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Racing Welfare Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Racing Welfare Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £7.30

Form: 4-0750

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Fifth of ten on handicap debut at Kempton (1m, AW) confirmed he has some ability, even if 1m looked too sharp; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat over 1m2f at Newbury (good; 20-1) 13 days ago; tongue tied for those last two starts.

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1st

12

(4)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Whitcombe Rockstar

9st 2lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

Profile is rather all-or-nothing but he's won twice, latterly an easy C&D win last month; 7lb rise to contend with but still has potential on AW and dangerous granted a well-run race.

7/1

1st

10

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Whitcombe Rockstar

9st 4lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

Non-stayer over 1m6f when last seen but may now be tapped for toe dropped back markedly in distance and returned to AW; recorded his only success over a stiff 1m2f; not the percentage call.

20/1

7th

4

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

17:35 Salisbury

Whitcombe Rockstar

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Keiran Burke

Lightly raced 4yo who stayed on well to win at Sandown (1m2f, good) in July; however, good runs have been scarce this year and he was well beaten back there (1m2f, good) last time; has his first run beyond 1m2f.

20/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 053-49

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Creditable fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Bath (1m2f, good to soft) in May but last of ten at Newmarket (1m2f, good) two months later; early days but others have more solid claims.

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5th

12

(12)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Niarbyl Bay

9st 4lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Henry Candy

Made his breakthrough at the eighth attempt when scoring on the step up to 1m4f at Wolverhampton last month; that was a last-gasp win but he's only 2lb higher here and is open to more progress at this trip; respected.

7/1

1st

8

(11)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Niarbyl Bay

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

0-7; went close in a 1m2f Sandown handicap in July and things never went to plan on his return from a break at Kempton (1m3f); kept on there, offering hope for this stiffer stamina test.

6/1

5th

7

(10)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Niarbyl Bay

9st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Unexposed 4yo who went close in a 1m2f Sandown handicap when last seen in July; slightly longer trip now should suit and he was placed on AW last year; contender if fully primed after his break.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: -57413 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Wore cheekpieces on last three starts, grinding out a narrow win at Newbury (1m3f, good to firm) under Olivia Tubb on second occasion; fair third at Brighton latest; each-way possibilities.

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No Results Found

Form: 849-75

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Some ability (tongue tied) in three starts for Joseph O'Brien last year; headstrong on poor stable/seasonal debut but fared a lot better when hooded fifth of ten in handicap at Doncaster (1m, good) later in June, never dangerous; 1m2f is plausible on pedigree but settling him remains an issue and a good pace up front may well be required.

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10th

3

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Olympicus

9st 13lb

T: Michael Appleby

Gained sole success in a tight finish at Newmarket (1m2f) in August and raced too freely when only fifth of 11 at Nottingham the following month; AW debut today.

11/1

5th

3

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Olympicus

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Appleby

Ex-Joseph O'Brien; always handy before keeping on the closing stages to deny Hakuna Babe in a tight finish at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm); closely matched with that consistent rival but he still has to prove himself on soft ground.

6/1

1st

3

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Newmarket (July)

Olympicus

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Appleby

Some ability (tongue tied) in three starts for Joseph O'Brien last year; has had three runs for new yard this summer and he did well to finish a close fourth at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time after taking a strong hold; on same mark here and he's a big player if he can settle better.

7/1

3/1

Form: 67-551 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on final 2022 start and had wind surgery this March; back in the groove six days ago to win in clearcut fashion at Epsom, where he has a good record; has a bit more to prove today dropping back from 1m4f and carrying a penalty, but he has a 7lb claimer enlisted.

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3rd

6

(2)

10th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

16:00 Brighton

Night Eagle

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders

7/1

5th

3

(15)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:00 Sandown

Night Eagle

9st 13lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Tailed off on final 2022 start and had wind surgery this March; back in the groove six days ago to win in clearcut fashion at Epsom, where he has a good record; has a bit more to prove today dropping back from 1m4f and carrying a penalty, but he has a 7lb claimer enlisted.

3/1

1st

6

(7)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

20:40 Epsom

Night Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

prominent on outer, going best when led 3f out, edged left over 2f out, shaken up when clear over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 320-24 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win (26 races) was 1m2f on AW in 2021; minor honours in her two runs for new trainer but slightly better with a return to 2022 levels seems to be required; cheekpieces (tried once in 2021, finished last) return.

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11th

6

(5)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Sea Of Charm

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Georgina Nicholls

Hard to win with, her Wolverhampton victory off this mark coming in a first-time visor (goes back to cheekpieces tonight); is adaptable regarding trip but others are stronger.

16/1

7th

3

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Sea Of Charm

11st 0lb

J: Mr William Dunlop

T: Georgina Nicholls

Not easy to win with but she comes here in good order, winning over 1m4f at Wolverhampton in December and holding her form over a variety of trips since; first ride under rules for her amateur jockey; perhaps place claims at best.

9/1

5th

1

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sea Of Charm

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Georgina Nicholls

led

9/1

Form: 014536 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; enhanced his good Windsor record with another win there in April (1m2f, soft) off only 1lb lower; bit below that level since and he's been well held on all three appearances (latest 2021) at Sandown.

