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 9-5
      • Official Rating: 57
      • Trainer: H Spiller
      • Jockey: D E Hogan

      Previous results

      In depth

      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.

      Formwatch

      Mutabaahy (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) 12th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Martineo (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.

      Gamesome (FR) 2-1fav (9-5) 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Our Place In Loule (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.

      Major Valentine 10-1 (9-2) 8th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Little Palaver (9-9) at Bath 6f hcp (5) gf in Oct.

      Paco Escostar 9-2 (8-11) 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Motajaasid (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Oct.

      Flying Foxy 16-1 (9-5) 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Red Stripes (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

      You're Cool 7-1 (9-4) 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr.

      Pearl Noir 12-1 (9-4) last of 4, 10l behind Jazz Legend (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Mar.

      Teepee Time 10-1 (9-2) 6th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Foxy Boy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (7) pol in Jan.

      Coastal Cyclone 9-2 (9-4) 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Precious Plum (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Mar.

      Swendab (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) last of 10, 7 1/2l behind Brockey Rise (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

      Royal Mezyan (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) 4th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Admiral Rooke (8-10) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.