August 24 / 17.55 Chelmsford (AW)

17.55

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Book Your Christmas Party Here Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4346.46
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Book Your Christmas Party Here Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Kingman half-sister to the same owner's 1m/1m2f winner Al Hakeem (including AW/Group 2, also fourth in last year's Arc; 123); very interesting runner for a stable which could hardly be in better form.
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1st

3

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

19:10 Salisbury

Al Anoud

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Kingman half-sister to the same owner's 1m/1m2f winner Al Hakeem (including Group 2; 123); 9-4 at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month and she knuckled down well to lead close home; that was a promising start but this is much tougher under a penalty.

9/2

1st

12

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Al Anoud

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

led early, headed and in touch with leaders after 1f

6/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stepped up on the form of his 1m debut third here when second over 1m2f at Nottingham two weeks ago; likely to make a bold bid to go one better.
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2nd

4

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Arctic Mountain

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Stepped up on the form of his 1m debut third here when second over 1m2f at Nottingham two weeks ago; likely to make a bold bid to go one better.

7/4

2nd

3

(3)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

15:10 Nottingham

Arctic Mountain

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Half-brother to four winners, including on slow ground, who was strong in the market when third to two with experience on his Polytrack debut recently; today's stiffer test should suit.

6/1

3rd

3

(7)

25th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Arctic Mountain

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Seventh foal; gelded half-brother to winners including Lucida (6f/7f 2yo including Group 2), Pledge Of Honour (multiple 1m2f; 85) and Loures (UAE 6f dirt; 75); dam once-raced (67) half-sister to Breeders' Cup Turf winner English Channel; yard is 32% in AW maidens and also has a strong record at this course; makes plenty of appeal on paper.

3/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to winners, including the useful Firelight (6f including AW; RPR 100); dam 1m4f winner (AW/Listed; 107); wears a hood on debut; has had wind surgery; possibly the stable second string on jockey bookings but the betting will provide more clues.
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12th

10

(11)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Lope De Light

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: William Durkan

Placed on all four starts for Andrew Balding, small-field events on the last two occasions; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground.

6/1

9th

4

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Lope De Light

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Placed on all four starts for Andrew Balding, small-field events on the last two occasions; came closest to winning in a 1m2f Beverley novice event on heavy ground.

20/1

3rd

3

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

16:30 Pontefract

Lope De Light

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

disputed lead, led after 2f, headed 2f out, lost second and weakened over 1f out

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form at best in four hurdle races for James Owen, so hardly strikes as a likely type to make a winning start to his Flat career for his new yard.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

7

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Easy winner of a 1m seller here in November but he has found it tougher going in handicaps since; not beaten far having made the running at Lingfield two weeks ago (cheekpieces on for the first time) but he's up against some red-hot rivals today.

12/1

5th

8

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 0lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Has only won a seller (1m Polytrack); no better than fifth in three handicaps since that sole success and now tries cheekpieces.

14/1

13th

11

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 7lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Off the mark in 1m seller here in November, beating Cosmos Raj; not disgraced over same trip in Lingfield handicap this month but doesn't appear to be crying out for this return to 1m2f; others preferred.

20/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Son of Roaring Lion and cost 85,000gns as a yearling; dam unraced half-sister to 1m2f Group 1 winner Thistle Bird (also the dam of Epictetus and Jumbly); the mount of David Probert from the yard's two runners.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(7)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Marzocco

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, headway from 2f out, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, kept on

4/1

5th

11

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Marzocco

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Son of Roaring Lion and cost 85,000gns as a yearling; dam unraced half-sister to 1m2f Group 1 winner Thistle Bird (also the dam of Epictetus and Jumbly); the mount of David Probert from the yard's two runners.

14/1

Form: 67

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in two turf maidens (7f/1m2f) three months apart; took a keen hold last time and a hood goes on now.
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6th

12

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

17:38 Bath

Cracking Filly

9st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Dean Ivory

Thrice-raced filly who seems to be steadily getting the hang of things; bred to do better still, being half-sister to three winners for her yard; possible improver now handicapping.

20/1

6th

13

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Cracking Filly

9st 2lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Dean Ivory

Soundly beaten in two turf maidens (7f/1m2f) three months apart; took a keen hold last time and a hood goes on now.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper/maiden hurdle winner who can win on the Flat too judged on his promising seconds over 1m2f on turf at Pontefract and Doncaster in recent weeks; this sharper test at the trip is possibly not ideal (he will be suited by 1m4f in this sphere) but he should still play a prominent role.
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8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Wonderwall

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper and 2m5f hurdle winner, unraced beyond that; signed off for Richard Spencer when below form over fences at Cheltenham in November (returned from Flat, after wind surgery) and was brought down early when 22-1 for good handicap hurdle at Kempton three weeks ago for new yard; bit to prove.

