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17:40 Chelmsford (AW)

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Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society Handicap

  • Prize money: £13500
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

1st
7 (6)

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 321853 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Usually races prominently; 5f wins at Wolverhampton and Thirsk this season; now only 1lb higher than for the latter win but he might not find it easy trying to dominate in this field.

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11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0-1344 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Both wins at Wolverhampton, latterly a 5f handicap in February off 3lb lower; strong handicap form when third at Southwell in March (not clear run) and York in May (did best of those drawn high); reportedly unsuited by the ground when disappointing at Yarmouth last month; still has a bigger effort in him and he's of major interest back on AW.

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10th

3

(12)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Kempton (AW)

The Thames Boatman

9st 7lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

In line with so many from his yard he's done well this winter, overcoming a bad draw at Lingfield (5f) and producing a strong finish to land a 6f handicap back at Lingfield last month; ran well in one C&D run as a 2yo; up in the weights but has always threatened to be useful.

4/1

1st

2

(7)

7th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

The Thames Boatman

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Looks smart on his day and although he can be the architect of his own downfall, he didn't do too much wrong at Wolverhampton 13 days ago, simply unable to peg back a winner who got first run; has won over 6f but his last 13 starts have been at 5f; too much talent to ignore at this level and he's 1-1 at Lingfield.

7/2

3rd

3

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

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0m 5f 21y

Class 4

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Thames Boatman

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Talented but can make life tricky for himself; showed his true colours when overcoming a wide stall at Lingfield in November and a 4lb rise wouldn't look beyond him; should get a strong pace to aim at and he's still not fully exposed on AW.

2/1

11/2

Form: 3-9167 C

Last run: 114 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Consistency not a strength in the last year but he showed a fire still burned when winning at Southwell in January; only 1lb higher today but he has struggled at Newcastle twice since and now returns from 114 days off.

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7th

7

(7)

21st Dec 2023

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0m 4f 214y

Class 2

16:10 Southwell (AW)

May Sonic

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

14/1

8th

6

(5)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

May Sonic

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

always behind

16/1

11th

3

(3)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

May Sonic

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Charles Hills

midfield

12/1

Form: 613-88 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Two wins from ten starts, both victories coming at this track; down the field twice at Windsor this season but can do better back at this venue.

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6th

3

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Bear Profit

10st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Stuart Williams

slowly into stride

4/1

11th

9

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Profit

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Stuart Williams

He hasn't found his best this year; down in the weights and ran okay at Chelmsford last week without suggesting he was ready to strike in a competitive event.

10/1

7th

11

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Bear Profit

8st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

prominent

12/1

Form: 723461 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

5f on Polytrack ideal; most of his victories have come from the front but he was content to stalk the pace when scoring easily (form franked) over C&D 17 days ago; up 5lb in a better race and that may find him out.

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1

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

12:30 Chelmsford (AW)

The Defiant

10st 0lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Luke Dace

Last two wins have come over C&D and he ran a blinder when beaten a neck in a 0-85 at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) nine days ago; 3lb rise not the end of the world, but the outside stall is a big issue.

5/1

2nd

8

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

The Defiant

8st 5lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Luke Dace

disputed lead, led clearly after 2f, went clear 2f out, reduced lead final 110yds, headed final strides

12/1

6th

4

(3)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

The Defiant

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Luke Dace

Some of this winter's form has worked out well and he made no mistake when well backed at Chelmsford 19 days ago; has a 5lb higher mark to contend with but Oisin Murphy is a positive booking.

4/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 718-00 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Straightforward opening when winning his only AW run last summer (2-11f); looked very good when winning a Haydock nursery in September and he's only 2lb higher today; well short of that level twice this year but those runs have been in better races than this; a danger to all if back to the Haydock level.

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11th

5

(7)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Goodwood

Rogue Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Clover

swerved left start, pressed leaders

12/1

6th

2

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Rogue Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Tom Clover

Straightforward opening when winning his only AW run last summer (2-11f); looked very good when winning a Haydock nursery in September and he's only 2lb higher today; well short of that level twice this year but those runs have been in better races than this; a danger to all if back to the Haydock level.

10/1

23th

9

(22)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Rogue Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Tom Clover

Won two of his first three 2yo starts and ran well for third in the Super Sprint last July; really impressive in a Haydock nursery last September (5f, good to soft) but had his limitations exposed in the Cornwallis Stakes on final run in 2022; low-key return at York last month; needs to return to the Haydock level to be competitive.

33/1

Form: 562166 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Four wins since Christmas, one of them over C&D, and she has had excuses on her last two starts (bled when a close sixth in the Dash and lost a shoe last time); one to consider.

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8th

8

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Angle Land

9st 6lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Robert Cowell

Decent record in the spring and 6lb lower than when prominent in the market for this race last year but her wins have come after a recent outing; stable also responsible for Dubai Station.

9/1

3rd

1

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Angle Land

9st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Robert Cowell

C&D winner back in January and 5lb lower than for his last success at Goodwood (5f, good) in May; patchy form since, but the return to Class 5 company is a positive; each-way claims.

13/2

4th

6

(1)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

15:08 Lingfield (AW)

Angle Land

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Robert Cowell

C&D winner who has dropped 4lb lower than when winning at Goodwood (5f, good) in May, but her form has been patchy since and a couple of the others make greater appeal.

4/1

Form: 14-407 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Did well dropped to 5f over the winter, completing a Tapeta hat-trick in November/December; only 1lb higher than for the third leg after a couple of quiet runs over 6f; revival possible returned to this trip.

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11th

8

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Kempton (AW)

Twilight Madness

9st 3lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Five good runs from six since returning to AW in November; beaten at odds-on in a four-runner handicap in February (winner won her next start); one to consider.

9/1

2nd

2

(4)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Twilight Madness

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Simon Hodgson

led, briefly headed over 3f out, ridden final furlong, soon faced challenge, headed towards finish

6/4

4th

5

(6)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Twilight Madness

9st 5lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

6-21 on AW, the most recent success over C&D in December; close second at Chelmsford (5f) on Thursday, showing he remains in good form; strong chance off same mark.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £142.00
Straight Forecast £144.30
Tricast £638.10
Trifecta £664.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Thames Boatman

Telegraph:

The Defiant

The Times:

Democracy Dilemma

NEWMARKET:

Rogue Spirit

LAMBOURN:

May Sonic

D Express:

Democracy Dilemma

RP RATINGS:

The Thames Boatman

TOPSPEED:

The Thames Boatman

POSTDATA:

The Thames Boatman

Daily Mirror:

The Defiant

The Star:

The Defiant

Daily Record:

The Defiant