August 10 / 20.30 Chepstow

20.30

Soft

William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 14 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 14 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

Form: 3-3919 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Took form to new level when keeping on well to score at Haydock (7f, good to firm) last month and didn't run badly when ninth of 25 at Ascot three weeks later; not yet fully exposed; a possible.
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2nd

6

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Ramazan

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Has won Class 2 handicaps over 7f at Haydock and Chepstow this season; better than ever when just missing out in the 6f Ayr Gold Cup two weeks ago and this 3yo is improving steadily; appears to have no ground preferences.

4/1

2nd

13

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Ramazan

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Sprint promise as a 2yo but it has been over 7f that he's really kicked on this summer, winning Class 2 handicaps at Haydock and Chepstow either side of a good run in a valuable Ascot event; still has some upside but dropping in trip isn't sure to be of benefit.

14/1

20/1

Form: 573200

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Irish raider who didn't enjoy the run of the race when midfield (not beaten far) in valuable 18-runner handicap at last week's Galway festival (8.6f, yielding to soft); unlikely to be favoured by drying ground, though (particularly over this shorter trip).
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8th

5

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:15 Curragh

Loingseoir

9st 11lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

towards rear

14/1

6th

1

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:20 Gowran Park

Loingseoir

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: M C Grassick

dwelt start, held up in rear, some headway under 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

11/2

6th

1

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Loingseoir

10st 4lb

J: Yudish Geerdharry

T: M C Grassick

Won this race last year; has hit the crossbar in a couple of runs this year and bounced back from a lesser run in a Racing League contest when a staying on fourth over 7f here a fortnight ago; 7lb higher than last year but should go well back up in trip.

6/1

Form: 026921 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Close second at Ascot (7f) last month and was given well-judged ride from off the pace to go one better over same C&D (again on good to soft) a fortnight later; still quite lightly raced for his age and recent 3lb rise does not look excessive.
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3rd

17

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David O’Meara

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

16/1

1st

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Pearle Dor

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

11

(7)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Pearle Dor

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David O’Meara

Close second at Ascot (7f) last month and was given well-judged ride from off the pace to go one better over same C&D (again on good to soft) a fortnight later; still quite lightly raced for his age and recent 3lb rise does not look excessive.

10/1

Form: 9-0531 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Came good for Tim Easterby at fourth attempt, in 17-runner handicap at York (7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; effectively 6lb higher from just out of the weights here but still features prominently in calculations.
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1st

1

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Quest For Fun

10st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader

3/1

2nd

15

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:45 York

Quest For Fun

8st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

12/1

18

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Quest For Fun

9st 8lb

T: Tim Easterby

Form: 8-5005 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Group 1 winner in 2018 and proved he retains a big chunk of ability when fifth of 15 in Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) last month; unreliable in recent years, though, and younger rivals appeal more.
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7th

1

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Accidental Agent

10st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

towards rear

12/1

7th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Accidental Agent

9st 12lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had a distinguished career and it's not over yet judged on a hampered fifth of 15 in Bunbury Cup in July (good to soft; handles most ground); fair fifth in a Racing League race at Chepstow since; handicapper cautiously dropping him in the weights; involved.

7/1

Form: 304000 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Yet to win in Britain and comes here after finishing well down the field in three valuable, big-field handicaps at Ascot this summer (6f-7f); on a good mark now but needs a good boost from the first-time visor.
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6th

5

(11)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Spirit Of Light

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win in Britain and comes here after finishing well down the field in three valuable, big-field handicaps at Ascot this summer (6f-7f); on a good mark now but needs a good boost from the first-time visor.

20/1

0

11

(16)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Capable of useful form but came up well short in two handicaps at Royal Ascot (7f/6f) last month, taking record for current yard to 0-15; opposed in another hot contest.

50/1

18th

11

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Ian Williams

Both wins in UAE but he ran to a useful level over 7f at Newmarket in April and did well to get as close as he did when a hampered fourth to Bielsa at York in May (6f, good); raced in the disadvantaged group when well adrift here on Thursday; still one to be interested in.

33/1

12/1

Form: 449142 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Looked as good as ever when making all at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) in June and posted another good effort when second in Racing League contest at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; promising 5lb claimer enlisted here; can make a bold bid.
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8th

7

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Able Kane

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rod Millman

prominent, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

7/1

3rd

2

(5)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Leicester

Able Kane

9st 6lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Arrives in good form and his latest run is best ignored (poorly drawn) when last of 12 in 6.5f Doncaster handicap last month; took this contest in 2021 so he needs considering.

