August 24 / 15.25 Chepstow

15.25

Good

Network Productions Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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Network Productions Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £14.10
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 117813 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
The winner of four races this summer, two of them over C&D, and he didn't run badly on ground that would have been slower than ideal last time; no obvious reason why he wouldn't make another bold bid.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

14

(13)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:35 Chepstow

Fact Or Fable

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: J S Moore

Three-time C&D winner last year who's fine on any ground and arrives in form; is more likely than most at this level to give his running but this is a stronger race than the C&D handicap in which he chased home Porterinthejungle last month.

12/1

2nd

3

(6)

26th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Ffos Las

Fact Or Fable

9st 9lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: J S Moore

8-94; a regular visitor to Bath, Brighton and Chepstow; demonstrated that he remains in fine fettle by sticking on for pressure to finish runner-up at Chepstow (7f) on Monday; probable player if reappearing swiftly.

9/2

2nd

5

(8)

24th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:15 Chepstow

Fact Or Fable

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: J S Moore

Won three over C&D last summer and is back on a handy mark for a yard going well of late; didn't see out 1m here last time and has to enter calculations.

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 324464

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Still seeking his first win but there have been some good efforts on both turf and AW, including a front-running fourth in a Class 5 at Newbury four weeks ago (7f, soft; cheekpieces first time, retained); down in class and he looks a strong contender.
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3rd

9

(12)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ticket To Alaska

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Clive Cox

Didn't see out 8.7f here from a wide stall last time (switched from cheekpieces to blinkers); he's landed stall 12 again, though, and is an exposed maiden.

10/1

8th

10

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ticket To Alaska

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

14-race maiden although placed on five occasions including last time when a close second over 7f at Chepstow (good to firm); now tried in blinkers (no improvement when cheekpieces fitted); each-way chance.

6/1

2nd

6

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Ticket To Alaska

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Clive Cox

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, went second towards finish

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 044563

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Record stands at 0-28 but she ran well in a 0-50 classified event at Brighton a fortnight ago (7f, good to firm); whether she can back that up is a moot point though.
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10th

9

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Silver Diva

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: John Gallagher

midfield, switched to centre over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

20/1

8th

11

(2)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Silver Diva

8st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Gallagher

Under a length away on three successive occasions (7f-1m) and could want quicker ground than she encountered last time at Leicester; hard to rule out.

14/1

0

13

(8)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Silver Diva

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: John Gallagher

Tapped into new-found reserves of stamina of late, going close twice over 7f before another good run upped to 1m at Brighton three weeks ago; fully effective on slow ground but remains to be seen if she needs a stiff test over 1m on this ground.

14/1

Form: 600032

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Exposed maiden but he has run with great credit in his two starts for Adrian Wintle, third to Fact Or Fable over C&D last month and then chasing home an improver at Ffos Las (6f, soft) 24 days ago; creeping up the weights but set to go well once more.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(9)

24th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:15 Chepstow

Diamondsinthesand

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Adrian Wintle

Ex-Irish gelding who only has a single win to his name but who's consistent and been threatening round here of late; the step back up from 6f should suit and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

4th

4

(14)

17th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:18 Chepstow

Diamondsinthesand

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Adrian Wintle

Has very modest 1-31 strike-rate but scores pretty good marks for his consistency this year; dropped 1lb since last week's running-on fifth behind Bama Lama; probably won't be far away.

13/2

5th

6

(7)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Chepstow

Diamondsinthesand

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Poor strike-rate of 1-30 but a case can be made on lots of his runs and he didn't get much luck when second over 7f here last month; fine over 6f and can have a say.

3/1

Form: -19699

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Has the ability to feature at this level, as when sweeping through from off the pace to win at Kempton (6f, AW) in May; less good since and he virtually refused to race over C&D four weeks ago.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear

8/1

4th

8

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

13:10 Bath

Flagman

9st 2lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Back to the mark off which he won a 6f handicap at Kempton in May and his latest fifth at Chepstow was promising (7f, good to firm); has the ability to play a major role but his tendency to fluff the start means he will always carry risk.

12/1

5th

4

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

held up in rear

14/1

Form: 6-7655 C

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
On a losing run and 0-9 over 7f but she stays this far and this represents a drop in grade; others still appeal more for win purposes.
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1st

4

(8)

18th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:00 Chepstow

Gilt Edge

9st 2lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Christopher Mason

in touch with leaders, headway 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, kept on

15/2

12th

13

(10)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:35 Chepstow

Gilt Edge

9st 0lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Christopher Mason

Wins have all come in the summer and, having struggled last year, she's staged a revival this time; this is rather tougher than the 0-50 classified event she won last time but there can't be any complaints about a 2lb rise.

12/1

Form: 79-730

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Failed to fire at Leicester five weeks ago (7f, good) but prior to that he'd stayed on for third over 6f here; still has time to do better and that doesn't apply to many in this field.
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10th

11

(2)

27th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Barleybrown

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Second career win when leading late home over C&D three runs back; probably resented the soft ground last time after a respectable show at Nottingham where he wandered around for pressure; has a big run in him.

