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Happy 6th Birthday Alexandra Ford Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Happy 6th Birthday Alexandra Ford Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 23-592 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Two wins last spring, including C&D, and he has run several good races this winter; chased home an improving sprinter at Southwell 16 days ago and he should be in the thick of it.

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

3rd

5

(5)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Grenham Bay

9st 6lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

midfield, headway from over 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

6/1

1st

6

(5)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Grenham Bay

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins last spring, including C&D, and he has run several good races this winter; chased home an improving sprinter at Southwell 16 days ago and he should be in the thick of it.

3/1

2nd

11

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Grenham Bay

9st 1lb

T: Andrew Balding

Looked one to follow when winning twice over 6f last spring, but 0-12 since; off the same mark as when twice runner-up on the AW late last year (including here) but below form in his last two starts and cheekpieces made no difference last time; others look stronger.

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -11115 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Reeled off a four-timer over 6f at Wolverhampton in January/February; travelled strongly but didn't pick up in a 7f handicap at Chelmsford nine days ago; return to sprinting will suit but the handicapper might have caught up for now.

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

7th

4

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beauzon

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Ian Williams

raced wide, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

8/1

5th

8

(1)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Beauzon

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Reeled off four wins at Wolverhampton in January/February; below par over 7f when bidding for a five-timer but he quickly bounced back when second at Kempton on Saturday, only headed close home; due to be 1lb higher in the future and has won over C&D in the past; well drawn to attack; contender.

3/1

2nd

2

(6)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Beauzon

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Ian Williams

Reeled off a four-timer over 6f at Wolverhampton in January/February; travelled strongly but didn't pick up in a 7f handicap at Chelmsford nine days ago; return to sprinting will suit but the handicapper might have caught up for now.

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 38-417 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Eye-catching fourth over C&D in January and confirmed that promise when getting up late at Southwell three weeks later; raced too freely when down the field back at Southwell 16 days ago (behind Grenham Bay); still feasibly treated if getting a pace to aim at.

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

5th

6

(1)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Hiatus

9st 8lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Conrad Allen

Record is 3-27, the most recent success over C&D in January; did well to finish third at Kempton (6f) last time, faring best of the hold-up runners; place claims off unaltered mark.

8/1

3rd

8

(3)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Hiatus

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Conrad Allen

Eye-catching fourth over C&D in January and confirmed that promise when getting up late at Southwell three weeks later; raced too freely when down the field back at Southwell 16 days ago (behind Grenham Bay); still feasibly treated if getting a pace to aim at.

13/2

7th

13

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Hiatus

9st 0lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Conrad Allen

Had dropped to a favourable mark and had previously signalled that he might be ready to strike when regaining winning form over C&D three weeks ago; 4lb higher in a better race but still a contender for stable going well.

13/2

9/1

Form: 3-0636 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Veteran who didn't run as badly as the distance beaten suggests here 17 days ago (7f); rider's 7lb claim useful against other apprentices and he's more appealing than many.

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

6th

6

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Airshow

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

Prolific winner who has shown no sign of age wearying him, digging deep over 7f at Chelmsford four weeks ago and then a close second over C&D 11 days ago; due to be 2lb higher from the weekend and he has to enter the reckoning.

100/30

2nd

4

(3)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Airshow

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

In-form 9yo who held on narrowly at Chelmsford (7f) this month, recording his 13th success; up just 2lb and Oliver Searle takes off 7lb; effective at 6f and should remain competitive.

8/1

1st

4

(4)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Airshow

10st 9lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Rod Millman

made all, clear after 2f

10/1

Form: 11644- D

Last run: 166 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Returns from a layoff on a winning mark and 6f on Polytrack no problem for him; often misses the break, so stall 1 is not so advantageous as it may be for others.

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

5th

4

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:00 Yarmouth

Eight Mile

9st 7lb

J: Liam Wright

T: George Scott

Now 2lb below the mark off which he won over C&D last summer; showed enough in two AW runs last month to suggest he needs considering in first-time cheekpieces for a yard in flying form.

9/2

13/2

Form: 4236-5 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Winless since landing a C&D handicap off 16lb higher in November 2021; even last year's best gives him good claims at this level and he should be sharper with last month's return to action behind him; drawn widest.

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

6th

1

(10)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Beyond Equal

9st 12lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Stuart Kittow

Winless since landing a C&D handicap off 16lb higher in November 2021; even last year's best gives him good claims at this level and he should be sharper with last month's return to action behind him; drawn widest.

