whichbookie.co.uk Bookmaker Reviews Apprentice Handicap 1m 1f 207y

  • (3yo+, 1m 1f 207y, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,240 2nd £1,521 3rd £761 4th £380 5th £300 6th £300 7th £300 8th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 2.17s
  • Off time: 15:15:50
Full result
Result 15:15 Brighton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Summer Valley 13/8f
2nd 2 Shielded s.h 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (3) 4-14353
Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Red sleeves and cap Summer Valley 15
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Aidan Keeley
  • Form: 4-14353
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 64
4 136 9-10 G L Moore Aidan Keeley (7) 64
2 (6) 635-0
Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Shielded (IRE) 17
  • T:S & E Crisford
  • J:Marco Ghiani
  • Form: 635-0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-8v1
  • OR: 68
3 134 9-8 v1 S & E Crisford Marco Ghiani 68
3 (4) 766217
Dark blue, grey diamond Cuban Cigar 6
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:Luke Catton
  • Form: 766217
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 67
3 133 9-7 R Hannon Luke Catton (3) 67
4 (1) 357738
Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Coupe De Champagne (GER) 10
  • T:C & M Johnston
  • J:Jonny Peate
  • Form: 357738
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 67
3 133 9-7 C & M Johnston Jonny Peate (3) 67
5 (5) 196347
Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white cap Cafe Sydney (IRE) 21
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Mollie Phillips
  • Form: 196347
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 60
5 132 9-6 A W Carroll Mollie Phillips (3) 60
6 (2) 153521
Dark green and orange (quartered), dark green sleeves, orange armlets, dark green cap Thunderoad 21
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Emma Taff
  • Form: 153521
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 52
5 124 8-12 A W Carroll Emma Taff (7) 52

In depth

Verdict

THUNDEROAD scored over track and trip last month with plenty in hand and stablemate Cafe Sydney well behind. An apprentice’s allowance negates a rise in the weights and Tony Carroll’s charge can go in again. Summer Valley won here back in June and an apprentice’s claims also gives her a chance. She’s preferred to Cuban Cigar while both Shielded and Coupe De Champagne are looking to put poor efforts behind them with the former stepping up in trip.

Formwatch

Summer Valley13-2 (10-9) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, kept on, no extra inside last, 3rd of 8, at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp (5) gf in Aug.

Shielded (IRE)18-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 23 1/2l behind Empirestateofmind (9-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Cuban Cigar9-1 (9-8) Dwelt, towards rear, switched left 1f out, some progress, no impression, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Quemonda (9-12) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep.

Thunderoad7-2jfav (8-7) Pressed leader, led over 3f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Cap D'Antibes (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.

Cafe Sydney (IRE)9-1 (9-9) Always behind, never a factor, 7th of 10, 12 1/2l behind Thunderoad (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.

Coupe De Champagne (GER)9-1 (9-5) Midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 32 1/4l behind Loving Dash (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.