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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7th

12

(8)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Fact Or Fable

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: J S Moore

Two course wins over 1m; five wins on turf this year but his form has dipped in recent starts; chance if back to this year's best but this might prove too competitive.

12/1

5th

10

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Fact Or Fable

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: J S Moore

Three-time AW winner who has enjoyed a productive year with five successes on turf, but he remains 4lb higher than for his last win and has work to do in order to reverse recent Brighton form with Mumayaz.

15/2

4th

7

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Fact Or Fable

9st 6lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: J S Moore

prominent, switched to centre 2f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

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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8th

6

(8)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamondsinthesand

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Just 1-27, but his win came over C&D in November and has run well to finish runner-up in his last two starts at Kempton (6f, Polytrack); could have been drawn better, but still one for the shortlist.

7/2

2nd

5

(2)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Diamondsinthesand

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Hold-up performer who broke his duck when the easy winner of a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton in November; runner-up over C&D 11 days ago and he's one to consider in a race set to be run at a good pace.

5/1

2nd

4

(2)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Diamondsinthesand

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Just one win from 25 starts but that came at Wolverhampton (7f) in November and he caught the eye with his strong finish over 6f there (fourth of nine) three weeks ago; was beaten less than 2l behind three subsequent winners in that race and he's in the mix.

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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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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9th

8

(7)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gilt Edge

10st 13lb

J: Miss Evie Young

T: Christopher Mason

Drew a blank and was well below her best form during the turf season; drops back to a more suitable trip after attempting 1m on her latest outing but still has a fair bit to prove on first AW start since 2020.

40/1

7th

7

(11)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Gilt Edge

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

The winner of six sprints, though now on a losing run stretching back over two years; not in bad form but she's left it late in the day for her first attempt at 1m.

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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3rd

5

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Barleybrown

9st 1lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

1m turf winner for Eve Johnson Houghton last autumn off 2lb lower; made a pleasing comeback for his new yard, which has been among the winners, three weeks ago and will appreciate the step up from 7f now he's had a run; respected.

5/1

3rd

5

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Barleybrown

9st 1lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

1m turf winner for Eve Johnson Houghton last autumn off 2lb lower; made a pleasing comeback for his new yard, which has been among the winners, three weeks ago and will appreciate the step up from 7f now he's had a run; respected.

5/1

2nd

2

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Barleybrown

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Record of 1-9 for Eve Johnson Houghton, the win registered in 1m handicap at Bath in September; goes without usual headgear on AW/stable/seasonal debut but is favoured by the weights.

10/1

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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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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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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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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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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2nd

13

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Letter Of The Law

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

led towards near side, headed 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

25/1

2nd

13

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Letter Of The Law

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

led towards near side, headed 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

25/1

5th

7

(1)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Letter Of The Law

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Brighton regular - successful over 1m there last May; struggled for form on turf through August, September, and October, so returns from a 155-day absence with plenty to prove, not least his AW prowess (0-12).

14/1

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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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