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17:45 Wolverhampton

Betway Sprint Apprentice Handicap (Class 7)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 216y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.39s
  • Off Time: 17:47:56
  • 11 Ran
1(11)
Silk - BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 08080-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 50

soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, led close home

2(8)
Silk - Light blue and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and dark blue hooped cap

Ocotillo (IRE)

15 p CD
7/1
  • Form 0671-97
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 50

tracked leaders on inside, 2nd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, lost 2nd towards finish

4(1)
Silk - Yellow, Orange disc

Ambitious Boy

39 DCD
9/2
  • Form 73809-6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 48

towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders

6(7)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 8266-75
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 48

held up towards rear, stayed on inside final 100 yards, never dangerous

7(10)
Silk - Yellow, Black triple diamond and armlets
  • Form 902-238
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 48

soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out headed close home

8(4)
Silk - YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, YELLOW diamond

Nefetari

34 b
14/1
  • Form 52520-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 47

soon led, headed over 2f out, losing place when hampered on inside over 1f out

9(3)
Silk - Dark blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 009-867
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 47

slowly away, behind, not clear run when making headway and switched right inside final furlong, finished well

10(5)
Silk - Orange, Brown stars, Orange sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 85965-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 47

mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(6)
Silk - ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap
14/1
  • Form 585-055
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 47

in rear, wide on home turn, ran on final 100 yards, never nearer

12(9)
Silk - Dark blue, yellow hooped sleeves

Presto Boy

16 be
11/1
  • Form 5247-84
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 46

tracked leaders, shaken up over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong

13(12)
Silk - Dark Green, Maroon cross belts, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Green and Maroon quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 068-005
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 46

led early, chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

3(2)
NR
5/1
  • Form 9-242R3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 48

NonRunner

5(13)
NR

Tasaaboq

15 pt CD
11/1
  • Form 333-076
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 48

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

PICK OF ANY seems an aptly-named choice in a low grade lottery. He’s tumbled down the weights and showed a bit more for Mike Appleby’s in-form yard when third at Kempton last time. Prince of Time is usually thereabouts but still searching for a first win while Lizzy's Dream has been getting nearer over 5f recently and is closely matched with Presto Boy on earlier running at Kempton. National Service and Tasaaboq won here last year and have both dropped back to winning marks.

Formwatch

Pick Of Any (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up and behind, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went never nearer 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Whaleweigh Station (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Ocotillo (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden on inside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Menelik (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Ambitious Boy 14-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Lady Bacchus (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Whispering Soul (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Topsoil (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Mr Chuckles (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14 1/4l behind Pushkin Museum (11-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Nefetari 33-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Scuzeme (8-13) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

National Service (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Tracking leaders when hampered on inside after 1f, effort on inner over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Whaleweigh Station (9-9) at Kempton 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan.

Rat Catcher (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Reared start and missed break badly, always behind, 8th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Teepee Time (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Lizzy's Dream 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, switched right over 1f out, not pace of leaders inside final 75 yards, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Teepee Time (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Presto Boy 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, just failed to get 3rd, unable to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Swendab (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Feb.

Pull The Pin (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Times In Anatefka (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Prince of Time 14-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Bounty Pursuit (10-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Tasaaboq 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, switched right inside final 2f, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Menelik (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.