October 07 / 18.30 Chelmsford (AW)

18.30 Chelmsford (AW) Standard

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  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 1m 37s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 762222 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Record currently stands at 0-29 but he's reliable at a low level, finishing second in seven of his last nine starts; should give his running but likely there will be something stronger.
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1st

9

(7)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Boy George

9st 3lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

4th

6

(1)

19th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Boy George

9st 1lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Was making the frame for the 16th time when beaten less than 2l into fourth of 11 behind Bbob Alula and Reformed Character at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) last time; has the inside draw, but his record of 1-36 is clearly a concern.

4th

5

(10)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:20 Lingfield (AW)

Boy George

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Record between the end of July last year and beginning of November read 2222122; not beaten far in his last three starts despite not placing, but his overall record of 1-35 is a worry.

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 300484

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Not as good as he was but retained enough ability to win a Class 6 event at Beverley in May; solid efforts on two of his last three starts and returning to 1m won't hurt.
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13th

13

(3)

10th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Kodimoor

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Walford

13th

13

(10)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Kodimoor

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Six-time turf winner over the years and showed on AW in the autumn that he retained some ability; no easy task trying to dominate in this field from a double-figure stall but it would come as no surprise to see him make a bold bid; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

16/1

6th

10

(7)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kodimoor

8st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Mark Walford

The odd good run this year, such as when winning at Beverley in May and when runner-up at Chelmsford in October, but he's won just one of his last 31 starts and needs to better his last few performances if he's to take this.

11/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 4-6760

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Beaten in her first five handicaps and has turned in the odd stinker; best efforts give her a squeak though and connections will be very keen to get a win into this half-sister to two Group 1 winners.
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5th

2

(3)

6th May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heat And Dust

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

2nd

7

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heat And Dust

8st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

5th

8

(14)

9th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Heat And Dust

9st 2lb

Modest maiden after 12 starts; placed twice over about 1m on AW in October, before two lesser results; tried 1m2f once (September last year) but it's striking that she's never been beyond that; visored or blinkered last eight starts, now tries cheekpieces; others are more persuasive.

9/1

Form: 781442 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark in a 1m handicap at Lingfield in June off a 1lb lower mark; back at that level when second at Wolverhampton last month and he can't be ignored at this level.
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6th

8

(2)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Well Prepared

8st 13lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Loughnane

Now 5lb lower than for his win at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) last summer but that is his only success from 18 starts and he's been well held at Lingfield and over C&D in his last four runs; others preferred.

16/1

7th

4

(5)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Well Prepared

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Mark Loughnane

Now 3lb lower than when gaining his sole success in 17 starts at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) last summer and when second of 13 over C&D in November, but three efforts in the meantime raise serious doubts as to whether he can take advantage.

16/1

2

(9)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Well Prepared

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Mark Loughnane

C&D winner last June; was running well over 1m earlier in the winter but hasn't been quite on his game here and at Wolverhampton in recent starts; short break may revive.

OUR TIP

Form: 049451 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Won twice at Lingfield in January off higher marks; slow time of things this summer but he rewarded solid support when running away with a similar event at Lingfield last week; had a wide trip there and looked a cut above this level; obvious chance despite the penalty.
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4th

2

(6)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

16:52 Yarmouth

Catch My Breath

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John Ryan

Six-time winner (turf/Polytrack), who is on a dangerous mark but he's a frequent slow starter who has got not involved on AW in his last four runs; conditions are fine on this switch back to turf but he needs to rediscover some spark; cheekpieces reapplied.

10/1

6th

2

(9)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Catch My Breath

9st 8lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: John Ryan

Comes with a health warning as he's often slowly away and needs the cards to drop right; however, has possibilities off last winning mark provided this pans out perfectly; step back up to 1m2f looks a plus, judged on recent 1m evidence.

8/1

6/1

Form: 886091 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Three wins from four starts in his first spell with this stable and it hasn't taken long for them to coax him back to form, getting up late in a 7f handicap here 12 days ago; 4lb rise not insurmountable, stays 1m and he is more appealing than many.
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8th

1

(11)

9th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Elusif

9st 10lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Having his second spell with Phil McEntee (did well first time around) and quickly back on the scoresheet with 7f success here a fortnight ago; still feasibly treated and respected despite the wide draw; respectable sixth over 1m here on Thursday and now having first 6f run for over two years.

7/2

6th

5

(7)

7th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Elusif

9st 6lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Three wins from four starts in his first spell with this stable and it hasn't taken long for them to coax him back to form, getting up late in a 7f handicap here 12 days ago; 4lb rise not insurmountable, stays 1m and he is more appealing than many.

6/1

1st

6

(10)

25th Sep 2021

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Elusif

9st 4lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Three wins from four starts in his first spell with this stable (including C&D) but no immediate promise on first run back with the yard here 16 days ago; regular visor refitted in place of the first-time cheekpieces he sported last time.

25/1

Form: 237160

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Got up late to win at Beverley in July (7.5f, good to firm); well short of that level twice since but he's shown promise on Polytrack previously and this won't take much winning.
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7th

12

(11)

11th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Shackabooah

8st 7lb

J: Jack Duern

T: Scott Dixon

Only one (turf) win from 21 career starts; overall form has an uneven look to it and he didn't do enough at Wolverhampton last time to suggest he is the one to be on.

