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Blesma, Limbless Veterans Charity Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Blesma, Limbless Veterans Charity Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 266001 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Veteran who looked to have lost his way until making all at Lingfield (5f, good to firm) ten days ago; more to do under a 4lb penalty, but he has the plum draw against the inside rail and possesses the early speed to make full use of it; stable also runs Under Curfew.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

7

(5)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom The Groom

9st 5lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Front-running teenager who won three times last year (once over C&D); not firing on all cylinders in recent months, though, and recent 2lb drop is not enough to tempt.

16/1

4th

1

(5)

9th Mar 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom The Groom

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

led but pestered, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

5th

1

(2)

11th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 6y

Class 5

13:27 Lingfield (AW)

Boom The Groom

11st 2lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

13yo who made all three times over 5f in final five months of 2023, including for a fourth win on the Polytrack here; not quite at his best over C&D on New Year's Eve but no surprise if he bounces back with a bold bid.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 047644

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden who didn't finish far behind a couple of these when fourth of ten over C&D 16 days ago; needs to step up again in order to break his duck.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Leicester

Darlo Pride

9st 11lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Very progressive on AW since latest turf run in September, collecting four 5f wins along the way; placed off today's mark on last three appearances but now needs to prove he can transfer his improvement to soft turf.

4/1

3rd

1

(9)

28th Mar 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Darlo Pride

9st 11lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Progressive sprinter with four AW wins to his name since September; good placed efforts off this mark the last twice and the return to 5f won't be a hindrance; set to be bang there once more.

7/2

2nd

2

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Darlo Pride

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

He has made giant strides in the last seven months, winning four sprint handicaps and better than ever when third at Southwell ten days ago (5f); races off the same mark and should be involved again.

3/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 947594 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Veteran who has won 11 times, including over C&D; 5lb lower than when beating Toplight at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) in March, but last couple of efforts raise doubts as to whether he can take advantage.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(5)

31st Dec 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

14:54 Lingfield (AW)

Storm Melody

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ali Stronge

in touch with leaders

25/1

11th

10

(6)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Storm Melody

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ali Stronge

Multiple winner down the years and he retains some ability despite being well into the veteran stage; missed the break when well backed at Lingfield on penultimate start but had no excuses here last week; others stronger for win purposes.

14/1

6th

8

(5)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Storm Melody

8st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ali Stronge

towards rear

13/2

Form: -83992

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

0-10, but with a tongue-tie enlisted she only found one too good over C&D 16 days ago with a couple of these just behind; races off the same mark and shouldn't be far away.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(5)

29th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Universal Grace

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Stuart Williams

Moderate strike-rate but sole win did come at this venue and she ran well in similar event over C&D a week ago; another to consider.

5/1

2nd

8

(2)

22nd Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Universal Grace

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Stuart Williams

Won a 5f handicap here in September and runner-up in a similar event over C&D three weeks ago; each-way claims again.

6/1

6th

12

(7)

11th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

14:57 Lingfield (AW)

Universal Grace

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

pressed leader

8/1

4/1

Form: 025003

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

0-10 for Mick and David Easterby but has shown ability, as when third of ten at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) last month; down another 3lb on stable debut and interesting to see how he fares in the market.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

16

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Laertes

8st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Unplaced all four starts for Michael Appleby and now 0-14 overall; didn't run badly over 6f last time and is not fully exposed over 7f but others in this field have much stronger claims.

20/1

7th

6

(10)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Laertes

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Has some competitive form but not been firing of late and he's drawn wide; now 0-13.

8/1

11th

6

(11)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Laertes

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

12-race maiden; has bits of encouraging form and this is just his third run for Mick Appleby, but he's not proven over this far and looks opposable on balance; well beaten in his two runs with a visor for former yard and now tries cheekpieces.

9/1

16/1

Form: 482756 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-22 since winning a Sandown maiden for Alan King as a 2yo; only beaten a neck off this mark at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) in May and each-way claims if returning to that sort of form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(1)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reversion

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Charlie Wallis

Slow starter is drawn on the inside; seemingly right back to form when 100-1 third over C&D last time but very much benefited from sitting off a strong pace; this may not pan out so well.

11/2

17

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reversion

8st 10lb

T: Charlie Wallis

3rd

11

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reversion

8st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Charlie Wallis

Habitual slow starter whose only win (28 races) was a maiden in 2021; has not shown enough this July-September.

40/1

16/1

Form: 188497 CD

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

All five wins on the AW, four at Wolverhampton and one over C&D; has rejoined Chelsea Banham after three months off having spent the past year with Tony Carroll; 1lb below his last winning mark so can't be dismissed entirely; blinkers return.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(3)

14th Mar 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Toplight

9st 9lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

awkward start, towards rear

4/1

7th

11

(1)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Toplight

9st 0lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Below par in the C&D contest won by My Turn Now but may bounce back having posted two encouraging efforts otherwise this year; four-time C&D winner who has possibilities off bottom weight.

7/1

6th

9

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:07 Wolverhampton (AW)

Toplight

9st 9lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

awkward start, took keen hold, held up in rear

3/1

12/1

Form: 390025 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Two all-the-way wins at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) last summer and beaten half a length over the same C&D last month; again found 6f too far here last time but she is up against it from the widest stall.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

(5)

1st May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Next Second

8st 10lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ruth Carr

Added to good record over C&D when shading a close finish in September; creditable second to the reopposing So Sleepy at Chelmsford on final start in October; no great record fresh and the stable's regular rider is on Spanish Angel; probably best watched this time.

8/1

2nd

4

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Next Second

9st 1lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, disputed lead, led after 1f, hung right and headed inside final furlong, kept on

13/2

7/1

Form: 514544 CD BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Two wins on Polytrack early this year, firstly a 0-50 classified event at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) in January and off this mark in a 3yo handicap over C&D the following month; off 50 days, but proven fresh and worth a second look.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(2)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mintana

9st 2lb

J: William Cox

T: James Evans

Won over 6f here (off 3lb lower) two starts ago but that is flanked by a couple of poor efforts; this drop back in trip should be fine but she comes with risks attached after 138 days off.

14/1

Form: -96563

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

0-11 but placed a few times, including when third of ten over C&D last time (just behind Universal Grace); down another 1lb, but she is a hold-up horse and those tactics aren't easy to execute over the minimum trip here.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Profitable Dawn

9st 9lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Henry Spiller

0-11 but placed a few times, including when third of ten over C&D last time (just behind Universal Grace); down another 1lb, but she is a hold-up horse and those tactics aren't easy to execute over the minimum trip here.

7/1

3rd

4

(3)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Profitable Dawn

9st 6lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Henry Spiller

Has not gone on from a useful 6f effort on Lingfield AW in December but down weights and the return to Polytrack could suit after getting quite badly hampered over 5f at Yarmouth in July; not dismissed.

6/1

0

5

(3)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 42y

Class 6

20:10 Yarmouth

Profitable Dawn

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Henry Spiller

Nine-race maiden who was safely held over C&D when dropped back in trip 19 days ago; hood removed after one use; needs to up her game.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £560.00
Straight Forecast £482.40
Tricast £10362.80
Trifecta £6803.00

Selections

The Times:

Laertes

NEWMARKET:

Universal Grace

RP RATINGS:

Under Curfew

POSTDATA:

Profitable Dawn

The Star:

Mintana

SPOTLIGHT:

Boom The Groom

The Sun:

Universal Grace

Daily Record:

Universal Grace

The Guardian:

Laertes

D Express:

Laertes

Daily Mirror:

Laertes

Telegraph:

Under Curfew

Daily Mail:

Under Curfew