June 14 / 17.05 Kempton (AW)

17.05

Standard To Slow

Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly sunny

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 67-221 D

Last run: 130 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Joint-best RPR in recording win number six (fifth for Roger Ingram) last time; new yard will likely do well with him but lack of headgear here is a small concern; Connor Planas is a good booking.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(9)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

One Step Beyond

8st 11lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader against near rail, kept on but lost second towards finish

16/1

3rd

9

(9)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

One Step Beyond

8st 11lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader against near rail, kept on but lost second towards finish

16/1

9th

16

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

One Step Beyond

9st 1lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Three wins over 1m/1m2f on good/AW last year (the last under Anna Gibson), but ended the campaign with two modest efforts; off seven months but has won fresh; each-way possibilities.

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 6-7430 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Dual winner at two (one here) and good trainer should find him another race off his reduced mark; reportedly ran flat on ground quicker than ideal 19 days ago and he's hard to fancy.
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9th

3

(5)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

prominent

4/1

4th

2

(5)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders

12/1

4th

6

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, pressed leader, led 6f out

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 322-64 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
In peak form at the end of 2022 and small step forward from return last week; has more to offer on AW and promises to be suited by a strongly-run race back at shorter; interesting with blinkers replacing cheekpieces.
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2nd

6

(7)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Snapcracklepop

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Frustrating of late but course fourth off 206-day break last month was pleasing; returning to further is a small plus and he's been dropped 2lb.

5/1

2nd

6

(7)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Snapcracklepop

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Frustrating of late but course fourth off 206-day break last month was pleasing; returning to further is a small plus and he's been dropped 2lb.

5/1

4th

3

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Snapcracklepop

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3f

8/1

Form: 823125 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Three of his wins achieved from the front, most recently at Lingfield in April; solid in defeat next time and turf run three weeks ago easy to forgive; sound claims if they don't go too hard.
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9th

2

(6)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Covert Mission

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

9th

2

(6)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Covert Mission

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

dwelt start, in rear throughout (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

5/1

4th

4

(2)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Covert Mission

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Is much better drawn than when running no race over C&D four weeks ago (behind Uzincso) and is just 1lb higher than when scoring on turf in July; comes with risks attached.

11/2

15/2

Form: 0-0469 CD

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Six wins over C&D but no real sign of making it seven when last seen; had some wide draws to overcome, will emerge from 3 this evening and is down another 2lb; no great surprise should he revive off break; tongue-tie retained.
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9th

9

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Uzincso

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

Last of his seven wins (40 races) was in July 2022; wore cheekpieces on last three outings; has almost a career-low mark and wasn't far away on three of his last four starts, but this race looks a bit too competitive.

10/1

9th

9

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Uzincso

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

Last of his seven wins (40 races) was in July 2022; wore cheekpieces on last three outings; has almost a career-low mark and wasn't far away on three of his last four starts, but this race looks a bit too competitive.

10/1

3rd

8

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Uzincso

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Creditable fourth over C&D in December off a 2lb higher mark; yet to win over this far though and others appeal more for the win.

10/1

6th
1 (10)
Masqool

9/1

Form: 361514 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
In great heart, recording narrow personal best in winning at Nottingham (1m2f) before fourth of 18 when unpenalised at Newbury (1m4f); has plenty of winning form at shorter (has won over C&D) and can't be ruled out up 2lb.
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10th

8

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Masqool

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: James Evans

Nothing wrong with his consistency and when sixth last week at Southwell he wasn't beaten far; this looks a bit tougher than usual for him and most of his form is at shorter.

14/1

Form: 411-89 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Not far behind King Of The Dance over C&D last August before winning back-to-back 7f contests at Yarmouth; track and trip comeback only okay and good to firm ground was blamed for a heavy defeat as favourite back at Yarmouth three weeks ago; risky despite having rail draw.
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3rd

6

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

17:59 Nottingham

The Spotlight Kid

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

Winless since 2022 but he resumed from six months off with an encouraging third of 12 over C&D 20 days ago; he's weighted to go close eased 1lb.

5/1

3rd

6

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

17:59 Nottingham

The Spotlight Kid

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

Winless since 2022 but he resumed from six months off with an encouraging third of 12 over C&D 20 days ago; he's weighted to go close eased 1lb.

5/1

3rd

4

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

18:25 Nottingham

The Spotlight Kid

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

took keen hold

7/1

14/1

Form: 312-55 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Last two wins came off breaks of 142 and 131 days but is fine with a quick turnaround; course runs this year suggest he may find a few better handicapped, though; cheekpieces discarded.
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3

(2)

6th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Kempton (AW)

Calonne

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Robyn Brisland

4lb higher than his latest win at Lingfield in December (7f, Polytrack) and ran well when 1lb higher than this next time; form has been tailing off since then and he has a bit to prove dropping back to this trip.

