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13:42 Ayr

Soft

Virgin Bet Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Virgin Bet Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 113246 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Scored twice off 6lb lower in July (1m, good to soft) and has remained in form since, not disgraced in midfield at Pontefract most recently; perhaps weighted to the hilt but can't be dismissed back down in grade.

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

5th

5

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tele Red

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

prominent

15/2

1st

2

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Tele Red

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

9/2

9/4

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 476601 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Led in the final half-furlong and beat Ventura Rascal by 1l in C&D contest (good to soft) last month; the cheekpieces reapplied that day are now removed; back up just 3lb he's still well treated on peak form.

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7th

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hortzadar

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David O’Meara

Three-time C&D winner, including on soft; won a Newcastle handicap in November off 1lb higher; beaten 12l in the Spring Mile on last month's return to turf but he ran into some dead ends and was keeping on at the finish; this is weaker and he's one to consider with a good apprentice booked.

7/1

8th

12

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Hortzadar

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Good third in the 2021 Lincoln but no longer retains that level of ability; last two wins (turf/AW) came in Class 5, and recent efforts also don't suggest he's about to land a Spring Mile; opposed.

25/1

8th

5

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hortzadar

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Hold-up performer who's never been the most consistent and isn't as good as he was; won over C&D off this mark four months ago, though, and remains capable when things fall his way.

12/1

11/4

Form: 413225 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; has form figures of 13225 since wearing cheekpieces, staying on for close fifth over C&D most recently (started favourite); ties in with Hortzadar and Ventura Rascal on that running; may still progress further, being a 3yo, and remains of interest.

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

6th

6

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Hale End

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Doubled tally with clearcut 1m Tapeta win in January but was unable to land a telling blow off a 5lb higher mark on next three outings; dropped 1lb during ten-week break but still needs a career best here; unraced over this far but was placed over 9.4f last year.

14/1

4th

10

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hale End

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Gained his first AW success when readily accounting for ten rivals over C&D last month; unplaced in two Class 4 events since, albeit not well positioned at Wolverhampton last week.

14/1

40/1

Form: -95278

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Ordinary 3yo maiden who isn't solid on 2023 form, having failed to back up his 66-1 second at Ripon (1m, soft) in two subsequent runs; return to forecast slow ground is the main cause for optimism.

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

12th

9

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Starshot

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jessica Bedi

Maiden whose best turf form was when a close second of six over 1m at Ripon in August; failed to move on from that in three subsequent runs, including when back on soft, and has plenty to prove on reappearance.

25/1

Form: -44902 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

All wins on good/firmer but has form on soft; ran creditably (1l behind Hortzadar) in first-time tongue-tie here 12 days ago in a race that he'd won in 2021; remains on a workable mark and looks a major player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

3

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ventura Rascal

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Multiple turf winner; not scored for over a year and form patchy since last win; drop in trip at this track shouldn't inconvenience and claims on pick of turf form now returned to AW.

8/1

5th

3

(2)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Ventura Rascal

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

3/1

9/1

Form: 683214 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Held on narrowly in 7f event here (good to soft) on the same card that Hortzadar won over 1m; faced a tougher task under a penalty at Hamilton four days later; return to Ayr is a positive (4-12 at this venue).

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

7th

8

(2)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:14 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Scored at Ayr (7f) in September but her form has nosedived; last of 12 over C&D last month and has something to prove.

20/1

12th

6

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Fifth turf win when successful over Ayr's 7f last month; not so good since and her record on the AW (0-9) hardly bodes well.

12/1

6th

7

(5)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Cosa Sara

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/1

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Straight Forecast £65.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hale End

Telegraph:

Ventura Rascal

POSTDATA:

Hortzadar

TOPSPEED:

Tele Red

The Times:

Hale End

D Express:

Hale End

The Star:

Hale End

The Guardian:

Tele Red

Daily Mail:

Ventura Rascal

Daily Mirror:

Ventura Rascal

The Sun:

Hortzadar

Daily Record:

Hortzadar