February 22 / 14.35 Chelmsford (AW)

14.35

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  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Wind and rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 888-21 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
4lb higher than for his latest determined success at Southwell (6f; form looks solid) but that still leaves him extremely well treated on his 2023 best; the one to beat.
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4th

10

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Boafo Boy

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute, in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, rallied from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

6/1

1st

4

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Boafo Boy

9st 5lb

T: Stuart Williams

4lb higher than for his latest determined success at Southwell (6f; form looks solid) but that still leaves him extremely well treated on his 2023 best; the one to beat.

7/4

1st

6

(1)

5th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Boafo Boy

9st 5lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Just two Tapeta runs, winning the latest at Newcastle (7f) last January; treading water for much of 2023 but down in the weights and his recent second at Chelmsford (7f; short-priced favourite) was a lot better; can be effective back at 6f but this is a quick return for one who regularly has breaks between races.

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 10-505 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of a 1m seller here in November but he has found it tougher going in handicaps since; not beaten far having made the running at Lingfield two weeks ago (cheekpieces on for the first time) but he's up against some red-hot rivals today.
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4th

1

(10)

6th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Habitual front-runner who battled well to prevail by a short head over 1m here last month; should be okay back at 7f but has wide draw today and recent 2lb rise might be enough to leave him vulnerable.

15/2

4th

1

(10)

6th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Habitual front-runner who battled well to prevail by a short head over 1m here last month; should be okay back at 7f but has wide draw today and recent 2lb rise might be enough to leave him vulnerable.

15/2

1st

6

(3)

9th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

mounted in chute and taken down early, led, pushed along and joined 2f out, soon ridden, sustained duel with runner-up final furlong, just prevailed

4/1

Form: 80-321 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
He has returned from a six-month absence better than ever, twice finishing placed at Southwell before getting up late to beat a thriving rival over 6f here last week; the conditions of this race mean he's unpenalised for that win and, although still 4lb higher, he is greatly respected.
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8th

8

(2)

11th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Blackjack

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Placed twice over C&D before pegging back an in-form opponent at Chelmsford in February; unable to build on that win since and others in this field are more persuasive.

12/1

8th

8

(2)

11th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Blackjack

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Placed twice over C&D before pegging back an in-form opponent at Chelmsford in February; unable to build on that win since and others in this field are more persuasive.

12/1

6th

5

(1)

20th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Blackjack

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Consistent form this year includes a success at Chelmsford three starts ago; has done all his winning at 6f but ran creditably over 7f on penultimate outing; looks likely to give his running.

6/1

Form: 138-53 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won four 7f AW handicaps last year, one of them over C&D; ran his best race for a while when keeping on for third at Kempton last week; a bit more will be required to get the better of some in-form opposition.
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4th

6

(7)

30th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Triggered

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

4th

1

22nd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Triggered

9st 9lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Mark Loughnane

Won four 7f AW handicaps last year, one of them over C&D; ran his best race for a while when keeping on for third at Kempton last week; a bit more will be required to get the better of some in-form opposition.

6/1

3rd

4

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Triggered

9st 13lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Mark Loughnane

Triple winner on Polytrack elsewhere, at up to 7f; handicapper has had his measure since his last win, at Wolverhampton last October; has run well here but needs to step up on his latest Lingfield performance to figure.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-1111 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Slow start for this yard, dropping 14lb in the process, but he's firmly back in the groove now and comes here chasing a five-timer after four Wolverhampton wins (all 6f); not handicapped out of things despite latest 4lb rise and he races as though 7f will be in range (one attempt in September not the run to judge him on).
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7th

4

(7)

8th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beauzon

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Ian Williams

raced wide, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

4

(7)

8th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beauzon

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Ian Williams

raced wide, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8/1

5th

8

(1)

7th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Beauzon

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Reeled off four wins at Wolverhampton in January/February; below par over 7f when bidding for a five-timer but he quickly bounced back when second at Kempton on Saturday, only headed close home; due to be 1lb higher in the future and has won over C&D in the past; well drawn to attack; contender.

3/1

Form: 040-77 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

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1st

10

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Cold Stare

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in rear, towards rear up the centre

12/1

1st

10

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Cold Stare

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in rear, towards rear up the centre

12/1

Form: 3-6533 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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2nd

1

(6)

9th Apr 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Masterclass

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Kept on for second over C&D on his penultimate start and ran a fair race at Lingfield last week (6f); could prove vulnerable back at 5f unless the pace collapses.

3/1

2nd

1

(6)

9th Apr 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Masterclass

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Kept on for second over C&D on his penultimate start and ran a fair race at Lingfield last week (6f); could prove vulnerable back at 5f unless the pace collapses.

3/1

4th

7

(5)

4th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Masterclass

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Simcock

nudged along throughout, towards rear, hung left over 1f out, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds, not pace to challenge

5/1

Form: -27725 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

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2nd

2

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:30 Yarmouth

Dion Baker

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Wigham

Late in the day to be sprinting for the first time but he's been inclined to pull hard recently and his sole win did come here; latest run from a wide stall (AW) is probably best ignored but whether he'll have the toe for this remains to be seen.

10/1

Form: 26-869 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

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6th

6

(2)

18th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Kessaar Power

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Phil McEntee

slowly away, soon midfield then took keen hold

9/2

6th

6

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Kessaar Power

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Phil McEntee

slowly away, soon midfield then took keen hold

9/2

Form: 371326 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

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2nd

3

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Island Native

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led, clear after 2f, reduced lead 3f out, headed 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

9/2

2nd

3

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Island Native

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led, clear after 2f, reduced lead 3f out, headed 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

9/2

3rd

2

(2)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Island Native

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Dual course winner since switching to current stable in the autumn (7f/1m; made all both times), and posted career-best performance when very close second to Once Adaay over C&D last month; needs to find even more to overcome subsequent 3lb rise, though, and had an off day on latest outing.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.20
Straight Forecast £20.64
Trifecta £38.90

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Blackjack

SPOTLIGHT:

Boafo Boy

Telegraph:

Beauzon

The Sun:

Triggered

POSTDATA:

Blackjack

The Guardian:

Blackjack

Daily Mail:

Blackjack

D Express:

Blackjack

RP RATINGS:

Boafo Boy

NEWMARKET:

Boafo Boy

The Times:

Boafo Boy

Daily Mirror:

Boafo Boy

The Star:

Beauzon

Daily Record:

Beauzon