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20:05 Chester

Good To Soft

Excell Supply Handicap

  • Prize money: £6115.2
  • 0m 5f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Excell Supply Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

Form: 757421

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Overcame trouble in running to end a lengthy losing run in a 5f Class 3 at Hamilton two weeks ago (good to soft; runner-up won next time); 4lb rise still leaves him with plenty of handicapping scope and he's run well at this track in the past; further rain would suit; strong claims.

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Form: 0-8541 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

All four of his wins have come at this track, all over 6f, and he had matters sewn up some way out here 13 days ago (good); 5lb rise manageable and has won on soft; should be involved with rider taking off a useful 3lb.

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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: 0-2533

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Two wins on slower than good when trained in Ireland; 0-7 for the Barrons but he has been running well in defeat this year; drawn wider than ideal but this intermediate trip could be ideal.

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OUR TIP

Form: 358321

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Been in good form since December, winning for the fourth time in 2023 when making all to see off 12 rivals at Pontefract 19 days ago (6f, good to firm); rarely seen on slower than good but does seem to handle soft ground; widest stall tempers enthusiasm today.

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6th

11

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Shalaa Asker

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

2-5 over C&D and has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark; has run with credit in both starts since returning this month and no surprise if he again runs well now returned to this venue.

7/1

5th
1 (6)
Lihou

5/1

Form: 313202 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Goes well at this track and has two 6f course wins to his name; a blip in the Dash at Epsom aside he's had a good season and last month's short-head second over 5f here (drawn wide) was behind one who won a valuable handicap next time; conditions unlikely to faze him and he's a strong candidate back down in class.

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4th

2

(2)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Lihou

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

pressed leader, prominent from over 3f out

5/2

Form: -22583

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice off a 1lb lower mark in the spring; fair third at Bath last week and has the speed to take full advantage of the inside stall; one to consider with Franny Norton a good booking.

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2nd

5

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Leicester

Recon Mission

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Tony Carroll

Regressive 8yo who switches back to turf after some underwhelming AW efforts this year; versatile ground-wise on turf and competes off another career-low mark, but needs to up his game.

9/1

Form: 631242

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

14/1

Form: 1256-6 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins on good ground last May, one of them here, but her progress has stalled since; didn't run badly at York on her return from ten months off in June but more will be needed to come out on top today.

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2nd

1

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:17 Catterick

Origintrail

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Twice posted very good runner-up efforts at Ripon in 2023 but she ended last term with a couple of below-par runs at Thirsk and Ripon; yard is well among the winners though and she has gone well fresh so is a player off an easing mark.

4/1

11th

12

(13)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Origintrail

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

slightly awkward start, raced near side

10/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Lihou

Daily Mail:

Roman Dragon

TOPSPEED:

Recon Mission

The Times:

Origintrail

Daily Record:

Roman Dragon

POSTDATA:

Recon Mission

The Guardian:

Lihou

Daily Mirror:

Lihou