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18:00 Newmarket

Welcome To The July Course Apprentice Handicap

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 39.14s
  • 12 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red stars
6/1
  • Form 4-00815
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 68

always prominent, led briefly inside final furlong, no extra close home

2(7)
Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves

Topton (IRE)

16 b D
16/1
  • Form 697040
  • Age 11
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 65

held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on

3(5)
Silk - Red, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, White star
12/1
  • Form 2160-56
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 65

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

4(4)
Silk - RED, WHITE seams, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE stars
7/1
  • Form 962044
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 62

mid-division, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on

5(2)
Silk - Mauve and Purple stripes, Mauve sleeves, Purple cap
20/1
  • Form 2-42080
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 59

prominent, ridden halfway, soon beaten

6(11)
Silk - Yellow, White spots, Yellow and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star
16/1
  • Form 5000-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 59

steadied start, held up and never dangerous

8(12)
Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, chevrons on sleeves
20/1
  • Form 6-07560
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 56

held up, ridden and effort over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, soon one pace

9(13)
Silk - Purple, Orange sash, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 22-P052
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 65

prominent, led over 2f out, headed briefly inside final furlong, rallied and ran on closing stages

10(10)
Silk - Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots
  • Form 211200
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 55

behind, headway over 1f out, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, no impression

11(3)
Silk - Yellow, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black and White check cap
7/2
  • Form 315214
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 52

held up, headway over 2f out, switched right and effort over 1f out, stayed on well

12(1)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap
50/1
  • Form 684660
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 48

chased leaders over 5f

13(8)
Silk - Maroon, Grey hoop and armlets, hooped cap
  • Form 286-251
  • Age 3
  • Weight 7-13
  • Official Rating 50

held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon hung left, one pace final furlong

7(9)
NR

Midshipman

11 vt D
  • Form 310510
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 58

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

The vote here goes to Halcyon Magic, although Kindlelight Debut, Miss Madame, Dudley Docker and Sunny Times can all be given chances. Halcyon Magic has a six pounds pull for the three-and-three-quarter lengths he finished behind Kindlelight Debut at Yarmouth last time, form on Turf that rates just about as good as any recent form that can be offered here. With a good apprentice booked, he should go well. Of course, the chance of Kindlelight Debut has also to be respected. Like the last-named, Topton is well handicapped on his form of two years ago and could go well, while Miss Madame is back to the mark from which she won last August and has to be afforded some respect. Midshipman failed to follow up his Haydock soft-ground win so he has us scratching our heads again, while Tee Jay Cassidy is among a number of those that appear to show their best on the all-weather. Dudley Docker put up an improved performance at Brighton last time and, with the third having won since, has to be given a chance. Finally, Sunny Times came good at Lingfield last time and should have a little more improvement to come. Overall, though, we will side with Halcyon Magic.