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5th

7

(3)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:25 Kempton (AW)

Lawn Ranger

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Michael Attwater

Sole win away from turf came back in 2017 (on debut); none of his eight career successes have come after a break of more than five weeks, so no shock were this first outing since September required.

20/1

5/1

Form: 4-4343 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 1m2f last term (good/soft) and the second of those was at this track; solid efforts on his last three starts, including on his only other visit to Sandown, so needs to be in serious calculations.

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10th

1

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Nonsuch Lad

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Won twice on turf last season and he has run some good races in defeat this time around; last couple of efforts need forgiving; dropping into a 0-60 should help but he still has something to prove on AW.

16/1

8th

2

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Nonsuch Lad

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Won twice on turf last season and he has run some good races in defeat this time around; he wasn't at his best at Nottingham nine days ago but this is a more realistic assignment; no reason why he won't be fully effective on AW in time.

6/1

8th

8

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Nonsuch Lad

9st 0lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Has won on good and soft; another sound effort in defeat over this far at Leicester two weeks ago but looks vulnerable in this higher grade.

14/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 06/056 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Only four runs for current stable and missed 2022; cheekpieces enlisted for last two starts and he gave his first positive signal this term last time, making most; needs to build on that and is tongue tied first time.

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12th

9

(11)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 44y

Class 5

13:35 Goodwood

Glen Again

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

Missed the 2022 campaign; not entirely solid on 2023 form but has become well treated and looks quite interesting with William Buick up for first time; defied a stone higher mark on soft ground in 2021.

10/1

9th

2

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:00 Sandown

Glen Again

9st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Only four runs for current stable and missed 2022; cheekpieces enlisted for last two starts and he gave his first positive signal this term last time, making most; needs to build on that and is tongue tied first time.

12/1

Form: 492824 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Both wins were at 1m2f in 2021; finished last in his latest two turf outings but had good turf form last summer and some minor honours on AW this season; back to 1m2f (latest start was one of his 1m4f races) and not totally dismissed.

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12th

12

(7)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Beautiful Crown

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

always behind

20/1

7th

7

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Beautiful Crown

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

slowly away, raced in last

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:06 Bath

Beautiful Crown

9st 10lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Brett Johnson

slowly away

6/1

Form: 631134 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice from off the pace in May, including over 1m2f, and creditable third next time but not so good on latest; big shout if reverting to peak 2023 form.

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3rd

1

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Come On John

9st 10lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Attwater

Consistent performer for this grade; acts here; has been thereabouts on his last two starts and with another 1lb drop to help, should be heavily involved.

5/1

9/1

Form: -67165 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won a Lingfield handicap (1m2f, AW) in May with first-time cheekpieces; fair efforts in both starts since (1m4f and 9.4f) and he reverts to cheekpieces today after trying a visor on latest; chief disincentive is that he showed so little at Yarmouth (good) four starts back in his only turf race.

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7th

6

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sarkha

9st 2lb

J: Archie Young

T: Phillip Makin

1m2f Lingfield AW winner last May but hasn't added to tally and isn't consistent; down in grade and good chance on best form but doesn't look one for maximum faith.

14/1

10th

6

(8)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Sarkha

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

Inconsistent sort who is 0-5 for current yard but looks interesting off a reduced mark in reapplied cheekpieces; sole win came in this headgear.

12/1

9th

6

(2)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:57 Newcastle (AW)

Sarkha

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

midfield

10/1

50/1

Form: 425270

Last run: 110 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Two good seconds on AW this year (7f); below form on last two outings, the latest when tailed off over 1m2f and his record at this trip is far from convincing.

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9th

14

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Hes Our Star

9st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Tony Carroll

towards rear

16/1

4th

2

(7)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Hes Our Star

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Won similar event on turf last August but generally not in the same form since; only 1-39 on AW and doesn't look the percentage call.

14/1

11th

11

(4)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Hes Our Star

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Showed signs of a revival over C&D last month but finished behind some of these rivals and needs to build on that effort; still has a poor strike-rate on AW; tongue-tie added.

16/1

Form: 5-4775 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Three wins (1m1f/1m2f) from 12 starts in Germany; best of his four British runs were on first and latest starts and it's possible that soft ground contributed to lesser efforts in between; 9lb lower than on British debut, so needs a second look.

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1st

4

(2)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

The Conqueror

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Boyle

anticipated start, took keen hold, led

4/1

3rd

3

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:15 Brighton

The Conqueror

9st 9lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

midfield

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £2164.00
Straight Forecast £2146.90
Tricast £15565.30
Trifecta £17361.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nonsuch Lad

The Guardian:

Mrembo

The Sun:

Glen Again

POSTDATA:

Night Eagle

Daily Mirror:

Mrembo

RP RATINGS:

Nonsuch Lad

The Times:

Nonsuch Lad

Daily Mail:

Nonsuch Lad

D Express:

Nonsuch Lad

Daily Record:

Nonsuch Lad

The Star:

Glen Again

Telegraph:

Night Eagle