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15:52 Chester

Good To Soft

Clogau Handicap

  • Prize money: £10192
  • 1m 6f 87y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Clogau Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Thunderstorms

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3-5977 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Suited by slow ground and his last win was over 2m2f here (good to soft) last autumn; has finished down the field in his four runs this season but he ran well for a long way in the Chester Cup (seventh of 16) on his penultimate run and this is a big drop back in grade; not ruled out.

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2nd

6

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Emiyn

8st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Best known for his front-running exploits at Chester, including three wins and last two of those were under Zak Wheatley; has proved his stamina but six rivals went past him in this race last year and all wins have been on softer than good; blinkered twice in 2020 and now tries a visor.

12/1

11th

1

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Emiyn

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

raced wide early, prominent, led after 3f

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 43-539 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ran well to finish third in the Chester Plate (2m2f, soft) on his penultimate run but he's not easy to predict and was laboured at Ayr (1m5f, good) last time; goes back up in trip but his last win was over hurdles 18 months ago and others are preferred; new headgear.

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8th

3

(16)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Its Good To Laugh

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Jennie Candlish

Ran some big races on Flat last term and three of them were at this track, including when third in this race; out of form on last two outings (over hurdles latest) and off since November but he needs a second look.

20/1

4th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:04 Wetherby

Its Good To Laugh

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, overjumped 1st, steadied 4th, lost second before 3 out, soon lost third, weakened and no chance from 2 out

5/1

8th

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Its Good To Laugh

8st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jennie Candlish

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he's knocking on the door, runner-up twice here (to Emiyn first occasion) before chasing home Yorkindness at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft); ought to be thereabouts again from an unchanged mark.

13/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 0-2466 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Three wins on slow ground last year and the last two came in Class 4 events over 1m6f; started the season with two solid efforts but he's been well below form in his last two runs and needs to get back on track.

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4th

2

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Zimmerman

9st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, some headway when bit short of room over 2f out, kept on, no impression

4/1

3rd

2

(8)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Zimmerman

10st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear

7/1

Form: 412231

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 412231 this season and he raised his form to a new level with his win in the Cumberland Plate (1m3f, soft) 17 days ago; up another 5lb but he kept on well to deny a clear second last time and looks worth a try at this new trip; respected.

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3rd

1

(7)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Two Brothers

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

towards rear, pushed along and outpaced in rear 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third and no impression inside final furlong

9/4

1st

9

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Two Brothers

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield

11/1

Form: 544-19

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Upped to 1m4f on reappearance in April, winning well when 5-6 on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (AW); good to firm ground was blamed when he disappointed at York in May; dam stayed 1m6f and style of his win also points to this new trip being of considerable interest.

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4th

4

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 44y

Class 3

15:00 Goodwood

Torre Del Oro

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won well at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) on handicap/seasonal debut; below that form in two turf events since but this is an easier task and the first-time cheekpiecess may suit; has the best chance on ratings.

5/4

5th

9

(10)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

15:52 Chester

Torre Del Oro

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Upped to 1m4f on reappearance in April, winning well when 5-6 on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (AW); good to firm ground was blamed when he disappointed at York in May; dam stayed 1m6f and style of his win also points to this new trip being of considerable interest.

9/2

Form: 1-6523

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Just one win from 14 starts but he's been generally consistent and has finished placed here (2m) and at Sandown (1m6f, both on good) on his last two starts; this return to slower ground is no problem and he could be in the mix again.

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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

5th

5

(6)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percy Jones

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Two wins have come at this track in small fields; didn't run badly over 1m6f here when last seen in September; this perhaps a shade too competitive.

5/1

Form: 21292- D

Last run: 413 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Triple winner at up to 2m and his turf win came on good to firm; finished runner-up over an extended 1m5f here (good) last May but he's not been seen since and is hard to know what to expect on his comeback; market should guide.

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1st

1

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Chase The Dollar

9st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Loughnane

Won a 1m6f handicap at Wolverhampton off this mark in November; three disappointing runs have followed and others in today's field bring more convincing claims.

20/1

12th

7

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chase The Dollar

9st 7lb

J: John Fahy

T: David Loughnane

Went close twice in a row before winning over C&D in November; just 1lb higher today but has finished merely seventh the last twice.

20/1

7th

8

(2)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Chase The Dollar

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Loughnane

Form dipped at Chelmsford last month (finished lame); consistent otherwise on AW and scored at Wolverhampton (1m6f Class 5) the time before; could well bounce back but this is a better race.

10/1

3/1

Form: 5-321 C

Last run: 64 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 3yo who was only narrowly denied at Newbury (1m3f) in April before his brave win in another maiden here (12.3f, soft) the following month; open to more progress now upped to this trip on his handicap debut and he's an interesting contender with Hollie Doyle booked; cheekpieces added.

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4th

8

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Banderas

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Michael Bell

in touch with leaders

8/1

8th

12

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

15:52 Chester

Banderas

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Bell

Lightly raced 3yo who was only narrowly denied at Newbury (1m3f) in April before his brave win in another maiden here (12.3f, soft) the following month; open to more progress now upped to this trip on his handicap debut and he's an interesting contender with Hollie Doyle booked; cheekpieces added.

3/1

9th
11 (1)
Oman

20/1

Form: 007056 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

His last win was off 18lb higher over C&D (good to soft) but that was in July 2021 and he's struggled this year, including at this track in his last three runs; has lots to prove for another new yard.

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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

9th

11

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

15:52 Chester

Oman

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Patrick Morris

His last win was off 18lb higher over C&D (good to soft) but that was in July 2021 and he's struggled this year, including at this track in his last three runs; has lots to prove for another new yard.

20/1

6th

4

(4)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Oman

9st 1lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear, reminders halfway

10/1

33/1

Form: 3349-6 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on his best form but last win was three years ago and he was tailed off on his stable/seasonal debut here (2m, good) two weeks ago; opposable.

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7th

1

(4)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mancini

10st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Patrick Morris

Mutiple winner at up to 16.5f but on a 22-race losing run; handy mark based on last year's form, when with Ian Williams but well below that level in two starts for this trainer.

10/1

10th

13

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

15:52 Chester

Mancini

8st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Patrick Morris

Very well handicapped on his best form but last win was three years ago and he was tailed off on his stable/seasonal debut here (2m, good) two weeks ago; opposable.

33/1

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Non-runners

Matchless, State Legend, Lusaka

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Payout
Exacta £546.00
Straight Forecast £465.20
Tricast £4313.00
Trifecta £3837.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Banderas

POSTDATA:

Percy Jones

Telegraph:

Two Brothers

The Sun:

Matchless

Daily Mail:

Emiyn

TOPSPEED:

Mancini

NEWMARKET:

Banderas

The Times:

Banderas

D Express:

Banderas

Daily Mirror:

Banderas

The Star:

Banderas

Daily Record:

Banderas

The Guardian:

Percy Jones