7/1

8th

9

(4)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Calonne

9st 7lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Robyn Brisland

Last two wins came off breaks of 142 and 131 days but is fine with a quick turnaround; course runs this year suggest he may find a few better handicapped, though; cheekpieces discarded.

14/1

Form: 3/672-

Last run: 294 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Just gave best to fellow handicap debutant over C&D last time and returns off same mark; yard in great nick and is nicely drawn.
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6th

1

(10)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

King Of The Dance

11st 4lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

1-14 (0-5 on turf) with his win coming at Lingfield (1m, AW; first-time cheekpieces) for Eve Johnson Houghton last September; out of the frame in both starts for this yard and best turf efforts have come on fast ground.

14/1

6th

1

(10)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

King Of The Dance

11st 4lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

1-14 (0-5 on turf) with his win coming at Lingfield (1m, AW; first-time cheekpieces) for Eve Johnson Houghton last September; out of the frame in both starts for this yard and best turf efforts have come on fast ground.

14/1

6th

4

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

King Of The Dance

11st 0lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

C&D winner for Eve Johnson Houghton last September when cheekpieces were tried for the first time; now just 1lb higher but he was tailed off on his stable debut in November and headgear is absent for his return.

33/1

8/1

Form: 48-522

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Two good seconds at Brighton last month (latest in first-time cheekpieces; retained) but doesn't have much AW experience to call upon and is drawn widest.
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10th

3

(10)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Leicester

Micks Dream

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Deborah Faulkner

never better than midfield

7/2

2nd

2

(8)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:15 Brighton

Micks Dream

9st 10lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Runner-up here on consecutive starts for Roger Teal in May (7f/1m, good to firm; also has form on good to soft), but lost his way during the summer and was sold for 1,000gns this month; needs to have been revitalised by the recent stable switch; cheekpieces (worn for last five runs) removed.

10/1

9th

1

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Bath

Micks Dream

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Roger Teal

taken down early

10/1

25/1

Form: 02-278

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
0-8 for Roger Varian and the Coles and eased when trailing in last on debut for this yard at Chelmsford in March; returns to shorter with plenty to prove and is drawn wide; tongue-tie retained; blinkers replace cheekpieces.
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8th

2

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Toophan

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Ten starts for three different yards; no positives to take from two runs for current one and he has another break to overcome; gelded since last seen; wears just a tongue-tie this time.

25/1

7

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:52 Chelmsford (AW)

Toophan

9st 4lb

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

11th

10

(13)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Toophan

9st 6lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

0-8 for Roger Varian and the Coles and eased when trailing in last on debut for this yard at Chelmsford in March; returns to shorter with plenty to prove and is drawn wide; tongue-tie retained; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

12th
4 (12)
Hiromichi

9/1

Form: -71218 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Good overall strike-rate (5-16) and on AW (2-4); good spell before much lesser effort 26 days ago; stall 12 might make bouncing back difficult.
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1st

3

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Hiromichi

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Jack Channon

This versatile 6yo gained a third AW success at Lingfield when seeing off seven rivals on his reappearance this month; respectable fourth of ten at Kempton (1m) since; his two turf successes last year came on good to soft; ought to give his running.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: -76608 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Can lead; on a good mark and did some fair late work having been dropped in from wide draw over 7f here last week (behind Calonne); yet to do it over this far and is passed over.
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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

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

14th
12 (7)
Equion

12/1

Form: 944-64

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
In good hands to find a race and could take bigger step forward having third run back from 280 days off here; returning to shorter looks a smart move too; squeak.
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3rd

2

(4)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Equion

9st 13lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Two wins this year, the first over C&D, the second on testing ground at Nottingham; bit disappointing the last twice, but could bounce back.

12/1

5th

2

(1)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:55 Windsor

Equion

10st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

Won on similar ground at Nottingham off a 2lb lower mark in August but a poor effort at the same course since will need forgiving; has claims if so.

10/1

9th

7

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

17:35 Nottingham

Equion

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tony Carroll

Took time to get off the mark but no obvious fluke about AW win over an extended 1m in June and did not have the hardest of races when a narrow C&D winner in August (heavy); up 2lb; has more to come under the conditions.

9/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £240.00
Straight Forecast £198.94
Tricast £1209.97
Trifecta £1821.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Snapcracklepop

The Times:

King Of The Dance

TOPSPEED:

Calonne

The Star:

Dynamic Talent

The Guardian:

Micks Dream

NEWMARKET:

Covert Mission

Daily Mirror:

One Step Beyond

RP RATINGS:

Snapcracklepop

Daily Mail:

Snapcracklepop

The Sun:

Snapcracklepop

Telegraph:

King Of The Dance

D Express:

King Of The Dance

Daily Record:

King Of The Dance

POSTDATA:

Calonne