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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 1m 7f 209y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-2225 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Flourished over 2m+ on AW from last September onwards and still in good form in March on latest outing; turf mark has risen in tandem and she's unraced on softer than good.

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7th

10

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Blazeon Five

8st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

Most likeable mare who bagged a pair of 2m Ascot victories this summer; not at her best in the Cesarewitch when last seen, but this dual C&D scorer goes well fresh so she's a player off a still workable mark.

12/1

0

23

(29)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Blazeon Five

8st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Roger Teal

Extremely reliable since upped to staying trips, including a narrow win over Temporize at Ascot (2m, soft) in July; relished every yard on the Southwell AW when scoring easily over 2m2f last December, so she has the tools to run well if she can adapt to this higher grade and much larger field.

25/1

4th

2

(3)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Blazeon Five

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

Generally progressive since upped to 2m+, winning five times; good second in Racing League event at Southwell (AW) most recently; drops back in distance but soft ground would be a big plus; 2-2 on that surface.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £8.60

Form: 03080- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Last won in July 2020; stays 2m and bits of 2022 form read well, but no show on good to soft on final outing and unraced on worse than that; first run since sold out of Richard Fahey's for 10,000gns last October; cheekpieces (tried twice in 2019) replace usual visor.

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6th

1

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Ffos Las

Monsieur Lambrays

10st 10lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Returned for new yard with a near miss at a big price at Ascot (2m, soft) in May but he's struggled in both subsequent runs including a tailed-off effort here (1m6f, soft) two weeks ago; has plenty to prove again and his last win was in 2020.

14/1

4th

3

(7)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Ffos Las

Monsieur Lambrays

11st 0lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear, some headway 5f out

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 145-72 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Third in this race last year and also ran creditably when second to an easy winner at Doncaster (2m, soft) two weeks ago; considered each-way.

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3rd

5

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Cogital

9st 5lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

took keen hold, midfield on inner, headway from 3f out, ridden 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, kept on but lost second final strides

10/1

2nd

1

(5)

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 109y

Class 4

17:05 Doncaster

Cogital

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Dual winning hurdler whose six Flat wins have all come over shorter, but he does stay this far and seems to go on most ground; just 1lb above his last winning mark and likely to have come on from his reappearance here (1m4f, soft) this month when 4l behind Star Angel; considered.

10/1

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Cogital

11st 4lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Last year's wins (one over hurdles and two on the Flat) came on good ground but he's been effective on soft in the past; merely mid-division on the Flat at Doncaster a fortnight ago when back from some time off but it was the same story in that race last year prior to winning over hurdles next time.

9/1

Form: /4-412 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Latest hurdles win was pretty useful form over 2m4f on soft at Sandown in December (blinkered); Flat handicap debut early last month saw her grind out a 4l win at Nottingham (2m, soft) and although beaten at 8-15, her second at Pontefract (2m2f, soft) six days later was similar form; up another 4lb but huge player if those two quick runs have not taken it out of her.

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10th

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Coquelicot

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Made all in Listed mares' hurdle at Kempton (3m, good to soft) in November and was runner-up (beaten 12l) in another at Haydock the last time, which was a good run back at 2m3f (heavy); should give her running but others might be better in.

10/1

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

Coquelicot

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

disputed lead early, soon raced in second, pushed along 3 out, no extra from 2 out

12/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Coquelicot

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Made all for Listed win at Kempton (3m) in November but came up well short in Cheltenham handicap (2m4f) since; faces a difficult task at the weights in this grade; change of headgear.

25/1

6/1

Form: -15120

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Turf career comprises two runs on good to firm last spring; won two 1m6f Southwell handicaps in January and beaten a neck over 2m at Lingfield, before well beaten in a warm race at Easter; cheekpieces are enlisted for today's return to turf; may have more to offer as a stayer, so not entirely dismissed.

