15:30 Lingfield

Thursday 28 November 2019

  • Bombardier Golden Beer Apprentice Handicap
  • Class 6  |   1m 1y  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:32  |   Winning time: 1m 38.5s
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Paddy Bradley |  T: L Carter|  OR: 58|  CD

A whopping 15lb lower than when winning over C&D in September 2018; may revive eventually, but you'd be hard pushed to identify exactly when; others are more appealing.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Angus Villiers |  T: J A Osborne|  OR: 59|  D

Blinkered when landing a touch on handicap debut at Kempton (1m) in January; that same headgear is now re-applied following a comeback run at Chelmsford five weeks ago; on a workable mark.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Toby Eley |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 57|  CD

Reasonably proficient in his grade at the vast majority of AW tracks (is a C&D winner); 1lb lower than when finishing 3L fourth to Beepeecee here (7f) in October.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Thore Hammer Hansen |  T: S Dow|  OR: 57|  C

Frustratingly for connections is continuing to perform well below the best of his abilities; 7lb lower than when beaten 1¼L by Nawar over C&D (Class 5) in June.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: George Rooke |  T: P R Chamings|  OR: 56

5lb higher than when beating Magicinthemaking by 2¼L at Chelmsford in August; has a similar chance to Chetan on the basis of recent course form (7f); stamina to prove at 1m.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Laura Pearson |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 56|  C

Hasn't sparkled at Southwell (7f) or Chelmsford (6f) so far this month; 21lb lower than when winning here (7f) in January.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Georgia Dobie |  T: W R Muir|  OR: 58WS

Cost 42,000gns as a juvenile; low-key in maiden/novice contests; 20-1 when ninth of 13 on handicap debut at Leicester (7f, soft) in June; absent since.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Pierre-Louis Jamin |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 57

Eight-race maiden; reverts back to the AW following a short break (86 days); can she take advantage of a career low mark (57) in a particularly weak contest?

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Jacob Clark |  T: Martin Smith|  OR: 55

Placed over 5f at Yarmouth (for Richard Spencer) in June; has scarcely beaten a single rival since joining Martin Smith for 6,500gns; stamina is far from assured at 1m; newly fitted tongue-tie accompanies a hood.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Cameron Noble |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 55

Folded very tamely from the furlong pole on handicap debut at Newcastle (6f) three weeks ago; cheekpieces are added over a new trip seeking some signs of improvement; essentially is risky.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Luke Catton |  T: J R Boyle|  OR: 54

12-race maiden with bits and pieces of positive form in the context of this race; led and kept on at the one pace when third (beaten 4¾L) to Avorisk Et Perils over C&D 12 days ago; stablemate of Duke Of North.

Age: 7|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Isobel Francis |  T: J R Boyle|  OR: 49|  C|  D

Went close on a couple of occasions during the summer (1m-1m2f, turf); hasn't won on the AW since 2015; in newly applied blinkers holds a broadly similar chance to stablemate My Law.



Subliminal (4/1), Chetan (4/1), Vincenzo Coccotti (13/2), Brains (7/1), My Law (7/1), Huddle (8/1), The Warrior (8/1), Kodiline (12/1), Duke Of North (14/1), Sweet Jemima (16/1), Cookupastorm (66/1), Calima Calling (66/1)


An uninspiring finale. Jim Boyle is doubly represented with My Law and Duke Of North and a case of sorts can be made for either runner. Brains remains on a workable mark for Jamie Osborne, so he's one to monitor closely in the market exchanges in refitted blinkers (and with a recent run under his belt). However, with no real enthusiasm we'll chance the eight-race maiden HUDDLE in the hope that she can take full advantage of a career low mark (57) with the 5lb claimer Pierre-Louis Jamin taking over in the saddle.
  1. Huddle
  2. Brains
  3. My Law

Prize Money

1st: £2,782.002nd: £828.003rd: £414.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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