10/1

8th

2

(11)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Barleybrown

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced from over 2f out, hung right from 2f out, brief headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

7/1

6th

12

(12)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

17:59 Nottingham

Barleybrown

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Not the easiest of rides but in excellent form for his current yard, bagging 1m Newcastle handicap two weeks ago; up 3lb but not dismissed in his current mood.

7/1

Form: 3-7897

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Didn't progress for Karl Burke (best efforts on AW) and sold for 1,000gns last month; tumbling down the weights but looks vulnerable on stable debut.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(6)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tilt At Windmills

9st 6lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Got off the mark for her current yard at Bath (1m) but she came in only seventh under a penalty in 1m Windsor handicap later in October; may still do better.

20/1

7th

2

(10)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

17:00 Windsor

Tilt At Windmills

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: John O’Shea

Much better since tackling slower ground, building on her big-priced Ffos Las fourth with a win from the front on heavy ground last Wednesday; this looks a bit more competitive under a penalty but conditions won't pose a problem.

7/4

1st

9

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Bath

Tilt At Windmills

8st 7lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: John O’Shea

Lost her way after making a reasonably bright start for Karl Burke; seems to be working her way back to form for this trainer, running well at Ffos Las (7.5f, soft; 50-1) last month; should stay this trip, so isn't without a chance for a place at least.

7/1

16/1

Form: 847680

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden who has been well short of her best on her last four starts; she has undergone wind surgery since her last run but still has to prove herself beyond 6f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

(7)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Runner Bean

9st 0lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ed de Giles

13-race maiden; yet to show worthwhile form on turf and her AW record (easily best effort in 2021) is not convincing either; first headgear.

66/1

10th

7

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Kempton (AW)

Runner Bean

9st 0lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Ed de Giles

12-race maiden who has yet to hit the frame and finished tailed off last week at Bath.

33/1

Form: 7-8030

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Yet to win over further than 6f and drawn a blank since September 2021; on the plus side, he had a near miss over C&D in June (behind Fact Or Fable) but he's underperformed since and others are safer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(7)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Wiff Waff

9st 3lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Dual C&D winner and his latest victory came in the corresponding event in 2021; patchy record this year but a repeat of his Chepstow third in June (7f, good to firm) would bring him into it.

25/1

10th

9

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Wiff Waff

9st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Adrian Wintle

prominent

16/1

11th

7

(3)

25th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

16:35 Ffos Las

Wiff Waff

9st 5lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Took a major step back in right direction with his close third at Chepstow (7f, good to firm) two weeks ago and ties in with Ballet Blanc on that classified form; last win (in 2021) came off this mark.

10/1

Form: 94-88

Last run: 72 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Fared no better for the switch to handicaps at Brighton in June (1m, good to firm; sent off at 50-1; reportedly bled from the nose); still early days but lots to prove.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

11

(10)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

16:25 Windsor

Spanish Storm

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

midfield

50/1

11th

14

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Spanish Storm

8st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Patrick Chamings

held up in rear, outpaced after 2f

33/1

8th

9

(1)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:20 Brighton

Spanish Storm

9st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Patrick Chamings

took keen hold, prominent

25/1

Form: 224254 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Off the mark for this yard when landing a 1m handicap at Brighton in May (good to firm); held his form over a variety of trips since, most recently a close fourth over C&D four weeks ago; each-way claims at least.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(4)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Chepstow

Letter Of The Law

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Inconsistent gelding who ran one of his better races at Brighton, a course he likes, on Tuesday; is no certainty to repeat the dose for a trainer who saddles two others.

20/1

2nd

3

(4)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:25 Brighton

Letter Of The Law

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Successful once (over this trip) and runner-up five times in eight visits here; ran poorly in a 0-55 handicap at Chepstow (1m, good to soft) last time, but no surprise if he performs better back down in class returned to this venue.

12/1

20/1

Form: 594545 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Not at his best in a classified event over 1m here four weeks ago but he'd run okay at a low level in three runs beforehand; new cheekpieces need to spark something extra from him.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

(11)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Latent Heat

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

C&D winner but his last success was 19 months ago and he's been well held at Chepstow (1m/7f) in last two starts; cheekpieces are removed after one use and he needs to raise his game back on AW; one of three runnners for the yard.

12/1

13th

10

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Latent Heat

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

upset in stalls, prominent

20/1

Non-runners

Gonzaga

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £59.80
Straight Forecast £70.21
Tricast £580.40
Trifecta £464.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ticket To Alaska

The Guardian:

Diamondsinthesand

LAMBOURN:

Fact Or Fable

The Star:

Barleybrown

The Times:

Letter Of The Law

Telegraph:

Flagman

POSTDATA:

Silver Diva

Daily Mail:

Latent Heat

D Express:

Gilt Edge

RP RATINGS:

Ticket To Alaska

The Sun:

Ticket To Alaska

Daily Record:

Diamondsinthesand

Daily Mirror:

Fact Or Fable