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Chelmsford City Racecourse Membership Handicap

  • Prize money: £5076
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Chelmsford City Racecourse Membership Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

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1st
3 (1)
Harb

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 849843 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over C&D just over a year ago but has since slipped 19lb in the weights; better on turf on last two starts and interesting back over this trip from low draw returned to AW.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Harb

9st 8lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Peter Crate

On the same mark as when toying with his rivals at Sandown last September (5f, soft); signs here this winter that he was primed to strike; drawn widest; market likely to prove instructive.

7/1

4th

6

(7)

8th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield (AW)

Harb

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Peter Crate

Respectable the last twice, last time finishing close up behind Level Up and Night On Earth over C&D; should have some say.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 713505 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Down in weights and broke lengthy losing run at Bath in June; bettered previous effort when fifth at Kempton last time and has decent apprentice up so no surprise to see him figure.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(3)

29th Sep 2022

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0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Enduring

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

awkward start and carried right, in touch with leaders, pushed along but hung left when headway from under 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

7/1

5th

5

(1)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Kempton (AW)

Enduring

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

led, headed and ridden 2f out, weakened final 110yds

11/4

10th

2

(9)

6th Aug 2022

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0m 6f 1y

Class 5

19:05 Lingfield (AW)

Enduring

10st 0lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

prominent on outer, lost position over 3f out, weakening when raced wide home turn

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 425703 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Triple AW winner over 6f-7f last winter but form patchy since; better effort over 5f at Lingfield last time but he'll have to raise his game if he's to win this from widest draw.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(7)

28th Oct 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Bobby On The Beat

9st 4lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Phil McEntee

dwelt start, in rear

20/1

9th

10

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:35 Yarmouth

Bobby On The Beat

9st 5lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Phil McEntee

midfield

66/1

10th

9

(12)

30th Sep 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Bobby On The Beat

9st 7lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Phil McEntee

Five-time Polytrack winner who finished well held back from three months off last time; again goes without the usual cheekpieces from a wide stall.

50/1

Form: -21721 C

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual 7f winner at this course who ran well over C&D on penultimate start; back to winning ways at Yarmouth in May but not seen since; 3lb higher and market should guide.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(8)

13th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Legende DArt

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Henry Spiller

midfield, switched right and headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong

6/1

6th

4

(1)

21st Dec 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Legende DArt

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Henry Spiller

Dual 7f course winner; yet to win over this trip but has been placed over C&D; back on a handy mark, as shown when he was just held here (7f) latest; up 1lb; not ruled out.

5/1

2nd

1

(6)

7th Dec 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Legende DArt

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Henry Spiller

Back on a good mark and it was his third run after a long absence when a closing third over this far (best trip) here a month ago; dropped into a Class 6 now and his turn could be near.

5/1

Form: 532554 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last November (sole run at this venue) and mainly creditable efforts since; double-figure draw here is a bit of a worry but should give a good account back up in distance.

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13th

6

(1)

16th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

16:35 Dundalk (AW)

Iur Cinn Tra

9st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Patrick Downey

Dual winner in Britain for David O'Meara; absent since poor yard debut effort at Tipperary back in May; best watched.

16/1

13

(13)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 63y

20:00 Curragh

Iur Cinn Tra

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Patrick Downey

15th

12

(5)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

18:45 Tipperary

Iur Cinn Tra

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Patrick Downey

Two wins and four places from 18 starts for David O'Meara; unplaced on AW on last three starts; probably a little more effective on turf, but lacks the advantage of a recent outing.

16/1

7/2

Form: 949251 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

First two wins came over 1m and 7f but no problems with the drop in trip when scoring in comfortable fashion over C&D a week ago; penalty to carry but that was only third run over 6f so there may be more to come.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Epic Express

9st 10lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Chris Dwyer

Suited by the drop back to 6f when producing a strong finish to land a C&D handicap 13 days ago; 7lb rise takes him into new territory from a handicapping perspective but the latest win was backed up by the clock and he has a good apprentice on board; contender.

11/4

1st

3

(7)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Epic Express

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Chris Dwyer

Trip and track shouldn't be an issue and he went close at Kempton in October (7f) off this mark; Silvestre De Sousa booked for his return to action; capable of a prominent showing.

6/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Epic Express

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Chris Dwyer

Dual AW scorer; has form figures of 324, all over C&D, since returning to this sphere; met a spot of trouble on his way to finishing fourth, just under 2l behind Chifa, last week; solid claims off same mark.

