June 17 / 14.48 Chepstow

14.48

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Plan A Consulting Handicap (Chepstow Mile Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3716.14
  • 1m 0f 14y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Plan A Consulting Handicap (Chepstow Mile Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 48-421 C

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
In good form on AW since returning from a layoff this spring and makes quick reappearance after making all under Jack Doughty in apprentice jockeys' race at Kempton (1m) on Wednesday; escapes a penalty here (although 2lb rise for previous run has now taken effect) and today's return to turf won't be a problem (course winner in 2022); major player.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(11)

12th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Ascot

Stockpyle

9st 11lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

3/1

1st

1

(4)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Stockpyle

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

In good form on AW since returning from a layoff this spring and makes quick reappearance after making all under Jack Doughty in apprentice jockeys' race at Kempton (1m) on Wednesday; escapes a penalty here (although 2lb rise for previous run has now taken effect) and today's return to turf won't be a problem (course winner in 2022); major player.

5/6

1st

6

(6)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Stockpyle

9st 12lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Equally effective at 7f or 1m and went very close on second start following wind surgery/346-day break over the shorter trip here last week; big player off same mark (due to go up 2lb).

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 7U9110 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Drew clear to win by over 4l over C&D (soft) in May and did very well to follow up with narrow success at Bath (1m, good) ten days later, having lost significant ground at the start; again fluffed the start when never dangerous at Windsor a fortnight ago, though, and comes with obvious risk attached.
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11th

6

(11)

4th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Newbury

Racing Demon

9st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ed de Giles

Often slowly away; campaigned mostly at 1m; scored twice in May and rebounded from hat-trick failure when running creditably last month; something to prove back over 1m2f.

10/1

2nd

7

(3)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Racing Demon

8st 13lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ed de Giles

Drew clear to win by over 4l over C&D (soft) in May and did very well to follow up with narrow success at Bath (1m, good) ten days later, having lost significant ground at the start; again fluffed the start when never dangerous at Windsor a fortnight ago, though, and comes with obvious risk attached.

5/1

12th

13

(4)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

20:45 Windsor

Racing Demon

8st 13lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ed de Giles

Bids for a 1m hat-trick having won at Chepstow (soft) and Bath (good; overcame a poor start) the last twice; raised another 5lb and back up in grade but can't be dismissed in current form; better than ever.

13/2

7/1

Form: 120-30 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won three times at Brighton last summer (7f-1m) and made pleasing reappearance when third at Windsor (1m, good) in April but was well beaten on Polytrack last month and current mark probably demands a career-best effort.
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3rd

2

(7)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Optiva Star

9st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Won three times at Brighton last summer (7f-1m) and made pleasing reappearance when third at Windsor (1m, good) in April but was well beaten on Polytrack last month and current mark probably demands a career-best effort.

7/1

13th

10

(9)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Optiva Star

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Completed a hat-trick at Brighton last summer; creditable third on his reappearance at Windsor 16 days ago (1m, good); more needed to win in this grade.

14/1

Form: 4475-5 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Scored off 2lb higher over 7f here last summer and went close over C&D on his next outing (also good to soft); obvious contender if able to recapture that form, and his seasonal reappearance in April was satisfactory.
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4th

4

(6)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Macs Dilemma

9st 6lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Scored off 2lb higher over 7f here last summer and went close over C&D on his next outing (also good to soft); obvious contender if able to recapture that form, and his seasonal reappearance in April was satisfactory.

6/1

5th

7

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Macs Dilemma

8st 12lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

Multiple winner over shorter, the last success coming off this mark at Chepstow last July (7f, good to soft); stays 1m but he's fully exposed and could prove vulnerable back from a break.

14/1

Form: -21100 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Three-time AW winner since the autumn (1m-8.6f); still well handicapped on older form but was a well-beaten 50-1 shot when back on turf at Leicester three weeks ago and now has a point to prove.
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5th

3

(5)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Green Power

9st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John Gallagher

Three-time AW winner since the autumn (1m-8.6f); still well handicapped on older form but was a well-beaten 50-1 shot when back on turf at Leicester three weeks ago and now has a point to prove.

20/1

11th

9

(6)

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Green Power

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Three-time AW winner since the autumn (1m-8.6f); still well handicapped on older form and can handle turf slower than good, but has a point to prove after duff effort last month.

10/1

Form: 47920- BF

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Ran big race in defeat and looked a shade unlucky on stable debut at Brighton (1m, soft) in September, and his lesser effort the following month is probably best overlooked (became fractious in the preliminaries); still on good mark but his fitness has to be taken on trust after 251-day absence.
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5th

2

(2)

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:55 Brighton

Micks Dream

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Deborah Faulkner

1-20 but has finished runner-up in all three visits here, the latest when beaten a neck by Uncle Dick on stable debut over C&D (soft) last September; at least as effective on fast ground and should be all the better for recent return; not dismissed.

9/2

6th

6

(2)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Micks Dream

9st 0lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Ran big race in defeat and looked a shade unlucky on stable debut at Brighton (1m, soft) in September, and his lesser effort the following month is probably best overlooked (became fractious in the preliminaries); still on good mark but his fitness has to be taken on trust after 251-day absence.

9/1

33/1

Form: 2/45-8 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Did not take to hurdling for Harry Derham last season (three attempts) and struggled when returned to the Flat for stable debut in April (7f, AW); has too much to prove on today's Flat turf debut.
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7th

5

(1)

17th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

14:48 Chepstow

Hadley Park

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Joe Ponting

Did not take to hurdling for Harry Derham last season (three attempts) and struggled when returned to the Flat for stable debut in April (7f, AW); has too much to prove on today's Flat turf debut.

33/1

8th

7

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hadley Park

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Joe Ponting

1-9 on AW for George Boughey; failed to fire in three hurdles for Harry Derham and a watching brief is advised now back on the Flat for Joe Ponting.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.60
Straight Forecast £3.90
Trifecta £19.30

Selections

POSTDATA:

Stockpyle

SPOTLIGHT:

Macs Dilemma

The Times:

Racing Demon

TOPSPEED:

Micks Dream

Telegraph:

Stockpyle

The Guardian:

Stockpyle

Daily Mail:

Stockpyle

D Express:

Stockpyle

Daily Mirror:

Stockpyle

The Sun:

Stockpyle

The Star:

Stockpyle

Daily Record:

Stockpyle

RP RATINGS:

Macs Dilemma

WEST COUNTRY:

Macs Dilemma