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11th

1

(8)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Ehteyat

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, in rear, prominent after 2f

8/1

5th

2

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Ehteyat

9st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, always behind, kept on from over 1f out

6/1

13th

3

(7)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ehteyat

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

prominent

13/2

Form: /2235-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Close second on first three starts (1m4f on good to soft on second occasion) and similar form next time; ran poorly over 1m5f at Newbury (soft) on handicap debut last October, however, and left Richard Hughes for 72,000gns three days later; had gelding and wind operations since; unexposed and staying trips are plausible on pedigree.

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2nd

1

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

Beny Nahar Road

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Runner-up in three of his five attempts over hurdles, latest at Plumpton (1m7f, good); well down the pecking order at his powerful yard but holds a fighting chance in this field.

2/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Beny Nahar Road

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and pushed along after 3 out, soon rallied, ridden and switched right approaching last, kept on run-in, weakened towards finish

2/1

6th

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Beny Nahar Road

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Fair maiden on Flat; could do with settling a lot better and, after seconds at Wincanton and Newbury once switched to hurdling, he underperformed over C&D on his third attempt; makes handicap hurdle debut and has a hood and tongue-tie, both for the first time.

5/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 1045-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won on good ground last summer over 1m6f at York and 1m4f at Chester; tailed off when 33-1 at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) on return three weeks ago and, despite his French wins earlier in career, testing ground looks a concern.

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8th

7

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Haliphon

9st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Losing run is mounting up and he never figured the last twice (1m4f/1m3f); however, may benefit from this step back up in trip; 0-4 on AW but is attractively weighted off current mark.

16/1

7th

3

(3)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Haliphon

11st 1lb

J: Miss Poppy Scott

T: Ian Williams

Taken a good drop in the weights since last spring but had just the three runs on the AW and down the field on Tapeta debut last time; one to bear in mind but early days on this surface.

14/1

Form: 16341-

Last run: 196 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

4-19 on Flat in France, with his last win over 1m7f on heavy last October; very interesting on that performance but his hurdles form for new yard this year (three runs) was a lower level.

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2nd

6

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Diamand De Vindecy

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Robert Bevis

held up in rear, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 2f out, went second inside final furlong, just held

20/1

Form: 155/0- D

Last run: 215 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Dual winning hurdler on good ground (2m/2m3f) but tailed off when trying 2m5f on soft at Christmas and non-completions on both starts this spring; now reverts to Flat, in which sphere he has appeared in three 2m handicaps but not achieved much; down the weights.

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1st

1

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:50 Plumpton

Royaume Uni

12st 1lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Recent form figures make grim reading but he's very much a good ground specialist and has plenty of form which gives him decent claims; not written off in a hurry and Rob Hargreaves taking off 8lb no hardship either.

8/1

8

(4)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Royaume Uni

9st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Dual winning hurdler on good ground (2m/2m3f) but tailed off when trying 2m5f on soft at Christmas and non-completions on both starts this spring; now reverts to Flat, in which sphere he has appeared in three 2m handicaps but not achieved much; down the weights.

7/1

7

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Royaume Uni

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Dual winning hurdler on good ground (2m/2m3f) and he ran well to be second in a novice on this two-day meeting last season; has stamina to prove over this far but could very easily leave his recent soft-ground failures behind him; respected.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £2519.00
Straight Forecast £1916.30
Tricast £21380.10
Trifecta £25298.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coquelicot

RP RATINGS:

Ehteyat

The Times:

Beny Nahar Road

LAMBOURN:

Blazeon Five

Daily Mirror:

Haliphon

TOPSPEED:

Monsieur Lambrays

The Sun:

Cogital

NEWMARKET:

Ehteyat

D Express:

Ehteyat

Daily Mail:

Beny Nahar Road

Daily Record:

Beny Nahar Road

POSTDATA:

Coquelicot

WEST COUNTRY:

Coquelicot

Telegraph:

Coquelicot

The Guardian:

Coquelicot

The Star:

Coquelicot