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19:00 Chepstow

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £4972.3
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 58-716

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Not much in it as to whether he's better at 7f or 1m but he gained a useful win over the latter trip at Bath (soft) in May and, although held at bay at Newmarket since, his 7f form on good ground as a 3yo entitles him to respect; thereabouts.

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1st

3

(2)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Signcastle City

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Sole win in 6f maiden as 2yo; had a difficult 3yo season but he wasn't far away in well-contested races at 1m and 7f (on good) last spring and is much lower in the weights now; can improve on a respectable reappearance on the AW 11 days ago now back on turf; every chance.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0621-2 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Ran up to his best form when runner-up at Brighton (7f, good) on recent debut for new yard and his good record here, having won two of his three C&D starts (the defeat was on soft), means his claims are a lot more obvious than most.

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1st

9

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:00 Chepstow

King Of War

8st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two wins include one here and he returned to form when a front-running second at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) when perhaps going off a bit too fast; Connor Planas looks a good booking.

6/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 7-6423 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 7f handicap at Sandown last June and has run two good races in defeat back at this trip for new yard, coming from way back into second at Newmarket (good to firm) and again keeping on well when third of seven at Leicester (soft) on Tuesday; can be competitive again.

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No Results Found

8/1

Form: 38-749 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Below best this year but went without his regular tongue-tie on first two starts and he didn't get the best of runs at Goodwood recently; has fallen to a handy mark, 10lb lower than when beaten under 3l in a better C&D handicap (good to soft; has won on good to firm) last August; can go well for yard that's won two of the last three runnings.

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4th

1

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Able Kane

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

prominent, lost position over 1f out, kept on

12/1

Form: 578-60 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Capable of smart handicap form at 1m and 7f in his prime but he had a slow 2023 season by his standards and well held in both starts this year; down again in weights but hard to support on first course run.

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6th

5

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

Lyndon B

9st 7lb

J: William Carver

T: John & Rhys Flint

dwelt start, in rear, some headway inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

14/1

Form: 386-49 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Consecutive 7f wins at Yarmouth (good to firm) and Newbury (good) last June; has become well handicapped again but he was slightly off beam at Newmarket recently, following an encouraging reappearance, and the fitting of cheekpieces is the response.

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No Results Found

6/1

Form: 635395

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has yet to win on grass and his turf mark has risen in tandem with his AW one following two wins before Christmas; needs it to come back down again judged on his recent Haydock run over 7f.

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5th

8

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

14:45 Haydock

Eagle Day

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David Evans

Dual 8.6f winner at Wolverhampton during the winter; close up there on his penultimate run and found trouble in running the last time; the glaring concern is that his turf figures (0-5) are inferior.

11/1

9th

2

(4)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eagle Day

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: David Evans

took keen hold, in rear

3/1

Form: 177-46 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Soft and good to soft ground has been slower than ideal this year and he's now 1lb lower than the second of two wins in 2023, over 1m (good to firm) and 7f (good); can put up a better show this time.

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4th

6

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Youarenotforgiven

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tony Carroll

Won two handicaps (7f and 1m) last summer but he wasn't in the same form in his final two runs in 2023; he'll need a career best to take this on his return from an eight-month layoff.

16/1

Form: 277195

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Four AW wins at 6f and 1m, as against one win from 13 starts on turf, which was gained on his debut; seemed to find Carlisle's stiff test at 1m just beyond him 19 days ago but this test is likely to suit better; shouldn't be far away.

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No Results Found

Form: 523-07 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Three wins at 5f and 7f; will be happier back at this trip after abortive attempts at 1m for new yard and although he was beaten before the trip became an issue at Bath last time the soft ground wouldn't have helped; turnaround on the cards.

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7th

5

(8)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Secret Strength

9st 2lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Three wins at 5f and 7f, the latest two for Jim Boyle; never sighted on recent debut for new yard when upped to 1m for the first time and has plenty to prove at this trip for now.

33/1

12th

8

(12)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Secret Strength

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

awkward start, always behind

20/1

16/1

Form: 1P-897

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Two 1m wins (good to firm and AW) for Sir Michael Stoute but was pulled up on final start for him last May and he hasn't found his level for new yard this year, over 1m and 6f; returns to 7f for the first time since his debut, in a first-time hood, with something to prove.

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9th

4

(7)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

Assessment

9st 10lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, led at steady pace, headed 2f out, soon weakened

11/2

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Exacta £608.00
Straight Forecast £573.80
Tricast £1535.70
Trifecta £2399.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

King Of War

SPOTLIGHT:

Able Kane

Telegraph:

Hat Toss

D Express:

Eagle Day

Daily Mirror:

Signcastle City

The Guardian:

Flying Secret

The Star:

Lyndon B

The Sun:

Hat Toss

NEWMARKET:

King Of War

The Times:

King Of War

Daily Mail:

King Of War

Daily Record:

King Of War

RP RATINGS:

Able Kane

POSTDATA:

Able Kane

WEST COUNTRY:

Able Kane