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13:30 Chepstow

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 0f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 9593-6 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Resumed on a fair mark and shaped pretty well on his comeback, when slowly away in a race not really run to suit (now 3lb better off with Eye Of The Water); one of the more interesting runners, for a yard among the winners.

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7th

5

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Marsh Benham

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: George Baker

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning at Windsor (1m, heavy) in October, and ended last season with another good run on heavy ground; resumes on a fairly tough mark, though, and may not be seen to quite the same effect on the quicker surface here.

7/1

3rd

1

(17)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newmarket

Marsh Benham

10st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: George Baker

As good as ever when keeping on well to beat 13 rivals at Windsor (1m, heavy) 11 days ago; only due to go up 3lb for that but, with conditions in his favour again, can make his presence felt under 5lb penalty here.

7/1

2nd
10 (1)
Bantry

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 00556-

Last run: 228 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in Ireland, mainly over shorter, before picked up for 13,000gns in the autumn; on his return from seven months off, market support preferable before he's considered.

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1st

12

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Bantry

8st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

0-16 but returned after a wind op with an encouraging fifth of nine in 7f Kempton handicap (first-time hood replaced other aids) last month; not ruled out if he can build on that.

10/1

5th

7

(9)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Bantry

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

Ex-Irish 5yo; made a pleasing start for this yard when second of 11 at Chepstow (1m) last spring but unable to match it in four runs since; back from a break (underwent wind surgery during his absence) with a hood tried; dangerous mark and one to consider.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -18531 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Back to form since returned to turf over this trip, scoring by a short head at Bath two weeks ago, and has run well here a few times without winning; there can't be any complaints about a 3lb rise.

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2nd

6

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Eye Of The Water

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

Won twice over C&D last year, including this race off a 3lb higher mark (in spite of a rival trying to bite him close home); dropped right away in a C&D handicap nine days ago but he's the type to come good sooner rather than later.

12/1

Form: 4/090-

Last run: 219 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Dual heavy-ground winner as 2yo for Denis Coakley; struggled since and was barely seen for this yard (which had one charge win easily on comeback early in the month) last season; worth a look in the market at this lower level.

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0

9

(5)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Caribou

8st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Robert Stephens

led

14/1

4th

2

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

13:30 Chepstow

Caribou

9st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Stephens

Dual heavy-ground winner as 2yo for Denis Coakley; struggled since and was barely seen for this yard (which had one charge win easily on comeback early in the month) last season; worth a look in the market at this lower level.

8/1

5th
5 (12)
Alyara

6/1

Form: 28853- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Win last summer came off 6lb lower but this mark should be within range if she's ready to go back from seven months off for a yard in decent nick; one to consider.

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12th

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

Alyara

10st 8lb

J: Mr J J Murphy-Knight

T: John & Rhys Flint

Has run well in soft ground and continues to edge down the weights, but her record of 2-31 and 169-day absence suggest that others are more likely.

12/1

8th

5

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alyara

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: John Flint

Latest fifth here can be upgraded as she raced wide and was held up in a race where it paid to be prominent; went into that in decent form.

7/1

Form: 86972-

Last run: 232 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Regressive gelding whose best efforts, including for Charlie Fellowes, came under aggressive rides after a recent outing; should be up to winning off this sort of mark though.

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4th

2

(5)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

San Francisco Bay

9st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Two wins last summer, on Tapeta at Wolverhampton and here on turf (6f, good to firm; cheekpieces first time); headgear left off when down the field at Leicester in September and again on this first run since; others look safer.

10/1

7th

4

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Leicester

San Francisco Bay

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

in rear, lost touch from 2f out

100/30

Form: -37209 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Has three Polytrack wins to his name but is 0-18 on turf, having twice finished well behind Eye Of The Water at Bath this spring.

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8th

1

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Three wins since August, the latest over 1m at Kempton last week; effective over this longer trip and still has some handicapping scope.

