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Apprenticeship Courses At The National Horseracing College Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 2f 5y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Apprenticeship Courses At The National Horseracing College Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 1286-5 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won three turf races over 1m2f/1m3f on good/good to firm last summer; not beaten far when fifth on the AW on reappearance (dictated a slowly run race); feasibly treated and one to consider.

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

11th

1

(3)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Masque Of Anarchy

10st 4lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Craig Lidster

Regular winner but has been below par since winning at Pontefract in May (1m2f, good); on a good mark but has never won at further than 1m3f; visor replaces cheekpieces.

9/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4216-2 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Suited by 1m2f and has won on good to firm and good to soft; creditable second at Windsor on reappearance (1m2f, soft) and should go well again.

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12th

4

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Beryl Burton

9st 9lb

J: Luke Catton

T: John Berry

In good form in the spring but not so much lately, running poorly on heavy turf (handles those conditions) last time; hasn't run on the AW since her 2yos days.

16/1

8th

8

(4)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:10 Beverley

Beryl Burton

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

Dual 1m2f winner (good to firm/good to soft); on a competitive mark but will have to put two lesser efforts behind her to have a winning chance.

12/1

4th

4

(5)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

19:00 Windsor

Beryl Burton

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

In good nick without winning in the spring but she returned from two months off with a below-par fifth of seven at Nottingham (1m2f) in July; more is needed after another break here.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 422252 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since Epsom in August 2019 (1m2f, good to firm); plenty of good runs on the AW at a variety of trips this winter; stable going well and he couldn't be ruled out.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Remains consistent despite his age but has become very hard to win with; fared best of those to go with the pace over C&D behind two of these last time and there's no obvious reason he won't go well once more.

6/1

4th

6

(10)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

took keen hold, prominent, led and going easily over 2f out

7/2

4th

3

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Harriet Bethell

Below par over 1m4f in November but he's bounced back with three solid placed efforts, twice over C&D; likely to give his running once again.

13/2

Form: 858-24 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Last win came at Ripon in May 2021 (1m2f, soft); two good runs this turf season and not without a chance.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

15:10 Pontefract

Benadalid

9st 2lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

8yo whose losing run goes back 19 races to May 2021 and he was merely mid-division at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last time; however, he has a patchy record on AW and has run some good races on turf this term, including when third at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) two starts ago; possible player off career-low mark.

9/1

8th

4

(6)

28th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:32 Southwell (AW)

Benadalid

9st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

His last win was over two years ago but he's well treated on his old form and has reached the frame in four of his five runs this season; 1lb lower than for his creditable third at Thirsk (1m4f) last time and has each-way claims again back on AW.

12/1

3rd

5

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:10 Thirsk

Benadalid

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 621-13

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Two wins on the AW in the winter, the second over 9.5f at Wolverhampton; not disgraced only turf run (third in a Chepstow maiden); first run at 1m2f and he's an interesting contender.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(7)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Snooze Lane

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Generally reliable 5yo who got back on the scoresheet when finishing well to land a C&D handicap last month; creditable third back here since; another to consider.

5/1

3rd

1

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Snooze Lane

9st 12lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

in touch with leaders

7/4

1st

10

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Snooze Lane

9st 2lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

midfield, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 2218-9

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won Nottingham novice in July (8.5f, good) but slightly disappointing in two handicaps since, including here on reappearance; a bit to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

4

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:05 Leicester

Willard Creek

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: David & Nicola Barron

Big chance on last season's form but he's been struggling this time around; dropping down the weights but soft ground would ask a new question of him and he's usually seen over further.

20/1

10th

10

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

16:28 Redcar

Willard Creek

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won a Nottingham novice last July and he's dropped down the weights this season, but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

10th

8

(4)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Beverley

Willard Creek

9st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 33049- D

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won by 6l off this mark at Haydock last June (1m2f, good to soft) and some creditable runs after that; has won first time out, so one to consider.

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

10th

2

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Arch Moon

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wetherby in May; form dipped at Ayr last time and he is now conceding weight to several 3yos who are much less exposed; opposed.

8/1

5th

2

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:37 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders on outer

13/2

4th

3

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side over 2f out

9/2

12/1

Form: 23705- D

Last run: 198 days

W: 9st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

These conditions suit and he starts the season on a good mark but usually needs a run or two to hit form.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

14:05 Musselburgh

Just Hiss

11st 4lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

A little off his game last time but he's a consistent 10yo who goes well for Thomas Easterby; tad high in the weights but entitled to have a say.

