Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 17:20 Merbury Catering Consultants Apprentice Handicap5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good places Straight,Round Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.57s
  • Off time: 17:20:44
17:20 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Threave 4/1
2nd Valmina 6/1
3rd Griffin Point (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 444602 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue and royal blue striped sleeves and cap Waseem Faris (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 v M R Channon Daniel Cremin (5) 74 11/26.50
2 (6) 87027-0 Light blue, beige epaulets Invincible Lad (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-6 p E S Mcmahon William Twiston-Davies 73 33/134.00
3 (2) 08-0044 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Solemn 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-6 b J M Bradley Will Pettis (7) 73 16/117.00
4 (4) 0-93769 Orange, Royal Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue diamond Valmina 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 t A W Carroll George Downing (3) 71 6/17.00
5 (7) 856501 Royal Blue and White stripes, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Alpha Delta Whisky 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 v J Gallagher Michael J M Murphy 70 14/115.00
6 (13) 533263 Dark Blue and Yellow diamonds, Yellow cap Best Be Careful (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 M D I Usher Joey Haynes (3) 68 20/121.00
7 (10) 912 Purple and Orange diabolo, Orange sleeves, Purple stars, Orange cap, Purple star Threave 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 Violet Jordan Charles Bishop 68 4/15.00
8 (14) 625324 Maroon, beige braces, beige cap Hot Secret 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 A M Balding Thomas Brown 68 12/113.00
10 (5) 584233 Dark Blue, White spots, White cap Macdillon 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 t W S Kittow Daniel Muscutt (5) 67 11/26.50
11 (11) 9531 White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Never A Quarrel (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 h J Gask Robert Tart 67 8/19.00
12 (9) 997058- YELLOW, BLACK disc, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, BLACK cap Marygold 359
Nag me
4 8-10 L Carter Danny Brock (3) 63 50/151.00
13 (3) 389932 Black and Pink diamonds, Maroon sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Where's Reiley (USA) 4
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-10 b M J Attwater R Clark 63 8/19.00
14 (1) 83142U White, Brown epaulets Griffin Point (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 b W R Muir Ryan Tate (3) 63 12/113.00
15 (12) 446464 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Princess Cammie (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 8-6 J J Bridger Ian Burns (5) 52 50/151.00
Non runners
9 (15)424632Dark Lane79-0P D EvansE J Walsh67

Verdict

VALMINA ran very well in the Ayr Bronze Cup and though he hasn't won since last June he's now on a 2lb lower mark and has George Downing's claim as a bonus. He can get back on the winning trail though the lightly-raced Threave, a maiden winner at Salisbury on just her second start, has more to offer and must be on the shortlist. Never A Quarrel landed a minor handicap at Wolverhampton and will need to find more from 7lb higher and though Dark Lane is reasonably consistent he hasn't won since last May. Waseem Faris has a poor strike-rate of 2-40 for such a genuine sprint handicapper but is always competitive at this level and with his rider able to claim 5lb he can reach the frame once again.