August 24 / 20.05 Chelmsford (AW)

20.05

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Ministry Of Sound 2nd September Handicap

  • Prize money: £4130.99
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Ministry Of Sound 2nd September Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.60
  • Place: £7.10

Form: 605738

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden who's been over far as 2m this season and over as short as 1m2f on last two outings; it's possible to argue that his best form came over C&D and he's 9lb lower now, but those are probably not solid claims.
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2nd

5

(6)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Tradesman

9st 3lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, held up in last, in touch with leaders 5f out

5/2

2nd

3

(5)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Tradesman

9st 10lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Ended last year on a high, winning four of his last six starts over 1m6f/2m; they were all on Polytrack, though, and his Tapeta form doesn't match up (9706); enough to prove back from 82 days off.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6-9816

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Upped from about 1m3f to 2m when narrow winner at Wetherby in June; tailed off on heavy three weeks ago on his only run since; behind in his three AW starts, albeit with two of those before he went handicapping; needs a market check.
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2nd

8

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Team Endeavour

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ian Williams

led

3/1

2nd

5

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:33 Lingfield (AW)

Team Endeavour

8st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Won a 0-60 apprentice handicap at Wetherby (2m, good to firm) in June; placed twice on Polytrack in August (including C&D); below par at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) latest; cheekpieces swapped for visor; better is needed.

9/2

4th

7

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Team Endeavour

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

led early, headed and prominent after 3f

5/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 676264

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
2-39 and probably vulnerable for win purposes but second at Kempton in May and close fourth at Catterick on latest start; worth this first attempt beyond 1m4f.
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4th

4

(4)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

2nd

3

(6)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Won at Kempton (1m4f) in November; largely consistent since, creditable third over C&D most recently; solid claims off unaltered mark.

6/1

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

1m4f Tapeta winner; 5lb higher than when last winning at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) last November; has been competitive in most starts since, including when second over C&D on his penultimate start; player.

3/1

Form: 561-48 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
5-28 on AW compared to 1-17 on turf; may have needed his only start this summer (50-1, turf) and he's well handicapped given some of last year's AW and turf form, so he needs a second look in the returning cheekpieces which did the trick for him off this mark over C&D last December.
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5th

7

(11)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Estrela Star

9st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ali Stronge

slowly away, in rear

10/1

4th

1

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Estrela Star

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ali Stronge

5-28 on AW compared to 1-17 on turf; may have needed his only start this summer (50-1, turf) and he's well handicapped given some of last year's AW and turf form, so he needs a second look in the returning cheekpieces which did the trick for him off this mark over C&D last December.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 263432

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Still to add to his 2yo debut win but down the weights and bang there on his last three starts; should be again.
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3rd

7

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Geelong

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

in rear

11/2

3rd

7

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Geelong

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

in rear, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

11/2

2nd

1

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Geelong

10st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

held up in rear, headway against near rail over 2f out, went second over 1f out, soon disputing lead, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 7085 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Three-time bumper winner who has also scored twice over hurdles; only four runs under Flat rules and, although he hit a major flat patch, he finished close to the leaders when fifth of ten on Flat handicap debut at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) last time; more to offer in this sphere.
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1st

5

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders

7/2

1st

5

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead 2f out, ran on well from over 1f out, eased towards finish, comfortably

7/2

7th

5

(8)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: L J Morgan

Three bumper wins and two over hurdles within the first seven starts of his career, but 0-19 under both codes since; third in three outings at Southwell (1m4f-2m) since the blinkers went on and another place may be his best hope.

7/1

7th
10 (8)
Buford

7/1

Form: 426362

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Sole win (27 races) was in August 2021 but he went close at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) last time and that's far from his only creditable show this term; all 13 AW races have been on Tapeta.
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9th

7

(4)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Buford

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

1-31 and poor in all three starts since returning from five months off in January; easily passed over.

50/1

6th

9

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Buford

8st 13lb

T: Lisa Williamson

Beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) last August, but just 1-30 and both efforts since returning for this yard last month have been poor; look elsewhere.

66/1

8th

10

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Buford

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

1-29, the sole win in 2021; had quite a few minor honours last year, including a close second over 1m6f at Wolverhampton in August off today's mark, but this month's first run for a new yard was a heavy defeat.

