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17:20 Newmarket

Tesco Newmarket Every Little Helps Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,500 added
  • Winner: £2,862
  • 2nd: £1,344
  • 3rd: £672
  • 4th: £336
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.16s
  • Off Time: 17:21:14
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
14/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1(3)
      Silk - Orange, white epaulets and sleeves, striped cap

      Alibaba

      17 D
      9/2
      • Form 2606-42
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-11
      • Official Rating 76

      soon led, lost lead before halfway, kept on from 3f out, still every chance disputing third 2f out, stayed on from 1f out

      3(2)
      Silk - Dark blue, emerald green hollow box
      • Form 16-3503
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-10
      • Official Rating 75

      prominent, pushed along before 2f out, weakened

      5(8)
      Silk - ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap
      6/1
      • Form 953762
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-8
      • Official Rating 73

      midfield, some progress before 2f out, soon outpaced

      6(11)
      Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
      • Form 32-3842
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-8
      • Official Rating 73

      prominent, pushed along before 2f out, outpaced 1f out, never picked up

      7(5)
      Silk - Red, large white spots, black cap

      Hot Summer

      41 b DCD
      14/1
      • Form 609-870
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 72

      in rear, pushed along before 2f out and progress into midfield, every chance disputing second 1f out, stayed on one pace

      9(9)
      Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
      6/1
      • Form 364883
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 71

      tracked leader, led before halfway, pushed along and lost lead 2f out, kept on without troubling leaders

      10(10)
      Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
      5/1
      • Form 330905
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-4
      • Official Rating 69

      mid-division, keen, travelled well before 2f out disputing second, soon led 2f out, always doing enough from 1f out

      11(7)
      Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow star, Red sleeves and cap
      • Form 55-7063
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 67

      held up, pushed along before 2f out, challenged wide, one pace before 1f out

      2(4)
      NR
      • Form 3-32625
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-10
      • Official Rating 75

      NonRunner

      4(1)
      NR

      Brunel Charm

      21 p BF
      11/2
      • Form 4-56134
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 74

      NonRunner

      8(6)
      NR

      Siglo Six

      120 D
      33/1
      • Form 808-470
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 71

      NonRunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      A low-key opener can go to ASDAA, who has slipped to an attractive mark and was more like his old self when a close-up third at Kempton nine days ago. The Richard Hannon pair - Always Fearless and Elegant Erin – also go on the shortlist while Alibaba arrives in decent form and is only a pound higher than when runner-up at Yarmouth at the start of the month but Brunel Charm and Yankee Stadium both failed to justify favouritism latest with the former best on Polytrack and the latter still a maiden.

      Formwatch

      Alibaba 15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Arabian Romance (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.

      Vasco Da Gama (FR) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, not pace of winner, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Mr Tyrrell (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.

      Papa Stour (USA) 18-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, 2nd and hung left inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Enough Already (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.

      Always Fearless (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, well held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Helian (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Apr.

      Hot Summer 33-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened from over 2f out, 10th of 12, 34 1/4l behind Vanity Affair (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in May.

      Asdaa (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Conscious (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jun.

      Motawaafeq (FR) 20-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on at one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Fieldsman (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in May.

      Elegant Erin (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, plugged on in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ascraeus (8-5) at Salisbury 1m hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.

      Yankee Stadium (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Dwelt start, soon midfield, outpaced over 2f out, switched left but soon no impression, 5th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Zihaam (9-3) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in May.

      Brunel Charm 10-3fav (9-5) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway out wide chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Mamillius (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp (4) gf in May.

      Siglo Six 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, good headway out wide chasing leaders over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 5 1/2l behind Fred (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Feb.