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Paul Delaney Retires Today Handicap

  • Prize money: £3618
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 15 runners
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Paul Delaney Retires Today Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 337-92 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

AW winner (off 7lb higher) in 2020 for Charlie Fellowes, then failed to hit the target in Ireland; made an encouraging debut for Ivan Furtardo at Wolverhampton (9.4f; well supported) 12 days ago, going down by only a neck; good chance if building on that effort; visor reapplied.

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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(2)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Boasty

9st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent

13/2

2nd

10

(3)

25th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Boasty

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

Often a front-runner who has gained three of his five wins over C&D; something of a mixed bag of late, though he did regain winning form at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last month; capable of playing a part on his best form.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 457-62 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Absent since finishing second to Carmela Soprano in C&D classified event eight weeks ago; has comparable handicap form but seems to have a slim chance of going one better, with being just 1-31 on AW (2-43 overall).

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1st

3

(6)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:40 Brighton

Thunderoad

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

made all, increased tempo 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds (trainer said, regarding the improved form shown, the gelding had benefitted from getting an easy lead into the race on this occasion)

4/1

7th

3

(3)

7th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:00 Brighton

Thunderoad

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along and switched right over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

9/4

1st

8

(6)

14th May 2022

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Thunderoad

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 17-964 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Successful twice over 1m here in October; best effort since when keeping-on fourth at Lingfield (only second attempt over 1m2f) last time; frame possibilities back at this course.

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7th

8

(7)

25th Feb 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Lake Sand

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Ali Stronge

Two 1m wins here in October 2021 but he has a patchy record since and was a long way below form at Kempton last time; now returns to this track and this step back up in trip should be fine but he comes with risks attached; change of headgear.

12/1

6th

2

(6)

1st Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Lake Sand

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ali Stronge

raced freely, prominent, ridden and weakened from 2f out

5/2

4th

6

(3)

5th Jan 2023

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lake Sand

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ali Stronge

Won twice over C&D in October 2021; made an encouraging return from an absence when fourth over C&D seven weeks ago (raced wide in the straight) but he wasn't helping his rider in the closing stages and may be vulnerable for win purposes once more.

5/2

20/1

Form: 700-77

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Strike-rate is just 2-34 and his form has been underwhelming since last success a year ago; chance partly depends on whether change of scenery prompts a revival (debut for new yard).

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5th

3

(4)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Merweb

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Henry Oliver

dwelt start, in rear, headway on outer from 4f out, going easily when pressed leader 3f out, ridden when edged right over 1f out, soon no extra, weakened gradually and lost position inside final furlong

6/1

8th

6

(3)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:46 Bath

Merweb

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Henry Oliver

midfield, pushed along 3f out, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, not pace to challenge (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run inside the final two furlongs)

5/1

4th

3

(4)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Merweb

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Henry Oliver

11/2

Form: 704599 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Scored twice here (7f/1m) in 2020; inconsistent this year and last two efforts (over 9.4f) raise a stamina doubt now tackling 1m2f; others preferred.

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5th

14

(6)

31st Mar 2022

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Casaruan

8st 12lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Appleby

Scored twice here (7f/1m) in 2020; inconsistent this year and last two efforts (over 9.4f) raise a stamina doubt now tackling 1m2f; others preferred.

20/1

9th

9

(11)

19th Mar 2022

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casaruan

8st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins on the Chelmsford Polytrack (7f/1m) in 2020, but none since and finished well behind a couple of these over C&D three weeks ago; plenty to prove.

20/1

9th

1

(6)

26th Feb 2022

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casaruan

9st 2lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Below best this winter but has shown signs of recapturing form in recent starts at 1m (Polytrack) and 7f (on Southwell Tapeta; first-time visor, retained); tackling new trip but it looks worth a go now down in class.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 82-476 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

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.

