Tomform Thursday 25th May 2023

There were 42 Races on Thursday 25th May 2023 across 6 meetings. There was 7 races at Wolverhampton, 7 races at Catterick, 7 races at Haydock, 7 races at Limerick, 6 races at Sandown, 8 races at Chelmsford-City, no doubt Tomform helped you find a winner.

Races & Results Thursday 25th May 2023

The data in the racecards below is for the past year. View the racecard key.

14:10 Catterick Maiden (Class 5) 5f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
2
2nd (9) Grey Gray (2.75/1 +0%)
Grey Gray

2.75/1(+0%)
(9) Grey Gray 2.75/1, Acquitted herself well all 3 starts thus far, latest when third of 6 in maiden at Ripon (5f, heavy) 13 days ago. Likely to go well again.
Has the edge in experience and the inside stall but she's starting to look exposed now.
3
3rd (3) La Boo (28/1 +30%)
La Boo

28/1(+30%)
(3) La Boo 28/1, Foaled April 5. 10,000 gns foal, 26,000 gns yearling, Land Force filly. Half-sister to 6f/7f winner Opening Time and 2-y-o 5f winner Emilia James.
Yard is 2-84 with 2yos on turf over the last five years and she's drawn wide.
4
4th (7) Back Before Dark (5.5/1 +89%)
Back Before Dark

5.5/1(+89%)
(7) Back Before Dark 5.5/1, Foaled March 13. £12,000 yearling, Territories filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 7f winner Go Greta and 1m winner Fiji Gold. Dam 7f winner.
£12,000 yearling; well drawn for a yard that does well with 2yos here; watch the market.
5th
5th (8) Bazball (16/1 -220%)
Bazball

16/1(-220%)
(8) Bazball 16/1, Twice-raced filly. Last of 6 in maiden at Ripon (5f, heavy, 3/1) 13 days ago, met some trouble. Others preferred.
Behind Grey Gray last time; needs to improve for today's faster surface.
6th
6th (11) Lady Bouquet (50/1 +0%)
Lady Bouquet

50/1(+0%)
(11) Lady Bouquet 50/1, Foaled March 11. 10,000 gns yearling, 15,000 gns 2-y-o, Land Force filly. Dam unraced half-sister to winner up to 1m (stayed 1¼m) Chef and winner up to 9f Muchly (both useful) out of useful 2-y-o 6f winner Ego
10,000gns yearling who was picked up for £15,000 early this month; yard not noted for 2yos.
7th
7th (5) Peace Wall (2.75/1 -22%)
Peace Wall

2.75/1(-22%)
(5) Peace Wall 2.75/1, Offered something to work on when third of 11 in maiden (4/1) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) on debut 10 days ago. Should have learnt plenty from that.
Started favourite on her debut ten days ago, when shaping nicely; shortlisted.
8th
8th (12) Lotting's Lass (11/1 +21%)
Lotting's Lass

11/1(+21%)
(12) Lotting's Lass 11/1, Foaled March 9. €14,000 yearling, Soldier's Call filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 5f winner Camila Vargas. Dam winner up to 6f (2-y-o 5f winner) out of useful 2-y-o 5f winner Inourthoughts. Market check advised on debut.
14,000euros yearling who's bred to be sharp; yard had a 2yo win on debut at the weekend.
9th
9th (10) Kubler Ross (25/1 -39%)
Kubler Ross

25/1(-39%)
(10) Kubler Ross 25/1, Foaled February 9. €20,000 foal, £22,500 yearling, Kodiac filly. Dam 11f winner out of useful winner up to 7f (2-y-o 6f winner) Walayef.
Rare 2yo runner for her yard; stamina in her pedigree and may want more time.
10th
10th (4) Lyndsanda (50/1 -127%)
Lyndsanda

50/1(-127%)
(4) Lyndsanda 50/1, Twice-raced filly. 15/2, fifth of 7 in minor event at Beverley (5f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Up against it.
Well held in two runs; faster ground may help but she needs much more from stall 9.
LTO Selection:

14:10 Catterick Maiden (Class 5) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Grey Gray has an experience edge after three runs, and she could go well for her in-form stable. The daughter of Expert Eye may prove the main danger to PEACE WALL, who finished third on her debut at Wolverhampton. She did well to be beaten just over a length despite wandering around, and is entitled to have improved plenty for that experience. Bazball is noted too.

PEACE WALL shaped encouragingly on debut at Wolverhampton recently and can improve sufficiently to take this low-grade maiden. Grey Gray and newcomer Lotting's Lass look the likeliest dangers.

The vote goes to PEACE WALL, who shaped nicely on her recent debut. Grey Gray and Lotting's Lass are also shortlisted.


14:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 5f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (7) Mucky Mulconry (3/1 +33%)
Mucky Mulconry

3/1(+33%)
(7) Mucky Mulconry 3/1, 2/1, bit below form third of 6 in handicap at this course (6.1f) 22 days ago, though he was briefly hampered. Shaped well at Lingfield prior to that.
2
2nd (1) American Rose (2/1 +27%)
American Rose

2/1(+27%)
(1) American Rose 2/1, Winner here in December. Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap (10/1) at Bath (5.7f, soft) 24 days ago. Cheekpieces on first time and this is a drop in class.
3
3rd (9) Idiopathic (40/1 -60%)
Idiopathic

40/1(-60%)
(9) Idiopathic 40/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 7 in handicap at Yarmouth (6f, heavy) 40 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.
4
4th (10) Pink Stripes (18/1 -29%)
Pink Stripes

18/1(-29%)
(10) Pink Stripes 18/1, 10/1, creditable third of 8 in handicap at this C&D 13 days ago.
5th
5th (5) Turbo Tiger (9/1 +25%)
Turbo Tiger

9/1(+25%)
(5) Turbo Tiger 9/1, Down in grade and found only one too good over C&D last month. Too free when fourth of 6 in handicap at this course (6.1f) 22 days ago and quickly back in trip.
6th
6th (3) Smasher (3.33/1 +17%)
Smasher

3.33/1(+17%)
(3) Smasher 3.33/1, Second of 4 in handicap at Bath (5f, good to firm, 10/3) 8 days ago. Bumped into an unusual one for the grade on that occasion and he's unexposed over 5f.
7th
7th (4) Fornham St Martin (7/1 +36%)
Fornham St Martin

7/1(+36%)
(4) Fornham St Martin 7/1, Backward step when eleventh of 12 in maiden at Kempton (6f, 150/1). Off 99 days/gelded and handicaps much more suitable for shrewd yard. Market useful.
8th
8th (8) Huckleberry (50/1 -25%)
Huckleberry

50/1(-25%)
(8) Huckleberry 50/1, Big prices all starts and little to shout about, cheekpieces on for first time when sixth of 8 in handicap at this C&D (33/1) 13 days ago.
9th
9th (6) Holly Blackmore (28/1 -133%)
Holly Blackmore

28/1(-133%)
(6) Holly Blackmore 28/1, Sixth of 7 in handicap (11/1) at Musselburgh (5f, good) 10 days ago. Questions to answer at present.
LTO Selection:

14:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

American Rose has to be of interest as the only C&D winner here, but she hasn't won since December and wears cheekpieces looking to find improvement. Mucky Mulconry has been consistent over 6f of late and seeks to build on recent efforts dropping in trip, but BYEFORNOW may have the edge. Slowly away when second at Lingfield, if she can hit the gates running she might be able to make all over this trip.

AMERICAN ROSE and Byefornow have had contrasting fortunes when it comes to the draw, with the former taken to make the most of stall 1 in first-time cheekpieces dropped in grade. Mucky Mulconry is the other one of interest.

Top of the list is MUCKY MULCONRY, who was a good front-running third here last time and looks interesting on this drop back in trip.


14:30 Haydock Handicap (Class 5) 14f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Divine Comedy (0.18/1 +59%)
Divine Comedy

0.18/1(+59%)
(3) Divine Comedy 0.18/1, Low-mileage mare who tasted success twice from 4 starts last term for Chris Wall and confirmed promise of reappearance/yard debut run when bolting up at Doncaster (11.9f) 5 days ago. Should prove tough to beat under a 5 lb penalty.
Won by 11l at Doncaster last Saturday and ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty.
2
2nd (4) Ghadbbaan (6/1 +8%)
Ghadbbaan

6/1(+8%)
(4) Ghadbbaan 6/1, Dual winner at up to 2m last season and returned in good form, running respectably without doing anything quickly when third at Doncaster (16.5f, heavy) 4 weeks ago, outpaced over 2f out and keeping on. May have to settle for a minor role again here.
Fair third on both outings this season and could be suited by this return to better ground.
3
3rd (2) Brasca (66/1 -560%)
Brasca

66/1(-560%)
(2) Brasca 66/1, Four-time winner for Ralph Beckett earlier in career who wasn't disgraced when fourth on yard debut at Chelmsford (13.3f) in February. Excuses on account of the soft ground when well held at Chester subsequently and better showing anticipated here.
7yo with regressive profile but has dropped down the weights; no surprise to see good run.
4
4th (5) Tio Mio (16/1 -129%)
Tio Mio

16/1(-129%)
(5) Tio Mio 16/1, Back on track returned to the Flat in recent months, resuming winning ways from the front at Southwell (11.1f) in April. Similar form when third back at that venue (12f) 2 weeks ago and expected to give another good account if seeing out this longer trip back on turf.
Running well on AW & can give good account if longer trip and return to turf aren't issues.
5th
5th (1) Glen Again (28/1 -40%)
Glen Again

28/1(-40%)
(1) Glen Again 28/1, Dual winner in 2021 for Mark Johnston who missed whole of last year and understandably shaped like needing the run after 18 months off (also gelded) when last of 15 in Newbury handicap (10f) last month. This ought to reveal a good deal more. Cheekpieces on 1st time.
Well handicapped on 2021 form but tailed off last month when back from a long absence.
LTO Selection:

14:30 Haydock Handicap (Class 5) 14f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

DIVINE COMEDY was an easy 11-length winner over 1m4f at Doncaster on Saturday and a 5lb penalty for that success is unlikely to stop her in this company. Tio Mio also won well two starts ago and he was not disgraced on his most recent outing. With that in mind, the son of Teofilo may prove to be the main threat ahead of Ghadbbaan.

Having shaped encouragingly on her return/yard debut DIVINE COMEDY took a marked step forward when scoring with relative ease at Doncaster 5 days ago and, turned out under a penalty, she ought to prove tough to beat. Brasca may emerge as the chief threat.

This is all about DIVINE COMEDY, who will be very hard to beat under a 5lb penalty if in the same fine form as at Doncaster on Saturday


14:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 5f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Astapor (2.5/1 +25%)
Astapor

2.5/1(+25%)
(4) Astapor 2.5/1, C&D winner. Latest win here in April. Good fourth of 13 in handicap (4/1) at this C&D (good) 10 days ago. Needs considering.
C&D winner who went close again here last time despite his saddle having slipped; player..
2
2nd (5) Golden Gal (3.33/1 -11%)
Golden Gal

3.33/1(-11%)
(5) Golden Gal 3.33/1, C&D winner. Creditable third of 13 in handicap at this C&D (good, 11/2) 10 days ago. Not taken lightly.
Dual winner here on soft; close third over C&D latest; acts on good to firm; contender..
3
3rd (6) The Grey Lass (9/1 -13%)
The Grey Lass

9/1(-13%)
(6) The Grey Lass 9/1, 25/1, only sixth of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (5f) 35 days ago. Others have achieved more.
Below par on her reappearance; 3lb higher than her winning mark; more needed..
4
4th (1) Dream Deal (8.5/1 -55%)
Dream Deal

8.5/1(-55%)
(1) Dream Deal 8.5/1, 8/1, below form fourth of 16 in handicap at Redcar (5f, good to firm). Off 8 months. Can give a good account at these weights if ready to roll.
0-7 but can win one of these races; however, needs to improve on his form when fresh..
5th
5th (7) Birdie Bowers (8/1 +33%)
Birdie Bowers

8/1(+33%)
(7) Birdie Bowers 8/1, 22/1, ninth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 20 days ago. Has work to do.
Placed over C&D last month, when 3lb higher; below that level in two subsequent starts..
6th
6th (3) Hot Scoop (10/1 +17%)
Hot Scoop

10/1(+17%)
(3) Hot Scoop 10/1, C&D winner. 10/1, last of 12 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 43 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.
C&D winner who was well below par on reappearance; given time since and is not ruled out..
7th
7th (8) Pacopash (150/1 -200%)
Pacopash

150/1(-200%)
(8) Pacopash 150/1, Remains a maiden after 20 Flat runs. Only fifth of 6 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW, 33/1) 21 days ago. Others appeal more.
Unplaced in 20 attempts and difficult to make a case for her..
8th
8th (2) Aconcagua Mountain (3.5/1 +0%)
Aconcagua Mountain

3.5/1(+0%)
(2) Aconcagua Mountain 3.5/1, Latest win at Wolverhampton in December. 5/1, shaped as if better for the run after 5 months off when fifth of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (5f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Blinkers back on and weighted to go close.
Could come on for reappearance run and no surprise if he is a serious player this time..
LTO Selection:

14:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

There is a lot to like about the chances of ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN for a stable in among the winners. He rounded off last year with two wins at Wolverhampton and returned to action with a promising fifth at Hamilton off 1lb higher, beaten a length and a half after weakening close home. Nominal improvement may see him prove too speedy for both C&D third Golden Gal and the consistent Dream Deal.

ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN should be all the better for his recent Hamilton reappearance fifth and can capitalise on a handy-looking mark at the chief expense of in-form C&D scorer Golden Gal. Fellow C&D winner Astapor can also have a say.

This can be taken by ASTAPOR, who is in good form and was a shade unlucky not to make it back-to-back C&D wins last time.


14:50 Wolverhampton Maiden (Class 4) 6f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Never Fear (12/1 -60%)
Never Fear

12/1(-60%)
(6) Never Fear 12/1, Foaled May 14. No Nay Never filly. Half-sister to 9f/9.2f winner Thaniella and 1¼m-2m winner The Vegas Raider. Dam, 7.5f/1m winner, half-sister to smart 5f-1m winner Batwan.
Has speed and stamina in her pedigree and interesting to see how she figures in market.
2
2nd (5) Two Tribes (7.5/1 +6%)
Two Tribes

7.5/1(+6%)
(5) Two Tribes 7.5/1, Foaled February 5. 6,000 gns foal, Rajasinghe colt. Dam ran twice at 2 yrs.
6,000gns foal; first 2yo runner for the yard this year and market should guide.
3
3rd (4) Mr Baloo (3.5/1 -40%)
Mr Baloo

3.5/1(-40%)
(4) Mr Baloo 3.5/1, Twice-raced colt. Third of 5 in novice event (6/1) at Salisbury (5f, good to firm) 7 days ago. Up in trip and he sets a solid if unspectacular standard.
Sets a fair standard on his Salisbury third and he's open to more progress upped in trip.
4
4th (3) Korroor (1.1/1 +60%)
Korroor

1.1/1(+60%)
(3) Korroor 1.1/1, Foaled February 26. Kodiac colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including useful 1m winner Tamaamm and 8.6f winner Tairann. Noteworthy newcomer for excellent yard.
Yard 6-11 with 2yos this season and he's an interesting newcomer.
5th
5th (1) Dark Before Dawn (8/1 -23%)
Dark Before Dawn

8/1(-23%)
(1) Dark Before Dawn 8/1, Seventh of 9 in maiden (17/2) at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm) on debut 9 days ago.
Out of a smart 6f winner but he made a low-key start at Wetherby (9l seventh) last week.
6th
6th (2) Edward (7.5/1 -25%)
Edward

7.5/1(-25%)
(2) Edward 7.5/1, Foaled April 29. 42,000 gns yearling, Havana Grey colt. Half-brother to useful 5f winner Jojo Rabbit. Dam unraced. Makes appeal on paper.
42,000gns half-brother to a useful 5f 2yo winner; needs watching in market on debut.
LTO Selection:

14:50 Wolverhampton Maiden (Class 4) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Mr Baloo would be the form pick after his two-length third at Salisbury and, after keeping on late that day, the sixth furlong may eke out further improvement. He can go close, but a chance is taken on newcomer KORROOR, a son of Kodiac who races for the Archie Watson yard which has a 4-4 record with juveniles on the all-weather this year. Never Fear will also know her job first time out.

It should pay to focus on the newcomers, with KORROOR, representing a yard with a superb record with 2-y-o newcomers the percentage call without the benefit of betting clues. Edward and Never Fear are also likely types.

The vote goes to MR BALOO, who sets a fair standard on his third at Salisbury and is open to more progress on this step up in trip.


