June 26 / 17.25 Chepstow

17.25

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 881273 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to score off 2lb lower at Lingfield (6f, good to firm) last month; comes here after very respectable AW third on Thursday but she's not very consistent and is probably reliant on a strong pace to aim at.
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5th

5

(3)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Port Noir

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Stephens

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

5th

8

(1)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Port Noir

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Robert Stephens

Close fourth over C&D last week but it was hard work and she finds winning difficult these days; the return of cheekpieces perhaps no bad thing.

14/1

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4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 441251 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Dual 5f course winner this year, more recently when producing career-best performance to make all ten days ago; 6lb rise asks a question of her but she'll be fine over today's trip and is evidently in prime form.
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6th

3

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:52 Bath

Connies Rose

9st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

Four wins over 5f this season and latest was on heavy ground at this track two weeks ago; that was a narrow success from the front but she's only 2lb higher here and another bold show is expected back up in trip.

11/2

1st

9

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

17:05 Bath

Connies Rose

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

Three 5f wins this season, the latest of them at this track off this mark in June; likes to be handy and was drawn very wide here last time.

20/1

13th

10

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Connies Rose

8st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Grace Harris

Three 5f wins this season, the latest of them at this track off this mark in June; finished behind Regal Envoy here last time though and she's not well drawn for a prominent racer.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 658151 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Two wins this spring, latterly when clinging on by a head over C&D (good to firm) 16 days ago; went up another 4lb for that but seemed to be idling in the closing stages; no surprise if he's in the thick of things again.
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9th

7

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

18:10 Bath

Savalas

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Adrian Wintle

The form of June's 6f win at Chepstow has worked out well and he had an excuse when stepped up to 7f there last time; has won over C&D in the past and he could bounce back with a big run back at this trip.

8/1

8th

3

(4)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Savalas

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Wintle

The form of June's 6f win here has worked out well and he kept trying when third again over C&D a month ago; has form on softer than good if going back far enough but this is a belated first run over 7f.

100/30

6/1

Form: 8-1127

Last run: 118 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Dual 7f winner on Tapeta in February; not seen since disappointing 1m run on that surface a few days later and has never contested a sprint race but still looks interesting off his lower turf mark here.
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4th

5

(10)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Local Bay

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Looks interesting on his two wins at Southwell (7f, AW) last February but he's not easy to predict and was out of sorts in his final two runs in the autumn; has something to prove after a short break and he needs a major revival.

16/1

Form: 46-044

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden after 25 runs; gave good account when fourth of 13 behind Connie's Rose over 5f here last month and will be fine over today's trip but has already had several chances off his basement mark.
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10th

9

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Silver Diva

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: John Gallagher

midfield, switched to centre over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

20/1

8th

11

(2)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Silver Diva

8st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Gallagher

Under a length away on three successive occasions (7f-1m) and could want quicker ground than she encountered last time at Leicester; hard to rule out.

14/1

0

13

(8)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Silver Diva

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: John Gallagher

Tapped into new-found reserves of stamina of late, going close twice over 7f before another good run upped to 1m at Brighton three weeks ago; fully effective on slow ground but remains to be seen if she needs a stiff test over 1m on this ground.

14/1

Form: 34-881 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Evidently suited by drop to 6f when opening account with pushed-out success at Brighton (good to firm) this month, her eighth start; might use that success as a springboard and features prominently in calculations.
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11th

2

(4)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bonkersinabundance

9st 8lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: Roger Varian

midfield in centre of group

8/1

8th

4

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Bonkersinabundance

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

4th

4

(5)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 5

14:05 Yarmouth

Bonkersinabundance

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Dual fast ground winner (6f/7f) who is 2lb higher than the more recent of those at Brighton in July; handicapper has looked in control in three 7f starts since; more needed back down in trip.

8/1

Form: 86/8-3 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on sole appearance in 2022 but belied 50-1 odds when very respectable third of six over C&D (good to firm) on recent seasonal/stable debut; a player if that run has brought her on.
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7th

2

(12)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:25 Chepstow

Hollow Steel

10st 1lb

J: William Carson

T: Debbie Hughes

Soundly beaten on sole appearance in 2022 but belied 50-1 odds when very respectable third of six over C&D (good to firm) on recent seasonal/stable debut; a player if that run has brought her on.

