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13:40 Salisbury

Axminster Carpets Racing Excellence Apprentice Handicap (whips Carried But Not Used) (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,238
  • 2nd: £964
  • 3rd: £482
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.34s
  • Off Time: 13:43:37
  • 13 Ran
3rd
Silk -
5/1

    1(11)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White sleeves, Black and White quartered cap
    11/4
    • Form 75-3856
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 68

    led until pushed along and headed approaching 2f out, chased winner until weakened inside final furlong

    2(6)
    Silk - Red and dark blue (quartered), red sleeves, dark blue armlets, hooped cap
    • Form 07641-6
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 66

    chased leaders until weakened over 2f out

    3(10)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Orange hooped sleeves, Orange cap
    • Form 65-2155
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 68

    held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish

    4(8)
    Silk - Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap

    Loden

    341
    9/1
    • Form 940-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 68

    reared and started slowly, behind most of way

    5(9)
    Silk - BLACK and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, RED cap, BLACK spots

    Gallego

    22 BFCDCD
    5/1
    • Form 660326
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 62

    dwelt and switched right to inside after start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd final 110 yards, not pace to trouble leading duo

    6(13)
    Silk - Yellow, white epaulets

    Pastello

    25 D
    17/2
    • Form 632643
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 66

    mid-division on rails, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

    7(5)
    Silk - Apple Green, Black sleeves
    7/1
    • Form 367562
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 57

    chased leaders, pushed along and still well there 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    8(3)
    Silk - Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
    • Form 5-05645
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 61

    in touch, switched right and headway over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, not able to reach winner

    9(7)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap
    • Form 770848
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 60

    towards rear, headway 3f out to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f

    10(12)
    Silk - Light Blue and Yellow check, Orange and Black hooped sleeves and cap

    Transfer

    45 v
    11/1
    • Form 05-7770
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 55

    chased leader until 3f out, stayed well there until weakened over 1f out

    11(2)
    Silk - Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap
    25/1
    • Form 984
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 60

    behind, eased 2f out, pulled up and dismounted over 1f out

    12(4)
    Silk - WHITE, large DARK BLUE spots, RED cap
    7/1
    • Form 452234
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 59

    soon crossed over from wide draw to go prominent, went 2nd 3f out, led approaching 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

    13(1)
    Silk - Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star
    66/1
    • Form 48575/7
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 45

    raced wide and mostly behind

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    John Hills and Chris Wall have both saddled recent winners of this race and both Flapper and Strike A Deal have leading claims in a contest where market support for Loden and Into The Wind would look significant. However, it may be worth taking a chance with the old boy GALLEGO whose last win came over course and distance from today's mark last summer although his come from behind style of racing means that his supporters could be in for a fraught time. Into The Wind caught the eye last time but a low draw and doubts about her stamina temper confidence whilst Flapper may still be a shade high in the weights. Fly By Nelly and Catchanova make a lengthening short-list whilst support for Lutine Charlie on debut for a new yard would look significant.

    Formwatch

    Flapper (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Titbit (9-2) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

    Levitation (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 11l behind Hidden Fire (9-3) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.

    Strike A Deal (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Slightly hampered start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Fame Is The Spur (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.

    Loden 4-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 14l behind Natural Law (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep '09.

    Gallego 11-4fav (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last pair, effort and driven when went right entering final 2f, no impression after, 6th of 10, 17l behind Bramalea (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.

    Pastello 5-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, drifted right and led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, headed inside final furlong, rallied under pressure, kept on well close home, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Mr Harmoosh (9-8) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.

    Fly By Nelly 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Belle Park (8-9) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.

    Lutine Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind C'mon You Irons (8-10) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Aug.

    Pictures (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on far rail over 4f out, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 8th of 13, 31l behind Plan A (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.

    Transfer 22-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 16l behind Urban Space (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

    Into The Wind 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression on leading trio inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Rolling Hills (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) fm in Jul.

    Catchanova (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Super Duplex (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.

    Raise Again (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on outside, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 18l behind Kipchak (9-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jul.