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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Hands And Heels Apprentice Handicap (Part Of The Racing Excellence Series)

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 0f 1y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Hands And Heels Apprentice Handicap (Part Of The Racing Excellence Series)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 089701

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Showed promise as 2yo; poor form on Flat and over hurdles for new yard in 2023 until taking full advantage of a big weights drop when making all at Wolverhampton recently (about 1m; 25-1) where Girl From Italy was an unavailing runner-up; hard to predict whether he can repeat it on Polytrack debut but he may yet improve further on only his third AW run.

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

8th

1

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Finn Russell

11st 2lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Ian Williams

pulled extremely hard, prominent, led halfway

4/1

4th

2

(1)

26th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:52 Lingfield (AW)

Finn Russell

9st 3lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

Won three times over 1m/8.6f on AW towards end of last year, including here; again failed to settle when fourth at Newcastle (7f) last Friday but he could still have more to offer on AW and is one to consider.

5/2

4th

5

(4)

19th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Finn Russell

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Ian Williams

pulled hard, towards rear

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 064687

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Again didn't convince with her stamina for 1m2f at Newcastle last time out but she also hadn't looked ahead of her sliding mark over 1m on Polytrack leading up to that race; others look more likely.

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4th

11

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Fitz Perfectly

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Maiden who has been in the frame on last two AW runs at 1m; however, is 0-3 on grass and she returned to sand last summer long before the turf season was done; weighted to be involved but unknown quantity on the surface and with a first-time hood replacing cheekpieces.

7/1

4th

7

(1)

24th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Fitz Perfectly

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

12-race maiden but she has run some good races, notably a second of 12 over C&D last month; below par at Newcastle 16 days ago (7f); Kieran Shoemark replaces a 7lb claimer.

9/1

10th

5

(12)

8th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Fitz Perfectly

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

11-race maiden but she made a bold bid when a close second off a reduced mark at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) last month; only 1lb higher here and she's respected on this drop back to 7f.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 537633

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

A maiden for now but beaten less than 1l in her three most recent handicaps at about 1m (turf) and 7f (Tapeta and this track) and her turn surely can't be far away; can go well in her first 1m handicap on Polytrack.

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8th

7

(6)

20th Jan 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Storymaker

9st 2lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: George Boughey

Has taken off in recent weeks, making it four wins in a row (the last three under Tommie Jakes) when fending off another in-form filly (pair clear) at Southwell (1m) 11 days ago; steps up in grade and trip here but further progress can't be discounted.

6/1

1st

1

(2)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Storymaker

9st 12lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, raced in second, ridden when led over 1f out, kept on gamely

2/1

1st

5

(5)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Storymaker

9st 7lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: George Boughey

Took a while to get off the mark but now on a hat-trick after wins at Wolverhampton (extended 1m) and Lingfield (7f; Sixties Chic third) last month; the latter success came under today's rider Tommie Jakes; another good runs is on the cards.

3/1

25/1

Form: 106V35 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Two 1m turf wins for previous trainer in the summer but no strong signs since, for that yard or current one, that he was about to break his AW duck; ran respectably in blinkers in 2021, first-time cheekpieces today.

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4th

8

(7)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:00 Lingfield (AW)

Eton College

9st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Lee Carter

Two 1m turf wins for previous trainer in the summer but no strong signs since, for that yard or current one, that he was about to break his AW duck; ran respectably in blinkers in 2021, first-time cheekpieces today.

25/1

5th

5

(4)

21st Nov 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Eton College

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Lee Carter

midfield

10/1

3rd

1

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:30 Lingfield (AW)

Eton College

9st 12lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Lee Carter

Two 1m wins on soft this summer; not discredited in midfield at Chelmsford (didn't get a clear run) this month and contested a voided race 13 days ago; changed hands for 6,000gns at the sales last week; considered but he's made far less of an impact on AW than turf.

13/2

Form: 610496 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

All four handicap wins at about 1m, most recently at Wolverhampton in September; no real threat on AW since, just keeping on at the same pace when a close sixth at Kempton on latest, and likely to need more.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Three wins since August, the latest over 1m at Kempton last week; effective over this longer trip and still has some handicapping scope.

6/1

1st

8

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led early, soon headed and prominent

10/1

7th

6

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Record of 4-28 on AW includes one win here; ran creditably in last two appearances, beaten only about 2l both times; back on last winning mark and holds a fighting chance.

14/1

9/1

Form: 5-33

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has shown promise in each of her three AW starts, the first two last midwinter over 7f and 1m, then did well on recent return from a break at Chelmsford, considering she raced wide throughout; interesting back at 1m on handicap debut; the more cover she can get the better.

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5th

3

(9)

20th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Disappointing favourite here (1m) last month when bidding for a four-timer; progressive filly otherwise and could well bounce back; her most recent win came over 7f; not written off.

8/1

6th

1

(2)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:28 Southwell (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Improving filly who is 3-4 in handicaps, needing every yard of the trip dropped back to 7f at Wolverhampton most recently; remains well treated following another small rise in the weights and commands respect with the return to 1m looking ideal; her first win came over C&D.

