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16:05 Chester

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Envirosips Apprentice Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 63y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Envirosips Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Abandoned

Form: 320-09

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Useful on his day but down the field in two Ascot races this year; has been given a chance by the handicapper but his current wellbeing is hard to assess, his latest run a second in a Swedish hurdle race when odds-on.

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3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

4th

6

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Throne Hall

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Latest Flat win nearly three years ago; taken time to get his eye in on the AW this winter but on a useful mark now and he did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton (about 1m) before Christmas; the return to further can suit; of interest despite lack of course experience.

9/2

Form: 527301

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has an impressive strike-rate on AW/ground softer than good; clearcut winner over 1m5f at Ayr three weeks ago and a 4lb rise does not look insurmountable; solid claims.

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4th

4

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, led after 3f, increased tempo from 3f out, jockey dropped rein inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, soon lost position

7/2

7th

8

(2)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

1m5f scorer on turf in September; placed twice at Kempton (1m3f/1m4f) this month, including in the London Middle Distance Series Final; has a consistent AW record; should be thereabouts again provided he sees out this new trip.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 308-85 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

9yo whose has run just six times in the last two seasons; not disgraced when fifth of six at Newmarket three months ago, and his mark has dropped 3lb since; talented apprentice booked and ground softer than good is fine.

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6th

10

(4)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Graphite

9st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

Veteran with just one British win to his name and that back in August 2021; he does retain a good deal of ability, however, and has finished placed in 1m4f AW handicaps on his last two starts; shaped like a non-stayer on his previous attempt at 2m, though.

8/1

3rd

6

(11)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Graphite

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: T J Kent

held up in rear

6/1

4

(7)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graphite

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

Without a victory since 2021 but he was back to some form when runner-up in 1m4f Kempton handicap 24 days ago; shortlisted.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 084215 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Often runs at Chester; went close under Charlie Todd over C&D in July, won well at Goodwood (1m6f, soft) the following month, and seemed not to stay an extended 2m2f here last time; big shout under ideal conditions.

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9th

6

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Zealandia

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Third win since joining Ian Williams when edging out stablemate Enemy (pair clear) in 2m Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; Enemy gave the form a boost when taking a good conditions race at Southwell last week but this 7yo has yet to win back to back.

6/1

1st

9

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zealandia

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

raced in second

10/1

5th

5

(10)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Zealandia

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

reluctant to load, prominent

6/1

Form: 512574 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Two wins in the summer (1m2f, good to firm/soft) but a bit below his best at Pontefract two weeks ago and has to prove his stamina for this extended 1m4f.

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No Results Found

Form: 130973 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

All three British Flat wins have come at Doncaster and he was a creditable third of nine there (1m4f, soft) four weeks ago; none too consistent overall but place claims again if repeating the form on this different track.

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4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

Form: 171591 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has a perfect 3-3 record for claimer Mikkel Mortensen, who delivered her late to score at Yarmouth (11.4f, good) last month; handles soft ground as well and has only edged up the weights this season despite three wins.

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1

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wynter Wildes

9st 13lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

Gained her third win of 2023 at Yarmouth (11.5f) in September and posted another solid effort when third of 14 in 1m5f Listed event at Lingfield last month; she can go well again back in handicap company.

5/1

3rd

5

(10)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Wynter Wildes

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Fellowes

Triple Tapeta winner who has been successful three times this year and ran a career-best when second of 12 in a 0-105 handicap at Newcastle (12.4f) three weeks ago; even that will need improving upon a fair bit if she is to make an impact in this company, though.

12/1

2nd

12

(10)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Wynter Wildes

8st 11lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

C&D winner who's won three times on turf in recent times since cheekpieces went on (currently 3-3 under Mikkel Mortensen); this is tougher from 4lb out of the handicap but she shouldn't be underestimated.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: -04591 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed her versatility in terms of the ground with a workmanlike success here on heavy two weeks ago; that was over 1m2f but she shapes as she'll get 1m4f (not beaten through stamina when tried in the past); up just 2lb and a plausible contender once more.

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6th

2

(2)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

14:17 Catterick

Reel Rosie

9st 13lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and lost position 4f out, weakened over 2f out, soon lost touch, tailed off

6/1

9th

3

(3)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Windsor

Reel Rosie

10st 0lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Hugo Palmer

Up just 2lb for Chester win (1m2f, heavy; third start for new yard) last month and Morgan Cole now takes off 5lb; could remain competitive, provided she's in same form again.

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 485844 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at up to about 1m6f, latest on heavy at Doncaster 12 months ago; has been given a chance by the handicapper but most of his recent efforts have been disappointing and he folded tamely at Haydock last time.

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3rd

2

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Dark Jedi

9st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off an 18lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed efforts last season, and although well handicapped now, usually needs a race or two to hit form.

6/1

5th

3

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

14:17 Catterick

Dark Jedi

9st 12lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened gradually from 2f out

3/1

2nd

3

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:55 Catterick

Dark Jedi

9st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won on heavy on this day last year but has struggled to make much impact this term and is now 19lb lower than in April; remote fourth of six when favourite at Haydock (1m6f, heavy) last time was his worst run this season.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: -62420 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Sole win came at Galway (1m4f, soft) last July; has claims on his second at Haydock in June and he was out of the weights when well held last time; stablemate of Zealandia; not discounted after a break.

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7th

10

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Has had a very solid last 12 months or so and reached new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign since October, including at 2m over which he was produced late on to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (Polytrack; unraced here) eight days ago; up another 4lb but going great guns.

9/1

1st

3

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Won at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) and Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) in November and he's held his form well since, including a close second over 1m4f at Wolverhampton (Class 2) last month; didn't get much luck before finishing well in that race and he looks interesting back up in trip and down in grade.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 241603 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Trip and ground should suit as he won at Doncaster (1m4f, soft) in July and was a creditable third at York (1m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago under similar conditions; still has youth on his side; appeals most.

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15

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

Golden Move

10st 12lb

T: Paul Nicholls

3rd

12

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Golden Move

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

1m4f soft-ground winner for Richard Fahey and signed off for that yard with two places in handicaps (one on heavy; gelded since); conditions won't faze him on his hurdling debut and he still holds the Triumph entry; joined a top yard for 215,000gns.

10/11

3rd

8

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 50y

Class 3

15:45 Nottingham

Golden Move

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Well held in the Melrose over 1m6f; raced at 1m4f otherwise since handicapping, best form when scoring at Doncaster (soft) in July and third at York last time; goes back down in distance but isn't fully exposed.

13/2

Form: 211221 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Having an excellent season and she stormed 15l clear of her nearest rival when scooting up over the extended 1m6f here (heavy) in September; a 6lb rise in the weights could have been worse and she's an obvious contender again; due to run at York (2.40) on Friday.

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3rd

9

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Newmarket

Dreams Adozen

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Often front-runner; excellent form figures since headgear went on in June, but they were somewhat dented nine days ago by his Kempton AW sixth of seven when attempting 2m for the first time; scored by wide margin on heavy at Chester (1m6f) three starts back, so not totally dismissed.

6/1

6th

6

(1)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Dreams Adozen

8st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

led

11/2

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Verdict

Capital Theory and Zealandia are solid contenders, while Wynter Wildes has a 100% record for Mikkel Mortensen and Reel Rosie is up just 2lb for a recent course success. Top billing goes to GOLDEN MOVE who should have conditions in his favour and ran well when third three weeks ago.[Richard O’Brien]