Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 17:20 Simply Cartons Commercial Apprentice Handicap1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.51s
  • Off time: 17:20:10
17:20 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bold Cross (IRE) 11/1
2nd Zaplamation (IRE) 4/1
3rd Finch Flyer (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 921253 Maroon, white star, white cap Mighty Clarets (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 B Leavy Jacob Butterfield (3) 64 4/15.00
2 (9) 117152 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Harare 29
Nag meDistance Winner
11 9-10 v Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (3) 64 16/117.00
3 (10) 35-2712 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Honoured (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 t M Appleby Ned Curtis (3) 63 9/43.25
4 (4) 250028 Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White stars Black Coffee 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-8 W M Brisbourne Robert Tart (5) 62 16/117.00
5 (1) 8-61458 GREEN, PLUM sleeves, hooped cap Bold Cross (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-8 E G Bevan Thomas Brown 62 11/112.00
6 (3) 363824 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Zaplamation (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 J J Quinn William Twiston-Davies 59 4/15.00
8 (7) 331/5-45 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 p A Sadik Nicole Nordblad 52 16/117.00
10 (5) 2327-50 Orange, Royal Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Naledi 77
Nag me
8 8-7 R J Price Danny Brock 47 28/129.00
11 (8) 538633 Royal blue, red sleeves, dark blue cap Market Puzzle (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 p W M Brisbourne Ian Burns 47 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (2)80-1849Ptolomeos98-12S ReganEva Moscrop52
9 (6)207895Very Well Red98-9P W HiattRyan Tate49

Verdict

Mighty Clarets wins on all kinds of surfaces though his recent good form has been on ground with plenty of give. Harare's latest victory was over 1m4f but he's equally adept at this trip and goes for his twelfth victory on his 92nd start. Honoured scored at Ripon from a mark of 56 and couldn't quite cope when raised 5lb for his next start at Pontefract. He's up another 2lb here though his rider's claim is a help and he holds Market Puzzle on that Ripon run. ZAPLAMATION hasn't won since April 2010 but is invariably thereabouts and Willie Twiston-Davies knows him well having finished runner-up on him at Catterick last month. John Quinn's charge is handed the vote in an open contest.