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9th

11

(4)

13th May 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Catch My Breath

8st 10lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: John Ryan

Often slowly away; last won in May 2022 and has had 22 races since; placed twice from eight outings this year and this step back up in trip should be okay but it's hard to make him the percentage call.

10/1

9

(7)

15th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

17:00 Yarmouth

Catch My Breath

8st 11lb

J: Levi Williams

T: John Ryan

Frequent slow-starter who is 0-21 since his last win over C&D in 11 months ago; now 7lb lower than for that success but he's hard to predict and easy to have reservations; entered 7:00 at Southwell on Friday.

16/1

12th

7

(9)

14th Apr 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Catch My Breath

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: John Ryan

always towards rear

10/1

Form: 222-22 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Success wouldn't be out of turn for this latterly consistent maiden, who has finished runner-up in his last five races (1m2f/1m4f); admittedly a tad frustrating with that bout of seconditis but could go one better if he takes well to first-time headgear.

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8th

3

(10)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Blazer Two

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Lucinda Russell

Has won two handicaps from eight runs on turf, both over 1m4f on good to firm; creditable efforts on both starts since changing yards, last time finishing a promising third at Hamilton (1m4f, soft); chance.

7/1

Form: 0/34-5

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who could still have improvement in her; not disgraced over 1m4f in her two starts during the winter, while leaving the impression this drop back to 1m2f will suit; hard to rule out.

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10th

4

(4)

31st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Supersonique

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

0-10 and inconsistent but she bounced back to form in first-time cheekpieces when going close in a selling handicap at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) last time, and could be in the mix if the headgear maintains its effect.

11/2

2nd

9

(3)

6th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Supersonique

8st 12lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

prominent, pushed along on outer from over 2f out, hung left from under 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, just held

33/1

11th

5

(3)

25th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Supersonique

9st 9lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened and dropped to rear inside final furlong

25/1

10/1

Form: 6-2736 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has been placed over 7f/1m here this year and had an excuse (steady pace counted against her) when unplaced favourite over 7f at Lingfield most recently; not bred to stay 1m2f but has been a strong finisher on occasions; could go well.

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4th

8

(8)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shadow Angel

9st 0lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Joseph Tuite

0-12; twice placed off 4lb higher at Chelmsford (7f/1m) earlier in the year, but didn't improve for the step up to 1m2f there nine days ago; each-way claims on those earlier efforts.

8/1

3

(11)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Shadow Angel

9st 5lb

J: Sophie Reed

T: Joseph Tuite

Maiden but there should be something for her at some stage on 7f/1m form here and at Chelmsford, including for Sophie Reed; however, was well beaten there on Thursday and needs much more for the hood being left off.

9th

7

(12)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Shadow Angel

9st 2lb

J: Sophie Reed

T: Joseph Tuite

Maiden who has been placed over 7f/1m here this year and had an excuse (steady pace counted against her) when unplaced favourite over 7f at Lingfield most recently; not bred to stay 1m2f but has been a strong finisher on occasions; could go well.

10/1

Form: 097-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Down the field in four races, latest on return from ten-month break (handicap debut; easy to back); has weak form claims and is best watched unless stronger in the betting this time.

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8th

6

(4)

16th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

led, headed but prominent after 1f, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

10/1

10th

9

(16)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 8lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied 1f out, briefly went second final 110yds, kept on

25/1

10th

1

(3)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Down the field in four races, latest on return from ten-month break (handicap debut; easy to back); has weak form claims and is best watched unless stronger in the betting this time.

25/1

Form: 3-9727 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

This drop back to 1m2f may suit, having pulled too hard over 12.5f last time; now 0-21 but has a respectable chance on some of his Tapeta form, including Southwell effort two starts ago; Polytrack debut.

