August 24 / 19.05 Chelmsford (AW)

19.05

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Betsi Handicap

  • Prize money: £5210.99
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Betsi Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: -15456 CD

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Can front-run; has a better strike-rate on the AW (6-22) than on turf (1-10) so possible to forgive latest Nottingham effort; record here reads 12121 and is back off her last winning mark, so one for the shortlist
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6th

2

(8)

6th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Finery

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

Returned from a break with creditable third of seven over 1m here last month but she's been below par twice since, latterly at Newcastle only five days ago; others arrive with more pressing claims.

7/1

7th

8

(2)

1st Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Finery

8st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Michael Appleby

Ran well in the Southwell contest won by Wild Side but raced too freely in the Wolverhampton event won by Nine Tenths; not sure to what to expect in first-time cheekpieces (replacing usual hood).

16/1

4th

4

(5)

16th Dec 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Finery

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

led

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 773260 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Placed in both starts after returning to the AW in June (1m), but not so good in his last two outings over further; back off the same mark as when successful over C&D in February so worth a second look, especially if positive in the market.
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2nd

8

(5)

13th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Nasim

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Pattinson

Not the most prolific having won just one of his last 26 starts, but two runs over C&D last year resulted in a win and a second, both from a mark 7lb higher than today; ran well despite a wide trip when fourth of ten over 1m2f here last time; interesting.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 430257

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Could be given a solid chance on his second of 14 at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) in June (Covert Mission fourth) and he races off the same mark; nice draw, but is now 0-13 in handicaps which does sound a note of caution.
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9th

3

(5)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

prominent

4/1

4th

2

(5)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders

12/1

4th

6

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

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1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Last Hoorah

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, pressed leader, led 6f out

4/1

Form: 928240

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Has been racing over further since beaten a neck over C&D in March and again went close over 1m2f here in May, but his record of 2-28 does suggest he is vulnerable.
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12th

12

(7)

26th Sep 2023

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Beautiful Crown

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

always behind

20/1

7th

7

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Beautiful Crown

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

slowly away, raced in last

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:06 Bath

Beautiful Crown

9st 10lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Brett Johnson

slowly away

6/1

12/1

Form: 355505 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Tough sort (9-69) and 8lb lower than when successful over C&D in January, but recent efforts raise doubts as to whether he is running well enough to take advantage.
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5th

4

(2)

28th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Asdaa

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, held up in rear

7/2

6th

12

(7)

20th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Asdaa

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Triple AW winner last winter (including one over C&D) but form has an uneven look since; below best over C&D last time but usual cheekpieces now replaced by first-time visor.

12/1

6th

1

(3)

6th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Asdaa

9st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Not quite at the top of his game of late; however, this six-time AW winner has clear possibilities off current mark back in Class 6.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 254713 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Often a front-runner; has been performing well on turf lately including a win at Lingfield (7.6f, soft) last month, but he has a better strike-rate on the AW (5-17), his latest success coming at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) in April; well drawn and should go well again.
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9th

2

(6)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Covert Mission

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

9th

2

(6)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Covert Mission

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

dwelt start, in rear throughout (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

5/1

4th

4

(2)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Covert Mission

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Is much better drawn than when running no race over C&D four weeks ago (behind Uzincso) and is just 1lb higher than when scoring on turf in July; comes with risks attached.

11/2

Form: 006792 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
A step up in trip and addition of a tongue-tie resulted in much better effort off his lower turf mark when second of 11 at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) eight days ago; interesting to see if he can build on that as he is 5lb lower than when last successful on the AW, but he has an awkward draw.
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7th

3

(1)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Yarmouth

George Morland

10st 2lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Seemed to benefit from going over 1m2f (and this new headgear combination) when runner-up here two starts back and fared less well back in trip at Chelmsford on Thursday, though the draw didn't help; others preferred kept to 1m.

14/1

7th

1

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

George Morland

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

towards rear

7/1

2nd

2

(1)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:10 Yarmouth

George Morland

10st 2lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Four-time AW winner who scored off 10lb higher at Southwell (1m) last November but he's not finished closer than sixth in his seven runs since; turf record now stands at 0-13 and he has questions to answer at this new trip; tongue-tie added.

16/1

Form: -74800 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Dual winner for Archie Watson last year, including at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta); ran well on his second start for this yard when fourth of 13 at Windsor (1m, soft) in April, but his three efforts since have been poor; best watched for now; stable also runs Beautiful Crown.
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8th

6

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Brunos Gold

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Brett Johnson

prominent

16/1

13th

12

(1)

6th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Kempton (AW)

Brunos Gold

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Brett Johnson

Free-going sort who took major backward steps when back up to 1m2f on last two outings, despite having won over that trip last July; 3lb below that winning mark but none too solid and this looks a hot race.

33/1

11th

1

(10)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:12 Sandown

Brunos Gold

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Brett Johnson

took keen hold, led but pestered, headed and raced in second 6f out

16/1

Form: 95-723 CD

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Had dropped to a mark 11lb lower than for his C&D success in September 2021 when beaten a head at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) in April; not so good on turf last time, but interesting back on the AW and the return to this trip a positive.
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7th

11

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Crack Regiment

8st 13lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Henry Spiller

in rear

12/1

9th

5

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Crack Regiment

9st 8lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Henry Spiller

midfield

3/1

3rd

2

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

17:00 Yarmouth

Crack Regiment

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Henry Spiller

Both wins in Britain have come on the AW and he went down by only a head at Kempton (7f) last time, but he did score on turf in France (for this stable); further probably suits him best, but he stil comes into this in better form than most.

2/1

Non-runners

Cephalus

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £62.40
Straight Forecast £61.07
Tricast £277.65
Trifecta £312.80

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Crack Regiment

SPOTLIGHT:

Covert Mission

RP RATINGS:

Nasim

POSTDATA:

Nasim

NEWMARKET:

Covert Mission

Telegraph:

Covert Mission

The Guardian:

Covert Mission

The Sun:

Covert Mission

The Times:

Crack Regiment

Daily Mail:

Crack Regiment

D Express:

Crack Regiment

Daily Mirror:

Crack Regiment

The Star:

Crack Regiment

Daily Record:

Crack Regiment