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17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

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Betsi Handicap

  • Prize money: £6696
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Betsi Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
7 (8)
Tarbaan

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 413935

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Placed over 1m2f on turf in September, after a break, and didn't enjoy the run of the race before keeping on well for fifth at Kempton (1m; refitted cheekpieces) in October; back up in trip with blinkers tried today; each-way claims at least.

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

7th

7

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Lingfield

Tarbaan

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amy Murphy

Recorded a clearcut win off just 2lb lower at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to soft) last September; respectable fourth back on turf at Windsor (1m2f, good) on latest outing, so enters each-way calculations.

12/1

4th

2

(2)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Tarbaan

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

midfield, some headway when hampered over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

11th

7

(3)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Tarbaan

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Campaigned mostly over 1m2f last term, winning on turf in September; seemed unsuited by the return to 1m at Kempton on reappearance; could go well with that outing under his belt and back up in trip.

16/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 222 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well-bred colt who has finished second on all three starts, including in C&D novice race two runs ago and when 7l clear of third at Lingfield (1m2f) last time; ought to have more to offer in handicaps and commands respect.

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5th

9

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Idee Fixee

9st 2lb

J: Robert Tart

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Runner-up in each of his first five starts, including twice over C&D, and sixth of 14 upped in trip and fitted with this headgear combination at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) in April; has looked an awkward ride so probably best watched on return from 76 days off.

10/1

6th

9

(13)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Idee Fixee

9st 9lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Runner-up in all five starts, the last four over 1m2f on Polytrack; the longer trip shouldn't be an issue on breeding and he remains unexposed but he hasn't always looked the easiest; needs the addition of cheekpieces to make a difference and has a wide draw to overcome.

10/1

2nd

5

(3)

8th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Idee Fixee

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced in second, going easily 3f out

10/11

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 121902

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Dual 7f novice winner who bounced back from a disappointing turf run when close second at Wolverhampton (9.4) 12 days ago; nudged up 2lb for that but remains unexposed over this sort of trip and has the services of William Buick today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Diamond Ranger

10st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Boughey

Both wins in 7f novices, on turf and AW, but only just lost out after sustained duel with the winner over 1m3f at Southwell on final 3yo start; ran as though the run was needed on belated return at Chelmsford in August (first-time cheekpieces, retained); may yet do better.

25/1

8th

2

(9)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Diamond Ranger

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Unexposed 4yo who is 2lb higher than when beaten a head at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta first-time cheekpieces) in December; has run well over C&D, but this looks a competitive race in which to return from eight months off; watch market.

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Diamond Ranger

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

raced freely, midfield, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance when carried left inside final furlong, kept on, just held

7/2

Form: 075113 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Came good for current stable with two wins this autumn (1m1f, turf/1m2f, AW) and posted another good effort when third (just behind Diamond Ranger) at Wolverhampton (9.4f) 12 days ago; likely to go well from the front again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(7)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

16:36 Redcar

The Menstone Gem

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Back-to-back wins from the front at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last autumn and close third on his return on the AW this February; had excuses on his last two outings and the different headgear he tried last time is repeated; considered.

12/1

8th

1

(15)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

The Menstone Gem

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Back-to-back wins at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last autumn and was close up on his return on the AW over 9.4f; 1m too sharp a test last time and could go well if taking to blinkers (replace cheekpieces).

10/1

9th

11

(2)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

The Menstone Gem

9st 5lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Craig Lidster

Gained back-to-back wins at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) last autumn and was beaten less than a length into third of ten in an amateur riders' event at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last time; races off the same mark, but this may be an insufficient test for him now.

16/1

Form: 305605 CD

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Last of five on turf when returning from two-month break in September and off for another three months since; has a C&D win on his CV and is on a good mark now but needs to prove his wellbeing.

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3rd

1

(6)

3rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Youre Hired

10st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Amanda Perrett

prominent, shaken up to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, held when bit short of room final 110yds

14/1

5th

1

(5)

1st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Youre Hired

10st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Amanda Perrett

Last of five on turf when returning from two-month break in September and off for another three months since; has a C&D win on his CV and is on a good mark now but needs to prove his wellbeing.

14/1

Form: 544104

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account with 1m novice win at Chepstow this summer, his 16th start, and kept on for respectable fourth when back on Polytrack here (1m) last month; today's trip also suits but others appeal more.

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9th

9

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Painless Potter

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Picked up for 14,000gns after winning a Worcester hurdle (2m4f) for Shaun Lycett in the autumn; poor in two runs for this yard since and would want to see good support before considering him.

20/1

10th

2

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Painless Potter

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

One win each on Flat (2022 turf novice) and over hurdles (made all this September); left Shaun Lycett for 14,000gns before pulled up in a hurdle race seven weeks ago; some AW minor honours make this look a good mark.

12/1

0

14

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Painless Potter

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Formerly a fairly useful Flat-racer and came good over hurdles at ninth attempt, making all in C&D handicap for Shaun Lycett this month; recently changed hands for 14,000gns; interesting to see what new stable can do with him.

12/1

Form: 686524 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual turf winner in spring (1m2f, maiden/1m4f novice) but generally disappointing since switched to handicaps; seemed to have turned things around when second at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) in September but his AW run in October was underwhelming and others here have more persuasive profiles.

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

8th

7

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Knightswood

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Two 1m4f wins at Ripon last June (good to firm/good) and best form when close second over that same C&D last Saturday (soft); the latter was after 311 days off and puts him on the shortlist off the same mark today.

4/1

2nd

6

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Knightswood

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

4/1

Form: 750004

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Returned from break with two down-the-field turf runs this autumn but showed a bit more when fourth in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Kempton (1m) a fortnight ago; another 2lb lower here and probably worth another crack at 1m2f; could have a say.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Seasett

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear

6/1

3rd

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Seasett

10st 11lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear

9/2

4th

10

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Seasett

11st 1lb

J: Mr James King

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Travelled well and won with a bit more in hand at Carlisle (2m3f, soft) than a neck margin may suggest; must have a chance off just 4lb higher.

6/1

Form: 933531 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ended fairly long losing run when keeping on well to win C&D Class 5 event in October; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive but he's against stronger opposition this time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Very well treated on his C&D win last March but he's 0-13 since and has form figures of 0090747 since November; drops back in trip after a respectable effort at 1m6f last time but others are more convincing; cheekpieces reapplied.

6/1

7th

1

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Dual winner over shorter trips around here and won five times at around 1m4f on the AW early last year; 10lb lower than for the most recent, but hasn't been in the same form since and attempts this far for the first time on his 36th Flat start; enough to prove.

14/1

4th

1

(7)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Five wins at around this trip on the AW early last year, but modest since returning in November despite a falling mark; cheekpieces (used once in the summer of 2022) make a return, but still best watched for now.

33/1

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Exacta £314.00
Straight Forecast £239.50
Tricast £1037.60
Trifecta £1609.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Diamond Ranger

SPOTLIGHT:

Idee Fixee

TOPSPEED:

Buxted Too

Daily Mirror:

The Menstone Gem

D Express:

Painless Potter

POSTDATA:

Idee Fixee

Daily Record:

Idee Fixee

The Times:

Diamond Ranger

Telegraph:

Diamond Ranger

Daily Mail:

Diamond Ranger

The Sun:

Diamond Ranger

The Guardian:

Buxted Too

The Star:

Buxted Too