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17:40 Chepstow

Good To Soft

David Lucas Bookmaker Handicap

  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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David Lucas Bookmaker Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 322

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Unexposed; placed in two AW novice events before finishing second in a Yarmouth maiden (good) on turf debut on first run at this trip; improvement likely now going handicapping; worth considering.

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

7th

3

(1)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Emperors Clothes

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Placed in novice/maiden events in his first three starts and he kicked off his handicap career with a strong-finishing win at Chepstow (1m2f, good) last month; up 5lb but he's open to more progress at this new trip and is a big player back on AW.

5/2

1st

2

(7)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Emperors Clothes

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Unexposed; placed in two AW novice events before finishing second in a Yarmouth maiden (good) on turf debut on first run at this trip; improvement likely now going handicapping; worth considering.

4/1

2nd

1

(3)

9th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

18:50 Yarmouth

Emperors Clothes

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Similar form in two AW novice events five months apart; steps up in trip for his turf debut and that should suit on pedigree; more minor money on the cards.

11/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 123363 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Mainly decent efforts since making all to win a fillies' handicap off this mark at Wetherby in June (1m2f, good to firm, runner-up won next time); respected.

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7th

3

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

Flight Of Angels

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

13/2

9th

5

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Flight Of Angels

9st 12lb

T: Charlie Johnston

Goes well with forcing tactics and made all at Wetherby (1m2f) in June; followed two creditable efforts with a poor one at Redcar five weeks ago; needs to bounce back.

12/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 67836

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Fair third to a subsequent winner at Chelmsford in first time visor on handicap debut (1m, standard to slow); not so good last time at Kempton (1m); steps up to 1m2f and now tried in cheekpieces; bit to prove.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

8

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Daarree

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Inconsistent in six starts but showed improvement when racing prominently in first-time cheekpieces at Chepstow (1m2f, good) latest; will have to prove he gets this extra furlong; if staying, he remains on a competitive mark.

7/1

3rd

3

(6)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Daarree

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Owen Burrows

Fair third to a subsequent winner at Chelmsford in first time visor on handicap debut (1m, standard to slow); not so good last time at Kempton (1m); steps up to 1m2f and now tried in cheekpieces; bit to prove.

5/2

6th

7

(11)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Kempton (AW)

Daarree

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Gelded after struggling in his novices and with a visor fitted for his handicap debut at Chelmsford (1m) he made eyecatching late headway for third (Hurricane Kiko runner-up); might have threatened with a clear run that day; not drawn well but respected.

7/2

14/1

Form: 1-8337 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m2f AW nursery for Andrew Balding last year; best efforts this year over this trip (third of six at Epsom two runs back); more needed.

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13th

14

(11)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Feyha

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Marcus Tregoning

AW winner on final start for Andrew Balding; came good for this yard in 1m4f Epsom handicap in September but held off this mark at Windsor since.

25/1

5th

9

(11)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Feyha

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Marcus Tregoning

midfield, headway on outer after 3f, outpaced 4f out, edged left 2f out

6/1

Form: -60446

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Some promise for Jessica Harrington; bought for 10,000gns in July; poor form on both starts since; others stronger.

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

10th

11

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Duke Of Vienna

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Fair form in his four Irish starts but unable to make a serious impact in his four races for this trainer; drops back again in trip; watching brief advised.

33/1

8th

6

(2)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Duke Of Vienna

9st 5lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Alexandra Dunn

Seven-race maiden; failed to sparkle in three attempts on turf (1m2f-1m4f) last summer for this doubly represented trainer; gelded since then and in freefall in the handicap; should be fine on AW (debut) but stamina reserves are untested, and therefore questionable at 1m6f.

25/1

5th

8

(8)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Duke Of Vienna

8st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Alexandra Dunn

Some promise for Jessica Harrington; bought for 10,000gns in July; poor form on both starts since; others stronger.

33/1

33/1

Form: 359598

Last run: 84 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Ex-Hugo Palmer; bought for 5,000gns in July; best efforts have been on the AW and watching brief advised; stable debut.

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11th

7

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melwood Boy

9st 5lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Failed to progress for Hugo Palmer and posted a modest effort at Chepstow (1m2f) for new yard last time; however, return to AW may help (best RPRs in this sphere).

14/1

6th

9

(3)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Melwood Boy

8st 13lb

J: William Cox

T: Alexandra Dunn

Ex-Hugo Palmer; bought for 5,000gns in July; best efforts have been on the AW and watching brief advised; stable debut.

33/1

8th

5

(9)

12th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Lingfield (AW)

Melwood Boy

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Hugo Palmer

Kicked off with a couple of thirds in 1m maidens but bitterly disappointing since then, finishing tailed off in his two handicaps (with and without blinkers); opposable.

12/1

12/1

Form: 760-

Last run: 306 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three novice events at up to 1m last season (one on the AW); needs to improve for the step up in trip on handicap/seasonal debut.

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9

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Ezmerellda

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alan King

0-6 on Flat; mares' maiden winner in December (good to soft); twice behind Max Of Stars in Listed races this season but now much better off at the weights with that rival and perhaps found conditions too soft when beaten off this mark at Wincanton the last time; hard to rule out.

14/1

2nd

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Ezmerellda

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

0-6 on Flat; promising form in juvenile hurdles (good/good to soft) this winter, with 8l win at Doncaster flanked by creditable efforts (on bare figures) in Listed grade; unexposed filly who is interesting back down sharply in class.

6/4

4th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

12:20 Doncaster

Ezmerellda

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

0-6 on the Flat; beaten nearly 20l behind Wodhooh on her hurdling debut at Newbury (Listed) before making the most of a far easier opening here when 8l too good for Ruler Of The River; probably placed at best unless she can unearth significant improvement from somewhere.

16/1

25/1

Form: 24858

Last run: 95 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Modest form for Gay Kelleway, last twice on turf; makes debut for Syd Hosie; others look stronger.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(4)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Biscoff Joe

9st 0lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Max Young

Struggled in his time with Syd Hosie and no sign of an upturn in his fortunes in two outings here for his new stable, latterly on Tuesday.

50/1

7th

7

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Biscoff Joe

9st 1lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Max Young

0-12 under rules and finished well behind Still Standing when seventh of nine on stable debut in a 0-50 classified contest over C&D last month; cheekpieces will need to make a big difference.

50/1

7th

6

(7)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Biscoff Joe

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Max Young

Best two efforts were his first two when with Gay Kelleway last winter, including over C&D; well beaten in all seven starts in both codes when with Syd Hosie; watching brief advised on stable debut.

50/1

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Non-runners

Chindwin, Ectocross

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £96.00
Straight Forecast £85.40
Tricast £163.60
Trifecta £262.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flight Of Angels

The Guardian:

Daarree

The Star:

Ectocross

WEST COUNTRY:

Duke Of Vienna

POSTDATA:

Feyha

The Sun:

Daarree

RP RATINGS:

Flight Of Angels

THE NORTH:

Flight Of Angels

Daily Mail:

Flight Of Angels

D Express:

Flight Of Angels

Daily Mirror:

Flight Of Angels