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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2021 WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF THE 2021 BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL – CITY DAY It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Chester Racecourse and the Boodles May Festival for the start of racing in 2021. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back Owners and Trainers for the first fixture of the 2021 season. We are indebted to the support that we receive from professionals within the racing industry and the Owners and Trainers who choose to run their horses at Chester. The Boodles May Festival is an incredibly important and popular date in the racing calendar and would traditionally attract crowds of around 20,000 on each of the three days. It is of course unfortunate that we are not yet in a position where we can welcome back full crowds, but there is sure to be a special atmosphere at the racecourse across the three days and we are all counting down the days to when spectators can once again be welcomed to The Roodee. Today’s seven race card offers the traditional curtain raiser of The Stellar Group Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes, followed by the opportunity to witness contenders for the Epsom Oaks go head-to-head in the Weatherbys ePassport Cheshire Oaks and then contenders for the Epsom Derby in the Chester Vase, two races which have consistently produced Classics winners in recent years. The total prize fund for the Boodles May Festival is £755,000, highlighting Chester Racecourse’s commitment to supporting the Horsemen’s Group. May I thank today’s sponsors; Nicholas Wainwright and the team at Boodles, continuing their title sponsorship of the festival for an eight term. Additional thanks to our race sponsors: ICM Stellar Group, Weatherbys, Tote, Boodles and Deepbridge Estate Planning Services – your support is greatly appreciated. As ever, we have been working hard to bring new developments to the racecourse and today we unveil a new enclosure, the Champagne Garden. Brand new for the 2021 season, the Champagne Garden is the perfect spot to get close to the action with prime views over the Paddock and Parade Ring. May I remind you that we are still operating under strict COVID-19 guidance and ask that you read the Owners Code of Conduct on pages 4 & 5 to ensure a safe day for all at Chester Racecourse. I wish you all an enjoyable and memorable day’s racing and a safe journey home.

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CONTENTS & TODAY’S RACING CONTENTS

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CHESTER RACECOURSE FACILITIES MAP Your guide to facilities around Chester Racecourse

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HOW TO READ THIS RACECARD How to understand the racing pages throughout the racecard

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BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL - CITY DAY HISTORY We take a look back at the history of today’s feature races

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WEATHERBYS ePASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS PREVIEW The Cheshire Oaks has seen a number of high-class winners over the years which filly will add their name to the roll of honour this afternoon?

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RACE CONDITIONS & TODAY’S OFFICIALS

TODAY’S RACING

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1ST RACE 1.45PM THE ICM STELLAR SPORTS LILY AGNES CONDITIONS STAKES (GBB RACE)

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2ND RACE 2.15PM THE WEATHERBYS ePASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS (FOR THE ROBERT SANGSTER MEMORIAL CUP) (LISTED RACE)

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3RD RACE 2.45PM THE TOTE+ AT TOTE.CO.UK HANDICAP STAKES

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4TH RACE 3.15PM THE CHESTER VASE STAKES (GROUP 3)

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5TH RACE 3.45PM THE TOTE+ PAYS YOU MORE AT TOTE.CO.UK HANDICAP STAKES

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6TH RACE 4.15PM THE BOODLES MAIDEN STAKES (PLUS 10 RACE)

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7TH RACE 5.45PM THE DEEPBRIDGE ESTATE PLANNING SERVICE HANDICAP STAKES

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1. Colours Graphic - a visual of the Owners Silks that the Jockey will be wearing

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2. Horse’s number on saddlecloth

10.Draw 11. Owner’s Name(s)

4. Horse’s name

6. Number of day’s since horse last ran 7. Details of horse’s previous performances: Bold type indicates All-Weather Track form / denotes new season - denotes new year C - The horse has won on this racecourse D - The horse has won over this distance CD - The horse has won over a race over this course and distance BF - The horse was a beaten favourite on its last run 8. Age of horse

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9. Weight the horse carries (stones and pounds)

3. Colour and sex of horse: B - Bay Br - Brown h - horse Ch - Chesnut c - colt (followed by Sire and Dam) g - gelding Gr - Grey f - filly m - mare Ro - Roan 5. Birthplace of horse if not born in Great Britain

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12. Breeder 13. Trainer’s Name and location of training establishment 14. A guide to the horse’s recent form and star rating. Each horse has been given a star rating, these are defined below: HHHHH Selected to win the race. HHHHI Good chance of being placed. HHHII By no means out of the reckoning but at least one or two hold stronger claims HHIII Unlikely to win but not totally without hope. HIIII Can be given little or no chance. 15. Jockey’s photo. If there is a number next to the name, this indicates that the jockey can claim that amount in weight (lbs) off the stated riding weight

OFFICIAL BHA RATINGS The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring any penalties or allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicaps races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change to a rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating.


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BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL – CITY DAY HISTORY THE ALWAYS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED OPENING DAY OF THE BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL IS A CELEBRATION OF OUR CITY-CENTRE LOCATION AND HERITAGE WHICH SEES SOME HIGH-CLASS ACTION ON THE TRACK TO GET OUR RACING SEASON UNDERWAY. The traditional curtain raiser of the Boodles May Festival is the Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes for two-year-olds over the flying five-furlongs, which is run in honour of the mare who had a highly-successful career both on and off the track. In the 1870s Lily Agnes recorded twenty-one victories which included all six of her two-year-old starts before she landed a trio of major races: the Northumberland Plate, Doncaster Cup and the Ebor. In her second career she then went on to become one of the leading broodmares as she was the dam of the unbeaten Triple Crown-winner Ormonde, a colt bred in Cheshire who we also recognise with our feature race on Thursday. The two Class 1 events on Wednesday’s card then see the focus switch to the threeyear-olds and they are races to watch closely with the potential for future stars to be on show. In comparison with other historic races at Chester Racecourse, the Cheshire Oaks is a relative newcomer as it was first run in 1950 when the winner was Requete. The Listed race has been targeted by leading trainers, including Sir Henry Cecil who won it three times including with subsequent Epsom Oaks heroine Light Shift. The most successful trainer in the race is Barry Hills who landed the prize seven times, while Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden have won the last five renewals between them. The starname amongst the roll of honour is none other than Enable who was actually gaining her second-career success when she won the 2017 Cheshire Oaks for Gosden, a victory that began an exceptional twelve-race winning streak for the wondermare.

