May 06 / 15.15 Chester

15.15 Chester

Soft

Tote+ Chester Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 2m 2f 140y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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Tote+ Chester Cup Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 551/5

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
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2nd

3

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Cleveland

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on inner, pressed leaders when nudged along from 3f out, went second when ridden and ran on from over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, made challenge inside final 110yds, always held

4/1

2nd

5

(9)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Cleveland

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, shaken up when bit short of room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, stayed on

2/1

1st

5

(10)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Cleveland

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

  • Place: £2.20

Form: /26-42

Last run: 55 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

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4th

2

(3)

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Coltrane

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear, good headway on outer from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced final furlong

7/1

1st

2

(7)

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

14:20 Sandown

Coltrane

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

in rear, shaken up and headway 3f out, led and ridden over 1f out, soon edged right and went clear, eased inside final 110yds, readily

7/2

1st

3

(6)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, steady headway and switched left on turn over 2f out, short of room 2f out, squeezed through to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and joined, kept on strongly final 110yds, gamely

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2816-1

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Reliable sort elsewhere (unraced here, despite his stable) with best efforts at about 2m, though he was also sixth in last season's 2m2f Cesarewitch; never better than when winning at Ripon 13 days ago, for which 3lb penalty takes him to a career-high mark but 7lb claimer is recruited and they may well be on the premises.
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4th

3

(16)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rajinsky

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield, headway and tracked leaders after halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on

11/2

3rd

3

(1)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Rajinsky

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Reliable sort elsewhere (unraced here, despite his stable) with best efforts at about 2m, though he was also sixth in last season's 2m2f Cesarewitch; never better than when winning at Ripon 13 days ago, for which 3lb penalty takes him to a career-high mark but 7lb claimer is recruited and they may well be on the premises.

1st

1

(7)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Ripon

Rajinsky

9st 13lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

Won twice for Tom Dascombe last season, including a three-runner renewal of this race; had the benefit of a previous run on that occasion and this perhaps not the time to catch him, especially off his career-high mark.

Form: 1/319-

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

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3rd

4

(5)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Arcadian Sunrise

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: John Queally

took keen hold, held up in rear on outer, hampered under 4f out, ridden and headway up the centre from 2f out, went third 1f out, stayed on, did well in the circumstances

6/1

4th

6

(5)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Arcadian Sunrise

9st 0lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: John Queally

1

6th Feb 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Arcadian Sunrise

11st 12lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: John Queally

High-class handicap hurdler; carried a 12lb penalty to success in a competitive handicap hurdle at Galway in July and followed up the following month in a valuable Flat handicap at York; not seen since disappointing on heavy ground in the Naas November Handicap; up 10lb for that Galway win and will need a career-best but very much respected.

10/1

Form: 34/19- CD BF

Last run: 321 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
314 days off before winning this race in good style from The Grand Visir last year (good to soft) under Frankie Dettori, starting a big move over 3f out from off the pace and out wide; 5lb higher today but fit from hurdling and highly respected.
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6th

4

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Falcon Eight

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

pushed along briefly, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

5th

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Falcon Eight

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D K Weld

raced in second, headway and pressed leader after 4 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, weakened from last

9/4

1st

7

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Falcon Eight

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: D K Weld

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened quickly

12/1

Form: 10510-

Last run: 187 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

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10th

13

(8)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Torcello

8st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Shaun Lycett

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along when short of room from over 2f out, in the clear from under 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

14/1

6th

10

(13)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Torcello

8st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Shaun Lycett

12th

6

(16)

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:45 Naas

Torcello

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Shaun Lycett

Kept on well to record a gutsy win over 1m4f on soft ground at Goodwood in what turned out to be a slog; stays well, handles the ground and battles hard; ticks a lot of the right boxes.

16/1

Form: /9101- C

Last run: 238 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

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14th

12

(3)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

It’s Good To Laugh

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Jennie Candlish

led, ridden when headed over 2f out, soon lost position, weakened and in rear from over 1f out

11/1

9th

3

(3)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 2

14:59 Ayr

It’s Good To Laugh

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Jennie Candlish

midfield, switched to far side and headway over 2f out, hampered against far rail over 1f out, not recover

9/1

5th

4

(7)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 2

15:55 Chester

It’s Good To Laugh

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, held up in rear, bit short of room 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, switched right and kept on inside final 110yds, never near to challenge (jockey said gelding ran too free)

6/1

Form: 31901-

Last run: 184 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

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5th

2

(4)

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Land Of Winter

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Rae Guest

led, headed and prominent after 3f, ridden and held from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

9/1

8th

12

(4)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Land Of Winter

8st 8lb

J: George Rooke

T: Rae Guest

1st

3

(7)

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Nottingham

Land Of Winter

9st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Rae Guest

Revived by first-time cheekpieces when prevailing in a tight finish at Ripon (2m, good) in August for fourth career success; not so clever since then, albeit he was 125-1 in the Cesarewitch and finishing 11th wasn't a bad run.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2036-6

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Never better than when second to Falcon Eight in this race last year (good to soft) on reappearance; has 2lb lower mark this time and although he was last of six on AW four weeks ago, he wasn't beaten far; respected.
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9th

2

(14)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

The Grand Visir

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Never better than when second to Falcon Eight in this race last year (good to soft) on reappearance; has 2lb lower mark this time and although he was last of six on AW four weeks ago, he wasn't beaten far; respected.

