14:10 Wolverhampton Mon 22 April 2019
- Fruit Shoot Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)
- 1m 1f 104y,
- 13 Runners
- Surface: Allweather
Won over 1m2f at Lingfield on his penultimate start and not beaten far off this same mark at the same course last time out. Has gone well on the tapeta surface here before; worth considering again but wins to runs ratio is poor.
On a handy mark and still well treated despite going up 2lb for winning a fillies and mares only race over an extended mile here last time out (that was her fourth win at this course). Wide draw OK for her style of running; merits consideration.
Goes well at this time of year and is set to race from 2lb below his last winning mark; can race keenly but capable of holding his own if he gets his own way. Another to bear in mind.
Still a maiden and not shown much since joining his current yard last year; both starts since being gelded have been modest. Others preferred.
Won a similar race at Kempton last November and ran better than his finishing position would have you believe in two outing since (not beaten far in tightly packing fields). Gone close here before and dangerous to underestimate.
Managed to win a maiden during his time in Ireland but form (and rating) has taken a nosedive since. Not much encouragement to take from three starts since joining his current yard; plenty to prove.
0-7 so far and yet to finish in front of a single rival since joining his current yard. Not difficult to omit from the betting plans on the evidence available.
Very well handicapped at present and running well enough lately to suggest he can play a part at this level. Gone well for this rider before; plenty to like.
Won three times at Lingfield last year but has gone close when tried at this course in the past. ran as if on the way back the last twice but can spoil his chances by being slowly away and often leaves himself with a lot to do as a result.
C&D winner just before Christmas and been kept busy since; still 1lb higher but has reasonable claims on the pick of his efforts. Another who can be slow from the starting gates though.
Best AW form posted at Newcastle and has yet to race at this course before today; been off since September and yard has been quiet lately. Will probably be sharper for the outing this time.
Over two years since his last win and has been around a few yards since then. His form has been poor lately and he's best just watched on his first run since undergoing wind surgery. (Out of the weights.)
Low grade performer who is 0-23 so far and not hard to overlook from 5lb out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
Attain (4/1), Traveller (9/2), Bell Heather (6/1), Sir Gnet (6/1), False Id (7/1), Rock On Bertie (8/1), Street Poet (8/1), Topology (14/1), Ghazan (14/1), Wedding Breakfast (25/1), Perfect Soldier (25/1), Just Heather (50/1), Cookie Ring (50/1)
- Bell Heather
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