June 26 / 14.10 Chepstow

14.10

Good To Firm

Wasdell Group Supports Racing Welfare Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Wasdell Group Supports Racing Welfare Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -58273

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
A maiden after nine runs and has very mixed record this year but kept on for creditable third off today's mark when upped to 1m2f at Leicester (good to firm) last month and has the services of Hollie Doyle here.
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7th

11

(3)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Khangai

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Mark Rimell

midfield, no impression from 2f out

5/1

2nd

13

(14)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Khangai

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

prominent, raced wide early

20/1

11th

5

(14)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Khangai

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

Best form, including sole success, is at 1m2f on turf; unplaced over 1m most recently; something to prove at new trip back on AW.

9/1

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11/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -98362

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on handicap debut in early March (7f, AW) but posted three good efforts on turf this spring, most recently when second to a next-time-out winner at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm); likely contender if today's longer trip suits.
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7th

10

(3)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

16:40 Nottingham

Brabusach

9st 4lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ivan Furtado

Ten-race maiden who can take a strong hold but he's finished runner-up in last four starts and he ran into a handicap blot at Salisbury (1m2f, soft; first-time visor) last Saturday; was no match for the winner in that race but he pulled clear of the third and still looks on a workable mark; key player.

5/2

2nd

2

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 201y

Class 6

19:45 Salisbury

Brabusach

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ivan Furtado

Doesn't help himself by racing too freely and remains a maiden after nine runs but came second three times last month (8.3f-1m2f, good to firm) and is likely to be right in the thick of things again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor; handles good to soft, unraced on anything slower.

7/4

12/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 070-07

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all five starts, most recently when seventh of nine in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield (1m, AW) this month; needs today's longer trip to enable significant improvement.
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6th

7

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

16:45 Yarmouth

Mont Vallon

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Two poor efforts since his 1m2f Chepstow third, including on soft ground last week, and the tongue-tie is given a second go as he switches from cheekpieces to a visor.

12/1

6th

4

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

18:45 Leicester

Mont Vallon

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

Only just missed out on second place on his first run over 1m2f at Chepstow (good to firm) but faded right out at Yarmouth two weeks ago and now slips back to 1m; not entirely sure what to expect.

9/1

7th

8

(6)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:50 Yarmouth

Mont Vallon

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Williams

The closest he's got when just missing out on second spot on his first go over this far at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm); unlikely to be far away with a repeat of that.

6/1

12/1

Form: 9-4353

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; seemingly aided by first-time cheepieces when respectable fifth of 11 at Leicester (1m2f, good to firm) last month but well beaten in basement-grade classified race in blinkers since.
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7th

13

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Angel De Luz

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Amy Murphy

Plenty of chances at a lowly level on turf and didn't improve for the switch to the AW (Polytrack) last time; is some way down the pecking order.

12/1

5th

10

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Kempton (AW)

Angel De Luz

8st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Amy Murphy

0-10 on turf and she's shown just modest form; switch to AW needs to have a dramatic effect.

25/1

12/1

Form: 0006

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Detached in rear for most of handicap debut at Wetherby (1m, good to firm) a fortnight ago but did at least make some late headway; combination of first-time blinkers and step up in trip may show him in a better light.
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3rd

10

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Two Plus Two

8st 8lb

J: William Cox

T: Ed de Giles

held up in rear

10/1

3rd

12

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Lingfield (AW)

Two Plus Two

8st 13lb

T: Ed de Giles

11-race maiden; closest to a winner when fifth of 11 at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) three starts back but tailed off both since.

40/1

Form: 599

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Beaten 20l+ in three warm maidens this spring (1m-1m2f) but has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and ought to get much closer to the target today.
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8th

9

(7)

5th Jul 2023

Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

20:45 Bath

Yesisaidyes

8st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Unexposed and well-bred 3yo who contested some warm maidens in the spring; unable to land a telling blow when sixth of eight on recent handicap debut at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) but is not written off just yet.