7/4

1st

1

(11)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

mounted in chute

9/4

Form: 326112 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Often leads but suited by patient tactics when winning at Newcastle and, with plenty to spare, at Wolverhampton (both about 1m); was stunned by 25-1 shot Finn Russell there since but lost little in defeat; first experience of Polytrack today but should be close between them again.

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7th

3

(2)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Girl From Italy

10st 10lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Mark Walford

Didn't really fire in her final two runs last year but she won back-to-back races at Newcastle (1m) and here (8.6f) in the autumn; looks interesting on that form and her last win was under Paddy Barlow; dangerous back from a short break.

9/2

0

4

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Girl From Italy

9st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Won consecutive races at Newcastle and over C&D in the autumn; solid effort in defeat next time but she drew stumps at Lingfield 11 days ago and first-time cheekpieces are an unknown factor.

9/1

7th

9

(9)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:00 Lingfield (AW)

Girl From Italy

9st 9lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Mark Walford

Often leads but suited by patient tactics when winning at Newcastle and, with plenty to spare, at Wolverhampton (both about 1m); was stunned by 25-1 shot Finn Russell there since but lost little in defeat; first experience of Polytrack today but should be close between them again.

3/1

Form: 659282 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back nearly two years but is a C&D winner who has dropped to a suitable mark; has run well in his last two runs over 1m on this track and can have a say again.

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12

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Mykonos St John

9st 3lb

T: Scott Dixon

8th

8

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mykonos St John

8st 13lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

prominent towards far side, lost ground from 2f out

20/1

9th

3

(11)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mykonos St John

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Losing run nearing two years and a decidedly up-and-down look to the past two months' efforts, albeit he bled from the nose last time; remains weighted to strike but brave to name this the day.

16/1

Form: 033780 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Usually races over further and this year's wins were over 1m4f and 1m6f at Wolverhampton; never sighted back over 1m for new yard at Kempton 15 days ago and very likely to be the same story today.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

2nd

1

(2)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Successful over C&D off 12lb higher last summer; a lot of his runs since joining this yard have been over much shorter trips and he offered encouragement for this return to 1m6f when staying on for fourth over 1m4f at Southwell; needs considering.

11/4

4th

8

(12)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Further Measure

9st 6lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

held up in rear

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 311569 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Back from absence in August and triple 1m winner at Brighton since; has Polytrack form and there have been glimmers of promise on AW since; in a lower grade than when drawn high at Kempton recently (cheekpieces refitted, as today).

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8th

2

(5)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Uncle Dick

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

held up in last, going best when not clear run over 1f out, not recover

6/1

5th

8

(5)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Uncle Dick

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Often slowly away; goes well for an apprentice but ridden by a particularly inexperienced one of late; registered three wins at Brighton last year and is handicapped to go well again; cheekpieces return.

10/1

10th

5

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Uncle Dick

9st 6lb

J: Oliver Carmichael

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

slowly away, in rear

12/1

Form: 080748 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Three 7f wins in 2022, including on this track; had fairly uneventful time of it since but has dropped in the weights and he made late headway into fourth over 7f here in October; seemed to stay the new 1m2f trip four weeks ago but likely has more going for him back at 1m.

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8th

10

(10)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Dynamic Talent

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Darryll Holland

Capitalised on falling mark at Southwell in January and had his rivals quite well strung out when landing some nice bets off 3lb higher here last month; beaten by a very slow start under 5lb penalty at Chelmsford the next day but is a further 5lb higher here.

10/1

4th

6

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Dynamic Talent

10st 6lb

J: Mr Ned Sangster

T: Darryll Holland

slowly away and lost many lengths start, in rear, headway when short of room and switched left under 2f out

11/4

1st

1

(8)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Dynamic Talent

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Darryll Holland

C&D winner who has performed well in all three starts since scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) in January; return to this trip should suit and high on the list.

15/8

66/1

Form: 540580

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

All three wins at sprint trips; more modest efforts than good ones since a 6f claiming success at Wolverhampton in August and didn't shine over 7f and 1m for new yard in November.

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12th

7

(4)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:00 Lingfield (AW)

Gannon Glory

9st 10lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Adam West

All three wins at sprint trips; more modest efforts than good ones since a 6f claiming success at Wolverhampton in August and didn't shine over 7f and 1m for new yard in November.

66/1

12th

14

(11)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Gannon Glory

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Adam West

Has done his winning at sprint distances; inconsistent, including over 7f, since last success and has something to prove at this new trip on second run for new yard.

25/1

8th

12

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Gannon Glory

8st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

Two wins over 6f this year including in a Wolverhampton claimer (Tapeta) in August; makes his debut for his fourth different stable and 1lb lower than when last successful in a handicap, but he still has stamina to prove.

10/1

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Exacta £616.00
Straight Forecast £486.20
Tricast £2927.90
Trifecta £4716.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Storymaker

POSTDATA:

Dynamic Talent

The Guardian:

Always Fearless

Telegraph:

Girl From Italy

The Times:

Finn Russell

Daily Mail:

Mykonos St John

Daily Mirror:

Storymaker

The Sun:

Storymaker

The Star:

Dynamic Talent

D Express:

Always Fearless