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Sky Bet Sunday Series Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £18039
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Sky Bet Sunday Series Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 132211 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Had sunk in the weights prior to joining new yard this May and he's made the most of it with three wins from his six starts since, including on last two outings; he's now only 1lb off his highest mark and into a much more competitive race but he's on a roll and has a very good record at Sandown.

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3rd

6

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Andaleep

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Multiple winner but both his AW wins have come at Southwell (since January) and his lack of course experience has to be a worry.

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 5-1444 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won last winter in two of his first three runs (1m/1m2f, AW) and he was back to form when fourth of seven over C&D (good to firm) on latest outing, just behind Bad Company; it's possible he can build on that.

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13th

5

(7)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Silverscape

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Roger Teal

Second once over 1m2f on good last August but generally speaking he has been much more interesting on AW, including when runner-up once at 2m; no impact in either sphere on last five starts (given wind surgery after third) so there are major doubts to go alongside his career-low mark.

20/1

5th

5

(4)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Newbury

Silverscape

9st 8lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Roger Teal

Not at his best on his last four starts but took step back in right direction at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last time on first run since wind surgery, when the steady gallop was a negative; today's extra furlong is a plus and he might not be far away, having continued to drop down the weights.

10/1

7th

4

(3)

12th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Silverscape

9st 11lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Roger Teal

Won two of his first three starts on Polytrack (1m/1m2f) in the winter of 2021/22; 0-13 since, but placed off higher marks three times here (1m3f/2m) in that period; returns from a second wind operation and place claims at least if rediscovering his best form.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6-44

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Disappointing on sole 2yo run for Charlie Appleby but made 60,000gns in February; withdrawn (unseated rider and got loose) on his intended reappearance but showed some ability at Windsor (1m, good to firm) and Southwell (1m3f, AW); better is needed for this handicap debut, especially as it's a warm race, but it's possible.

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1st

1

(2)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 218y

Class 5

20:10 Goodwood

Age Of Sail

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Gary Moore

sweating, raced in second, led 4f out, ridden clear over 1f out, eased towards finish

5/4

1st

3

(1)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Chepstow

Age Of Sail

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

11-race maiden under both codes but he gave it a good shot from the front when third of ten in a Lingfield handicap (1m5f, AW) last month; conditions should be fine on this return to turf and he's respected off 1lb lower than last time.

4/1

3rd

4

(1)

13th May 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Age Of Sail

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Gary Moore

prominent, led after 1f, set steady pace, increased tempo over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost second final strides

10/1

Form: 113211 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Not proven on softer than good; reliable sort and solid record over C&D includes a win last month, which he followed with a clearcut success in 12-runner race at Doncaster; that's four wins this season and he's in career-best form, raised 6lb since latest start but he needs a lot of respect.

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7th

9

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

midfield

14/1

5th

1

(4)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

10st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

Five-time 1m2f winner on turf; runner-up twice over that trip in June but his form has levelled off more recently; on a dangerous mark but stepping up to 2m isn't sure to suit (late headway over 1m4f the last twice has come in slowly-run affairs).

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-44

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Missing his right eye; won a maiden at Newbury (1m3f) in April 2021 but not seen again until this June when running respectably in a novice at Doncaster (1m2f); has plenty of stamina in the family but failed to see out 1m4f on handicap debut at Newmarket (good to firm) six weeks ago; has had just three races and better may be forthcoming now he's back at 1m2f.

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5th

1

(5)

21st Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:12 Sandown

Glen Savage

10st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, pressed leader, lost position and prominent over 5f out, headway to lead and ridden 2f out, faced strong challenge over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

15/2

4th

1

(3)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

17:00 Newmarket (July)

Glen Savage

10st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

steadied start, held up in behind leaders, ridden under 2f out, weakened final furlong

9/4

4th

1

(2)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

20:26 Doncaster

Glen Savage

9st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

pressed leader, disputed lead from 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

3/1

6th
15 (10)
Carp Kid

16/1

Form: 344816 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Usually races prominently and can make the running; short-head winner at Windsor over 1m2f under Aidan Keeley on penultimate start and ran creditably latest, but this race looks a bit too competitive.

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2nd

6

(10)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Carp Kid

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Has gone well fresh before but most victories have come after a recent run and he's entitled to need this at his age, back from eight months off, for a new yard; may need a bit of help from the handicapper too.

16/1

Form: -21077 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Built on promise when bolting up in Bath maiden (1m2f, good) in May on his fifth start but he's since been well beaten in handicaps at Royal Ascot, Newmarket and Glorious Goodwood; major turnaround is needed but he's dodged a top summer festival this week and has his sights slightly lowered.

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3rd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Schmilsson

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Progressive novice; off the mark at Sedgefield last month (2m1f, soft) and decent effort when second in novice at Ludlow last time (2m, soft); conditions suit; chance on handicap debut.

3/1

2nd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Schmilsson

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Flat winner for Andrew Balding and quite useful in that scene; has made a solid start over hurdles and readily justified favouritism on soft ground at Sedgefield; looks to have more on his plate here with a penalty, but unlikely to go down without a fight.

100/30

1st

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Schmilsson

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

made all, soon clear

7/4

8th
16 (3)
Tommy G

33/1

Form: 274649

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

9yo who has popped up with a good run every now and then this season (won 2lb higher in May) but he hasn't been at the top of his game on last three outings and has something to prove beyond 1m1f.

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11th

6

(7)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Ayr

Tommy G

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second

9/1

Form: 210611 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

4lb out of the handicap today but this Irish challenger has had a fine turf season, winning three of her six attempts, all when claimer ridden and including from the front on last two outings; they were over 1m5f and 1m4.5f but her first win this year came when always prominent in a big field over 1m2f; lightly raced for her age and needs respect.

