August 24 / 16.30 Chepstow

16.30

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  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 0f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 233422 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Not a great strike-rate (2-41) but she's been very consistent this year and failed by only a short head at Ayr (1m, good) last Thursday; bold show likely under Hollie Doyle, who has a 1-3 record for the yard this season.
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7th

7

(6)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Hostelry

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Has done all her winning in Class 6, most recently in April; respectable third at Doncaster (1m) last time, albeit taking record in this grade to 0-25; not the percentage call.

10/1

3rd

1

(3)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

15:20 Doncaster

Hostelry

10st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Her form has been up and down this season and she was below par at Carlisle last time, but prior to that she was runner-up at Pontefract and she was a close third in this last year; in the mix if on a going day.

7/1

6th

2

(7)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Carlisle

Hostelry

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Dual course winner; won at Thirsk (1m, heavy) on her seasonal return in April and was a good second at Pontefract (1m, good) 17 days ago; remains feasibly treated on her best form and she won't mind what the weather does; big player.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -37143 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Now at the veteran stage but won over C&D (good to firm) in June; behind Coffeemeanscoffee and Galileo Glass back here (good to soft) next time but bit better when third of nine at Windsor (1m, good to firm) 11 days ago.
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3rd

8

(3)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Chepstow

Kenstone

9st 0lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

11yo whose losing run is up to 13 (nearly 7l behind Bhubezi at Brighton (1m, good) 18 days ago), but this dual C&D winner is 4lb lower than when winning this race last year; worth a second look.

8/1

7th

9

(8)

21st May 2024

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Kenstone

9st 1lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Adrian Wintle

11yo who finished down the field at Wolverhampton in February when last seen; however, he'd had a pretty good AW campaign previously and won at Chepstow (1m, good to firm) last June after a break; not ruled out on return.

12/1

7th

9

(8)

21st May 2024

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Kenstone

9st 1lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Adrian Wintle

11yo who finished down the field at Wolverhampton in February when last seen; however, he'd had a pretty good AW campaign previously and won at Chepstow (1m, good to firm) last June after a break; not ruled out on return.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 511702

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Won three times at Bath (1m2f) at the start of the summer and bounced back from two lesser efforts to finish second at Salisbury (1m2f, good) eight days ago; plenty of form over this shorter trip earlier in his career.
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8th

12

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:10 Newton Abbot

Galactic Glow

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Won three low-level Flat races on fast ground at Bath last year but has not been at his best in that sphere lately and has a poor record over hurdles; 17lb out of the weights.

50/1

4th
4 (11)
Bantry

10/1

Form: 56-255

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden who went close on his seasonal/stable debut over C&D (good to soft) in May but hasn't built on it when fifth over 7f at Lingfield and here since; return to 1m needs to help.
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6th

3

(8)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Chepstow

Bantry

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

Serial hard-puller who can miss the break; this mark is within range when things fall right and he acts on forecast slow ground but he'll need to be much more amenable back up from 7f, especially with the hood left off again.

8/1

6th

9

(2)

16th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

14:55 Salisbury

Bantry

8st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John O’Shea

Finally opened his account with 7f success at Doncaster (soft) in April; unplaced favourite over 1m since, weakening in latter stages; rebound looks possible, back down in distance.

12/1

Form: 09-011 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Left some poor Irish efforts well behind when snapping a lengthy losing run in a 7f handicap here (good to soft; Galileo Glass second, Kenstone fourth) last month and showed that wasn't a flash in the pan when following up at Ffos Las (6f, soft) three days later; comfortably held on all three attempts over 1m in Ireland but her mark still looks workable.
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10th

9

(5)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

20:00 Fairyhouse

Coffeemeanscoffee

8st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Tom McGuinness

Won back-to-back in the space of four days in Britain this time last year on easy ground but has lost her way since; withdrawn on account of ground twice recently so will appreciate predicted rain.

20/1

Form: 263622 D BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Has not won since September 2021 but he's been placed numerous times this year, including when a staying-on second to the reopposing Coffeemeanscoffee over 7f here (good to soft) last month; backed that up when narrowly denied over 1m at Brighton (good) on Monday; should be bang there if coping with the quick turnaround.
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10th

3

21st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:00 Stratford

Galileo Glass

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Martin Dunne

keen to post, took keen hold, held up in rear

33/1

3rd

1

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Galileo Glass

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Evans

Pretty consistent 4yo who scored over C&D last month and posted another good effort when close third on soft turf a few days later; holds no secrets from the handicapper but has the services of Oisin Murphy today and is likely to be on the premises.

