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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11th

11

(2)

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

Tradesman

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

slowly into stride, raced in last

12/1

5th

9

(7)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Tradesman

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Won four staying handicaps at Chelmsford since last August and good second on Southwell AW (2m) on both starts this season; his only three turf starts (last May-August) saw low-level form but his AW level was modest as well at that stage and he is a major player on the more recent AW efforts.

13/2

5th

9

(7)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Tradesman

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Won four staying handicaps at Chelmsford since last August and good second on Southwell AW (2m) on both starts this season; his only three turf starts (last May-August) saw low-level form but his AW level was modest as well at that stage and he is a major player on the more recent AW efforts.

13/2

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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4th

4

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Geelong

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

raced wide, dwelt start, towards rear, headway on outer after 4f

11/2

4th

4

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Geelong

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

raced wide, dwelt start, towards rear, headway on outer after 4f, no extra over 1f out, hung right inside final 110yds

11/2

2nd

4

(9)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:25 Kempton (AW)

Geelong

9st 9lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

1m3f wins here and at Windsor (good) last autumn came racing prominently; unfailingly consistent back over further under mostly rather more patient tactics since, and interesting to see how he's played tonight.

3/1

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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10th

3

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Socialist Agenda

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

2-2 in AW handicaps (1m6f/2m) since the visor was refitted, but cheekpieces return on this first hurdles outing since November, when well below par; a threat to all if rediscovering the level of such as his 2022 Scottish County Hurdle success off 19lb higher.

7/2

1st

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

Five-time bumper/hurdle winner, who got off the mark on the Flat when forging clear at Southwell (2m, Tapeta; 13-8 favourite) last month; a 4lb rise for that smooth win looks fair and he's a big player again on this drop back in trip.

6/4

1st

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Socialist Agenda

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: L J Morgan

Five-time bumper/hurdle winner, who got off the mark on the Flat when forging clear at Southwell (2m, Tapeta; 13-8 favourite) last month; a 4lb rise for that smooth win looks fair and he's a big player again on this drop back in trip.

6/4

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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6th

9

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

18:53 Leicester

Foursome

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Olly Williams

prominent

7/1

7th

7

(9)

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

13:55 Leicester

Foursome

9st 2lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Olly Williams

1-30; fair effort when third at Catterick (1m4f, good; acts on heavy) this month when leading 1f out and was only headed close home; each-way claims.

5/1

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