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Apprentices’ Derby Handicap

  • Prize money: £4752
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 2m 39s
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Apprentices’ Derby Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 3-225

Last run: 129 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Fair form all four starts but had a stiff mark on handicap debut at Sandown (upped to 1m6f) last time and was well beaten; 2lb drop will not be enough unless he makes overall improvement, notwithstanding return to 1m4f.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(19)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right and outpaced from over 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

14/1

1st

4

(11)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Going Gone

9st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, raced in second after 4f, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, just held on

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: -66373 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly on penultimate start; back to some form when front-running third to two of today's rivals in the Jump Jockeys Derby over C&D last time but it's hard to ignore that he has not won on Flat since 2018.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17

(17)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Byron Flyer

8st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

2nd

2

(2)

26th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

14:25 Epsom

Byron Flyer

10st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Ran poorly on penultimate start; back to some form when front-running third to two of today's rivals in the Jump Jockeys Derby over C&D last time but it's hard to ignore that he has not won on Flat since 2018.

7/1

Form: 116242 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Tends to arrive from off the pace; made a belting start for new stable this season and, after a three-month break, best form has been on latest three outings; runner-up to Berrahri in the Jump Jockeys Derby over C&D last time and, although raised another 2lb, should again be bang there.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Aced It

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Camilla Poulton

Seen more often on the AW these days and 1lb lower than when winning at Kempton (2m) in January, but showed little on his return to turf at Newmarket (1m6f, good) four weeks ago; enough to prove for now.

20/1

8th

5

(8)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Newmarket

Aced It

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Camilla Poulton

Has a record of 2-16 on AW, beaten long way on Good Friday most recently (faced stiff task in conditions stakes); only 1-14 on turf and, while the return to handicap level is some help, others look better treated.

16/1

9th

1

(4)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Aced It

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Camilla Poulton

Goes well on Kempton AW and never better than when upped to 2m this year, winning on first occasion and maintaining his form since; also ran well on sole start at Newcastle; however, he is the worst off at these weights.

40/1

Form: 211124 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Hat-trick over 1m at Haydock, Bath and Brighton in May-July; has come up short in two 1m2f races since, matching his best form but he needs to resume improvement on this step up to 1m4f, which he's not bred for.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(2)

30th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Ayr

Arctic Emperor

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Archie Watson

Hat-trick last May-July and, having been gelded, he made the most of a good opportunity when making all in a four-runner race at Newmarket on recent reappearance, all over 1m; back up 4lb, returning to career-high mark, but likely to go well again.

2/1

1st

1

(3)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Newmarket

Arctic Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Front-runner who completed a hat-trick off 1lb lower at Brighton (1m) last July; lost his way in final two runs (1m4f/1m2f) last season but he's been gelded since and is a big player if he can get back near best returned to 1m on his reappearance; his wins have come on ground ranging from firm to heavy.

10th

2

(9)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

14:30 Pontefract

Arctic Emperor

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Landed 1m hat-trick in May-July and his good form continued over 1m2f the next twice; this front-runner failed to see out 1m4f at Epsom last time and is not ruled out now back down in trip in first-time cheekpieces.

15/2

3/1

Form: 413151 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Veteran who is 4-9 at Epsom, including over 1m4f on two of his last three outings; latest was the Jump Jockeys Derby in which he was strongly challenged by Aced It but saw him off by 1l, with front-running Byron Flyer in third; back up another 3lb but looks in great heart and previous seasons' form suggests he can pull out a bit extra.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(1)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:30 Epsom

Berrahri

9st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

led, headed but raced in second after 3f, pushed along over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

1st

1

(5)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Berrahri

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

Veteran who ran in a void race last time; won off this mark over C&D in December (20th career success) and has a good chance if showing that form.

10/1

10/1

Form: 4-5535 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Didn't pull up any trees in three starts for John Gosden; made an encouraging handicap/stable debut at Kempton (1m4f, AW) after five months off, coming from off the pace to take third; favourite at Lingfield two weeks ago but met trouble in running; 2lb out of the handicap today for turf debut but may not yet have shown what she is capable of.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(1)

15th Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Kinderfrau

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Brett Johnson

Won over a trip just shy of 1m6f here in November and from off the pace she pushed Winklevi close at Wolverhampton; very closely matched with that rival; should stay.

3/1

2nd

6

(9)

27th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

17:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kinderfrau

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Brett Johnson

Well backed prior to winning at Chelmsford one month ago, when easily accounting for a reliable yardstick on first run at beyond 1m4f; this is a deeper race now upped 6lb but she can't be left out of calculations for a yard also responsible for Heron.

7/2

1st

2

(2)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 5

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Kinderfrau

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Brett Johnson

Seven-race maiden (first three for John Gosden); third on 1m4f Kempton handicap/stable debut in August but below that level in three outings since.

10/1

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 462296

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

One win (a maiden last July) from 14 races; ran creditably here in April and twice runner-up elsewhere this summer but not so good on last two starts; tried 1m4f once last July (behind) and now has another go in revival bid.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

1

(9)

29th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Epsom

Sarvan

11st 10lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: George Scott

midfield, pushed along 4f out, dropped to rear 3f out, lost touch over 2f out, tailed off

8/1

10th

2

(6)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

15:40 Chester

Sarvan

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

1st

7

(7)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Sarvan

9st 2lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

Was gaining only his second win in 18 starts when coming from last to first over C&D five weeks ago; he ultimately won that race cosily and a 5lb rise still leaves him favourably treated on the pick of his form from last summer; major player.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £504.00
Straight Forecast £582.00
Trifecta £3174.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Berrahri

LAMBOURN:

Arctic Emperor

TOPSPEED:

Going Gone

NEWMARKET:

Sarvan

POSTDATA:

Byron Flyer

The Times:

Going Gone

Daily Mail:

Sarvan

Daily Express:

Arctic Emperor

Daily Mirror:

Arctic Emperor

RP Ratings:

Berrahri

Telegraph:

Berrahri

The Sun:

Berrahri

The Star:

Berrahri

Daily Record:

Berrahri