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17:30 Ayr

Good

Fitzdares Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Fitzdares Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 44357-

Last run: 223 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Comes into it on her best course form in 2023 but she's on a losing run that goes back four years and she hasn't been doing well over hurdles in her three most recent starts.

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10th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Golden Valour

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced wide, in touch with leaders

50/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2531-2 C

Last run: 139 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Off since January when going close on AW after a layoff and has claims on his course form last year, over C&D (good; race won narrowly by Retirement Beckons) and when winning over 1m2f in July; in the mix.

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2nd

8

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Braes Of Doune

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Improved for the fitting of cheekpieces and twice ran well over 1m2f here last summer before making it 12th-time lucky at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft); now 4lb higher and both the drop in trip and six-month absence pose a question.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 427-97

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Came closest to winning for Roger Varian when a nose second on AW (about 1m) in October; not yet found her form in three starts for new yard, including in first-time visor latest (now discarded).

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7th

3

(8)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Pacos Pride

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Daragh Bourke

led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 38-355

Last run: 95 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Three Polytrack wins at 6f and 7f but she finished remote in her sole 1m handicap two starts ago (made the running) and others are more certain stayers; refitted cheekpieces replace first-time visor.

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5/1

Form: 674944 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Winless since successful 2yo debut but on a useful mark now and nearly made it pay on recent return to turf at Leicester (1m, good) when demoted to fourth for causing interference (ran away from the whip); can be involved.

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No Results Found

7/1

Form: -85223 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins from 23 attempts and 0-9 on turf but she's run several good races in defeat since the autumn and remains in form; thereabouts without being fancied for the win.

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3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Poor strike-rate but has always been happiest here and has been running well this year; 2lb rise leaves little margin for error but she holds fair claims of adding to her yard's victory in this last season.

5/1

Form: 153738 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Handles most surfaces; four C&D wins include a narrow one over Braes Of Doune last June but he hasn't run well in two of his last three starts and needs a lot more than his Hamilton run on Friday.

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No Results Found

9/1

Form: 3-5358

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Sole win at 7f on Tapeta and 0-9 on turf but he's run well in better races than this on grass; an easy 1m on turf should suit and although rather becalmed for David O'Meara in recent AW starts he's well treated back on turf following a 7,500gns sale; considered.

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No Results Found

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Tricast £3747.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Covert Legend

The Guardian:

Braes Of Doune

D Express:

Concert Boy

NEWMARKET:

Capuchinero

Daily Mirror:

Balqaa

POSTDATA:

Retirement Beckons

RP RATINGS:

Covert Legend

THE NORTH:

Covert Legend

The Times:

Covert Legend

Telegraph:

Covert Legend

Daily Mail:

Covert Legend

The Sun:

Covert Legend

The Star:

Braes Of Doune

Daily Record:

Braes Of Doune