Midland Facilities Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,886 2nd £1,156 3rd £578 4th £289
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.22s
  • Off time: 17:45:41
Full result
Result 17:45 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 My Best Bet 9/2
2nd 9 Expensive Problem 1 40/1
2nd 10 Rock Anthem d.h 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 971804
Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Stand Guard 140
  • T:P Howling
  • J:Laura Simpson
  • Form: 971804
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 P Howling Laura Simpson (7) 84 25/1
2 (9) 134632
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Glen Shiel (USA) 8
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Louis Beuzelin
  • Form: 134632
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 M Johnston Louis Beuzelin 85 11/8f
3 (3) 476000
White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Wigram's Turn (USA) 20
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:James P Sullivan
  • Form: 476000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 M W Easterby James P Sullivan 80 15/2
4 (10) 11830-7
Royal Blue, Beige epaulets, Beige cap, Royal Blue star Cool Hand Jake 51
  • T:P J Makin
  • J:J Millman
  • Form: 11830-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 P J Makin J Millman (5) 79 5/1
5 (11) 353247
Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap My Best Bet 27
  • T:Stef Higgins
  • J:J P Fahy
  • Form: 353247
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 Stef Higgins J P Fahy (3) 78 9/2
6 (2) 682247
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Hazzard County (USA) 36
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Alice Haynes
  • Form: 682247
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 D M Simcock Alice Haynes (7) 78 20/1
7 (6) 416506
Black, Light Green Hoops, red Cap Gallantry 142
  • T:P Howling
  • J:Ian Burns
  • Form: 416506
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
8 129 9-3 P Howling Ian Burns (7) 77 25/1
8 (8) 4-15880
Purple, Orange star and star on cap Striding Edge (IRE) 51
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:J Rogers
  • Form: 4-15880
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 W R Muir J Rogers (5) 74 20/1
9 (5) 851560
Red and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Expensive Problem 50
  • T:R J Smith
  • J:Nathan Alison
  • Form: 851560
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
7 123 8-11 R J Smith Nathan Alison (5) 71 40/1
10 (7) 35-0490
Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 41
  • T:M Murphy
  • J:R Kennemore
  • Form: 35-0490
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 M Murphy R Kennemore 69 8/1
11 (4) 414917
Black, emerald green stars on sleeves Zubova 3
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Simon Pearce
  • Form: 414917
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7t
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 119 8-7 t D Shaw Simon Pearce (3) 72 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2009 6 Bomber Command (USA)
  • T:C Hills
  • J:P Hills
6 9-7 C Hills P Hills 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

History suggests Stand Guard will need this first run in over four months while Zubova ran abysmally on Tuesday and therefore has questions to answer, so we'll side with GLEN SHIEL. Mark Johnston's gelding ran a fine race to take second to a revitalised rival at Ayr and runs off the same mark now switched to the all-weather. There are two concerns surrounding his chance, firstly that his sole try here resulted in heavy defeat and secondly that he's never raced beyond seven furlongs, but we're prepared to forgive the former and as he's the half-brother of a mile winner in America there's hope he'll get home here. Wigram's Turn should be monitored in the market as he's 9lbs lower than when fourth on his last start at the track while Cool Hand Jake needs to have found improvement for his seasonal reappearance if he's to add to his course and distance win.

Formwatch

My Best Bet12-1 (9-9) Switched left soon after start, in rear, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Titbit (9-2) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

Expensive Problem40-1 (9-4) Always in rear, weakened 3f out, last of 10, 20l behind Avertis (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.

Rock Anthem (IRE)16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 17, 13l behind Rosko (9-3) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.

Hazzard County (USA)7-2fav (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 10l behind Roman Glory (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.

Cool Hand Jake20-1 (9-9) Raced wide, mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind L'Hirondelle (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.

Wigram's Turn (USA)28-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, gradually weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Sir George (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.

Zubova9-4fav (9-7) Held up, not trouble leaders, 7th of 8, 19l behind Royal Holiday (8-6) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.

Gallantry25-1 (8-8) In rear, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 5l behind Jake The Snake (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.

Striding Edge (IRE)16-1 (9-5) In rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 17l behind L'Hirondelle (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.

Stand Guard20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, until 2f out, stayed on same pace after, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Chalice Welcome (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.

Glen Shiel (USA)7-4fav (9-7) In touch in 4th, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Zomerlust (9-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.