May 06 / 13.30 Chester

13.30 Chester

Soft

ICM Stellar Sports Earl Grosvenor Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 0m 7f 127y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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ICM Stellar Sports Earl Grosvenor Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 6407-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won for Mark Johnston on his first three starts (AW) before his career stalled somewhat; gelded prior to last month's stable/seasonal debut at Chelmsford (7f, AW) and won by a neck; could kick on now that things are back on track and his trainer has won two of the last seven runnings of this race, including last year's; has shown promise on turf (on good to soft).
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(4)

5th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

Class 2

19:20 Ffos Las

Red Mirage

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

stumbled badly start then bumped start, raced in last, pushed along and switched right towards near side over 3f out, ridden and some headway 2f out, drifted left over 1f out, kept on

5/2

1st

8

(2)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Red Mirage

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won for Mark Johnston on his first three starts (AW) before his career stalled somewhat; gelded prior to last month's stable/seasonal debut at Chelmsford (7f, AW) and won by a neck; could kick on now that things are back on track and his trainer has won two of the last seven runnings of this race, including last year's; has shown promise on turf (on good to soft).

7/1

1st

1

(5)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Mirage

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Andrew Balding

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /012-3

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 5yo who made it three wins (6f/7f, good-soft) from five starts when landing a big-field handicap at Doncaster last November; fair third of four in Doncaster Listed (1m, good to soft) on reappearance in March and he could still have more to offer for his top yard; respected.
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4th

1

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:38 Newcastle (AW)

Boosala

10st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression until kept on final 110yds

7/4

2nd

1

(5)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Boosala

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: William Haggas

Very lightly raced 5yo who made it three wins (6f/7f, good-soft) from five starts when landing a big-field handicap at Doncaster last November; fair third of four in Doncaster Listed (1m, good to soft) on reappearance in March and he could still have more to offer for his top yard; respected.

5/1

3rd

1

(3)

26th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Boosala

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Beaten a nose on Newcastle AW when last seen in December, four weeks after winning an 18-runner handicap on soft ground here had taken his turf score to 3-4 (all turf runs on good or softer); unraced beyond 7f but he's bred to stay at least this far and, after just six starts, should have further improvement in him for his leading yard.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4371-0 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Down the field in the Lincoln but may have needed that comeback run; has the same mark as when fourth in this last year, when also drawn in stall one, and this three-time course winner (good/good to soft) is capable of playing a leading role under crack 7lb claimer Harry Davies if things fall right.
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2nd

5

(6)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Revich

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Spencer

midfield, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced and ridden, hung left but rallied over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

9/1

3rd

4

(1)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Revich

9st 0lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Richard Spencer

Down the field in the Lincoln but may have needed that comeback run; has the same mark as when fourth in this last year, when also drawn in stall one, and this three-time course winner (good/good to soft) is capable of playing a leading role under crack 7lb claimer Harry Davies if things fall right.

6/1

15th

10

(11)

26th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Revich

8st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Richard Spencer

Exposed and could be vulnerable against some progressive rivals, but he signed off last season with a win at Ayr in September and he was a creditable sixth on his reappearance in this race last year when not enjoying the clearest of runs; an each-way possible.

33/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 11028- CD

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who ran here twice last season and won on each occasion, including over C&D (good); his near-miss at Musselburgh (7f, soft) last October shows his current mark shouldn't be beyond him, and he won on last year's reappearance; could make a bold bid from a handy draw.
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11th

9

(12)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Fools Rush In

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Hugo Palmer

held up in rear, switched left soon after start, going okay 3f out, pushed along 2f out, kept on but never near to challenge

9/1

14th

21

(19)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Fools Rush In

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders in centre of group, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced when bit short of room under 2f out, soon ridden, beaten inside final furlong

25/1

5th

6

(5)

28th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

15:45 Chester

Fools Rush In

9st 6lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Hugo Palmer

3/1

4/1

Form: 050-41 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won three times last May (including over C&D on good to soft) and was back on the scoresheet at Haydock (7f, good to firm) two weeks ago on his second start of the season; back up just 2lb today and he's one to consider.
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1st

7

(3)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Boardman

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden when made challenge inside final furlong, kept on to lead inside final 110yds, ran on and just did enough, all out

11/2

5th

2

(1)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 York

Boardman

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong

5/2

1st

7

(2)

28th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

15:45 Chester

Boardman

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

5/2

Form: 070-02

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
His losing run is up to 15 but he's well treated on last year's best efforts and returned to form when second to Seasett at Nottingham (1m, good to soft) last month on his second start of the season; not ruled out.
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7th

3

(7)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 68y

Class 2

14:45 Hamilton

Fame And Acclaim

10st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

prominent, pushed along and lost position 2f out, soon weakened and beaten

4/1

5th

4

(5)

9th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

19:25 Haydock

Fame And Acclaim

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost position, dropped to rear final furlong

