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Wrexham Lager Celebrates Wrexham AFC Promotion Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Wrexham Lager Celebrates Wrexham AFC Promotion Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 111F2- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Won three in a row (1m7f-2m, good/good to soft) when blinkers were added in early part of last season and posted another career best when close second at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month, after a break; could plausibly still be on the upgrade; respected.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

1

20th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Market Rasen

Fringill Dike

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Progressive chaser who ran second at Uttoxeter last time under a big weight; 8lb lower for this return to hurdling (3-10) and likely to make his presence felt.

9/1

2nd

1

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Fringill Dike

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Very progressive 7yo who won comfortably by over 6l at Bangor (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago and is now 4-6 over fences; usually races prominently but does not have to lead; must be considered.

9/2

1st

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Fringill Dike

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Won three in a row (1m7f-2m, good/good to soft) when blinkers were added in early part of last season and posted another career best when close second at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month, after a break; could plausibly still be on the upgrade; respected.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: /1222-

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Runner-up all three stats since returned to Britain in the autumn, in two small-field chases (1m7f/2m) and a novice hurdle (2m4f); raced mainly on soft/heavy ground but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Inedit Star

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nick Kent

Runner-up all three stats since returned to Britain in the autumn, in two small-field chases (1m7f/2m) and a novice hurdle (2m4f); raced mainly on soft/heavy ground but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.

14/1

2nd

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Inedit Star

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nick Kent

Runner-up all three stats since returned to Britain in the autumn, in two small-field chases (1m7f/2m) and a novice hurdle (2m4f); raced mainly on soft/heavy ground but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.

14/1

2nd

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Inedit Star

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Made all to win a conditions hurdle at Compiegne last May (2m3f, heavy) when trained in France; good second in a Wetherby novice handicap chase on yard debut in November (1m7f, heavy) but bled from the nose and finished lame when last of two in Haydock novice chase last time; sound chance if back to his best.

10/11

Form: 77453-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has rather mixed record since latest win in February 2023 but, following a wind op, gave good account when third (behind Fringill Dike) at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; can't be ruled out.
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8th

11

20th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 1

15:15 Market Rasen

Prince Escalus

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Can be up and down and hasn't shown any obvious benefit for wind surgery in his last two starts; what could help is this step back up in trip and he's historically well treated.

25/1

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Prince Escalus

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Has rather mixed record since latest win in February 2023 but, following a wind op, gave good account when third (behind Fringill Dike) at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Prince Escalus

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Has rather mixed record since latest win in February 2023 but, following a wind op, gave good account when third (behind Fringill Dike) at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

Form: 21P24- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Opened chasing account in mares' novice at Exeter (2m1f, soft) in December and was commendable fourth from out of the weights in Red Rum at Aintree (2m, soft) last month; effectively 6lb lower from correct mark today; one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Mayhem Mya

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Opened chasing account in mares' novice at Exeter (2m1f, soft) in December and was commendable fourth from out of the weights in Red Rum at Aintree (2m, soft) last month; effectively 6lb lower from correct mark today; one to consider.

8/1

4th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Mayhem Mya

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Opened chasing account in mares' novice at Exeter (2m1f, soft) in December and was commendable fourth from out of the weights in Red Rum at Aintree (2m, soft) last month; effectively 6lb lower from correct mark today; one to consider.

8/1

Form: 1PP11- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in her first two chases (both last autumn) but returned from break with clearcut win at Plumpton (2m3f, good) last month and followed up off same mark at Cheltenham (2m, good) four days later; 7lb higher in deeper race today but must be considered in current mood.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

13th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

18:20 Worcester

Somespring Special

10st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Two chase wins in April, at Plumpton (19.5f, good) and Cheltenham (16.5f, good), but well below that level when fifth at Bangor last month and will do well to cope with these progressive rivals.

13/2

5th

11

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Somespring Special

10st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Pulled up in her first two chases (both last autumn) but returned from break with clearcut win at Plumpton (2m3f, good) last month and followed up off same mark at Cheltenham (2m, good) four days later; 7lb higher in deeper race today but must be considered in current mood.

7/2

5th

11

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Somespring Special

10st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Pulled up in her first two chases (both last autumn) but returned from break with clearcut win at Plumpton (2m3f, good) last month and followed up off same mark at Cheltenham (2m, good) four days later; 7lb higher in deeper race today but must be considered in current mood.

7/2

Form: 14232- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Keen-going front-runner who won three chases last autumn (2m-2m5f, good-soft) and looked as good as ever when rallying second behind Somespring Special at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month; no surprise if she makes another bold bid here.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Sacre Coeur

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Keen-going front-runner who won three chases last autumn (2m-2m5f, good-soft) and looked as good as ever when rallying second at Cheltenham (2m, good) in April; slightly below that level since, though, and others have more pressing claims.

12/1

3rd

1

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

18:10 Newton Abbot

Sacre Coeur

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Keen-going front-runner who won three chases last autumn (2m-2m5f, good-soft) and looked as good as ever when rallying second at Cheltenham (2m, good) in April; didn't fire at Bangor last month but still considered.

