July 28 / 19.55 Chepstow

19.55

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Weekly Free Bet Club Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Vickers.Bet Weekly Free Bet Club Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 147733 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
7f AW winner; back in form by the looks of it, going close on fast ground at Lingfield and again placed at Epsom (good) in a Class 5; slower ground could be an issue but she has better claims than most.
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12th

6

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:15 Brighton

Dulcet Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Brett Johnson

prominent, soon went second

12/1

12th

6

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:15 Brighton

Dulcet Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Brett Johnson

prominent, soon went second

12/1

13th

2

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Dulcet Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Brett Johnson

led, headed and prominent after 2f

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 7-0556

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Went close off a 12lb higher mark (1m, good) when with Clive Cox but minor form for this yard on Flat and over hurdles.
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0

3

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Pavlodar

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Two good runs in Class 6 company at Chepstow in the summer, getting off the mark at the 14th attempt in August; bled from the nose when disappointing at that track in September; sold for 5,000gns in November and just the type that Mick Appleby will find races for; betting instructive.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -99995

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Maiden who was placed a few times last season and her latest Ffos Las effort was more encouraging; seems to be suited by good ground and softer.
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7th

9

(4)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Thewaytothestars

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Grace Harris

in touch with leaders

20/1

7th

9

(4)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Thewaytothestars

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Grace Harris

in touch with leaders

20/1

8th

11

(6)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:55 Windsor

Thewaytothestars

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Grace Harris

Dual winner in August, once on heavy ground (7f) and once over C&D, latterly off a 4lb lower mark; not as good since, though, and stamina would be a slight cause for concern today.

20/1

Form: 122425 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Infrequent winner but capable of going close at this level and versatile trip-wise; in fairly solid form and handles slow ground.
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2nd

13

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Letter Of The Law

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

led towards near side, headed 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

25/1

2nd

13

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Letter Of The Law

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

led towards near side, headed 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

25/1

5th

7

(1)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Letter Of The Law

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Brighton regular - successful over 1m there last May; struggled for form on turf through August, September, and October, so returns from a 155-day absence with plenty to prove, not least his AW prowess (0-12).

14/1

Form: 440482 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Best run for a while when only just missing out over C&D (good) last week and, while a strike-rate of 1-30 is naturally worrying, she won't be far away with something similar.
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5

(10)

21st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:20 Lingfield

Sapphires Moon

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Best effort this year when going close in Chepstow handicap (7f, good) three starts ago; record is just 1-32 but she has possibilities if taking well to first-time hood; sole win came at classified level.

10/1

6th

9

(9)

10th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:30 Brighton

Sapphires Moon

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and led 2f out, edged left 1f out, headed final 110yds, soon no extra

10/1

5th

8

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Sapphires Moon

8st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Best run for a while when only just missing out over C&D (good) last week and, while a strike-rate of 1-30 is naturally worrying, she won't be far away with something similar.

3/1

33/1

Form: -00000

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Has gone 0-16 since a winning debut two years ago and she's struggling for form.
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7th

2

(8)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:12 Ffos Las

El Maga

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Tom McGuinness

0-17 since a winning debut two years ago and she's struggling for form.

25/1

6th

9

(9)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

El Maga

8st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Tom McGuinness

Has gone 0-16 since a winning debut two years ago and she's struggling for form.

33/1

14th

11

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Fairyhouse

El Maga

8st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Tom McGuinness

towards rear

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -21226 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
All of his five wins have been on AW but he had a couple of near misses on turf in May; needs to bounce back from his Yarmouth blip but that's feasible.
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5th

6

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

13:45 Salisbury

Revolutionary Man

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Robyn Brisland

slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

7th

2

(3)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Revolutionary Man

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Robyn Brisland

All of his five wins have been on AW but he had a couple of near misses on turf in May; needs to bounce back from his Yarmouth blip but that's feasible.

9/2

3

(5)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:40 Yarmouth

Revolutionary Man

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Robyn Brisland

All of his five wins have been on AW but he had a couple of near misses on turf last month including over C&D (good to firm) on his penultimate run; still looks on a workable mark but he lost touch here yesterday.

6/1

100/30

Form: 581513 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

8/1

Form: 9-1969

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner over 6f at Kempton AW in May; comfortably held since (6f/7f) and questions to answer under these conditions.
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5th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear

8/1

4th

8

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

13:10 Bath

Flagman

9st 2lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Back to the mark off which he won a 6f handicap at Kempton in May and his latest fifth at Chepstow was promising (7f, good to firm); has the ability to play a major role but his tendency to fluff the start means he will always carry risk.

12/1

5th

4

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

held up in rear

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £60.90
Straight Forecast £78.84
Tricast £557.18
Trifecta £389.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sapphire's Moon

WEST COUNTRY:

Savalas

SPOTLIGHT:

Thewaytothestars

The Times:

Dulcet Spirit

RP RATINGS:

Thewaytothestars

The Star:

Thewaytothestars

The Guardian:

Dulcet Spirit

Daily Mail:

Sapphire's Moon

Daily Mirror:

Sapphire's Moon

Daily Record:

Sapphire's Moon

Telegraph:

Savalas

D Express:

Savalas

The Sun:

Savalas