12/1

3rd

7

(7)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:41 Doncaster

Fame And Acclaim

8st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders

7/1

Form: 6500-1

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Having dropped down the weights he was a comfortable winner on last Wednesday's reappearance at Ascot (1m, good to firm); has a patchy profile so isn't guaranteed to back up that good run, but he has obvious claims off 5lb higher if repeating his latest form; ran well on good to soft in France.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(7)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Repertoire

9st 4lb

J: Louis Steward

T: David Simcock

midfield on outer, headway and led 5f out, pushed along when headed over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

5/2

5th

8

(3)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:41 Doncaster

Repertoire

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent, ridden when edged left and outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

8/1

7th

11

(7)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Repertoire

8st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: David Simcock

Having dropped down the weights he was a comfortable winner on last Wednesday's reappearance at Ascot (1m, good to firm); has a patchy profile so isn't guaranteed to back up that good run, but he has obvious claims off 5lb higher if repeating his latest form; ran well on good to soft in France.

6/1

8th
2 (10)
Tomfre

14/1

Form: 98520- BF

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Runs off a mark 1lb lower than when second at Leicester (7f, good to soft) last October and he may have been ready for a break when well beaten in November; ran right up to his very best when a Listed runner-up on last year's comeback and his chance hinges on the going (best form is on slow ground).
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6th

5

(7)

28th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

15:45 Chester

Tomfre

9st 8lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

7/1

7th

6

(4)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:40 York

Tomfre

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Ran as if needing the run on his reappearance at Chester (extended 7f) 15 days ago; won on good to firm earlier in his career but his very best form has come on slower ground so any rain would be in his favour.

16/1

8th

2

(10)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Tomfre

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Runs off a mark 1lb lower than when second at Leicester (7f, good to soft) last October and he may have been ready for a break when well beaten in November; ran right up to his very best when a Listed runner-up on last year's comeback and his chance hinges on the going (best form is on slow ground).

14/1

Form: -53121

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Has the widest draw and has to prove she's as good on turf as AW; however, she's lightly raced on grass and has been in fine form on AW of late, winning with something to spare at Lingfield most recently; not discounted.
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9th

6

(11)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Amber Island

8st 11lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Has the widest draw and has to prove she's as good on turf as AW; however, she's lightly raced on grass and has been in fine form on AW of late, winning with something to spare at Lingfield most recently; not discounted.

16/1

1st

1

(5)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Amber Island

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

2nd

3

(4)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amber Island

9st 5lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: David Loughnane

All five wins have come over 7f (four on the AW) and appreciated the return to this trip when coming home strongly to gain her second C&D success last month; only scored by a neck, but always looked like winning and a 2lb rise is unlikely to preclude another bold show.

9/4

Form: 612-70

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Ex-Sir Mark Prescott; won at Kempton (1m, AW) in December on his second stable start; has a good low draw and this race is less competitive than the Spring Cup he contested at Newbury on last month's turf debut (after gelding/wind ops), but he was soundly beaten and others are more compelling.
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8th

9

(8)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 York

Animal Instinct

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

prominent, hung left and weakened 3f out

20/1

5th

7

(4)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:40 Thirsk

Animal Instinct

8st 7lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Ian Williams

10th

10

(3)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Animal Instinct

8st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

Ex-Sir Mark Prescott; won at Kempton (1m, AW) in December on his second stable start; has a good low draw and this race is less competitive than the Spring Cup he contested at Newbury on last month's turf debut (after gelding/wind ops), but he was soundly beaten and others are more compelling.

20/1

Form: 0055-1

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Looked one to follow for Richard Fahey last May, when winning at Nottingham (1m, soft); his form went the wrong way but he staged a revival when winning with something to spare on last month's stable debut at Nottingham (1m, good to soft) and he could have more left in the tank; possible player.
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11th

12

(10)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Seasett

8st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

held up in rear, nudged along after 4f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon weakened

12/1

5th

7

(19)

22nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 3

17:05 York

Seasett

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Charlie Fellowes

Looked one to follow for Richard Fahey last May, when winning at Nottingham (1m, soft); form went the wrong way but he staged a revival to win with something in hand on last month's stable debut at Nottingham (1m, good to soft); the drop back to 7f was against him at Chelmsford last time and he could have more left in the tank now back up to 1m; best form is on slow ground.

9/1

7th

2

(3)

14th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Seasett

9st 9lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Charlie Fellowes

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Payout
Exacta £401.00
Straight Forecast £329.20
Tricast £1820.20
Trifecta £2588.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Boardman

The Times:

Boosala

POSTDATA:

Repertoire

TOPSPEED:

Revich

SPOTLIGHT:

Red Mirage

The Sun:

Fools Rush In

The Guardian:

Repertoire

Telegraph:

Boosala

Daily Express:

Boosala

Daily Mail:

Boardman

Daily Mirror:

Boardman

The Star:

Boardman

Daily Record:

Boardman

NEWMARKET:

Revich