June 15 / 14.10 Chester

14.10

Good

Edinburgh Gin Spritz Handicap

  • Prize money: £12740
  • 0m 5f 15y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Edinburgh Gin Spritz Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-7203 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Took this in 2022 (third C&D win) and this veteran arrives in good nick, 4lb out of the handicap when third of 12 at York (5f) three weeks ago; that form has been franked so he's a player off his proper mark here
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4th

4

(11)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 York

Copper Knight

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

6/1

11th

10

(4)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Copper Knight

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

Veteran who will be running in this race for the sixth time (record 12750); 10lb lower than when winning this six years ago, but again showed he still retains ability when successful at Chester (5f, soft) 13 days ago; 6lb rise makes it harder, but little doubt he will again give his all under his usual prominent ride; stable also runs Mattice.

6/1

1st

6

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Copper Knight

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 8-6250 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Enters calculations on the form of his Nottingham 5f second in May but he has twice failed to back it up, beating only two at Hamilton last time; yard is going well so it would come as no surprise to see him get back on track.
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2nd

3

(3)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

19:15 Chester

Dickieburd

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Craig Lidster

Course winner who returns here in good nick, fifth of ten in 6f handicap here 13 days ago when drawn wide; he can go well off a 1lb lower mark.

9/4

5th

9

(10)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

15:00 Chester

Dickieburd

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Craig Lidster

Course winner who was a good second behind the admirable veteran Copper Knight here (5f, soft) two weeks ago; on unchanged mark but he has a tough draw on this step back up in trip and all of his wins have been in Class 4 events.

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 22-605 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
A fairly useful dual 5f scorer at 2yrs who got back on track when fifth of 19 in 5f Epsom handicap two weeks ago; he can make his presence felt off an easing mark.
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3rd

3

(2)

6th Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Haydock

Curious Rover

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Katie Scott

Two wins last year (good/soft; including C&D nursery) and he's run well in handicaps the last twice, fifth of 19 in the 3yo Dash at Epsom (Due For Luck third) then third of 11 at Chester; can give another good account.

4/1

3rd

8

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Curious Rover

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Katie Scott

prominent

9/1

5th

9

(16)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Epsom

Curious Rover

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

5f specialist who handles good and soft ground; had a productive 2yo campaign, winning twice and runner-up four times, but he hasn't come close to matching that form in two runs this season; needs to get back on track.

33/1

8/1

Form: 597-00 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
A three-time 5f scorer in 2023 who took a step back in the right direction when 12th at Hamilton (5f) 13 days ago, leading for a long way; interesting from a handy-looking mark.
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8th

5

(10)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 York

Never Dark

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader

9/2

1st

6

(7)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

18:40 Nottingham

Never Dark

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

Having dropped down the weights he has been threatening to come good in recent starts, notably when a close third of 14 at Newcastle eight days ago (also ran well the day before); other front-runners in this field but still of interest, especially if the rain arrives.

7/2

3rd

3

(5)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Never Dark

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Iain Jardine

Dual Tapeta winner (at Wolverhampton) who has dropped 7lb below his last winning mark and returned to some form on last two outings when fourth at Chester (5f, soft) and third of eight at Hamilton (5f, good on Thursday); stable also runs Borough.

10/1

9/1

Form: 17-360 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Has twice failed to build on an encouraging Pontefract reappearance third, only 14th at York (5f) last month; tongue tied with something to prove now.
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3rd

2

(2)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 York

Wen Moon

9st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear

4/1

2nd

7

(5)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Pontefract

Wen Moon

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

Gained soft-ground wins at this course (6f) and York (5f; off this mark) last season; ran encouragingly with tongue-tie fitted on latest start; nicely treated and enters calculations.

7/1

5th

4

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Wen Moon

10st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, towards rear

9/1

Form: 402236 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Kickstarted 2024 with 5f success at Wolverhampton and he's largely run well since, sixth of 15 in 5f Hamilton handicap 13 days ago; shortlisted off a 2lb lower mark from his number one berth.
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4th

6

(2)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

19:15 Chester

Reigning Profit

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Kickstarted 2024 with 5f Wolverhampton success and he's largely run well since, runner-up in similar event there 11 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

5/1

2nd

7

(7)

1st Jul 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reigning Profit

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

Started 2024 with a C&D win in January; 0-11 since and well held on turf last twice but he went close here in May and that was off a 5lb higher mark; should get a good tow into this race and has claims if he can get back near best; change of headgear.