15:00 Haydock Maiden (Class 2) 6f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (10) The Camden Colt (10/1 -33%)
The Camden Colt

10/1(-33%)
(10) The Camden Colt 10/1, €22,000 foal, €50,000 yearling, Footstepsinthesand colt. Dam, ran once in France, sister to smart 1¼m-1½m winner Venus de Milo. Eye-catcing third (over 2 lengths behind Innvincible Friend) of 5 in maiden at Chester (5.1f, heavy, 8/1) on debut, very green. Should do much better.
Only one place behind Innvincible Friend at Chester; open to improvement.
2
2nd (11) Thunder Blue (5.5/1 +27%)
Thunder Blue

5.5/1(+27%)
(11) Thunder Blue 5.5/1, Foaled March 20. €105,000 yearling, £180,000 2-y-o, Blue Point colt. Dam, 2-y-o 5f winner, half-sister to smart 5f/6f winner Logo Hunter. One to note.
£180,000 2yo; by Blue Point; owner is a powerful force in the 2yo department.
3
3rd (12) Twilight Romance (7/1 +0%)
Twilight Romance

7/1(+0%)
(12) Twilight Romance 7/1, Foaled March 19. £85,000 yearling, Twilight Son colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including 1¼m winner Secret Box and 2-y-o 5f winner Redemption Time. Dam 6f-1m winner.
£85,000 yearling; by Sioux Nation; check the market signals.
4
4th (9) Soldier's Gold (10/1 +9%)
Soldier's Gold

10/1(+9%)
(9) Soldier's Gold 10/1, Foaled April 15. Soldier's Call colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 8.5f Mr McCann and 7f-1½m winner Bay of Naples. Dam 2-y-o 1m winner who stayed 13f.
One of his siblings is 2-2 at Haydock; interesting that he starts off here.
5th
5th (5) Ihopeyoulike (40/1 +39%)
Ihopeyoulike

40/1(+39%)
(5) Ihopeyoulike 40/1, Foaled April 16. Profitable colt. Dam maiden (stayed 9.5f) out of winning half-sister to very smart winner up to 1¼m Magny Cour.
Newcomer by Profitable; trainer's first 2yo runner of the campaign.
6th
6th (2) Bjorn Ironside (5/1 -207%)
Bjorn Ironside

5/1(-207%)
(2) Bjorn Ironside 5/1, Foaled February 12. 300,000 gns yearling, Too Darn Hot colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Endeared. Dam, useful French 1m winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 8.6f Via Serendipity. Likely type.
300,000gns yearling; by Too Darn Hot; major stable; interesting debutant.
7th
7th (8) Shagraan (12/1 +33%)
Shagraan

12/1(+33%)
(8) Shagraan 12/1, Foaled March 24. €35,000 foal, £80,000 yearling, Sioux Nation colt. Dam winner up to 1m (2-y-o 7f winner).
£80,000 yearling; stable won this race with a debutant last year.
8th
8th (1) Be Here Now (125/1 -56%)
Be Here Now

125/1(-56%)
(1) Be Here Now 125/1, Foaled February 5. 50,000 gns foal, 50,000 gns yearling, Oasis Dream gelding. Dam, 2-y-o 1m winner, half-sister to useful winner up to 1¾m Sepal.
50,000gns yearling; by Oasis Dream; yard is 0-9 with 2yos this term.
9th
9th (6) Innvincible Friend (3.5/1 +13%)
Innvincible Friend

3.5/1(+13%)
(6) Innvincible Friend 3.5/1, Twice-raced colt. Better effort when second of 5 in maiden at Chester (5.1f, heavy) 14 days ago, no impression on winner.
Runner-up in both starts (5f, soft), latest at Chester; sets a fair standard.
10th
10th (7) Only In Jakarta (20/1 +0%)
Only In Jakarta

20/1(+0%)
(7) Only In Jakarta 20/1, Foaled January 2. 310,000 gns yearling, No Nay Never colt. Dam unraced half-sister to 5f winner Swiss Lake and 5f-7f winner Hajoum (both smart) out of useful winner up to 6f (2-y-o 5f/6f winner) Blue Iris
310,000gns yearling; by No Nay Never; in excellent hands; respected.
11th
11th (4) Daring Legend (5/1 +58%)
Daring Legend

5/1(+58%)
(4) Daring Legend 5/1, Foaled February 28. 150,000 gns yearling, Dark Angel colt. Dam, 2-y-o 5f winner, closely related to smart winner up to 6f Swiss Spirit and half-sister to smart winner up to 6f Swiss Diva out of smart winner up to 5f (including at 2 yrs) Swiss Lake.
150,000gns yearling; by Dark Angel and from a good family; one to consider.
12th
12th (3) Charlie Mason (80/1 -21%)
Charlie Mason

80/1(-21%)
(3) Charlie Mason 80/1, Foaled April 17. Mayson colt. Brother to useful 5f-6f winner Dora Penny and half-brother to 2 winners, including 7f winner Doctor Nuno. Dam 5f/6f winner.
Brother to connections' prolific 5f-6f winner Dora Penny (including 2yo).
LTO Selection:

15:00 Haydock Maiden (Class 2) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

Innvincible Friend (second) finished in front of THE CAMDEN COLT (third) when the pair met at Chester a couple of weeks ago. That said, the latter was making his debut on that occasion and could easily reverse the form with the benefit of race experience. Thunder Blue cost 180,000 pounds at a breeze-up sale last month and has to be of interest on his racecourse bow for connections who do well with their debutants. Other noteworthy newcomers are Bjorn Ironside, Only In Jakarta and Soldier's Gold.

THE CAMDEN COLT was too green to do himself justice at Chester 2 weeks ago but he looks open to significant improvement and can get the better of Innvincible Friend this time. The rest of the field are made up of newcomers, with Bjorn Ironside and Thunder Blue making most appeal before market clues.

Many of the newcomers are interesting, most notably ONLY IN JAKARTA, Bjorn Ironside, Thunder Blue and Daring Legend.


15:10 Catterick Maiden (Class 5) 12f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Prosper Legend (0.44/1 +45%)
Prosper Legend

0.44/1(+45%)
(6) Prosper Legend 0.44/1, Promising individual who still looked a work in progress when third of 5 in minor event (7/4) at Windsor (10f, heavy) 31 days ago. Will be suited by this longer trip. The one to beat.
Holds leading form claims and is open to further improvement for top yard.
2
2nd (8) Night At Sea (4.5/1 -41%)
Night At Sea

4.5/1(-41%)
(8) Night At Sea 4.5/1, Twice-raced filly. Fourth of 6 in maiden at Chester (12.3f, soft, 8/1) 13 days ago, unsuited by way race developed. Can't be discounted.
Has to take another step forward here but is in good hands to continue to progress.
3
3rd (3) Wheres The Crumpet (300/1 -200%)
Wheres The Crumpet

300/1(-200%)
(3) Wheres The Crumpet 300/1, Twice-raced mare on Flat. 200/1, ninth of 10 in maiden at Newcastle (10.2f) 16 days ago, missing break. More is needed.
Creditable effort at Newcastle two starts ago but well beaten otherwise; others preferred.
4
4th (4) Baileys Khelstar (25/1 -39%)
Baileys Khelstar

25/1(-39%)
(4) Baileys Khelstar 25/1, Twice-raced gelding. Fifth of 6 in minor event at Redcar (10f, heavy, 15/2) 38 days ago. Up in trip. Needs a big step forward.
Beaten in region of 14l on first 2 runs but in good hands and could improve at some point.
5th
5th (5) Paisano (4/1 -14%)
Paisano

4/1(-14%)
(5) Paisano 4/1, Thrice-raced gelding. 10/1, ninth of 13 in minor event at Newbury (8f, heavy). Off 7 months. Significantly up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time.
Disappointing last year after promising debut, but returns having been gelded.
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6th (1) Merrijig (12/1 +70%)
Merrijig

12/1(+70%)
(1) Merrijig 12/1, Sixth of 8 in maiden at Windsor (10f, heavy, 66/1) on Flat debut 17 days ago, finding distance an inadequate test. Showed plenty in bumpers and no forlorn hope now up in trip.
Showed promise in bumpers & didn't run badly on 1m2f Flat debut; this longer trip can help.
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7th (2) Alanine (300/1 -275%)
Alanine

300/1(-275%)
(2) Alanine 300/1, 5,000 gns 2-y-o, Bobby's Kitten filly. Half-sister to 1½m winner Aldente and 11f winner Alcavella. Dam, 11.5f winner who stayed 2m, half-sister to useful 9f-13f winner Coat of Honour. Third on debut in point bumpers, unplaced last time (Apr 16).
Unable to threaten this year in two point-to-point bumpers and would be a surprise winner.
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8th (7) Tennessee Blaze (250/1 -150%)
Tennessee Blaze

250/1(-150%)
(7) Tennessee Blaze 250/1, 100/1, last of 6 in minor event at Nottingham (10.2f, heavy) on debut 13 days ago, slowly away.
100-1, tailed off on recent debut at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy).
LTO Selection:

15:10 Catterick Maiden (Class 5) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Merrijig has placed in two bumpers and could surprise a few stepping up from a mile and a quarter, though he may still find a couple too good at these weights. PROSPER LEGEND looked one-paced over 10 furlongs last time out at Windsor but ought to find this trip more to his liking as a son of Australia, and he could hold off Night At Sea, who needs to improve on her Chester fourth but still looks the likeliest to follow the selection home.

PROSPER LEGEND has much the best form and with this step up in trip also a big plus he rates a confident selection to open his account. Night At Sea wasn't seen to best effect when fourth at Chester and is next on the list ahead of Merrijig and Paisano who can fight it out for minor honours.

The William Haggas-trained PROSPER LEGEND holds leading claims following his good third at Windsor last month.


15:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 6f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(10) Catesby (9/1 +18%)
Catesby

9/1(+18%)
(10) Catesby 9/1, C&D winner. Latest win here in March. Good second of 8 in handicap (11/1) at this course (7.2f) 10 days ago. Return to 6f no issue.
Won a division of this race last year and was runner-up over 7f here latest; shortlisted.
1
1st (6) Surprise Picture (2.5/1 +77%)
Surprise Picture

2.5/1(+77%)
(6) Surprise Picture 2.5/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2022. 9/2, eighth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f), taken on for the lead. Off 128 days.
0-14 since last win and was out of sorts on Tapeta in his final two runs during the winter.
2
2nd (9) Della Mare (10/1 +17%)
Della Mare

10/1(+17%)
(9) Della Mare 10/1, Respectable third of 8 in handicap (9/4) at Kempton (6f) 22 days ago, hampered. Needs treating as though still in form.
Dual Tapeta winner who has been placed at Kempton last twice; should be involved again.
3
3rd (13) Lancashire Life (33/1 +0%)
Lancashire Life

33/1(+0%)
(13) Lancashire Life 33/1, One win from 26 Flat runs. Sixteen runs since last win in 2021. 10/1, seventh of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (5f) 17 days ago. Back up in trip.
Has overall record of 1-26 and was a well-held seventh at Newcastle last time.
4
4th (3) Concierge (7.5/1 +17%)
Concierge

7.5/1(+17%)
(3) Concierge 7.5/1, C&D winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2021. Third of 7 in handicap (9/2) at Windsor (5.1f, heavy) 17 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Return to 6f therefore in his favour.
Caught the eye with his third here last time and he could be dangerous back up in trip.
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5th (5) Another Angel (12/1 -167%)
Another Angel

12/1(-167%)
(5) Another Angel 12/1, C&D winner. 3 wins from 15 runs this year. Latest win at Newcastle in May. Good second of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (5f, 13/8) 17 days ago. Back up in trip and his AW record is a positive one.
Tapeta specialist who has form figures of 312212 in his last six runs; key player.
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6th (4) Araifjan (9/1 -29%)
Araifjan

9/1(-29%)
(4) Araifjan 9/1, C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2022. 7/2, good second of 7 in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f) 21 days ago, no match for winner. Likely to give it another good go.
Five-time AW winner who has been placed at Chelmsford last twice; respected back on Tapeta.
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7th (1) Squeezebox (4.5/1 +10%)
Squeezebox

4.5/1(+10%)
(1) Squeezebox 4.5/1, First run since leaving J. J. Feane when ninth of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (5f, good to soft, 11/10) 31 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip and better was clearly expected by his shrewd yard.
Disappointing as favourite on handicap/stable debut; something to prove back up in trip.
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8th (11) Coast (12/1 +25%)
Coast

12/1(+25%)
(11) Coast 12/1, C&D winner. Last of 11 in handicap (4/1) at this C&D 23 days ago, unable to adopt prominent tactics after a tardy start.
Dual C&D winner but she's hard to predict and was laboured here last time; risks attached.
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9th (7) Eldeyaar (16/1 -14%)
Eldeyaar

16/1(-14%)
(7) Eldeyaar 16/1, C&D winner. Last of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 14/1) 17 days ago. Almost certainly needed that first run in 6 months.
Dual C&D winner but he's lost his way and needs a major revival back at this track.
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10th (12) Pandemic Princess (100/1 -355%)
Pandemic Princess

100/1(-355%)
(12) Pandemic Princess 100/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2022. Ninth of 10 in handicap at this course (5.1f, 9/2) 23 days ago, merely closing up late. Cheekpieces may sharpen her up.
Ex-Irish filly who has not posed a threat in four runs for her new yard; others preferred.
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11th (2) Porfin (16/1 -45%)
Porfin

16/1(-45%)
(2) Porfin 16/1, C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2022. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 15/2) 16 days ago, though hw was hampered at the start.
Multiple AW winner who is on dangerous mark and he's in the mix on this drop back in grade.
LTO Selection:

15:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

CATESBY won this last year off a mark of 60 and, as he runs off 5lb lower now despite a solid second here over a furlong further last time out, he has to enter calculations. Eldeyaar likes it here and could get involved under Billy Loughnane, though he does need to bounce back to form so his consistent stable companion Another Angel may be the one for second.

SQUEEZEBOX was presumably amiss when heavily backed to make a winning stable debut at Pontefract a month ago but he's been given time to recover from that and the weight of support that day may well be significant. Concierge and Another Angel are a couple of potential threats.

The vote goes to Tapeta specialist ANOTHER ANGEL, who has form figures of 312212 in his last six runs and remains on a workable mark.


15:30 Haydock Handicap (Class 4) 6f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (7) Radio Goo Goo (8.5/1 -21%)
Radio Goo Goo

8.5/1(-21%)
(7) Radio Goo Goo 8.5/1, Dominated a 6f Wolverhampton handicap on her reappearance in March and made the most of the plum inside stall when doubling her tally in a Chester handicap (6f, heavy) 15 days ago. Likely to remain competitive up 5 lb.
Made all at Chester two weeks ago, taking record this year to 2-3; solid contender.
2
2nd (6) Lulworth Cove (14/1 -133%)
Lulworth Cove

14/1(-133%)
(6) Lulworth Cove 14/1, Better with each start at 2, stepping up to 6f for the first time when winning Wolverhampton novice in October. Appeals as one who can progress again in handicaps.
Made all at Wolverhampton when last seen; open to further progress; interesting.
3
3rd (2) Chasseral (2/1 +0%)
Chasseral

2/1(+0%)
(2) Chasseral 2/1, AW novice winner last September. Creditable fourth of 8 in 6f Newmarket handicap on reappearance 19 days ago. Could build on that and much respected under Oisin Murphy.
Creditable fourth to the improving Shaquille at Newmarket on reappearance; respected.
4
4th (5) Hougoumont (5/1 +38%)
Hougoumont

5/1(+38%)
(5) Hougoumont 5/1, Won a pair of 6f novices last autumn. Respectable reappearance effort when fifth of 12 in a competitive handicap at Hamilton (6f, good) 11 days ago. May come on for the outing and one to consider.
Creditable fifth in similar event at Hamilton on seasonal debut; possibilities.
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5th (8) Revision (50/1 -150%)
Revision

50/1(-150%)
(8) Revision 50/1, Confirmed debut promise when successful over this trip at Newcastle last June. Good third of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f) on reappearance but well beaten in the mud at Pontefract since. Cheekpieces reached for on the back of that.
Proving inconsistent; chance depends on how well he takes to headgear.
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6th (9) Eternal Class (20/1 -11%)
Eternal Class

20/1(-11%)
(9) Eternal Class 20/1, Winning debut at Thirsk last July but below that level on all 3 subsequent starts. Very testing ground provides a possible excuse for her heavy defeat on last month's Ripon handicap debut but she's hard to make a strong case for.
Disappointing since debut success last July.
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7th (11) Ferensby (18/1 +0%)
Ferensby

18/1(+0%)
(11) Ferensby 18/1, Fair form. 20/1, fifth of 7 in handicap at Lingfield (7f, AW) 37 days ago. The drop to sprinting for the first time needs to spark improvement.
Mixed results over 7f; possible improver dropped in distance; dam 6f winner.
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8th (3) Sergeant Pep (7.5/1 +25%)
Sergeant Pep

7.5/1(+25%)
(3) Sergeant Pep 7.5/1, Off the mark at the second attempt at Wolverhampton in December but a bit disappointing since, including in handicaps. Early days but others are more compelling.
Hasn't gone on in the expected manner; others preferred.
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9th (1) Pocket The Packet (150/1 -200%)
Pocket The Packet

150/1(-200%)
(1) Pocket The Packet 150/1, Five-time AW winner for George Boughey but well held switched to turf for new yard at Ripon last month. Can only watch.
Five AW wins for George Boughey; finished last at Ripon on debut for new yard.
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10th (4) Beelzebub (3.5/1 +0%)
Beelzebub

3.5/1(+0%)
(4) Beelzebub 3.5/1, Won novice and handicap over 6f on AW. Only third of 5 when bidding for the hat-trick back on turf at Yarmouth (6f, soft) last month but still early days and perhaps this faster surface will see him in a better light.
Beaten on soft ground in hat-trick attempt; this faster surface may suit.
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11th (10) Treble Glory (18/1 +10%)
Treble Glory

18/1(+10%)
(10) Treble Glory 18/1, Fair form when placed in maiden/novice company at 2 but comfortably held in nurseries on final 2 starts. Been off 9 months. Others are more persuasive.
0-5 last term; gelded since; check the market signals on reappearance.
LTO Selection:

15:30 Haydock Handicap (Class 4) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

CHASSERAL was fourth in a very competitive event at Newmarket on her seasonal return earlier in the month and, given the strength of that form, she could be hard to stop off a 1lb lower mark here. Radio Goo Goo has to be shortlisted following her win at Chester recently, while Beelzebub and Lulworth Cove are others with the ability to go well.

CHASSERAL gets the nod to build on a solid handicap debut/reappearance effort at Newmarket. Beelzebub was no more than a respectable third on soft turf last time but was progressive on AW prior to that and perhaps this quicker ground will suit him better so he's feared most. Hougoumont, who ran well on his recent Hamilton reappearance, and returning AW novice winner Lulworth Cove also make the shortlist.

Back down in grade, CHASSERAL (nap) holds particularly strong claims. Beelzebub is second choice.


15:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 6f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(4) Pub Club (80/1 -186%)
Pub Club

80/1(-186%)
(4) Pub Club 80/1, Blinkered for 1st time, twelfth of 13 in handicap (40/1) at Bath (8f, good to firm) 8 days ago. Back down in trip. Others make more appeal.
Headgear has made no significant effect on his last two runs (both 1m); much more needed..
1
1st (10) Little Red Dancer (7.5/1 +38%)
Little Red Dancer

7.5/1(+38%)
(10) Little Red Dancer 7.5/1, 22/1, good fifth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f) 14 days ago. Overall record is uninspiring and she's far from certain to be in the same form.
Career best at Southwell (6f, AW) latest but needs vast improvement on turf form..
2
2nd (3) Tantalus (3/1 +40%)
Tantalus

3/1(+40%)
(3) Tantalus 3/1, 4/1, below form fifth of 9 in handicap at this C&D (heavy) 43 days ago. Had been in good form on AW prior to that and it's too soon to write him off.
Below par (C&D, heavy) last month; conditions more suitable here and he can get involved..
3
3rd (7) Bedazzling (50/1 -100%)
Bedazzling

50/1(-100%)
(7) Bedazzling 50/1, Cheekpieces on for 1st time, eighth of 10 in seller at Beverley (5f, good, 20/1) 9 days ago. Hard to make a solid case for.
Well beaten three times on turf (all on slow ground) this season; much more needed..
4
4th (9) Amazing Arthur (33/1 +50%)
Amazing Arthur

33/1(+50%)
(9) Amazing Arthur 33/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Eleventh of 13 in handicap (66/1) at this course (5f, good) 10 days ago.
0-4; steps up in trip (dam 6f AW winner) but need to see more from him..
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5th (2) Chamber Choir (4.5/1 +18%)
Chamber Choir

4.5/1(+18%)
(2) Chamber Choir 4.5/1, 9/1 and blinkered for 1st time, creditable fourth of 10 in maiden at Chelmsford City (6f) 28 days ago. Makes handicap debut. May do better still and merits respect in a weak affair.
Needs to improve on recent efforts to win but remains an each-way player..
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6th (1) Ghost Lights (1.75/1 -27%)
Ghost Lights

1.75/1(-27%)
(1) Ghost Lights 1.75/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Good second of 6 in handicap (5/2) at Nottingham (6.1f, heavy) 23 days ago, clear of rest. On the upgrade recently and makes plenty of appeal in a race of this nature.
Progessing steadily; good second on turf debut latest; should be more to come; player..
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7th (6) Kasino (16/1 -14%)
Kasino

16/1(-14%)
(6) Kasino 16/1, 12/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f) 14 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Should strip fitter for that and can't be completely dismissed.
Likely player if transferring her best AW form back to turf but hard to be confident..
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8th (5) Made Of Lir (33/1 +0%)
Made Of Lir

33/1(+0%)
(5) Made Of Lir 33/1, Latest win at Lingfield in January. 150/1, last of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 56 days ago.
Changed hands for 1,500gns in February; has struggled in four starts (5f-7f) since..
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9th (11) Artemis Flyer (16/1 -14%)
Artemis Flyer

16/1(-14%)
(11) Artemis Flyer 16/1, Third of 9 in handicap at Thirsk (5f, soft, 9/1) 51 days ago. Not certain to back that up given her overall profile.
Ran well on soft ground last time but needs further improvement to get off the mark.
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10th (8) Azaim (12/1 -9%)
Azaim

12/1(-9%)
(8) Azaim 12/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 10/1, fifth of 9 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) 10 days ago. Hood on 1st time.
Drops back again in trip; prominent racer; hood may help; probably capable of better..
LTO Selection:

15:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

The unexposed GHOST LIGHTS put in a career best when second over this trip at Nottingham earlier in the month and he could be hard to stop off the same mark here. Artemis Flyer made the frame on her most recent outing at Thirsk and could do so once again, while Chamber Choir and Tantalus are others who merit places on the shortlist.

GHOST LIGHTS has a steadily progressive profile and was clear of the remainder when second at Nottingham last time, so there's every reason to think he can open his account in this lesser contest. Chamber Choir is the main danger on the back of a good effort in first-time blinkers at Chelmsford and it would be no surprise were Tantalus to bounce back from a rare poor effort.

There isn't much depth to this race and it could be a good opportunity for GHOST LIGHTS to continue his progress and break his duck.


15:50 Wolverhampton Stakes (Class 4) 6f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) Woody's Angel (80/1 +0%)
Woody's Angel

80/1(+0%)
(5) Woody's Angel 80/1, Pearl Secret gelding. Half-brother to 6f winner Ghost. Dam unraced.
1
1st (1) Ottoman Prince (0.18/1 +28%)
Ottoman Prince

0.18/1(+28%)
(1) Ottoman Prince 0.18/1, Sprung an 80/1 surprise on debut in October. Better form when second at Chelmsford City a month later (7f). Off 6 months. Chance is there for all to see.
2
2nd (3) Exorbitant (5.5/1 +21%)
Exorbitant

5.5/1(+21%)
(3) Exorbitant 5.5/1, Twice-raced maiden. 10/1, fifth of 10 in maiden at Southwell (6.1f) 14 days ago.
3
3rd (2) Buddy's Beauty (200/1 -150%)
Buddy's Beauty

200/1(-150%)
(2) Buddy's Beauty 200/1, No impact both starts 8 months apart. Hood on.
4
4th (4) Zeno (8.5/1 -21%)
Zeno

8.5/1(-21%)
(4) Zeno 8.5/1, Fifth of 6 in novice event (17/2) at Nottingham (5f, heavy) 43 days ago. Back up in trip.
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5th (6) Hanover Girl (66/1 -100%)
Hanover Girl

66/1(-100%)
(6) Hanover Girl 66/1, Adaay filly. Half-sister to 5f-6f winner Trusty Rusty and winner up to 7f Meine Stute. Dam, 1½m winner, half-sister to useful winner up to 1½m (stayed 2m) Singalat.
LTO Selection:

15:50 Wolverhampton Stakes (Class 4) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

In a moderate event it is hard to oppose OTTOMAN PRINCE, who won on debut at Chelmsford in October and only found one too good at the same venue on his sole subsequent start the following month. Zeno disappointed last time but is a player based on his effort over C&D on his racecourse bow, while Exorbitant is the pick of the remainder.

OTTOMAN PRINCE displayed plenty of ability at Chelmsford during the autumn, winning on debut before an excellent second under a penalty, and this looks a clear-cut opening for him on return. The battle for second is probably more interesting, with Exorbitant preferred to Zeno.

This looks a golden opportunity for OTTOMAN PRINCE to make a winning return, having shown useful form at Chelmsford last autumn.


16:00 Haydock Handicap (Class 4) 5f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Swayze (2/1 +60%)
Swayze

2/1(+60%)
(1) Swayze 2/1, C&D winner last summer and made a successful start to this season at Newcastle in March. Perhaps conditions were too testing at Doncaster and Newbury since but looks vulnerable off present mark in any case.
2
2nd (5) Dandy Dinmont (5/1 +17%)
Dandy Dinmont

5/1(+17%)
(5) Dandy Dinmont 5/1, Signed off 2022 on a winning note at Newcastle (5f) in October and went close over the same C&D back from a break in March. Better than the bare result returned to turf at Beverley the last twice but probably a shade too high in the weights for now.
3
3rd (2) Manila Scouse (6/1 -71%)
Manila Scouse

6/1(-71%)
(2) Manila Scouse 6/1, Ended 2-y-o campaign on a winning note at Catterick and, despite missing the whole of last season (gelded in the interim), he resumed with a near miss at Ripon (5f, heavy) recently. 3 lb rise fair and should be in the mix if handling conditions (unraced on ground faster then good to soft).
4
4th (8) Street Life (11/1 -22%)
Street Life

11/1(-22%)
(8) Street Life 11/1, Five-time winner on the AW and found just one too good in an 8-runner Wolverhampton handicap (5f) on Tuesday. Strike rate is not so good on turf, though, and he's essentially opposable.
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5th (7) Birkenhead (12/1 -167%)
Birkenhead

12/1(-167%)
(7) Birkenhead 12/1, Hit the target twice in 2022 and resumed winning ways with cheekpieces refitted at Southwell (5f) a fortnight ago. Remains feasibly treated back up 4 lb and while this is tougher, he's certainly not without hope.
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6th (6) So Smart (4/1 +0%)
So Smart

4/1(+0%)
(6) So Smart 4/1, Finally got off the mark at Leicester (5f, heavy) in September and has made the frame on each of his 3 starts this time round (all on heavy ground). Effective on fast ground, too, and he has to enter the reckoning with Olivia Tubb claiming a valuable 7 lb.
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7th (3) Catch Cunningham (6/1 +8%)
Catch Cunningham

6/1(+8%)
(3) Catch Cunningham 6/1, Won off this mark at York (5f, good) in September and while he hasn't troubled the judge in 2 starts since returning to action last month, his latest effort at Thirsk is best overlooked (blew the start). Could have a major role to play if responding well to the addition of blinkers.
LTO Selection:

16:00 Haydock Handicap (Class 4) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Manila Scouse met trouble in running when beaten just a neck over 5f at Ripon on his previous outing, and a 3lb rise in the ratings seems fair. However, there could be some better treated rivals in the field and the nod goes to SO SMART, who was a decent third over the minimum distance at Nottingham last time. Having been dropped 2lb by the handicapper, David Evans' runner looks to have a good chance of getting his head in front. Last-time-out winner Birkenhead heads the remainder.

Back down in class off his last winning mark, CATCH CUNNINGHAM could be the answer if the first-time blinkers have the desired effect. So Smart hasn't done much wrong since returning to action last month and is next on the list ahead of Rum Cocktail, who returned to form starting out for her new yard at Ascot. Manila Scouse will also be a threat if able to build on his reappearance run under very different conditions here.

There are grounds for thinking that BIRKENHEAD is capable of following up his recent AW success. So Smart is second choice.


16:10 Catterick Handicap (Class 5) 6f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Lezardrieux (7/1 -17%)
Lezardrieux

7/1(-17%)
(4) Lezardrieux 7/1, C&D winner. 10/3, eighth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 10 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Dual C&D winner; below par here latest but hard to rule him out at this track..
2
2nd (6) Chookie Dunedin (5.5/1 +27%)
Chookie Dunedin

5.5/1(+27%)
(6) Chookie Dunedin 5.5/1, Twelve runs since last win in 2022. 17/2, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this course (7f, soft) 29 days ago. Can make presence felt.
Third here (7f, good to soft) latest and should again be competitive from same mark..
3
3rd (10) John Kirkup (11/1 +21%)
John Kirkup

11/1(+21%)
(10) John Kirkup 11/1, Seventeen runs since last win in 2022. Seventh of 10 in handicap (6/1) at this C&D (good) 10 days ago. Heading back in the right direction recently so not one to discount.
Losing run now at 17; drops 3lb and that could bring him into it on an each-way basis..
4
4th (8) Highjacked (8/1 +33%)
Highjacked

8/1(+33%)
(8) Highjacked 8/1, Eleven runs since last win in 2021. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 2/1). Off 125 days. Can give a good account if shrugging off latest effort.
Triple 6f winner; inconsistent but would be an each-way player if running to his optimum..
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5th (5) So Grateful (4/1 +43%)
So Grateful

4/1(+43%)
(5) So Grateful 4/1, Good second of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good, 22/1) 18 days ago, no match for winner. Well in the mix.
Career-best turf run (good to soft) latest; similar effort would see him go close..
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6th (11) Wade's Magic (7/1 -17%)
Wade's Magic

7/1(-17%)
(11) Wade's Magic 7/1, Course winner. 9/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 10 days ago. Needs considering.
Came home well to be third over C&D latest (good); repeat effort would see him go close..
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7th (3) Jupiter Express (6/1 -20%)
Jupiter Express

6/1(-20%)
(3) Jupiter Express 6/1, Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. 9/2, fair fourth of 6 in handicap at Brighton (6f, good) 22 days ago. Hood/cheekpieces on for 1st time. Holds good claims off a 2 lb lower mark.
Promising return to turf this month but well below par latest; new headgear; drops 2lb..
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8th (1) Woodlands Charm (14/1 +30%)
Woodlands Charm

14/1(+30%)
(1) Woodlands Charm 14/1, C&D winner. Five wins from 19 Flat runs. Last of 8 in handicap (66/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 46 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Below par last four starts but could be a different proposition here; competitive mark..
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9th (2) Churchill Bay (25/1 -39%)
Churchill Bay

25/1(-39%)
(2) Churchill Bay 25/1, Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 50/1, last of 11 in handicap at Redcar (7f, heavy) 38 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Chance on old form.
Drops 2lb and has conditions to suit but will need a big revival..
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10th (7) Stellar Queen (6.5/1 -30%)
Stellar Queen

6.5/1(-30%)
(7) Stellar Queen 6.5/1, 16/5 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, soft) 24 days ago. Temperamental sort.
Step back in the right direction at Beverley latest; drops 1lb; not ruled out..
LTO Selection:

16:10 Catterick Handicap (Class 5) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

WADE'S MAGIC was only narrowly denied when third over C&D 10 days ago and, off the same mark, the son of Lethal Force merits the utmost respect. So Grateful bounced back to form when runner-up at Hamilton last time and he could pose the biggest threat to the selection, although Jupiter Express and Chookie Dunedin are others with valid form claims.

Lots with chances so at the likely odds it is worth siding with JUPITER EXPRESS to take advantage of a lenient mark and resume winning ways. So Grateful is feared most on the back of his good recent Hamilton second, although in-form pair Chookie Dunedin and Wade's Magic can have a say too.

Preference is just for JUPITER EXPRESS, who retains his ability and might be given the necessary lift by new headgear.


16:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 16f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Victoriano (1.38/1 +54%)
Victoriano

1.38/1(+54%)
(6) Victoriano 1.38/1, Good second of 7 in handicap (15/2) at this course (14f) 13 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
Much better on third start back from a long break when second here last time; major player.
2
2nd (2) Social City (6.5/1 -8%)
Social City

6.5/1(-8%)
(2) Social City 6.5/1, Course winner. Sixteen runs since last win in 2020. 6/1, fourth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (16f) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. One to consider back at a track where he boasts a solid record.
Five wins on the AW including one here, but losing run up to 23; cheekpieces on.
3
3rd (10) La Belle Vie (6.5/1 -63%)
La Belle Vie

6.5/1(-63%)
(10) La Belle Vie 6.5/1, 8/1, good third of 7 in handicap at this course (14f) 13 days ago. Seems to be building up to something and she's on a potentially lenient mark.
0-15 and she still has to conclusively prove her stamina for this sort of trip.
4
4th (9) Chef De Troupe (12/1 -50%)
Chef De Troupe

12/1(-50%)
(9) Chef De Troupe 12/1, Won 11-runner handicap (14/1) at this C&D 22 days ago by ½ length from Kitten's Dream, overcoming pace bias. Remains on a fair mark but isn't guaranteed to be in the same form.
2-4 over C&D including this race last year and on his latest outing; respected.
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5th (5) Huscari (7.5/1 +32%)
Huscari

7.5/1(+32%)
(5) Huscari 7.5/1, Winner at Lingfield in March. Seventh of 11 in handicap (18/1) at this C&D 30 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. More required.
Lingfield winner in March, but stamina looked stretched over C&D last time; cheekpieces on.
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6th (3) Kitten's Dream (12/1 -33%)
Kitten's Dream

12/1(-33%)
(3) Kitten's Dream 12/1, Unreliable type. Course winner. Last of 5 in handicap at Southwell (16.5f, 12/1) 17 days ago. Claims if on a going day.
Closely matched with Chef De Troupe on recent C&D running and 1lb below last winning mark.
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7th (8) Fighting Poet (7.5/1 -50%)
Fighting Poet

7.5/1(-50%)
(8) Fighting Poet 7.5/1, Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Salisbury (14.2f, good to soft, 9/1) 21 days ago. Likely to give another good account.
Has shown ability and has run well over staying trips, but now 0-12; others are preferred.
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8th (7) Global Wonder (22/1 +0%)
Global Wonder

22/1(+0%)
(7) Global Wonder 22/1, Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. Below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Brighton (11.9f, good, 9/1) 23 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Cheekpieces back on.
Successful return at Chelmsford in February, but held the last twice; needs to bounce back.
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9th (4) She's Out Of Reach (33/1 -175%)
She's Out Of Reach

33/1(-175%)
(4) She's Out Of Reach 33/1, Thrice-raced maiden on Flat. Second of 7 in seller (40/1) at Leicester (11.8f, heavy) 12 days ago, slowly away. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Plenty to find on form.
Seemed to run above herself in a Leicester seller last time, but that form looks shaky.
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10th (1) Good Time Ahead (40/1 -82%)
Good Time Ahead

40/1(-82%)
(1) Good Time Ahead 40/1, Course winner. 100/1, last of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (13f, AW) 12 days ago. Up in trip. Hard to make a case for.
Drops in class, but last three efforts leave plenty to be desired.
LTO Selection:

16:20 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

CHEF DE TROUPE was successful over C&D a few weeks ago and a 2lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop him in this company. Victoriano hit the crossbar over 1m6f here recently and he should not be underestimated on the back of that performance. La Belle Vie is another with valid form claims, while Fighting Poet and Social City complete the shortlist.

VICTORIANO found first-time blinkers having a positive effect when second here 13 days ago and, if the headgear works again, he could go one better under a promising claimer. Social City looks a danger and La Belle Vie has been showing more positive signs of late.

Preference is for VICTORIANO who showed that his abiility remains when second here 13 days ago. He has become nicely treated.


16:30 Haydock Maiden (Class 4) 10f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Al Asifah (0.53/1 +15%)
Al Asifah

0.53/1(+15%)
(1) Al Asifah 0.53/1, Frankel filly. Dam, 2-y-o 7f winner who stayed 10.5f, half-sister to very smart winner up to 1m Awtaad. Appeals on paper. Highly respected newcomer.
Frankel filly; one of two interesting newcomers for the Gosdens.
2
2nd (2) Anjo Bonita (11/1 +31%)
Anjo Bonita

11/1(+31%)
(2) Anjo Bonita 11/1, Fair filly. 11/2, good second of 7 in minor event at Wetherby (10f, good to soft) 25 days ago. Remains a maiden after 7 runs, though.
Consistent filly but again looks vulnerable to newcomers or improvers.
3
3rd (5) Ginza (5.5/1 +39%)
Ginza

5.5/1(+39%)
(5) Ginza 5.5/1, Wootton Bassett filly. Half-sister to 1½m winner Soala and 9f winner Attasha. Dam, 1½m/12.5f winner, sister to useful winner up to 1¼m (stayed 13f) Robin Hood. Very much one to consider on her first run.
Wootton Bassett filly; stablemate of Al Asifah; market instructive.
4
4th (7) Raimunda (28/1 -75%)
Raimunda

28/1(-75%)
(7) Raimunda 28/1, 20/1, fourth of 7 in minor event at this course (8f, good to firm) on debut 26 days ago. Up in trip. Should progress.
Showed promise over 1m here on debut while shaping as if 1m2f will suit.
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5th (3) Chealamy (7/1 +0%)
Chealamy

7/1(+0%)
(3) Chealamy 7/1, Largely progressive type who didn't enjoy the rub of the green when ninth of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (8f, soft) 25 days ago. Remains with potential, especially now stepping up in trip. Player back in maiden company.
Best to forgive latest effort; leading player on earlier form; new trip.
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6th (4) Flammable (14/1 -133%)
Flammable

14/1(-133%)
(4) Flammable 14/1, Almanzor filly. Half-sister to smart winner up to 10.5f Cheshire Academy. Dam, winner up to 1½m (2-y-o 7.5f winner), sister to smart 6f-9f winner Brownie. One to note on debut.
Almanzor filly; the only debutante who isn't from the Gosden yard.
LTO Selection:

16:30 Haydock Maiden (Class 4) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Plenty of well-bred fillies make their racecourse debut in this contest, and John and Thady Gosden look to have a strong hand in the race. Al Asifah is a son of Frankel so immediately commands respect, while Ginza's half-sister Soala was successful over 1m4f so stamina could be a strong suit. Flammable's half-sister Cheshire Academy won a Group 3 contest over 1m3f, so she warrants respect, but the consistent ANJO BONITA has the experience edge over most of her rivals and she could be hard to beat.

