April 15 / 15.20 Chelmsford (AW)

15.20 Chelmsford (AW)

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Crofters Brasserie And Wine Bar Witham Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Crofters Brasserie And Wine Bar Witham Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 011-55 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Won three of his first five starts for current yard (including over C&D) but he's come up short in fifth at Lingfield (1m4f/1m2f) in last two runs; battle with the handicapper looks finely balanced now and others are more persuasive.
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4th

7

(3)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Pillars Of Earth

10st 10lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: William Stone

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent 6f out, ridden 3f out, held from over 2f out, kept on

9/2

4th

4

(4)

26th May 2022

Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:00 Yarmouth

Pillars Of Earth

9st 8lb

J: Louis Steward

T: William Stone

4/1

1st

4

(2)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Pillars Of Earth

9st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: William Stone

Won three of his first five starts for current yard (including over C&D) but he's come up short in fifth at Lingfield (1m4f/1m2f) in last two runs; battle with the handicapper looks finely balanced now and others are more persuasive.

12/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 37-921 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Went close behind Sammy Sunshine on his stable debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f; visor reapplied) last month before a clearcut win over C&D 15 days ago; up 8lb but he made all to beat 14 rivals last time and remains feasibly treated on his best form; key player.
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12th

9

(8)

18th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Lingfield (AW)

Boasty

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ivan Furtado

never better than mid-division, lost position and ridden when dropped to rear over 2f out, dropped to last and weakened final furlong

12/1

4th

5

(3)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Boasty

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ivan Furtado

Off the mark at the second attempt for this stable, making all over 1m2f at Chelmsford in March; better form in defeat next time but he failed to fire over further on turf last time; up in class today and needs more.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 41237- D

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Has record of 1-17 and was well below form at Yarmouth in final run last season but that was after a creditable third of 15 over C&D; has possibilities on that form and needs checking in market after 178 days off.
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7th

9

(1)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Leicester

Flower Of Thunder

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Christine Dunnett

reluctant to load, prominent, steadied and dropped to midfield over 8f out, headway halfway, hung right from over 3f out, weakened and eased under 2f out (jockey said gelding hung badly right-handed)

8/1

3rd

1

(4)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Newmarket (July)

Flower Of Thunder

10st 1lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Christine Dunnett

prominent, steadied and dropped to midfield after 1f, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and went third inside final 110yds, not pace to challenge

14/1

6th

1

(3)

26th May 2022

Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:00 Yarmouth

Flower Of Thunder

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Christine Dunnett

2/1

Form: 0-1121 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
No win in his first nine starts but he's scored here in three of his last four runs including an all-the-way win in an apprentice handicap over C&D last Thursday; that was a narrow success but he escapes a penalty and is a major player again from good draw.
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2nd

3

(5)

28th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pips Tune

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John O’Shea

4th

12

(1)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Pips Tune

9st 1lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: John O’Shea

No win in his first nine starts but he's scored here in three of his last four runs including an all-the-way win in an apprentice handicap over C&D last Thursday; that was a narrow success but he escapes a penalty and is a major player again from good draw.

7/2

1st

6

(1)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Pips Tune

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: John O’Shea

Came good with two 1m wins here in January/February before a staying-on second behind an improver over 1m2f at Doncaster (Class 5) 12 days ago; still unexposed at this trip and he's strongly respected back at this track.

7/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 0-6612 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Came good at the ninth attempt when trouncing his rivals by 7l at Lingfield (1m2f) in February; hit with 9lb rise for that but he found more progress when a strong-finishing second at Lingfield last month; up another 2lb but he could continue on an upward curve and is an interesting contender.
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3rd

6

(9)

25th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Lingfield (AW)

No Such Luck

9st 10lb

J: William Carson

T: Roger Ingram

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and raced wide when switched right home turn, headway and kept on well inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

15/2

7th

2

(6)

13th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Lingfield (AW)

No Such Luck

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Roger Ingram

reared start, towards rear of midfield, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong (jockey said gelding fly-leapt leaving the stalls)

7/4

2

(3)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

No Such Luck

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Roger Ingram

Form: 708-39

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 4yo who hasn't fired in five starts for this yard; mark continues to fall but was never involved at Newcastle (1m; first-time hood) last month and has plenty to prove from wide draw at this new trip.
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3rd

1

(1)

5th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alafdhal

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Phil McEntee

midfield on inner, pushed along and some headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went third final 110yds

13/2

1st

6

(8)

8th Jun 2022

Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

16:48 Yarmouth

Alafdhal

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Phil McEntee

raced near side, towards rear, edged left and up the centre 4f out, headway from over 3f out, going okay when pressed leader 2f out, pushed along when led over 1f out, kept on gamely, all out (trainer said, regards the apparent improvement in form, the gelding had benefitted from the drop in trip to 6f)

8/1

7th

4

(3)

20th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Bath

Alafdhal

9st 1lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Maiden with minor handicap form at 1m and 1m2f so far and probably due another drop in the weights following her well-held run at Brighton on Tuesday (first-time cheekpieces, retained); plenty more needed.

Form: 35-415 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Back in the groove when winning over C&D in February and he didn't really get the breaks when fifth at Wolverhampton (9.4f) last time; looks interesting back at this track and he should get a good pace to aim at.
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5th

4

(3)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Smokey Malone

11st 0lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: Julia Feilden

held up in behind leaders, short of room over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, not clear run and switched right 1f out, soon pushed along and no impression, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(2)

4th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smokey Malone

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

held up in midfield, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression inside final 110yds, eased when held towards finish

11/8

1st

1

(1)

19th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

13:20 Lingfield

Smokey Malone

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Close second at Brighton before finishing third in a race not run to suit him over 1m2f here (turf) 12 days ago; might well reverse placings with runner-up Sherpa Trail should this pan out more favourably and he's an assured stayer.

