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17:12 Chepstow

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Chepstow Construction Equipment Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4030.04
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Chepstow Construction Equipment Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3/4-

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two bumpers for two different stables, latterly when fourth of 13 at Exeter (good) for Laura Hurley in April; now with Ella Pickard; likely to find others too strong here.

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4

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, outpaced and lost position 4 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

6/1

0

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Stans The Man

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

raced lazily at times, midfield, detached and pulled up before 11th

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3

Last run: 133 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Irish point by 15l in April 2021 but was just a respectable third on belated rules debut at Ffos Las (good) in May and is not the percentage call in an interesting race here.

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2

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

13:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Harvie Wallbanger

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Won Irish point in 2021 and was second in Chepstow bumper in October but well beaten on all three hurdling starts (2m-2m3f); huge improvement needed here.

33/1

7th

2

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:33 Hereford

Harvie Wallbanger

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Irish point winner who was placed in two bumpers but hasn't gone on since sent over hurdles; ordinary handicaps may see him in a better light.

25/1

6th

4

3rd Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

12:00 Sandown

Harvie Wallbanger

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: John O’Shea

midfield, nudged along from 4th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

50/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

145,000euros 3yo; eighth foal; brother to useful bumper/jumps winner Mount Mews, half-brother to fair hurdle/chase winner Chozen and a bumper winner; dam maiden sister to smart chaser Burton Port; top trainer has excellent record in this race.

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2nd

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Pentire Head

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold early, raced in second, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 8

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise before falling in two Irish points in February then won by 15l in March (soft ground); only beaten about 11l when eighth of 21 at Punchestown festival (good to yielding) on stable/rules debut in April and enters calculations here.

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10th

3

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Maxs Champ

11st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Second in a C&D maiden (good to soft; wore tongue-tie/blinkers) but nowhere in three handicaps since then when without any headgear (as is the case today); questions to answer.

25/1

6th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Maxs Champ

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Ended last season with creditable second in Hereford maiden (2m3f, good to soft; wore tongue-tie/blinkers) but soundly beaten in two 2m handicaps last month (no headgear for either) and now has questions to answer.

20/1

0

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Maxs Champ

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

visibility reduced by fog, in rear, lost touch 4th, pulled up back straight

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal from a French 8.5f-1m5f Flat winner; stable does well in bumpers (16% strike-rate); market may guide.

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9

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Thatza Dazzler

10st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Displayed significant improvement to open account in Ludlow chase (2m, soft) in February and bounced back from a lesser effort when second over fences here (2m3f, heavy) last month; not an easy one to predict on this return to hurdling but has the ability to feature.

9/2

Form: 2

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No match for easy winner when second of five at Newton Abbot (good to soft) last month and needs to take a big step forward here.

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3

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Christian Williams

Has become disappointing but off his reduced mark he beat all bar an in-form mare over 3m at Taunton 21 days ago (soft); has been front-running and this place should suit him.

7/2

2nd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 12lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Generally very disappointing since shock win in 2m Warwick novice in autumn 2022 and faded rather tamely after racing prominently over 2m3f here last month; unexposed over 3m and continues to slip down the weights but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

8th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Always Busy

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, led, disputed lead 4 out

9/1

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; unraced dam out of maiden half-sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Tarascon and 1m2f Group 2 winner Mister Monet; Irish trainer is not known for his prowess in bumpers but, nevertheless, this newcomer is worth a glance in the betting.

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13th

1

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13th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Lazy O

9st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Lack of stamina exposed in two bumper starts; some merit in his Chepstow effort the first time out, never involved at Leopardstown; this trip may prove more suitable

25/1

8th

3

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Lazy O

11st 7lb

J: Mr R James

T: J A Nash

towards rear

100/1

7th

8

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

17:12 Chepstow

Lazy O

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

led narrowly or disputed lead, pressed leader when headed home turn, ridden 3f out, weakened gradually from 2f out

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; unraced dam closely related to high-class jumper Santini and half-sister to useful hurdler Dusky Legend; with a good stable (18% strike-rate in bumpers); one to consider.

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7

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Letmetellusomethin

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, jumped left and mistake 4th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up after 4 out

10/1

7th

7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Letmetellusomethin

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

No more than minor promise over hurdles but this is his first time outside of novice company and is entitled to show more; cheekpieces added to the tongue-tie tried last time; market vibes awaited with interest.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; dam placed in bumper, half-sister to bumper/smart hurdle/high-class chase winner Cooldine; trainer not prolific in bumpers, and riding arrangements suggest Always Busy if his main hope here.

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9

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Bob Bank

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Eight-race maiden who was well beaten in three handicap chases in the autumn and is 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over on that evidence but connections are persisting, and it's worth noting he attracted market support last time; wore cheekpieces two starts ago; blinkers tried here.

12/1

0

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22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Bob Bank

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, soon prominent, mistake 9th

25/1

8th

16

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Bob Bank

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in rear, mistake 5th

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-sister to stable's low-grade hurdle winner Flight To Nowhere; dam dual point winner; other newcomers are much more enticing.

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4th

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Bear A Hand

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Lightly raced mare who made pretty good start to handicap career when third of ten at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) three weeks ago; should be okay on today's faster ground and may still have a bigger run in her; respected.

11/4

3rd

5

6th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

18:15 Uttoxeter

Bear A Hand

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Best of three runs when fourth in a Doncaster novice last time (2m3f, good); weakened late on so shouldn't be inconvenienced by the drop in trip on handicap debut; a possible

20/1

6

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bear A Hand

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Price

Form: 4-0

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fourth of five at Warwick (good) in April but was tailed off there nine days ago and is difficult to enthuse over here.

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2nd

3

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

13:43 Ludlow

Gower Prince

10st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Limited hurdler (tailed off on handicap debut) but promises to be far better over fences judged on his winning start at Wincanton (1m7f, good); didn't beat a lot but impressed in how he did it and this 6yo can probably cope with the 10lb rise.

6/4

1st

3

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 149y

Class 5

16:07 Wincanton

Gower Prince

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Failed to raise his profile when tailed off on his handicap debut as a hurdler two months ago (2m, soft); has a lot to prove now sent over fences but the drier ground could assist and this isn't a strong race.

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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7th

9

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Whispering Gold

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Behind Flight Of Freedom when sixth in Cheltenham bumper in April then was placed in a lesser event at Fontwell (good) the following month; not the most obvious answer today but worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

20/1

3rd

7

10th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

20:15 Fontwell

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Nearly 4l behind Mays Hill on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December and safely held in good-quality events at Ascot and Cheltenham since; has her sights lowered today, though, and is not ruled out each-way.

16/1

6th

15

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Stayed on for fourth on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December but then well held at Ascot when huge odds.

50/1

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Non-runners

Bannow Bay Boy, Whispering Gold

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Payout
Exacta £1018.00
Straight Forecast £1051.00
Trifecta £10553.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pentire Head

POSTDATA:

Thatza Dazzler

WEST COUNTRY:

Letmetellusomethin

Telegraph:

Harvie Wallbanger

Daily Express:

Thatza Dazzler

The Times:

Pentire Head

Daily Mirror:

Pentire Head

The Sun:

Pentire Head

The Star:

Pentire Head

Daily Record:

Pentire Head

Daily Mail:

Letmetellusomethin