July 08 / 19.45 Chepstow

19.45 Chepstow

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Dragon TV And Film Studios Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5508
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Dragon TV And Film Studios Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3-6924 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Placed in both 2yo runs (7f, AW); went desperately close in a 7f handicap at Sandown last month and ran just as well in defeat at Newbury 17 days ago (7f, good); should give it another good go.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

(13)

4th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

18:10 Doncaster

Stockpyle

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders on near side of group, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

16th

20

(7)

27th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Stockpyle

8st 11lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

1st

2

(1)

11th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stockpyle

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

led, headed and lost two places when prominent over 5f out, dropped to midfield 4f out, ridden and went third 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won going away

2/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 231-69 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Landed a 7f maiden at Wolverhampton on his fourth 2yo start; not kicked on in two handicaps this season but he is effectively down in class today and cheekpieces could give him a lift; one to take seriously.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 5

17:15 Haydock

Dark Swansong

9st 11lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

led, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, kept on, headed post

4/1

6th

7

(4)

30th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

18:15 Lingfield (AW)

Dark Swansong

9st 10lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, prominent, nudged along 3f out, bit short of room and hampered over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out, held inside final 110yds (jockey said colt hung right-handed rounding the home bend)

9/2

2nd

2

(5)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:45 Chepstow

Dark Swansong

9st 13lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Clive Cox

raced centre, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and chased winner over 1f out, held final 110yds

5/1

100/30

Form: 19-720 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
AW maiden winner at two; good second at Newmarket in May (1m, good to firm) before struggling in the face of a stiff task at Royal Ascot three weeks ago; should be seen to better effect today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(10)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:17 Newmarket (July)

Aunt Bethany

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Archie Watson

held up in rear towards far side, pushed along and edged right over 3f out, brief headway over 2f out, lost position when ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/1

3rd

1

(2)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:45 Chepstow

Aunt Bethany

10st 0lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

raced centre, slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost second over 1f out, held final furlong, went third towards finish

100/30

12th

29

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Aunt Bethany

8st 2lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Archie Watson

towards far side, prominent, ridden when edged right and hampered rival over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

Form: -20113 C BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
5f winner here as a 2yo; added front-running 6f wins at Salisbury and Nottingham last month but he came up short in his hat-trick bid at Leicester two weeks ago; not handicapped out of things but does have to prove his stamina for today's trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(6)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:45 Chepstow

Devon Envoy

9st 10lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

raced near side and alone, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost third towards finish

9/2

3rd

4

(1)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Leicester

Devon Envoy

9st 6lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

led, shaken up from 2f out, pushed along when headed inside final furlong, soon ridden, no extra and lost position final 110yds

7/4

1st

1

(5)

15th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 6

20:20 Nottingham

Devon Envoy

10st 0lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

made all, 4 lengths ahead over 2f out, shaken up and carried head awkwardly over 1f out, kept on

6/4

Form: 427351 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Didn't have to be at his previous best to win a 7f claimer at Leicester in May (soft ground; for George Boughey); acquired for £6,000 by new connections afterwards; needs more but it's not out of the question.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(7)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

13:30 Salisbury

Letter Of The Law

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: John O’Shea

always towards rear

16/1

8th

7

(7)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

18:05 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 5lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, always towards rear, lost touch from 2f out, tailed off (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

12/1

5th

5

(3)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:45 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 4lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: John O’Shea

raced centre, in touch with leaders, ridden 3f out, outpaced and beaten over 2f out

8/1

10/1

Form: 744

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Some promise on AW on first two starts; form dipped when last of four over C&D last month but he moves into handicaps with some potential upside; stable runs two.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(1)

8th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:45 Chepstow

My Opinion

9st 0lb

J: Luke Catton

T: John O’Shea

slowly away, raced centre, in rear throughout

10/1

4th

4

(3)

4th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 5

19:35 Chepstow

My Opinion

9st 4lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: John O’Shea

prominent, led over 1f out, kept on well, ridden out

5/1

4th

5

(4)

9th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

My Opinion

9st 1lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: John O’Shea

125-1 for last month's debut at Southwell (7f) when he showed some promise amid evident inexperience; should do better in time but perhaps when handicapping.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £72.00
Straight Forecast £69.70
Trifecta £196.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Stockpyle

SPOTLIGHT:

Dark Swansong

RP Ratings:

Devon Envoy

POSTDATA:

Aunt Bethany

Daily Record:

Letter Of The Law

Telegraph:

Stockpyle

Daily Mail:

Stockpyle

The Sun:

Stockpyle

Daily Mirror:

Aunt Bethany

The Times:

Dark Swansong

Daily Express:

Dark Swansong

The Guardian:

Devon Envoy

The Star:

Devon Envoy