7/2

Form: 9-7180

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Cashed in on a reduced mark with a narrow win at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in February but he's finished in rear at same track in both subsequent runs; has something to prove again and needs another bolt from the blue.
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1st

1

(11)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

It’s A Love Thing

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Butler

Capitalised on his drop in the weights when landing a Wolverhampton handicap (extended 1m1f) in February; that effort was backed up by the clock and although he hasn't built on it since, he's more than capable at this level; leading claims.

7/2

8th

3

(8)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

It’s A Love Thing

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: John Butler

Cashed in on a reduced mark with a narrow win at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in February but he's finished in rear at same track in both subsequent runs; has something to prove again and needs another bolt from the blue.

20/1

10th

7

(1)

29th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

It’s A Love Thing

8st 11lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: John Butler

10/1

Form: 423-03 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
His last win was in October 2019 but on his second run after wind surgery, he finished well to go close at Wolverhampton (9.4f) two weeks ago; on same mark here and has each-way claims again back up in trip.
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9th

13

(4)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Zefferino

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Martin Bosley

His last win was in October 2019 but on his second run after wind surgery, he finished well to go close at Wolverhampton (9.4f) two weeks ago; on same mark here and has each-way claims again back up in trip.

10/1

3rd

1

(10)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zefferino

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Martin Bosley

On a losing run but he was running well in defeat in the second half of 2021; may have needed recent return to action (first start after a wind op) and could fare better today.

10/1

10th

11

(5)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zefferino

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Martin Bosley

Dual Polytrack winner who was running creditably in defeat from similar marks when last seen in the autumn; returns from 156 days off having undergone wind surgery in the meantime, but can go well fresh so he can't be dismissed entirely.

8/1

16/1

Form: 25-027 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent sort with a record of 1-17; returned to form with a near miss at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in February but he failed to back that up back at Doncaster 19 days ago; on same mark as for penultimate run but has tough draw back on AW and others are more convincing.
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4th

5

(6)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:08 Sandown

King’s Castle

10st 8lb

J: Miss Taryn Langley

T: Joseph Tuite

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

11/2

1st

7

(8)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Newbury

King’s Castle

10st 10lb

J: Miss Taryn Langley

T: Joseph Tuite

held up in rear, good headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, jockey dropped whip but led 2f out, went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

16/1

10th

1

(13)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

King’s Castle

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: Joseph Tuite

Inconsistent sort with a record of 1-17; returned to form with a near miss at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in February but he failed to back that up back at Doncaster 19 days ago; on same mark as for penultimate run but has tough draw back on AW and others are more convincing.

16/1

200/1

Form: 09000-

Last run: 172 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 45

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

13/2

Form: -36119

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Disappointing in her hat-trick bid over C&D last Thursday but there was kickback on that windy night and a return to more patient tactics may have backfired; still looks feasibly treated on penultimate form and it wouldn't be a surprise if she bounced back with a bold bid.
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12th

7

(10)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Sammy Sunshine

9st 5lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointing in her hat-trick bid over C&D last Thursday but there was kickback on that windy night and a return to more patient tactics may have backfired; still looks feasibly treated on penultimate form and it wouldn't be a surprise if she bounced back with a bold bid.

13/2

9th

1

(4)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sammy Sunshine

9st 8lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Rebecca Menzies

4yo filly who made it 2-3 for her new connections when completing a double at Wolverhampton (9.4f) 19 days ago; that was another narrow success but she held off a subsequent winner and still looks feasibly treated off 4lb higher here; major player again back on Polytrack in hat-trick bid.

5/2

1st

1

(6)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sammy Sunshine

9st 9lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Rebecca Menzies

Southwell winner (1m, Fibresand) for Ralph Beckett who was having her second start for this yard when narrow winner of an apprentice handicap at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) seven days ago; only 2lb higher and respected.

11/4

Form: 1132-9 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Had form figures of 1132 in her four starts last year; returned from 253 days off with a last of nine at Lingfield (1m) last month but she still has potential and now goes back up in trip (last win was at 1m2f); could kick on again and she needs watching in market with Ryan Moore booked.
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7th

6

(6)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

18:40 Brighton

Celestial Point

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out, well held final furlong

15/8

3rd

1

(1)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:35 Brighton

Celestial Point

10st 0lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

midfield and in touch with leaders, went second and going easily 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, headed final 110yds, no extra and lost second towards finish

9/1

7th

1

(8)

23rd May 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Celestial Point

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Form: 0-5436 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
His last five wins have been gained over C&D; now 7lb lower than for last success but that was 15 months ago and he's not made a serious impact in his last seven runs; others preferred.
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6th

1

(1)

15th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:50 Nottingham

Bayston Hill

9st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Usher

in touch with leaders, lost position and ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

5/1

2nd

4

(3)

2nd Jun 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Bayston Hill

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mark Usher

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, went second and every chance 1f out, no extra and outpaced inside final 110yds

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £292.00
Straight Forecast £253.10
Tricast £4675.20
Trifecta £6230.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pips Tune

Telegraph:

Sammy Sunshine

POSTDATA:

Pillars Of Earth

The Star:

No Such Luck

LAMBOURN:

Bayston Hill

RP Ratings:

Pips Tune

The Times:

Pips Tune

The Guardian:

Pips Tune

Daily Mirror:

Pips Tune

The Sun:

Pips Tune

Daily Record:

Pips Tune

Daily Express:

Sammy Sunshine

Daily Mail:

Pillars Of Earth