CHEALAMY wasn't seen to best effect when ninth in a Musselburgh handicap last time and had been on the up prior to that so is worth siding with back in maiden company with this step up to 1m2f a plus too. There are some interesting newcomers lurking however with Ginza and Flammable looking the pick and well worth considering, especially if the market vibes are positive.

The once-raced filly RAIMUNDA is interesting with improvement on the cards. Al Asifah is feared most among the newcomers.


16:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 4) 7f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Wild Side (8/1 -220%)
Wild Side

8/1(-220%)
(6) Wild Side 8/1, Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 10-runner maiden (4/5) at Yarmouth (7f, good) 23 days ago, kept up to work. Makes handicap debut and much respected.
Improver this spring; flashed her tail under pressure latest; needs more now handicapping.
2
2nd (9) La Feile (22/1 +12%)
La Feile

22/1(+12%)
(9) La Feile 22/1, Creditable fourth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, heavy, 10/1) 14 days ago, running on. Can give a good account.
Fair comeback but done a lot of her racing at a lower level and may find this warm enough.
3
3rd (7) Star Guest (1.5/1 +14%)
Star Guest

1.5/1(+14%)
(7) Star Guest 1.5/1, Promising type. Winner at Lingfield in January. Off 4 months before good second of 13 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good, 2/1) 7 days ago, despite going freely. Has more to offer. Big shout.
Solid comeback last Thursday; improvement left and holds leading claims down in trip.
4
4th (3) Kitai (14/1 +44%)
Kitai

14/1(+44%)
(3) Kitai 14/1, Lightly-raced winner. 10/1, last of 7 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 57 days ago. Not easy to make a case for.
Ran poorly on her AW comeback; down 3lb but it could be she's hard to place this season.
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5th (5) Mystic Pearl (4.5/1 +40%)
Mystic Pearl

4.5/1(+40%)
(5) Mystic Pearl 4.5/1, 7/2, bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap at Musselburgh (8f, soft) 25 days ago. Needs to get back on track.
Excuses last time; won't mind the drop back from 1m but is starting to look exposed now.
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6th (4) A Taste Of Honey (10/1 +0%)
A Taste Of Honey

10/1(+0%)
(4) A Taste Of Honey 10/1, Lightly-raced winner. Latest win at Lingfield in March. 7/2, unable to lead when fourth of 7 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 14 days ago. Sort to bounce back.
Couldn't dominate upped in class on Tapeta latest; needs to improve for the switch to turf.
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7th (2) Gometra Ginty (18/1 +45%)
Gometra Ginty

18/1(+45%)
(2) Gometra Ginty 18/1, C&D winner. Shaped as if still needing the run when fourth of 7 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good, 10/3) 10 days ago. One to consider.
Better last time but will need another forward step against some unexposed 3yos.
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8th (1) Poet's Magic (22/1 +27%)
Poet's Magic

22/1(+27%)
(1) Poet's Magic 22/1, Bit below form fifth of 12 in handicap (17/2) at Chester (7f, good to soft). Off 8 months. Needs to hit the ground running.
Boasts a decent record on comeback and is ideally suited by a turning 7f on fast ground.
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9th (8) Centrefold (4.5/1 +31%)
Centrefold

4.5/1(+31%)
(8) Centrefold 4.5/1, Promising sort. 11/2 and hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 8-runner minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 47 days ago. Makes handicap debut. More to come.
Always the danger she'll pull hard again from stall 9 but she's open to improvement.
LTO Selection:

16:40 Catterick Handicap (Class 4) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Centrefold won over 7f at Wolverhampton when last seen, although Roger Varian's charge has been given a 2lb hike in the ratings for that success. Therefore, the nod goes to STAR GUEST. The Godolphin three-year-old has been running consistently well in her career to date and she wasn't beaten far on her handicap bow at Yarmouth last time. Off the same mark, dropped in trip and with Harry Davies claiming 3lb, she could be tough to beat. Wild Side is a last-time-out winner and is feared most on her first run in handicap company.

STAR GUEST looks the way to go given she raced freely on her first start for four months when runner-up at Newmarket, and she can take a step forward from that. Roger Varian's improving Wolverhampton scorer Centrefold should ensure Charlie Appleby's filly doesn't have things all her own way though, while handicap debutante Wild Side can't be taken lightly either.

There's surely more to come from STAR GUEST, who won't mind the drop from 1m. Centrefold is also open to improvement if settling.


16:50 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 9f - 13 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Sweet Bertie (2.5/1 +64%)
Sweet Bertie

2.5/1(+64%)
(2) Sweet Bertie 2.5/1, C&D winner. 25/1, ninth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 38 days ago. Up in trip. Chance on old form.
C&D winner 4lb below last winning mark, but has shown little since returning last November.
2
2nd (10) Grand Central (20/1 +39%)
Grand Central

20/1(+39%)
(10) Grand Central 20/1, 150/1, last of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (7f, heavy) 19 days ago. Back up in trip.
0-15; ran with credit earlier in year, but last five efforts leave a lot to be desired.
3
3rd (4) Distinction (11/1 -38%)
Distinction

11/1(-38%)
(4) Distinction 11/1, One win from 37 Flat runs. Twenty four runs since last win in 2021. 7/4, good second of 5 in handicap at Leicester (8.2f, heavy) 12 days ago, clear of rest. Every chance if back to best.
Has run well over C&D and finished second at Leicester last time, but is 1-37.
4
4th (1) Odd Socks Havana (3/1 -20%)
Odd Socks Havana

3/1(-20%)
(1) Odd Socks Havana 3/1, C&D winner. Latest win at Newcastle in March. 10/3, creditable second of 6 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 17 days ago, conceding first run. Has good chance on form.
C&D winner and running consistently well this year including two wins; high in the list.
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5th (11) Centerstage (16/1 -78%)
Centerstage

16/1(-78%)
(11) Centerstage 16/1, 9/2, third of 4 in handicap at Ripon (8f, heavy) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Could make presence felt.
Close third of four at Ripon last time, but even the 1m trip there appeared to stretch him.
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6th (5) Pittsburg (22/1 -159%)
Pittsburg

22/1(-159%)
(5) Pittsburg 22/1, 3/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap at Southwell (12.1f) 17 days ago. Down in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Worthy of respect.
1-25 under rules; has run well on AW lately but may prefer a stiffer test than this.
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7th (7) Send In The Clouds (12/1 +14%)
Send In The Clouds

12/1(+14%)
(7) Send In The Clouds 12/1, One win from 22 Flat runs. Fifteen runs since last win in 2021. Creditable fourth of 14 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 16/1) 77 days ago. Respected.
1-22 but last few efforts have been creditable; respected if ready after 11 weeks off.
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8th (12) Covertly (40/1 -60%)
Covertly

40/1(-60%)
(12) Covertly 40/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 14 in handicap at Bath (10.2f, good to firm, 66/1) 8 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
Well beaten in five starts over 6f-1m2f; cheekpieces on.
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9th (6) Rita Rana (14/1 -17%)
Rita Rana

14/1(-17%)
(6) Rita Rana 14/1, First run since leaving Adam West when eighth of 12 in handicap at Bath (8f, soft, 33/1) 24 days ago. Not ruled out.
2lb below sole winning mark, but well held on recent stable debut and trip looks too sharp.
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10th (8) Pop Favorite (4/1 +67%)
Pop Favorite

4/1(+67%)
(8) Pop Favorite 4/1, Seventeen runs since last win in 2021. Creditable fourth of 8 in handicap (14/1) at this course (7.2f) 2 days ago, doing too much too soon. Back up in trip. Should remain competitive.
Losing run is mounting up, but he has run well here the last twice; each-way claims.
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11th (3) Depart A Minuit (66/1 -200%)
Depart A Minuit

66/1(-200%)
(3) Depart A Minuit 66/1, Fifth of 6 in handicap (80/1) at Newcastle (8f) 17 days ago, having run of race.
Didn't progress for David O'Meara and well held in both starts for this yard.
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12th (9) Good Humor (12/1 -41%)
Good Humor

12/1(-41%)
(9) Good Humor 12/1, One win from 23 Flat runs. Good third of 7 in handicap (7/1) at this C&D 13 days ago, running on. Not dismissed.
1-23, but has twice run well over C&D this year; looks capable off this mark; watch market.
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13th (13) Miss Maisiepaige (250/1 -525%)
Miss Maisiepaige

250/1(-525%)
(13) Miss Maisiepaige 250/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 6 in minor event (250/1) at this course (7.2f) 13 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut.
Beaten a total of 150l in three novices.
LTO Selection:

16:50 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 6) 9f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

ODD SOCKS HAVANA has finished second on his last three starts and a chance is taken on this consistent performer. Rebecca Menzies' charge runs off 1lb higher than his length-and-a-quarter defeat at Newcastle last time and this looks like a good opportunity to go one better. Pittsburg is likely to be finishing best having competed over further in recent starts, while Distinction should also be thereabouts.

ODD SOCKS HAVANA has been in excellent form lately and this is a lesser race than the one he contested at Newcastle last time, so he gets the nod with Billy Loughnane taking over. Distinction is a big danger having turned in his best effort of the season at Leicester recently and Pittsburg can't be ruled out.

This can go to ODD SOCKS HAVANA who has been consistent so far this year and has winning form over C&D.


17:05 Haydock Stakes (Class 4) 7f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Sea Of Thieves (66/1 +0%)
Sea Of Thieves

66/1(+0%)
(6) Sea Of Thieves 66/1, Offered mild encouragement in a novice at Kempton 178 days ago but probably won't come into her own until handicapping.
Needs to improve a good deal on her sole 2yo effort.
2
2nd (3) Via Corone (6/1 -9%)
Via Corone

6/1(-9%)
(3) Via Corone 6/1, bred to be useful and justified short odds to make a successful debut at Kempton 6 months ago. Open to improvement but others have achieved more in form terms.
Justified favouritism at Kempton on sole 2yo start; useful prospect for this year.
3
3rd (8) Tajalat (14/1 -87%)
Tajalat

14/1(-87%)
(8) Tajalat 14/1, Half-sister to three winners and shaped quite nicely in a maiden at Yarmouth first time out, running on well. More to come and can't be completely dismissed.
Promising debut at Yarmouth early this month despite clear greenness; in the mix.
4
4th (1) Girl Racer (0.73/1 +51%)
Girl Racer

0.73/1(+51%)
(1) Girl Racer 0.73/1, No Nay Never filly who made an impressive winning debut in 10-runner novice event at Wolverhampton in March and wasn't disgraced tried in the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket next time. Can double her account back in calmer waters.
Impressive at Wolverhampton on debut then ran well in the Nell Gwyn; respected.
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5th (5) Ronni Scott (5/1 -11%)
Ronni Scott

5/1(-11%)
(5) Ronni Scott 5/1, Frankel filly. Half-sister to winner up to 7f Main Target. Dam, 1m-1¼m (Prix de la Nonette) winner, half-sister to very smart 9f-10.5f winner Izzi Top. Makes plenty of appeal on paper.
Superbly bred filly, by Frankel and from a classy family; interesting newcomer.
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6th (4) Just A Notion (66/1 -65%)
Just A Notion

66/1(-65%)
(4) Just A Notion 66/1, Cost six figures as a yearling and showed something to work on when fifth at Redcar on debut 3 weeks ago. This is a stronger race, though, so she'll need to find marked improvment.
Needs to improve plenty on Redcar debut form.
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7th (2) Glory Lily (6/1 -118%)
Glory Lily

6/1(-118%)
(2) Glory Lily 6/1, Winning debut at Lingfield in December and, while she failed to back it up in Meydan next time, she remains with potential having been given some time off.
Showed promise over 7f in the winter but appears to be crying out for further.
LTO Selection:

17:05 Haydock Stakes (Class 4) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

GIRL RACER made a very pleasing racecourse debut when scoring comfortably over 7f at Wolverhampton before running with credit in the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket when last seen. A repeat of that effort would make her tough to beat in this field. Via Corone should also be in the mix on the evidence of her impressive Kempton success on debut, while Tajalat and Glory Lily are noted as well.

GIRL RACER looked an excellent prospect when scoring on debut at Wolverhampton and the fact that she was tried in the Nell Gwyn next time indicates that she's held in quite high regard, so she's worth a chance to resume winning ways. Ronni Scott is worthy of interest based on her excellent pedigree and top connections.

Nell Gwyn sixth GIRL RACER gets the percentage call back down in class. Promising fillies Via Corone and Tajalat are respected.


17:12 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 7f - 13 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (10) Mutanaaseq (4/1 +60%)
Mutanaaseq

4/1(+60%)
(10) Mutanaaseq 4/1, Twenty six runs since last win in 2021. Good ¾-length second of 9 to Obee Jo in handicap at this C&D (good, 13/2) 10 days ago, keeping on well. Claims of being in the mix again with a repeat for all his losing run is off-putting.
On a long losing run but went close over C&D last Monday; could be bang there once more.
2
2nd (7) Liberty Breeze (16/1 -14%)
Liberty Breeze

16/1(-14%)
(7) Liberty Breeze 16/1, Dual C&D winner. 13/2, 4¾ lengths seventh of 9 to Obee Jo in handicap at this C&D (good) 10 days ago, possibly still in need of the run. Not discounted operating from last winning mark.
Landed a C&D double last July and could be working her way back to form.
3
3rd (1) Obee Jo (7.5/1 +17%)
Obee Jo

7.5/1(+17%)
(1) Obee Jo 7.5/1, Winless last term but eased in weights and stepped up plenty on reappearance run when winning 9-runner C&D handicap 10 days ago by ¾ length from Mutanaaseq. Escapes a penalty for that and he's in the mix again from handy draw.
Won over C&D last Monday and escapes a penalty today; strong claims.
4
4th (3) Without Delay (20/1 -67%)
Without Delay

20/1(-67%)
(3) Without Delay 20/1, 17/2, creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good) 10 days ago, not ideally placed. Operating below last winning mark but this looks a more demanding affair.
Ran well over C&D last May and also on recent return at Musselburgh; she's one to consider.
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5th (12) Oh So Audacious (8.5/1 -13%)
Oh So Audacious

8.5/1(-13%)
(12) Oh So Audacious 8.5/1, First run since leaving Chris Wall when bit below form fourth of 12 in handicap (10/3) at Brighton (8f, good) 33 days ago. Still, feasible to think she can step up on that and she's operating from a basement mark. Interesting if market speaks in her favour.
Encouraging fourth on stable debut and this drop to 7f could be a productive move.
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6th (5) The Waiting Game (18/1 +10%)
The Waiting Game

18/1(+10%)
(5) The Waiting Game 18/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, ninth of 13 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 21 days ago. More needed.
Has shown ability but was soundly beaten on handicap debut at Kempton three weeks ago.
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7th (4) Rain Cap (25/1 +11%)
Rain Cap

25/1(+11%)
(4) Rain Cap 25/1, Course winner. 12/1, 9 lengths eighth of 9 to Obee Jo in handicap at this C&D (good) 10 days ago, pushed along 3f out and always behind. Needs to bounce back.
Never in it over C&D last Monday but good run previously and has won here three times.
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8th (11) Mr Jetman (1.25/1 +29%)
Mr Jetman

1.25/1(+29%)
(11) Mr Jetman 1.25/1, Going the right way in handicaps, running out a good winner of 15-runner Redcar handicap (7f) 3 days ago. Remains less exposed than most and he's of firm interest under a penalty.
Won in big field at Thirsk on Monday & this unexposed 3yo could have more left in the tank.
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9th (2) Josiebond (11/1 -38%)
Josiebond

11/1(-38%)
(2) Josiebond 11/1, C&D winner. Good second of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, heavy, 10/1) 14 days ago, keeping on well without getting to one who got first run. Not out of things from 2 lb higher mark.
Slow ground may suit best over this C&D but she's entitled to respect after comeback 2nd.
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10th (9) Brides Bay (80/1 -60%)
Brides Bay

80/1(-60%)
(9) Brides Bay 80/1, Maiden (best form on AW for Richard Hughes) who has finished well held on 3 of her 4 starts for present yard, very slowly away and always behind when eleventh in 12-runner Doncaster handicap (6f) 26 days ago. Can only be watched at present.
Fair 4th on stable debut at Ripon last September but has struggled on her three runs since.
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11th (6) Jackmeister Rudi (14/1 -65%)
Jackmeister Rudi

14/1(-65%)
(6) Jackmeister Rudi 14/1, Course winner. 4/1, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (5.5f, good to soft) 25 days ago, weakening final 1f. Back up in trip.
Not quite at his best this year but the return to Catterick could be in his favour.
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12th (13) My Beauty (66/1 +0%)
My Beauty

66/1(+0%)
(13) My Beauty 66/1, Tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 7 in handicap at Brighton (1m, good, 50/1) 22 days ago, very slowly away. First run for yard after leaving Roger Ingram.
Down the field on all nine runs for Roger Ingram; would be a shock winner on stable debut.
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13th (14) Naughty Ted (100/1 -52%)
Naughty Ted

100/1(-52%)
(14) Naughty Ted 100/1, 17/2, tenth of 12 in handicap at Redcar (6f, heavy) 45 days ago, always behind. Others make more appeal.
3yo; form has gone wrong way; needs to get back on track on first run since being gelded.
LTO Selection:

17:12 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

This is a difficult puzzle to solve, with plenty of connections arriving here surely thinking their horse is in with a good chance, and perhaps none more so than those affiliated to MUTANAASEQ. Ruth Carr's runner is fancied to reverse the form with Obee Jo, who finished three quarters of a length in front of him last time over C&D. The eight-year-old is off the same mark and should appreciate Taylor Fisher claiming 5lb. Mr Jetman is another last-time-out winner in this field after scoring over 7f at Redcar on Monday.

