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14:45 Chester

Soft

Roodee Handicap

  • Prize money: £7327.6
  • 0m 6f 17y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Roodee Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 241542 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Used to plying his trade at a slightly lower level and has finished well beaten in his two runs on ground featuring the word soft; otherwise he's well drawn and arrives in form, which entitles him to respect in a field of otherwise out-of-form sprinters.

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10th

5

(4)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Newcastle (AW)

Glendown

10st 9lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

raced in second

5/1

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3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -79320 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has been threatening since a gelding operation in early summer (eased after meeting traffic when favourite last time); won't mind the drop from 7f or the return to softer than good and is respected from a low stall.

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3

(4)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f turf novice as 2yo and thereabouts in 7f and 6f handicaps on grass for Richard Hannon in 2023; however, has looked to have his share of weight on AW for new yard, including back over 6f last time.

12/1

10th

2

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f novice for Richard Hannon as 2yo; thereabouts in 7f handicaps at Ascot and Newbury this summer and he ran a fair race on debut for new yard over C&D in November; raced freely and faded at Chelmsford since so the return to 6f looks worth a go.

20/1

8th

4

(1)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 411150

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Landed a 5f hat-trick in the spring, all under aggressive rides; didn't offer a lot back from a break here a fortnight ago (same stall) and it's hard to view the extra furlong as a positive.

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5th

3

(1)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Umming N Ahing

10st 0lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Bill Turner

pressed leader, prominent from over 3f out

10/1

Form: 162770 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in the spring, including on soft off a 1lb higher mark, before losing his way; may be the sort to respond to a change of scenery (has left Kevin Philippart De Foy) but others have more pressing claims.

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No Results Found

Form: 51-068

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Newbury novice winner for the Gosdens last autumn before being sold for 100,000gns; again went through the sales ring early this month, this time going for 4,500gns off the back of three modest efforts for Robert Cowell; low stall the main plus.

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6th

11

(12)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Afterlife

8st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Looked promising as a 2yo but has become very disappointing on the AW since the autumn and is not yet proven on ground slower than good to soft.

20/1

10th

1

(4)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Afterlife

9st 2lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Newbury novice winner for the Gosdens as a 2yo, but out of the frame in all 12 starts since; attempts 1m for the first time, but makes little appeal despite the drop in grade.

25/1

Form: 945506 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Five-time AW winner for George Boughey last autumn/winter who's back on a handy mark and showed more last time, despite hanging right from a wide stall; brother Maystar was fine on soft ground but this one is unproven under testing conditions.

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10th

10

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Pocket The Packet

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Yet to score for his current yard and well below par in 6f handicaps at Newcastle and Thirsk this spring; others appeal more.

20/1

8th

5

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Pocket The Packet

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Generally struggled for this yard last year but he's become more realistically treated again now; last month's Newcastle reappearance should have blown away any cobwebs but he has done his winning on AW and has something to prove on slow turf.

20/1

10th

1

(3)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Pocket The Packet

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

mounted in chute, taken down early

16/1

Form: -54909 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has often made the running, so stall 11 is an obvious concern, especially after he fluffed the start back in cheekpieces when last seen ten weeks ago; some way down the pecking order.

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2nd

1

(3)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Kings Crown

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Dods

Sole win for Adrian Nicholls came in a juvenile maiden at Thirsk (6f, good) in May 2022; twice thereabouts at Pontefract last season and ran better than finishing position (ninth) suggests on recent stable debut; handles soft ground with easing mark providing hope; chance.

11/4

8th
4 (1)
Tellus

8/1

Form: -11083 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Three poor efforts since two wins in the spring, latterly when a remote last of three at Haydock; again pulled hard there and perhaps the drop from 7f, coming out of stall 1 today, will help, but she has it to prove now.

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8th

2

(3)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Tellus

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Raced prominently when both a C&D winner (good to soft) in a fillies' novice event in April and when adding another win on her handicap debut at Ayr (7f, good) next time, when 1lb higher; has not been able to get close to that form in four more starts, but off this mark she's not written off back here.

8/1

8th

4

(1)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Tellus

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Three poor efforts since two wins in the spring, latterly when a remote last of three at Haydock; again pulled hard there and perhaps the drop from 7f, coming out of stall 1 today, will help, but she has it to prove now.

8/1

20/1

Form: 160-8

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism on his 2yo debut in France last August but then ran badly three times before being sold for 7,000euros; would want to see good support before considering him on this return from three months off.

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No Results Found

Form: 486017

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Usually misses the break, can hang and often pulls hard, so will always be risky; this is only the second time she's gone beyond 5f too, so she's one for the hardier souls only.

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5th

2

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 8lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

led, set good pace

7/1

7th

5

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

Smooth winner of a 5f handicap at Newcastle last month and showed better form when second back there 11 days ago; another 4lb higher this evening but she is on the up.

13/2

2nd

7

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 4lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

Returned to form with come-from-behind win over C&D three weeks ago, after a four-month break; today's 6lb higher mark ought to be manageable but she has become unreliable.

6/1

Form: 1958-0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Four poor efforts since his impressive debut 2yo win for the Charltons, including two for this yard since being gelded; again offered little encouragement back from nine months off a fortnight ago.

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11th

12

(1)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Flag Flying

9st 3lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Won debut last June but no impact since; his six starts for this yard include two at this track; continues down the weights and now moves up from 6f, with a hood added; others are more solid.

25/1

9th

9

(6)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flag Flying

9st 3lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, held up in midfield

25/1

8th

4

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:18 Newcastle (AW)

Flag Flying

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Won on debut last June but failed to kick on for the Charltons and has struggled in his four starts for this yard, the addition of these accessories not helping over 5f here last week; races off the same mark today and he has enough to prove.

25/1

10/1

Form: -21040

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Off since a poor effort ten weeks ago; the return to softer ground should help but his spring win came from the front over a stiff 7.4f and he'll do well to dictate from stall 12.

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55

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

River Usk

8st 12lb

T: Richard Fahey

12th

8

(12)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

River Usk

9st 3lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Off since a poor effort ten weeks ago; the return to softer ground should help but his spring win came from the front over a stiff 7.4f and he'll do well to dictate from stall 12.

10/1

10th

10

(10)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

17:00 Haydock

River Usk

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Fahey

Readily made all at Beverley (7.4f, soft) in May, for which he went up 8lb to this mark; back to form with solid fourth at Chester (7.5f, good) last Friday but needs something extra to come out on top today.

14/1

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Exacta £241.00
Straight Forecast £194.60
Tricast £1347.70
Trifecta £2007.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Glendown

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Cuddles

Daily Record:

Tellus

NEWMARKET:

Afterlife

POSTDATA:

Captain Cuddles

Telegraph:

Captain Cuddles

The Sun:

Captain Cuddles

The Times:

Glendown

The Guardian:

Glendown

Daily Mail:

Glendown

D Express:

Glendown

Daily Mirror:

Glendown

The Star:

Glendown