August 15 / 18.45 Chelmsford (AW)

18.45

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Ministry Of Sound Disco 2nd September Handicap

  • Prize money: £7851
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Ministry Of Sound Disco 2nd September Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Scattered showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4225-

Last run: 424 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in novices at Nottingham (1m2f, good) and Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) in May last year, but didn't improve for the fitting of cheekpieces (now removed) on handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good); returns from 14 months off having been gelded since last seen and the market should be revealing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:10 Meydan

Return To Dubai

9st 4lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: Saeed bin Suroor

midfield, kept on, never nearer

12/1

4th

4

(11)

19th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 110y

15:15 Meydan

Return To Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Saeed bin Suroor

held up, progress 2f out, stayed on well, nearest finish

9/2

3rd

3

(8)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Return To Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Returned from a 424-day absence to win a 1m2f handicap at Chelmsford in good style five weeks ago; 4lb rise not excessive and he has shown promise on turf (good ground); considered.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: -11955

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Winner of two Tapeta novices (1m) in January, but well held in all three handicaps on turf (gelded before latest outing); has to show he can handle Polytrack and still has stamina to prove.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(3)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

1m 1f 165y

13:00 Jebel Ali

Imperial Ace

9st 8lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

made running, headed 3f out, weakened

12/1

10th

4

(9)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Imperial Ace

9st 0lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

held up, lost touch 4f out, always behind

20/1

4th

2

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Meydan

Imperial Ace

9st 8lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final 1 1/2f out, weakened

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -22288 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of a Lingfield novice (1m2f, Polytrack) late last year and runner-up in his first three handicaps on AW/turf; out of the frame in his last two starts, but had excuses each time; gelded since last seen two months ago and he may be worth keeping an eye on.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Crystal Delight

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Jarvis

C&D runner-up in May; often races prominently and slow starts haven't helped in recent outings; that's a concern, as is his his heavy defeat at Doncaster in September on his only appearance on officially soft ground.

7/1

2nd

5

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

Crystal Delight

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Jarvis

dwelt start, soon prominent, led after 1f, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

10/1

5th

3

(5)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

16:45 Doncaster

Crystal Delight

9st 13lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Jarvis

Winless this term but he arrives in decent nick, tongue tied again when sixth of ten in 1m2f Yarmouth handicap 18 days ago; in the mix once more eased 1lb.

12/1

14/1

Form: 1-4240

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Has faced some stiff tasks, but has run with credit as when second of eight in a Newmarket Listed contest (7f, good) in May; only beat one home in the Britannia last time, though, and others may be better treated.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:10 Ascot

Benacre

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

Became a touch exposed over 7f-1m but is unexposed over middle distances and ran well upped to 1m2f on AW two outings ago; soft ground possibly contributed to his subsequent defeat over 1m4f; could go well if aided by first-time headgear.

10/1

3rd

4

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Benacre

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, ridden over 1f out, lost second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/2

4th

5

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Benacre

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Has faced some stiff tasks, but has run with credit as when second of eight in a Newmarket Listed contest (7f, good) in May; only beat one home in the Britannia last time, though, and others may be better treated.

14/1

Form: 5-2118 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo who won at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) and Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in April; ran better than it looked when in midfield in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good) and no surprise if he makes his presence felt back in trip/grade.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Wonder Legend

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Lightly raced 3yo who won at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) and Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in April; ran better than it looked when in midfield in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good) and no surprise if he makes his presence felt back in trip/grade.

9/4

8th

7

(12)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Wonder Legend

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Narrowly off the mark in battling style over 8.6f in April on his third attempt on AW; came smoothly from off the pace and strode well clear in 1m2f handicap at Doncaster (soft) late that month, since which he's been put up 13lb but he looked an exciting prospect and is likely to stay 1m4f.

7/1

1st

4

(1)

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

16:00 Doncaster

Wonder Legend

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

All three starts on the AW, making it third-time lucky with a narrow success in a Wolverhampton maiden (8.6f) this month; likely to have further improvement in him and bred to appreciate this longer trip, so with his fitness guaranteed is a major player on handicap/turf debut.

