Women In Racing Manny Mercer Apprentice Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £8,100 2nd £3,802 3rd £1,902 4th £951
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 41.64s
- Off time: 13:00:40
|1st||6 Keyser Soze||12/1|
Cliffs Of Capri 271
|7||139 9-13 b||J A Osborne||Saffie Osborne (5)||97|
|5||133 9-7||D M Simcock||Grace McEntee (3)||91|
|8||133 9-7||A M Balding||Bradley Harris (7)||91|
Gin Palace 10
|5||131 9-5||Eve Johnson Houghton||Georgia Dobie (3)||89|
|5||130 9-4||H Main||Ellie Mackenzie (5)||88|
Keyser Soze (IRE) 42
|7||129 9-3||R Spencer||Angus Villiers (3)||87|
Enigmatic (IRE) 177
|7||128 9-2 p||Joseph Parr||Harry Burns (5)||86|
|7||127 9-1||Tom Clover||Laura Pearson (3)||85|
Papa Stour (USA) 26
|6||124 8-12 t||S C Williams||Marco Ghiani||82|
Enigmatic is just a pound higher than when winning this on his reappearance in 2019, despite victories last year at Leicester and Kempton. Harry Burns is good value for his claim and it’s easy to envisage Joseph Parr’s seven-year-old being in the firing-line again. Cliffs Of Capri ran well in some hot handicaps last summer after winning in Dubai and is another for the short-list even though he’s having a first run since July. Gin Palace is a tough front-runner who has won twice under Georgia Dobie and will be all the better for a run at Newbury 10 days ago but MOSTAWAA would have gone very close to landing the Spring Mile at Doncaster had he not reared at the start and the winner has already franked that form.
Keyser Soze (IRE)7-1 (8-13) Keen in rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 4 1/4l behind Count Otto (8-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Mostawaa16-1 (9-4) Close up centre, pushed along and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 20, 3/4l behind Artistic Rifles (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gd in Mar.
Repertoire12-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Tadleel (8-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Cliffs Of Capri10-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, not clear run over 1f out soon switched right, ridden and stayed on same pace when in the clear inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Prompting (8-4) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Gin Palace14-1 (8-6) Raced keenly tracking leader, led 6f out, joined 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Nugget (8-9) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Balgair33-1 (8-0) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 16th of 27, 13 1/2l behind Majestic Dawn (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Papa Stour (USA)7-1 (9-5) Broke well, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, well held 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8 1/4l behind Gloves Lynch (8-10) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Enigmatic (IRE)6-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and raced awkwardly 2f out, rider dropped whip over 1f out, headway to lead approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Kwela (9-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Zwayyan14-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Born To Be Alive (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Mar.