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17.30

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PDM Buildbase Scotland Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 5f 7y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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PDM Buildbase Scotland Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 9669-8 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Course winner (6f; 200-1); competitive in similar grade between May and July (form figures 3172131) last year; has failed to beat a single rival though in his last two starts, weakening tamely at Catterick (5f, soft); could strip fitter for that comeback run.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

(12)

1st Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

14:40 Pontefract

Astapor

9st 11lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: John David Riches

At his best this time last year and bounced back for Rhys Elliott off a 2lb lower mark in May; was some way below that level last time, however, and stall 12 is as bad as it gets for a front-runner.

20/1

12th

13

(2)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Astapor

8st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: John David Riches

midfield, no impression from 2f out

12/1

1st

1

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Astapor

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: John David Riches

reared start, made all, ridden when hung badly left over 1f out, soon against near rail, kept on well

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-0524

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Maiden (0-13); caught the eye when a seemingly luckless runner-up at Newcastle (6f, 12-1) last month; failed to build on that at Ayr (too free) subsequently, so dropping back in trip, as a brother to a 5f winner, could prove a suitable way forward; enters the thinking.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(14)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:40 Musselburgh

Doon The Glen

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

0-15 but second in two of his last four starts, beaten a neck at Hamilton (5f, good) on penultimate outing; drawn against the stand's rail in returning visor and has the services of Paul Mulrennan, but may need a stiffer 5f than this.

7/1

7th

10

(9)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Ayr

Doon The Glen

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

0-14 but runner-up on two of his last three starts, at Newcastle (6f, AW) last month and at Hamilton (5f, good) last Friday; kept on well last time and he can be thereabouts once more now back up to 6f.

6/1

7th

10

(9)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Ayr

Doon The Glen

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

0-14 but runner-up on two of his last three starts, at Newcastle (6f, AW) last month and at Hamilton (5f, good) last Friday; kept on well last time and he can be thereabouts once more now back up to 6f.

6/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5-6803 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Ayr regular, posting three wins there (over 5f) during 2022; lost his way on the AW after scoring at Wolverhampton last November, but fared better on return to turf at Ayr (5f, good; third despite missing the break) a fortnight ago; stablemate of Mews House; contender.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

12

(2)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Thirsk

Sixcor

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Linda Perratt

In good form without winning this season until coming in last of eight at Musselburgh (5f) 11 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back though.

20/1

8th

3

(4)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

20:45 Musselburgh

Sixcor

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Linda Perratt

Has run well to make the frame at Ayr and Hamilton on his last three starts and this C&D winner may well be thereabouts.

7/2

4th

10

(2)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Sixcor

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Linda Perratt

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 1f, headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

8/1

15/2

Form: 650-85

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Southwell winner (6f) for Ed Walker; made inauspicious start for Liam Bailey, but did fare slightly better when introduced to cheekpieces at Newcastle (6f, fifth of 12, beaten 2.75l) latest; a stiff 5f could suit and a 2lb lower mark, coupled with Kyle McHugh's claim, gives him a squeak.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(4)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:17 Pontefract

Protest Rally

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Liam Bailey

took keen hold, midfield, headway and pressed leaders inside final furlong, soon no extra

8/1

2nd

11

(11)

1st Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

14:40 Pontefract

Protest Rally

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

Held a couple of times off his revised mark since his Musselburgh beating of Havagomecca (6lb worse off), latterly at a short price in a less competitive handicap a week ago (always done for toe after a slow break); needs much more from stall 11.

10/1

4th

1

(3)

24th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

16:15 Chepstow

Protest Rally

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Liam Bailey

slowly away, towards rear, headway when against near rail over 3f out, not clear run then waiting for room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on

Evs

Form: 28-792 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
3-47 career; reeled in late over C&D (good to soft) last September, and arrives off the back of a respectable effort at Catterick (5f, soft; runner-up, with a couple of these behind); there are reasons to be optimistic, so he could feasibly have a say.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

(11)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Ripon

Captain Corcoran

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Stella Barclay

in rear throughout

14/1

7th

13

(3)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:40 Musselburgh

Captain Corcoran

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Stella Barclay

Just 3-48, but his second of eight at Catterick (5f, soft) on his penultimate start shows that he remains capable of a good effort; frame claims if the ground remains testing despite being just out of the weights and drawn low.

12/1

5th

7

(7)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Captain Corcoran

8st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Stella Barclay

3-47 career; reeled in late over C&D (good to soft) last September, and arrives off the back of a respectable effort at Catterick (5f, soft; runner-up, with a couple of these behind); there are reasons to be optimistic, so he could feasibly have a say.

7/2

Form: 8850-6 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Infrequent winner (1-25) but competitive at a similar level on the southern circuit (granted cut underfoot); fared okay at Redcar (sixth) on first start for Rebecca Menzies, and this rates as a suitable next objective; far from a forlorn hope.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(7)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:00 Carlisle

Kyber Crystal

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Rebecca Menzies

Best form for this yard when fourth at Musselburgh last time (5f, good to soft; ducked left at the start); worth considering on that form, but is not a regular winner and races mainly over 5f; 1lb out of the handicap.

14/1

4th

14

(6)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:40 Musselburgh

Kyber Crystal

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Rebecca Menzies

ducked left start and bumped rival start

12/1

6th

15

(8)

29th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Beverley

Kyber Crystal

8st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

keen to post, soon pressed leader

16/1

Form: -87798 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
With Rebecca Menzies when justifying favouritism (from 10lb higher) in this race last year; yet to shine - regularly weakening after racing prominently - since switched to the doubly represented Linda Perratt; could appreciate making a return to turf, which offers some hope.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(3)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

20:45 Musselburgh

Mews House

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Linda Perratt

Won at Hamilton last May and is now considerably lower in the weights, but he's struggled since and is hard to fancy; cheekpieces return.

25/1

8th

10

(5)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

13:40 Musselburgh

Mews House

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Linda Perratt

taken down early

25/1

Form: 3245-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Sole win (1-34) at Newcastle in October 2021; placed on various occasions at Wolverhampton (5f-6f) last year, and could potentially strip fitter for recent Catterick comeback; nevertheless, still has plenty of work to do with stablemate Captain Corcoran.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Lancashire Life

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Stella Barclay

Sole win (1-34) at Newcastle in October 2021; placed on various occasions at Wolverhampton (5f-6f) last year, and could potentially strip fitter for recent Catterick comeback; nevertheless, still has plenty of work to do with stablemate Captain Corcoran.

12/1

8th

8

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Lancashire Life

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Stella Barclay

Sole win (1-34) at Newcastle in October 2021; placed on various occasions at Wolverhampton (5f-6f) last year, and could potentially strip fitter for recent Catterick comeback; nevertheless, still has plenty of work to do with stablemate Captain Corcoran.

12/1

4th

10

(5)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

Lancashire Life

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Stella Barclay

Just one win from her 33 starts; ran some good races on AW last season but she's back from 236 days off and others look more persuasive.

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £32.20
Straight Forecast £29.81
Tricast £90.29
Trifecta £128.20

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Sixcor

D Express:

Captain Corcoran

The Star:

Doon The Glen

SPOTLIGHT:

Protest Rally

POSTDATA:

Sixcor

The Times:

Sixcor

Telegraph:

Sixcor

The Guardian:

Sixcor

Daily Mail:

Sixcor

Daily Mirror:

Sixcor

The Sun:

Sixcor

Daily Record:

Captain Corcoran