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16:20 Chester

Soft

Restaurant 1539 Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 0m 7f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Restaurant 1539 Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

1st
9 (10)
Ramiro

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 213859 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Fair effort over C&D in July (soft); won over 6f at Ayr three days later but mixed since and will do well to win at this level from the widest draw.

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3rd

10

(21)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Ramiro

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

in touch with leaders, prominent when groups merged 3f out, switched right and challenging over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

14/1

7th

7

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:55 Cork

Ramiro

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

reared start, held up in rear, smooth headway towards far side under 2f out, challenging 1f out, weakened final 110yds

3/1

2nd

13

(14)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Ramiro

9st 0lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Five-time winner, the last two for Brian Ellison; ran well on her stable debut in a 7f Dundalk handicap in December; each-way chance.

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 331115 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Often leads; hat-trick over 7f for Ivan Furtado in the spring, on AW and turf (heavy), but he faded over the extended 7f here when last seen in July and now tries his luck for a new yard; in a higher grade than for his wins and is drawn high.

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1st

1

(7)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Legal Reform

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Alice Haynes

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

10/1

7th

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Legal Reform

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Runner-up on first two starts for Alice Haynes, both over 7f on heavy turf in the autumn; very well suited by this C&D but looks a shade vulnerable off career-high mark on first start for 141 days.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 024186 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; has won on good to soft and soft; good 6f win in May but hasn't got into the action since back from a short break and it remains to be seen whether he'll return to form at this stage of the season.

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4th

3

(1)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Broken Spear

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has several pieces of good form at Doncaster, including C&D win off 5lb higher in 2021 (soft); interesting returned to this venue with Newcastle reappearance under his belt.

9/2

8th

12

(9)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Broken Spear

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

slowly away, in rear, still plenty to do halfway, some headway inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -67118 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

His 2023 wins have been over 6f (soft) and 7f (good to firm; made all); needed better form to have any chance in a valuable 7f Ascot handicap 21 days ago and that didn't happen but he wasn't disgraced in eighth of 14; has more going for him here from a low draw down in grade.

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11th

14

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

20/1

7th

6

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Tough handicapper who gained his second win of the year when readily seeing off seven rivals in a 7f handicap at Chelmsford eight days ago; 4lb higher against stronger opposition here.

11/2

5th
3 (2)
Hodler

11/2

Form: 710867 CD BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Suited by unconventional tracks and although he's had his down days since a wide-margin win over C&D (soft) in May, he didn't look a busted flush over the extended 7f here this month; disappointing favourite at Newbury last week but not ruled out back on this track.

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11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

3rd

7

(14)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Hodler

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Jim Boyle

Acts well on soft and did really well when second of 17 to a big improver in this race last year; has tended to blow hot and cold this season but did his best work late when reunited with Ryan Sexton behind Marshal Dan at Leicester recently (7f, soft); bang there off 2lb lower than 12 months ago.

8/1

Form: 522900 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f in 2019 but better known as a sprinter these days and his latest two wins came over about 5f here last summer (good; has won on heavy); reservations in first 7f run for two years.

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13th

8

(12)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

King Of Tonga

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Raced mainly on turf; absent since respectable third at Pontefract (6f) in October; place possibilities, provided that form is transferred back to AW.

20/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

King Of Tonga

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Dual 5f course winner who has won at up to 7f; went close again here in August (5f, good) when 3lb higher, but has been below that level since; not written off but a revival needed.

16/1

9/1

Form: 405485 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won over the extended 7f for previous yard last May (good to soft) and for this one on the AW in April but never involved at Carlisle last month and he dropped away in Evocative Spark's race here 15 days ago (no headgear; first-time blinkers today); needs turnaround.

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7th

7

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

16:20 Chester

Red Mirage

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: John Quinn

Won over the extended 7f for previous yard last May (good to soft) and for this one on the AW in April but never involved at Carlisle last month and he dropped away in Evocative Spark's race here 15 days ago (no headgear; first-time blinkers today); needs turnaround.

9/1

5th

3

(4)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Red Mirage

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Winner over 7.6f here in the spring last year off a 7lb higher mark (not much luck from stall 10 in the same race this season); the return to softer ground is much in his favour from a handy draw and he's one to consider.

6/1

Form: 490541 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Four wins at about 7f, on good and good to soft; has done the rounds of trainers but found his form for this one of late, not clear run here at the start of the month, then came right away over C&D since; back up 10lb but won off 5lb higher here last summer; clear chance.

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7th

5

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Evocative Spark

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Has found sprint trips inadequate on AW this year and this looks much more suitable, having gained all wins at about 7f on turf; only 1lb above last winning mark; possibilities.

6/1

6th

5

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Evocative Spark

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

All four wins have come over 7f on turf and he is 0-7 on the AW; again seemed to find this trip too sharp when fifth of seven at Lingfield (Polytrack) 11 days ago; opposed.

12/1

5th

1

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Evocative Spark

9st 7lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

Outpaced over 5f last time; now 0-6 on AW but penultimate effort, namely third off 4lb higher at Wolverhampton, gives some cause for optimism returned to 6f.

16/1

10/1

Form: 521326 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Both turf wins at 7f on good to firm; has handled good to soft but wouldn't want it any softer and has more to do than when given an enterprising ride at Epsom in July.

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3rd

4

(11)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Joseph Parr

led

13/2

4th

1

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Joseph Parr

Below best in two most recent course starts but rarely let his supporters down in C&D handicaps in the 12 months leading up to last November, winning three; back on most recent winning mark here but this is competitive.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £585.00
Straight Forecast £702.40
Tricast £8007.30
Trifecta £4373.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Evocative Spark

RP RATINGS:

Hodler

Daily Mirror:

Love De Vega

The Guardian:

Legal Reform

TOPSPEED:

Ramiro

NEWMARKET:

Evocative Spark

Telegraph:

Evocative Spark

Daily Mail:

Evocative Spark

The Sun:

Evocative Spark

Daily Record:

Evocative Spark

POSTDATA:

Hodler

The Times:

Hodler

D Express:

Hodler

The Star:

Love De Vega