16/1

3rd

5

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:25 Chepstow

Hollow Steel

9st 6lb

J: William Carson

T: Debbie Hughes

prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied and went third final 110yds, kept on

33/1

Form: 79-694

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; tends to race too freely and has basically become disappointing but took step back in right direction when fourth at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) last week and today's drop back in trip is worth a go.
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8th

9

(9)

21st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Stamford Blue

9st 3lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, midfield, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

8/1

3rd

11

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Chepstow

Stamford Blue

9st 1lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Unplaced all ten starts but ran with credit when fourth of 14 in a similar event at Bath (1m, good) on Wednesday, seeing the trip out better than he had previously; each-way claims if repeating that effort.

8/1

4th

13

(13)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Bath

Stamford Blue

9st 1lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Modest and inconsistent 3yo maiden; down the field in handicaps the last twice, 50-1 shot both times; hopes of a bigger performance are pinned on the drop to 0-50 classified level.

14/1

Form: 387-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Just a respectable fifth of eight on seasonal/handicap debut at Windsor (6f, good to firm) this month and was sold out of Andrew Balding's for £8,000 the following day; drops in grade for today's stable debut and remains unexposed; could have a say if boosted by the addition of cheekpieces.
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11th

10

(11)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Cruz

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Grace Harris

Didn't progress for Andrew Balding; well beaten in two starts for this yard, including after a second wind operation in July, and little appeal from a wide draw.

66/1

12th

5

(13)

9th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 6

17:22 Windsor

Berkshire Cruz

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

held up in rear

33/1

Form: 7-5426

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Prolific winner in his prime but has very modest strike-rate in recent years and is better known as a 7f/1m performer now; last of six when dropped back to 6f at Brighton a fortnight ago; not the obvious answer here.
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1st

3

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

17:00 Brighton

De Vegas Kid

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

Five-time course winner (7f-1m); out of form in sprint handicaps since returning from break in June (four runs) but will appreciate today's drop in grade, and this trip ought to be much more suitable.

6/1

7th

8

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

15:40 Bath

De Vegas Kid

9st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Ten-time winner (once over C&D) but has poor strike-rate in recent years and has not fired since returning from break in June.

16/1

25/1

Form: 3203-0

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
11-race maiden; has slipped to a tempting mark but ran very poorly on seasonal debut in April and all his best turf form was shown on ground slower than good.
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7th

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

El Hibri

10st 0lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

Won comfortably at Southwell last week but wasn't so good under a penalty at Wolverhampton on Tuesday; has the same burden here and he's unraced at this track.

4/1

5th

3

(1)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

El Hibri

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Has been running well for a while and did it comfortably at Southwell last week; previously fourth to Alafdhal here and not weighted to gain his revenge on that one.

9/2

1st

6

(8)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

El Hibri

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Apart from a Newcastle blip two starts back, he has been running consistently well since returned to the AW last September including a C&D success this month; beaten just over a length into fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) last Friday and holds solid claims from the same mark.

5/2

Form: 21-704 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
C&D winner last summer; safely held on first two starts this season but, with cheekpieces fitted, recovered well from slow start to take fourth behind Savalas over C&D (good to firm) this month; could be dangerous if she breaks on terms in first-time visor.
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0

5

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

13:40 Chepstow

Hagia Sophia

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

Well suited by this C&D and ran well here last month when finding only an in-form rival too strong; blotted her copybook by refusing to race at Bath four weeks ago though and too much to prove after that.

6/1

0

7

(1)

26th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

15:40 Bath

Hagia Sophia

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

Won twice over 6f last summer and has kept on well to make the frame over that trip on both outings since fitted with cheekpieces last month; claims on that evidence but needs to prove she can handle this track (well down the field on both previous visits).

7/1

2nd

3

(4)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:00 Chepstow

Hagia Sophia

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

C&D winner off 2lb lower last summer; no impact in first two starts this season but she caught the eye with her strong-finishing fourth back here (cheekpieces added) last month; was beaten less than 2l in that race and she's a big player if she can build on it; has raced exclusively on on good/good to firm on turf.

13/2

Non-runners

El Hibri, Hagia Sophia

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Payout
Exacta £11.50
Straight Forecast £9.97
Tricast £32.20
Trifecta £44.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bonkersinabundance

POSTDATA:

Savalas

The Times:

Connie's Rose

The Sun:

Hollow Steel

RP RATINGS:

Bonkersinabundance

Telegraph:

Bonkersinabundance

The Star:

Bonkersinabundance

Daily Record:

Bonkersinabundance

The Guardian:

Connie's Rose

Daily Mail:

Savalas

D Express:

Savalas

Daily Mirror:

Savalas