MR JETMAN ran out a good winner at Redcar 3 days ago and, turned out under a penalty, he gets the nod to follow up with further progress not out of the question. Recent C&D winner Obee Jo and Josiebond head up the dangers, with Oh So Audacious and Mutanaaseq others worthy of a mention.

The 3yo MR JETMAN (nap) was a hot favourite when winning a big-field handicap at Thirsk on Monday and is taken to defy a 6lb penalty.


17:20 Chelmsford Handicap (Class 5) 13f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Spit Spot (1.88/1 +0%)
Spit Spot

1.88/1(+0%)
(2) Spit Spot 1.88/1, Course winner. Only sixth of 8 on return for new stable here 4 weeks ago but it's possible she'll come on for the run and might be the answer under Benoit de la Sayette.
Course winner who disappointed on stable debut last time, but may have needed it.
2
2nd (5) Lunar Shadow (4/1 +11%)
Lunar Shadow

4/1(+11%)
(5) Lunar Shadow 4/1, Made a successful return to the Flat at Lingfield in March. Respectable fourth of 7 at Wolverhampton since, running on.
Dual 1m4f winner at Lingfield; return to a longer trip may suit and a big runexpected.
3
3rd (3) Thefastnthecurious (5.5/1 +15%)
Thefastnthecurious

5.5/1(+15%)
(3) Thefastnthecurious 5.5/1, Winner at Southwell in January. 9/4, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Yarmouth (11.5f, good) 23 days ago.
1-13 and seems to stay 1m6f well enough; may fare better than of late back up in trip.
4
4th (1) Pistoletto (3.5/1 +65%)
Pistoletto

3.5/1(+65%)
(1) Pistoletto 3.5/1, Course winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2022. 20/1, below form fifth of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (13f) 12 days ago. On a career-low mark but need to see more.
Losing run up to 20 and makes limited appeal.
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5th (4) Glory And Honour (12/1 -300%)
Glory And Honour

12/1(-300%)
(4) Glory And Honour 12/1, Ran up to best when winning weak 6-runner handicap at Wolverhampton 22 days ago, quickening to lead close home. Should be thereabouts off revised mark.
Three Flat wins over 1m4f, but stays much further; respected from 3lb higher.
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6th (6) Stormingin (8.5/1 -13%)
Stormingin

8.5/1(-13%)
(6) Stormingin 8.5/1, Ungenuine type but has won twice here this year, including under Anna Gibson. 14/1, creditable third of 8 in handicap at Lingfield 16 days ago. Back on his last successful mark.
Back off the same mark as when winning over C&D last month; should go well again.
LTO Selection:

17:20 Chelmsford Handicap (Class 5) 13f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Spit Spot is entitled to improve from her seasonal debut over 1m6f last month and a marginally shorter trip could aid her cause here, but GLORY AND HONOUR recorded a staying-on success at Wolverhampton on his latest run and is marginally preferred. The gelded son of Elusive Pimpernel has gone up 3lb for that victory and can land a double in this, with the step back up in trip possibly in his favour. Thefastnthecurious completes the shortlist.

SPIT SPOT fluffed her lines when favourite on her course reappearance but she remains one who should win races for her new trainer James Fanshawe and is given another chance. Last-time-out Wolverhampton winner Glory And Honour is second choice ahead of this year's dual course scorer Stormingin.

The choice is LUNAR SHADOW (nap) who has run well in both starts this term. The return to a longer trip could suit.


17:25 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 5) 7f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Triggered (2.25/1 -38%)
Triggered

2.25/1(-38%)
(4) Triggered 2.25/1, 15/2, won 6-runner handicap at Chelmsford City (7f) 14 days ago, kept up to work. Shortlist material.
Has won two of his last three starts and this in-form 7yo brings solid credentials.
2
2nd (5) Ikkari (11/1 +21%)
Ikkari

11/1(+21%)
(5) Ikkari 11/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, last of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 61 days ago. Others make more appeal.
Well beaten on handicap debut but she raced wide; lightly raced and retains potential.
3
3rd (2) Dolly Gray (8.5/1 +53%)
Dolly Gray

8.5/1(+53%)
(2) Dolly Gray 8.5/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 11 in handicap (16/1) at this course (6.1f). Off 7 months. Uphill task.
No impact on handicap debut here last October but showed promise over C&D previously.
4
4th (6) Little Earl (7.5/1 +6%)
Little Earl

7.5/1(+6%)
(6) Little Earl 7.5/1, Unreliable individual. Eleven runs since last win in 2021. Creditable sixth of 13 in handicap (28/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 17 days ago, very slowly away. Blinkers on 1st time. Not completely dismissed.
Mark continues to fall and he didn't run badly last time but he needs something extra here.
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5th (3) Spartan Fighter (12/1 -200%)
Spartan Fighter

12/1(-200%)
(3) Spartan Fighter 12/1, Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2022. 10/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f) 37 days ago, unable to sustain effort. On a handy mark if he can put that poor run behind him.
Has dropped to a dangerous mark but he was disappointing at Southwell last time.
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6th (8) Poet (22/1 +21%)
Poet

22/1(+21%)
(8) Poet 22/1, Thirteen runs since last win in 2021. 80/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at this C&D, very slowly away. Off 118 days. Hard to fancy.
His mark continues to tumble but he hasn't shaped as though he's about to take advantage.
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7th (7) Tom Tulliver (9/1 +18%)
Tom Tulliver

9/1(+18%)
(7) Tom Tulliver 9/1, Latest win at Southwell in March. Last of 17 in handicap (18/1) at Doncaster (7f, heavy) 27 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Some good form on the Southwell Tapeta this year & can be excused latest run on soft going.
8th
8th (1) Plumette (2.25/1 +32%)
Plumette

2.25/1(+32%)
(1) Plumette 2.25/1, 3-time C&D winner. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win here in February. Third of 5 in handicap at this C&D (3/1) 22 days ago, running on. Not taken lightly.
Two C&D wins earlier this year and good third over C&D three weeks ago; can be thereabouts.
LTO Selection:

17:25 Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 5) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

TRIGGERED seems to be thriving of late with two wins in his last three outings and another bold bid can be expected. Mark Loughnane's charge has been raised 6lb in the ratings for his cosy win over 7f at Chelmsford last time and, with Billy Loughnane claiming a valuable 3lb, this in-form gelding might be able to strike again. Plumette likes it around here and is feared most, while Tom Tulliver is noted too.

PLUMETTE has a good record over C&D and shaped well from an unpromising position when third here recently, so she's marginally preferred to Triggered, who scored at Chelmsford last time. Spartan Fighter is probably the pick of the remainder.

The in-form TRIGGERED (nap) is effective over C&D and is taken to win again. Plumette is second choice


17:30 Limerick Handicap Chase 18f - 13 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (13) The Eye Of Tulla (5/1 +38%)
The Eye Of Tulla

5/1(+38%)
(13) The Eye Of Tulla 5/1, 9/1, creditable fourth of 13 in handicap chase at Tramore (21.7f, good to soft) 38 days ago. Live each-way contender.
Still a maiden after 15 starts but last season's form suggests he is not a lost cause.
2
2nd (9) Berliet Express (9/1 +18%)
Berliet Express

9/1(+18%)
(9) Berliet Express 9/1, 14/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap chase at Tipperary (17f, good to soft) 21 days ago, left with lot to do. Can make presence felt.
0-13 over fences, has a bit to find with Fly De Megaudais on recent Tipperary running.
3
3rd (1) Dreamsrmadeofthis (7/1 -56%)
Dreamsrmadeofthis

7/1(-56%)
(1) Dreamsrmadeofthis 7/1, Eleven runs since last win in 2021. Fell in handicap chase at Tramore (15.1f, soft, 4/1) 39 days ago. Claims granted a clean round of jumping.
Third to Added Bonus at Thurles in February, well positioned when falling at Tramore.
4
4th (7) Name Me Famous (8/1 -7%)
Name Me Famous

8/1(-7%)
(7) Name Me Famous 8/1, Fair winner at 16f over hurdles. 10/3, second of 8 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.2f, good to soft). Off 8 months and couldn't rule out.
Absent since Sligo second last September, suited by good going, possible he will need this.
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5th (12) Go Battle (10/1 +17%)
Go Battle

10/1(+17%)
(12) Go Battle 10/1, Respectable fifth of 13 in handicap chase at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 11/1). Off 11 months and tongue strap on 1st time. Wouldn't be without a chance if ready to roll.
Third in this race last year on first run after a break, similar profile now, may feature.
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6th (6) Crowsatedappletart (5/1 +17%)
Crowsatedappletart

5/1(+17%)
(6) Crowsatedappletart 5/1, Hurdles winner here in March. Bit below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good, 10/3) 7 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and he's open to improvement.
Course winner over hurdles in March off this mark, may step up on previous chasing efforts.
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7th (3) Quantatmental (33/1 +18%)
Quantatmental

33/1(+18%)
(3) Quantatmental 33/1, First run since leaving Gavin Patrick Cromwell and blinkered for 1st time when pulled up in handicap chase at Kilbeggan (19.4f, good to soft, 40/1) 34 days ago.
Let down by jumping on final two starts for Gavin Cromwell, pulled-up on stable debut.
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8th (4) Western Sea (22/1 +12%)
Western Sea

22/1(+12%)
(4) Western Sea 22/1, Ninth of 14 in minor event chase (100/1) at Punchestown (25f, good to soft) 26 days ago. Back down in trip. Must improve.
Below his best in three Thurles runs last winter, limited impact in cross-country races.
|PU|
|PU| (2) Hard Rain (5.5/1 -22%)
Hard Rain

5.5/1(-22%)
(2) Hard Rain 5.5/1, Respectable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (16.6f, good to soft, 13/2) 23 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Switches from hurdles to chase. Each-way claims.
Fair placed form over hurdles and fences, should be better for a recent hurdles run.
|PU|
|PU| (10) Fly De Megaudais (7.5/1 -36%)
Fly De Megaudais

7.5/1(-36%)
(10) Fly De Megaudais 7.5/1, Good third of 13 in handicap chase (28/1) at Tipperary (17f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Has to be taken seriously off the same mark here.
Inconsistent since winning at Tipperary last July, encouraging run at that venue recently.
|PU|
|PU| (8) Added Bonus (9/1 +68%)
Added Bonus

9/1(+68%)
(8) Added Bonus 9/1, One win from 26 NH runs. Successful at Thurles in February. Tenth of 13 in handicap chase (25/1) at Tipperary (17f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
Thurles winner in February, modest recent form, held by Fly De Megaudais on Tipperary form.
|PU|
|PU| (5) Withallduerespect (20/1 -43%)
Withallduerespect

20/1(-43%)
(5) Withallduerespect 20/1, First run since leaving Henry De Bromhead when 14¼ lengths fifth of 14 to Added Bonus in handicap chase (14/1) at Thurles (16.4f, good to soft) 105 days ago. Looks competitive on form.
Fifth behind Added Bonus at Thurles in February, the winner's subsequent form raises doubt.
|PU|
|PU| (11) I'vedoneitall (66/1 -32%)
I'vedoneitall

66/1(-32%)
(11) I'vedoneitall 66/1, Blinkered for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (17.3f, good to soft, 66/1). Off 11 months ahead of this chase debut and she's hard to warm to.
Pulled-up in four of her five races last year, ran well on other occasion, off for a year.
LTO Selection:

17:30 Limerick Handicap Chase 18f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

FLY DE MEGAUDAIS showed much more at Tipperary, which brings him into contention for this race. He only gave best on the run-in and was beaten less than two lengths into third. Dreamsrmadeofthis fell in Tramore, but the form of her third on her penultimate start at Thurles gives her claims. Crowsatedappletart has been in decent nick over hurdles and bids to exploit a lower mark over fences. He hasn't shown much in two outings in this sphere, but there is still time to change that. Name Me Famous has been off since September, but did post a useful second place in a novice handicap chase at Sligo then. The Eye Of Tulla and Hard Rain are far from out of contention.

The vote goes to FLY DE MEGAUDAIS, who returned to form back from a break at Tipperary three weeks ago and he has every chance off the same mark, which is just 1 lb higher compared to when winning at that same course last summer. The Eye of Tulla has yet to get his head in front but arrives here in good heart and should give another good account, while fellow maiden Hard Rain is pretty consistent on the whole and he looks set for another prominent role.

It could be worth taking a chance with THE EYE OF TULLA who has occasionally looked capable of exploiting his modest rating


17:40 Haydock Handicap (Class 5) 7f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (9) Bird Of Play (11/1 +56%)
Bird Of Play

11/1(+56%)
(9) Bird Of Play 11/1, Made a promising start when runner-up at the Curragh last year but hasn't gone on as hoped since and was well beaten on Newmarket handicap bow last month.
Has not built on debut promise; 0-3 for current yard; others preferred.
2
2nd (7) Al Motasim (3.5/1 +42%)
Al Motasim

3.5/1(+42%)
(7) Al Motasim 3.5/1, Showed ability in minor events over this trip last season and appeals as the type to progress in handicaps this term. Gelded since last seen.
Looks a possible improver now handicapping with Oisin Murphy booked.
3
3rd (4) The Toff (9/1 +18%)
The Toff

9/1(+18%)
(4) The Toff 9/1, Career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Lingfield (7f, AW) last month but ran no sort of race at Brighton since and needs to bounce back.
Off the mark in AW contest last month; perhaps failed to handle Brighton since.
4
4th (2) Starlight Nation (7/1 -27%)
Starlight Nation

7/1(-27%)
(2) Starlight Nation 7/1, Promise in maiden/novice events over 7f this year and didn't see longer trip out when sixth on Kempton handicap bow (8f) last month. Respected.
May be capable of improvement back down in distance on turf debut.
5th
5th (11) Balmaha (80/1 -60%)
Balmaha

80/1(-60%)
(11) Balmaha 80/1, Shaped as if amiss on final start for Richard Hannon in January and offered little encouragement on debut for new yard at Musselburgh 20 days ago.
Holds weak claims on form; second start for new yard.
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6th (6) Seagrave Fox (16/1 -14%)
Seagrave Fox

16/1(-14%)
(6) Seagrave Fox 16/1, Scored twice on AW this year but was disappointing at Wolverhampton latest and is yet to prove himself on turf.
Generally progressive over 7f on AW but form dipped sharply last time.
7th
7th (1) Fahari (4.5/1 -13%)
Fahari

4.5/1(-13%)
(1) Fahari 4.5/1, Fair maiden who ran her best race when second of 8 in minor event (7/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 47 days ago. Should remain competitive back in handicap company.
Showed her turn is near with neck second in AW novice event on seasonal debut; respected.
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8th (3) Vasilissa (4.5/1 -139%)
Vasilissa

4.5/1(-139%)
(3) Vasilissa 4.5/1, Back on the up when taking 13-runner handicap at Kempton (7f) 15 days ago. Looks well treated, back on turf, and holds leading claims.
7f winner at Kempton on last two AW attempts; had an excuse on turf in between.
9th
9th (10) Tiger Trap (25/1 -39%)
Tiger Trap

25/1(-39%)
(10) Tiger Trap 25/1, No real impact in a trio of minor events over this trip at the end of last year but may do better now sent handicapping.
Related to a multiple winner for this stable; interesting on handicap debut.
|U|
|U| (8) Design (18/1 +45%)
Design

18/1(+45%)
(8) Design 18/1, Gelded and took a small step forward when fourth at Newcastle (7.1f) in February but finished well held on handicap debut here since and has something to prove now. Visor added for first time.
Form dipped in 1m handicap here last month but this return to 7f may help.
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10th (5) Sunfyre (7.5/1 +38%)
Sunfyre

7.5/1(+38%)
(5) Sunfyre 7.5/1, Lightly-raced maiden who found a little improvement when third of 6 on handicap debut at Ayr (7.2f, good) 17 days ago. Entitled to build on that.
Made an encouraging turf/handicap debut at Ayr; interesting off the same mark.
LTO Selection:

17:40 Haydock Handicap (Class 5) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Vasilissa was staying on powerfully when getting up close home over 7f at Kempton, although she does have to negotiate a 6lb hike in the ratings and could therefore be left vulnerable to better treated opponents like FAHARI. Simon and Ed Crisford's runner was a good second over 7f at Thirsk last time and, raised just 1lb, the daughter of Shamardal looks primed to offer a bold bid. The Toff is also noted.

VASILISSA won with plenty in hand at Kempton earlier this month and makes fair appeal in her follow-up bid. Fahari and Starlight Nation rate the principal dangers.

On the back of an encouraging reappearance effort, FAHARI could well get off the mark. Vasilissa is second choice.