33/1

4

(4)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Shackabooah

9st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Only one (turf) win from 21 career starts; overall form has an uneven look to it and didn't do enough after a short break at Wolverhampton last time to suggest he is the one to be on.

20/1

5th

10

(1)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shackabooah

9st 0lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

Defied a 3lb higher mark at Beverley (7.4f) in July; not in the same form since and, having pulled hard, suffered a heavy defeat over 1m most recently; enough to prove upped in distance.

25/1

10/1

Form: 954974

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Signs of ability early on for Roger Charlton but her handicap career is yet to hit the same heights; new yard (same owner) quick to drop her back in distance; headgear left off today; may do better at some point.
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9th

10

(6)

28th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Elevate

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Didn't progress for Roger Charlton; respectable effort on her stable debut here three weeks ago but she will need a bit more for the addition of a tongue-tie if she's to come out on top.

14/1

8th

7

(2)

7th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Elevate

9st 4lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Signs of ability early on for Roger Charlton but her handicap career is yet to hit the same heights; new yard (same owner) quick to drop her back in distance; headgear left off today; may do better at some point.

10/1

Form: 514886 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Back to the mark off which he was last successful (7f handicap at Newcastle in June) and subsequent efforts have seen him suffer some poor draws; better berthed today and he's one to consider back in 0-55 company.
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11th

9

(13)

9th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hunters Step

8st 13lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Dual winner in 2021 but he beat only one in 1m Southwell classified event seven weeks ago; he needs to hit the ground running after his break.

12/1

8

(7)

17th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Hunters Step

8st 13lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Two wins last year including a division of this race and 8lb lower now, but that's due to him not coming into this year's renewal in the same form; enough to prove.

20/1

13th

8

(13)

19th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Hunters Step

9st 2lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Disappointing favourite in similar event at Kempton two weeks ago and recent form remains a little underwhelming; however, this four-time AW winner has major claims if back on song.

5/1

10th
11 (12)
Blairlogie

25/1

Form: 689036

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Third over C&D on his penultimate start but he was well behind the winner and he wasn't at the same level at Lingfield last week, even if he didn't get the clearest run on the home turn; maiden status set to remain intact.
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7th

8

(2)

21st May 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Lingfield (AW)

Blairlogie

9st 5lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Laura Mongan

10th

3

(10)

26th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Blairlogie

9st 2lb

J: Aled Beech

T: Laura Mongan

Now 0-26 and easy enough to oppose again.

25/1

14

(13)

15th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:10 Lingfield (AW)

Blairlogie

8st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Laura Mongan

Now 0-26 and easy enough to oppose again.

25/1

Form: 095665 D

Last run: 86 days

W: 8st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Veteran who is without a win since December 2018; not really threatening on turf when last seen and others more persuasive.
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11th

12

(1)

7th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Soaring Spirits

8st 12lb

J: Robert Winston

T: Dean Ivory

Veteran who is without a win since December 2018; not really threatening on turf when last seen and others more persuasive.

25/1

12th
9 (13)
Jack Bean

33/1

Form: 57-056

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Struggled in three handicap runs for Sir Mark Prescott this season; new stable (same owner) quick to drop him in trip but he's got plenty to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

9

(1)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

13:00 Nottingham

Jack Bean

8st 10lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Derek Shaw

9th

11

(5)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jack Bean

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Derek Shaw

8th

11

(10)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jack Bean

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Derek Shaw

Very little in seven starts including when beaten a very long way on stable debut at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) last October; has undergone wind surgery in the meantime and best watched unless the market suggests otherwise.

40/1

50/1

Form: 090

Last run: 113 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor form at huge prices in three runs in the summer (7f-1m1f); more realistic assignment today but still easy enough to swerve.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

10

(3)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

16:52 Yarmouth

Graffa

9st 0lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Christine Dunnett

Massive prices and has beaten a total of five rivals in seven starts over 7f-1m4f on turf and AW; has recorded a best RPR of 30 and can only be watched back at this trip.

100/1

10th

12

(2)

25th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Graffa

8st 12lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Christine Dunnett

Has beaten a total of four rivals in six starts over 7f-1m2f on turf/Polytrack; longer trip and application of cheekpieces will need to make a dramatic difference.

66/1

11th

14

(9)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Graffa

8st 3lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Christine Dunnett

Beaten a long way at massive prices in all five starts and is very hard to fancy.

200/1

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Exacta £1067.00
Straight Forecast £1375.80
Tricast £22484.50
Trifecta £20215.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Catch My Breath

The Star:

Well Prepared

The Times:

Hunters Step

LAMBOURN:

Boy George

POSTDATA:

Elusif

Daily Record:

Well Prepared

RP Ratings:

Catch My Breath

NEWMARKET:

Catch My Breath

Telegraph:

Catch My Breath

The Guardian:

Catch My Breath

Daily Mail:

Catch My Breath

Daily Express:

Catch My Breath

Daily Mirror:

Catch My Breath

The Sun:

Catch My Breath