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13:35 Chester

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £25480
  • 0m 7f 127y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.70
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 15-554 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two-time course winner who was returning from 180 days away when a promising fourth back here a month ago; on a dangerous mark if stripping fitter this time and conditions will be fine.

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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

12th

2

(14)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Master Zoffany

9st 9lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Richard Fahey

Patiently ridden when a comfortable winner over C&D in December and didn't get much luck in running returned to 1m on New Year's Day; new partner claims 7lb and he has ridden winners in Ireland; each-way claims should they click.

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 4-3570 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

All wins have come on good or faster ground, including this race 12 months ago when off the same mark; was third on soft here on reappearance and following efforts weren't too shoddy only to disappoint at Galway (can be forgiven that); drawn wide but not to be overlooked.

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3rd

2

(7)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percys Lad

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Keen-going front-runner who's had a couple of wide stalls to deal with on turf lately, running well at Chester (likes it there) before being taken on and bombing at York; a lot will hinge on how he settles and whether he gets his own way.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 319040 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Goes well here but needs to bounce back from a poor run in the Golden Mile at Goodwood and overall form suggests he's high in the weights.

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8

(21)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Revich

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

8yo who was better than ever last year with wins at Chester (7.5f, soft) and Ayr (1m, good to soft); however, he's come up short in the last three runnings of this race (making reappearance each time) and others are preferred.

33/1

10th

6

(3)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Revich

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

midfield

7/2

12/1

Form: 619616 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two soft-ground wins this season (one over C&D) and got no luck when sixth at Glorious Goodwood a month ago; 1lb out of the weights but remains on a fair mark and well drawn.

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4th

1

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Spioradalta

10st 0lb

J: William Pyle

T: Mark Walford

Two wins on soft ground last season; form dipped on his final two starts but he's not impossibly treated and could progress again as a 4yo; ran well on last season's reappearance; cheekpieces left off this time.

8/1

10th

6

(10)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Spioradalta

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

ducked left start, midfield

14/1

20/1

Form: 416240 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has won here in the past but he's 9lb higher than for his last win and has to shrug aside a very quiet run last time.

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1st

2

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Liamarty Dreams

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Suited by this distance, seems to handle soft ground and has a workable mark; has never won when fresh but market support would be encouraging on reappearance.

5/1

9th

6

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Liamarty Dreams

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Can lead; has looked too high in the weights since his last win in June and was well held here only four days ago.

12/1

8th

1

(9)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle (AW)

Liamarty Dreams

10st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Often leads; the handicapper has been winning the argument since his 7f Musselburgh win but in June but latest 1m Haydock third was another creditable effort and being eased another 2lb can only help; all three AW starts here, winning a maiden over this trip at the start of his career.

8/1

6th
8 (7)
Hodler

14/1

Form: -77108 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Posted a career best when winning over 7f here (soft) in May but that was a Class 4 and he's offered little since in a pair of Class 2s; probably vulnerable.

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11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

3rd

7

(14)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Hodler

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Jim Boyle

Acts well on soft and did really well when second of 17 to a big improver in this race last year; has tended to blow hot and cold this season but did his best work late when reunited with Ryan Sexton behind Marshal Dan at Leicester recently (7f, soft); bang there off 2lb lower than 12 months ago.

8/1

Form: 628475

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a handy mark but has never been the easiest to catch right and others come here in better form.

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11th

8

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

On A Session

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David & Nicola Barron

On the same mark as when landing a 7f handicap at Musselburgh last April; in and out subsequently and 0-11 on AW but he has gone well after a break in the past and is not out of it.

20/1

11th

3

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

On A Session

10st 0lb

T: David & Nicola Barron

Still 1lb above his last winning mark and signalled a return to form when beaten just over a length into third of seven at Ayr (7f, soft) this month; 0-10 on AW, but ran well in one of two starts over C&D and one for the shortlist.

8/1

Form: 31-1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Only a length off the Guineas winner Chaldean on debut last July and duly justified favouritism at Ffos Las after; reappearance was a while in coming (having been gelded) but at odds of 4-9 he won by a street at Thirsk (1m, soft) four weeks ago; intriguing handicap debutant for top yard.

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8th

4

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Looked promising in maiden/novice company, winning twice (7.5f and 1m); handicap career proving something of a damp squib and he's not getting much assistance from the assessor; risky back at 7f.

12/1

12th

5

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, led

12/1

5th

6

(5)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

steadied start, in rear

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 21-086

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Two wins have come on fast ground and the AW, though showed when second at Thirsk last season that he can deal with soft; runner-up in this 12 months ago and didn't run too badly on his return to Britain in the Shergar Cup; Buick is booked and from a good draw, he's a lively one.

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0

3

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Positive Impact

9st 6lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has a record of 2-3 on the AW after dominating from the front in a 1m handicap at Chelmsford a month ago; likely to attempt something similar here and he's earned a crack at this level.

7/2

1st

3

(6)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Positive Impact

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

made all, increased tempo and 2 lengths ahead 2f out, ran on well and went further clear final furlong, comfortably

8/1

9th

2

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:35 Chester

Positive Impact

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent

11/2

Form: 317470

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed on only previous visit here, finishing third to Boardman in June; made all next time at Epsom but patchy since and difficult to know for sure what he'll produce; seems fine on most ground.

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5th

4

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Austrian Theory

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Generally disappointing since bagging a good prize here (8.5f, good to firm) on Oaks day in June but is 1lb below that mark now and took good step back in right direction when fourth at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) ten days ago; can't be ruled out.

7/1

4th

4

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Austrian Theory

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

All wins at 7f-8.5f on good to firm, the most recent off 1lb higher at Epsom in June; largely below that form since and has a question to answer back up in distance.

12/1

10th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:35 Chester

Austrian Theory

9st 3lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

12/1

11th
11 (12)
Fools Rush In

14/1

Form: 006507 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D on good to soft last July and was poorly drawn when well beaten in this race next time; again hasn't dropped lucky in that respect and he's 0-10 for Jim Goldie, though did run well in Ascot's International three runs back.

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5th

7

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fools Rush In

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

Running with credit lately as when fourth of eight at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) ten days ago, but losing run up to 18 despite having dropped 15lb below his last winning mark; others more convincing.

11/1

4th

7

(7)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Fools Rush In

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

He should be making a big impact at this level and he hasn't run badly on Tapeta and turf on his last two starts; 9lb lower than when fifth of 25 at Ascot in July; cheekpieces return today.

8/1

8/1

Form: 551570 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Recent efforts are none too encouraging but he's always a force to be reckoned with here and won comfortably on his final visit in May (this trip on good; 3lb lower); hold-up performer who looks guaranteed to get the strong pace he craves; has no ground issues.

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8th

3

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Boardman

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Won over the extended 7f at Chester in May but has lost his way lately; mark on the slide but others are still preferred.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1490.00
Straight Forecast £1269.60
Tricast £17304.60
Trifecta £11912.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lord Bertie

POSTDATA:

Positive Impact

Daily Mirror:

Boardman

TOPSPEED:

Revich

RP RATINGS:

Lord Bertie

The Times:

Lord Bertie

Telegraph:

Lord Bertie

The Guardian:

Lord Bertie

D Express:

Lord Bertie

The Star:

Lord Bertie

Daily Record:

Lord Bertie

NEWMARKET:

Positive Impact

The Sun:

Boardman

Daily Mail:

Revich