13/2

5th

8

(1)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Beyond Equal

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Stuart Kittow

took keen hold, towards rear

8/1

6th

2

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Beyond Equal

9st 8lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

C&D winner; losing run stretches back nearly two years but he ran well behind Magnificence here four weeks ago and backed that up with a solid third at Sandown two weeks ago (form boosted by the winner on Thursday); should remain competitive.

8/1

14/1

Form: 8147-7 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Easy win at Lingfield last October (6f) off 2lb lower; well short of that level in three runs since and others bring more compelling claims.

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

5th

4

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Lilkian

9st 6lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Darryll Holland

prominent

8/1

7th

6

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Lilkian

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Darryll Holland

Easily saw off six rivals over C&D in October off this mark; not so good since but David Probert takes over from apprentices and a revival isn't out of the question.

10/1

7th

3

(2)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Lilkian

9st 11lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Darryll Holland

Easy win at Lingfield last October (6f) off 2lb lower; well short of that level in three runs since and others bring more compelling claims.

14/1

Form: 86-793 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Should be making a big impact at this level but his latest Chelmsford third saw him beaten nearly 5l; looking increasingly tricky and others appeal more.

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

4

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

12:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Stuart Williams

Latest ninth of 12 over C&D (first-time visor) when behind two of these can be excused on account of his rotten draw, but losing run now up to 14; may be reliant on a complete pace collapse in order to get involved.

10/1

9th

2

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

9st 6lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Stuart Williams

Never really looked dangerous when keeping-on fourth of six over C&D a fortnight ago and has the outside draw today but lurks a dangerous mark and will be feared if strong in the betting; visored for first time.

5/1

4th

9

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

8st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Stuart Williams

Dual AW winner for George Boughey who is now 15lb lower than for the latest at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) a year ago; however, 0-12 since (including six starts for this yard) and not really threatening to turn things around; cheekpieces worn the last twice removed.

7/1

Form: 23047- D

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Hit and miss last year but he kicks off this season off a reduced mark; the absence of headgear, allied to his five-month layoff, tilts the scales in favour of others.

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

6th

2

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Some Nightmare

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

Failed to win last year but he's down in the weights as a result and should be sharper with his reappearance behind him; handles testing ground and he's not ruled out.

12/1

9th

4

(7)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Some Nightmare

9st 11lb

J: Connor Planas

T: John O’Shea

Hit and miss last year but he kicks off this season off a reduced mark; the absence of headgear, allied to his five-month layoff, tilts the scales in favour of others.

20/1

7th

3

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Some Nightmare

9st 11lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: John O’Shea

C&D winner in April 2021, but this his first visit here since finishing second of 12 over this trip in March of last year; most of his form on turf this season shows that the ability remains and he has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark; interesting.

7/1

10/1

Form: 0333-7 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

He has slipped to a good mark and has been placed three times at Wolverhampton since October; latest run forgiveable (caught wide and pulled hard); with that fresh in the mind, he might not be the easiest conveyance for an inexperienced apprentice.

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

7th

7

(8)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Dakota Power

10st 3lb

J: Miss Megan Jordan

T: Roger Teal

midfield

20/1

10th

10

(9)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Dakota Power

9st 4lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

He has slipped to a good mark and has been placed three times at Wolverhampton since October; latest run forgiveable (caught wide and pulled hard); with that fresh in the mind, he might not be the easiest conveyance for an inexperienced apprentice.

10/1

7th

3

(7)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dakota Power

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Teal

6f course winner who has been gradually getting it together since returning from a mammoth absence last summer; third in his last three starts over C&D (form of last two has been boosted), going down by a short head and half a length last time; races off the same mark and remains unexposed.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £218.00
Straight Forecast £410.30
Tricast £2467.20
Trifecta £1828.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Grenham Bay

The Sun:

Beauzon

SPOTLIGHT:

Airshow

NEWMARKET:

Eight Mile

Telegraph:

Hiatus

LAMBOURN:

Dakota Power

D Express:

Beyond Equal

The Times:

Grenham Bay

The Guardian:

Grenham Bay

Daily Mail:

Grenham Bay

Daily Mirror:

Grenham Bay

Daily Record:

Grenham Bay

The Star:

Beauzon

POSTDATA:

Airshow