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17:40 Chelmsford City

Bet toteplacepot Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,911
  • 2nd: £866
  • 3rd: £433
  • 4th: £216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 6.82s
  • Off Time: 17:41:22
  • 11 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
9/4

    1(1)
    Silk - PURPLE, WHITE star, WHITE sleeves, PURPLE armlets, PURPLE cap, WHITE stars

    Power Up

    38 DCD
    9/4
    • Form 88-1148
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 57

    tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, hampered on rail approaching final furlong, switched right, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd

    2(11)
    Silk - Black, maroon star, black sleeves, grey armlets, quartered cap

    Honey Badger

    72 p BF
    3/1
    • Form 9-0725
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 55

    started slowly and went right start, towards rear, pushed along in mid-division 3f out, no progress final 2f

    3(7)
    Silk - Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap
    7/1
    • Form 658577
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 53

    held up towards rear, good headway on outside well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held

    4(5)
    Silk - Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap
    16/1
    • Form 69-9008
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 52

    made all, ridden and hung left over 1f out, held on gamely, all out

    5(2)
    Silk - Yellow, Purple stars, sleeves and stars on cap
    10/1
    • Form 599495
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 58

    started very slowly, always towards rear

    6(3)
    Silk - Black and yellow check, halved sleeves
    • Form 636624
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 49

    chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    7(8)
    Silk - DARK GREEN and WHITE check, DARK GREEN sleeves and cap
    6/1
    • Form 8874
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 53

    towards rear of mid-division, plugged on inside final furlong, never dangerous

    8(9)
    Silk - Pink, Purple disc, Purple cap
    12/1
    • Form 0-0767
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 53

    chased leaders, 4th and one pace inside final furlong

    9(6)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap
    50/1
    • Form 68-7677
    • Age 11
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 45

    mid-division, headway on inside chasing leaders 7f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    10(4)
    Silk - Black, large light blue spots and sleeves
    • Form 708887
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 46

    keen in mid-division, ridden and no progress final 2f

    11(10)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White stripe, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap
    50/1
    • Form 600690
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 45

    steadied start, always in rear

    In depth

    Verdict

    Honey Badger went close at Brighton in June but was raised 6lb and well beaten last time while Power Up only won a couple of amateur races earlier, including one over track and trip, and has failed to figure since. Athenian Garden was beaten only a short-head at Lingfield last month but has yet to win in 18 attempts so a chance is taken on the lightly-raced DARK ELEGANCE. She should have come on for a handicap debut fourth at Wolverhampton and may prove good enough in this modest contest.

    Formwatch

    Power Up 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along on wide outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Moojaned (10-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Aug.

    Honey Badger 6-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Young Jackie (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.

    Evacusafe Lady 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place 7f out, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 7th of 9, 4l behind Nouvelle Ere (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Sep.

    On The Cusp (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 3f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 19 1/2l behind Felice (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in May.

    X Raise (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Framley Garth (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug.

    Athenian Garden (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, never on terms, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Katniss (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.

    Dark Elegance 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10 1/4l behind Le Notre (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (6) pol in Jul.

    Authorized Spirit 33-1 (8-12) Headway to lead after 1f, clear 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 34 1/4l behind Knight Music (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.

    Querido (GER) 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway 2f out, never involved, 7th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Dreaming Again (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jun.

    Synoptic Dream (USA) 50-1 (8-0) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 17 1/4l behind Shifting Moon (8-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.

    Royal Party 50-1 (8-4) In touch, lost place 3f out, 11th of 13, 22 1/4l behind Kachou (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.