ENABLE, 2017 CHESHIRE OAKS

With the Cheshire Oaks being for fillies, the Chester Vase offers the opportunity for the males to gain valuable experience with trainers using Chester as a key part of their horses’ development. First established in 1907, the Vase has an illustrious roll of honour with one of the early winners of the race being the great Hyperion, who began his threeyear-old career on the Roodee before going on to success in both the Derby and the St Leger. Moving onto the 80s and 1980 and 1981 saw back-to-back winners of the Vase follow-up in the Derby, with the AmericanSHERGAR, bred Henbit gaining Classic glory at Epsom 1981 DERBY followed by the legendary Shergar a year later. In more recent times, the master Irish-trainer Aidan O’Brien has built up an excellent record in the Chester Vase, winning the race a record nine times. In 2013, his Ruler Of The World had not run as a two-year-old and only made his debut a month prior to the May Festival. He would win the Vase by an impressive six lengths and the experience of Chester helped the son of Galileo quickly progress to become a Derby winner. 11


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FIRST RACE 1.45

THE ICM STELLAR SPORTS LILY AGNES CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)

5f 15y

For two yrs old Total race value £15000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £6095, 2nd £3048, 3rd £1524, 4th £762, 5th £381, 6th £191. (Penalty Value £7731)

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RACE DESCRIPTION This race is a five furlongs conditions stakes for two-year-olds only. The runners in this type of race are subject to specific conditions that often revolve around age or sex, or confine the race to horses that have yet to win above a particular level. In this instance, colts and geldings are allocated an initial weight of 9st 2lb, with fillies carrying 8st 11lb. There are then penalties given for wins at Class 3 level or above: 3lb for each Class 3 race won, 5lb for each Class 2 and 7lb for each Class 1. The penalties are cumulative and the maximum penalty is 9lb.

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O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

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horse

st-lb

Draw

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ARMOR (GB) (11) 1 D

9-2

(5)

Br B c No Nay Never (USA) - Hestia (FR) O Al Shaqab Racing B Mr C. E. Stedman

Ryan Moore J Richard Hannon, Marlborough T Haras De Bouquetot S

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed a gamble on debut at Doncaster (5f) under this rider, beating only 3 rivals but tanking through the race TFRHHHHI BHAin a good time. More to come and leading claims.

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BEAUZON (GB) (11) 61 D

9-2

Br B c Brazen Beau (AUS) - Pepper Lane O Mr K. Nicholson B Kevin Nicholson

(3)

Daniel Tudhope J David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley T Engineering Services North East Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Better than result on debut at Beverley and much improved when easily winning 5f Ripon novice 11 days ago. That probably wasn’t much of a race but he can progress further. TFRHHHII BHA-

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FAIR AND SQUARE (GB) (9) 2

Br B c Kodiac - Slatey Hen (IRE) O Mr Malcolm Wright&Ridgehouse Stables Ltd B Fittocks Stud

9-2

(6)

James Doyle J Ronald Harris, Chepstow T

TIMEFORM VIEW Bred to be sharp and speedy and showed plenty of ability when second on debut at Windsor (5f) last week, TFRHHHII BHAhanging left late on. Should improve and wouldn’t dismiss.

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MOJOMAKER (IRE) (-)

Br B c Mehmas (IRE) - Ajla (IRE) O David Lowe B Tally-Ho Stud

9-2

(7)

Pat Cosgrave J David Loughnane, Tern Hill T Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled January 30. £40,000 yearling, Mehmas colt. Half-brother to winner up to 1m Swift Mover from TFRHHHII BHAgood family. Pitched in deep against 5 winners on debut and done no favours with the draw.

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NAVELLO (GB) (8) 011 D

9-2

Br B c Ivawood (IRE) - Caprella O Ms Fiona Carmichael & Mrs Evelyn Yates B Mrs E. Yates & Westward Bloodstock Ltd

(1)

Nicola Currie J George Boughey, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW Took another big step forward when following up his Wolverhampton win at Brighton last week, TFRHHHHH BHAforging clear. Good draw and has more improvement to come. Leading claims if breaking smartly.

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DEVIOUS ANGEL (IRE) (9) 01 D

Br B f Cotai Glory - Angel Meadow O Roudee Racing B Tally-Ho Stud

8-11

(2)

Richard Kingscote J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T NAF S

TIMEFORM VIEW Much improved from Newmarket debut when quickening clear to land 5f Southwell event from the front TFRHHHHI BHAlast week. Fillies have a great record in this and she has a very appealing profile.

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LUCY LULU (GB) (4) 1 D

8-11

Br B f Muhaarar - Melody of Love O Nick Bradley Racing 16 and Partner B Mrs P. Good

Jason Hart J Roger Fell, Nawton T Tattersalls S

(4)

TIMEFORM VIEW Easy to back but won 5f Doncaster maiden in good style on debut on Saturday, knowing her job but travelling impressively through the race. This is a quick turnaround but she’s entitled to improve. TFRHHHII BHA-

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DECLARED RUNNERS 7 RECORD TIME 59.94 secs

2020:MEETING ABANDONED STANDARD TIME 59.30 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 5-2 Armor (GB), 10-3 Devious Angel (IRE), 7-2 Navello (GB), 13-2 Beauzon (GB), 11-1 Lucy Lulu (GB), 16-1 Fair And Square (GB), 40-1 Mojomaker (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

The progressive NAVELLO forged clear when scoring at Brighton last week and ticks plenty of boxes from stall 1 in Chester’s curtain-raiser. Devious Angel won well at Southwell and is an obvious player, while there could be plenty more to come from Armor, who landed a gamble at Doncaster in a good time.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.NAVELLO 2.DEVIOUS ANGEL (IRE) 3.ARMOR

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WEATHERBYS ePASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS THE LISTED WEATHERBYS ePASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS (FOR THE ROBERT SANGSTER MEMORIAL CUP) HAS BEEN USED AS A STEPPING STONE TO FURTHER BIG-RACE SUCCESS FOR A REMARKABLY HIGH NUMBER OF FILLIES IN RECENT SEASONS. The 2015 winner was Diamondsandrubies, a daughter of Fastnet Rock and Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Quarter Moon who went on to land the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, while in the following year another Fastnet Rock filly, Somehow, was on the scoreboard. The ill-fated filly, out of Anglo-Irish Oaks victress Alexandrova, would take the Dahlia Stakes and run second in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at four. The Cheshire Oaks of 2017 went to one of the greatest racemares of recent times, Enable. The daughter of Nathaniel used the race as a springboard to winning 11 Group 1s including the Oaks at Epsom and the Curragh, three renewals of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and back-to-back runnings of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The 2018 winner Magic Wand, a Galileo half-sister to Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita, went on to win the Ribblesdale Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes and finished second in another eight top-level contests, while the 2019 scorer Mehdaayih, by Frankel out of a daughter of 1,000 Guineas winner Sayyedati, won the Prix de Malleret and ran second in the Nassau Stakes.

MAGIC WAND, 2018 CHESHIRE OAKS

And let’s not forget Forever Together, the daughter of Galileo who finished second to Magic Wand three years ago and went on to win the Oaks at Epsom.

