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16:30 Chester

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Edinburgh Gin Classic Handicap

  • Prize money: £6115.2
  • 0m 6f 17y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Edinburgh Gin Classic Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.60
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 2-3078

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in France; placed in big field at Doncaster on British debut but has failed to match that effort in three runs since; that said, looks well treated if able to turn things around.

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

4th

2

(18)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Faro De San Juan

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dylan Cunha

raced near side, led group

28/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.80

Form: 263124 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Generally consistent on AW this year, scoring twice; form dipped at Windsor on the return to turf; all wins in lower grades and can be opposed at this level from an unfavourable draw.

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3rd

6

(2)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 4

15:00 Brighton

Bezzas Lad

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tony Carroll

Dual 5f AW winner this year; ought to have handled the soft ground better when down the field at Chester last month but was creditable second from awkward draw there (6f, good) two starts ago; no surprise if he makes a bold bid from the front here.

12/1

7th

8

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

20:05 Chester

Bezzas Lad

8st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tony Carroll

Two front-running wins at Lingfield (6f and 5f; AW) this year; good second over 6f here four weeks ago (drawn wide); better berthed today and still feasibly treated; may have stablemate Recon Mission to worry about for the early lead.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 580522 C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Back in better form with a couple of second-place finishes over 6f this month, latest at Haydock (good to firm) where she went down by just half a length in first-time blinkers (replaced usual visor); 2lb below last winning mark and has clear possibilities in the retained blinds.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(3)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Cuban Breeze

8st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

led, headed 1f out

10/1

11/4

Form: 400-85 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Shaped better than bare result over 7f at Haydock three weeks ago, leaving the impression this return to 6f will suit; 3-4 over this C&D, including a success of 4lb higher on good ground last July (has won on soft); very interesting from a favourable draw back in this scenario.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Roman Dragon

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield on inner, headway 1f out, soon switched right, went fourth towards finish

7/2

8th

3

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Roman Dragon

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

He has done the bulk of his racing at Chester and is clearly well suited to the track, winning five of his 15 starts there, all over this trip; he can be given a pass for a lesser run over 5f on heavy ground six weeks ago but neither of his AW runs have been that promising and he's probably too high in the weights away from his favourite haunt.

14/1

Form: 51-153 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

2-4 on AW compared to just 1-12 on turf; however, ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces at Windsor (6f; finished third) last month and holds an each-way shout off same mark in the retained headgear.

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8th

1

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton (AW)

Hello Zabeel

10st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Blake

Won twice on AW for Charlie Fellowes, the second of them off this mark in February; low-key stable debut at Chepstow six weeks ago but dropping back to 6f should suit and he still has untapped potential on AW.

12/1

6th

2

(5)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:10 Chepstow

Hello Zabeel

9st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Blake

Did most racing for his two previous yards over 6f but gets away with this trip; sold for 20,000gns since last run; has gone well fresh more than once, has gone well at undulating Leicester a few times and has Billy Loughnane up, so needs considering.

5/1

Form: 3-8014 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Back in better form the last twice, getting up in the final strides at Carlisle then 2l fourth at Hamilton, both over 5f on fast ground; effective at 6f in the past; enters calculations from good draw, despite career-high mark.

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OUR TIP

Form: 7-4812 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

All wins over 5f, the most recent at Pontefract two starts ago; close second at Doncaster (good to firm) returned to 6f last time and has a fighting chance with this sharper test looking ideal.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Redcar

Ventura Express

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Easy winner of a small-field event at Pontefract in May; several good runs since and this drop back in grade is in his favour; one to be interested in for a stable that won this race in 2018 and 2021.

8/1

Form: 5-6203 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Campaigned on AW this year, creditable third over 7f at Newcastle when last seen; gained last three wins over 6f on sharp tracks and fast ground; seems to have suitable circumstances but badly underperformed in this contest 12 months ago.

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10th

7

(6)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Toussarok

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

16/1

9th

8

(4)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Sandown

Toussarok

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

7lb lower than when winning at Epsom (6f, good to firm) in July 2022 but weakened to finish a remote fourth (not helped by being hampered by a loose horse but it's only a partial excuse) in that same contest four weeks ago; not an obvious one after that but a career-low mark and the presence of William Buick in the saddle mean he can't be dismissed.

7/1

4th

3

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

19:00 Epsom

Toussarok

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

5lb lower than when winning the corresponding race 12 months ago (good to firm); some fair efforts on AW earlier in the year and perhaps in need of the outing when behind Faro De San Juan at Chester last month; his last three turf wins have come here, at Brighton and Goodwood so undulating tracks clearly no barrier to success; interesting.

7/2

10/1

Form: -73001 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Defied a 3lb higher mark in this race last year (from stall 4) and returned to form with a success at Wetherby (5.5f; got up on line) last month; 1-1 at Chester and well handicapped in this repeat bid but has the worst of the draw this time round.

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6th

3

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Ballyare

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Well below best during the AW season but made a quite encouraging return to turf when keeping-on fourth at Doncaster (5f, heavy) last month and is now 9lb lower than when scoring over C&D last season.

7/1

Form: 2-1117 D BF

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Absent since a disappointing effort at Wolverhampton three months ago when bidding for a 7f AW four-timer; sprint winner on turf but best form in this sphere is on slow ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(7)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

prominent

12/1

4th

7

(11)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, raced wide early, in touch with leaders

10/1

5th

6

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Loughnane

held up in rear

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £5395.00
Straight Forecast £6546.30
Tricast £43455.10
Trifecta £43951.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Roman Dragon

The Guardian:

Ventura Express

POSTDATA:

Ramon Di Loria

RP RATINGS:

Toussarok

NEWMARKET:

Hello Zabeel

Telegraph:

Cuban Breeze

Daily Mail:

Ballyare

THE NORTH:

Roman Dragon

The Times:

Roman Dragon

D Express:

Roman Dragon

The Star:

Roman Dragon

The Sun:

Ramon Di Loria

TOPSPEED:

Toussarok

Daily Mirror:

Ventura Express

Daily Record:

Ventura Express