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15:10 Chester

Soft

Boodles Handicap

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 0m 5f 15y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Boodles Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

1st
4 (5)

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 853165 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Speedy front-runner with a C&D win on his record as a 2yo; added three 5f handicaps this year, impressing at Chelmsford in July; only fifth at Haydock three weeks ago but he got racing a long way out and tired late on; one of the likelier types.

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5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 055352 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two wins this summer, one of them here over a bit further, and solid efforts in his last three starts; has the inside stall and he's unlikely to be too far away.

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10th

11

(7)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Count Dorsay

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Back to form when third to Vintage Clarets at Catterick (5f, heavy) last Saturday, when hampered by the winner inside the final furlong; 4lb out of the handicap here, which makes things tougher, but he's not ruled out.

9/1

3rd

10

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Failed to fire at York last Friday but runner-up twice in a row prior to that (5f, heavy); has contested the last four runnings of this race, with form figures of 1265, and he was first of seven in the far-side group 12 months ago; can be in the shake-up if bouncing back from last time.

11/1

8th

14

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Weights chance with Never Dark on their Hamilton form in August and he should again go well in this race, having been second in 2019 (soft) and third last year (good to soft; off 10lb higher).

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 323450

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

12lb better off with Democracy Dilemma on their Thirsk form earlier in the year (5f, soft); often slowly away though and he could find himself left with too much to do.

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3rd

9

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Thankuappreciate

8st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Declan Carroll

slowly into stride, raced in last and pushed along, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went third towards finish

12/1

Form: 010830 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

A well-run 5f on good or slower suits ideally and he ran respectably for third in the Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot last month; rare lacklustre display in the Portland a fortnight ago and needs to bounce back; well drawn though and there is pace on.

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4th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Dream Composer

9st 11lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds, lost third towards finish

8/1

12th

11

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dream Composer

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Looks good on his day, as when winning over 5f at Goodwood (good to soft) and Sandown (good) this year, but events often conspire against him; having a busy year and although he still looked on his game in the Shergar Cup at Ascot last month, his best form is over a bare 5f.

14/1

11/4

Form: 541221 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Further enhanced his course record with a comfortable success over 6f two weeks ago (good to soft); still feasibly treated but drawn wide and the drop back to 5f isn't sure to see him in such a favourable light.

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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

11/2

Form: 449531 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Sharp 5f on slow ground seems to suit him well and he ran out a ready winner over C&D four weeks ago; 4lb rise not beyond him but he's likely to face competition up front and the widest draw isn't ideal.

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6th

6

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Seantrabh

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Sharp 5f on slow ground seems to suit him well and he ran out a ready winner over C&D four weeks ago; 4lb rise not beyond him but he's likely to face competition up front and the widest draw isn't ideal.

11/2

1st

4

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Seantrabh

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on from 1f out, comfortably

10/1

3rd

4

(8)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Thirsk

Seantrabh

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led narrowly towards near side

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 380016 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Produced in top shape to win a 5f Glorious Goodwood handicap for the third time (fourth success at that meeting) last month; only sixth of seven behind Lihou back at Goodwood five weeks ago when a slow start did him no favours; no surprise to see him fare better today.

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5th

4

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lord Riddiford

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Admirable veteran who is fully effective under these conditons; likely to give his running but he looks vulnerable to up-and-coming rivals.

16/1

4th

7

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Lord Riddiford

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Listed winner over C&D in the past; three creditable efforts since returned to AW in November and he holds each-way claims despite his advancing years.

14/1

5th

1

(6)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Lord Riddiford

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John Quinn

dwelt start, in rear

11/2

8th
5 (6)
Lihou

8/1

Form: 025518 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Democracy Dilemma; five wins in 5f handicaps this year, the latest at Goodwood five weeks ago; never threatened at Haydock last time but his course record dictates he needs a second look.

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6th

2

(2)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lihou

9st 11lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

C&D winner; on a good mark and he wasn't beaten too far into fifth at Southwell last time; more will be required to come out on top here though.

10/1

5th

4

(5)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Lihou

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

11-time winner, including C&D, and back to his last winning mark; never in the hunt at Wolverhampton 16 days ago (first run for 99 days) but he was drawn wide and that was a strange race; should be seen to better effect here.

8/1

9th

2

(10)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lihou

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Evans

Five wins in 5f handicaps last year, including on his last visit here last January; below best on last two runs in September but may have benefited from the break and he's not ruled out.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £200.00
Straight Forecast £181.00
Tricast £1405.10
Trifecta £1417.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Roman Dragon

The Times:

Seantrabh

TOPSPEED:

Dream Composer

Telegraph:

Lihou

Daily Mail:

Seantrabh

POSTDATA:

Roman Dragon

The Sun:

Roman Dragon

The Star:

Roman Dragon

Daily Record:

Roman Dragon