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14:15 Ascot

Soft

LSH Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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LSH Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 17-832 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Salisbury novice winner who has come from well off the pace to make the frame at York (7f) and Goodwood (1m; again good to soft), doing well in the circumstances; still lightly raced and this stiffer track should be a good fit for her.

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8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 109/52 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has returned from a long absence in good form and his latest Salisbury conqueror over 1m (good to firm) appears to be progressing; however, he's stuck on a fairly tough mark and has thus far steered clear of slow ground.

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3rd
3 (6)
Botas

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4-7127 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Six AW wins compared with just two on turf; did finish second to One Step Beyond in this 12 months ago and he returns in similar sort of form (forced wide on the AW last time when behind Desfondado).

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4th
7 (10)
Desfondado

10/1

Form: 261491 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

10lb higher than for sole turf success at Epsom last summer but he's won two of his last four races and had to circle the field last time at Kempton (1m; 4lb lower); the stumbling block could be ground softer than good as he's not looked in love with it in the past.

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Form: -50534 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins for Michael Bell; placed in one of five runs for current yard but could have run better last time at Yarmouth.

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16/1

Form: 0-7100 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Sixth career win when beating 12 rivals at Newbury in May (1m, good) but has trailed home tenth in his two subsequent outings and soft-ground exploits are uninspiring.

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OUR TIP

Form: 8-4211 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Firmly on the upgrade since returning from wind surgery and won with a good bit in hand last time at Chepstow (1m, good to soft); that came at the cost of 7lb but he's turned a corner in a big way; respected.

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Form: -84560 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner on turf/AW and won over C&D last September; fine on soft ground as well; however, recent efforts leave her with questions to answer right now.

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6th

1

(1)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Crystal Casque

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

prominent, led narrowly under 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

7/1

Form: 00-936 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Proved 2l too good for Botas in this 12 months ago when only 1lb lower (under Anna Gibson); confirmed his liking for this track with a close third in May and that form has worked out well; poor last time at Goodwood but didn't run well on his previous visit there.

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12/1

Form: -07428

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Historically well treated and looked on the way back for his new yard when second at Chelmsford but then didn't pick up at all in a 1m handicap there last weekend; this looks tougher.

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Form: 131114

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Rattled off a hat-trick on turf over slightly shorter trips and was close up under a penalty at Kempton last month when just behind Stockpyle; career best was that last win at Beverley on soft ground which was never in much doubt; up another 3lb from last time but a major player.

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Payout
Exacta £157.00
Straight Forecast £129.90
Tricast £699.00
Trifecta £912.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Stockpyle

SPOTLIGHT:

Dreamrocker

TOPSPEED:

Crystal Casque

NEWMARKET:

Baltimore Boy

Daily Mirror:

Leuven Power

POSTDATA:

Grey Fox

RP RATINGS:

Dreamrocker

The Guardian:

Dreamrocker

Daily Mail:

Dreamrocker

D Express:

Stockpyle

The Sun:

Stockpyle

The Star:

Stockpyle

Daily Record:

Stockpyle

The Times:

Crystal Casque