7/1

Form: -00600

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
7f Curragh Listed winner for Jim Bolger in May 2021 but very disappointing in last two seasons; continues to ease in the weights but now 1-26 overall and it is hard to predict when, or indeed if, a revival is forthcoming.
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0

1

(8)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunar Space

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

in touch with leaders, pulled up early, race voided

9/4

1st

1

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunar Space

10st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

pushed along early, made virtually all, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish

2/1

1st

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lunar Space

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Just one win from 29 starts but he was useful in his younger days and he made a bold bid when a close third off a tumbling mark at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last Saturday; now makes his Tapeta debut but he's a big player if he can repeat that latest form.

9/2

Form: -31431 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Finally got off the mark at Lingfield (7f) in January and career win number two when leading towards the finish at Bath (1m, good) under Billy Loughnane five weeks ago; she was helped by being held up in a strongly run race at Bath and 4lb rise demands a bit more of her.
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7th

7

(5)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Luxy Lou

9st 3lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

2-32 with her two wins coming last summer, firstly at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and then at Bath (1m, good); modest in her last four starts, though, and will do well to win this after four months off.

20/1

11th

2

(9)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Luxy Lou

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adrian Wintle

Doubled her tally over 1m at Bath in July but has been very slowly away the last twice and comes with risks.

12/1

8th

4

(12)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

11:37 Lingfield (AW)

Luxy Lou

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Adrian Wintle

Off the mark at the 25th attempt over C&D in January and added another win at Bath (1m, good) in July; twice held since, but her latest effort here (1m) can be excused as she blew the start; drawn widest but still shortlisted.

12/1

Form: 80-950 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Runner-up over C&D last summer but no show in her three outings in 2023, leaving Ed De Giles prior to last of 13 at Bath a fortnight ago; plenty to prove.
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9th

7

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Fitzrovia

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Tim Vaughan

Multiple winner, including twice here, for Ed de Giles; successful on turf for Deborah Faulkner when last seen three months ago; likely player provided he remains in similar form on debut for Tim Vaughan.

8/1

1st

3

(4)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

17:00 Windsor

Fitzrovia

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Fine on this sort of ground for Ed de Giles but has looked on the downgrade during a limited campaign for his current yard this time; again no sign of the blinkers worn all of last year.

12/1

9th

10

(12)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Fitzrovia

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

40/1

33/1

Form: 775430

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Failed to stay an extended 1m3f at Bath latest and prior to that had been third from the front over 1m2f here; quite a free-goer and the drop back to 1m may help if anything; the useful Connor Planas takes an additional 3lb off; no shock were she to go well at likely bigger odds.
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7th

9

(5)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Winnaretta

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Grace Harris

Did her racing for Andrew Balding over shorter; again inclined to pull hard down to 1m last time and needs to be more amenable back on to the AW.

25/1

10th

13

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Winnaretta

8st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Grace Harris

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

33/1

11th

11

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:35 Bath

Winnaretta

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

Failed to progress for Andrew Balding; better last time, despite pulling hard, but was allowed her own way and this will be more about stamina upped in trip again; Ladypacksapunch is perhaps her yard's best shot.

20/1

Form: 141506 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Can lead; three 7f wins at Brighton this year (good, good to firm and soft) but not at her best on last three outings and has stamina to prove racing beyond 7f for only the second time.
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3rd

2

(5)

3rd Jul 2024

Firm

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

18:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

Second over C&D (good) in May; she was doing all of her best work at the finish when fourth at Chepstow (5f, good to soft) last time; all of her five wins have been over further and she may get run off her feet on this forecast fast ground.

12/1

4th

2

(8)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

14:25 Chepstow

Diamond Cottage

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

All five wins have been at either Brighton or Chepstow at up to 7f; well treated on her last success 11 months ago and she turned things around with good second at Bath (5.6f, good) last Friday; should get a good pace to aim back in trip and she's not ruled out.

9/1

2nd

2

(3)

24th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

16:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

All five wins have been at either Brighton or Chepstow at up to 7f; 6lb lower than the most recent of those last summer; last on her reappearance when she didn't hint that a revival was imminent.

20/1

40/1

Form: 3-0600

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Mixed record since her win in France and is now 1-35 overall; has barely beaten a rival in her four British starts.
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12th

8

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Azamhan

9st 7lb

J: William Cox

T: Richard Hawker

midfield on outer, dropped to rear over 3f out, soon no impression

40/1

13th

9

(3)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Azamhan

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Richard Hawker

held up in rear

50/1

Non-runners

Bhubezi

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £21.90
Straight Forecast £22.02
Tricast £137.99
Trifecta £139.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hostelry

RP RATINGS:

Galileo Glass

The Times:

Luxy Lou

The Guardian:

Galactic Glow

Daily Mail:

Coffeemeanscoffee

The Star:

Lunar Space

POSTDATA:

Galileo Glass

Daily Record:

Luxy Lou

Telegraph:

Hostelry

D Express:

Hostelry

The Sun:

Galactic Glow

Daily Mirror:

Coffeemeanscoffee