9/2

12th

12

(1)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

Able Kane

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

Won this race off 3lb lower in 2021; disappointed when favourite 12 months ago; enjoying another productive campaign, winning at Newmarket in June; should go well.

7/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 243-04 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won 6f AW handicap off 1lb lower last summer and made the frame in three subsequent 7f Group races; returned from break with very creditable fourth in Chester Listed race (7f, soft) last month and won't mind if the ground dries out here; the class act in this line-up.
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7th

2

(2)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

midfield

8/1

4th

2

(5)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tom Dascombe

slowly away, took keen hold, in rear, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

4/1

5th

1

(2)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

13:10 Lingfield (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Dascombe

Has a healthy 5-14 record on AW; operating a little below his best lately, including back on AW last twice, but his handicap mark does reflect that and he'd be very dangerous if staging a full-scale revival.

4/1

9th
7 (12)
Zip

25/1

Form: 613026 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Nine-time winner over 7f; ran right up to best form when close second on Tapeta last month but wasn't seen to same effect at York a fortnight later and drying ground will significantly reduce his appeal here (all turf wins gained on soft/heavy).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

3

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Third to Master Zoffany here before finishing close up behind Intervention at Southwell; running well but he's stuck on a tough mark.

10/1

5th

9

(9)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Zip

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield

9/1

3rd

2

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

led, faced challenge from over 1f out, headed final 110yds, no extra and lost second towards finish

4/1

Form: -05891 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly at 1m over last couple of years but coped well with drop back to 7f when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster last month (second run in cheekpieces); still on workable mark after a 2lb rise; respected.
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1st

10

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Atrium

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Largely progressive at two and three; however, hasn't done quite so well this year and his July success (7f, soft) came in a lower grade, sharing the spoils; balance of 2023 form suggests he'll come up well short.

18/1

6th

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Atrium

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Has done a lot of his racing at 1m but dropping back to 7f was no issue when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster two starts back (second run in cheekpieces); fine under these conditions and remains on a workable mark if able to bounce back from a poor one at Chepstow.

4/1

10th

4

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Atrium

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Raced mainly at 1m over last couple of years but coped well with drop back to 7f when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster last month (second run in cheekpieces); still on workable mark after a 2lb rise; respected.

6/1

Form: 770065 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Yet to hit top gear for new stable this season (eight starts) but was denied clear run before keeping on well for creditable fifth of 25 in major Ascot handicap (7f, good) 12 days ago and has slipped to a tempting mark.
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5th

7

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fools Rush In

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

Running with credit lately as when fourth of eight at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) ten days ago, but losing run up to 18 despite having dropped 15lb below his last winning mark; others more convincing.

11/1

4th

7

(7)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Fools Rush In

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

He should be making a big impact at this level and he hasn't run badly on Tapeta and turf on his last two starts; 9lb lower than when fifth of 25 at Ascot in July; cheekpieces return today.

8/1

4th

9

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Fools Rush In

8st 11lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

It's been a substandard, winless campaign but he's dropped down the weights and returned to some form with a close fourth at Southwell (AW) last Wednesday on his first crack at 1m; this six-time turf winner might not be far away if backing up that latest performance; withdrawn when the ground was good to soft here on Thursday.

14/1

16/1

Form: 055157 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Came from off the pace to collect a good prize at Chester (7.6f, good) in May but needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Haydock last month and current mark demands a career-best performance.
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8th

3

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Boardman

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Won over the extended 7f at Chester in May but has lost his way lately; mark on the slide but others are still preferred.

25/1

12th

1

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:35 Chester

Boardman

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, in rear

8/1

Non-runners

Saxon King

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Payout
Straight Forecast £99.17
Tricast £475.18

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Pearle D'or

LAMBOURN:

Saxon King

NEWMARKET:

Atrium

SPOTLIGHT:

Fools Rush In

WEST COUNTRY:

Able Kane

The Sun:

Ramazan

D Express:

Quest For Fun

The Times:

Spirit Of Light

POSTDATA:

Accidental Agent

Daily Mail:

Saxon King

Daily Mirror:

Pearle D'or

The Star:

Pearle D'or

Daily Record:

Pearle D'or

Telegraph:

Atrium

RP RATINGS:

Fools Rush In

The Guardian:

Able Kane