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10th

10

(11)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Carlisle

Paddy Elliott

9st 4lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, switched to near side 4f out, pushed along and lost position from over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten (trainer's rep said, regarding the poor form shown, that gelding was unsuited by a return to 5 furlongs, which was noted; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

10/1

5th

7

(5)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:55 Beverley

Paddy Elliott

9st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along from 2f out, pressed leader from over 1f out, soon ridden, made sustained challenge inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds, lost two places towards finish

7/2

1st

6

(5)

14th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

17:45 Beverley

Paddy Elliott

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

raced freely, pressed leader, shaken up over 2f out, pushed along and led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, always doing enough

9/2

12th
13 (14)
Sly Madam

25/1

Form: 88793-

Last run: 261 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Finished third of seven at Brighton (1m; modest form) last July on final run for Mick Channon, then achieved little in two juvenile hurdles in the autumn; this maiden has weak claims.

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7th

2

(5)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Sly Madam

9st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Recorded a clearcut success on soft going at Windsor (1m) in the spring; respectable third on similar surface at this course (1m1f) most recently; has slipped back to an attractive mark and enters calculations.

10/1

3rd

8

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Sly Madam

9st 4lb

J: George Bass

T: Sheena West

Similar type to Junkanoo, having recorded a clearcut success on soft going at Windsor (1m) in the spring; not disgraced over 1m1f three starts back; on a workable mark and looks one to consider.

9/1

4th

1

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Sandown

Sly Madam

10st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

in touch with leaders

10/1

8/1

Form: 33-624

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Proving a consistent maiden, having made the frame in four of his last five outings; that form includes bronze and silver medals over C&D; although eased only 1lb, gold is not necessarily out of reach.

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8th

5

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Fen Tiger

9st 5lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

Second on final two starts last season, latterly when losing out only by a neck over C&D; obvious contender if judged on those efforts but ought to have been very well suited by the soft ground when well beaten on last month's reappearance outing.

10/1

9th

10

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Fen Tiger

9st 1lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

All three wins at 1m4f, on good to soft and slower ground; has gone well after short breaks although ran below market expectations on reappearance last spring; having first 1m2f run for nearly two years but proven stamina will be an asset in the conditions.

8/1

14/1

Form: 7-7416 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Campaigned at 0-50 classified level this year, the highlight being her C&D success on penultimate start; this is a different ball game but she won a turf handicap off similar mark last May; not dismissed.

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9th

13

(10)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Carmela Soprano

9st 0lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: J R Jenkins

1m2f winner at Chelmsford last February but more recent efforts have been uninspiring; opposable for now.

66/1

9th

4

(4)

3rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Carmela Soprano

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: J R Jenkins

Won a C&D classified last February but her form was mixed for the rest of last year and others have stronger credentials.

33/1

7th

12

(14)

15th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

15:03 Southwell (AW)

Carmela Soprano

9st 0lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: J R Jenkins

Scored at Chelmsford (1m2f) in February but her form has nosedived, beating only one rival on her last two outings; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

40/1

Form: 67/6

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor RPRs in seller, maiden and conditions race (absent for 15 months before last-named); switch to handicap level may help but has weak claims on form.

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15th

15

(15)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Aljomaana

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Denis Quinn

Poor RPRs in seller, maiden and conditions race (absent for 15 months before last-named); switch to handicap level may help but has weak claims on form.

40/1

6th

4

(3)

12th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Aljomaana

8st 11lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Denis Quinn

Not seen since well beaten in two starts in cheekpieces (missing today) over 7f/1m on Polytrack at the end of 2020, including in a seller; requires dramatic improvement.

100/1

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Straight Forecast £244.90
Tricast £1635.90
Trifecta £2662.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Boasty

Telegraph:

Blazer Two

RP Ratings:

Catch My Breath

The Star:

Shadow Angel

Daily Mail:

Lake Sand

Daily Record:

Thunderoad

Daily Express:

Blazer Two

POSTDATA:

Boasty

The Times:

Boasty

The Guardian:

Boasty

Daily Mirror:

Boasty

The Sun:

Boasty

NEWMARKET:

Catch My Breath