MEHDAAYIH, 2019 CHESHIRE OAKS

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ENABLE, 2017 CHESHIRE OAKS

So, could this year’s Cheshire Oaks, run at Chester on the opening day of the May meeting on Wednesday, contain another future star? The pedigrees of the seven declared runners certainly suggest there could be. For starters, two are out of Group 1 winners. Darlectable You (pictured right), trained by John and Thady Gosden for Lord Lloyd-Webber and runner-up on each of her two starts, is by Dubawi out of Dubai Sheema Classic heroine Dar Re Mi. That makes her a full-sister to dual champion Too Darn Hot, St Leger runner-up Lah Ti Dar and Musidora Stakes scorer So Mi Dar. Leopardstown maiden winner and Flame Of Tara Stakes fifth Nicest, meanwhile, is by US Triple Crown laureate American Pharoah out of the aforementioned Chicquita. The Donnacha O’Brien-trained filly is thus closely related to previous Cheshire Oaks winner Magic Wand. Another of this year’s runners is a sibling to a Classic winner. Listed-placed La Joconde, trained by Aidan O’Brien for the Coolmore-Westerberg partnership, is by Frankel out of the winning Cape Cross mare Wadyhatta, making her a half-sister to last year’s Irish Derby hero Santiago. Perennial champion sire Galileo has just the one representative in this year’s Cheshire Oaks: Fozzy Stack’s Group 3-placed filly Ahandfulofsummers, who is co-owned by Cayton Park Stud and Coolmore. She is out of Scream Blue Murder, a Group 3-winning sprinter by Oratorio. Dubai Fountain, a close second in the May Hill Stakes and fourth in the Fillies’ Mile last term, is by Galileo’s high-achieving sire son Teofilo. Trained by Mark Johnston for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, she is out of Nafura, a dual-winning Dubawi half-sister to Godolphin Group 1 winners Dubai Destination and Librettist. Quenelle D’Or, an impressive Kempton maiden winner last month for trainer Hugo Palmer and owners Lady Derby and Lady Ritblat, is a daughter of the outstanding Derby and Arc winner Golden Horn. She is out of the winning Nayef mare Quenelle and her granddam is a half-sister to Lord Derby’s wonderful racemare Ouija Board. Victory for the likely Cheshire Oaks favourite, the unbeaten Montrose Fillies’ Stakes winner Zeyaadah, would be poignant as she carries the silks of the late Hamdan Al Maktoum. The Roger Varian-trained filly is by Tamayuz out of an Act One half-sister to Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up Suez, the dam of Fillies’ Mile winner Lyric Of Light. Any one of those seven fillies would be worthy additions to this prestigious race’s roll of honour, which includes not only Enable, Diamondsandrubies and Magic Wand but also Classic winners Light Shift, Bolas, Swiftfoot, Shoot A Line, Dibidale and Lupe.

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SECOND RACE 2.15

THE WEATHERBYS ePASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS (CLASS 1) (for the Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) (Listed Race)

1m 3f 75y

For three yrs old fillies Total race value £60000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £26736, 2nd £10974, 3rd £5490, 4th £2742, 5th £1374, 6th £684. (Penalty Value £34026) RACE DESCRIPTION This one mile, three furlongs about 75 yards contest for three-year-old fillies is a Listed race; a race that can only be bettered by a Group 1, 2 or 3 race. Many of the runners in this race will have already shown themselves to be talented and this race provides a perfect medium for them to be tested against a better class of rival before making the jump into a Group race. Initially, the weights are set at 9st each before penalties are awarded to fillies that have previously won above a certain level – 3lb for a Listed race victory or 5lb for a Pattern race success.

Br Breeding

race two

colours

O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

no

horse

st-lb

Draw

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ZEYAADAH (IRE) (186) 111-

9-3

(7)

Br Ch f Tamayuz - Masaafat O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd B Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Jim Crowley J Roger Varian, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW Highly-promising Tamayuz filly who made it 3 out of 3 in juvenile campaign upped to Listed class at Newmarket in October. Work to do out of the stalls but she seems sure to relish this trip. TFRHHHHI BHA98

2

AHANDFULOFSUMMERS (IRE) (38) 6320-3

Br B f Galileo (IRE) - Scream Blue Murder (IRE) O Cayton Park Stud/Mrs John Magnier B Coolmore & Drakenstein Stud Pty Ltd

9-0

(6)

William Buick J J. A. Stack, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Returned with good third of 19 in maiden at Naas (8f, heavy) in March. Work to do in form terms and doesn’t possess the scope of some of these tackling this new trip. TFRHHIII BHA93

3

DARLECTABLE YOU (GB) (19) 2-2 BF

Br B f Dubawi (IRE) - Dar Re Mi O Lord Lloyd Webber B Watership Down Stud

9-0

(5)

Frankie Dettori J John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW Dubawi sister to several winners, including high-class Too Darn Hot and very smart Lah Ti Dar. Runner-up TFRHHHII BHAboth starts 4 months apart over 1 1/4m and most unlikely she’s reached her limit.

4

DUBAI FOUNTAIN (IRE) (208) 122424-

Br B f Teofilo (IRE) - Nafura O Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum B Godolphin

9-0

(3)

Franny Norton J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won first 2 starts last year and signed off campaign with an excellent fourth in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile TFRHHHHH BHA110 at Newmarket in October. That is the best form on offer and she’s bred to stay well.

5

LA JOCONDE (IRE) (21) 5432-2

Br B f Frankel - Wadyhatta O M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs.J Magnier/Westerberg B Lynch Bages Ltd

9-0

(4)

Oisin Murphy J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Maiden after 5 starts but shaped well when just failing to reel in the winner on last month’s reappearance TFRHHHII BHA95 at Leopardstown. Stamina looks her forte and has to command respect for top connections.

6

NICEST (IRE) (250) 15-

9-0

(2)

Br B f American Pharoah (USA) - Chicquita (IRE) Ryan Moore J O Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Donnacha Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T B Coolmore TIMEFORM VIEW Won 10-runner maiden at Leopardstown (1m) on debut in July, having to pick her way through. Failed to meet expectations in Group 3 company a month later but pedigree is an ongoing recommendation. TFRHHHII BHA94

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QUENELLE D’OR (GB) (26) 22-1 D

Br B f Golden Horn - Quenelle O Lady Derby & Lady Ritblat B Stanley House Stud

9-0

(1)

James Doyle J Hugo Palmer, Newmarket T Pol Roger Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Runner-up both starts last year and matched that form when making all in 8-runner maiden at Kempton a month ago (11f). This demands a lot more. TFRHHIII BHA80

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DECLARED RUNNERS 7 RECORD TIME 2 mins 22.17 secs

STANDARD TIME 2 mins 23.60 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 11-4 Zeyaadah (IRE), 3-1 Dubai Fountain (IRE), 7-2 Darlectable You (GB), 6-1 Nicest (IRE), 10-1 La Joconde (IRE), 22-1 Ahandfulofsummers (IRE), 28-1 Quenelle d’Or (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

Typically for a Mark Johnston runner, DUBAI FOUNTAIN stood up really well to a busy 2-y-o campaign, signing off with an excellent fourth in a Group 1. She looks an uncomplicated ride and will stay this far, so appeals as being the one to beat. Zeyaadah defends an unbeaten record but cannot afford to miss the break at this track, while Nicest is out of an Irish Oaks winner so should relish this.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.DUBAI FOUNTAIN (IRE) 2.ZEYAADAH (IRE) 3.NICEST (IRE)

