6f. 1yds. (Class 6) 4-y-o plus11 Ran
Betway Apprentice Handicap of £5,593.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,782.00, 2nd - £828.00, 3rd - £414.00, 4th - £300.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 11 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Haraz (IRE) to go early to post and be mounted on the chute.
An enquiry was held to consider interference approaching the final furlong involving Everkyllachy (IRE), placed second, ridden by Bradley Harris, Arnoul Of Metz (GB), unplaced, ridden by Levi Williams, and Fact Or Fable (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Sophie Reed.
Being 7lb claimer’s, Bradley Harris, Levi Williams and Sophie Reed was offered the chance to be accompanied in the enquiry but declined.
Harris was suspended for 3 days for careless riding as he allowed his mount to shift right onto the weakening ANOUL OF METZ, carrying Williams off his intended line into the path of Reed’s mount which resulted in Reed clipping the heels of ANOUL OF METZ.
The winner, Breath Of Spring (IRE), appeared to show an improvement in form compared with its previous run at Lingfield on 2 January 2021, where the gelding finished last of fourteen runners, beaten by 10 lengths.
Luke McJannet representative's explanation that the horse was suited by the drop back in trip to 6 furlongs on this occasion was noted.
Breath Of Spring (IRE) was routine tested.
Following the race, Christian Howarth reported that Storm Melody (GB), placed fifth, was slowly away and the Veterinary Officer reported that Arnoul Of Metz (GB), unplaced, finished lame left hind.
Time 1m. 11.84 secs, which is 0.36 secs slower than the course average on today's going
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