April 13 / 12.00 Chelmsford (AW)

12.00

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  • Prize money: £10468
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 582-22

Last run: 68 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Polytrack/turf winner who has finished runner-up in her last three starts; up another 1lb, but the form of her latest head defeat at Lingfield (1m5f, Polytrack) has worked out extremely well; yet to attempt this far, but shapes as though she will stay; major chance.
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1st

10

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Placated

8st 13lb

J: George Wood

T: Dr Jon Scargill

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, ran on

6/1

1st

10

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Placated

8st 13lb

J: George Wood

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Polytrack/turf winner who has finished runner-up in her last three starts; up another 1lb, but the form of her latest head defeat at Lingfield (1m5f, Polytrack) has worked out extremely well; yet to attempt this far, but shapes as though she will stay; major chance.

6/1

2nd

1

(3)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Placated

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Successful here (1m4f) in 2022; had a light campaign last year but she's finished runner-up back at this track in her last two starts, including a clear second behind a subsequent winner last month; remains feasibly treated on her best form and she's respected at this new trip.

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: /6/9-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Has only made the track four times for this yard since his last start for Richard Hannon in September 2021, but despite winning over hurdles on the first occasion his three subsequent outings on the Flat (at Wolverhampton) have been moderate; stable also runs Baileys Warrior.
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2nd

9

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Mickydee

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

led, headed and raced in second with one circuit to go, ridden and challenging over 1f out, kept on well

25/1

2nd

9

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Mickydee

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Has only made the track four times for this yard since his last start for Richard Hannon in September 2021, but despite winning over hurdles on the first occasion his three subsequent outings on the Flat (at Wolverhampton) have been moderate; stable also runs Baileys Warrior.

25/1

5th

1

(3)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mickydee

9st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

led

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 222154

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
1-27 with her win coming in a weak four-runner contest at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) in February; has run with credit on both starts since, but this may be an inadequate test for her now.
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3rd

11

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Baileys Warrior

8st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Deborah Faulkner

took keen hold, midfield on outer, headway to lead and went clear with one circuit to go, much reduced lead 4f out, headed and lost two places inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

3rd

11

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Baileys Warrior

8st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Deborah Faulkner

1-27 with her win coming in a weak four-runner contest at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) in February; has run with credit on both starts since, but this may be an inadequate test for her now.

10/1

4th

7

(10)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baileys Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Deborah Faulkner

1-26 with her win coming in a weak four-runner contest at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) in February; however, it's worth noting that she twice chased home the prolific The Craftymaster over C&D during the winter and there is nothing of his calibre in this field; interesting.

6/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 8-5305

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
11llb below last winning mark and looked to be on the way back when third of nine at Southwell (16.5f, Tapeta) in February, but quiet the last twice and losing run up to 17; others preferred.
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1st

1

(3)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Animato

9st 11lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Not the best of strike-rates (3-22) but latest win was off 12lb higher in July 2022 (1m4f, good to firm); fair form this year, last time finishing 4l second of four at Ayr (1m7f, good; 11-8 favourite); each-way chance.

7/2

Form: 4621/5

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dual soft ground winner who finished behind three of these when fifth of 16 over C&D 15 days ago, albeit being bumped and stumbling in the home straight wouldn't have helped; not dismissed, especially if aided by the switch to blinkers.
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11th

17

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Greatness Awaits

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner (2021 and 2022) who, fit from hurdling, has run respectably over 1m6f/2m in his three starts back on Flat this spring; needs to find a bit extra again.

16/1

11th

17

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Greatness Awaits

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner (2021 and 2022) who, fit from hurdling, has run respectably over 1m6f/2m in his three starts back on Flat this spring; needs to find a bit extra again.

16/1

4th

2

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Greatness Awaits

10st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner who, fit from hurdling, has recorded respectable fifths over 1m6f at Chelmsford in recent weeks; not dismissed back on turf with ground conditions to suit.

6/1

Form: 57-254

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Ran well when fourth of 16 in first-time cheekpieces over C&D 15 days ago (behind Merrijig and Star Legend), but all four four wins have come over 2m; may again find a couple too good over this trip.
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7th

8

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Anisoptera

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brett Johnson

always behind

16/1

7th

8

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Anisoptera

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brett Johnson

always behind

16/1

Form: 0-9074 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
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.
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5th

4

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Very well treated on his C&D win last March but he's 0-13 since and has form figures of 0090747 since November; drops back in trip after a respectable effort at 1m6f last time but others are more convincing; cheekpieces reapplied.

6/1

5th

4

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Buxted Too

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Very well treated on his C&D win last March but he's 0-13 since and has form figures of 0090747 since November; drops back in trip after a respectable effort at 1m6f last time but others are more convincing; cheekpieces reapplied.

6/1

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

Form: 1443-4

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Dual turf winner over an extended 1m3f last August and has run well in both starts since back on the AW, including when fourth of ten on his Wolverhampton return (1m4f, Tapeta) 12 days ago; however, 1m5f just appeared to stretch him on his penultimate start so there are risks.
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4th

7

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Major Major

8st 12lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, outpaced 1f out, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

9/1

4th

7

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Major Major

8st 12lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, outpaced 1f out, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

9/1

8th

8

(8)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Major Major

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Dual turf winner over an extended 1m3f last August and has run well in both starts since back on the AW, including when fourth of ten on his Wolverhampton return (1m4f, Tapeta) 12 days ago; however, 1m5f just appeared to stretch him on his penultimate start so there are risks.

7/1

5/1

Form: 7305/3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Sole win in 14 starts came over hurdles in November, but despite meeting trouble he ran well back on the Flat when beaten half a length into third of 16 behind Merrijig over C&D 15 days ago; shouldn't be far away again.
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6th

16

(17)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Star Legend

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

2m4f Fakenham maiden hurdle winner last autumn, who is 0-7 on Flat but placed on AW (1m6f/2m) in two of his last three outings; makes only his second Flat turf appearance but those recent runs give him a place squeak.

33/1

6th

16

(17)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Star Legend

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

2m4f Fakenham maiden hurdle winner last autumn, who is 0-7 on Flat but placed on AW (1m6f/2m) in two of his last three outings; makes only his second Flat turf appearance but those recent runs give him a place squeak.

33/1

3rd

6

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Legend

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Fakenham hurdles winner last autumn who looked unlucky at a big price on his Chelmsford comeback last month; wasn't beaten far at the same course last time and the return to cheekpieces has clearly helped.

6/1

Form: 954-

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in three starts on turf last year and makes his AW/handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces for his third different trainer on only his fourth outing; enough to prove.
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10th

5

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Cahersiveen

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unplaced in three starts on turf last year and makes his AW/handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces for his third different trainer on only his fourth outing; enough to prove.

12/1

10th

5

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Cahersiveen

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unplaced in three starts on turf last year and makes his AW/handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces for his third different trainer on only his fourth outing; enough to prove.

12/1

4th

1

(5)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

16:30 Pontefract

Cahersiveen

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ollie Sangster

disputed lead, raced in second after 2f, weakened quickly from over 2f out, eased towards finish, tailed off

7/1

Non-runners

Merrijig

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Payout
Exacta £147.20
Straight Forecast £170.39
Tricast £1851.38
Trifecta £1030.50

Selections

Daily Mail:

Merrijig

SPOTLIGHT:

Placated

The Times:

Star Legend

Telegraph:

Animato

POSTDATA:

Greatness Awaits

RP RATINGS:

Baileys Warrior

D Express:

Anisoptera

Daily Mirror:

Merrijig

The Sun:

Merrijig

Daily Record:

Merrijig

The Guardian:

Placated

The Star:

Placated