17:50 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 5) 5f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Rogue De Vega (0.53/1 +42%)
Rogue De Vega

0.53/1(+42%)
(2) Rogue De Vega 0.53/1, Promising sort. Second of 7 in C&D novice on debut 42 days ago. Should improve and this looks a good opening for him.
Very green off the bridle when 2nd over C&D on debut; can do better and he's respected.
2
2nd (3) Make Clear (6/1 +29%)
Make Clear

6/1(+29%)
(3) Make Clear 6/1, Tasleet filly. Half-sister to 5f winner Sugar Dumpling. Dam 5f winner. Starts out in a weak race so she'd need considering if the betting speaks in her favour.
Bred to sprint and starts out in a modest event; betting should provide clues.
3
3rd (5) Kanohi Breeze (4/1 -129%)
Kanohi Breeze

4/1(-129%)
(5) Kanohi Breeze 4/1, Fair form when reaching the frame in 6f maiden/novice events on turf last summer. Off 10 months, shaped as if needing the run when fifth of 7 in novice at Kempton (6f) 22 days ago. Possibly the chief threat to Rogue de Vega.
Sets the standard on her 6f form and the drop in trip could see her break her duck.
4
4th (4) Irish Rocket (33/1 -32%)
Irish Rocket

33/1(-32%)
(4) Irish Rocket 33/1, Twice-raced maiden. First run since leaving Michael J. Browne in Ireland when ninth of 10 in maiden at this course (6f) 28 days ago. Needs to leave that run well behind.
Well held in two runs, latterly for this yard over 6f here last month; needs plenty more.
5th
5th (1) Heavens Dew (200/1 -203%)
Heavens Dew

200/1(-203%)
(1) Heavens Dew 200/1, Down the field in 2 starts nearly 10 months apart. Outsider.
Poor form in two AW sprints ten months apart; can't be recommended.
6th
6th (6) Prima Valentina (12/1 -20%)
Prima Valentina

12/1(-20%)
(6) Prima Valentina 12/1, Twice-raced maiden. Showed a bit when sixth of 12 on 7f course debut and presumably unsuited by very testing ground when a distant last of 4 at Nottingham since. Has a squeak on the debut form.
Promise over 7f here on debut but not over 6f on soft latest; new trip; needs more.
LTO Selection:

17:50 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 5) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Runner-up on his racecourse debut over C&D last month, ROGUE DE VEGA could now have more to offer with that experience under his belt and Tom Clover's three-year-old can break his maiden at the second time of asking. Newcomer Make Clear appears to be the biggest threat to the selection, especially given her dam scored over C&D during her career. Kanohi Breeze is another to bear in mind dropping in trip.

ROGUE DE VEGA couldn't live with a useful rival when second on his C&D debut but it's very doubtful there's anything of a similar calibre in this line-up and he can strike at the second time of asking. Kanohi Breeze should strip fitter for this month's comeback outing and can give Tom Clover's charge most to think about unless the betting vibes are strong surrounding Robert Cowell newcomer Make Clear.

There should be more to come from Rogue De Vega but KANOHI BREEZE can break her duck now tackling 5f for the first time.


18:00 Limerick Conditions Chase 20f - 4 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Jeremys Flame (3/1 -60%)
Jeremys Flame

3/1(-60%)
(1) Jeremys Flame 3/1, Improved performer last season, winning 3 times at up to 19.9f. Below best in Mares Chase at Cheltenham Festival last time but in calmer waters now and not taken lightly.
Listed winner was below form at Cheltenham; drops in class today; handles good ground.
2
2nd (3) Hurricane Georgie (2.5/1 -25%)
Hurricane Georgie

2.5/1(-25%)
(3) Hurricane Georgie 2.5/1, Useful chaser who got back on track when 4¾ lengths second of 4 to Noble Yeats in listed chase at Wexford (23f, heavy) in October. Won 3 times last summer and holds strong claims on return to action.
Won last year's Kilbeggan Midlands National (3m1f) on good; clear chance if ready enough.
3
3rd (4) Minx Tiara (4.5/1 +55%)
Minx Tiara

4.5/1(+55%)
(4) Minx Tiara 4.5/1, Posted several creditable efforts in defeat last term but well held behind Saint Sam at Killarney latest and has work to do here.
Below form when 24l behind Effernock Fizz at Killarney last time and has to bounce back.
4
4th (2) Effernock Fizz (1.75/1 +36%)
Effernock Fizz

1.75/1(+36%)
(2) Effernock Fizz 1.75/1, Likeable type who scored 3 times last term and ran right up to her best when second to Saint Sam in Gr 3 chase at Killarney (20f, good) 10 days ago. Likely to make presence felt again.
Fine effort in a Killarney Grade 3 over this trip last time; best on a sound surface.
LTO Selection:

18:00 Limerick Conditions Chase 20f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

JEREMYS FLAME can give the weight away. On paper, this is a stiff test considering that she is rated 4lb superior to Hurricane Georgie, but has to give her 15lb. Jeremys Flame has been in terrific form since October, though, winning at Galway before picking up a Grade 3 in Naas and a Listed chase at Huntingdon. Hurricane Georgie has been off since October, but has plenty of solid form in the book, including when landing the Midlands National in Kilbeggan last summer. She has gone nicely off a break before. Effernock Fizz emerged with credit from a runner-up berth in a Grade 3 chase at Killarney this month, with Minx Tiara well behind her in fourth.

Preference is for HURRICANE GEORGIE, who can go well fresh and is suited by the conditions of this contest. Jeremys Flame is feared most.

Though EFFERNOCK FIZZ has a bit to find on these terms with all her rivals, she is at her best on summer ground and can score.


18:12 Sandown Handicap (Class 5) 10f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (8) Silastar (1.5/1 +20%)
Silastar

1.5/1(+20%)
(8) Silastar 1.5/1, 9/4, took his form up a notch when 12-length winner of handicap at Leicester (10f, heavy) 26 days ago. Up 7 lb but another bold showing is on the cards.
12l win at Leicester latest (albeit on soft) & a 7lb rise could have been worse; respected.
2
2nd (4) Magical Mile (8/1 +60%)
Magical Mile

8/1(+60%)
(4) Magical Mile 8/1, Bagged 4 handicaps in 2022, including twice over this trip. Resumed from 8 months off with fair ninth of 13 in handicap at Haydock (10.2f, good to firm) 26 days ago so needs considering.
No return to form on reappearance but may have needed it; won four times last year.
3
3rd (13) Nonsuch Lad (9/1 -13%)
Nonsuch Lad

9/1(-13%)
(13) Nonsuch Lad 9/1, C&D winner. Not discredited after 6 months off when fourth of 8 in handicap (11/2) at Windsor (10f, heavy) 38 days ago. In the mix with Buick now in the saddle.
Won over C&D last September and may have needed last month's reappearance; Buick booked.
4
4th (2) Lady Reset (8.5/1 +6%)
Lady Reset

8.5/1(+6%)
(2) Lady Reset 8.5/1, C&D winner but off for 8 months since posting a respectable second over hurdles at Uttoxeter. Has had a wind op too so she's not taken lightly.
Can go well fresh and she returns to action on a competitive mark; not ruled out.
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5th (9) Dark Island (12/1 +40%)
Dark Island

12/1(+40%)
(9) Dark Island 12/1, Ended last year below par, coming in last of 5 in handicap at Kempton (11f) in December. Others more persuasive.
Won at Kempton last September but struggled on next three starts; major turnaround needed.
6th
6th (10) Regal Rambler (16/1 -33%)
Regal Rambler

16/1(-33%)
(10) Regal Rambler 16/1, Runner-up on yard debut in 1m Newcastle novice in January. Hss twice failed to repeat that effort, though he looked rusty after 4 months off when fourth of six at Yarmouth 23 days ago. Can bounce back.
Lightly raced 4yo who represents in-form yard, but weakened on sole previous run over 1m2f.
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7th (6) Miss Bluebelle (6.5/1 +7%)
Miss Bluebelle

6.5/1(+7%)
(6) Miss Bluebelle 6.5/1, Hooded for 1st time when emphatically winning 9.5f handicap at Wolverhampton in November. Backed it up with a good second there off 8 lb higher mark in January. In the mix after a break.
Improved form on AW in November/January but unproven on turf and the hood is missing.
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8th (5) Night Arc (25/1 -150%)
Night Arc

25/1(-150%)
(5) Night Arc 25/1, Got off the mark in 1m2f handicap at Leicester last May but not seen out since. Market can prove a good guide on his comeback run.
Absent for a year but won when last seen and could still be well treated off 4lb higher.
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9th (11) Aldbourne (10/1 -67%)
Aldbourne

10/1(-67%)
(11) Aldbourne 10/1, Landed 1m2f handicaps at Nottingham and Brighton last autumn. Well held on Doncaster return last month but may have needed that outing and can take a step forward now.
Heavy ground may have been too much on return; interesting contender for yard in fine form.
10th
10th (14) Motataabeq (18/1 +10%)
Motataabeq

18/1(+10%)
(14) Motataabeq 18/1, Lightly-raced 5-y-o who ended 2022 with good Lingfield second in December. Suffered a poor run on his return when last of five there 29 days ago. Considered off a 2 lb lower mark now.
Lightly raced ex-Godolphin 5yo who isn't written off on his second start of the season.
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11th (1) Bruno's Gold (22/1 -10%)
Bruno's Gold

22/1(-10%)
(1) Bruno's Gold 22/1, In good form until coming in only eighth of 9 in handicap (12/1) at Windsor (10f, heavy) 10 days ago. Cheekpieces now refitted and he's the sort to bounce back.
Good fourth two starts ago but below par last week and could do with settling better.
12th
12th (7) Cephalus (125/1 -525%)
Cephalus

125/1(-525%)
(7) Cephalus 125/1, Landed a four-timer on AW for Charles Hills in the space of 6 weeks in 2021-22. Off 11 months/gelded before coming in last of eight on yard debut at Lingfield 16 days ago. Needs to get back on track.
Check the betting, but a revival is required on his second start for this yard.
LTO Selection:

18:12 Sandown Handicap (Class 5) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

MAGICAL MILE drops in class following a below-par run on his return to action at Haydock last month and this looks a more suitable task for him to bounce back in. He is rated 3lb above his last winning mark and cannot be underestimated with that in mind. Silastar bolted up on his latest outing over this distance and can give the selection plenty to think about, despite a 7lb rise, while Night Arc is another to consider now back from a break.

A case can be made for lots of these but SILASTAR still looks ahead of his mark raised 7 lb for his 12-length Leicester success so gets the vote. Miss Bluebelle was in fine form on the AW when last seen out and could emerge as the chief threat after her break, although the returning Lady Reset is another who can have a say along with Nonsuch Lad, Regal Rambler and Motataabeq.

Gary Moore and Ryan Moore won this last year and they hold strong claims with SILASTAR, who bolted up at Leicester last time.


18:22 Chelmsford Handicap (Class 5) 5f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Saaheq (3.33/1 +33%)
Saaheq

3.33/1(+33%)
(4) Saaheq 3.33/1, Dual C&D winner, with his latest success here in April. Continued in good heart when ½-length third of 10 to Prodigious Blue in handicap (8/1) at Newcastle (5f) 16 days ago. Can give his running again.
C&D win last month was followed by a close 3rd to Prodigious Blue at Newcastle; big chance.
2
2nd (6) Han Solo Berger (8/1 +20%)
Han Solo Berger

8/1(+20%)
(6) Han Solo Berger 8/1, Made a winning return at Southwell in April. Unable to lead when below-form fourth of 9 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, heavy) 12 days ago. Remains well treated if bouncing back.
Beat Saaheq at Southwell on his return; close 2nd next time; not at best in Class 4 latest.
3
3rd (5) Dark Side Prince (8/1 -100%)
Dark Side Prince

8/1(-100%)
(5) Dark Side Prince 8/1, C&D winner. Has returned to form this year, winning 11-runner handicap at Southwell (5f) in February. Can give another good account.
Game winner at Southwell in February; absent since but can go well fresh; respected.
4
4th (2) Prodigious Blue (3/1 +0%)
Prodigious Blue

3/1(+0%)
(2) Prodigious Blue 3/1, Took well to all-weather on a belated first try when winning 10-runner handicap at Newcastle (5f) 16 days ago. Major player as he now makes his polytrack debut.
Kept on well to win at Newcastle 16 days ago, his first AW run; contender up 2lb.
5th
5th (1) Blue Flame (2.5/1 +29%)
Blue Flame

2.5/1(+29%)
(1) Blue Flame 2.5/1, Bounced back to best when second of 11 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 15/2) when last seen in October. Interesting contender dropped in trip on first run for yard after leaving Ed Dunlop.
Three 7f wins for E Dunlop; should win races for new yard but 5f is an unknown.
6th
6th (7) Street Parade (25/1 -25%)
Street Parade

25/1(-25%)
(7) Street Parade 25/1, C&D winner in November. After 6 months off, below form when last of 6 in handicap at Brighton (6f, good) 22 days ago. Cheekpieces back on, but others still preferred.
Ended 2022 with a C&D win; low-key return at Brighton this month; others appeal more.
7th
7th (3) Sir Rodneyredblood (7/1 -8%)
Sir Rodneyredblood

7/1(-8%)
(3) Sir Rodneyredblood 7/1, Four-time C&D winner, successful here in March before following up at Kempton. 9/1, below form when seventh of 10 in handicap at Newmarket (6f, good) 6 days ago. Could fare better with cheekpieces back on.
Two AW wins in March, one over C&D; less good on turf last week; this more suitable.
LTO Selection:

18:22 Chelmsford Handicap (Class 5) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

It could pay to side with SIR RODNEYREDBLOOD, who makes his return to the all-weather following a below-par run at Newmarket over 6f earlier this month. He is now rated 6lb above his last winning mark, but finished a creditable second at Lingfield on his penultimate run off 1lb lower and has leading claims on that form. Dark Side Prince scored over this trip at Southwell in February and is feared, along with last-start Newcastle winner Prodigious Blue.

Making a belated first start on all-weather, PRODIGIOUS BLUE proved at least as good as ever when winning at Newcastle 16 days ago and he can score again now switched to polytrack. The 4-y-o is taken to see off the challenge of Blue Flame who is respected on his seasonal/stable debut, while Dark Side Prince has been running well this year and is another to consider.

Prodigious Blue finished in front of SAAHEQ at Newcastle last time but the placings may be reversed today.


18:30 Limerick Maiden Chase 23f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (9) Toss Again (3/1 +40%)
Toss Again

3/1(+40%)
(9) Toss Again 3/1, Fairly useful hurdler. Two wins from 6 runs last season. Creditable seventh of 25 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Punchestown (23.6f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Makes chase debut for top yard.
Fair staying novice hurdler in first half of last season, possibly needed Punchestown run.
2
2nd (8) The Friday Man (1.88/1 +25%)
The Friday Man

1.88/1(+25%)
(8) The Friday Man 1.88/1, Useful hurdler. Useful winner at 22f over hurdles. Third of 8 in novice chase at Down Royal (19.7f, good to soft, 4/7) on debut over fences 24 days ago. Likely to improve with that under his belt.
Won four of his six races over hurdles, beaten favourite on chasing debut at Down Royal.
3
3rd (5) Grozni (8/1 -45%)
Grozni

8/1(-45%)
(5) Grozni 8/1, Fairly useful hurdler. Three wins from 11 runs last season. 9/2, creditable fifth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Haydock (24.3f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Makes chase debut for excellent yard (runner-up in a point);
Three-time hurdles winner, rated a respectable 125, stays well, interesting chase recruit.
4
4th (7) San Salvador (5/1 -43%)
San Salvador

5/1(-43%)
(7) San Salvador 5/1, Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Punchestown in December. Pulled up in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Cheltenham (21f, soft) 71 days ago, well beaten next. Makes chase debut and he's in top hands.
134-rated hurdler, good winner at Punchestown last December, flopped in Coral Cup.
5th
5th (1) Caesar Rock (10/1 -11%)
Caesar Rock

10/1(-11%)
(1) Caesar Rock 10/1, Fairly useful chaser. Good third of 7 in novice chase (7/1) at Killarney (23f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Has to be taken seriously.
Third behind two useful types in a controversial Killarney event, useful overall form.
6th
6th (2) Desert Friend (40/1 -60%)
Desert Friend

40/1(-60%)
(2) Desert Friend 40/1, Fairly useful hurdler. 6/1, fourth of 6 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 138 days ago. Makes chase debut. Significantly up in trip.
Four-time Flat winner, also a winner over hurdles, lacks chasing experience.
7th
7th (3) Freedom To Dream (5.5/1 +39%)
Freedom To Dream

5.5/1(+39%)
(3) Freedom To Dream 5.5/1, Useful hurdler. Fifteenth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (24f, good to soft, 12/1) 110 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and needs to leave that effort well behind.
Useful novice hurdler the season before last, did not seem to take to chasing last season.
8th
8th (11) Shannon Glory (14/1 -17%)
Shannon Glory

14/1(-17%)
(11) Shannon Glory 14/1, Promising type. Fairly useful winner at 23f over hurdles. Fourth of 10 in novice chase (12/1) at Killarney (20f, good to soft) on debut over fences 11 days ago. Open to improvement.
Useful on good ground when winning twice over hurdles last summer, fourth on chase debut.
9th
9th (4) Golas Tiep (200/1 -203%)
Golas Tiep

200/1(-203%)
(4) Golas Tiep 200/1, Tenth of 12 in handicap hurdle (18/1) at Downpatrick (21.8f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Makes chase debut in a tough race.
Modest form over hurdles since second in 3m conditions event just over a year ago.
|U|
|U| (10) Winter Carnival (200/1 -100%)
Winter Carnival

200/1(-100%)
(10) Winter Carnival 200/1, Fair hurdler. Pulled up in novice chase at Tipperary (23.8f, soft, 50/1) on debut over fences 21 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time.
Managed a couple of good runs at this venue last year, struggled on recent chase debut.
|PU|
|PU| (6) Hutchie (250/1 -25%)
Hutchie

250/1(-25%)
(6) Hutchie 250/1, Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Tongue strap on for 1st time, seventh of 10 in novice chase at Ballinrobe (17f, good to soft, 200/1) on debut over fences 23 days ago. Significantly up in trip.
Poor form in point-to-points and maiden hurdles, struggled on chase debut at Ballinrobe.
LTO Selection:

18:30 Limerick Maiden Chase 23f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

CAESAR ROCK is vulnerable to a chasing newcomer, but his experience stands him in good stead and he holds an each-way chance. He ran well for a long way over a similar trip at Killarney before finishing third behind the market principals. The Friday Man was beaten into third at odds-on in Down Royal, but he will appreciate this better ground and that was only his first crack at fences. Grozni has been mixing in deep waters over hurdles, and trip and ground look ideal for his first go at fences. San Salvador is interesting on chasing debut. Joseph O'Brien's charge won twice over the smaller obstacles, including in a Grade B handicap hurdle at Punchestown.

THE FRIDAY MAN's inexperience was evident starting out over fences at Down Royal but he'll know a lot more this time and given his record over hurdles, he looks the one to beat. San Salvador and Grozni switch to the larger obstacles for excellent yard and are feared most.

