July 26 / 13.50 Goodwood

13.50 Goodwood

Good

Coral Chesterfield Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 1m 1f 197y
  • Class 2
  • 18 runners
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Coral Chesterfield Cup Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: /3-255 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced; gave powerful front-running displays in his only two 1m2f handicaps (good to firm/good), most recently in 2020, and has run well in C&D Listed races since; drawn high but last year's winner came from this stall and others have defied double-figure berths; could be hard to peg back if reverting to making the running back in a handicap for yard that has won this six times, four in the last ten runnings.
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No Results Found

Form: 1-7125 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Yard won this 12 months ago; acts well downhill and is a course winner over 1m4f but he took a significant rise in the weights for a narrow win over a useful one at Epsom in April (1m2f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained); has run well in defeat there since but needs a bit more back in a handicap after recent Listed fifth.
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7th

1

(8)

9th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

16:45 Goodwood

Soto Sizzler

10st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David Menuisier

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon outpaced and held, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

11th

1

(6)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Newbury

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: David Menuisier

held up in rear, ridden on inner over 2f out, made no telling impression (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

33/1

5th

1

(2)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: David Menuisier

dwelt start, midfield, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and led narrowly 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost second 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, lost two places final strides

25/1

Form: 55-150 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Usually runs in Listed and Group races but he did return successfully to handicap company when winning on AW in January (1m2f; when 2lb lower) and has also won at this level on turf (about 1m2f, good); this looks more competitive than either of those races.
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4th

2

(5)

25th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

14:50 Epsom

Palavecino

9st 12lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden and hung left under 2f out, outpaced inside final furlong

13/2

8th

6

(12)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Newbury

Palavecino

9st 3lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

prominent, led after 4f, 4 lengths ahead 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened gradually final furlong

40/1

Form: 20-433

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Best handicap form when winning over 1m1f at Newmarket in May 2021 (good to firm) and has run only once over 1m2f, when beaten about 5l in this race in 2020; needs to improve for the belated return to this trip, albeit promising Harry Davies relieves him of 5lb.
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2nd

11

(19)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Bell Rock

8st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, raced near side, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, kept on, no extra and headed towards finish, went second post, 2nd of 20 in group

12/1

3rd

2

(4)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Bell Rock

9st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon drifted left, kept on

7/1

Form: 886211

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual 7f winner on turf; has improved in blinkers of late, winning on last two AW starts at 1m, but he went up a further 9lb for the latest of them and has never raced beyond that trip so has serious stamina queries.
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1

(4)

25th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Karibana

10st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Richard Hughes

Three of his five wins have come here including twice over 1m this summer; failed to beat a rival off this 9lb higher mark at Goodwood (1m2f, good) last time and will be happier back under these conditions, but this looks a stiff task.

8/1

Form: 364-61 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Handicap wins have been at 1m2f on soft and good, most recently when beating a subsequent good winner at Sandown in June; may yet do better but a drying day would probably do more for others than him.
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No Results Found

Form: 105-20

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
All three wins at 1m and 7f, the most recent turf success a Group 3 in 2019; was a close second of three at 1m1f on AW in January, and things didn't pan out for him when attempting 1m4f at Royal Ascot in June, but his stamina in a strongly run race at this trip has still to be proved.
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4th

9

4th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:15 Huntingdon

Kenzai Warrior

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Roger Teal

Below par in his last two Flat runs but he ran well in a 1m2f handicap at Glorious Goodwood and, like Father Of Jazz, he was capable of triple-digit RPRs in that discipline; could easily be a factor if taking a liking to this game.

7/1

9th

1

(7)

4th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Kenzai Warrior

10st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Teal

prominent, ridden and lost position over 2f out, dropped to last and weakened over 1f out

11/2

3rd

1

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Newmarket (July)

Kenzai Warrior

10st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Roger Teal

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression and beaten, went remote third towards finish

6/1

Form: 7-9902

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won 7f Group 3 as 2yo (good; also won on good to firm); has yet to live up to that promise in just a handful of runs since and his stamina wasn't tested back over 1m2f at Ascot recently (made running in muddling race) to the same extent as it will be here.
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No Results Found
OUR TIP

Form: -47145 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Back from Meydan with 1m2f Ripon win and has run with credit in warm handicaps at Ascot (1m4f) and York (about 1m2f; good to firm); should have a big run in him off the same mark in a less taxing race.
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9th

9

(23)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Brilliant Light

8st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Saeed bin Suroor

in touch with leaders, raced near side, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 20 in group

20/1

5th

1

(2)

28th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

14:15 Yarmouth

Brilliant Light

10st 2lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Saeed bin Suroor

held up in behind leaders, shaken up 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong

2/1

Form: 2/1-10 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Yet to race over 1m2f but won a 1m4f novice last summer and impressed in minor company back in a handicap at Newmarket in April (1m, good); made short-priced favourite for the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot but the cupboard was bare when asked for an effort 2f out; has potential still but something to prove at this trip.
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2nd

6

(11)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Legend Of Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, ridden and headway on inner 2f out, every chance 1f out, ran on, no match for winner

11/2

Form: 4-1200

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Acts downhill; started 2022 with a Newmarket win (1m1f, good) before runner-up to Baryshnikov at Chester but he might have done better at Epsom in June and was beaten before the 1m4f trip could have been blamed at Royal Ascot; has a query for now.
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No Results Found