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THIRD RACE 2.45

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5f 15y

For three yrs old Total race value £20000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £8126, 2nd £4064, 3rd £2032, 4th £1016, 5th £508, 6th £254. (Penalty Value £10308) RACE DESCRIPTION This is a five furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds which have been rated from 86 to 105. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than a lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 40 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 130.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

no

horse

st-lb

Draw

1

FIRST COMPANY (IRE) (208) 0035-

9-7

(2)

Br B c Fast Company (IRE) - Pira Palace (IRE) O Northern Marking Ltd B Noel Finegan

Harrison Shaw J Declan Carroll, Malton T Tote S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Left previous efforts behind at huge odds when third in a 5f Listed event at Ayr in September. Went a long way to confirming that form in a Newmarket Group 3 but his opening mark looks high enough. TFRHHHII BHA94

2

IMPERIAL FORCE (IRE) (7) 2360-22

Br B g Camacho - Cafetiere O Mr Michael Blencowe B Ballyphilip Stud

9-2

(1)

Oisin Murphy J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T Moretons Investments Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Finished placed in the Norfolk on his second start but has not matched that form since, so easy enough to oppose from a stiff opening mark. TFRHHIII BHA89 (-9)

3

ARMY OF INDIA (IRE) (12) 1010-3

Br Gr or Ro c Sepoy (AUS) - Sudfah (USA) O Mr Sultan Ali B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

9-1

(6)

Franny Norton J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won twice on the AW last season and proved he’s just effective on turf when returning with a good third TFRHHHHI BHA88 on his handicap debut at Doncaster 12 days ago. Should give another good account.

4

SHOWALONG (GB) (18) 6141-4 D

Br Ch c Showcasing - Muaamara O The Showalong Partnership B Lofts Hall Stud & Mrs C. R. Philipson

8-12

(4)

David Allan J Tim Easterby, Malton T Easthorpe Hall Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won a pair of novice events at 2 yrs and shaped encouragingly when fourth at Thirsk (5f) on his TFRHHHHH BHA85 reappearance 18 days ago. Can do better yet and one to be interested in.

5

HARMONY LIL (IRE) (20) 41104-2 C

Br B f Kodi Bear (IRE) - Lil’s Joy (IRE) O Sue Cronshaw & Karen Bennett B Rathbarry Stud

8-5

(5)

Jane Elliott J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T NAF S

TIMEFORM VIEW Novice/nursery winner over 6f at this course in September. Found some progress after 5 months off when TFRHHHHI BHA78 second in a 13-runner handicap at Ripon (6f) 20 days ago and ought to remain competitive.

6

EY UP IT’S MAGGIE (GB) (214) 32100- D

Br B f Equiano (FR) - Velvet Jaguar O Mrs M. Lingwood B Dr A. Gillespie

8-4

(7)

Kieran Schofield (5) J Tony Coyle, Norton T

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened her account in a 5f maiden at Catterick in August, but had her limitations exposed in stronger TFRHHHII BHA77 company next two starts. Fitted with first-time cheekpieces for handicap debut/return.

7

CUBAN BREEZE (GB) (11) 1025-04 CD

Br B f Bated Breath - Madam Mojito (USA) O Dalwhinnie Bloodstock Limited B Dalwhinnie Bloodstock

8-2

(3)

Kieran O’Neill J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T NAF S

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner last term but failed to come on for her reappearance when only fourth of 5 in a 5f handicap at Ripon 11 days ago. Eased a further 2lb but has a bit to prove at present. TFRHHHII BHA75

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PACOPASH (GB) (129) 64P0-

8-2

Br B f Paco Boy (IRE) - Passionada O Mia Racing B Mia Racing

(8)

Josephine Gordon J Michael Mullineaux, Tarporley T

TIMEFORM VIEW Not disgraced in a conditions event at this course in August, but she was well beaten on all-weather debut at Wolverhampton last time and is 5lb “wrong” at the weights. TFRHHIII BHA70

DECLARED RUNNERS 8 RECORD TIME 58.88 secs Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 6. Visor worn by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7.

STANDARD TIME 59.30 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 11-4 Showalong (GB), 7-2 Harmony Lil (IRE), 9-2 Army of India (IRE), 8-1 Cuban Breeze (GB), 11-1 Imperial Force (IRE), 12-1 Ey Up It’s Maggie (GB), 14-1 First Company (IRE), 28-1 Pacopash (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

SHOWALONG had a productive campaign at 2 yrs and can do better yet following an encouraging return at Thirsk, so he makes plenty of appeal. Harmony Lil posted a good second at Ripon recently and ought to remain competitive, as should Army of India having now proven his effectiveness on turf.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.SHOWALONG 2.HARMONY LIL (IRE) 3.ARMY OF INDIA (IRE)

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FOURTH RACE 3.15

THE CHESTER VASE STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3) 1m 4f 63y

For three yrs old colts and geldings Total race value £80000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £35648, 2nd £14632, 3rd £7320, 4th £3656, 5th £1832, 6th £912. (Penalty Value £45368) RACE DESCRIPTION This one mile, four furlongs about 63 yards race for three-year-old colts and gelldings is a Group 3 contest – a race which can only bettered by a Group 1 or 2. Many of the runners will have already posted form well above average and some may use this as a stepping-stone to even greater things. Initially the weights are set at 9st each before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to lining up here – 4lb to winners of a Group 1 or Group 2 race.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

no

horse

st-lb

Draw

1

FANCY MAN (IRE) (22) 121-5

9-0

(5)

Br B c Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Fancy (IRE) O Mr Michael Pescod B Longfield Stud

Sean Levey J Richard Hannon, Marlborough T Chibley Farm Partnership S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed well as 2-y-o, signing off with 1m Listed race at Haydock, and not given a hard time of it when fifth in the Fielden Stakes at Newmarket on his return. Shouldn’t be written off up in trip. TFRHHHHI BHA106

2

LAW OF THE SEA (GB) (26) 4-11 D

9-0

(8)

Br B c Golden Horn - Leaderene Frankie Dettori J O Godolphin John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket T B Miss K. Rausing & Hascombe & Valiant Ltd Emirates Fly Better S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Son of Golden Horn who has improved a chunk with each of his three runs, readily bagging 1m4f novices at Kempton and Leicester. Open to further progress, and shouldn’t be underestimated for top yard. TFRHHHHI BHA95

3

PLEASANT MAN (GB) (23) 15-3 BF

Br B c Galileo (IRE) - Melito (AUS) O Brook Farm Bloodstock B Northern Farm

9-0

(3)

Oisin Murphy J Roger Charlton, Beckhampton T ABM Catering Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Built on winning bow in 1m Haydock novice when not beaten far in the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket. Returned with creditable fifth in 1m2f Windsor novice but plenty more is needed now. Cheekpieces fitted. TFRHHHII BHA95

4

SANDHURST (IRE) (20) 31-6

9-0

Br B c Galileo (IRE) - How’s She Cuttin’ (IRE) O Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith B Barronstown Stud

(7)

James Doyle J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Son of Galileo impressed in 7f Gowran novice win and reappeared with good sixth in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket. Bred to be better suited by middle distances and remains with potential. Cheekpieces on. TFRHHHII BHA98

5

SAN MARTINO (IRE) (24) 1230-60

9-0

Br Ch c The Gurkha (IRE) - Euphrasia (IRE) O Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor ER RUNN B Sonessa Bloodstock Ltd NONTIMEFORM VIEW NON RUNNER.