This looks an open race but SAN SALVADOR is arguably the most appealing runner despite his lack of chasing experience


18:42 Sandown Listed (Class 1) 5f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Elite Status (2.5/1 +0%)
Elite Status

2.5/1(+0%)
(3) Elite Status 2.5/1, Sales prices increased markedly from foal to yearling stage and he looked useful when justifying short odds in the mud at Doncaster. Value for extra over the winning margin and he's a must for the shortlist.
325,000gns son of Havana Gold who could be smart after an impressive debut at Doncaster.
2
2nd (10) World Of Darcy (11/1 +0%)
World Of Darcy

11/1(+0%)
(10) World Of Darcy 11/1, Foaled February 15. €42,000 Soldier's Call colt. Dam 6f winner. Wasn't unbacked prior to making perfect start at Pontefract 3 weeks ago. Second (stablemate) has gone in since and he's open to progress, but more is needed in this company.
Was able to be eased close home at Pontefract, the form of which has been franked.
3
3rd (4) Hackman (8/1 +11%)
Hackman

8/1(+11%)
(4) Hackman 8/1, Half-brother to several winners and confirmed the promise of his debut behind Blue Storm when landing 5-runner maiden at Chester a fortnight ago. Bare form nothing out of the ordinary but there's more to come and stall one could be a plus.
Improved on his debut third to breeze home at Chester; very quick and well drawn.
4
4th (8) Shayekh (40/1 +0%)
Shayekh

40/1(+0%)
(8) Shayekh 40/1, First past the post but subsequently demoted and he didn't look entirely straightforward again when second at Wetherby last week. That rather limits his potential.
Has useful ability but others have achieved more and he's boxed wide in nine.
5th
5th (6) Matters Most (12/1 +45%)
Matters Most

12/1(+45%)
(6) Matters Most 12/1, Fetched 500,000 gns as a yearling and derived plenty from his debut run behind Dapper Valley when landing 8-runner novice at Salisbury 3 weeks ago, comfortably. Sure to improve again.
It looked a winnable race at Salisbury (good to soft) with his market rival disappointing.
6th
6th (1) Blue Storm (3.33/1 +5%)
Blue Storm

3.33/1(+5%)
(1) Blue Storm 3.33/1, £75,000 Blue Point half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Silver Surfer and smart 6f/6.5f winner Asjad. Dam 5f/6f winner. Displayed sharp turn of foot when making a taking winning debut at Newmarket last month (race has worked out). That form puts him right there with promise of more to come.
His Newmarket win just about sets the standard and he's dropped lucky with the draw.
7th
7th (9) Son Of Corballis (33/1 -175%)
Son Of Corballis

33/1(-175%)
(9) Son Of Corballis 33/1, Bred for longer trips so it was encouraging he made a winning debut over 5f at Tipperary last month. Probably didn't beat a great deal but he did it readily.
Irish raider who was well backed when a winner at Tipperary; poor draw to overcome.
8th
8th (7) On Point (6/1 +0%)
On Point

6/1(+0%)
(7) On Point 6/1, Foaled April 10. Blue Point colt. Half-brother to 9.5f winner Willow Cove and useful 2-y-o 7f winner Fairy Cross. Dam winner up to 9f (2-y-o 7f winner). Looked a shade green but still got the job done in 3-runner maiden at Newmarket 18 days ago. Sure to build on that for top yard.
Only beat two rivals at Newmarket but promises to do better on this quicker ground.
9th
9th (2) Dapper Valley (9/1 -29%)
Dapper Valley

9/1(-29%)
(2) Dapper Valley 9/1, Bred to be an early type and knew his job when making a winning debut at Newbury (heavy) last month. Encounters different ground but he looks the part and seems sure to improve.
Did it clearcut at Newbury; 2yos from this yard who go in first time are usually smart.
10th
10th (5) Love Billy Boy (10/1 +38%)
Love Billy Boy

10/1(+38%)
(5) Love Billy Boy 10/1, Speedily bred and lived up to his pedigree when a smooth winner of 6-runner novice at Musselburgh last month. Well worth place in this company.
Form of debut win has taken some knocks and the draw could have been kinder.
LTO Selection:

18:42 Sandown Listed (Class 1) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

A case can be made for several of these, but ELITE STATUS bolted up on his racecourse debut over this trip at Doncaster earlier this month and he left a strong impression that there would be more to come. The fact that Karl Burke's charge holds an entry for the Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar later in the year suggests he is showing all the right signs at home and he would be dangerous to ignore with that in mind. Newmarket winner On Point is a well-related sort and cannot be underestimated for powerful connections, while Dapper Valley and Blue Storm add further spice to the race.

This could shake up the juvenile pecking order with BLUE STORM just about the most persuasive option having seen off a quartet of next-time-out winners on debut at Newmarket, with stall 2 also a positive. Elite Status showed why his sales prices shot up from a foal to a yearling when a taking winner at Doncaster and is a massive threat if as effective on this drying ground, with On Point another to take seriously for top connections.

A low draw has been a significant advantage down the years and the very fast HACKMAN could be sitting pretty in stall one.


18:52 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 4) 8f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Enfjaar (0.57/1 +31%)
Enfjaar

0.57/1(+31%)
(3) Enfjaar 0.57/1, Made plenty of appeal on paper and, with a hood applied, made a winning start in 10-runner maiden at Newmarket (7f, good, 7/2) in October. Extra furlong should suit and he can follow up with headgear now discarded.
Newmarket maiden winner last backend and the form has worked out very well.
2
2nd (7) Lion Tamer (3.33/1 +5%)
Lion Tamer

3.33/1(+5%)
(7) Lion Tamer 3.33/1, Promise when runner-up at Kempton on debut and, in first-time tongue strap, run best excused when fifth of 11 in minor event at Lingfield (1m, 6/4) 16 days ago, inconvenienced by flag start. Remains with potential.
Good debut effort last year and plenty went wrong for him at Lingfield.
3
3rd (10) No Surrender (28/1 +15%)
No Surrender

28/1(+15%)
(10) No Surrender 28/1, 55,000 gns yearling, Gleneagles gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including smart winner up to 1m Count of Amazonia and useful winner up to 1m Mutawatheb. Dam ran twice.
55,000gns yearling; dam twice-raced (24) half-sister to US 1m4f Grade 1 winner Boboman.
4
4th (12) Jalapa (28/1 -180%)
Jalapa

28/1(-180%)
(12) Jalapa 28/1, After 8 months off, seemed unsuited by conditions when fifth of 6 in minor event at Epsom (8.5f, heavy, 11/8) 30 days ago. Better judged on the promise she had shown when third at Newmarket on debut.
Beaten 10l and tailed off in her two runs; this half-sister to Westover should do better.
5th
5th (11) Penzance (40/1 -21%)
Penzance

40/1(-21%)
(11) Penzance 40/1, Still green when ninth of 11 in minor event (28/1) at Lingfield (1m) 16 days ago. Looks one for the longer term.
Lion Tamer was ahead of him at Lingfield despite the latter not being on his game.
6th
6th (9) Metaverse (40/1 -21%)
Metaverse

40/1(-21%)
(9) Metaverse 40/1, 70,000 gns yearling, Starspangledbanner gelding. Half-brother to smart Italian 1m winner Cima Emergency and French 5f-6.5f winner Lyricus. May just be better for his first experience.
70,000gns yearling; dam unraced half-sister to 12.5f Group 2 winner Cocktail Queen.
7th
7th (5) Art Of Romance (5.5/1 +21%)
Art Of Romance

5.5/1(+21%)
(5) Art Of Romance 5.5/1, Shaped promisingly when second of 7 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, soft, 17/2) on debut 37 days ago, the only newcomer to make the frame. Will know more this time and he's open to progress upped in trip.
Shaped well behind a now BHA 90-rated Gosden inmate on his debut at Newmarket.
8th
8th (8) Lord Of Excess (50/1 -150%)
Lord Of Excess

50/1(-150%)
(8) Lord Of Excess 50/1, £37,000 yearling, Zoffany gelding. Brother to useful 2-y-o 6f winner Argentero, closely related to winner up to 6f Second Nature. Dam unraced. Has a useful standard to aim at on debut.
£37,000 yearling; an unlikely winner first time out unless decidedly smart.
9th
9th (6) Italian Magic (28/1 +15%)
Italian Magic

28/1(+15%)
(6) Italian Magic 28/1, Ran to a similar level as on debut (still green) when fourth of 9 in minor event at Windsor (8.1f, soft, 4/1) 24 days ago. Should have more to offer.
Made a decent debut but wasn't so promising on soft ground at Windsor.
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10th (4) Honky Tonk Town (125/1 -150%)
Honky Tonk Town

125/1(-150%)
(4) Honky Tonk Town 125/1, Little impact in 2 starts at Kempton so far, twelfth of 13 in maiden (7f, 150/1) 22 days ago. Looks to be up against it once more.
Beaten in the region of 8l in two 7f events at Kempton and she's one for handicaps.
11th
11th (2) Cuernavaca (80/1 -300%)
Cuernavaca

80/1(-300%)
(2) Cuernavaca 80/1, Showed ability making a belated debut when fourth of 10 in maiden at Newcastle (10.2f, 28/1) 16 days ago. Entitled to progress.
Beaten a shade under 10l at Newcastle 16 days ago and others have shown greater promise.
LTO Selection:

18:52 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 4) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Enfjaar got up late over 7f at Newmarket to win his only start last October and he may be the biggest danger to ART OF ROMANCE. Second to Covey on his debut, the winner has scored easily since to frank the form and normal improvement for that introduction may be all he needs. Of the others, it could be worth keeping an eye on Lion Tamer, who is likely a lot better than his latest Lingfield fifth.

ENFJAAR looked the part and made a winning debut at Newmarket in October, form which has worked out very well with the next 4 home all successful on their following starts (current Derby favourite Military Order back in fourth). He can follow up on his return, with Lion Tamer feared most having had things go wrong for him at the start last time. Art of Romance completes the shortlist.

Leading Derby contender Military Order was not the only smart horse left behind by ENFJAAR at Newmarket last season.


19:00 Limerick Handicap Chase 20f - 15 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (15) Legacy Of Dreams (28/1 -12%)
Legacy Of Dreams

28/1(-12%)
(15) Legacy Of Dreams 28/1, 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (19.5f, heavy) 49 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.
1-13 in points, 15-race maiden under Rules, has shown very little in handicap chases.
2
2nd (2) Winnie Woodnutt (1.62/1 +28%)
Winnie Woodnutt

1.62/1(+28%)
(2) Winnie Woodnutt 1.62/1, 9/4 and hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 16-runner handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24f, good to soft) 34 days ago. One to consider making chase debut.
Won a 3m handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan off 85, chase debut now off 94, three wins in points.
3
3rd (7) Meehall (10/1 +38%)
Meehall

10/1(+38%)
(7) Meehall 10/1, 14/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (22.1f, soft) 41 days ago, bad mistake 2 out and pulled up quickly. Switches from hurdles to chase. Cheekpieces back on and market may prove best guide here.
Not the most predictable sort but second in this race last year and won twice later on.
4
4th (4) Tech Talk (14/1 -155%)
Tech Talk

14/1(-155%)
(4) Tech Talk 14/1, 9/1, ninth of 11 in novice chase at Tramore (21f, good to soft) when last seen under Rules in June 2022. Has tasted success between the flags subsequently though and he may yet have more to offer under Rules.
Showed promise over the banks last year, good chance after a recent point-to-point win.
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5th (3) O Mio Babbino (12/1 +14%)
O Mio Babbino

12/1(+14%)
(3) O Mio Babbino 12/1, Winner in chase at Thurles in February. 13/2, respectable eighth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Cork (24.8f, good to soft) 19 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back down in trip.
Fifth to Likable Chancer at Tramore, mid-field over hurdles on latest, needs to find more.
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6th (14) Repeat That (16/1 +36%)
Repeat That

16/1(+36%)
(14) Repeat That 16/1, Modest winner at 20f over hurdles. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap chase at Ballinrobe (23f, good, 10/1). Off 8 months.
Winning hurdler on good ground in 2021, poor form in five handicap chase runs last year.
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7th (6) Elusive Star (33/1 -18%)
Elusive Star

33/1(-18%)
(6) Elusive Star 33/1, 18/1, tenth of 12 in handicap chase at Kilbeggan (19.4f, good to soft) 34 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time.
Promising sort early in career, became disappointing, struggled at Kilbeggan after a break.
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8th (11) Likable Chancer (4.5/1 +10%)
Likable Chancer

4.5/1(+10%)
(11) Likable Chancer 4.5/1, Belatedly shed maiden tag at Tramore (21.7f) in April. 13/2, backed that up when good second of 12 in handicap chase at Downpatrick (19.2f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Shortlist material.
Long-priced winner at Tramore, proved that was not a fluke with Downpatrick second.
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|PU| (16) Cluan Dara (12/1 +14%)
Cluan Dara

12/1(+14%)
(16) Cluan Dara 12/1, C&D winner. Seventh of 14 in handicap chase at Clonmel (23f, soft, 50/1) 84 days ago. Needs to build on that now.
Five-time winner whose overall form since a C&D win last July provides no encouragement.
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|PU| (5) Big Leg Up (12/1 +40%)
Big Leg Up

12/1(+40%)
(5) Big Leg Up 12/1, Blinkered for 1st time, fourth of 12 in handicap chase at Kilbeggan (19.4f, good to soft, 20/1) 34 days ago. Each-way claims with a repeat.
Maiden hunter chase winner, returned to form at Kilbeggan in first-time blinkers.
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|PU| (9) Shean Glory (14/1 +0%)
Shean Glory

14/1(+0%)
(9) Shean Glory 14/1, Modest winner at 19f over hurdles. 20/1, sixth of 14 in novice chase at Tramore (21.7f, good to soft) on debut over fences 38 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.
Two wins from 31 starts over hurdles, needs to improve from chasing debut at Tramore.
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|PU| (8) Deux Par Deux (16/1 +60%)
Deux Par Deux

16/1(+60%)
(8) Deux Par Deux 16/1, Thirteen runs since last win in 2019. Seventeenth of 25 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Navan (22.4f, good to soft) 102 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.
Won twice in France but has never finished closer than eighth in an Irish race.
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|PU| (10) Stormy Master (25/1 -56%)
Stormy Master

25/1(-56%)
(10) Stormy Master 25/1, C&D winner. One win from 26 NH runs. 7/1, eleventh of 16 in handicap chase at this C&D (good). Off 12 months.
Lost his way the season before last, tailed off in this race last year when jumped badly.
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|PU| (1) Definiteadare (25/1 +38%)
Definiteadare

25/1(+38%)
(1) Definiteadare 25/1, Cheekpieces on for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle (40/1) at Tramore (21.8f, heavy) 144 days ago, tailed off when pulled up before last. Yard switch needs to have positive effect now.
Out of form over hurdles on his last three starts for his previous trainer, hard to fancy.
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|PU| (12) Tiantu (40/1 +20%)
Tiantu

40/1(+20%)
(12) Tiantu 40/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2020. 40/1, eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (20.3f, soft) 39 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. More needed.
Most recent wins were in September 2020, moderate recent hurdles run, makes little appeal.
LTO Selection:

19:00 Limerick Handicap Chase 20f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

WINNIE WOODNUTT has won three point-to-points, including this spring at Borris House, and gained her first success under Rules when taking a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle in good style last month. The Kalanisi mare now switches to racecourse fences for the first time and young amateur Alex Harvey again claims 7lb. Likable Chancer has returned to form recently fitted with blinkers, causing a 33/1 shock at Tramore before beating all bar the odds-on Full Noise at Downpatrick. O Mio Babbino won on good ground at Thurles earlier this year, while recent point-to-point winner Tech Talk is another to consider. Meehall won twice on varying ground conditions last year and should progress from a run at Ballinrobe last month. Course hurdle winner Shean Glory can't be discounted either.

Having belatedly shed the maiden tag at Tramore on his penultimate start, LIKABLE CHANCER backed that when runner-up behind a handicap blot at Downpatrick 3 weeks ago. He gets the nod to continue the good work, with chase debutante Winnie Woodnutt who ran out an impressive winner over hurdles 5 weeks ago next best. Recent point scorer Tech Talk is another to keep an eye on.

As a three-time points winner WINNIE WOODNUTT should have no trouble making the transition to chasing and she is in excellent form


19:12 Sandown Group 3 (Class 1) 16f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Roberto Escobarr (1.4/1 +60%)
Roberto Escobarr

1.4/1(+60%)
(3) Roberto Escobarr 1.4/1, Low-mileage 6-y-o who confirmed he retains ability on back of 13 months off when third in 5-runner AW minor event (16.5f) at Wolverhampton in March. Equally effective on turf and fancied to give a good account.
Lightly raced recently; 0-3 in Group races but this would be the weakest he's contested.
2
2nd (2) Nate The Great (4.5/1 -80%)
Nate The Great

4.5/1(-80%)
(2) Nate The Great 4.5/1, Runner-up in this race 12 months ago and dispelled trio of lesser efforts thereafter with success on final start at Newmarket (2m, listed) in September. Not at best on latest outing in Group 3 Sagaro Stakes on latest run 3 weeks ago but not out of things on pick of his form.
Runner-up last year to Quickthorn and has very solid form claims; excuses latest.
3
3rd (4) Sleeping Lion (10/1 -11%)
Sleeping Lion

10/1(-11%)
(4) Sleeping Lion 10/1, Very capable performer when on-song and probably best not to read too much into his reverses at Kempton since returning from 10 months in February (wasn't seen to best effect on either occasion). Whether this will be run to suit is open to question, however.
Likely to need career-best form to prevail on these terms and he's no spring chicken.
4
4th (5) Princess Anne (66/1 -32%)
Princess Anne

66/1(-32%)
(5) Princess Anne 66/1, Fair staying performer who doubled career tally at Deauville (16.9f) in January prior to good second in minor event at Chantilly (13.4f) a month later. Not in same form at Longchamp on latest outing and work cut out on these terms upped markedly in class.
Dual AW winner in France; the balance of her form hints at limitations in this company.
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5th (1) Enemy (1.5/1 -20%)
Enemy

1.5/1(-20%)
(1) Enemy 1.5/1, Smart gelding who resumed winning ways on the back of a wind op at Meydan (12f) in January. Remained in form since, not seen to best effect back on these shores in race that favoured speed over stamina when fifth in Ormonde Stakes 2 weeks ago. Player with tongue tie refitted.
Bit below his best the last twice but back on good ground he has the form to feature.
LTO Selection:

19:12 Sandown Group 3 (Class 1) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

ENEMY has proven to be capable of more than his most recent showing in the Ormonde at Chester and this stiffer stamina test can see the gelded son of Muhaarar make a return to the winner's enclosure. A half-brother to Group 1 winner Magic Wand, he seems capable of bouncing back today. Nate The Great was a Listed winner last season and looks the biggest threat to the selection, while Roberto Escobarr also warrants consideration.

