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15:55 Chester

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Manor Car Hire Handicap

  • Prize money: £6115.2
  • 1m 7f 196y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Manor Car Hire Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3/2-43

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

His three wins have all come over hurdles and the latest was in 2020; seen only three times for new trainer in the last two and a half years but was short-headed on first occasion and a close third of eight over C&D latest, so he enters serious calculations.

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

2nd

5

1st Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:43 Salisbury

Capone

9st 11lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Consistent gelding who beat all bar a Beckett improver over 2m at Nottingham the last time; perhaps best on good ground but handles some cut underfoot; respected.

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 521-65

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Didn't need to improve to open his account in three-runner AW novice in December (1m4f); ran respectably in his two handicaps since, without making a serious impact but he is edging down the weights; probably stays 1m6f and this is his first run beyond that.

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

3rd

2

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Percy Jones

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Mark Loughnane

Ran his best race for some time when landing a 1m6f handicap at Wolverhampton last August; less good twice afterwards and he comes here after six months off.

10/1

Form: 62611- D

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Out of sorts back over hurdles in the 2022-23 campaign, last seen in March; however, she was on a roll at the end of her 2022 Flat season with 2m wins under Callum Hutchinson at Ascot (good) and Newmarket (good to soft); those wins were the only starts in the last 11 months that she's not had a tongue-tie, which is on today, but she's not dismissed back on the Flat.

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

11th

4

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Malakahna

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Came good on Flat last autumn with 2m wins at Ascot (good) and Newmarket (good to soft); more to prove on soft, as her latest start (heavy defeat at Ascot) confirms but she was in good form going into that; usual cheekpieces are replaced by a visor.

10/1

6th

7

(9)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Malakahna

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

Came good on Flat last autumn with 2m wins here (good) and at Newmarket (good to soft; more to prove on soft); seconds this month at Chester and York confirm she's a big player if the ground is okay.

6/1

2nd

3

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Malakahna

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ian Williams

slightly awkward start, towards rear on outer, pushed along briefly halfway

6/1

Form: 5-0451

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won two small-field events at Ayr last spring and surged back to form when winning a six-runner race there (1m7f) 12 days ago in first-time blinkers; back up 5lb but he's one of the few in this field with a positive recent performance.

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

4th

3

(5)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Grand Canal

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

midfield, cajoled along 6f out

2/1

1st

1

(5)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Ayr

Grand Canal

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Won two small-field events here last spring, the latter over C&D, and will be fine on today's ground but hasn't shown a great deal on his three starts this year; needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers.

8/1

5th

4

(4)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 4

19:55 Carlisle

Grand Canal

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second, nudged along but pressed leader over 3f out, soon pushed along and lost position, ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong, eased final 110yds

13/2

Form: 00-776 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Formerly with Ian Williams, for whom he was 2-27 here; last season's wins were a quick double at Hamilton (1m3f/1m4f) in May; with new connections this year and well held here on reappearance before heavy defeats here and at Haydock; has sparked in only one of his seven starts at 13.3f-2m and they were all at this track, so there are clear risks.

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

8th

5

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

Heart Of Soul

10st 12lb

T: Patrick Morris

towards rear of midfield

20/1

6th

8

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:35 Chester

Heart Of Soul

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Patrick Morris

Six wins for Ian Williams including three over C&D, but lost his way including after moving to this yard; latest fifth of nine at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) was a bit better, but not enough to make him of interest.

33/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heart Of Soul

9st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Patrick Morris

Won at Hamilton (1m3f, good) and Kempton (1m4f, AW) for Ian Williams last May but he's lost his way since his last success and has been beaten 9l or more in five runs for current yard; mark is tumbling but he has a lot to prove.

16/1

10/1

Form: 500705 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has won here (1m6f, good to soft) off 15lb higher but that was in July 2021 and it's his only handicap win from 15 attempts; back here on last two outings and finished a bit closer on latest but that fifth of eight over C&D (just over 6l behind Capone) is still not a strong recommendation; first-time cheekpieces, having already tried blinkers and visor.

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

1st

10

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Oman

8st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Tony Carroll

Course win in July 2021 (1m6f, good to soft) remains his last success; out of sorts in 2023 but a consequence of that is he's starting out for a new yard off a lowly mark; needs a market check.

12/1

25/1

Form: 34-68

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Trained first two starts by Tom Clover, showing some ability; however, tailed off since at about 1m4f in a novice at Wolverhampton (AW) and handicap at Haydock (good to firm); the latter was in first-time blinkers, which are kept today, and he now moves up markedly in trip.

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

9th

1

(3)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lumberjack

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

slowly away, in touch with leaders soon after start

25/1

7th

7

(1)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Lumberjack

8st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, towards rear

25/1

8th

7

(7)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

18:10 Haydock

Lumberjack

10st 8lb

J: Mr Paul Kavanagh

T: David Loughnane

Ex-Tom Clover; unexposed; pulled hard when tailed off on first run at this trip in a Wolverhampton novice last time; makes handicap debut; addition of blinkers not sure to suit.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £193.40
Trifecta £521.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Capone

TOPSPEED:

Percy Jones

SPOTLIGHT:

Grand Canal

The Times:

Percy Jones

Telegraph:

Percy Jones

The Star:

Grand Canal

Daily Record:

Grand Canal

POSTDATA:

Capone

LAMBOURN:

Capone

The Guardian:

Capone

Daily Mail:

Capone

D Express:

Capone

Daily Mirror:

Capone

The Sun:

Capone