February 22 / 14.05 Chelmsford (AW)

14.05

Standard

Betsi Maiden Stakes

  • Prize money: £4994.99
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Betsi Maiden Stakes

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Wind and rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 237-23

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Two placed efforts over 6f since joining Stuart Williams and Sunday's Kempton third suggested he's ready for this return to a longer trip (raced mainly over 1m2f for Andrew Balding); taking on potential improvers but he looks likely to give his running once more.
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8th

16

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Ribal

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Stuart Williams

Made it tenth-time lucky when narrowly beating a subsequent winner in a maiden here (7f) last time; more needed back in a handicap, but he finished second from 2lb higher on turf last summer and stepping back up another furlong shouldn't be an issue; each-way claims.

12/1

1st

2

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Ribal

10st 2lb

T: Stuart Williams

Two placed efforts over 6f since joining Stuart Williams and Sunday's Kempton third suggested he's ready for this return to a longer trip (raced mainly over 1m2f for Andrew Balding); taking on potential improvers but he looks likely to give his running once more.

4/1

3rd

1

(7)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Ribal

10st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

Promising at up to 1m2f for Andrew Balding; went desperately close on stable debut at Newcastle last week on his drop to 6f; should make another bold bid.

5/2

2/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 4-

Last run: 149 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
In need of the run but showed promise when fourth of eight at Newcastle on her debut last September (7f); could prove a different proposition this year; stable run two.
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3rd

1

(7)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Cocktail Dress

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: George Boughey

Off the mark at the third attempt when easily landing a Chelmsford fillies' novice last month (1m); no improvement for the switch to handicaps at Wolverhampton 12 days ago; more required to defy this mark.

7/1

4th

3

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cocktail Dress

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Progressive in three starts and she did it nicely having been stepped up a furlong when winning a Chelmsford novice (1m Polytrack) 15 days ago; the slightly stiffer test is likely to suit her on pedigree and high on the list on handicap debut.

5/2

1st

3

(1)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cocktail Dress

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, ducked right start, prominent

9/4

7/1

Form: 5-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promising fifth at Kempton on his debut in November (6f); gelded afterwards and prominent in the market ahead of his second run, where he was too free early and dropped away quickly (7f) two weeks ago; hood added this time but he now carries risk.
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3rd

6

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Not Afraid

8st 13lb

T: Ralph Beckett

Promising fifth at Kempton on his debut in November (6f); gelded afterwards and prominent in the market ahead of his second run, where he was too free early and dropped away quickly (7f) two weeks ago; hood added this time but he now carries risk.

7/1

11th

4

(3)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Not Afraid

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Cost 280,000gns as a yearling; duly showed promise with his fifth-place finish over 6f here in November; withdrawn (upset in stalls) in December and subsequently gelded; open to improvement if things go smoothly.

13/2

6

(3)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Not Afraid

9st 4lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

8-1 and very green when this Night Of Thunder colt made an eyecatching debut in fifth of 12 for 6f Kempton novice (AW) 24 days ago, going on strongly at the finish after a slow start; interesting.

6/1

Form: 3

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Outpaced at a crucial stage on her Kempton debut 15 days ago (7f) but it was still an encouraging start to her career, especially given she was unconsidered in the betting; bred to do better and she's one to take seriously.
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3rd

6

(4)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Spirit Of The Rose

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Didn't build on a pleasing Kempton debut last time, when pulling hard and inclined to hang left as she tired; tonight's drop in trip won't hurt on that evidence.

6/1

4th

9

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Spirit Of The Rose

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Clive Cox

Outpaced at a crucial stage on her Kempton debut 15 days ago (7f) but it was still an encouraging start to her career, especially given she was unconsidered in the betting; bred to do better and she's one to take seriously.

3/1

3rd

12

(1)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Spirit Of The Rose

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Clive Cox

Showcasing half-sister to her connections' winners Positive (7f-8.6f including AW/Group 3) and Karsavina (7f), both of whom scored first time out; respected newcomer, particularly if the market speaks favourably.