25/1

Form: 751512 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Seen mostly on Tapeta and has more to prove on Polytrack, although he did win here in 2018; 1m6f wins at Wolverhampton this May and June, with a close call at Newcastle on latest start, so there's plenty of fire in him despite advancing years.
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7th

3

(5)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Harriet Bethell

Two wins and as many seconds from 11 visits here but was well behind in The Craftymaster's race here 20 days ago.

10/1

7th

3

(2)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Harriet Bethell

Won two of his three most recent course starts, over 1m6f in May and June, and went very close off this mark at Newcastle (2m) in July; can come on for his recent return to action at Southwell; major role likely.

6/1

5th

14

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 4lb

T: Harriet Bethell

Seen mostly on Tapeta and has more to prove on Polytrack, as shown by latest start; 1m6f wins at Wolverhampton this May and June, with a close call at Newcastle on penultimate start, but there's a bit more for him to prove with the 105-day absence.

9/1

Form: 356471

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Usually ridden by Archie Young; she was well treated on her spring form and made the most of it when scoring at Hamilton (1m4f, soft) ten days ago, getting off the mark at the 14th attempt; has comparable AW form and is considered under the 5lb penalty.
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1st

5

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

17:30 Catterick

Ask Peter

9st 0lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

made all, went well clear from over 2f out, canter

6/1

7th

2

(3)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

17:45 Hamilton

Ask Peter

9st 11lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Front-running C&D wins in two of her last three starts, readily accounting for her rivals eight days ago; suspicion she'll need more to defy a penalty in a race featuring other recent winners.

9/2

1st

5

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

17:40 Hamilton

Ask Peter

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Inconsistent of late; however, opened her account in C&D handicap (soft; made all to beat Aighear) on most recent turf start and enters calculations returned to this scenario.

8/1

12/1

Form: 453464 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
19-race maiden; has tried Tapeta but this is her first go on Polytrack; most 2023 form gives her a place squeak but she got upset in the stalls (withdrawn) when last seen 15 days ago.
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4th

7

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Foursome

10st 10lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Olly Williams

Ordinary strike-rate on the Flat; hasn't been helping herself sufficiently during her qualifying runs but possible her initial mark underestimates her as a result; too soon to write her off in this discipline.

9/1

11th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Foursome

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

In good form on the Flat last October but at a lowly level and she's been well beaten since on her first two hurdle starts (pulled hard last time); considerable improvement is needed.

50/1

50/1

Form: 6770-6

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Both of his wins were over hurdles, along with vast majority of his races; no significant impact on the Flat in recent years.
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0

14

3rd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Derek Shaw

towards rear, outpaced 6th, brief headway 9th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

50/1

11th

12

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Record of 2-47, though both wins did at least come over hurdles; quiet under both codes this year and he's well out of the weights.

66/1

11th

13

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Ulysses

9st 0lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Derek Shaw

Both of his wins were over hurdles, along with vast majority of his races; no significant impact on the Flat in recent years.

50/1

Form: 45-7

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Ran twice over 1m last July for James Tate, with a whiff of ability on second occasion; sold for 6,500gns that August and had gelding/wind operations before tailed off when 150-1 at Newmarket (1m4f) four weeks ago; no solid claims but going handicapping is much more realistic.
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12th

4

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Desert Glory

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Clare Hobson

Ran twice over 1m last July for James Tate, with a whiff of ability on second occasion; sold for 6,500gns that August and had gelding/wind operations before tailed off when 150-1 at Newmarket (1m4f) four weeks ago; no solid claims but going handicapping is much more realistic.

50/1

7th

1

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:35 Newmarket (July)

Desert Glory

10st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Clare Hobson

Minor RPRs in a couple of 1m races in the north last July for James Tate; sold for 6,500gns and had gelding/wind operations since; bred to be suited by this new trip but has a lot to find on bare figures.

40/1

5th

4

(3)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 4

16:20 Thirsk

Desert Glory

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: James Tate

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14/1

Non-runners

Big Jimbo

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £240.20
Straight Forecast £178.13
Tricast £2291.15
Trifecta £2953.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Geelong

The Times:

Ask Peter

Telegraph:

Steel Helmet

Daily Record:

Big Jimbo

SPOTLIGHT:

Estrela Star

D Express:

Socialist Agenda

The Guardian:

Ask Peter

POSTDATA:

Geelong

LAMBOURN:

Geelong

Daily Mail:

Geelong

Daily Mirror:

Geelong

The Sun:

Geelong

The Star:

Steel Helmet