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Monday 3 August 2020

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Visit racingtv.com Apprentice Handicap (Div 2)

Class 5  |   1m 2f 42y  |   Good to Firm  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:19  |   Winning time: 2m 12.75s

1
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Marco Ghiani |  T: I Mohammed|  OR: 70
13/2

Hasn't gone on since encouraging debut effort last season, including when 12L seventh in similar C&D handicap in June. Plenty to find off top weight in this.

2
(3)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Danny Redmond |  T: M Walford|  OR: 70|  CD
9/1

A useful mixed performer in the past but not really in the same form this term. Only seventh on return at Pontefract (1m2f) and needs more if to be competitive.

4
(7)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 67|  C|  D
4/1

Had a profitable 2019 campaign but yet to be seen to best effect this term. Only glimpses of promise when seventh at Chepstow (1m2f) last month, but top jockey is booked to ride.

5
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Elisha Whittington |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 63|  D
7/2

Doesn't win that often (1-23) but placed in both starts this season, including on first start for Tony Carroll over C&D last month. Ground expected to suit better today so not to be discounted.

6
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Harry Russell |  T: A Brittain|  OR: 62
20/1

AW winner in February but has failed to follow that up in three starts. Better when fourth at Doncaster (1m2f) in June which does entitle her to some place claims.

7
(8)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Grace McEntee |  T: D M Loughnane|  OR: 59|  D
50/1

Only one win on turf to date and has only really gone close once since. Last of nine on latest start at Yarmouth (1m2f) last month and needs more now.

8
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Thore Hammer Hansen |  T: Kevin Frost|  OR: 58
5/1

Third over C&D in 2019 and backed that up with another placed effort before tame 18L defeat at Nottingham (1m2f) in October. Not seen since and best watched on return.

9
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Ella McCain |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 56|  D
14/1

Enjoyed a fine 2019 campaign, culminating with victory at Beverley (1m2f) in September. Entitled to have needed the effort when poor eighth over C&D in July so can be forgiven for that.

10
(11)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Connor Murtagh |  T: P A Kirby|  OR: 55
11/2

Still a maiden after six starts with only some promise. Fared slightly better when fourth in C&D handicap last month but another step up will be required in this.

11
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Paula Muir |  T: Miss L C Siddall|  OR: 45
150/1

Very little to shout about at all to date. Returned from hefty absence with 42L defeat at Catterick (1m4f) last month and looks to have impossible task on his hands.

Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to all bets - deduction 5p in the pound

Non-Runners

3
(5)
Tough Remedy28
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 5
T: Rebecca Menzies  J: Oliver Stammers
Betting

Forecast

Elegant Love (7/2), Scofflaw (4/1), Manfadh (5/1), Imajorblush (11/2), Brown Honey (13/2), Cornborough (9/1), Brutalab (14/1), Tough Remedy (14/1), Beatbybeatbybeat (20/1), Destinys Rock (50/1), Allsfineandandy (150/1)

Verdict
Not much winning form is brought into the second division of this handicap, so preference is to take a chance with the filly ELEGANT LOVE to go on from some encouraging efforts. She looked unsuited by the tacky surface last time over C&D, but still did well to take third and with the ground likely to be more sound today, she could capitalise on that. Scofflaw has yet to come to his terms this season, but would be danger for an in-form jockey if returning to his best form, while the likes of Imajorblush and Beatbybeatbybeat shaped encouragingly last time out, but aren't necessarily sure to go on.
  1. Elegant Love
  2. Imajorblush
  3. Scofflaw
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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