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18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

  • Prize money: £6696
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: -28618 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made a promising seasonal return when second of four at Wolverhampton (16.5f, Tapeta) in February, but not built on it since with her win in a two-horse race at Carlisle (2m1f, good to firm) in May amounting to little; well beaten on return from another break at Newmarket (2m, good to soft) last month (behind Love Poems) and needs a resurgence.

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

1st

1

(8)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

16:52 Chester

Military Two Step

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

0-6 this year but ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Goodwood (1m6f) most recently; interesting off a workable mark in the retained headgear, with the return to 2m looking ideal; C&D winner in 2021.

2/1

4th

5

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Military Two Step

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2lb lower than when successful at Chelmsford (2m, AW) last November, but recent efforts raise doubts over whether she can take advantage so she needs the first-time blinkers to help turn things around.

9/2

11/10

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1/10-7

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner (8.6f/1m4f) who hasn't been easy to train, with his five career outings well spread out; weak in the market when well held on his return from another long absence at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) last month and something to prove stepping up in trip, but at least he remains unexposed.

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

6th

1

(4)

18th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:39 Wolverhampton (AW)

Longsider

10st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

His six career starts have been well spread out but he's won two of them in an 8.6f novice here and 1m4f handicap at Lingfield; better than ever in defeat at Chelmsford (2m; from the front) a month ago and another bold bid looks likely.

5/2

2nd

1

(4)

17th Nov 2022

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2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Longsider

10st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, increased tempo from over 3f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish

11/10

7th

2

(4)

15th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Longsider

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

prominent, outpaced and ridden under 3f out, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 228508 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two wins (1m6f/2m) and runner-up three times from eight visits here; not at her best lately, but despite finishing only eighth of nine she wasn't beaten far back here (1m5f) nine days ago; still on her last winning mark and her track record makes her of interest.

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

3rd

4

(1)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Trinity Girl

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

in touch with leaders, shaken up 3f out, pushed along and headway on inner from over 2f out, ridden when stayed on inside final furlong

9/2

8th

6

(2)

8th Nov 2022

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1m 5f 66y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Trinity Girl

9st 8lb

J: George Bass

T: Jessica Macey

Won off this mark here (1m6f) in February but was in much better form at the time; went off the boil in her last two handicap starts; stiff task in Listed grade since.

20/1

12th

11

(6)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 1

16:00 Yarmouth

Trinity Girl

9st 6lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Jessica Macey

in rear, ridden under 5f out, struggling 4f out, hung left over 2f out, never on terms

100/1

3/1

Form: 224315 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare whose two wins have come at this venue, the latest when just getting the better of an in-form rival over this trip last month; well held on her belated turf debut at Newmarket (2m, good to soft) last time and this a better race than she normally contests, but very much a player back here.

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

4th

6

(6)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Love Poems

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

in rear, pushed along on outer from over 3f out, ridden when up the centre home straight, some headway over 1f out, kept on

3/1

5th

10

(3)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Love Poems

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Consistent mare who gain a deserved win in a Class 6 at Chelmsford (2m, AW) three weeks ago; however, she's up 4lb in a much better race here and it's also her first start on turf.

20/1

1st

1

(4)

6th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Love Poems

10st 2lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

prominent, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, pushed along when prominent over 3f out, ridden when pressed leader on outer from over 1f out, made sustained challenge inside final furlong, led final strides, all out

6/1

25/1

Form: 266690

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden who has shown precious little lately including in both starts since joining this yard; beaten a long way in one previous attempt at 2m and lots to prove.

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

8th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Gustav Holst

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Usher

Regressive 20-race maiden who has finished down the field in all six runs (1m5f-2m) this year; mark continues to fall but he needs to raise his game back on turf.

14/1

6th

7

(4)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Mark Usher

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

7

(3)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Usher

Runner-up in three of his first seven starts but appears to have lost his way and now 0-18; drops in trip and easy enough to swerve.

11/1

Form: 0451/0 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Nine-time winner (including once over hurdles) with his last success for Mark Johnston coming at Goodwood (2m, good) in September 2018; having his first start since then when tailed off on his debut for this yard at Newmarket (1m4f, good to soft) last month; best watched.

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

6th

6

(4)

10th May 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Soldier In Action

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John E Long

Useful in his younger days but isn't as good now; pulled hard and was said to have hung left when behind three of tonight's rivals over C&D three weeks ago.

25/1

5th

7

(1)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Soldier In Action

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John E Long

took keen hold, prominent

66/1

10th

4

(4)

14th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Soldier In Action

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: John E Long

Very useful in his prime but hasn't shown much since returning from four-year absence in the autumn (five runs); cheekpieces tried today.

33/1

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Exacta £204.00
Straight Forecast £223.30
Trifecta £607.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

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SPOTLIGHT:

Trinity Girl

D Express:

Military Two Step

TOPSPEED:

Love Poems

RP Ratings:

Trinity Girl

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