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14:40 Chester

Good To Soft

Camden Hells Handicap

  • Prize money: £22932
  • 1m 2f 70y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Camden Hells Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 061220 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Front-runner whose record around here reads 11612, his latest success coming over this trip (good) from 3lb lower in June; return here in is favour after a modest effort at York (1m2f, good) three weeks ago (behind Innse Gall), but although he handles a soft surface his four wins have come on good/good to firm; drawn widest.

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3rd

1

(4)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:32 Leicester

Box To Box

10st 1lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Hugo Palmer

Managed to lead from a wide draw last time at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) and enhanced his good record there with a decisive success; only 3lb higher but this track might not play to his strengths.

13/2

1st

3

(10)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:40 Chester

Box To Box

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Hugo Palmer

Front-runner whose record around here reads 11612, his latest success coming over this trip (good) from 3lb lower in June; return here in is favour after a modest effort at York (1m2f, good) three weeks ago (behind Innse Gall), but although he handles a soft surface his four wins have come on good/good to firm; drawn widest.

6/1

11th

12

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Box To Box

8st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

Scored at Chester (good) in June and runner-up in both outings since, latest over C&D (good to soft) behind a subsequent winner; goes into a much bigger field but can't be dismissed in current form.

11/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4-6821 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Productive dual-purpose performer who was returning from 90 days off when beating four rivals over C&D (soft) last month; up 5lb but still high on the list if the ground remains on the soft side of good.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 764235

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Seems to have improved for the fitting of cheekpieces, and form of latest fifth of 13 at Newcastle (1m, AW) has been well advertised by the first two since, but losing run up to 13 and not sure this is his ideal trip.

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5th

3

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arthurs Realm

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

On long losing run but his last win was off 1lb higher at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) and he ran really well when a close third of 18 in the Spring Mile at Doncaster on his recent return; now drops back into a Class 4 event and he has leading claims back on AW.

9/4

3rd

6

(12)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Arthurs Realm

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Suited by slow ground; becoming a Spring Mile regular, having won this race (off only 1lb lower) in 2022 and finished seventh off a tougher mark last year; losing run is mounting up but starts this campaign looking nicely treated; in the mix.

7/1

4th

2

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Arthurs Realm

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Dunlop

Unraced beyond 10.3f but the way this Camelot 5yo kept on for third over that trip at Chester two runs ago suggests this step up in distance is worth a go; headgear on his last five starts but not today; effective on Polytrack and could be a contender if seeing it out.

10/1

14/1

Form: 912999

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Three wins last year and added another at Nottingham (1m, soft) in May; good or softer ground ideal, but still 7lb above her last winning mark and didn't convince in sole previous attempt at the trip.

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2nd

6

(7)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 50y

Class 3

15:45 Nottingham

Belhaven

9st 5lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

Has done her winning over 1m, including here, but ran creditably over 1m2f at Chester (good to soft) on most recent handicap attempt; stiff task in Listed grade since; less exposed at this trip than shorter.

10/1

13th

1

(6)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 1

15:45 Yarmouth

Belhaven

9st 4lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

Made good progress through the handicap ranks last season and began this campaign in good order, winning at Nottingham before a close second at Ascot (both 1m on soft); progress had stalled but she ran well in a Chester handicap on Saturday when returned to this trip; huge task upped in class on these terms though.

66/1

10/1

Form: 334318 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Returned to winning form at Ayr (1m2f, good) last month, but well held in a much stronger event at York (1m2f, good to firm) a fortnight later; opposable from the same mark.

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9th

6

(8)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:35 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five-time winner when trained by Iain Jardine; attracted some support and ran creditably on his stable debut (C&D) six weeks ago; back to his last winning mark and he's not ruled out.

16/1

7th

2

(10)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell (AW)

Innse Gall

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Five turf wins, mostly over longer trips, for Iain Jardine; placed a few times on AW at Newcastle (1m2f) and returns to this sphere off a workable mark; drop back to 1m looks the negative on debut for new yard.

12/1

6th

1

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:35 York

Innse Gall

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 525171 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Comes into this in good form having won two of his last three starts, at Epsom (1m2f, good to soft) and Goodwood (1m2f, soft); may well have his ground, but 7lb rise for his latest emphatic success demands more.

