May 17 / 14.23 Newmarket

14.23

Good To Firm

Trustatrader Apply Today “Hands And Heels” Apprentice Handicap (Excellence Series) (Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4380.9
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
RTV
View Course
Trustatrader Apply Today “Hands And Heels” Apprentice Handicap (Excellence Series) (Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 744131 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Came good for Michael Herrington with 7f AW win last month and looked even better when coming from off the pace to score by over 4l at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) 11 days ago; 4lb ahead of the handicapper under penalty; must be considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

5

(2)

12th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Ascot

Powdering

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Michael Herrington

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3f, lost ground quickly over 1f out

7/1

4th

2

(7)

5th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Powdering

10st 1lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Michael Herrington

Firmly on the up for her new yard this spring and she could be called the winner some way out at Beverley last week (7.5f, soft); that effort was backed up by the clock and she holds strong claims despite her 5lb penalty.

13/8

1st

5

(2)

29th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

14:10 Beverley

Powdering

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

Things have clicked for her in recent weeks, winning at Wolverhampton in April and adding easy wins over C&D and Newmarket this month; up another 6lb but can't ignore her in current form.

7/4

16/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 18-385 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Dual 7f AW winner last year; placed at Kempton (7f, AW) in March, after a break, and can be excused a subsequent defeat (denied clear run) but his latest run was underwhelming and he needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high on turf.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(5)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Lingfield

Embarked

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression when hung left inside final furlong

100/30

3

(7)

29th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:42 Kempton (AW)

Embarked

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Jones

T: James Fanshawe

Returned from a spell in Hong Kong to win two 7f AW handicaps last year; placed in two of his four runs this year, the latest a second of ten at Newmarket 12 days ago (7f, good); stamina for 1m not assured but he would surely have gone close over C&D last month but for meeting trouble in running when starting to make his challenge; contender.

3/1

2nd

4

(7)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Embarked

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Jones

T: James Fanshawe

Dual 7f AW winner last year; placed at Kempton (7f, AW) in March, after a break, and can be excused a subsequent defeat (denied clear run) but his latest run was underwhelming and he needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high on turf.

16/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -32562 D BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Consistent on AW since his 7f win in November and today's switch back to turf won't be a problem; current mark is workable; probably won't be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

(6)

13th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

14:00 Yarmouth

Harry The Haggler

9st 8lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Won off this mark at Kempton (7f) last November and in decent form lately, finishing third to a stablemate of Anif and Alexander James at Newmarket (7f, good) four weeks ago; this looks a suitable opportunity; should be there or thereabouts.

15/8

3rd

10

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Harry The Haggler

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Stuart Williams

Consistent on AW since his 7f win in November and today's switch back to turf won't be a problem; current mark is workable; probably won't be far away.

13/2

3rd

10

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Harry The Haggler

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Stuart Williams

Consistent on AW since his 7f win in November and today's switch back to turf won't be a problem; current mark is workable; probably won't be far away.

13/2

16/1

Form: 3258-6 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Made low-key seasonal debut last month and has modest 1-25 strike-rate but has slipped to a tempting mark and can't be ruled out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(3)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:45 Yarmouth

Al Baahy

9st 11lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Kevin Frost

It's now 12 starts since his last victory and he came in a below-par sixth off 1 in 1m Nottingham handicap nine days ago; others appeal more.

7/1

6th

1

(8)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

20:20 Nottingham

Al Baahy

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

Not in bad form by any means but he's got a poor strike-rate and on this sort of ground 7f probably suits him best.

16/1

8th

8

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 11y

Class 5

18:05 Goodwood

Al Baahy

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Kevin Frost

Has slipped to a tempting mark and was only 3l away over 7f at Newmarket three weeks ago; however, his strike-rate is poor and this far could stretch him.

10/1

Form: 3-7071 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Out of form on AW this year but was clearcut winner on turf return at Salisbury (7f, soft) 12 days ago; up in grade here but is 1lb well in under a 5lb penalty, and the forecast rain ought to aid his cause.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

7

(10)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Sandown

Dakota Power

10st 12lb

J: Miss Megan Jordan

T: Roger Teal

Inconsistent and merely fifth at Newmarket (7f, good) in May last time; however, 12 days earlier he won under Megan Jordan at Salisbury (7f, soft) and is not discounted; showed promise on fast ground last year.

9/1

5th

8

(2)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Dakota Power

9st 9lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

Out of form on AW this year but was clearcut winner on turf return at Salisbury (7f, soft) 12 days ago; up in grade here but is 1lb well in under a 5lb penalty, and the forecast rain ought to aid his cause.