6th

2

(6)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Grand Visir

9st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

7

7th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Ffos Las

The Grand Visir

11st 4lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ian Williams

Smart Flat form in staying events, the last twice in Group 2s won by Stradivarius; his five hurdling defeats have been well spread out but he ran well to be fifth in a competitive handicap at Aintree recently (3m, good); no question that he sets the standard and soft ground is not a bother to him.

5/6

Form: 1078-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
11th in this last year, before causing a 66-1 surprise in the Ascot Stakes (2m4f, good to firm) next time; just 1lb higher than for that big-race win and he made an encouraging reappearance on AW four weeks ago; considered.
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5th

1

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Reshoun

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

raced wide early, midfield, pushed along over 3f out, bit short of room against far rail over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on but no impression final 110yds

11/2

10th

11

(12)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Reshoun

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

chased leaders, went second after 3f, pressed leader 8f out, pushed along to lead over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed and weakened gradually from under 2f out

50/1

5th

6

(19)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Reshoun

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

in rear on inner, pushed along on turn over 2f out, ridden and headway up the centre over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

12/1

Form: 8210-3 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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12th

4

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Solent Gateway

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hugo Palmer

sweating, led, headed but raced in second after 7f, lost second over 5f out, ridden up the centre over 4f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, tailed off

6/1

3rd

20

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Solent Gateway

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on

14/1

8th

8

(5)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Solent Gateway

8st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost touch

5/1

Form: 601-67

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

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12th

11

(11)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Morph Speed

8st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Richard John O’Brien

7th

6

(8)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:30 Limerick

Morph Speed

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard John O’Brien

Form: 47-464

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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1st

6

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 2

15:41 Chester

Haliphon

8st 11lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

led, ridden and lost two places when headed 3f out, lost position and beaten over 2f out, dropped to rear and weakened from over 1f out

11/2

1st

3

(4)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Haliphon

9st 9lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Ian Williams

held up in behind leaders, headway and switched left over 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, made challenge final furlong, edged right and bumped rival inside final 110yds, hampered towards finish, finished 2nd, placed 1st

5/2

2nd

11

(3)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Haliphon

8st 5lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Ian Williams

prominent, bit short of room against far rail when switched right and pushed along over 3f out, close up when ridden over 2f out, outpaced and lost ground quickly over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

14th
13 (16)
Solo Saxophone

Form: 4861-4

Last run: 87 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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1st

1

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

18:55 Worcester

Solo Saxophone

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, made all, shaken up and 3 lengths ahead when left clear 2 out, unchallenged

4/5

14th

13

(16)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Solo Saxophone

8st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Alex Hales

Form: 2-2314

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

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9th

5

(9)

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Nate The Great

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed and prominent over 7f out, ridden and weakened from over 3f out

66/1

12th

10

(14)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, still plenty to do over 3f out, soon pushed along and some headway, ridden and stayed on from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

100/1

2nd

4

(7)

26th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

18:50 Sandown

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

16/1

Form: 71275/

Last run: 923 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

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15

(9)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Metier

8st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Harry Fry

7th

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:15 Kelso

Metier

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Won Grade 1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2m, heavy) last January and returned to form with fair fourth in Ascot handicap (1m7f, good to soft) in December, before building on that to win Lingfield handicap (2m, heavy); the more testing the ground the better and he could play another leading role up 7lb.

3/1

1st

2

21st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Lingfield

Metier

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Looked a budding star when bolting up in last season's Grade 1 Tolworth (heavy) but he rocketed back down to earth when nowhere in the Supreme at Cheltenham and his comeback run was no more encouraging; however, it was good to see him show a lot more at Ascot just before Christmas (travelled well on good to soft) and this deeper surface should be right up his street; probably retains untapped potential; big player.

4/1

Form: 63732-

Last run: 222 days

W: 8st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

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17

(17)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Byron Flyer

8st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

2nd

2

(2)

26th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

14:25 Epsom

Byron Flyer

10st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Ran poorly on penultimate start; back to some form when front-running third to two of today's rivals in the Jump Jockeys Derby over C&D last time but it's hard to ignore that he has not won on Flat since 2018.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £425.00
Straight Forecast £324.50
Tricast £1744.40
Trifecta £2415.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Cleveland

THE NORTH:

Solent Gateway

SPOTLIGHT:

Arcadian Sunrise

RP Ratings:

The Grand Visir

Daily Mail:

Haliphon

NEWMARKET:

Land Of Winter

The Guardian:

Rajinsky

The Sun:

Falcon Eight

Daily Express:

Cleveland

Daily Record:

Cleveland

Telegraph:

Solent Gateway

The Star:

Solent Gateway

The Times:

Arcadian Sunrise

Daily Mirror:

Arcadian Sunrise

TOPSPEED:

The Grand Visir