2/1

12/1

Form: 2-0530

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Proving hard to win with, but placed in better races in his last two appearances over C&D; could go well again, but others are preferred for the win.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(7)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Howth

10st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged right but kept on final 110yds

10/1

4th

5

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

A fair effort when fifth of 11 here (1m3f) last month (just behind Valsad), but losing run up to 17 and another 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

10/1

5th

6

(6)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Won a 1m nursery in Ireland in August 2021 but he's 0-16 since and was tailed off at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta; 16-1) on his return last month; mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; stablemate of Sonnerie Power.

11/2

8/1

Form: 226219 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Successful at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) and Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last winter and added another win at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in June; not so good back there last time, albeit in a better race, and others are higher up the list.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: James Tate

C&D winner (good; 4lb higher today) in June; not so hot back here on good to firm next time, albeit in a better race, and although he wasn't beaten far at Chelmsford (AW) on latest start, that was in only seventh of 11; faces fewer rivals this time but not top of the list.

9/1

7th

9

(10)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Mighty River

9st 5lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Successful at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) and Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last winter and added another win at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in June; not so good back there last time, albeit in a better race, and others are higher up the list.

8/1

9th

9

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

8st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Ten races and usually seriously involved, this season's exception on soft ground; best efforts came in 1m2f handicaps on good ground under Neil Callan at Newmarket on last two starts, the latter a C&D win since which the second and fourth have both won; not harshly treated with 4lb rise.

10/1

Form: 90232- BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 4yo who is 2lb higher than when beaten a head at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta first-time cheekpieces) in December; has run well over C&D, but this looks a competitive race in which to return from eight months off; watch market.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Diamond Ranger

10st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Boughey

Both wins in 7f novices, on turf and AW, but only just lost out after sustained duel with the winner over 1m3f at Southwell on final 3yo start; ran as though the run was needed on belated return at Chelmsford in August (first-time cheekpieces, retained); may yet do better.

25/1

8th

2

(9)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Diamond Ranger

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Unexposed 4yo who is 2lb higher than when beaten a head at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta first-time cheekpieces) in December; has run well over C&D, but this looks a competitive race in which to return from eight months off; watch market.

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Diamond Ranger

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

raced freely, midfield, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance when carried left inside final furlong, kept on, just held

7/2

Form: 3300-6

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Went close here (7f) in his only previous AW start as a 3yo and just 1lb higher than when successful at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) later that year; saddle slipped on his stable debut at York last month, but he still has questions to answer.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Carolus Magnus

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, never better than midfield

16/1

6th

12

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Carolus Magnus

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway

10/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 367307 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner in the spring of 2022 and 9lb lower than when a close third of five in a better race back here in March; headgear last four starts, but not today; respected
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(11)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

1m winner here in October; two good placed efforts over 7f here and at Southwell around the turn of the year; unable to show his true colours at Kempton last time when short of room as he was making his move; solid claims off a competitive mark.

3/1

6th

4

(3)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Varian

4-12 on AW, the most recent win at Newcastle (1m) in October; close third, having come from much further back than the first two, at Southwell (7f) last time; possibilities back up in distance.

7/2

3rd

6

(7)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

slowly into stride, in rear

7/2

Form: 1-2920 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Tailed off at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month, but his record on turf reads 5357890 while on the AW (all over 1m2f at Lingfield) his record reads 122; outside stall a bit awkward, but he could go well back on Polytrack.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Paris Lights

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, not fluent and lost position 4 out

7/2

5th

3

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Paris Lights

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1m2f AW novice winner for George Boughey; ended his time with that trainer on a low note and picked up by his new connections for only 3,000gns in September; has had wind surgery ahead of this return to action; watching brief advised unless the betting hints otherwise.

33/1

11th

10

(11)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Paris Lights

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Tailed off at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month, but his record on turf reads 5357890 while on the AW (all over 1m2f at Lingfield) his record reads 122; outside stall a bit awkward, but he could go well back on Polytrack.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £75.90
Straight Forecast £66.82
Tricast £556.80
Trifecta £562.10

Selections

The Times:

Wonder Legend

SPOTLIGHT:

Greatgadian

The Sun:

Diamond Ranger

NEWMARKET:

Return To Dubai

Telegraph:

Imperial Ace

Daily Mirror:

Mighty River

TOPSPEED:

Crystal Delight

POSTDATA:

Paris Lights

The Guardian:

Wonder Legend

The Star:

Wonder Legend

Daily Record:

Diamond Ranger

D Express:

Return To Dubai

RP RATINGS:

Greatgadian

Daily Mail:

Greatgadian