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14:32 Chester

Good

Ultimate Provence Handicap

  • Prize money: £6115.2
  • 1m 4f 63y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Ultimate Provence Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 73-52

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Didn't appear to handle soft ground on his 1m2f course reappearance and immediately back on the up when second on 1m4f Newbury handicap debut (good) 16 days ago; good chance there's more to come after only four starts and looks sure to have big say in this.

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7th

12

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Scintillante

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Fairly useful handicapper on Flat for Andrew Balding, winning twice over 1m4f (including last appearance); joined new connections for 30,000gns; possibilities provided his ability is transferred to hurdles.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /1-084 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won at York (1m4f; stable debut) last June on sole start in 2022; raced three times this term, showing clear signs of a revival when fourth to the reopposing The Nu Form Way over C&D (good) last time; possibilities if building on that effort.

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12th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Zealandia

8st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Ran creditably in defeat in two of his four appearances at this track and although 2m2f seemed too much of a slog here in September, that was on soft ground; good runs at 1m6f either side of that and he kept on well for a narrow 2m win on Newcastle AW on New Year's Day; disappointing on latest start (February) but not out of it on his best AW form.

25/1

9th

6

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Zealandia

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Third win since joining Ian Williams when edging out stablemate Enemy (pair clear) in 2m Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; Enemy gave the form a boost when taking a good conditions race at Southwell last week but this 7yo has yet to win back to back.

6/1

1st

9

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zealandia

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

raced in second

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 36-501 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Took his strike-rate on AW to 3-7 when seeing off 11 rivals at Southwell (1m4f) 18 days ago but he's nothing like as prolific on turf (1-18); third in this 12 months ago and might find one or two too strong again.

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6/1

Form: 30-732 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Last win was here in September 2020 but this 11yo has shown he can make an impact from his reduced mark on his last two outings, finishing second over C&D (good) latterly.

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9

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

awkward start, in rear, looked to go wrong and pulled up 7f out

6/1

2nd

6

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Ian Williams

midfield

14/1

4th

5

(4)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Restorer

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Long in the tooth now and nothing like the force of old but kept on for third over C&D eight days ago and is another 2lb lower now; each-way claims at least.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -51319 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Successful at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) in April and back to winning ways over C&D (good; Zealandia behind in fourth) in May; badly hampered in the early stages back at Beverley last time, so it's easy enough to put a line through that run; respected

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5th

2

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:32 Chester

The Nu Form Way

10st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Stella Barclay

Successful at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) in April and back to winning ways over C&D (good; Zealandia behind in fourth) in May; badly hampered in the early stages back at Beverley last time, so it's easy enough to put a line through that run; respected

5/1

9th

5

(11)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 23y

Class 4

18:45 Beverley

The Nu Form Way

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

prominent, badly hampered and dropped to rear after 3f

7/1

1st

8

(9)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:45 Chester

The Nu Form Way

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear

5/1

Form: 36-632

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

1m2f novice winner on fast ground and appreciated the return to quicker conditions when running creditably in defeat in 1m2f handicaps at Leicester and Lingfield in recent months; tackles 1m4f for just a second time; should be thereabouts.

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1st

1

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Croachill

10st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

May have found the trip stretching her when sixth of eight at Chester (1m4f, good) last month; ran well over C&D on her debut, but she doesn't always look the easiest and others look more solid; no headgear today.

8/1

6th

3

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:32 Chester

Croachill

10st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: Roger Varian

1m2f novice winner on fast ground and appreciated the return to quicker conditions when running creditably in defeat in 1m2f handicaps at Leicester and Lingfield in recent months; tackles 1m4f for just a second time; should be thereabouts.

5/1

2nd

2

(3)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Lingfield

Croachill

9st 7lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

swerved left start, led

4/1

Form: 3-1205

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Narrowly off the mark on his return in a Wolverhampton handicap (9.5f, AW) in April but he hasn't built on that in three turf starts since (beaten 7l when second on first occasion); blinkers off, first-time cheekpieces on.

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2nd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:27 Fakenham

Blue Universe

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Michael Attwater

Flat winner; consistent in three attempts over hurdles, fourth in Sandown handicap latest; leading form contender dropped in grade.

4/1

4th

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Blue Universe

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Attwater

Ordinary Flat winner; just under 3l behind Kartoon And Co when highly tried in Huntingdon's Chatteris Fen on hurdling debut and another good run behind respected opposition here since (both on good to soft); bit to find and questionable whether today's testing conditions will see him to the same effect.

33/1

Form: 369-5

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has yet to build on his promising debut third at Newmarket last summer, taking a good hold in first-time blinkers and weakening to finish a well-held fifth in 1m4f Catterick maiden on his reappearance 37 days ago; visor the headgear of choice this time; still fairly early days but he needs to get his career back on track now handicapping.

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9th

5

(9)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

16:25 Nottingham

Paisano

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, lost ground quickly over 2f out, dropped to rear over 1f out, soon lost touch

20/1

8th

7

(8)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:32 Chester

Paisano

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ralph Beckett

Has yet to build on his promising debut third at Newmarket last summer, taking a good hold in first-time blinkers and weakening to finish a well-held fifth in 1m4f Catterick maiden on his reappearance 37 days ago; visor the headgear of choice this time; still fairly early days but he needs to get his career back on track now handicapping.

8/1

5th

5

(2)

25th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

15:10 Catterick

Paisano

8st 13lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £152.00
Straight Forecast £128.10
Tricast £606.00
Trifecta £555.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Croachill

SPOTLIGHT:

Scintillante

RP RATINGS:

Restorer

Daily Mail:

The Nu Form Way

Daily Mirror:

Croachill

The Sun:

Croachill

The Star:

Croachill

The Times:

Scintillante

Telegraph:

Scintillante

Daily Record:

Scintillante

POSTDATA:

Restorer

The Guardian:

Restorer

D Express:

Restorer