6

J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T TFRIIIII BHA88

SIR LAMORAK (IRE) (24) 54-11

9-0

Br B c Camelot - Simply A Star (IRE) O Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor ER RUNN B Coolmore NONTIMEFORM VIEW NON RUNNER.

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(6)

J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T TFRIIIII BHA101

WIRKO (GER) (15) 21-1

9-0

Br B c Kingman - Weltmacht O Godolphin B Gestut Rottgen

(2)

William Buick J Charlie Appleby, Newmarket T Emirates Fly Better S

TIMEFORM VIEW Upwardly mobile Kingman colt who made it 2-3 in 1m2f Listed event at Epsom 15 days ago, finding plenty to lead at the post. Clocked a good time there, and big player here with step up to 1m4f sure to suit. TFRHHHHH BHA103

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YOUTH SPIRIT (IRE) (22) 413-4

Br B c Camelot - Rocana O Ahmad Al Shaikh B Ringfort Stud & Paul Hancock

9-0

(4)

Tom Marquand J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive 2-y-o, excellent third in 7f Goodwood Group 2 in July, and back from 9 months off with good fourth in Newmarket’s Fielden Stakes. Son of Camelot shouldn’t be discounted now upped in trip. TFRHHHII BHA103

DECLARED RUNNERS 8 RECORD TIME 2 mins 33.70 secs Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 3, 4.

STANDARD TIME 2 mins 35.70 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 2-1 Wirko (GER), 4-1 Law of The Sea (GB), 5-1 Sandhurst (IRE), 7-1 Fancy Man (IRE), Youth Spirit (IRE), 12-1 Pleasant Man (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

A fascinating renewal of the Chester Vase. WIRKO recorded a fast time when scoring at Epsom and, with this step up in trip sure to suit, is taken to fend off Law of The Sea, who is another with better days ahead of him and much respected too for the Gosden team.

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.WIRKO (GER) 2.LAW OF THE SEA 3.FANCY MAN (IRE)

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FIFTH RACE 3.45

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6f 17y

For three yrs old Total race value £12000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £4876, 2nd £2438, 3rd £1219, 4th £610, 5th £305, 6th £152. (Penalty Value £6184.80) RACE DESCRIPTION This is a six furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds which have been rated from 76 to 95. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have run at least three times in a Flat race in Britain, or have run in no more than two Flat races run in Britain and won at least one of them. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms a horse rated 95 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 90.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

no

horse

st-lb

Draw

1

UNCLE JUMBO (GB) (29) 1430-34 D BF

9-7

(2)

Br Gr g Territories (IRE) - Gone Sailing O Mr T. A. Rahman B D. R. Botterill

Kevin Stott J Kevin Ryan, Hambleton T Kevin Ryan Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Improving son of Territories who was well backed and looked unlucky not to finish closer when fourth of 7 at Pontefract (6f) last month, denied a run over a furlong out but keeping on. One to be interested in. TFRHHHHH BHA94

2

PAWS FOR THOUGHT (IRE) (193) 261144- C

Br B g Requinto (IRE) - Kitty Softpaws (IRE) O Mrs Carol Shaw B Ballyphilip Stud

9-0

(6)

Richard Kingscote J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T NAF S

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved when bagging 7f nurseries here/Catterick (both at 7f) last summer. Not disgraced when midfield at Doncaster (7f) final start and the drop to 6f shouldn’t inconvenience him on return. TFRHHHII BHA87

3

IMPERIUM BLUE (GB) (179) 051126- D

Br Gr g Lethal Force (IRE) - Exist O Mr & Mrs I. H. Bendelow B Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

8-13

(11)

Faye McManoman (3) J Nigel Tinkler, Malton T GIP Consultancy Ltd, Alexanders York S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed nicely as a 2-y-o, landing a Ripon novice (6f) in September and followed up in a York nursery TFRHHHII BHA86 on yard debut a month later. Far from disgraced next 2 starts but wide draw not ideal on return

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TIPPERARY TIGER (IRE) (71) 12-5 D

Br B g Mayson - Tipperary Boutique (IRE) O Lets Get Racing & Mrs E Burke B Mount Coote Estates

8-13

(9)

Clifford Lee J K. R. Burke, Leyburn T KB Spigot Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made a winning debut at Doncaster (6f) in November. Beaten at short odds at Southwell the following TFRHHHII BHA86 month but not seen to best effect at Newcastle in February. Remains the type to do better.

5

TANFANTIC (GB) (251) 1401- D

Br B g Gutaifan (IRE) - Tan Tan O Brian Meehan R.C B Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd

8-12

(5)

William Buick J Brian Meehan, Manton T Sirecam Europe S

TIMEFORM VIEW Windsor novice winner on debut in June. Beaten in Listed contests next 2 starts but back on the up when TFRHHHHI BHA85 landing a Lingfield novice (6f) in August, with bit in hand. Claims now handicapping.

6

WATER OF LEITH (IRE) (18) 611-300 D

Br B g Kodiac - Zakhrafa (IRE) O Flash Figs Racing B Rifa Mustang Pty Ltd

8-11

(7)

John Egan J Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield T Total Performance Data, Bluegrass Horse Feeds S

TIMEFORM VIEW Kodiac gelding who landed back-to-back AW novice events (at 6f) during the winter. Yet to scale the same heights for new yard this spring, yet he’s another who remains low-mileage and return to 6f a plus. TFRHHHII BHA84

7

SELECTED (IRE) (18) 31323-0

8-9

Br B g Mehmas (IRE) - Sodashy (IRE) O Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah B Tom Darcy and Vincent McCarthy

(10)

Jack Mitchell J Richard Fahey, Malton T Richard Fahey Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made it fourth time lucky in a Ripon maiden (5f) last July and hit the frame next 3 starts in nurseries. Possible last month’s Thirsk return was needed but draw in 10 not ideal here. TFRHHHII BHA82

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SIR BENEDICT (IRE) (20) 12013-0 D

8-9

Br Ch g Dandy Man (IRE) - Kingdomforthebride (IRE) O Mr Paul Wildes B Andrews Syndicate

(8)

David Egan J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Wildes Hotel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner as a juvenile but he ran below-par returning from 4 months off when last of 9 at Newmarket (6f) in April. Will need to leave that effort behind to feature. TFRHHHII BHA82

9

KOOL MOE DEE (IRE) (28) 51140-6 D

8-8

(12)

Br B g Mehmas (IRE) - Senadora (GER) J O J. S. Threadwell, D. P. Moss & Partner Richard ER Hannon, Marlborough T N N U R B Senadora Partnership NONTIMEFORM VIEW NON RUNNER

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10 PIVOTING (GB) (29) 0201-6 D