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2nd

1

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Sweet Reward

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Handy sort who won twice over 1m2f on soft/good to soft last summer, but the handicapper was in charge subsequently; returns from 197 days off and his record suggests he will come on for the run.

20/1

7th

6

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Sweet Reward

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Last two efforts suggest he's now weighted to the hilt in handicaps and this switch to classified level may help; however, being kept to 1m looks a negative; all wins remain at 1m1f/1m2f.

12/1

5th

6

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

Sweet Reward

8st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Has done all his winning at 1m1f/1m2f, most recently here (soft) on penultimate outing; came up short off career-high mark latest; return to Goodwood may suit but the drop back to 1m may not.

15/2

Form: 323467 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over C&D who is on a handy mark, 4lb lower than for his last win and 2lb lower than when beaten a nose at Ripon (1m2f, good to firm) in June; losing run up to 12, but a good chance he will get the solid pace he needs and he acts on any ground; shortlisted.

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4th

7

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Baryshnikov

8st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Soundly beaten in this contest on reappearance last term but is attractively treated off 8lb lower this time; began his 2022 campaign with two wins and has possibilities if back in similar form.

8/1

5th

10

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Baryshnikov

8st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

dwelt start, in rear

11/1

7/1

Form: -16352 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Mainly running well since her successful return at Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) in May, including when second of nine at Sandown (1m2f, good) last month; seems to handle most ground, but still 5lb above her last winning mark so needs to find a bit more.

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5th

1

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

17:02 Salisbury

Wisper

10st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Marcus Tregoning

Lost a lot of ground at the start at Chester three weeks ago so comes with a risk attached; however, she ran okay in the circumstances and was a good second at Sandown (1m2f, good) two starts ago; has won on soft ground and can be in the mix if getting away on terms.

8/1

8th

4

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:40 Chester

Wisper

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Marcus Tregoning

Mainly running well since her successful return at Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) in May, including when second of nine at Sandown (1m2f, good) last month; seems to handle most ground, but still 5lb above her last winning mark so needs to find a bit more.

7/1

2nd

2

(10)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:15 Sandown

Wisper

10st 0lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Marcus Tregoning

Disappointing at Ffos Las last month but running well otherwise this season and she might not be far away if bouncing back to form.

20/1

Form: 026599 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

C&D winner whose best effort so far this year was when beaten a neck here (soft) in May; now 4lb lower but he hasn't been in the same form in four starts since and losing run up to 14; needs a turnaround.

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9th

1

(11)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Pine

10st 1lb

J: John Fahy

T: David Loughnane

No win since May 2021; ran well at Chester in May off a 9lb higher mark but that hasn't been a springboard to better things; this drop into 0-80 company can help but he's far from bombproof.

10/1

6th

1

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Dark Pine

9st 13lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: David Loughnane

slowly away, in rear, headway from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

25/1

8th

8

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:40 Chester

Dark Pine

9st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

C&D winner whose best effort so far this year was when beaten a neck here (soft) in May; now 4lb lower but he hasn't been in the same form in four starts since and losing run up to 14; needs a turnaround.

10/1

Form: /8401- D

Last run: 351 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who won four times (1m2f/1m4f) in ten starts on turf/AW for Archie Watson; makes his debut for a new yard after a year off and the market ought to be reveatling.

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8th

7

(1)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Southern Voyage

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

7th

9

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

10lb lower than for his 1m4f Newcastle win in September 2022 (trained by Archie Watson); struggling for new yard after a year off and not easily recommended despite a plummeting mark and the additon of cheekpieces.

33/1

10th

12

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Horribly out of sorts for this yard in 2023; this looks a hot race in which to try and bounce back to form.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £330.00
Straight Forecast £336.30
Tricast £1681.70
Trifecta £2496.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

First Impression

POSTDATA:

Wisper

LAMBOURN:

Sweet Reward

The Sun:

Box To Box

TOPSPEED:

Innse Gall

RP RATINGS:

Baryshnikov

D Express:

Wisper

The Guardian:

Sweet Reward

Telegraph:

First Impression

Daily Mail:

First Impression

Daily Mirror:

First Impression

The Star:

First Impression

Daily Record:

First Impression