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8th

9

(11)

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 169y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Five Zeros

9st 5lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

No sign that she can recapture the form that delivered three wins last season; showed a liking for good ground at distances between 1m2f and 1m5f.

14/1

11th

4

(14)

11th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Navan

Five Zeros

9st 12lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

took keen hold, soon prominent

12/1

7th

13

(5)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Five Zeros

9st 4lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Three wins last year before form her dipped; should have improved from Sligo comeback but still 3lb higher than last winning mark.

12/1

10th
5 (14)
Aqwaam

13/2

Form: 6-6601

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Well bred, including as close relation to a 1m2f Listed winner; only tenth of 15 over C&D (good to firm) on handicap debut but showed much improved form to win a 15-runner handicap at Galway (1m4f, soft) four weeks later, always in touch; has turned a corner and is very much one to note despite today's change in trip and ground.

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6th

11

(6)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Aqwaam

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

One run here early in career; had a very solid 12 months or so, including reaching new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign, before his disappointing no-show at Kempton five weeks ago; produced late to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (2m) eight days earlier but needs better off this 4lb higher mark and needs much better than earlier turf form.

12/1

7th

10

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Has had a very solid last 12 months or so and reached new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign since October, including at 2m over which he was produced late on to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (Polytrack; unraced here) eight days ago; up another 4lb but going great guns.

9/1

1st

3

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Won at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) and Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) in November and he's held his form well since, including a close second over 1m4f at Wolverhampton (Class 2) last month; didn't get much luck before finishing well in that race and he looks interesting back up in trip and down in grade.

5/1

Form: 244000

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Close fourth at Epsom (1m2f, good; goes well on softer) on Derby day and he is now 6lb lower; soundly beaten on all three starts since but they were on good to firm at top festival meetings; could be more interesting today but rain would be preferable.

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3rd

2

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

10st 0lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

4yo who has regressed and is on a 23-race losing run; however, he went very close at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) last month and was a fair fifth at Doncaster (1m) eight days later; effective on Polytrack; chance.

5/1

5th

11

(9)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Oh Herberts Reign

11st 7lb

J: Adrian Nicholls

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

4

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

On a near two-year losing spell but he's in fair form having made the frame a couple of times in recent starts; on a reduced mark and drops to Class 6 for the first time, so can't be dismissed.

11/2

17/2

Form: 415432 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Front-runner, best at 1m2f; won at Newmarket in May and mostly not far off that form since, runner-up in a C&D amateurs' race on latest outing; wide draw complicates the front-running task.

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7th

5

(4)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Bad Company

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

Won here last September (1m4f, heavy) and this April (1m2f, soft), while he also went close over C&D on good ground last September; second off this mark at Goodwood four weeks ago confirmed he's been in career-best form, but there would be more for him to prove if the ground is good to firm.

11/1

2nd

2

(7)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

15:05 Goodwood

Bad Company

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Jim Boyle

Looked on a tough mark at Epsom last time but he won decisively under a positive ride on soft ground he loves; 5lb higher for this and it's hard to believe everything will pan out quite so favourably once more.

13/2

1st

7

(5)

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:00 Epsom

Bad Company

8st 12lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

Respectable fourth in this contest last year and was in good form (won/second) back here in September; weighted to the hilt now, however, and his Doncaster reappearance was poor having raced freely.

10/1

Form: 482484 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Two races last summer are his only wins in the last three years; those were his first two runs for George Boughey and he was returned to Roger Fell after penultimate start; pretty consistent this term, a fair fourth on latest outing, and capable of being on the premises.

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4

(13)

21st Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:12 Sandown

Anythingtoday

9st 10lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

Two races last summer are his only wins in the last three years; those were his first two runs for George Boughey and he was returned to Roger Fell after penultimate start; pretty consistent this term, a fair fourth on latest outing, and capable of being on the premises.

14/1

4th

1

(3)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

Anythingtoday

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

midfield, ridden under 3f out, good headway 2f out, went third 1f out, no extra and lost third final 110yds

16/1

8th

7

(4)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Anythingtoday

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Boughey

never better than mid-division, ridden 2f out, dropped to rear and well held final furlong

14/1

Form: 02-847 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m hurdle winner who's seen most often at 1m2f when on Flat; 2021 form was a fair bit better better but he wasn't disgraced when fourth at Pontefract in April and a lesser show next time was at 1m4f; off three months; nearly all his best runs have been on softer than good.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

Form: -93755 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; a rare winner these days and looks unconvincing despite continuing down the weights, including as he's been well beaten on all three visits to Sandown.

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No Results Found

Form: 290025 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Both wins were in summer 2020; easily best form this year was on AW on reappearance in February and he's not persuasive on the evidence since.

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10th

1

(10)

17th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Wise Glory

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Grace Harris

prominent

10/1

5th

2

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:55 Windsor

Wise Glory

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

Hasn't won in almost three years and has regressed since joining from Paul Nicholls; was running poorly over hurdles when last seen and is hard to fancy.

16/1

11

(2)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Wise Glory

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Grace Harris

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Non-runners

Dandy Maestro, First Impression, Lawn Ranger, Wise Glory

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Payout
Exacta £2498.00
Straight Forecast £2171.50
Tricast £13413.50
Trifecta £39446.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pledge Of Honour

RP Ratings:

Glen Savage

Daily Express:

Aqwaam

POSTDATA:

Andaleep

Telegraph:

Anythingtoday

The Times:

Schmilsson

TOPSPEED:

Oh Herberts Reign

Daily Record:

Five Zeros

NEWMARKET:

Glen Savage

The Sun:

Aqwaam

Daily Mirror:

Pledge Of Honour

The Star:

Pledge Of Honour

LAMBOURN:

Andaleep

Daily Mail:

Anythingtoday