18:00 Sligo

Wednesday 8 August 2018

All17:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:30
  • www.countysligoraces.com Apprentice Handicap
  • 3YO plus  |   1m 2f 110y  |   Good  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:08  |   Winning time: 2m 21.86s
1st
Horse silk
9
(10)
8/1
T: J C McConnellJ: S M Crosse (2)
Short of room early and soon settled towards rear, improved into closer 5th from halfway, further progress into 2nd on outer from 2f out and pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably tchd 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
2
(5)
5/1
T: D K WeldJ: D W O'Connor
Slightly slow away and raced towards rear, in rear from halfway, good progress into 5th from 2f out and ridden in 3rd over 1f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, not threatening winner op 9/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
1
(7)
810-0
11/2
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (2)
Briefly pushed along from stalls, settled behind leaders and 3rd from halfway, improved to dispute lead over 3f out and led over 2f out, soon ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong op 5/1 tchd 9/2 and 17/2
4th
Horse silk
7 ½
4
(8)
11/4f
T: P J FlynnJ: B M Coen (2)
Took keen hold early, soon improved to chase leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression in 4th from 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong tchd 5/2 and 3/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
10
(2)
25/1
T: T ClearyJ: D E Sheehy
Prominent early before soon settling behind leaders, 4th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden and no impression in 6th from over 1f out, kept on into 5th inside final furlong op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
½
8
(11)
6/1
T: J GeogheganJ: D E Hogan
Mid-division, took keen hold on outer, dropped towards rear and 8th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden in 6th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
½
11
(9)
16/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: A C Persse (4)
Mid-division and 6th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden when slightly hampered from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ¾
6
(6)
14/1
T: J S BolgerJ: G M Ryan (2)
Briefly pushed along from stalls and soon improved to lead, joined over 3f out and soon pushed along, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon squeezed for room and stumbled, no extra from over 1f out op 8/1
9th
Horse silk
5 ½
3
(4)
14/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: T P Madden
Mid-division and 7th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out and soon dropped to rear, no impression when slightly hampered from 2f out, eased inside final furlong op 16/1 tchd 18/1

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Rule 4

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
Horse silk
Greenpanda16
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 4
T: G P Cromwell  J: S P Davis
NR
7
(1)
Horse silk
Mistiness92
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 7
T: K H Clarke  J: D P Linehan
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€8.20Pl:€2.70, €1.60, €1.60EX:€46.50Trifecta:€762.30Tricast:€177.88SF:€40.16

Forecasts

Storm Ranger (11/4), Ace Of Diamonds (5/1), Sharjah (11/2), Lady Boomerang (6/1), Greenpanda (7/1), Maricruz (8/1), Singing'n'dancing (14/1), Havelock (14/1), Torthai An Ghra (16/1), Greanta (25/1), Mistiness (33/1)

Verdict

This could go to GREENPANDA, who looks one of the more likely contenders to set the early tempo and the filly may well be hard to peg back if allowed to dominate. Storm Ranger is back over a more adequate trip and merits consideration as a viable alternative, while Maricruz and Torthai An Ghra are others with sound place claims on the pick of their efforts. The latter does race from out of the handicap, though. A move for Ace Of Diamonds would also be dangerous to ignore.
  1. Greenpanda
  2. Storm Ranger
  3. Maricruz

Prize Money

1st: €7,084.002nd: €2,197.003rd: €1,046.004th: €471.005th: €184.00

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