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16:35 Chelmsford City

Breeders' Cup Exclusively Tonight On At The Races Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,911
  • 2nd: £866
  • 3rd: £433
  • 4th: £216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.82s
  • Off Time: 16:36:09
  • 8 Ran
1(4)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap
9/2
  • Form 750677
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

dwelt and bumped start, soon chasing leaders on inside, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, hung left and headed well inside final furlong, no extra

2(1)
Silk - Red and white (quartered), black and white hooped sleeves, black cap
15/8
  • Form 162827
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

chased leaders on inside, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden and edged right, 3rd and one pace when edged left inside final furlong

3(8)
Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap
8/1
  • Form 245430
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, White star, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap
7/2
  • Form 426364
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

held up and behind, good headway on outside over 1f out, soon switched right, ridden and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won going away

5(7)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 776536
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6(5)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap
  • Form 9-21167
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

7(2)
Silk - Pink, royal blue seams and armlets, quartered cap

Keep It Dark

24 v D
10/1
  • Form 047906
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

8(3)
Silk - Black, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap

Red Flute

14 v DCD
14/1
  • Form 210274
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 51

awkwardly away and went right, soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The veteran Doctor Parkes has won a dozen of his 102 starts but has never scored here, though he's been gradually slipping in the weights. Noble Asset has only had three all-weather starts and has yet to be placed though he's now on a 14lb lower mark than when he started his campaign here in May. Jumeirah Star completed a double over 6f in the summer but has struggled from his new mark so the vote goes to RACING ANGEL. She's having her first-ever start on an artificial surface but comes here in good shape having followed a close second at this level at Yarmouth with a very good run in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket.

Formwatch

Red Stripes (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Chased winner until over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd again 1f out until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 4l behind Fast Act (9-4) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

Racing Angel (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Summer Chorus (9-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp fll (2) gf in Oct.

Billyoakes (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 12th of 16, 5 1/4l behind Pensax Lad (9-7) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.

Doctor Parkes 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure on outer final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Roman Holiday (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.

Noble Asset 13-2 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Bahamian Sunrise (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.

Jumeirah Star (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, pushed along over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 4 1/4l behind Bahamian Sunrise (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Keep It Dark 14-1 (9-5) Behind, headway halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 5l behind Coiste Bodhar (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.

Red Flute 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 3l behind Horsforth (8-13) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.