December 07 / 18.00 Chelmsford (AW)

18.00

Standard

Liam Taylor Legacy Handicap

  • Prize money: £6621
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Liam Taylor Legacy Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 895294

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
0-6, but went close over C&D in June and ran with credit on stable debut after 151 days off (gelded in the meantime) when fourth of ten at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last month; one for the shortlist if building on that down 1lb.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Penzance

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders, steady headway 2f out, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

1st

7

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:22 Lingfield (AW)

Penzance

8st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

His form has taken off since joining Mick Appleby, completing a 1m2f AW hat-trick with a hard-fought success at Newcastle on New Year's Day; that form has a strong look about it and, given the first two pulled clear, a 4lb rise looks lenient; lots to like.

4/1

1st

8

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Penzance

8st 10lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressing well for new connections, winning easily at Chelmsford last month (1m2f) and unextended to see of Storm Catcher back at that track one week later; another 9lb higher today and this is a step up in class.

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 131104

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Four wins this year, the latest at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) in October; stamina for this far not conclusively proven, though he was doing all his best work late when fourth of 12 back at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 12 days ago; shortlisted.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Code

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Evans

Ties in with several of these opponents on 2024 form; met traffic issues on his way to finishing fourth at Wolverhampton (behind Kingdom Come and Final Voyage) last time; frame possibilities off same mark.

16/1

4th

8

(7)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kings Code

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Evans

in rear

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 03-890 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Looked a fair prospect when winning twice as a 2yo including here (6f), but has shown little in three starts over 1m since returning in May; more needed and isn't bred to improve for the longer trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Kempton (AW)

True Statesman

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Over 4l behind Al Marmar at Chelmsford ten days ago (cheekpieces first time, retained) and no obvious reason why the tables will be turned.

6/1

4th

8

(2)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

True Statesman

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Both wins came during his 2yo campaign; some lengthy breaks in the meantime but only narrowly missed out over Wolverhampton's 8.6f over the Christmas period and he raced too freely in the new blinkers back there a fortnight ago; has his quirks but well drawn to be handy and now tries cheekpieces.

12/1

9

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

True Statesman

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Won twice in summer as a 2yo; best efforts last year when third twice in December, latterly when close up behind Ernie's Valentine and Bass Player over C&D eight days ago; wandered to his right once hitting the front that day and now sports headgear first time; considered.

6/1

Form: 722144 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Gained reward for a series of consistent efforts when off the mark at the 12th attempt over C&D in September and probably showed even better form when beaten just over a length into fourth of 12 in a valuable handicap at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) last month; much respected from the same mark back here.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Liseo

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Second win came in C&D handicap in January off 1lb lower; has not quite repeated the form in his three runs since but has good each-way claims.

9/2

25/1

Form: -09090 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual turf winner who scored twice over hurdles in the autumn of 2022, but his form under both codes since then has been moderate and he didn't show much aptitude for the AW in three previous attempts.
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3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

Form: 443146

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
3-8 on the AW, her latest success coming at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) in August; had excuses when sixth of ten at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last time and not dismissed in first-time cheekpieces back from a 69-day break.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(9)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Silver Nightfall

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Gay Kelleway

Bagged three wins last year, most recent came off this mark here (1m4f); form has gone the wrong way since and more severe headgear (hood replaces cheekpieces) probably needs to help.

16/1

8th

6

(4)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silver Nightfall

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Gay Kelleway

Ready winner over this trip at Kempton in August and had an excuse when fourth back there the following month; two runs since have been less convincing though and others appeal more.

16/1

6th

11

(1)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Nightfall

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Gay Kelleway

midfield

11/1

12/1

Form: -37144 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Looks better on turf (5-17) than on the AW (0-5) and just a fair effort when fourth of seven over C&D last month; often pulls hard and others make greater appeal.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(8)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Gunn

10st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, midfield

12/1

4th

2

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Gunn

9st 9lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to last halfway, weakened over 1f out

8/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:15 Sandown

Silver Gunn

9st 11lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Marco Botti

Won this two years ago (good to soft) and he returned to form with a win at Windsor (1m2f, good) last month; has gone back up 4lb and has never won off a mark this high, but he's still entitled to respect.