8-4

Br B g Charming Thought - Poppy Pivot (IRE) O Mr Ambrose Turnbull B Bearstone Stud Limited

(3)

Cam Hardie J Tim Easterby, Malton T Easthorpe Hall Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed improved form when signing off last term with success in a Pontefract novice (6f) in October. Never dangerous on return/handicap debut at that venue in April and better showing not ruled out. TFRHHHII BHA77

11 GOOD LISTENER (IRE) (11) 31-2 Br B g Mehmas (IRE) - Looks Great O Mrs Fitri Hay B Aughamore Stud

8-4

(4)

Thore Hammer Hansen (3) J Richard Hannon, Marlborough T JMH Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage son of Mehmas who opened account at Windsor (5f) in October. Gelded, looked very rusty when second on AW return at Wolverhampton and he definitely remains with potential now handicapping. TFRHHHHI BHA77

12 SALSOUL (IRE) (239) 422515- D Br B f Kodiac - Goldcrest O Mr Jason Adlam B Tally-Ho Stud

8-2

(1)

Andrew Mullen J David C. Griffiths, Bawtry T

TIMEFORM VIEW Well positioned when opening account in 6f Chelmsford nursery in August but seemingly not 100% at Goodwood (6f) the following month. Has since switched yards but this a tough enough ask on return. TFRHHHII BHA73

DECLARED RUNNERS 12 RECORD TIME 1 min 12.02 secs STANDARD TIME 1 min 13.50 secs Running for the first time since Gelding No. 2, 3. Stewards Note: UNCLE JUMBO: Following its run on 6/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was denied a clear run. Probable S.P.’s: 9-2 Uncle Jumbo (GB), 5-1 Good Listener (IRE), 7-1 Tanfantic (GB), 8-1 Selected (IRE), 9-1 Paws For Thought (IRE), 10-1 Tipperary Tiger (IRE), 14-1 Imperium Blue (GB), 16-1 Pivoting (GB), 20-1 Sir Benedict (IRE), 22-1 Water of Leith (IRE), 25-1 Salsoul (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

UNCLE JUMBO was well backed and looked unlucky not to finish closer when a close-up fourth at Pontefract (6f) last month, denied a run over 1f out but keeping on. Operating from a good draw and for an in-form yard, he looks sure to go well. Tanfantic and Good Listener are fancied to give the selection most to think about.

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.UNCLE JUMBO 2.TANFANTIC 3.GOOD LISTENER (IRE)

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SIXTH RACE 4.15

THE BOODLES MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 3) (PLUS 10 RACE)

1m 2f 70y

For maiden three yrs old Total race value £12000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £4876, 2nd £2438, 3rd £1219, 4th £610, 5th £305, 6th £152. (Penalty Value £6184.80) RACE DESCRIPTION This one mile, two furlongs about 70 yards contest for three-years-olds is a maiden stakes - a race for horses that have yet to record a racecourse victory. There are a variety of reasons why the older horses in this race could still be maidens. Stoutly bred horses are unlikely to be seen at their best over the shorter distances of their juvenile season whilst a setback or injury can curtail even the most precociously bred horse’s two-year-old career.

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O Owner

B Breeder

J Jockey

T Trainer

no

horse

st-lb

Draw

1

ALFAADHEL (IRE) (17) 3

9-5

(2)

Br Ch c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Divisimo O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Jim Crowley J Roger Varian, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW 360,000 gns yearling, Night of Thunder colt who produced a promising first effort when third of 9 in maiden at Newbury (8f) on debut 17 days ago. Type to improve markedly with that under his belt. TFRHHHHI BHA-

2

FASCINATING SHADOW (IRE) (9) 3

9-5

(9)

Br B c Fascinating Rock (IRE) - Golden Shadow (IRE) Sean Levey J O Townley Hall Bloodstock and D. J. Cox Richard Hannon, Marlborough T B Max Morris TIMEFORM VIEW €100,000 Fascinating Rock colt who ran to a fair level on debut when third of 6 in maiden (20/1) at Windsor (10f, good to firm) 9 days ago. More to come but draw could’ve been kinder. TFRHHHII BHA-

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IMMELMANN (GER) (18) 3

Br B g Adlerflug (GER) - Irika (GER) O Mr Edward J. Ware B W. Lechner

9-5

(3)

James Doyle J Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket T Gainsborough Thoroughbreds Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW €105,000 yearling, Adlerflug gelding who shaped with plenty of promise when third of 11 in maiden TFRHHHHI BHAat Nottingham (10.2f, good to firm) on debut 18 days ago, well positioned. Entitled to do better.

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KEEPER (GB) (194) 0-

9-5

Br B c Frankel - Portodora (USA) O Juddmonte B Juddmonte Farms (East) Ltd

(5)

Ryan Moore J Roger Charlton, Beckhampton T Juddmonte Farms Inc S

TIMEFORM VIEW Frankel colt who looked in need of the experience when eleventh of 14 in novice event at Newbury (8f, heavy, TFRHHIII BHA5/1) on debut 6 month ago, probably exaggerated by such testing ground. Should progress up in trip.

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KINGSOFTHEMIDLANDS (FR) (20) 5 BF

Br B c Kingman - Spin (IRE) O King Power Racing Co Ltd B Al Shaqab Racing

9-5

(1)

Silvestre De Sousa J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T King Power International Co Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW €600,000 yearling, Kingman colt who made an encouraging start albeit in need of the experience when TFRHHHHH BHAfifth of 11 in maiden at Newmarket (8f, good to firm, 2/1) on debut 20 days ago. Better to come.

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MASTER OF SOULS (IRE) (-)

9-5

Br B c Kodiac - Soul Searcher (IRE) O Fairlawns Racing Ltd B Lynn Lodge Stud

(8)

William Buick J Peter Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket T Fairlawns Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW €160,000 yearling, Kodiac colt. Dam, 12.5f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Rutland Boy. Lots to like on breeding, so newcomer is not totally dismissed. TFRHHHII BHA-

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SMART BOYO (GB) (7) 00

9-5

(4)

Br B g War Command (USA) - Luluti (IRE) Andrew Mullen J O Smartwater Utilities Philip Kirby, Richmond T B Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Philip Kirby Racing, Topspec Equine Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Twice-raced gelding. Fared no better than on debut after being gelded when ninth of 10 in novice event at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 200/1) 7 days ago. Looks up against it here. TFRHIIII BHA-

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SOLENT GATEWAY (IRE) (130) 255642-

Br B g Awtaad (IRE) - Aoife Alainn (IRE) O Mr D. R. Passant & Hefin Williams B Deer Forest Stud

9-5

(7)

Richard Kingscote J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T Greenhous Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful performer who progressed again upped markedly in trip when second of 6 in nursery at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on Boxing Day. Trainer’s runners demand the utmost respect around here. TFRHHHII BHA80

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MISSILE (GB) (175) 60-

9-0

Br B f Dubawi (IRE) - Ribbons O Westerberg B Pursuit of Success LLC

(10)

Frankie Dettori J John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW Only shown modest form in a couple of starts last year, failing to see her race out after making most at Kempton back in November. In good hands and she remains with potential. TFRHHIII BHA-

10 RATTLING ROSIE (GB) (196) 46Br Gr f Lethal Force (IRE) - Lady Red Oak O Mr D. R. Passant B Mr D. R. Passant

9-0

(6)

Jane Elliott J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T Greenhous Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed a bit on debut at Haydock in September but failed to repeat that effort when sixth at Newmarket on much more testing ground a month later. Significantly up in trip. Open to progress. TFRHHHII BHA-

DECLARED RUNNERS 10 RECORD TIME 2 mins 7.15 secs Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8.

