16:40 Chepstow Thu 19 July 2018
- Exclusive Spread Betting At starspreads.com Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)
- 1m 4f, Good to Firm
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Returning from a break when well held over 1m2f at this venue last month. Has shown little for quite a long time, but is well handicapped on his old form for William Haggas.
One win in 16 races and was behind Sharp Reply when tenth of 11 at Newbury last time. Not beaten that far and could yet come good again.
Back-to-back wins at Lingfield and Bath before finishing runner-up off higher marks on his last two starts. Up again in the weights, but is in good heart and looks sure to be thereabouts.
Won at this venue over 1m2f three starts ago and ran well again to be third off this mark at Bath last time. One of the more likely winners.
Veteran who won a handicap hurdle at Ffos Las last month. Recent Flat form gives him plenty to do, however, and he is readily opposed..
Last two stats have been over hurdles at Worcester, but before those runs he was well held in a couple of C&D handicaps. Needs first-time blinkers to have a galvanising effect.
First start for this stable when a respectable staying-on fourth of eight at Bath. That was his first outing for 11 months so he is entitled to come on for the run off 1lb lower.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W S KittowJ: William Cox|
Delirium (15/8), General Brook (5/2), Sharp Reply (11/2), Zoffany Bay (6/1), Native Soldier (7/1), Grams And Ounces (7/1), Nordenfelt (16/1), Distant High (20/1)
- General Brook
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