6/1

7th

2

(8)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

14:25 Catterick

Just Hiss

11st 3lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Second in this race last year (good to firm) under Thomas Easterby and he's won under the same rider on two of his last four starts (1m2f, AW/good); did it nicely at Pontefract 12 days ago and holds strong claims up 4lb; finished second on good to soft ground two starts ago.

5/1

1st

2

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

14:20 Pontefract

Just Hiss

11st 11lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent

4/1

11/2

Form: 5874-4

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

7f maiden winner for Richard Hannon in July 2021; not disgraced on debut for present trainer when close fourth of seven at Brighton (1m2f, good, tongue tie on for first time) last month; quite interesting.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Ardbraccan

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

0-9 for current stable and it's over two years since sole win; form dipped in AW event most recently, following two respectable efforts at Bath; others are more appealing.

16/1

6th

1

(8)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Ardbraccan

10st 2lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Kept on well for close third in first-time cheekpieces at Bath (1m, good) a fortnight ago and has possibilities if the headgear continues to have a positive effect here, but she's yet to add to her 2yo win and this is her first AW start since her debut.

8/1

3rd

6

(10)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Bath

Ardbraccan

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Signs of a revival when fourth to Ciotog here recently and today's faster ground should be in her favour; cheekpieces added.

10/1

18/1

Form: 6680-5

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Useful for Aidan O'Brien in 2019/20; mainly disappointing since, although there was a more encouraging effort when fifth at Ripon last month (1m2f, soft) on first run after wind surgery.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:50 Doncaster

Mythical

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful 2yo for Aidan O'Brien (Group 1 placed) but it's been a steady decline since ,albeit he ran well when fourth of 14 at Wetherby (1m2f, good) last time; down another 1lb and anyone's guess if he can build on that, but he would have a good chance if he can.

8/1

4th

15

(10)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

Mythical

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful for Aidan O'Brien in 2019/20; mainly disappointing since and behind some of these at Pontefract.

50/1

10th

6

(12)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Pontefract

Mythical

9st 8lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful for Aidan O'Brien in 2019/20; mainly disappointing since, although there was a more encouraging effort when fifth at Ripon last month (1m2f, soft) on first run after wind surgery.

18/1

6/1

Form: 3-7316 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

AW bumper winner on debut (2m); sole win on the Flat was over 1m2f at Newcastle in February; not so good last time but unexposed on turf and could bounce back.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Ri Na Farraige

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Looked to be a lightly raced 6yo to follow when winning in good style over C&D in February; however, he was soundly beaten over C&D next time and it was the same story at Pontefract last time; return to form required.

12/1

11th

3

(9)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Pontefract

Ri Na Farraige

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

AW bumper winner on debut (2m); sole win on the Flat was over 1m2f at Newcastle in February; not so good last time but unexposed on turf and could bounce back.

6/1

6th

8

(1)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ri Na Farraige

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

7/2

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 44210- D

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been over 1m2f on the AW but she hasn't been quite as effective in three runs on turf; back from a break.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(8)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Tahasun

10st 1lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Henry Spiller

Much better on the AW than on turf, her two wins both coming on Polytrack including over C&D last summer; just 1lb higher than when chasing home a subsequent winner at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) in June and she could go well.

16/1

11th

1

(10)

20th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Leicester

Tahasun

10st 1lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

Two wins over this trip on Polytrack last year; another sound effort on AW when second at Newcastle (1m2f) last month but she had failed to beat a rival on turf on her two outings prior to that; has a 5lb lower mark on the grass but others are still preferred.

9/1

2nd

4

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:50 Newcastle (AW)

Tahasun

9st 7lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

Two wins over this trip on Polytrack last year and just 1lb higher than for the most recent; has run well on Tapeta, but has failed to beat a rival in her last three starts (two on turf) so has a bit to prove.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £496.00
Straight Forecast £367.40
Tricast £3005.10
Trifecta £3608.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Beryl Burton

The Guardian:

Arch Moon

TOPSPEED:

Ardbraccan

SPOTLIGHT:

Masque Of Anarchy

RP Ratings:

Benadalid

D Express:

Snooze Lane

Telegraph:

Ri Na Farraige

The Sun:

Ardbraccan

The Times:

Beryl Burton

Daily Record:

Beryl Burton

Daily Mail:

Arch Moon

Daily Mirror:

Arch Moon

The Star:

Masque Of Anarchy

POSTDATA:

Benadalid