April 27 / 13.50 Ascot

13.50 Ascot

Good To Firm

Manny Mercer Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Manny Mercer Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 56500-

Last run: 244 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Sole win when 2-9 in an AW novice; close third in this race last year off 11lb higher; did not repeat the form and tried blinkers on final outing; with a good record fresh, he's not entirely ruled out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(7)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Repertoire

9st 4lb

J: Louis Steward

T: David Simcock

midfield on outer, headway and led 5f out, pushed along when headed over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

5/2

5th

8

(3)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:41 Doncaster

Repertoire

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent, ridden when edged left and outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

8/1

7th

11

(7)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Repertoire

8st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: David Simcock

Having dropped down the weights he was a comfortable winner on last Wednesday's reappearance at Ascot (1m, good to firm); has a patchy profile so isn't guaranteed to back up that good run, but he has obvious claims off 5lb higher if repeating his latest form; ran well on good to soft in France.

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 705-65 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Can make the running, as when a close second in this race last year (favourite); an infrequent winner and he's not started this season in the same form but he's 7lb lower than this time last year.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

13

(20)

22nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 3

17:05 York

Mostawaa

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Heather Main

Front-runner who was second at Ascot last month (albeit no match for the winner) and occupied the same position behind Eilean Dubh at Hamilton last time; however, stall 20 could be problematic given his prominent style.

14/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 74-382 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
No impact in his two starts here; usually ran with credit last May-September (including two wins over 1m on good to firm) and did so again at Kempton three weeks ago; probably needs to pull out a bit extra and connections turn to first-time headgear.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(4)

26th May 2022

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

15:30 Yarmouth

Enough Already

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

4/1

4th

2

(4)

17th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 4

14:30 Brighton

Enough Already

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

3rd

5

(7)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ascot

Enough Already

8st 9lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Henry Spiller

No impact in his two starts here; usually ran with credit last May-September (including two wins over 1m on good to firm) and did so again at Kempton three weeks ago; probably needs to pull out a bit extra and connections turn to first-time headgear.

7/1

Form: 2323-2 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Gained his first handicap win at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last June; 5lb higher today, having been placed in all five starts since; the latest was at Windsor on reappearance; each-way claims again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(1)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Mark Of Respect

9st 3lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Jonathan Portman

pressed leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost position under 2f out, ridden and rallied inside final furlong, soon edged right and bumped rival, keeping on when carried left final 110yds, just held

9/2

1st

5

(7)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Bath

Mark Of Respect

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Jonathan Portman

prominent, pushed along and challenging when went second 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, edged left but kept on well inside final furlong

5/1

7th

5

(4)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Mark Of Respect

10st 0lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Jonathan Portman

Form: -41983

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Three AW handicap wins around 1m2f since snapped up by current connections; creditable third of five at Doncaster (1m2f, good to firm) four days ago was the best of his light career on turf and he travelled best, so another go at 1m for this sometimes free-going sort could still be worth exploring.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(5)

24th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

18:50 Chester

Hathlool

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

towards rear, ridden and switched left over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, ran on inside final 110yds, nearest finish

8/1

12th

1

(6)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Hathlool

10st 2lb

J: Liam Browne

T: Michael Appleby

5th

7

(3)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ascot

Hathlool

8st 6lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Three AW handicap wins around 1m2f since snapped up by current connections; creditable third of five at Doncaster (1m2f, good to firm) four days ago was the best of his light career on turf and he travelled best, so another go at 1m for this sometimes free-going sort could still be worth exploring.

7/1

Form: 91003- D

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Productive 2021 included winning the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar in May and his creditable third at York on final outing; 1m2f seems best for him nowadays and he last raced over 1m as a 2yo in 2018, but Harry Davies booking catches the eye.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(5)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newmarket (July)

Good Birthday

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced from over 1f out

7/2

3rd

2

(3)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:15 Newmarket

Good Birthday

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Only 1lb higher than for his win at Doncaster (1m2f) last July and he ran well for a long way when weak in the market over 1m at Ascot (finished sixth) on his return last month; should benefit from that run and he looks interesting back up in trip; his wins have come on good/good to soft.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 11215- D

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Highly progressive last year when one of his four wins was first time out; looked in good form when running on from off the pace over C&D on final outing; sole run on firmer than good was debut in 2019, so that leaves him something to prove, but 2021 record needs a lot of respect.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(7)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:15 Sandown

Tahitian Prince

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last, pushed along over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on inside final 110yds, went second towards finish, just held

12/1

4th

2

(3)

16th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 3

19:10 Windsor

Tahitian Prince

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

20/1

Form: 005-98 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Easily best effort last year for David Menuisier was his eighth over C&D in the Royal Hunt Cup off 21lb higher; beat only one rival in the course of three runs (his only AW races) for new yard this winter, so it's probably best to wait for him to show something more positive again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:18 Yarmouth

History Writer

10st 0lb

J: Angus Villiers

T: Mark Hoad

raced centre, led, going okay when headed over 5f out, shaken up and led again over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on gamely and always doing enough

6/4

2nd

2

(5)

19th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 135y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield

History Writer

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Mark Hoad

8th

9

(2)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ascot

History Writer

8st 3lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Mark Hoad

Easily best effort last year for David Menuisier was his eighth over C&D in the Royal Hunt Cup off 21lb higher; beat only one rival in the course of three runs (his only AW races) for new yard this winter, so it's probably best to wait for him to show something more positive again.

20/1

6/1

Form: 51042- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Wore cheekpieces on last six outings and won off career-low mark at Sandown last July; confirmed his resurgence with solid runs on last two outings but needs to find a bit extra to win this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(3)

29th Jun 2022

Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:50 Bath

Lyndon B

9st 10lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

slowly into stride, raced in last, went third 7f out, ridden to lead but faced sustained challenge from over 1f out, headed post

4/1

5th

9

(5)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:00 Sandown

Lyndon B

8st 13lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £476.00
Straight Forecast £464.30
Tricast £2426.30
Trifecta £2717.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tahitian Prince

POSTDATA:

Mark Of Respect

The Guardian:

Mostawaa

Daily Express:

Good Birthday

RP Ratings:

Repertoire

TOPSPEED:

Lyndon B

NEWMARKET:

Enough Already

LAMBOURN:

Mark Of Respect

Telegraph:

Mark Of Respect

The Times:

Tahitian Prince

Daily Mail:

Tahitian Prince

Daily Mirror:

Tahitian Prince

Daily Record:

Tahitian Prince

The Star:

Mostawaa

The Sun:

Good Birthday