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16:40 Redcar

Racing Again On 2nd May Apprentice Claiming Stakes (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,045
  • 2nd: £604
  • 3rd: £302
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.38s
  • Off Time: 16:42:26
  • 8 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap
11/4
  • Form 8048-67
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 68

close up, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly

2(5)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
4/1
  • Form 160246-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, pushed along halfway, one pace final furlong

3(4)
Silk - Black and Pink diamonds, Black sleeves
100/1
  • Form 960700-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 36

held up towards rear, outpaced halfway, never dangerous

4(7)
Silk - White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, check cap

Bandy Bob

15 h
50/1
  • Form 7745-99
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 38

in rear, soon outpaced, never dangerous

5(3)
Silk - Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap
20/1
  • Form 04747-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 50

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on

6(8)
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hoops, Light Blue sleeves and cap

Studfarmer

10 v D
13/8
  • Form 1-34531
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 71

led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on

7(2)
Silk - White, dark green braces, dark green cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

towards rear and outpaced, kept on and never a factor

8(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, White cross belts and sleeves, Red cap
8/1
  • Form 65-38
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 60

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

STUDFARMER comes out best at the weights and arrives on the back of an easy win in similar company at Leicester. He beat a couple of previous winners with plenty in hand on that occasion and David Evan's charge makes more appeal in this than the returning Liliargh and Takealookatmenow. The remainder are hard to fancy unless First Serve improves for the return to Turf and it doesn't bode well that Rose Of May makes her debut at this level.

Formwatch

Takealookatmenow (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 7l behind Elusive Hawk (9-2) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.

Liliargh (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 9l behind Lady Layla (7-12) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.

Medecis Mountain 100-1 (8-4) Dwelt, keen, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 37l behind Hikma (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.

Bandy Bob 28-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 44l behind Sartingo (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.

Headstight (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In touch, headway halfway, soon ridden to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Greenhead High (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Mar.

Studfarmer 5-2fav (9-5) Dwelt held up in touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gs beating La Sylphe (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.

Rose of May (IRE) Chineur filly out of Flower Bowl.

First Serve (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.