September 25 / 13.45 Hamilton

13.45

Good To Soft

racingtv.com/freetrial Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 0f 68y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 042353 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Best recent form is at 1m2f but has won over this C&D (off 1lb higher); placed in three of his last four starts; holds good claims, especially granted optimal ground (all turf wins on soft/heavy).
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:38 Redcar

Mac Ailey

10st 6lb

J: Miss Rebecca Burley

T: Tim Easterby

Two wins this season and close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month; latest run was also on heavy when below form at Ayr (off his highest mark for a long time) but he's one to consider.

11/1

7th

12

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Mac Ailey

8st 12lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month and won comfortably at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) next time; only fourth of seven when unpenalised back at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) last Monday and a new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but he's not ruled out in view of his penultimate form.

12/1

4th

7

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:40 Hamilton

Mac Ailey

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Has done his winning in Class 6; however, he's ahead of the assessor, having escaped a penalty for last week's comfortable success in apprentice event over C&D (good to soft); strong chance off the same mark.

15/8

6/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 895032 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Back in better form this month and was an unlucky second at Ayr (1m, good to soft) on Friday, as he would likely have won but for meeting some trouble; great chance off same mark granted better fortune.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(9)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

19:50 Hamilton

Zumaaty

9st 4lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

A fair winner at around 1m but he failed to beat a rival on his final run Iain Jardine at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 43 days ago; he needs to get back on track for his new handler.

10/1

10th

7

(9)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

19:50 Hamilton

Zumaaty

9st 4lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

A fair winner at around 1m but he failed to beat a rival on his final run Iain Jardine at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 43 days ago; he needs to get back on track for his new handler.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 452888

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Three wins over 7f last term; unlucky second (off 3lb higher) over 1m at Redcar in May; not in the same form since but has possibilities granted a revival and some fortune.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(10)

28th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Redcar

Martins Brig

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

2lb higher than when making all at Newcastle (1m, AW) in March and both defeats since have been at different trips; acts on any ground, but is just 1-22 on turf and others hold more compelling claims.

12/1

7th

11

(10)

28th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Redcar

Martins Brig

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

2lb higher than when making all at Newcastle (1m, AW) in March and both defeats since have been at different trips; acts on any ground, but is just 1-22 on turf and others hold more compelling claims.

12/1

OUR TIP

7/2

Form: 768321 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Held on narrowly under William Pyle at Ayr (7f, good to soft) on Thursday; now 7lb higher (includes penalty) and rider cannot use 5lb claim this time, so it looks a harder task; however, has won over C&D and is very hard to dismiss in current form.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(2)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:14 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Scored at Ayr (7f) in September but her form has nosedived; last of 12 over C&D last month and has something to prove.

20/1

12th

6

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Fifth turf win when successful over Ayr's 7f last month; not so good since and her record on the AW (0-9) hardly bodes well.

12/1

6th

7

(5)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Cosa Sara

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/1

Form: 425407 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Modest performer whose strike-rate is just 2-34; can be opposed on the balance of his form and was a remote last of five here yesterday.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(7)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:55 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/2

2nd

7

(7)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Often makes the running and acts on any ground; return to this trip should suit after finishing fourth of 13 here (7f, soft) last month and the blinkers are back on, but he isn't prolific (2-40); another placing may be more likely.

5/1

4th

12

(5)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

20:10 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Front-runner; has won in May for the last two years, also runner-up in a division of this 12 months ago; creditable return to turf at Brighton recently and it's easy to see him play a part again.

5/1

Form: 585658

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Has modest claims on the balance of recent efforts and this doesn't look the ideal scenario, having gained all wins over 1m2f at Ayr.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(5)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Ayr

Royal Countess

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, prominent, led soon after start, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

16/1

5th

11

(10)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Ayr

Royal Countess

8st 4lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, steady headway final 110yds, never dangerous

14/1

5th

11

(10)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Ayr

Royal Countess

8st 4lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, steady headway final 110yds, never dangerous

14/1

5/1

Form: 413226 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at Ayr (1m, good to soft) in July, then remained in form until disappointing here three weeks ago; close second over C&D on penultimate outing and looks a likely player if bouncing back.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(9)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Banner Road

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Lucinda Russell

Much improved of late since the hood came off and she got back to winning ways for Jim Goldie in 1m Ayr handicap last month; hiked up 8lb but she's not taken lightly for her new yard.

4/1

1st

7

(10)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Banner Road

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Jim Goldie

Just one win from her 15 starts but that came over C&D (good to soft) in July and she went close at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) recently; contender.

6/1

20/1

Form: 778758 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Completed a classified double on AW in January; subsequent handicap form is not up to scratch; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(2)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bawaader

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Thompson

Won a couple of 0-50 classified events over 1m on Polytrack at the start of the year, but precious little since; hard to recommend.

16/1

8th

7

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

13:45 Hamilton

Bawaader

9st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: David Thompson

Completed a classified double on AW in January; subsequent handicap form is not up to scratch; others preferred.

20/1

8th

8

(8)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bawaader

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Thompson

Turf (7f)/dual AW winner (a mile) who seems to stay 1m2f; below best since last win in January and off since June but back with previous trainer and booking of Hollie Doyle catches the eye.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £7.60
Straight Forecast £7.33
Tricast £48.63
Trifecta £56.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Zumaaty

POSTDATA:

Mac Ailey

Telegraph:

Cosa Sara

RP RATINGS:

Zumaaty

Daily Mirror:

Zumaaty

The Star:

Zumaaty

Daily Record:

Zumaaty

Daily Mail:

Cosa Sara

The Times:

Mac Ailey

The Guardian:

Mac Ailey

D Express:

Mac Ailey

The Sun:

Mac Ailey