13/2

Form: 53-

Last run: 252 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Green on his debut last May but more streetwise when a front-running third of eight at Nottingham one month later (both 6f); bred to stay this longer trip and he's open to improvement this year.
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6th

6

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Sovereign Nation

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield on outer, headway after 3f, led 6f out, headed from over 1f out

10/1

6th

6

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Sovereign Nation

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield on outer, headway after 3f, led 6f out, headed from over 1f out

10/1

7th

7

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Sovereign Nation

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Green on his debut last May but more streetwise when a front-running third of eight at Nottingham one month later (both 6f); no improvement for 7f on his return to action five weeks ago; new, longer trip for handicap debut; still has potential.

9/1

Form: 5

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Only fifth of seven on his Lingfield debut three weeks ago (7f) but he left the distinct impression he had ability; betting should be revealing with the yard also running Cocktail Dress.
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7th

4

(6)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

18:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Marching Mac

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: George Boughey

Modest form both outings so far, last of six at Chelmsford (7f; 40-1) on latest; likely to be of more interest when handicapping.

14/1

6th

4

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Marching Mac

8st 13lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: George Boughey

Only fifth of seven on his Lingfield debut three weeks ago (7f) but he left the distinct impression he had ability; betting should be revealing with the yard also running Cocktail Dress.

20/1

5th

2

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Marching Mac

9st 7lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: George Boughey

85,000gns yearling, but just 7,500gns 2yo; half-brother to 5f 2yo/5.5f Listed winner Punita Arora (RPR 99) and 1m AW winner Sangria (77); dam 1m winner (75), half-sister to 7f Group 3 winner Muthabara and Group-placed 7f winner Mustadeem; something to like on pedigree, but Influence looks the stable's main hope; only of interest if attracting support.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
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7th

5

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Kandy King

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

Bred to sprint and he has shown promise in 7f maidens here the last twice; dropping in trip could prompt improvement and his yard are going well; market support would look significant.

8/1

7th

5

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Kandy King

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

Bred to sprint and he has shown promise in 7f maidens here the last twice; dropping in trip could prompt improvement and his yard are going well; market support would look significant.

8/1

6th

1

(1)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Kandy King

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Robert Cowell

Faded at 1m on debut and others again found more over 7f here 12 days ago, albeit he showed up well for a long way despite running green; the type to improve further with racing.

25/1

Form: 006-72

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
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6th

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Danielson

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

midfield, weakened over 2f out

5/1

6th

2

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Danielson

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

A maiden after seven starts but went close off 1lb higher over C&D in February and returns here after very respectable fifth (just behind Ruth Langmore) at Kempton last month.

5/1

5th

4

(1)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Lord Danielson

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Improved effort when second of six at Chelmsford last month (7f), but he took a backward step at Wolverhampton on Saturday when well behind Rogue Dream; opposable for win purposes.

12/1

Form: 9-724

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
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5

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Naughty Niall

8st 13lb

T: Ian Williams

4th

1

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Naughty Niall

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, prominent early

7/2

2nd

4

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Naughty Niall

8st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

Out the back in two runs here this winter (6f and 8.5f); handicaps more suitable after this.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £15.50
Straight Forecast £15.88
Trifecta £86.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Spirit Of The Rose

RP RATINGS:

Cocktail Dress

POSTDATA:

Ribal

LAMBOURN:

Spirit Of The Rose

The Times:

Spirit Of The Rose

Telegraph:

Spirit Of The Rose

The Guardian:

Spirit Of The Rose

D Express:

Spirit Of The Rose

Daily Record:

Spirit Of The Rose

Daily Mail:

Cocktail Dress

Daily Mirror:

Cocktail Dress

The Sun:

Cocktail Dress

NEWMARKET:

Ribal

The Star:

Ribal