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16:08 Chester

Good To Soft

Halliwell Jones Handicap

  • Prize money: £12740
  • 0m 7f 127y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Halliwell Jones Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

Form: 4-0350 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

10yo who showed spark with good runs in defeat in two big handicaps in May (1m/7f, soft); had excuses when down the field in the International Stakes last Saturday (good ground and badly hampered); Listed winner here in 2021 on sole course visit and firmly in calculations now back on slow ground.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(4)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

8/1

4th

2

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

11/2

2nd
3 (2)
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8/1

Form: 7375-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in the Royal Hunt Cup on sole run this season and needs to be an entirely different proposition here, but that was a tough reappearance and he's running off the same mark as when winning at Newmarket last July under William Buick (who has a good record for the yard); not ruled out.

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13/2

Form: 666521

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Good second at Epsom (7f, good to soft) last month then went one better there (7f, good to firm); there can be optimism he will also be suited by today's course and this in-form contender could play a leading role if handling conditions (hasn't shone on two previous attempts on soft/heavy).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

10

(4)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

GDaay

9st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Joseph Parr

raced in second

8/1

4th

2

(6)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

led

10/1

3rd

4

(11)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Joseph Parr

led

13/2

Form: 515-55 CD BF

Last run: 180 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

This is his first run since February but he returns to action with his stable in fine form and he's a two-time course winner (good to soft/good, including C&D); has run well over C&D on soft; possible contender.

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10th

9

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Master Zoffany

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Successful three times at Chester, including in 3yo handicap at this meeting in 2021; has a question mark over current form but the return to this venue may prompt a resurgent display.

12/1

11th

13

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Master Zoffany

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Richard Fahey

Ended his 2023 campaign with a success at this venue, beating Greatgadian; however, not in the same form this year and current mark demands a career best; others preferred.

25/1

7th

4

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Zoffany

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Richard Fahey

raced in third

9/1

Form: 111271 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won his first three starts for this yard this spring (1m, good to soft/soft) and rediscovered his progressive ways when winning at Beverley (7.4f, heavy) a fortnight ago, beating Rhoscolyn who went one better at Glorious Goodwood; he's up just 3lb for last time and holds solid claims.

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7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

On The River

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Won four times last season, including this race; struggled at Pontefract on his return last month but he's bounced back with a win and close second there (both at 1m on soft) in last two runs; only 1lb higher than last time and he's a big player back at this track; all wins have been on good or slower but he handles most ground.

4/1

2nd

4

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

On The River

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Took his form up a notch when an authoritative C&D scorer nine days ago; goes well on soft going so he's a player turned out under a 5lb penalty.

9/4

1st

2

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:22 Pontefract

On The River

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Won four times last April-July (good to soft-heavy), including this race; went up the weights and he's finished no better than fourth since his last win, but he's edging back down the handicap and could improve for his reappearance outing here three weeks ago.

4/1

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8/1

Form: 59-400

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

0-13 since winning on his debut in 2021 but he's run reasonably well in handicaps on two of his three starts for this yard (1m/7f, soft/good to firm), and he drops down in grade here off a reduced mark; not discounted.

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7th

1

(6)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Great Max

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Bell

His last two runs haven't been too bad (C&D latest) but he's still to add to his debut win and today's drop in class may not be enough to see him resume winning ways.

8/1

5th

1

(11)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Great Max

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

Took a step back in the right direction when fourth of nine at Yarmouth (1m1f) in September on his second start back with this yard; another 2lb lower today; yard is firmly in the winners and he's not ruled out on AW debut.

7/1

11/2

Form: 18-029 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on both Chester runs this season but one was her reappearance and the other was a tough Listed assignment; in between she went close at Haydock and she was a two-time course winner last year (7f, soft/good to soft); could go well now back in a handicap in first-time cheekpieces.

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7th

4

(3)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 3

16:08 Chester

Ffion

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Loughnane

Well beaten on both Chester runs this season but one was her reappearance and the other was a tough Listed assignment; in between she went close at Haydock and she was a two-time course winner last year (7f, soft/good to soft); could go well now back in a handicap in first-time cheekpieces.

11/2

9th

7

(9)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Ffion

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

taken down early, towards rear

20/1

2nd

3

(1)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Ffion

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: David Loughnane

Disappointing on reappearance at Chester a fortnight ago, especially as she has a good record fresh and likes that track and soft ground; however, perhaps she needed the run this time around and she's run really well on all three previous visits to Haydock; not ruled out.

8/1

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