Form: 452180 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Often leads; won three handicaps at 1m1f-1m2f (good) but went up to career-high mark after the latest of them at Redcar in June and there was no sign of him at York 17 days ago; Frankie Dettori up for the first time and yard has a great record in this race but he needs extra.
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25th

5

(24)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Forest Falcon

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

in touch with leaders, raced near side, pushed along against rail over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 18th of 20 in group

40/1

7th

1

(2)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Forest Falcon

10st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

12th

2

(13)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Forest Falcon

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent on outer, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong

11/1

Form: 2-1160 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Winning debut for yard in a big field at Newbury, then got to the front with very little effort against Caradoc over C&D in April (good to firm); hampered and also failed to handle the track at Epsom in June before failing to stay 1m4f on quick return at Royal Ascot; of more interest back here.
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7th

1

(3)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 2

14:30 Doncaster

Moktasaab

9st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

midfield, ridden on near side of group when hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

2nd

4

(7)

16th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:35 Newbury

Moktasaab

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

prominent, made challenge going easily over 3f out, soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, held towards finish

8/1

Form: 42-386 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ran out of steam in handicaps after wide-margin Sandown win last July (1m2f, good to firm) but he has run creditably in valuable 1m4f events this year and didn't get the best of luck at York 17 days ago (about 1m2f, good to firm); has similar chance to Brilliant Light on that form but he should have been closer; respected.
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1st

3

(9)

4th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Leicester

Just Fine

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well

9/4

6th

7

(6)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Just Fine

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

midfield, ridden and pressed leaders over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

5/1

Form: -52478 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Virtually all best form is on good or quicker so he did well to take second on heavy in this race last July; has weights turnaround with Moktasaab on C&D form in April (good to firm) but the latter went clear in good style; creditable effort at York 17 days ago and he shouldn't be far away.
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10

(3)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newbury

Caradoc

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

4th

24

(17)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Caradoc

8st 5lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Ed Walker

in rear, raced near side, pushed along and headway from 2f out, short of room inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, went fourth towards finish, 3rd of 20 in group

33/1

10th

7

(8)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Caradoc

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

never better than mid-division

9/1

Form: 3-1130 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner at about 1m2f on ground ranging from good to firm to soft, the latest two this spring; high in the weights now and finished behind several of these rivals at York recently; soundly beaten when favourite for only previous run here in 2019.
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No Results Found

Form: -35301 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
This trip is still relatively new territory in Britain but he came from off the pace to win without being hard pressed over 1m2f at Sandown recently (good to firm); has to prove he can handle this awkward track but could well have more to come off just 4lb higher.
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18th

16

(29)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Arqoob

8st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: William Jarvis

reared start and slowly away, in rear, raced near side, pushed along over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 14th of 20 in group

20/1

3rd

3

(4)

28th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

14:15 Yarmouth

Arqoob

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Jarvis

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong

7/1

4th

6

(3)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Arqoob

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: William Jarvis

towards rear, switched left and pushed along from under 3f out, edged right and some headway from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

20/1

Form: 5-1594 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Triple handicap winner for Michael Bell in Britain and Bahrain, including at 1m2f on good to firm, but well held when last seen on AW in June and looks up against it on debut for new yard.
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6th

6

(1)

25th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

14:50 Epsom

Ace Rothstein

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Martin Smith

in touch with leaders, ridden 3f out, unbalanced and weakened from over 1f out

14/1

9th

1

(8)

21st Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:42 Sandown

Ace Rothstein

9st 12lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Martin Smith

towards rear of midfield on outer, pushed along over 2f out, made no impression

33/1

Betting Forcast

11/1 West End Charmer, 11/1 Soto Sizzler, 33/1 Palavecino, 8/1 Bell Rock, 16/1 Karibana, 16/1 Lord Protector, 33/1 Kenzai Warrior, 12/1 Etonian, 6/1 Brilliant Light, 13/2 Legend Of Dubai, 33/1 Cap Francais, 20/1 Forest Falcon, 12/1 Moktasaab, 11/2 Just Fine, 6/1 Caradoc, 25/1 Baryshnikov, 16/1 Arqoob, 50/1 Ace Rothstein

Verdict

Things haven't gone his way at Epsom or over 1m4f at Royal Ascot on his last two starts but MOKTASAAB was impressive when beating Caradoc over C&D previously and he could still be ahead of his mark back under conditions that suit. Just Fine has a good form chance on his recent York run over slightly further when close behind Brilliant Light, who had a clearer run, and can prove the biggest danger. The Johnston yard has a fantastic record in this race and West End Charmer is not passed over lightly back in a handicap despite his big weight. Arqoob won with something to spare at Sandown but needs to show he can handle this very different track.[Emily Weber]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Moktasaab

Telegraph:

Etonian

RP Ratings:

Bell Rock

TOPSPEED:

Arqoob

The Times:

Legend Of Dubai

Daily Mail:

Brilliant Light

POSTDATA:

West End Charmer

LAMBOURN:

Caradoc

The Guardian:

Moktasaab

Daily Mirror:

Moktasaab

Daily Express:

Etonian

The Star:

Etonian

The Sun:

Bell Rock

Daily Record:

Bell Rock