8/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 21644-

Last run: 483 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
1m turf winner in France last year who also ran with credit when fourth of ten on Polytrack (9.5f) on his final outing; makes his stable debut after 483 days off having been gelded in the meantime and worth monitoring in the market.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Law Supreme

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Ex-French gelding who's run poorly twice since two seconds over shorter at Wolverhampton and Southwell in January (latterly finished last behind My Little Queens); isn't obviously fancied.

33/1

12th

11

(11)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

16:07 Wolverhampton (AW)

Law Supreme

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

9

(12)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Law Supreme

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ian Williams

Ex-French (1m turf winner); has quickly found form for new yard on AW this winter, finishing second here (8.5f) and Southwell (1m) in recent days; player if a third outing inside a week doesn't prove too much.

5/1

9th
6 (3)
Borgi

5/1

Form: 16-582 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Dual Tapeta winner (7f/8.6f) last year who was having his third start back from a lengthy absence when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last month; 1lb higher, but still a player especially of reacting positively to the first-time cheekpieces.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Borgi

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Never dangerous at Lingfield (Polytrack) ten days ago but he has a record of 121211 on Tapeta and his last success was at Southwell (1m) on his penultimate run; only 2lb higher for that win and he looks interesting back on this surface.

5/1

5th

1

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Borgi

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Never dangerous at Lingfield (Polytrack) ten days ago but he has a record of 121211 on Tapeta and his last success was at Southwell (1m) on his penultimate run; only 2lb higher for that win and he looks interesting back on this surface.

5/1

7th

3

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Borgi

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: S Woods

Two wins this year, latterly when just doing enough to collar Gincident at Southwell (1m) 24 days ago; also suited by this C&D and may yet have a bigger performance in him.

9/1

20/1

Form: 131540 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who was in fine form on the AW at the start of the year, winning five times over 1m4f; didn't take to hurdles subsequently and well held on his return to Polytrack at Kempton (1m4f) last month; may have needed the run after 161 days off, though, and worth a second look.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Dual winner over shorter trips around here and won five times at around 1m4f on the AW early last year; 10lb lower than for the most recent, but hasn't been in the same form since and attempts this far for the first time on his 36th Flat start; enough to prove.

14/1

7th

1

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Dual winner over shorter trips around here and won five times at around 1m4f on the AW early last year; 10lb lower than for the most recent, but hasn't been in the same form since and attempts this far for the first time on his 36th Flat start; enough to prove.

14/1

4th

1

(7)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Five wins at around this trip on the AW early last year, but modest since returning in November despite a falling mark; cheekpieces (used once in the summer of 2022) make a return, but still best watched for now.

33/1

Form: 1-5370 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
1m2f turf winner in Ireland (good to yielding) last year, but well held in both starts for this yard including on AW debut at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) last month; needs a resurgence.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Vellner

9st 13lb

J: Archie Young

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Winner of 1m2f maiden (good to yielding) in Ireland during 2022; has had some heavy defeats since but has dropped a long way in the weights in a short time and didn't look a lost cause over an inadequate 1m at Kempton 17 days ago; once blinkered in the past, now in cheekpieces.

12/1

Non-runners

Rogue Soldier

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £22.50
Straight Forecast £16.45
Tricast £145.11
Trifecta £195.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Liseo

TOPSPEED:

Silver Nightfall

The Times:

King's Code

The Guardian:

Borgi

RP RATINGS:

Penzance

Daily Mirror:

Buxted Too

LAMBOURN:

Throne Hall

D Express:

Silver Nightfall

The Star:

King's Code

POSTDATA:

Liseo

NEWMARKET:

Liseo

Telegraph:

Liseo

Daily Mail:

Liseo

The Sun:

Liseo

Daily Record:

Borgi