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Good To Firm

Property Race Day Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Property Race Day Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.70

Form: -22113 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

6-13 on the AW since June last year, but is 6lb higher for this return to turf (0-6) and may not want too much rain; comes with risks attached in any case.

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

10th

9

(7)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

One Step Beyond

9st 3lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Form dipped last time; very consistent on AW/turf otherwise this year, winning three times, but he's not certain bounce back if the ground is slow (unproven on softer than good).

16/1

10th

5

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ascot

One Step Beyond

10st 9lb

J: Miss Maddison Wright

T: Gary Moore

In fine form this year (record 211312) including a win over C&D (good) in July and only found an unexposed 3yo too good at Windsor (1m, good) 13 days ago; good ground fine, but didn't run very well in two starts on good to firm (withdrawn on one another occasion) so drying ground would be a concern.

4/1

2nd

1

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

One Step Beyond

10st 1lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Progressive on AW and continued the fine work back on turf when winning under Anna Gibson at Ascot (1m, good) last month; had 2l to spare and the form is working out well; a 6lb rise may not be enough to stop him.

2/1

2nd
11 (8)
Botas

14/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 941303 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner at up to 1m1f on the Flat in France (four on the AW) and made a promising stable debut when third of ten at Kempton (1m, AW) 16 days ago; ground faster than good would be an unknown, but worth a second look were conditions to ease.

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

4th

2

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

17:35 Nottingham

Botas

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Multiple winner in France, twice on heavy ground; has not yet had his conditions on turf in Britain but was off the mark for new yard on AW at Kempton in August and should have a good run in him over 1m on soft ground.

4/1

4th

14

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Botas

8st 3lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Jim Boyle

Six wins in France (four on AW) who got off the mark on his fourth start for this yard when successful by a nose over C&D last month; the runner-up has won since and with the possibility of more to come for his new stable he is respected off 2lb higher.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -55736 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

2lb higher than when winning this race for Chris Dwyer two years ago, but 3lb lower than when successful for this yard at Sandown (7f, good to firm) last August; possible he didn't handle Epsom last time and he could go well, especially if able to gain an uncontested lead.

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

3rd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner at 7f/1m; outran his 100-1 odds at Kempton (2m, good; finished fourth) this month on second attempt over hurdles; could go well again, provided the surface doesn't turn testing.

7/1

4th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m with 5-42 strike-rate, but struggled to get seriously competitive on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Stratford (2m, good); has a lot on his plate here.

25/1

9th

3

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:10 Stratford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m, with 5-42 strike-rate; not firing on all cylinders this year and his stamina for hurdling is not assured but he has joined a good stable for his jumping career.

14/1

15/2

Form: 028-01 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick over this trip last summer and returned to winning form at Goodwood (1m, good to firm) four weeks ago; may have been fortunate there, but that was only his second start of the season and he is just 2lb higher; all wins on good or faster ground, so wouldn't want too much rain.

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

6th

8

(4)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Island Bandit

8st 7lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, prominent, in touch with leaders after 4f

10/1

2nd

4

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Newmarket

Island Bandit

9st 7lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

Fairly useful 1m handicapper; successful at Goodwood and Sandown this summer but was held off this career-high mark last time; bit to prove back up in trip and others may prove better treated.

20/1

Form: 4-9351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Doubled his tally when making all at Newmarket (1m, good) a fortnight ago, but now 5lb higher back in stronger company and far from certain to be allowed his own way again; unraced on ground softer than good.

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

4th

5

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cabinet Of Clowns

9st 10lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Dual turf winner this year who was having only his second go on the AW when beaten a head in a Racing League contest at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last month; filled the same position at Windsor (1m, good) a fortnight ago and high on the list from the same mark back on Tapeta.

6/1

2nd

1

(5)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

15:20 Windsor

Cabinet Of Clowns

9st 13lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

led, headed over 1f out, rallied final 110yds, kept on

4/1

2nd

6

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Cabinet Of Clowns

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

In good form with blinkers fitted the last twice, winning a Racing League event at Chepstow (1m) then fourth at Newbury; could go well in the retained headgear, provided he's as effective back on AW.

12/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 625802 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Still 6lb higher than when successful at Windsor (1m, soft) in April, but only beaten a neck off this mark back at Windsor (1m, good to firm) 13 days ago; has a good strike-rate on turf (6-26) and is respected.

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

7th

2

(5)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Sly Madam

9st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Recorded a clearcut success on soft going at Windsor (1m) in the spring; respectable third on similar surface at this course (1m1f) most recently; has slipped back to an attractive mark and enters calculations.

10/1

3rd

8

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Sly Madam

9st 4lb

J: George Bass

T: Sheena West

Similar type to Junkanoo, having recorded a clearcut success on soft going at Windsor (1m) in the spring; not disgraced over 1m1f three starts back; on a workable mark and looks one to consider.

9/1

4th

1

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Sandown

Sly Madam

10st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 124951 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Gained her tenth career success in another apprentice event from 3lb lower under Oliver Searle (record on her 121144124951) at Newmarket (1m, good) three weeks ago; has run with credit on a soft surface, but all turf wins have come on good/good to firm so she may not want too much rain.