6/1

6th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Sacre Coeur

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Keen-going front-runner who won three chases last autumn (2m-2m5f, good-soft) and looked as good as ever when rallying second behind Somespring Special at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month; no surprise if she makes another bold bid here.

7/1

Form: 73330-

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Largely disappointing for Mike Smith last season but was close third off much reduced mark at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) in February and it will be interesting to see what Sandy Thomson can do with him; visor removed.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:45 Cartmel

Ganapathi

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Not the force of old but two fair runs for this yard, last time finishing 4l fifth of nine at Perth (2m4f, good to firm; Francky Du Berlais third); more needed.

9/1

5th

7

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:07 Perth

Ganapathi

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

held up in rear, pushed along after 11th

16/1

7th

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ganapathi

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Largely disappointing for Mike Smith last season but was close third off much reduced mark at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) in February and it will be interesting to see what Sandy Thomson can do with him; visor removed.

14/1

Form: 11115- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Won four small-field chases last summer (2m4f-2m5f, good-heavy) but was soundly beaten at Perth last month, after a layoff, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

3

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

A Different Kind

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer (2m4f-2m5f, good-heavy) but did not show a great deal on his two outings this spring (2m4f/2m1f) and needs to get back in the groove.

20/1

8th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

A Different Kind

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won four small-field chases last summer (2m4f-2m5f, good-heavy) but was soundly beaten at Perth last month, after a layoff, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

10/1

Form: /1213- CD

Last run: 271 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Good-ground specialist who has very good strike-rate over fences (9-25; includes a C&D win); absent since below-par run behind El Borracho here last summer, though, and will need to be in peak form to defy current mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

21st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:25 Stratford

Sir Tivo

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Good overall strike-rate over fences and now 1lb lower than when beating Cracking Destiny in this 12 months ago; likes to race prominently but accepts a lead and he'll get one here with Calgary Tiger running; however, this season hasn't been his best so far.

8/1

5th

5

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Sir Tivo

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Has very good 9-26 strike-rate over fences, the latest win gained off today's mark at Stratford (2m1f, good) last summer; didn't run badly on slower-than-ideal ground last month, after a layoff, and subsequent hurdling defeat can probably be overlooked; could have a say.

25/1

8th

1

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Sir Tivo

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Useful chaser with very good 9-25 strike-rate over fences; didn't run badly on slower-than-ideal ground here last month, after a layoff, but his record over hurdles is not convincing.

20/1

Form: 20151- D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 7yo who is 2-3 over fences for new stable this year; dominated from the front in first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (2m1f, good) on latest outing seven weeks ago; interesting to see how well he copes with latest 8lb rise.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Kansas City Star

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish 7yo who is 2-3 over fences for new stable this year; dominated from the front in first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (2m1f, good) on latest outing seven weeks ago; interesting to see how well he copes with latest 8lb rise.

9/2

10th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Kansas City Star

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish 7yo who is 2-3 over fences for new stable this year; dominated from the front in first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (2m1f, good) on latest outing seven weeks ago; interesting to see how well he copes with latest 8lb rise.

9/2

1st

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Kansas City Star

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Made all in a novice handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) on January's stable debut but was then tailed off at Newbury when soft ground shouldn't have been too great an issue; well beaten when tried in cheekpieces by Gordon Elliott but the tongue-tie is new; hard to rule out.

7/2

Form: 24134- CD

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
6-11 over fences, including good-ground C&D win last summer; returned from layoff with quite pleasing Flat run last month and can play a significant role here if addition of cheekpieces has positive effect.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

19:23 Bangor-on-Dee

El Borracho

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

15-time winner who scored on the Flat (1m6f) and over fences (2m1f) last year but he's lost his way with heavy defeats under those codes in last two runs; has quite a lot to prove again and he needs a major revival back over hurdles.

20/1

9th

9

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

El Borracho

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

15 wins all told, with three of the last four coming over fences but he also scored on the Flat at Thirsk (1m6f, soft) last May and was second over 2m1f at Pontefract (good) last August; hampered in between on his sole visit here; ran poorly over fences four weeks ago but that was in first-time cheekpieces, now dispensed with, and he needs a second look.

14/1

11th

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

El Borracho

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

6-11 over fences, including good-ground C&D win last summer; returned from layoff with quite pleasing Flat run last month and can play a significant role here if addition of cheekpieces has positive effect.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £50.20
Straight Forecast £111.60
Tricast £1036.81
Trifecta £697.30

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Sacre Coeur

POSTDATA:

Somespring Special

Telegraph:

A Different Kind

Daily Mail:

Kansas City Star

RP RATINGS:

Prince Escalus

SPOTLIGHT:

Ganapathi

The Times:

El Borracho

The Star:

Somespring Special

D Express:

A Different Kind

The Sun:

Kansas City Star

WEST COUNTRY:

Prince Escalus

The Guardian:

Sacre Coeur

Daily Mirror:

Sacre Coeur

Daily Record:

Sacre Coeur