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19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 547226 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

His wins have come on Tapeta but he's fine on Polytrack and consistent; anticipated the start when unusually slowly away last time and should do better from a handy draw today.

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No Results Found

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 255584

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Regressive maiden who was picked up from Amanda Perrett for 4,500gns in the summer; better effort for his new yard, back in headgear, last month and goes on the shortlist down another 2lb.

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No Results Found

Form: 23-075

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Some way behind Thank The Lord over C&D last month (Shamshon fourth) but that was his first run in almost six months and he's entitled to at least cut the gap on 11lb better terms.

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12th

6

(8)

28th Feb 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Breezyandbright

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

raced freely, in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

1

(5)

27th Jan 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Breezyandbright

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, prominent on outer

5/2

1st

7

(2)

20th Jan 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:23 Southwell (AW)

Breezyandbright

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Ran out the easy winner of a 6f handicap here two weeks ago, recording a good Topspeed figure in the process; 5lb rise looks manageable but his stamina for 7f has to be taken on trust.

11/2

Form: 582772 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Three-time Tapeta winner last winter, latterly off a 4lb higher mark; back on song here last Thursday and won't mind the return to 5f, so needs considering.

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5th

4

(7)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Darryll Holland

Wide-margin 6f win here last June and followed up at Yarmouth six days later (both good to firm); went close at Wolverhampton last month but he's been well held twice since; drying ground in his favour, at least.

12/1

9th

7

(2)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

17:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Darryll Holland

Well down the field at Wolverhampton a week ago, having lacked the early pace to secure a good position from his wide stall, but went very close over that C&D two starts ago and remains 8lb lower than for his close second to Voodoo Ray over C&D in September; might be the answer.

11/2

50/1

Form: 487-

Last run: 454 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Well held in three runs last summer and is returning from well over a year off; trainer is best known for older horses; couldn't be touched unless there's good money around.

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4th

10

(3)

12th Feb 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Mr Funky Monkey

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

in touch with leaders

6/1

3rd

5

(4)

26th Jan 2023

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0m 4f 214y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Mr Funky Monkey

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Derek Shaw

Six-race maiden; has shown steady progress on AW (back from layoff) this autumn/winter, most recently second in 5f classified event at Wolverhampton; appears to have a modest contest in him; respected.

3/1

2nd

7

(4)

3rd Jan 2023

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Funky Monkey

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

midfield

7/1

Form: 445835

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden who was again below market expectations over C&D in the summer; usually gives her running but holds only each-way claims.

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No Results Found

Form: 000065

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden who's done most racing over further; has been inclined to pull hard over 6f here lately and she's better drawn down in trip.

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9th

7

(2)

27th Mar 2023

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Littlemissattitude

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Long-standing maiden who has beaten just one rival in her three starts this year; she's hard to make a case for.

16/1

4

(14)

9th Mar 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Littlemissattitude

10st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

6th

3

(3)

20th Feb 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Littlemissattitude

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Derek Shaw

Long-standing maiden who beat only one rival in 5f handicap here 17 days ago; others make much more appeal.

33/1

12/1

Form: 330650 C

Last run: 102 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Her three wins came around this time of year but all after a recent outing and she's back from a break tonight, given a go in a first-time tongue-tie; Bernard Spierpoint looks her yard's best chance.

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3

(10)

3rd Feb 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Iesha

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Charlie Wallis

In good form last winter but she has been struggling this time round; too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

6th

5

(12)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Iesha

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Charlie Wallis

One of last winter's two wins was achieved over C&D; rather going through the motions over 5f this winter and the return to 6f is not enough to tempt.

10/1

Form: 454524 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

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3rd

9

(5)

2nd Mar 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Shamshon

9st 2lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

led narrowly, headed but pressed leader 5f out

4/1

3rd

13

(2)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Shamshon

9st 2lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

disputing second

8/1

3rd

6

(8)

12th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Shamshon

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Stuart Williams

prominent, lost ground from 3f out, pushed along from 2f out, headway from over 1f out, stayed on

9/4

Form: 5545

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

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8

(12)

8th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Kerkyra Island

8st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

5th

8

(12)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kerkyra Island

9st 2lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

6/1

4th

6

(3)

24th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

14:10 Lingfield (AW)

Kerkyra Island

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

10/1

Form: 68-007 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Several C&D wins to his name in the dim and distant past but has been dry in well over two years and made no impact this season; Red Walls looks his yard's best shout.

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8th

8

(6)

23rd Jan 2023

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

16:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Stripes

8st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Lisa Williamson

14-time winner but his last success was in March 2020 and he was out of sorts last year.

50/1

11th

11

(4)

13th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:13 Southwell (AW)

Red Stripes

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Lisa Williamson

Veteran who hasn't looked like adding to his 14 career wins this year; 4lb out of the handicap.

66/1

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Non-runners

Thank The Lord, Shamshon, Kerkyra Island, Red Stripes

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £136.00
Straight Forecast £159.70
Tricast £524.70
Trifecta £408.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Thank The Lord

The Times:

Level Up

The Sun:

Red Walls

RP Ratings:

Bernard Spierpoint

SPOTLIGHT:

Breezyandbright

NEWMARKET:

Shamshon

The Guardian:

Level Up

D Express:

Level Up

Telegraph:

Thank The Lord

Daily Mail:

Thank The Lord

Daily Mirror:

Thank The Lord

The Star:

Red Walls

Daily Record:

Bernard Spierpoint