6/1

1st

8

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led early, soon headed and prominent

10/1

7th

6

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Record of 4-28 on AW includes one win here; ran creditably in last two appearances, beaten only about 2l both times; back on last winning mark and holds a fighting chance.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 625000

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Kempton win early in the year came in headgear and perhaps first-time blinkers will help, but he's lost his way lately, including in two runs for his current yard.

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3rd

6

(5)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

15:25 Bath

Sisters In The Sky

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Grace Harris

Expensive to follow on the AW during the winter and has gone quiet since his win off 3lb lower in March; having a first crack at 5f since his 2yo days and others hold stronger claims.

7/1

7th

3

(10)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sisters In The Sky

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Grace Harris

Expensive to follow during the winter and, having ended a long losing run over C&D last month, reverted to type when a beaten-favourite behind Arlecchino's Gift and Coast latest; it's not hard to see him going well again, however.

6/1

Form: 5320-9 CD

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner for Rod Millman down the years, his last five wins coming here; there's not much room for manoeuvre off this mark back from a short break but his new yard has hit some form in recent times and a good showing wouldn't surprise.

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0

2

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Salisbury

Sir Plato

10st 11lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

unseated soon after start

33/1

11th

9

(8)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Sandown

Sir Plato

10st 0lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Prolific winner for Rod Millman but he has been out of sorts in three runs for current connections, including well behind reopposing rivals the last twice; mark tumbling but with good reason.

66/1

5th

4

(5)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Chepstow

Sir Plato

10st 5lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear, headway over 8f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out

33/1

Form: 33-536

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Had plenty of chances on AW over the winter, initially for James Tate and mainly in the hood, which is back on today; needs to improve for the switch to turf (useful half-sister Teodolina went well on slow ground).

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12th

2

(11)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Bath

Into The Spotlight

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Mark Gillard

Maiden whose form has deteriorated for new yard this year; combination of tongue-tie (replacing usual hood) and drop to 0-50 classified level needs to prompt a turnaround.

14/1

8th

3

(9)

3rd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

19:45 Windsor

Into The Spotlight

9st 11lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Mark Gillard

Showed ability for James Tate over the winter and again on her stable debut in February (1m, AW); poor form in both turf starts though and she was well beaten back on AW two weeks ago too (1m2f); risky.

50/1

12th

2

(14)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Into The Spotlight

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Gillard

Nine-race maiden who returned from a break with two poor turf runs this spring (1m/6f); ought to be suited by the return to this C&D but still looks risky.

16/1

33/1

Form: 9562-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Did her racing for Karl Burke (picked up for £8,000 out of a seller) over shorter; finished lame on her comeback; drying weather would help but she'd be hard to recommend even then.

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11th

11

(4)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

13:30 Chepstow

Emerald Lady

9st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Nikki Evans

Did her racing for Karl Burke (picked up for £8,000 out of a seller) over shorter; finished lame on her comeback; drying weather would help but she'd be hard to recommend even then.

33/1

13th

8

(11)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:25 Bath

Emerald Lady

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Nikki Evans

Did her racing for Karl Burke, from whom she was picked up out of a seller (beaten-favourite) for £8,000 last autumn, over shorter; stamina would be a worry on the forecast ground on comeback (well beaten the only time she's run on going slower than good).

12/1

2nd

5

(5)

11th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Emerald Lady

8st 13lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

midfield, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied 1f out, kept on well final 110yds (vet said filly lost her right fore shoe)

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £412.00
Straight Forecast £301.60
Tricast £918.50
Trifecta £1466.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Eye Of The Water

SPOTLIGHT:

Marsh Benham

WEST COUNTRY:

Bantry

The Times:

Into The Spotlight

D Express:

Alyara

The Star:

Sir Plato

The Guardian:

Bantry

POSTDATA:

Marsh Benham

Telegraph:

Marsh Benham

Daily Mail:

Eye Of The Water

Daily Mirror:

Eye Of The Water

The Sun:

Eye Of The Water

Daily Record:

Eye Of The Water