STANDARD TIME 2 mins 9.00 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 10-3 Immelmann (GER), Kingsofthemidlands (FR), 11-2 Alfaadhel (IRE), 17-2 Solent Gateway (IRE), 12-1 Fascinating Shadow (IRE), Master of Souls (IRE), 18-1 Rattling Rosie (GB), 20-1 Keeper (GB), Missile (GB), 100-1 Smart Boyo (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

Several potential improvers on show here with KINGSOFTHEMIDLANDS getting the vote to build on his debut promise and make full use of stall 1. He will have learnt plenty from that initial outing and this step up in trip should suit. Alfaadhel wasn’t knocked about when third on debut and he’s feared most with significant progress on the cards, ahead of Immelmann and Solent Gateway.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.KINGSOFTHEMIDLANDS (FR) 2.ALFAADHEL (IRE) 3.IMMELMANN (GER)

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SEVENTH RACE 4.45

THE DEEPBRIDGE ESTATE PLANNING SERVICE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4)

7f 1y

For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £10749 Owners Prize Money. 1st £4063, 2nd £2032, 3rd £1016, 4th £508, 5th £254, 6th £246, 7th £240, 8th £240. (Penalty Value £5154) 15 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. RACE DESCRIPTION This is a seven furlongs handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 66 to 85. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised they are allotted a mandatory penalty, which is based on the age of the horse in this race.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

no

horse

1

RATHBONE (GB) (9) 04-5004

B Breeder

Br B g Foxwedge (AUS) - Frequent O Mrs Angie Bailey B Whitsbury Manor Stud

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

Draw

5

9-7

(5)

Kevin Stott J Kevin Ryan, Hambleton T Kevin Ryan Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Hasn’t got his head in front for the best part of 2 years, but has slipped to an attractive mark and posted a respectable effort at Thirsk (6f) recently. Claims back up in trip here from a handy draw. TFRHHHHI BHA85 (-1)

2

BROKEN SPEAR (GB) (50) 02402-0

Br B g Pastoral Pursuits - My Pretty Girl O Morecool Racing B Heather Raw

5

9-7

(3)

Kieran Schofield (5) J Tony Coyle, Norton T

TIMEFORM VIEW On a long losing run and misfired on return at Southwell. Should be sharper now and refitting of cheekpieces may help, plus he’s well-drawn, but stamina (untried beyond 6f) has to be taken on trust. TFRHHIII BHA85

3

ASTRO JAKK (IRE) (38) 1140-00

Br B g Zoffany (IRE) - By The Edge (IRE) O Titanium Racing Club B P. Hyland & C. & J. Mchale

5

9-7

(4)

Megan Nicholls J K. R. Burke, Leyburn T

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed back-to-back 6f contests at Newcastle late last year, but struggled back on turf at Doncaster (first run following a wind operation) in March and has been raced exclusively over 5f/6f to date. TFRHHIII BHA85

4

SIR MAXIMILIAN (IRE) (11) 645-066 CD

Br B g Royal Applause - Nebraska Lady (IRE) O Mr Paul Wildes B Holborn Trust Co.

12

9-6

(2)

Franny Norton J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Wildes Hotel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran who put a couple of below-par AW runs behind him when sixth of 13 back on turf at Haydock recently. TFRHHHHH BHA84 Good record here (last 2 wins gained over this C&D) and he’s a big player from a favourable draw.

5

LINCOLN PARK (GB) (38) 0230-15 C D BF

Br B g Kyllachy - Twilight Pearl O Gary Dewhurst & Manor House Stables B Plantation Stud

5

9-6

(11)

Richard Kingscote J Tom Dascombe, Malpas T NAF S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Largely consistent and resumed winning ways in good style at Southwell (6f) in March. Subsequent defeat TFRHHHII BHA84 can be excused and he goes well here, but stall 11 not ideal and he’ll need plenty of rain.

6

NATIONAL LEAGUE (IRE) (17) 320-320 C

Br Gr g Gutaifan (IRE) - Margarita (IRE) O Mr R. A. Fahey B Rockhart Trading Ltd

4

9-6

(8)

Paul Hanagan J Richard Fahey, Malton T Richard Fahey Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Drew a blank in 2020, but resumed this season with a couple of near-misses over 7f. Not disgraced in Class 2 Newbury handicap (1m) latest and, a winner on sole previous visit here, he’s not ruled out. TFRHHHII BHA84

7

SILVER SAMURAI (GB) (21) 2146-32 BF

Br Gr g Cable Bay (IRE) - High Tan O What A Time To Be Alive 1 B Seaton Partnership

4

9-6

(12)

Andrea Atzeni J Marco Botti, Newmarket T Marco Botti Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of 1m Redcar handicap last summer and, gelded during the winter, he has performed with credit both starts at Kempton this season. Drop back to 7f no great concern, but stall 12 is a worry. TFRHHHII BHA84

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S Sponsor Jockey


8

BLACK FRIDAY (GB) (205) 142311- D

6

Br B g Equiano (FR) - The Clan Macdonald O Riverside Racing B Catridge Farm Stud & Partners

9-5

(9)

Paddy Mathers J R. Mike Smith, Galston T Russell Catering Equipment S

TIMEFORM VIEW Enjoyed a productive 2020, signing campaign off with back-to-back wins at Ayr (6f) and Musselburgh (5f). Stays 7f, but record when fresh isn’t great and, in any case, this demands a career-best. TFRHHHII BHA83

9

REDROSEZORRO (GB) (30) 10010-0 D

Br B g Foxwedge (AUS) - Garter Star O Red Rose Partnership B Whitsbury Manor Stud & Jointsense Ltd

7

9-5

(14)

Jason Hart J Eric Alston, Preston T Edges Farm Racing Stables Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Successful 3 times over 6f/7f at Catterick last season, the latest off 3lb lower mark in October. However, failed to fire on Redcar reappearance and he’s been done no favours at all by the draw. TFRHHIII BHA83

10 BABY STEPS (GB) (15) 120360 D

5

9-4

(10)

Br B g Paco Boy (IRE) - Stepping Out (IRE) David Egan J O David Lowe David Loughnane, Tern Hill T B The Lowe Family Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Placed on each of his half-a-dozen visits here and this mark shouldn’t be beyond him. However, it’s off-putting that his sole turf win was back in 2018 and he was below form on the AW last time. TFRHHIII BHA82

