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17:00 Chester

Good To Soft

National Racehorse Week Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 0m 6f 17y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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National Racehorse Week Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 854122 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

All four wins have come over C&D and in the frame on seven other occasions from 13 runs at this track; 3lb higher than when runner-up here (5.5f) the last twice, but can never be left out of calculations at this venue and all ground conditions seem to come alike; shortlisted.

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

4th

2

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Roman Dragon

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield on inner, headway 1f out, soon switched right, went fourth towards finish

7/2

8th

3

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Roman Dragon

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

He has done the bulk of his racing at Chester and is clearly well suited to the track, winning five of his 15 starts there, all over this trip; he can be given a pass for a lesser run over 5f on heavy ground six weeks ago but neither of his AW runs have been that promising and he's probably too high in the weights away from his favourite haunt.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 530552 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has been highly tried on occasions in a busy year (15 starts), but ran right up to her best when second of 11 in a handicap at Carlisle (6f, good) 16 days ago; races off the same mark, but losing run up to 12 and she may need the ground to dry out.

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

4th

3

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:10 Newmarket

Glorious Angel

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Grant Tuer

Busy since reappearing in March and she posted a career best when winning 5f handicap at Ripon (soft; also successful on good/good to firm) last week under a 7lb claimer; just as effective at 6f but this is a much stiffer assignment and she'll need further improvement if she's to follow up.

14/1

1st

9

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Glorious Angel

8st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, ridden when good headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on, always doing enough

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 145132 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Two wins this year, the first an emphatic success in a Catterick novice (7f, heavy) on his reappearance in April and a handicap over this C&D (soft) in July; has since twice run well at Newmarket since (6f, good), as when a close second of 15 four weeks ago; respected despite a 3lb higher mark.

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

1st

2

(12)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Divine Libra

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

raced wide, midfield

3/1

9th

10

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Divine Libra

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Still has low mileage and his two wins have come on slow ground; near miss at Newmarket off 2lb lower last summer; gelded since last seen; more to come this year and should make his mark at this level.

9/1

13/2

Form: -16136 D BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who won a novice at Lingfield (7f, AW; first-time hood) in January and a handicap at Leicester (6f, good to firm) in July; close third of ten at Chepstow (6f, good to soft) last month, but a step backwards when sixth of 12 at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) nine days ago; could yet bounce back.

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

7th

2

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Momaer

9st 7lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Mark Loughnane

pulled hard, in touch with leaders

7/2

1st

9

(4)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Momaer

9st 6lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Mark Loughnane

raced far side, led group, disputed lead when groups merged halfway, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, 1st of 8 in group

8/1

20/1

Form: 935906 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Now 12lb lower than when winning at Sandown (5f, good) just over a year ago, but recent efforts don't suggest he can take advantage and he has finished unplaced in his four visits here; others preferred.

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

3rd

5

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 5lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

2

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:13 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

prominent on inner

7/1

Form: 520152 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ended a 13-race losing run at Redcar (6f, good to firm) last month and only just beaten at Thirsk (7f, good) seven days ago; return to this trip not a problem, but he is another 2lb higher and ran poorly in one previous visit here (7f); has the inside stall and cheekpieces are given a go, but others are higher up the list.

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

7th

11

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Oso Rapido

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led

25/1

14th

14

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Oso Rapido

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Front-runner who handles slow ground; 40-1 and tailed off on his return to action at Thirsk 18 days ago (5f, heavy); not easily recommended on the back of that run.

33/1

13th

2

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Oso Rapido

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two 6f wins last season, making all on heavy ground at Catterick in October off 2lb lower; having his first run at a bare 5f and likely he'll come on for this.

16/1

14/1

Form: 718787 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has a good strike-rate (10-31), her latest success coming at Kempton (6f, AW) in April; now 3lb lower on account of four lesser efforts in the meantime and she needs to bounce back.

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

7th

4

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

17:00 Chester

Dora Penny

9st 8lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

slowly away, in rear

14/1

7th

1

(7)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Chepstow

Dora Penny

9st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: David Evans

Won a small-field fillies' handicap at Kempton in April (6f), her tenth career success, but she's struggled in good company since; down in grade and conditions unlikely to faze her.

50/1

8th

1

(8)

21st Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Dora Penny

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Evans

midfield, shaken up over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

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Non-runners

Kodi Red

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £305.00
Straight Forecast £405.50
Tricast £1065.10
Trifecta £930.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Roman Dragon

SPOTLIGHT:

Divine Libra

NEWMARKET:

Kodi Red

TOPSPEED:

Oso Rapido

D Express:

Dora Penny

The Guardian:

Momaer

The Sun:

Mokaatil

LAMBOURN:

Divine Libra

The Times:

Divine Libra

Telegraph:

Kodi Red

Daily Mail:

Roman Dragon

Daily Mirror:

Roman Dragon

The Star:

Roman Dragon

Daily Record:

Roman Dragon

POSTDATA:

Oso Rapido