August 16 / 13.45 Salisbury

13.45

Good

Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Apprentice Handicap (Whips Carried Not Used) (Racing Excellence Series)

  • Prize money: £4579.74
  • 0m 6f 213y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Apprentice Handicap (Whips Carried Not Used) (Racing Excellence Series)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 267313 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Unexposed in handicaps and improved to win one at Epsom two starts ago (7f, good to firm); wasn't seen to best advantage when third there 13 days ago (soft) as she raced down the centre of the course away from the favoured strip (second has won since); first attempt on a stiff track but should have good chance of redemption today.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Twilight Dancer

9st 13lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

awkward start, soon prominent

5/1

6th

2

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Twilight Dancer

9st 13lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

awkward start, soon prominent

5/1

3rd

1

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Twilight Dancer

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

led at steady pace, headed over 4f out

11/2

3/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 121537 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced filly who won twice over 7f on Newcastle AW (maiden and handicap) early in the year; just above her winning mark and no reason on breeding why she won't handle turf now switched to this surface.
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7th

2

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Abbeys Dream

9st 8lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Handy sort who won twice over C&D early last year and added another success at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta; first-time cheekpieces) in September; third of eight behind a thriving rival at Southwell (7f, Tapeta; first-time blinkers) 13 days ago showed that she remains in form and a player from 1lb lower.

3/1

3rd

3

(7)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Abbeys Dream

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

The addition of cheekpieces saw her gain a third career success when digging deep at Wolverhampton (7f) in September; four of her five subsequent runs have been solid enough but she remains 3lb above that successful mark; first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to give her something extra.

9/2

5th

6

(4)

31st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:24 Lingfield (AW)

Abbeys Dream

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

The addition of cheekpieces saw her gain a third career success when digging deep at Wolverhampton in September (7f); three of her four subsequent runs have been solid enough but more will be needed to win here.

8/1

16/1

Form: 293608 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
All four wins on Chelmsford AW but he hasn't been himself since finishing a close third over 7f there in April, including twice on that track and back on turf 14 days ago; has much to prove at present.
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5th

5

(4)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Jenson Benson

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

in rear

13/2

4th

5

(4)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Jenson Benson

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

Goes well at this track and ran a solid race over 1m 11 days ago, keeping on to snatch second close home; handicapped to go well and although dropping back to 7f isn't sure to suit, this is likely to be well run.

9/2

2nd

3

(3)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Jenson Benson

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

All four wins at Chelmsford, the most recent off 3lb higher last February; inconsistent since but has a good chance provided he's in top form on return from two-month break.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: -33843

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Not obviously well treated in three handicaps on AW and soft turf of late, made running when third of five at Epsom recently (7f; first-time cheekpieces, retained); looks to need weight off her back.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(6)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

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

1

(2)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Storymaker

9st 12lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: George Boughey

Has taken off in recent weeks, winning her last three starts, the last two under Tommie Jakes including a cosy success over 7f here on Saturday; no problem with the return to this trip and respected in her bid for the four-timer despite the penalty.

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

Form: 212267 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
All five wins on AW and 0-13 on turf, although he should find something on grass, given two near-misses in May (1m and 7f; good to firm); however, needs much better than two modest efforts of late, without and with cheekpieces (discarded today).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

13:45 Salisbury

Revolutionary Man

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Robyn Brisland

slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

7th

2

(3)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Revolutionary Man

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Robyn Brisland

All of his five wins have been on AW but he had a couple of near misses on turf in May; needs to bounce back from his Yarmouth blip but that's feasible.

9/2

3

(5)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:40 Yarmouth

Revolutionary Man

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Robyn Brisland

All of his five wins have been on AW but he had a couple of near misses on turf last month including over C&D (good to firm) on his penultimate run; still looks on a workable mark but he lost touch here yesterday.

6/1

Form: 614150 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Can lead; three 7f wins at Brighton this year (good, good to firm and soft) but below best there in July and never involved returned to 6f here since; does have C&D form, though, and can't rule out a revival.
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8th

12

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Cottage

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

0-10 on AW but has C&D form; three 7f wins at Brighton this year, one from the front, but not in much form of late and guesswork involved as to whether she can pick up again this autumn.

33/1

11th

15

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

8st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Three 7f wins at Brighton to her name this season; has gone off the boil more recently and others have more pressing claims.

33/1

11th

1

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Diamond Cottage

10st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £16.60
Straight Forecast £19.36
Trifecta £92.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Twilight Dancer

The Times:

Abbey's Dream

POSTDATA:

Diamond Cottage

NEWMARKET:

Storymaker

The Sun:

Abbey's Dream

Telegraph:

Twilight Dancer

The Guardian:

Twilight Dancer

Daily Mail:

Twilight Dancer

D Express:

Twilight Dancer

The Star:

Twilight Dancer

Daily Record:

Twilight Dancer

Daily Mirror:

Diamond Cottage