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14:07 Chester

Good To Soft

Printworks Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £5096
  • 1m 4f 63y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Printworks Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Thunderstorms

OUR TIP

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: /37-33

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose performer who is on a long losing run but he returned from a lengthy absence with a close third at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) on his stable debut last month; that form puts him in the picture and he ran into a resurgent rival when a respectable third of five at Ffos Las (1m6f, good) last time; dangerous on this drop back in trip.

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3rd

1

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Red Royalist

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Regressive 10yo who faded into fifth at Kempton (1m4f, AW) three weeks ago; needs to do better here but will be suited by the return to turf.

16/1

5th

1

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Red Royalist

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

midfield, headway from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Red Royalist

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Just one win since 2019 but that came off 3lb higher at Chester (1m4f) last summer and this veteran was a respectable fifth at Southwell last month; may have done too much too soon behind an in-form rival in that race and he's not ruled out.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 805/23 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Started this year with two good efforts on the Flat (2m, AW) but she's struggled back over hurdles in her last two starts; has bit to prove again back at 1m4f in this sphere and her sole Flat win was over two years ago; hood and cheekpieces are removed.

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7th

3

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alchemystique

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Steph Hollinshead

Last win came at 125-1 in a maiden hurdle in November 2021; went close over 1m6f here on his return in January but his two runs since have resulted in a tailed off at Newcastle (2m) and a sixth of 11 back at this track (1m4f); wasn't beaten far last time and now goes back up in trip but others are more convincing; hood reapplied.

25/1

6th

3

(5)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alchemystique

9st 8lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

Last win came in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (125-1) in November 2021, but gave a decent account when runner-up over 1m6f here (Class 6) in January; bombed out after taking a keen hold at Newcastle (2m) subsequently.

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0433/2

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 20 starts was in a maiden hurdle but she returned to the Flat after a long absence with a close second at Nottingham (1m2f) last month; that was a strong-finishing effort behind an improver and she's an interesting contender on this step back up in trip; last run was on good to firm but she handles most ground.

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1st

6

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Shes A Novelty

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Fergal O’Brien

Returned from long absence in June and, after going close on her first two starts back, she won comfortably at Windsor (11.4f, good to firm) last time; a 5lb rise isn't harsh and she could play another leading role.

3/1

Form: U40-84 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has record of 4-33 and last win was in December 2021; returned to form with a close fourth off reduced mark at Kempton (2m, AW) last month but this is a different test on this big drop back in trip and he has some work to do; cheekpieces are reapplied for first time since his debut.

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10th

5

(3)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sophar Sogood

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Returned to winning ways when comfortably accounting for ten rivals in a 2m handicap at Kempton in September (Class 6); not so good since but he's feasibly weighted should this be one of his good days.

10/1

Form: 08-059 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Won off 13lb higher over C&D (good) last June but he's lost his way since and has beaten only one rival in his three runs this season; has plenty to prove and this is a step back up in grade; headgear removed.

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8th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 5lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Philip Kirby

Low-grade handicapper on the Flat these days; well beaten 150-1 shot in a course novice hurdle when returning to jumping last month; plenty to prove at present.

33/1

7th

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Philip Kirby

Dual Flat winner; unexposed over hurdles, two fair runs as a juvenile but well beaten on handicap debut on last run (November 2022); out of form on recent Flat runs; others stronger.

33/1

6/1

Form: 0-0774

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Four 1m1f wins for other yards, with the latest at Tipperary (good) last August; on dangerous mark but he's finished down the field in his four runs this year and still has stamina to prove at this sort of trip; others look stronger.

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10th

6

(13)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Snag It

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

soon disputed lead, led clearly after 2f, slowed tempo after 3f

10/1

4th

12

(11)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Snag It

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

Gained a first win here in a C&D handicap on yard debut but it's been a mixed bag since; has a bit to do at the weights on his claimer debut but capable of a good showing.

14/1

6th

4

(17)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Snag It

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: P J F Murphy

Gained a first win here in a C&D handicap on yard debut but it's been a mixed bag since; unsuited by 1m last time so this trip may help but has the widest draw and handicapper may have him at present.

20/1

Form: 0-7765 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his wins at Hamilton (1m3f, good) and Kempton (1m4f, AW) for Ian Williams last May but he's been disappointing since and has been beaten 9l or more in four starts for his current yard; drops back in trip/grade after a 2m run here last time but he needs to turn things around.

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8th

5

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

Heart Of Soul

10st 12lb

T: Patrick Morris

towards rear of midfield

20/1

6th

8

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:35 Chester

Heart Of Soul

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Patrick Morris

Six wins for Ian Williams including three over C&D, but lost his way including after moving to this yard; latest fifth of nine at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) was a bit better, but not enough to make him of interest.

33/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heart Of Soul

9st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Patrick Morris

Won at Hamilton (1m3f, good) and Kempton (1m4f, AW) for Ian Williams last May but he's lost his way since his last success and has been beaten 9l or more in five runs for current yard; mark is tumbling but he has a lot to prove.

16/1

Form: -14220

Last run: 77 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

All eight runs have been on AW; won a classified event for George Boughey at Lingfield (1m2f) in January and was runner-up in her final two runs for that yard; looks interesting on that form but she struggled on her stable debut at Wolverhampton (1m4f) in April and has some questions to answer after another break.

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8th

14

(5)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Princess Nieve

8st 7lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Patrick Morris

Won a classified at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) for George Boughey in January 2023; not much to shout about from last April onwards.

66/1

7th

7

(6)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Princess Nieve

8st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Patrick Morris

in touch with leaders on outer

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £382.00
Straight Forecast £383.40
Tricast £799.40
Trifecta £1697.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Red Royalist

TOPSPEED:

Snag It

NEWMARKET:

Sophar Sogood

Daily Mail:

Peripeteia

Telegraph:

Snag It

Daily Record:

Sophar Sogood

The Guardian:

Red Royalist

D Express:

Red Royalist