August 24 / 15.55 Chepstow

15.55

Good

Blackmore Building Contractors Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 1m 0f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Blackmore Building Contractors Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4763

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Some promise in three runs in France (9.5f/1m2f) earlier in year and, having been gelded, made a promising stable debut when third of seven at Ffos Las (1m, soft) eight days ago; finished a neck behind Obama Army there and as he remains unexposed he has to be respected.
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4th

5

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Lunanera

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Bright start for this yard last August, third at Ffos Las before winning at Chepstow (both 1m); three heavy defeats followed but he returns from a break having undergone wind surgery and with a tongue-tie added; market may guide.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 5-4376

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Five-race maiden who made the frame in two 1m novices (good to firm) in June, but has failed to transfer that form into handicaps, albeit the trip appeared to stretch her at Newbury (1m2f, soft) four weeks ago; bit to prove.
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2nd

2

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Chepstow

Peaceful Story

9st 11lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Five-race maiden who made the frame in two 1m novices (good to firm) in June, but has failed to transfer that form into handicaps, albeit the trip appeared to stretch her at Newbury (1m2f, soft) four weeks ago; bit to prove.

10/1

6th

2

(7)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Newbury

Peaceful Story

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

midfield, some headway 3f out

10/1

7th

2

(4)

13th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

18:00 Doncaster

Peaceful Story

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Minor honours in novice events at Goodwood and Windsor last month (both 1m on good to firm) and, at such an early stage, should have more to give; considered on handicap debut.

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 252212 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Ultra-consistent gelding whose two wins this year include one over C&D (good to soft) last month; again ran well when beaten less than a length into second of seven at Ffos Las (soft) eight days ago (due a 1lb rise), but wouldn't be sure to confirm form with the less-exposed Lunanera.
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5th

12

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual winner on turf but as good as ever when runner-up over C&D last month; left on the same mark and could be more to come having not been with this yard long.

11/2

2nd

8

(9)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, headway and challenging when ridden 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

7th

5

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:35 Down Royal

Obama Army

10st 10lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

pressed leaders, lost third before 4 out, weakened before 3 out

25/1

Form: -62435

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
0-10 but showed ability when trained in Ireland and caught the eye when a rallying fifth of nine on stable debut at Haydock (7f, good to soft) 12 days ago; has shaped on a few occasions as though this extra furlong might suit and he's respected down in grade; cheekpieces now given a go.
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3rd

6

(6)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

13-race maiden; big chance on his Irish best but he was short of that level in three runs for Darryll Holland and again on his stable debut 17 days ago; new, longer trip needs to have a positive effect.

10/1

7th

12

(9)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Often in the frame, including on the Dundalk Polytrack, but now 0-12; makes his debut for another new stable (same owner) with a hood now given a go; needs something extra.

16/1

5th

8

(12)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Yarmouth

Magnanimous Mehmus

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Darryll Holland

Placed in Ireland without winning; not disgraced but without really threatening in 7f/1m handicaps for this yard, the latest at Chepstow on Thursday; cheekpieces tried there are swiftly removed.

7/1

Form: 821265

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Dual Wolverhampton winner (8.6f, AW), but acts on turf as well as when beaten less than a length into second of nine on stable debut at Brighton (7f, good to firm) last month (form worked out well); possible to forgive his two subsequent defeats and he can't be dismissed.
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11th

10

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

H Key Lails

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Attwater

Running well over C&D during February, two near-misses followed by a short-head success; didn't get home under a positive ride when fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago, but one for the shortlist back here.

8/1

11th

10

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

H Key Lails

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Attwater

Running well over C&D during February, two near-misses followed by a short-head success; didn't get home under a positive ride when fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago, but one for the shortlist back here.

8/1

4th

4

(8)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

H Key Lails

9st 8lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Attwater

led

9/2

Form: 966-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far albeit sixth of eight on her second start at Lingfield (1m, AW; 250-1) last December, but well held otherwise including when around 11l behind Believe You Me on handicap/turf debut here (7f, good to soft) last month; look elsewhere.
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12th

11

(2)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zalicia Fire

9st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Gary Harrison

Heavy ground perhaps not ideal three weeks ago but she went off 50-1 that day after some uninspiring runs for Robyn Brisland.

25/1

9th

10

(8)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Zalicia Fire

8st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gary Harrison

Lightly raced 3yo who has dropped down the weights, but she's hard to fancy on this year's evidence; has left Robyn Brisland since last start.

33/1

Form: 054322

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
0-8 but gradually getting there and runner-up in his last two starts off this mark since cheekpieces went on, the latest when beaten a length at Bath (1m, good to soft) 15 days ago; blinkers given a go this time and one for the shortlist.
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7th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Lunar Landscape

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

towards rear

11/1

2nd

12

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Lunar Landscape

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

0-9 for Eve Johnson Houghton but placed three times, with and without headgear; not at his best in blinkers last time; no headgear on stable debut (same owners).

12/1

7th

5

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Chepstow

Lunar Landscape

9st 8lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

0-8 but gradually getting there and runner-up in his last two starts off this mark since cheekpieces went on, the latest when beaten a length at Bath (1m, good to soft) 15 days ago; blinkers given a go this time and one for the shortlist.

5/1

Form: 4-4469

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Chelmsford novice winner (7f, AW) for Richard Spencer last November and ran well afterwards, but her last two efforts leave plenty to be desired; makes her stable debut after 11 weeks off having changes hands for 1,000gns last month; no headgear today and has enough to prove.
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8th

7

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Miss Sarajevo

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: Alexandra Dunn

led

20/1

6th

12

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Miss Sarajevo

9st 1lb

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won a Chelmsford novice (7f, Polytrack) for Richard Spencer a year ago and looked to be on the way back on her second start for this yard when third of eight at Chepstow (7f, good) last month, but her two efforts since have been moderate; others appeal more.

33/1

11th

3

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Miss Sarajevo

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Alexandra Dunn

Soft ground may have been behind her latest modest effort; possible to make a case on her two Tapeta runs for Richard Spencer now back in headgear off this mark and a better showing wouldn't surprise.

12/1

Non-runners

Believe You Me

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £20.50
Straight Forecast £22.80
Tricast £65.39
Trifecta £85.60

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Lunanera

D Express:

Lunar Landscape

SPOTLIGHT:

Magnanimous Mehmus

Daily Mirror:

Believe You Me

POSTDATA:

Obama Army

The Times:

Peaceful Story

Telegraph:

Lunanera

The Guardian:

Lunanera

Daily Record:

Believe You Me

The Sun:

Lunar Landscape

The Star:

Lunar Landscape

Daily Mail:

Obama Army

RP RATINGS:

Magnanimous Mehmus

NEWMARKET:

Magnanimous Mehmus