16/1

0

12

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Wonderwall

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper/hurdle winner for Richard Spencer; below-par fourth over fences at Cheltenham when last seen; faces a demanding task in this field on debut for new yard (remains with same owner).

16/1

4th

3

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Wonderwall

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Promising novice hurdler in winter 2021-22 and he ran pretty well in a Grade 2 novice in November 2022 on his sole chase start; however, his form has gone the wrong way on the Flat this year and others provide more compelling options; has had wind surgery since last run last month.

12/1

Form: 5

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
200,000gns son of Kingman but beaten 22l when fifth of seven on his 1m4f Newmarket debut (16-1) four weeks ago; needs to have come on a lot.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

5

(3)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 4

16:30 Goodwood

Highland Song

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: David Simcock

Has failed to make a serious impact in two middle-distance events (turf/AW) and needs to improve a good deal on the bare form; handicaps more suitable shortly.

33/1

8th

9

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Highland Song

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

200,000gns son of Kingman but beaten 22l when fifth of seven on his 1m4f Newmarket debut (16-1) four weeks ago; needs to have come on a lot.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:35 Newmarket (July)

Highland Song

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: David Simcock

200,000gns yearling; Kingman half-brother to 1m/1m3f winner In Ecstasy (including 2yo/HK), out of 1m1f winner; sole newcomer in the field; stablemate of Rosa Chinensis; market instructive.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Gelded son of Camelot, cost 200,000gns as a yearling; from a top yard and interesting to see what the betting makes of him.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

6

(7)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Outpaced at a crucial stage but still managed to get off the mark at the sixth attempt (fifth for this yard) at Lingfield four weeks ago; this track may suit better kept to the same trip; respected up 4lb.

4/1

1st

5

(6)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Recorded his best RPR thus far when sixth of 12 in a 1m3f handicap at Southwell five weeks ago (blinkered first time); sent off at 125-1 on that occasion (ridden by a 7lb claimer) and didn't shape as though the return to 1m was the obvious move.

12/1

6th

8

(4)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 5lb

J: Sorin Moldoveanu

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

28/1

Form: 06

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in 1m2f maiden/novice events on turf at the start of the summer and looks more one for handicaps after this.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

8

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Baltic

8st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Hasn't shown much at all in a trio of 1m2f races (good/AW) but makes handicap debut with the yard in decent form and cheekpieces are enlisted; the market needs checking.

7/1

10th

5

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Baltic

9st 7lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

slowly away

20/1

6th

3

(1)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Windsor

Baltic

9st 3lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

always behind

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
A watching brief is advised for this son of Outstrip on his belated debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5

(16)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Manny Boy

9st 1lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Christine Dunnett

No solid form and he pulled too hard when tailed off on handicap debut 11 days ago (C&D; 100-1); drawn widest and impossible to recommend.

100/1

6th

4

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:27 Chelmsford (AW)

Manny Boy

9st 8lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Christine Dunnett

in rear, pulled hard and headway after 1f, dropped to rear over 2f out, soon struggling

16/1

13th

2

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Manny Boy

9st 8lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Christine Dunnett

prominent then led soon after start, headed and lost ground quickly from over 2f out

66/1

Form: 65

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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(10)

16th Dec 2022

1m 1f 110y

11:15 Fairview

Deep Dive

9st 6lb

J: T Gould

T: E Kaknis

(11)

25th Nov 2022

0m 6f 0y

10:40 Fairview

Deep Dive

8st 3lb

J: D Bogaleboile

T: E Kaknis

(1)

11th Nov 2022

0m 6f 110y

12:35 Fairview

Deep Dive

9st 6lb

J: D Bogaleboile

T: E Kaknis

Non-runners

Enrico Caruso, Fictional, Deep Dive

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.30
Straight Forecast £5.53
Trifecta £55.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arctic Mountain

NEWMARKET:

Wonderwall

The Times:

Al Anoud

D Express:

Delta Legend

Telegraph:

Al Anoud

POSTDATA:

Arctic Mountain

Daily Mirror:

Arctic Mountain

The Star:

Arctic Mountain

Daily Record:

Arctic Mountain

The Guardian:

Wonderwall

Daily Mail:

Wonderwall

The Sun:

Wonderwall