5/1

6th

9

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Reigning Profit

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ruth Carr

midfield

8/1

Form: 07-388 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
A three-time winner round here but he arrives below par, only eighth at Hamilton (6f) nine days ago; cheekpieces are refitted with more required.
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8th

7

(6)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

15:00 Chester

Paws For Thought

9st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Donald McCain

Triple course winner (6f/7f) and all of his wins have been on good or good to soft; well treated on his Hamilton success last summer but he's been well held at a variety of trips in last three runs and needs to rediscover his spark.

14/1

7th

3

(4)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Paws For Thought

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

in rear

12/1

8th

4

(5)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 2

15:25 Hamilton

Paws For Thought

9st 9lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

prominent

9/1

10/1

Form: 7-2403 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
It's now 31 outings since his last success but he wasn't discredited when third of 12 in 5f Doncaster handicap two weeks ago; others appeal more.
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8th

1

(7)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Arecibo

10st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

dwelt start, midfield

10/1

3rd

1

(2)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

19:20 Doncaster

Arecibo

9st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Useful on his day; went close at Musselburgh on stable/seasonal debut but has regressed in two subsequent starts; on a three-year losing spell.

12/1

13th

11

(8)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Arecibo

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

9yo who isn't the force of old and has been beaten 29 times since his last win in 2021; however, off a reduced mark he went very close on last month's stable debut at Musselburgh and ran pretty well when fourth at Thirsk next time; not ruled out in reapplied blinkers (won in them early in career).

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 463513 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Resumed winning ways at Ripon (6f) in May and she backed it up with a solid third of 14 at Haydock (6f) a week ago; she can go well again despite her high draw.
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1st

5

(3)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

15:00 Chester

Radio Goo Goo

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: David Evans

Dual C&D winner who handles most ground; justified favouritism at Ripon (6f, good) last month and was close third at Haydock next time; things didn't go well here (5f, soft) two weeks ago but that was from a wide draw and she could bounce back on this step back up in trip; usually races prominently and she made all for her last win.

8/1

9th

2

(10)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Radio Goo Goo

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

in touch with leaders, prominent on outer after 1f

8/1

3rd

15

(7)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Radio Goo Goo

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

stumbled start

9/1

10/1

Form: 351782 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Scored at Catterick (5f) in April and returned to form when second of six there (5f) 15 days ago; much respected off an unchanged mark.
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5th

9

(3)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 York

Glory Fighter

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

10/1

10th

11

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Glory Fighter

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

midfield on outer

10/1

2nd

5

(4)

31st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Catterick

Glory Fighter

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

ducked right start, soon recovered to lead, going best halfway, faced challenge over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

7/2

8/1

Form: -80042 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
C&D scorer who is knocking on the door, neck second of 11 in 5f Hamilton handicap nine days ago; drawn widest of all but he's still not taken lightly.
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6th

1

(7)

7th Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Count Dorsay

11st 3lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Hindered by poor draw at Chester last time and is better judged on his neck second at Hamilton (5f, good) earlier in June; on a 17-race losing sequence but has possibilities off current mark.

13/2

11th

10

(11)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Count Dorsay

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Tim Easterby

in rear on outer

8/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £34.10
Straight Forecast £34.64
Tricast £184.14
Trifecta £237.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Copper Knight

POSTDATA:

Dickieburd

Telegraph:

Arecibo

TOPSPEED:

Radio Goo Goo

The Guardian:

Reigning Profit

D Express:

Dickieburd

Daily Mirror:

Arecibo

RP RATINGS:

Copper Knight

THE NORTH:

Copper Knight

The Times:

Copper Knight

Daily Mail:

Copper Knight

The Sun:

Copper Knight

The Star:

Copper Knight

Daily Record:

Copper Knight