August 24 / 19.35 Chelmsford (AW)

19.35

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Weatherbys Stallion Book Chelmsford City Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £13500
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Stallion Book Chelmsford City Cup Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 54-211 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has steadily progressed since debuting for this yard last November and bids for a hat-trick from a 2lb higher mark after wins at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and Windsor (6f, good); still well treated on old form and shouldn't be underestimated.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

3

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

14:25 Lingfield (AW)

Aljari

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Tom Clover

Six-time AW winner who won three in a row (6f/7f) last summer and was a close third at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) last month on his return after 107 days off; on an unchanged mark and he should be in the mix again back up in trip.

4/1

3rd

1

(2)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Aljari

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Tom Clover

prominent

7/1

8th

12

(2)

21st Sep 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Aljari

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tom Clover

Has steadily progressed since debuting for this yard last November, completing a hat-trick when accounting for six rivals over C&D four weeks ago; this is a much sterner assignment but his jockey didn't resort to the whip last time and further improvement can't be discounted.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 42-403

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
A couple of fair efforts since returning from the US, as when third of nine at Newmarket (7f, good; first-time cheekpieces) this month; ran well in one previous go on Polytrack (at Lingfield), but has gone 18 starts without a win since his successful racecourse debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

2

(10)

16th Nov 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Maxi Boy

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

raced wide, towards rear

10/1

7th

4

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:45 Epsom

Maxi Boy

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Bell

prominent

10/1

6th

5

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Maxi Boy

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

0-19 since his winning debut; could have done with a softer lead when held late on over 7f at Chelmsford 13 days ago but that was a good run all things considered; doesn't have to lead.

7/1

Form: 324438 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Record over C&D reads 122 and is 1lb lower than when beaten a short head here in March; only eighth of nine when sent off 3-1 second-favourite at Sandown (7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago (Riot fourth), but the race wasn't run to suit and no surprise to see him fare better back here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(5)

26th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Chola Empire

8st 13lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

C&D winner last year; comes here on the back of two good seconds at Chelmsford; should remain competitive.

9/2

4th
6 (8)
Siam Fox

8/1

Form: -61785

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Tapeta winner who is 2lb higher than when successful on his return from four months off at Yarmouth (1m, good) in May; not so good in three starts since and another furlong would have been preferable.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Siam Fox

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Back off his last winning mark and although off six months he has won fresh in the past; has winning form at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta), but this trip looks inadequate for him now.

20/1

8th

8

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Siam Fox

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Back off his last winning mark and although off six months he has won fresh in the past; has winning form at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta), but this trip looks inadequate for him now.

20/1

5th

7

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Siam Fox

9st 10lb

J: J F Egan

T: Kevin Frost

Made all off only 1lb lower at Yarmouth (1m) in May; has lacked consistency since; not beaten far at Chelmsford on most recent AW attempt but isn't guaranteed to repeat that effort.

16/1

4/1

Form: 535144 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Beat three rivals (including Wyvern) on his return from six months off over C&D in May and added another success at Doncaster (7f, good) last month; possible to excuse his two subsequent defeats and interesting back here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

4th

3

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Hold-up performer who ran well when a close third of nine over the easy 1m at Lingfield last month, but all five wins (including three here) have come over 7f; others more persuasive.

10/1

Form: 324072 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Lingfield winner (7f, Polytrack) in February and bounced back from some lesser efforts in a first-time visor when beaten a neck by an in-form rival in a slightly better contest over C&D last month; up 2lb but a major player if building on that performance.
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10th

1

(10)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wyvern

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

in rear

10/1

9th

8

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Wyvern

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

Three-time AW winner; will be suited by today's trip-and-surface combination and current mark is workable but he has been absent since down-the-field turf run in October and is entitled to benefit from this outing.

9/1

10th

11

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Wyvern

10st 6lb

J: Mr Frederick Daly

T: Stuart Williams

He's on a competitive mark on this year's peak AW form but he hasn't been at his best in that sphere the last twice and he has an inferior profile on turf (from five starts on grass); others make greater appeal.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 099297 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
5-20 on the AW with his latest success coming from 2lb lower at Lingfied (7f, Polytrack) last November; probably needed last month's Newmarket return and is 0-12 on turf, but he will need to be back to his best to give the weight away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

1

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Meishar

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

pressed leader, weakened over 1f out

14/1

7th

2

(3)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:25 Newmarket (July)

Meishar

9st 12lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Bit of a mixed bag in five starts at Meydan at the start of the year, coming closest to winning when beaten a neck in a 16-runner handicap (7f, good); 5-20 on the AW, but 0-11 on turf and he may need this after 140 days off; stable also runs Nizaaka.

20/1

1st

6

(6)

30th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

Meishar

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Getting better with each run for this yard and his latest C&D third came at the hands of much higher-rated rivals; no obvious reason why he wouldn't make another bold bid.

4/1

Non-runners

Amber Island, Zero Carbon

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £23.50
Straight Forecast £24.20
Tricast £111.80
Trifecta £114.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Aljari

SPOTLIGHT:

Wyvern

The Times:

Chola Empire

Daily Mail:

Siam Fox

The Guardian:

Zero Carbon

The Star:

Amber Island

TOPSPEED:

Wyvern

Daily Record:

Wyvern

The Sun:

Chola Empire

D Express:

Siam Fox

POSTDATA:

Aljari

NEWMARKET:

Aljari

Telegraph:

Aljari

Daily Mirror:

Aljari