11 LEDHAM (IRE) (39) 213/2/-00 D

6

Br B g Shamardal (USA) - Pioneer Bride (USA) O Mr Gwyn Evans B Tinnakill Bloodstock

9-4

(1)

Graham Lee J Gary Hanmer, Tattenhall T

TIMEFORM VIEW Displayed plenty of ability during his time with Sir Michael Stoute, but his 2 starts for new connections this season following a 23-month absence have lacked spark. TFRHIIII BHA82

12 THEOTHERSIDE (IRE) (53) 1360-60 Br Br f Dandy Man (IRE) - New Magic (IRE) O Mrs B. Austin and Partners B Kevin Lyons

4

9-3

(6)

Sean Levey J Richard Hannon, Marlborough T

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of a decent 6f Newmarket handicap off this mark last July, but has subsequently failed to perform to that level and his efforts on the AW in March were uninspiring. TFRHHIII BHA81

13 SHAWAAMEKH (GB) (200) 303640- D Br B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Frances Stuart (IRE) O Highgreen Partnership B Lady Lonsdale & Richard Kent

7

9-3

(13)

Harrison Shaw J Declan Carroll, Malton T Newry Construction Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Placed off higher marks than this on both starts here in 2020, but he ended that campaign down the field and has been dealt a bad hand in terms of the draw for this seasonal reappearance. TFRHHIII BHA81

14 PRAXEOLOGY (IRE) (9) 2200-01 C D

4

9-2(in 5lb ex) (7)

Br B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Hartstown House (IRE) Pat Cosgrave J O Mr N. Willis David Loughnane, Tern Hill T B Yeomanstown Stud Galloways Bakers Ltd, Dave Loughnane Racing S TIMEFORM VIEW Three-time winner for Mark Johnston at 2 yrs, including here. Back to form when opening account for David Loughnane at Southwell (7f) recently, but more needed under a penalty in this stronger race. TFRHHHII BHA75 (+4)

DECLARED RUNNERS 14 RECORD TIME 1 min 23.75 secs STANDARD TIME 1 min 25.10 secs Hood worn by No. 9. Blinkers worn by No. 1. Visor worn by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 13. Stewards Note: BABY STEPS: Following its run on 20/4/2021 it was reported that the horse started eagerly and lost ground.

PLAY SMARTER

Judged on his encouraging effort at Haydock, SIR MAXIMILIAN looks poised for another successful trip to the Roodee. He is now 5lb lower than for his C&D success in September and has been treated kindly by the draw. Rathbone and National League rate the main dangers, given that Lincoln Park and Silver Samurai are both drawn high.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.SIR MAXIMILIAN (IRE) 2.RATHBONE 3.NATIONAL LEAGUE (IRE)

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Probable S.P.’s: 11-2 Rathbone (GB), 6-1 Silver Samurai (GB), 7-1 Sir Maximilian (IRE), Lincoln Park (GB), 17-2 National League (IRE), 11-1 Praxeology (IRE), 12-1 Black Friday (GB), 18-1 Baby Steps (GB), 22-1 Broken Spear (GB), 25-1 Shawaamekh (GB), 28-1 Redrosezorro (GB), Theotherside (IRE), 33-1 Astro Jakk (IRE), 50-1 Ledham (IRE)


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RACE CONDITIONS & TODAY’S OFFICIALS First Race 1.45 - THE ICM STELLAR SPORTS LILY AGNES CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7731 to the winning horse The second to receive £3625, the third £1813, the fourth £906, the fifth £453 and the sixth £226. for two yrs old only. Enter by noon, April 29th and pay £75 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, for each Class 3 race won 3lb For each Class 2 race won 5lb For each Class 1 race won 7lb (Penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 9lb). THE STELLAR GROUP has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the horse judged to be the best turned out in the race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Stellar Group. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £3960 towards the prize money for this race. 16 entries at £75. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £6095; Second £3048; Third £1524; Fourth £762; Fifth £381; Sixth £191. (Penalty Value £7731) A SS SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.15 - THE WEATHERBYS EPASSPORT CHESHIRE OAKS (CLASS 1) (for the Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) (Listed Race) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £34026 to the winning horse The second to receive £12900, the third £6456, the fourth £3216, the fifth £1614 and the sixth £810. for three yrs old fillies only. Enter by noon, April 29th and pay £200 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Weights: 9st each Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Pattern race 5lb. WEATHERBYS have kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the horse judged to be the best turned out in the race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Weatherbys. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £13500 towards the prize money for this race. 15 entries at £200. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £26736; Second £10974; Third £5490; Fourth £2742; Fifth £1374; Sixth £684. (Penalty Value £34026) A SS SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.45 - THE tote+ AT tote.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10308 to the winning horse The second to receive £4834, the third £2418, the fourth £1208, the fifth £604 and the sixth £302. for three yrs old only, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below). £100 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £20 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £80 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. TOTE has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the handler of the horse judged to be the best turned out. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Tote. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 11 entries, 1 at £20 and 10 at £100. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8126; Second £4064; Third £2032; Fourth £1016; Fifth £508; Sixth £254. (Penalty Value £10308) SS SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.15 - THE CHESTER VASE STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £45368 to the winning horse The second to receive £17200, the third £8608, the fourth £4288, the fifth £2152 and the sixth £1080. for three yrs old colts and geldings only. Enter by noon, April 29th and pay £600 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Weights: 9st each Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 4lb. CHESTER RACECOURSE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the handler of the horse judged to be the best turned out. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £12500 towards the prize money for this race. 13 entries at £600. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912. (Penalty Value £45368) A SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.45 - THE tote+ PAYS YOU MORE AT tote.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6184 to the winning horse The second to receive £2900, the third £1450, the fourth £724, the fifth £362 and the sixth £181. for three yrs old only, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. TOTE have kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition,they will award a cash prize to the handler of the horse judged to be the best turned out. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Tote. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 23 entries, 2 at £12 and 21 at £60. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4876; Second £2438; Third £1219; Fourth £610; Fifth £305; Sixth £152. (Penalty Value £6184.80) SS SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.15 - THE BOODLES MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 3) (PLUS 10 RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6184 to the winning horse The second to receive £2900, the third £1450, the fourth £724, the fifth £362 and the sixth £181. for maiden three yrs old. Enter by noon, April 29th and pay £60 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st. BOODLES have kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the handler of the horse judged to be the best turned out. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Boodles. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 18 entries at £60. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4876; Second £2438; Third £1219; Fourth £610; Fifth £305; Sixth £152. (Penalty Value £6184.80) SS SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.45 - THE DEEPBRIDGE ESTATE PLANNING SERVICE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5154 to the winning horse The second to receive £2417, the third £1209, the fourth £604, the fifth £302, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £45 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £9 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £36 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 3rd. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. DEEPBRIDGE CAPITAL have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize to the handler of the horse adjudged to be the best turned out. 17 entries at £45. - Closed April 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4063; Second £2032; Third £1016; Fourth £508; Fifth £254; Sixth £246; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £5154) 15 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE.

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