8/1

6th

9

(10)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:10 Chepstow

Yesisaidyes

9st 3lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Beaten 20l+ in three warm maidens this spring (1m-1m2f) but has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and ought to get much closer to the target today.

5/1

9th

11

(9)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Leicester

Yesisaidyes

9st 5lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear, pushed along over 4f out

33/1

Form: 216435

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Belatedly opened account with win off today's mark on Tapeta (9.4f) last month and is also suited by fast turf but needs to bounce back from a below-par run three weeks ago and his tendency to race too freely remains a nagging concern.
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9th

10

(9)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Man Made Of Smoke

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

reared start and blindfold off late, slowly into stride

14/1

4th

5

(2)

17th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Man Made Of Smoke

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: David Evans

His win came off 2lb higher here (9.4f) in May but he's not matched that since and has been well below form in his last two runs (1m2f); record now stands at 1-26 and has plenty to prove again with regular headgear removed.

12/1

5

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Man Made Of Smoke

9st 3lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: David Evans

21st attempt when off the mark on Wolverhampton Tapeta (9.4f) in May off 2lb higher; has raced freely, so perhaps recent ventures over 1m2f have not been ideal, but he does not look the percentage call.

20/1

Form: 97-9

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Well down the field at triple-digit odds in three novice races (7f-1m) but this low-grade handicap provides a more realistic chance for him to get competitive; well worth a glance in the betting.
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10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Fantastic Artist

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

midfield

25/1

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Fantastic Artist

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

4yo; poor maiden on Flat and hasn't shown enough across his three hurdle runs to suggest he's the one to be on for today's handicap debut.

25/1

16

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:25 Newbury

Fantastic Artist

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ali Stronge

Poor maiden on Flat; minor RPRs in both attempts over hurdles; doesn't have the form to be considered seriously.

66/1

Form: 5-0454

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far when fifth of seven behind Man Made Of Smoke at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) last month but ought to have coped better with soft turf when last of four at Ripon soon afterwards; tackles 1m2f for first time here; needs to up his game.
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3rd

12

(11)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zakram

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Exposed 3yo whose record is only 1-26; however, he's currently in a consistent vein of form and went down by only a neck at Lingfield (1m, AW) eight days ago; has a fighting chance off same mark.

6/1

2nd

7

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:25 Lingfield (AW)

Zakram

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

Sole win (25 races) was in July 2022 over 7f here; consistent in recent outings, runner-up to Neptune Legend over C&D last time, and has a cracking each-way chance once again.

11/4

Form: 9-706

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Behind Brabusach when sixth of nine on recent handicap debut at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) but remains unexposed after only four runs and promising 5lb claimer Connor Planas is booked here; could have a say.
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9th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Ocean Ridge

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Opened his Flat account in low-grade AW event (1m4f) last month; in good form but he's only a modest sort and looks inferior to some of these rivals; second crack at this sphere.

33/1

9th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Ocean Ridge

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Opened his Flat account in low-grade AW event (1m4f) last month; in good form but he's only a modest sort and looks inferior to some of these rivals; second crack at this sphere.

33/1

1st

8

(6)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ocean Ridge

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Deborah Faulkner

Has been at or close to his best on his last two starts, the latest over C&D; if he can settle better than he did that day, he's a big player down at this level.

9/4

Non-runners

Zakram, Ocean Ridge

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £6.80
Straight Forecast £7.67
Tricast £79.57
Trifecta £72.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Brabusach

Telegraph:

Khangai

NEWMARKET:

Mont Vallon

The Sun:

Zakram

RP RATINGS:

Brabusach

POSTDATA:

Brabusach

The Times:

Brabusach

Daily Mirror:

Brabusach

The Star:

Brabusach

Daily Record:

Brabusach

The Guardian:

Khangai

Daily Mail:

Khangai

D Express:

Khangai