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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3rd

8

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hostelry

9st 1lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Ruth Carr

Won three 1m handicaps last season and she continued her good work with a dominant display at Thirsk on her reappearance last week (1m, heavy); that was a lower grade but she tanked through the race and is well in under her penalty; major player.

5/2

3rd

8

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hostelry

9st 1lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Ruth Carr

Won three 1m handicaps last season and she continued her good work with a dominant display at Thirsk on her reappearance last week (1m, heavy); that was a lower grade but she tanked through the race and is well in under her penalty; major player.

5/2

1st

2

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Hostelry

9st 10lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Winner of her latest two 1m starts on turf, on good to firm and good to soft (also acts on soft); 3lb higher than the latest of them in September but has been placed in each of her last three reappearances and her yard is in fine form.

12/1

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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9th

9

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kenstone

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Veteran who has been knocking at the door around here this winter; no obvious reason why he wouldn't give his running once again.

7/1

3rd

6

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kenstone

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Dual 7f winner at this course who has won over a mile on turf and ran well in C&D classified event last time; mainly consistent and, although at the veteran stage, couldn't rule out.

8/1

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kenstone

9st 9lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Adrian Wintle

Veteran whose two course wins have come over 7f, but he stays this trip perfectly well and was only beaten a head in a handicap over C&D in November; drops to this level for the first time and shouldn't be far away.

11/2

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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6th

4

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Galactic Glow

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Joe Tickle

prominent

8/1

6th

4

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Galactic Glow

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Joe Tickle

All three wins came over 1m2f here last year on good to firm/firm; acts on soft ground too, but still has stamina to prove and the seven-month absence (has undergone wind surgery) is a concern as he has a poor record fresh.

8/1

2nd

1

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Bath

Galactic Glow

9st 11lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

midfield, headway over 4f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

3/1

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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5th

7

(9)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Bantry

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

Ex-Irish 5yo; made a pleasing start for this yard when second of 11 at Chepstow (1m) last spring but unable to match it in four runs since; back from a break (underwent wind surgery during his absence) with a hood tried; dangerous mark and one to consider.

6/1

5th

2

(10)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Bath

Bantry

9st 10lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: John O’Shea

A maiden after 14 starts but gave pretty good account when fourth at Chepstow (1m, good to firm) last month and is now 2lb lower than when going close over that C&D on stable debut in May; could have a say.

5/1

4th

4

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Bantry

9st 10lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, midfield, headway over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

10/1

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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18th

6

(14)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 1lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Tom McGuinness

reluctant to go to start, towards rear

14/1

11th

14

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 0lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Tom McGuinness

in rear, detached halfway

16/1

10th

11

(12)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

16:35 Chepstow

Coffeemeanscoffee

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Tom McGuinness

Irish raider who bagged handicaps over C&D (good to soft) and at Ffos Las (soft) before finding 1m a stretch here last Thursday; better expected back at this trip off what remains a fair mark.

4/1

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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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

3rd

7

(8)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:05 Catterick

Galileo Glass

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

Runner-up twice in a row on turf this summer and bounced back from Chepstow sixth to win at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) ten days ago, in the process snapping a long losing run; he's respected up 4lb.

9/2

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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8th

12

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Cottage

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

0-10 on AW but has C&D form; three 7f wins at Brighton this year, one from the front, but not in much form of late and guesswork involved as to whether she can pick up again this autumn.

33/1

11th

15

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

8st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Three 7f wins at Brighton to her name this season; has gone off the boil more recently and others have more pressing claims.

33/1

11th

1

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Diamond Cottage

10st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

25/1

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

10th

1

(9)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:45 Bath

Azamhan

10st 0lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Richard Hawker

Won over 1m2f in France last May (good to soft) but she has a mixed record since and has failed to beat a rival in two for new yard this season; overall record now stands at 1-33 and others are more convincing.

25/1

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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