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

5th

2

(3)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Crystal Casque

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

5-27 around here; 6lb higher than when runner-up in this last year and has failed to beat a rival in either start since narrowly beating Dayzee at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) in December; back off the same mark as for that success and has bounced back from a modest effort before, so not easily dismissed.

6/1

4th

1

(2)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Kempton (AW)

Crystal Casque

9st 9lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Rod Millman

led at steady pace, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

8/1

9/1

Form: 541-63 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

All three wins on a straight track, the latest off 7lb lower at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) last October; 1lb lower than when third of nine over that same C&D in May and fresher than most for the time of year; each-way claims at least especially were the ground to ease.

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

4th

2

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Canoodled

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Fairly useful handicapper; has done most of her winning at Newmarket; faces tough task on ratings upped in grade.

25/1

6th

5

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:15 Newmarket

Canoodled

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Ed Walker

The convincing winner of a C&D handicap here last October (good to soft) and again impressed on the July course last month (7f, good); perhaps a shade unfortunate not to have followed up at Haydock 15 days ago and has strong claims off the same mark.

11/2

33/1

Form: 859157 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Had dropped 6lb below his last winning mark when regaining winning form at Lingfield (1m, AW) in May, but lesser efforts on turf (1m/1m2f) the last twice; more will be needed.

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

2nd

3

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Enough Already

9st 8lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

Six-time winner over 1m and 1m2f; needs to bounce back from a poor effort in early February and he could be vulnerable over this new trip with a strong pace on the cards.

20/1

8th

3

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Enough Already

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Lee Carter

Stays 1m2f and was producing his best work late when just denied over this far at Kempton latest; goes well here and should be boxing on at the finish; the harder they go up front the better for him.

5/2

Form: -11623

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

2-2 on the AW and 0-9 on turf, but in the frame on six occasions as when third of 15 at Carlisle (7.7f, good to soft) last time; slow starts have become a habit, though, and that wouldn't be helpful in a race of this competitiveness.

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

1st

2

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Painters Palette

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Rebecca Menzies

Record of 3-4 on the AW but has comparable form on turf and ran right up to his best when third over 1m2f at Ayr 16 days ago; C&D winner in August who should be in the thick of it.

6/1

3rd

3

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Painters Palette

9st 9lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has done well for shrewd current connections and scored at Wolverhampton (9.5f) last time, taking AW record to 3-4; only 1-11 on turf but the win came on most recent attempt in this sphere; steadily progressive and enters calculations.

11/4

1st

6

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Painters Palette

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won his first two starts for this yard at this track, the second of them over C&D; added a Redcar handicap last month and ran another sound race when fourth at Newcastle last week (just in front of Carolus Magnus); should give it another good go.

13/2

5/1

Form: 1-2 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Both starts in Wolverhampton novices (7f, AW) 296 days apart, winning for the Charltons on debut and finishing second of 11 when sent off 4-6 for his return/stable debut last month; still open to further improvement on turf/handicap debut and shouldn't have a problem with the extra furlong.

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

11th

3

(9)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Ascot

Mars Magic

9st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: James Ferguson

Both starts in Wolverhampton novices (7f, AW) 296 days apart, winning for the Charltons on debut and finishing second of 11 when sent off 4-6 for his return/stable debut last month; still open to further improvement on turf/handicap debut and shouldn't have a problem with the extra furlong.

5/1

2nd

1

(2)

26th Jun 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mars Magic

10st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

prominent

7/4

1st

4

(8)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

17:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mars Magic

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

pushed along early, prominent, pushed along and went third over 2f out, went second and challenging inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

6/1

Form: 220527 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

1-15 but in the frame on eight occasions; didn't enjoy the clearest of runs at Pontrefract (1m2f, good to firm) last time, but does seems better over this trip and is capable of making his presence felt off this mark.

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

7th

5

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just a single win to go with plenty of short-priced defeats for his first two yards; with new trainer for last two outings, without making an impact but at least he wasn't beaten far behind Hortzadar in a moderately run race here last time and has another career-low mark.

20/1

9th

3

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, stayed on from over 1f out, not pace to challenge

12/1

8th

8

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Poor strike-rate; contender on the pick of this year's form for Kevin Phillipart De Foy but he was short of his best when last seen; sold for 14,000gns last month; no accessories for stable debut.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £2552.00
Straight Forecast £2356.70
Tricast £18178.80
Trifecta £22406.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Crystal Casque

NEWMARKET:

Mars Magic

The Times:

Painters Palette

Daily Mirror:

Island Bandit

SPOTLIGHT:

Sly Madam

LAMBOURN:

Canoodled

RP RATINGS:

Global Esteem

Daily Record:

Cabinet Of Clowns

Telegraph:

Mars Magic

The Sun:

Painters Palette

The Star:

Island Bandit

POSTDATA:

Sly Madam

Daily Mail:

Canoodled

D Express:

Global Esteem

WEST COUNTRY:

Crystal Casque

The Guardian:

Crystal Casque