9/2

Form: 36-4

Last run: 89 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced sort who has shown ability, though hasn't been seen since reappearance at Leicester in early July; yard in good form but she'll have to improve to win this on handicap debut.

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8th

7

(6)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Maidens Green

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charles Hills

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and swerved sharply left, hung left from 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

20/1

7th

9

(9)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Maidens Green

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charles Hills

hampered start, took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along and outpaced from over 2f out, rallied and switched right from under 2f out, ridden and some headway from over 1f out, soon hung left, no extra final 110yds

8/1

4th

7

(1)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Leicester

Maidens Green

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

8th
1 (2)
Thaki

9/2

Form: 331283 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

All wins have been on AW but although yet to win here, he wasn't disgraced over C&D in February; creditable effort at Kempton last time and has place prospects once again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Thaki

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Katie Scott

Conditions to suit and he's well treated on even this winter's best efforts; solid second at Wolverhampton 16 days ago and this track should be more suitable; one to consider.

7/1

2nd

2

(7)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thaki

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Katie Scott

Has regressed and was only fifth at Newcastle last time in a race he won two years earlier; has won here twice before but others have more going for them.

14/1

5th

1

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Thaki

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

5-35 on AW; close second in better race over C&D in November; has regressed since but could well revive off a handy mark dropped back to Class 6, being 6-21 at this level; won this race in 2022.

14/1

20/1

Form: 146210 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner and versatile sort who scored at Yarmouth over 6f on penultimate outing; below that level over 1m last time (valid excuse) but no easy task back in trip from stall 11.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

7

(1)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Design

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Henry Spiller

in touch with leaders

10/1

11th

1

(2)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Design

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

took keen hold, prominent

8/1

5th

2

(10)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

14:25 Lingfield (AW)

Dark Design

9st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Henry Spiller

Capable at this level and he has run with credit in defeat on his last three starts; closely matched with Real Estate on recent Chelmsford run; one for the shortlist.

7/1

8/1

Form: -54223 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Yet to win but is a reliable sort who extended run of creditable efforts when third at Chepstow (second-time cheekpieces) last time; should give it best shot from decent draw.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Musical Mystery

9st 4lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

awkward start, took keen hold, prominent, outpaced over 2f out, weakened from 1f out

12/1

10th

8

(3)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:00 Lingfield (AW)

Musical Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Form figures of 1112 in AW handicaps since joining Ed Dunlop and returning to 7f won't harm after getting collared late over 6f at Wolverhampton; hard to knock from a good draw.

3/1

2nd

3

(4)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Musical Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

0-10 on turf but he's won on AW in three of his four runs for current yard including at Chelmsford (7f) two weeks ago; 3lb higher on this drop back in trip but his penultimate win came over C&D and he's open to more progress in this sphere; respected.

3/1

Form: 884347 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won four times on AW in 2020 but hasn't added to tally; has slipped 15lb since last of those wins but didn't show enough in refitted cheekpieces on first run for yard last time to suggest he'll be winning this.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(10)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Bowling Russian

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Charlie Wallis

Four-time AW scorer for previous yard; not in top form in two runs for new stable, down the field over C&D latest having been totally friendless in the betting; best watched.

33/1

11th

10

(8)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Bowling Russian

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Charlie Wallis

awkward start and bumped, in rear, pushed along from under 2f out, ridden and no response from over 1f out

20/1

4th

2

(1)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Bowling Russian

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

held up in behind leaders, shaken up and waiting for room over 2f out, short of room then headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

11/8

Form: 661423 CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner who is having his 100th start; broke losing run at Wolverhampton in January but not seen since June and, given all British wins have been within 29 days of a previous run, might be one to take on.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

7

(6)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Zapper Cass

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

carried right start, raced wide throughout, prominent, pushed along and lost position from over 2f out, dropped to rear when up the centre from over 1f out, eased (jockey said gelding lost his action)

10/1

3rd

4

(3)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

16:05 Nottingham

Zapper Cass

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, in touch with leaders, lost position halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, went third towards finish

5/1

2nd

4

(8)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zapper Cass

10st 0lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

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Exacta £375.00
Straight Forecast £320.20
Tricast £6442.70
Trifecta £8306.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Epic Express

RP Ratings:

Enduring

Daily Express:

Harb

POSTDATA:

Epic Express

NEWMARKET:

Epic Express

Telegraph:

Epic Express

Daily Mirror:

Epic Express

The Sun:

Epic Express

Daily Record:

Epic Express

The Guardian:

Enduring