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17:15 Southwell

Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f 21y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £7,021 added
  • Winner: £3,752
  • 2nd: £1,116
  • 3rd: £558
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 4.55s
  • Off Time: 17:16:47
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
6/1

    1(2)
    Silk - Grey, purple star, grey sleeves, purple stars, purple  cap

    Discay

    49 C
    40/1
    • Form 321977/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 72

    raced in last pair throughout, struggling 7f out, soon tailed off

    2(3)
    Silk - Maroon, royal blue hoops, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap
    • Form 12-5274
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 70

    with leader, led after 5f, headed 5f out, led again 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost modest 3rd near finish

    3(5)
    Silk - Light blue, white stars, sleeves and star on cap
    • Form 1470-78
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 67

    with leaders, led 5f out, headed 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    4(4)
    Silk - GREEN, GREY and LEMON striped sleeves, MAROON cap

    Aphaea

    32
    6/1
    • Form 607/137-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 63

    chased leaders 5f, behind, went modest 4th over 3f out, stayed on to lead over 1f out, driven and forged clear final furlong, comfortably

    5(7)
    Silk - Dark green, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, dark green and black hooped cap

    Katie Gale

    33 v CCD
    6/1
    • Form 03-1854
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 62

    chased leaders to over 5f out, soon outpaced and behind, no danger after

    6(6)
    Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap

    Seasearch

    15 p BFCCD
    2/1
    • Form 631043
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 62

    held up in last pair, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take modest 3rd near finish

    7(1)
    Silk - Brown and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, brown stars, light blue cap, brown star
    7/2
    • Form 766642
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 61

    led narrowly 5f, with leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner final furlong

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Katie Gale seems better over further nowadays as when scoring over 2m here in January. That also looks the case for High Command, narrowly beaten over 2m at the track last time but finishing behind third-placed Seasearch over course and distance before that. The latter hasn’t been at his best since scoring here earlier in the year but COUNTRY‘N’WESTERN returns to 1m6f for the first time since December’s victory over track and trip. Robert Eddery’s charge may come good again today. Aphaea has won a point-to-point since last seen on the Flat and Discay last raced in this code in 2016.

    Formwatch

    Discay 15-2 (11-12) In touch, hit 5th, lost place after next, rallied to chase leaders after 3 out, mistake next, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Big Difference (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Mar.

    Country'n'western (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Seinesational (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (4) pol in Apr.

    Blame Me Forever (USA) 16-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, mid-division, driven and lost place after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, dist behind Loveherandleaveher (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Feb.

    Aphaea 1-2fav (10-3) Drpd rr 6; str run flat; just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Six A Side (12-7) at Sheriff Hutton 3m gd in Mar.

    Katie Gale 20-1 (9-8) Close up, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Tynecastle Park (9-7) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in Mar.

    Seasearch 11-4jfav (9-5) Well in rear, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on one pace, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Greenview Paradise (8-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

    High Command (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Champarisi (8-13) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) pol in Apr.