11/2

Form: 212418 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Prolific over 6f/7f on AW and was in career-best form in early part of this year, collecting another three wins; didn't fire on latest outing but still looks interesting off his 15lb lower turf mark here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(10)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Thirsk

One More Dream

10st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

in rear

8/1

6th

1

(6)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:45 Catterick

One More Dream

10st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: John & Sean Quinn

Best known for his AW exploits but his turf win came at this track last summer (6f); had another good spell on AW, winning three times in March; below par on turf at Newmarket three weeks ago but had an inexperienced apprentice on board; better expected in this Class 6 event.

6/1

Form: 129-16 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Doubled his tally when keeping on well for last-gasp success on seasonal debut at Doncaster (7f, soft) last month; not seen to quite the same effect on Tapeta two days later but remains unexposed over 7f and may yet have a bigger run in him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

10

(4)

7th Jul 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Onemorenomore

8st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

towards rear

20/1

8th

16

(11)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:15 Beverley

Onemorenomore

8st 11lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

Began the season on a high with a narrow Doncaster success (7f, soft) under Adam Farragher, but two runs since have been less convincing (carried head awkwardly on first of them, hung right last time); blinkers return for the first time this year but others are still preferred.

12/1

7th

3

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Onemorenomore

9st 13lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Philip McBride

Doubled his tally when keeping on well for last-gasp success on seasonal debut at Doncaster (7f, soft) last month; not seen to quite the same effect on Tapeta two days later but remains unexposed over 7f and may yet have a bigger run in him.

8/1

Form: 3-5113 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Ended AW campaign with two 7f Polytrack wins and posted another good effort when running-on third on turf return at Brighton (1m, good) last month; might still be on the upgrade; no surprise if he features here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

13

(13)

25th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Newbury

Freetodream

8st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Amanda Perrett

Form has dipped since his good spell in March/April; runs off bottom weight but isn't necessarily well treated, having done all his winning off lower marks.

16/1

6th

5

(4)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Lingfield

Freetodream

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Amanda Perrett

slowly away, midfield, brief headway over 2f out, soon hung left and lost position gradually, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

8th

6

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Freetodream

9st 10lb

J: Taryn Langley

T: Amanda Perrett

Ended AW campaign with two 7f Polytrack wins and posted another good effort when running-on third on turf return at Brighton (1m, good) last month; might still be on the upgrade; no surprise if he features here.

11/2

9th
11 (4)
One Hart

25/1

Form: 034750 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Has knocked on the door this year but was well beaten after racing too freely in the lead at Wolverhampton (7f) on Monday and remains without a win since February 2023; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces; others have more pressing claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

11

(1)

1st Jul 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

One Hart

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: D Donovan

Back on song with narrow win at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) last month but he failed to back that up at Chepstow (6f, good to soft) two weeks ago; this triple C&D winner now goes back up in trip but he's a mercurial type who needs to bounce back again.

12/1

9th

7

(8)

17th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:18 Chepstow

One Hart

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: D Donovan

Back on song with narrow win in 15-runner Lingfield handicap (7f, good to firm) last week, his sixth career success; not one to rely upon heavily but remains well handicapped on form as recent as the winter and can cope with today's drop back in trip.

5/1

1st

10

(10)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Lingfield

One Hart

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: D Donovan

raced near side, led

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3124-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Unexposed after only five starts but was safely held when fourth of five in first two handicaps, the latter on seasonal debut at Lingfield (6f, AW) a fortnight ago; back up in trip here; not the most obvious answer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(5)

10th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Another Thought

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Consistent novice form featured a 6f AW success here; has found handicaps a different kettle of fish and finished last at Newmarket most recently; enough to prove.

10/1

10th

1

(10)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:23 Newmarket

Another Thought

10st 0lb

J: Oliver Carmichael

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Unexposed after only five starts but was safely held when fourth of five in first two handicaps, the latter on seasonal debut at Lingfield (6f, AW) a fortnight ago; back up in trip here; not the most obvious answer.

33/1

Non-runners

Roger Henry

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £42.60
Straight Forecast £45.56
Tricast £412.19
Trifecta £399.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Powdering

NEWMARKET:

Harry The Haggler

The Times:

Another Thought

Telegraph:

Freetodream

The Guardian:

Dakota Power

RP RATINGS:

Powdering

POSTDATA:

Powdering

D Express:

Powdering

Daily Mirror:

Powdering

The Sun:

Powdering

Daily Record:

Powdering

Daily Mail:

Harry The Haggler

The Star:

Harry The Haggler