ENEMY seemed unsuited by the way the race developed when fifth in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester 2 weeks ago but holds sound claims on these terms and gets the nod to get back on track. Nate The Great (runner-up 12 months ago) needs to shrug off a lesser effort at Ascot earlier this month but could bounce back if granted his own way in front. Low-mileage Roberto Escobarr can also get involved.

Tactics are likely to be key and, provided this pans out more favourably than 12 months ago, then ENEMY should take some beating.


19:22 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 4) 8f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Royal Dubai (9/1 -13%)
Royal Dubai

9/1(-13%)
(2) Royal Dubai 9/1, Looked useful when making a winning debut for Bhupat Seemar on dirt at Meydan in November. Ran as if amiss when last of 8 there 7 weeks later. Has had wind surgery ahead of this British debut. Betting perhaps the best guide to expectations.
Impressive on Meydan debut but tailed off second time; watch market on stable debut.
2
2nd (10) Mubhijah (2.5/1 +77%)
Mubhijah

2.5/1(+77%)
(10) Mubhijah 2.5/1, Fair form. Respectable seventh of 16 in maiden at Newmarket (1m, good to soft, 7/1) 36 days ago. Makes polytrack debut. Hood back on. Might be vulnerable to less-exposed types.
Placed in four of her six starts, becoming exposed and vulnerable to an improver.
3
3rd (5) Fly Zone (2/1 -82%)
Fly Zone

2/1(-82%)
(5) Fly Zone 2/1, Left last year's Kempton debut behind when chasing home the impressive Embesto in a 1m Yarmouth maiden at the start of this month. More to come and leading claims.
Improved from his debut when second at Yarmouth this month; high on the list.
4
4th (4) Covert Legend (18/1 -29%)
Covert Legend

18/1(-29%)
(4) Covert Legend 18/1, Twice-raced maiden. Fourth on 1m Kempton debut in April. Not in the same form when sixth (Fly Zone second) on turf at Yarmouth since and quickly reverts to AW.
Some ability in two starts, but handicaps over further may be more his thing after this.
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5th (3) Beau Vintage (125/1 -213%)
Beau Vintage

125/1(-213%)
(3) Beau Vintage 125/1, Twice-raced maiden. 7/1, last of 11 in novice at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 22 days ago. Likely one for handicaps after this.
Well held in first two starts; can be hadicapped after this.
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6th (7) Mathematician (66/1 -230%)
Mathematician

66/1(-230%)
(7) Mathematician 66/1, 33/1 and hooded, last of 11 in novice at Lingfield (1m, AW) on debut 16 days ago. Needs to leave that well behind.
Last of 11 on his Lingfield debut; looks the stable second string again.
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7th (6) Leading Lion (4.5/1 -13%)
Leading Lion

4.5/1(-13%)
(6) Leading Lion 4.5/1, €80,000 Roaring Lion colt. Half-brother to 1m winner Al Battar and 9f/1¼m winner Gareth. Dam, 1m (Falmouth Stakes)-1¼m winner, half-sister to smart 1m/8.6f winner Big Baz. From a top yard and market confidence could prove significant.
Could have been drawn better, but still worth monitoring in the market on debut.
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8th (1) Dotties Star (125/1 -213%)
Dotties Star

125/1(-213%)
(1) Dotties Star 125/1, Fair form in a trio of bumpers but comfortably held in maiden/novice events on the Flat in recent weeks and surely more one for handicaps after this.
Third in two of three bumper runs, but well held in two Flat starts at around 1m on turf.
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9th (8) Show Me The Wire (250/1 -150%)
Show Me The Wire

250/1(-150%)
(8) Show Me The Wire 250/1, Twice-raced maiden. 200/1, last of 11 in maiden at Leicester (10f, heavy) 26 days ago.
Tailed off in two starts on turf; no appeal.
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10th (11) Nigiri (5.5/1 +39%)
Nigiri

5.5/1(+39%)
(11) Nigiri 5.5/1, 11/2, showed a bit when fourth of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good) on debut last autumn. Should have more to offer for a leading stable in good form.
Looked in need of the run when fourth on her Newmarket debut last October; nicely bred.
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11th (9) Louaizeh (25/1 +0%)
Louaizeh

25/1(+0%)
(9) Louaizeh 25/1, Ribchester filly. Half-sister to 1m-9.5f winner Savrola and 1m/9f winner Principled Stand. Newcomer to note in the betting.
Respected stable can get them ready first time and well worth a market check.
LTO Selection:

19:22 Chelmsford Stakes (Class 4) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Nigiri caught the eye when fourth on her Newmarket debut and if she has strengthened up over the winter, she could be a major player here. Leading Lion looks an interesting newcomer with the Gosdens doing so well with their Roaring Lion progeny and he looks worthy of a market check, but FLY ZONE is still preferred. Showing signs of inexperience at Yarmouth on his return when a six-length second, he should only improve with more racing and this may be his best opportunity yet.

Although FLY ZONE couldn't live with a smart prospect at Yarmouth earlier this month he still showed more than enough to think a race like this should be within his grasp. Leading Lion is a well-bred newcomer from the Gosden stable and would be a threat if the betting vibes are strong, although his draw isn't an easy one for a debutant. Nigiri showed promise on last autumn's Newmarket debut and also makes the shortlist.

The vote goes to FLY ZONE who chased home a nice prospect on his Yarmouth reappearance and looks the type to continue improving.


19:30 Limerick Maiden Chase 20f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Clounts Pride (25/1 +0%)
Clounts Pride

25/1(+0%)
(1) Clounts Pride 25/1, Fair hurdler. 9/1, eighth of 11 in handicap chase at Tramore (21.6f, soft) 39 days ago. More is needed.
Poor on handicap chase debut at Tramore last time and has to show more.
2
2nd (5) Look Dont Touch (7/1 -17%)
Look Dont Touch

7/1(-17%)
(5) Look Dont Touch 7/1, Fairly useful chaser. Remains a maiden after 18 NH runs. 50/1, stiff task when fifth of 10 in novice chase at Ballinrobe (17f, good to soft) 23 days ago. In the mix here.
Solid run on second chase start at Ballinrobe last time in a stronger race than this.
3
3rd (3) Gali Flight (5.5/1 -38%)
Gali Flight

5.5/1(-38%)
(3) Gali Flight 5.5/1, Fair hurdler/chaser. Unseated rider last (in second) in handicap chase (9/2) at Kilbeggan (19.4f, good to soft) 34 days ago. Remains a maiden after 23 NH runs.
In the process of running a big race at Kilbeggan when falling at the last; major player.
4
4th (12) Hope Des Blins (8/1 -60%)
Hope Des Blins

8/1(-60%)
(12) Hope Des Blins 8/1, Fairly useful chaser. 125/1, stiff task in Grade 2 chase at Cork (16.7f, soft) 165 days ago. Form choice.
Has a leading chance if can put her jumping frailties behind her on comeback.
5th
5th (6) Pale Blue Dot (12/1 +25%)
Pale Blue Dot

12/1(+25%)
(6) Pale Blue Dot 12/1, Fair hurdler. Eighth of 12 in handicap hurdle (15/2) at Kilbeggan (23.3f, good to soft) 35 days ago. Makes chase debut and no forlorn hope.
Won a Bellewstown maiden hurdle last August but has been below that level since; chase bow.
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6th (14) Some Dove (2.25/1 +59%)
Some Dove

2.25/1(+59%)
(14) Some Dove 2.25/1, Fair hurdler. Two wins from 5 runs last season. 6/1, below form fifth of 9 in novice hurdle at Downpatrick (21.5f, good). Off 8 months. Makes chase debut. Stable having good spell so she's in the picture.
Rated 109 over hurdles; has won when fresh before, so not underestimated on chasing debut.
7th
7th (9) Vocito (40/1 -60%)
Vocito

40/1(-60%)
(9) Vocito 40/1, Fair hurdler. 50/1, sixth of 10 in novice chase at Ballinrobe (17f, good to soft) on debut over fences 23 days ago. Needs to build on it.
Was beaten a long way on chasing debut on comeback at Ballinrobe.
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8th (2) Friends N Commerce (6/1 -20%)
Friends N Commerce

6/1(-20%)
(2) Friends N Commerce 6/1, Fair hurdler. 7/2, respectable fourth of 15 in novice hurdle at Ballinrobe (21.1f, good to soft) 23 days ago. Makes chase debut and much respected.
Rated 109 over hurdles; has a chance if jumping holds up on chasing debut.
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9th (4) Jetango (66/1 -65%)
Jetango

66/1(-65%)
(4) Jetango 66/1, Modest hurdler. First run since leaving Kieran Purcell when fell 10th in novice chase at Tramore (21.7f, good to soft, 16/1) 38 days ago. Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs.
Maiden is rated just 86 after four chase starts and has a lot to find.
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10th (11) Bonne Debut (18/1 -13%)
Bonne Debut

18/1(-13%)
(11) Bonne Debut 18/1, Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Punchestown in May 2022. Twentieth of 22 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24.6f, good to soft, 9/1) 6 months ago. Needs to hit the ground running on her chase debut.
Was well below form on last two starts; makes chasing debut after a break.
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|PU| (13) It'sallabouteve (7/1 +30%)
It'sallabouteve

7/1(+30%)
(13) It'sallabouteve 7/1, Fair hurdler. 18/1, respectable sixth of 18 in handicap hurdle at Cork (20f, good to soft) 19 days ago. Makes chase debut. Considered.
Makes chase debut today and goes well here but seems best with an ease in the ground.
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|PU| (8) Steppenwolf (9/1 +36%)
Steppenwolf

9/1(+36%)
(8) Steppenwolf 9/1, Fair winner at 19f over hurdles. 33/1, seventh of 14 in novice chase at Kilbeggan (19.1f, good to soft) on debut over fences 13 days ago. Should improve.
Never involved on chasing debut at Kilbeggan but should have improved from that.
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|PU| (10) Zanjabeel (80/1 -60%)
Zanjabeel

80/1(-60%)
(10) Zanjabeel 80/1, Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. First run since leaving Michael J. Browne when pulled up in novice chase at Thurles (16.4f, good to soft) on debut over fences 105 days ago. Back up in trip.
Poor in two starts since returned to these shores and difficult to fancy.
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|PU| (7) Somethingaboutcian (125/1 -25%)
Somethingaboutcian

125/1(-25%)
(7) Somethingaboutcian 125/1, Poor hurdler. 125/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, pulled up in novice chase at Thurles (20.9f, soft) on debut over fences 73 days ago, struggling when bad mistake 4 out.
Poor maiden can't be fancied in this company.
LTO Selection:

19:30 Limerick Maiden Chase 20f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

SOME DOVE makes her chase debut on seasonal reappearance but was capable last summer. A dual hurdle winner, she is ideally suited by good ground, is joint top rated at 109 over hurdles and is further helped by today's mares' allowance. She will be well schooled and is forward-going. It'sallabouteve is similarly 109-rated over hurdles and receives 7lb and while race-fit, makes her chase debut and might prefer slower ground. Bonne Debut, a first-time-out winner, also debuts over fences but has pointing experience. She likes good ground but would prefer further. Lightly-weighted Hope Des Blins has a chase rating of 112 but has fallen three times over fences and reappears. Race-fit Friends N Commerce makes his chase debut but could fare better in this sphere while Gali Flight looked likely to finish second when exiting at Kilbeggan last month.

HOPE DES BLINS holds much the best form and back in these calmer waters is taken to gain her first success over fences. Some Dove is in good hands and next on the list if hitting the ground running on her chasing debut. Look Dont Touch also has less on his plate and appeals as the pick of the rest.

Having run promisingly on second chase start at Ballinrobe last time in a stronger race than this, LOOK DONT TOUCH could score.


19:42 Sandown Group 3 (Class 1) 10f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (5) Hukum (5/1 -25%)
Hukum

5/1(-25%)
(5) Hukum 5/1, Very smart and likeable type who enhanced his fine strike rate when gaining first success at the highest level in the Coronation Cup at Epsom (1½m, good) last June. Absent since (sustained serious leg injury) and whether he possesses the requisite speed to mix it at this trip remains to be seen.
Off since injuring himself when impressive in last June's Coronation Cup; may need 1m4f+.
2
2nd (4) Desert Crown (0.4/1 +25%)
Desert Crown

0.4/1(+25%)
(4) Desert Crown 0.4/1, Impressive winner of sole 2-y-o start and looked potentially top class when landing the Dante at York (10.2f, good) and Epsom Derby last season. Sidelined with an injury since the Derby but, with just 3 starts under his belt, he remains open to improvement and will be hard to beat if all is well.
Unbeaten colt who oozed class in last year's Derby; disappointing if he's beaten.
3
3rd (6) Solid Stone (16/1 +36%)
Solid Stone

16/1(+36%)
(6) Solid Stone 16/1, Progressive in 2021 and took another step forward when landing the Group 2 Huxley at Chester last spring. However, limitations exposed thereafter and there's little doubt that Desert Crown is the stable first-string.
Proven Group performer who could be dangerous if let loose on the lead under Ryan Moore.
4
4th (1) Cash (10/1 -67%)
Cash

10/1(-67%)
(1) Cash 10/1, Lightly-raced 4-y-o who was just touched off by subsequent Irish Derby winner Westover on last season's reappearance in the C&D Classic Trial. Again found just one too good on return this time round in listed event at Ascot (1m, good) and remains open to improvement back now moving back up in trip.
Pushed the Lockinge second close on his reappearance and has the potential to rate higher.
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5th (2) Chichester (80/1 -60%)
Chichester

80/1(-60%)
(2) Chichester 80/1, Ready winner of a conditions event at Newcastle (1m) and solid second in a valuable contest over the same C&D last month. That form is solid (winner has since finished third in the Lockinge) but it still leaves him some way below the level required to beat the likes of Desert Crown and Hukum.
Will give his running but looks outclassed in only his second Group-race assignment.
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6th (3) Claymore (18/1 +10%)
Claymore

18/1(+10%)
(3) Claymore 18/1, Quickly made up into a smart colt in 2022, the highlight of which was his success in the Group 3 Hampton Court at Royal Ascot (1¼m, good to firm) last June. Shade disappointing in a York Group 2 the following month, however, and absent since
Royal Ascot winner and strong suspicion that this lightly raced colt has more to offer.
LTO Selection:

19:42 Sandown Group 3 (Class 1) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

Sir Michael Stoute first won this race in 1991 and has been responsible 11 other high-class victors in the intervening period. Therefore, it's almost an understatement to say last year's Derby hero, DESERT CROWN, follows a tried and trusted path on his first public racecourse appearance since Epsom last June. The unbeaten son of Nathaniel has untapped potential and it looks like all systems go for what is sure to be an intriguing four-year-old campaign. Last season's Coronation Cup winner, Hukum, looks the chief threat, while Cash has previous C&D experience and is open to further progression.

All eyes will be firmly affixed to the unbeaten DESERT CROWN, who makes his eagerly-awaited comeback in a race that his yard has won with several high-class performers in recent years. The Nathaniel colt was most impressive in the Derby on just his third career start last June and, though absent since owing to an injury, it's unlikely that he will be found wanting fitness-wise. Cash could be the one for the forecast, given that Hukum is likely to find this trip too sharp.

All eyes are on last year's impressive Derby winner DESERT CROWN and he can provide his stable with a 12th success in this race.


19:52 Chelmsford Handicap (Class 6) 7f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (7) Bo Taifan (9/1 +36%)
Bo Taifan

9/1(+36%)
(7) Bo Taifan 9/1, Good second here on penultimate start but raced too freely when fourth of 5 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, heavy) 13 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Two fair runs here this spring and latest defeat on heavy ground is easy enough to forgive.
2
2nd (1) Monaadhil (2.5/1 +50%)
Monaadhil

2.5/1(+50%)
(1) Monaadhil 2.5/1, Three-time C&D winner, including a 9-runner handicap in April. Respectable third of 6 in handicap another C&D event (9/2) 14 days ago. Not taken lightly.
Three C&D wins to his name, latterly last month off 2lb lower; major player.
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3rd (3) Martineo (6/1 -118%)
Martineo

6/1(-118%)
(3) Martineo 6/1, Improved on recent efforts to win 8-runner handicap at Newcastle (7.1f) 16 days ago, showing plenty of tenacity to regain advantage close to home. Shortlist material from 1 lb higher mark.
Dug deep to win at Newcastle 16 days ago; 1lb rise shouldn't prevent a big run.
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4th (2) Reclaim Victory (12/1 -71%)
Reclaim Victory

12/1(-71%)
(2) Reclaim Victory 12/1, Back to form when third of 6 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 17 days ago, left poorly placed. Makes polytrack debut. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
Can miss the break and best coming off a strong pace; has the ability to feature.
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5th (9) Love Destiny (4.5/1 +63%)
Love Destiny

4.5/1(+63%)
(9) Love Destiny 4.5/1, C&D winner. Thirteen runs since last win in 2021. Another respectable effort when eighth of 13 in handicap (10/1) at this course (8f) 21 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Frame claims.
Tumbled down the weights for this yard but with few bright spots; blinkers now tried.
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6th (12) Piselli Molli (18/1 -13%)
Piselli Molli

18/1(-13%)
(12) Piselli Molli 18/1, Nineteen runs since last win in 2021. Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 28/1). Off 97 days. Others more persuasive.
Patchy record this winter and needs a revival after a three-month break.
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7th (8) Viewfromthestars (8/1 +0%)
Viewfromthestars

8/1(+0%)
(8) Viewfromthestars 8/1, Remains a maiden after 18 Flat runs. Creditable second of 8 in handicap (5/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 23 days ago. Merits consideration.
Exposed maiden but capable of going well at this level; each-way claims..
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8th (4) Cappananty Con (8.5/1 -42%)
Cappananty Con

8.5/1(-42%)