Warwick

  • 13:55 Art Kitchen, Warwick Apprentice Handicap1m 20y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.34s
  • Off time: 13:56:46
13:55 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmoral Castle 6/1
2nd Living Leader 14/1
3rd George Benjamin 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 8079-54 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Kay Gee Be (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-7 A Berry Jordan Hibberd (5) 65 16/117.00
2 (10) 142-235 Black, White braces, halved sleeves Candy Kitten 35
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4 9-7 p A J Lidderdale Danny Brock 65 12/113.00
3 (9) 83935-4 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 35
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5 9-6 J G Portman Ned Curtis (3) 64 6/17.00
4 (4) 377/80-2 LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Specialty (IRE) 14
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4 9-4 Mrs P Sly Tim Clark 62 4/15.00
5 (8) 973-358 Pink, black chevron and sleeves, black and pink quartered cap Living Leader 94
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5 9-3 Grace Harris Kieran Shoemark (5) 61 14/115.00
6 (1) 021-361 Black, royal blue star, black sleeves, royal blue stars, black cap, royal blue star George Benjamin 97
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7 9-2 pt M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson (3) 60 9/25.50
7 (2) 413-800 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Admirable Art (IRE) 68
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4 9-2 p A W Carroll M M Monaghan 60 8/19.00
8 (6) 10450-0 Yellow, Maroon hoop and sleeves Hawk Moth (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 b J L Spearing Ryan While (3) 56 22/123.00
9 (5) 869- Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Glasgon 230
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4 8-8 D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (5) 52 11/26.50
10 (7) 38484-4 Black, white hoop, hooped sleeves and cap Clary (IRE) 13
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4 8-7 J W Unett Daniel Muscutt 51 25/126.00
12 (3) 00670-4 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hayek 30
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 b T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (5) 50 12/113.00
Non runners
11 (12)346214Supa Seeker (USA)88-7A W CarrollJoe Doyle51

Verdict

A modest opener in which GEORGE BENJAMIN can follow up a Southwell victory when last seen in late January. He has been campaigned exclusively on Fibresand since joining Michael Appleby but is perfectly capable on Turf and a decent claimer has been booked. Balmoral Castle landed two amateur handicaps last summer and has a good record under inexperienced pilots. He enjoyed a nice pipe-opener at Kempton and should be ready for this assignment. Course and distance winner Supa Seeker and the consistent if limited Candy Kitten have also been in fair form on the all-weather and are respected.