Chester Boodles May Festival racecard - tote Chester Cup Day

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021 WELCOME TO DAY THREE OF THE 2021 BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL – CHESTER CUP DAY It gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Chester Racecourse for the final day of the Boodles May Festival, a day in which the highest profile race of season is run. Once again, it was a joy to see Owners and Trainers back at Chester Racecourse yesterday for our first Ladies Day fixture of the year. 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. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chester Racecourse again this season. 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 we are all counting down the days to when spectators can once again be welcomed. Today we look forward to the running of another seven races, including our highest-profile race of the year, The Tote Chester Cup. The Tote Chester Cup, the most valuable race in Chester’s calendar of fixtures and arguably the most exciting, has produced some fantastic battles on the Roodee Turf. In 2019, Making Miracles lived up to his name on Chester Cup Day, delivering course specialist Franny Norton and trainer Mark Johnston a first Chester Cup win. Supported by the Huxley Stakes and The Tote Chester Plate, a consolation race to the Tote Chester Cup; Tote Chester Cup Day would normally command the largest crowd of the three days and a fantastic rousing atmosphere that would filter through the city. May I thank today’s sponsors; Nicholas Wainwright and the team at Boodles, continuing their title sponsorship of the festival for an eight term and Tote who begin their sponsorship of the Chester Cup. Additional thanks go to our race sponsors: Tote, Melodi Media, Boodles, Retraining of Racehorses and Racing Welfare Supporting Racing’s Workforce – 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. We look forward to seeing you at Chester Racecourse again later in the year.

Ian O’Doherty Chairman 1


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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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CHESTER TRACKFACTS A look at the in-form Trainers and Jockeys racing at Chester today

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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 - CHESTER CUP DAY HISTORY We take a look back at the history of today’s feature races RACE CONDITIONS & TODAY’S OFFICIALS

TODAY’S RACING

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1ST RACE 1.45PM THE TOTE+ PLACEPOTS PAY MORE EARL GROSVENOR HANDICAP STAKES

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2ND RACE 2.15PM THE MELODI MEDIA HUXLEY STAKES (GROUP 2)

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3RD RACE 2.45PM THE TOTE+ CHESTER CUP HANDICAP STAKES

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4TH RACE 3.15PM THE BOODLES CONDITIONS STAKES

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5TH RACE 3.45PM THE RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES HANDICAP STAKES

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6TH RACE 4.20PM THE TOTE+ CHESTER PLATE HANDICAP STAKES

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7TH RACE 4.50PM THE RACING WELFARE SUPPORTING RACING’S WORKFORCE APPRENTICE HANDICAP STAKES

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RAINDANCE


Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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May

May

May

Saturday

Saturday

Friday

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May

June

June

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

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Sunday

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Friday

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August

August

September

Saturday

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September

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THE RACECOURSE DESCRIPTION

A left-handed circular flat course, turning for most of the way, and finishing in a short straight which is less than two furlongs in length. The course suits the handy type of horse and a fast start is quite important in sprints. At just over a mile around this is the smallest course in Great Britain.

1m4f63y

5f15y & 1m 5f84y 6f17y

1m3f75y 7f1y

1m2f70y & 2m2f140y

7f127y & 1m7f196y Grandstand

TOP COURSE TRAINERS

LEADING TRAINERS AT CHESTER (2016-2021) WITH RUNNERS: R FAHEY (59 wins from 474 runners, 12%) runs GABRIAL THE DEVIL and CROWNTHORPE (1.45), BRIAN THE SNAIL (3.15), G FOR GABRIAL (4.50). A BALDING (41 wins from 188 runners, 22%) runs GROVE FERRY (1.45), BANGKOK (2.15), NATE THE GREAT (2.45), KING’S LYNN (3.15), FOX TAL (3.45), CLEONTE (4.20). M JOHNSTON (30 wins from 201 runners, 15%) runs GOBI SUNSET (1.45), LUCKY DEAL, THEMAXWECAN, TRUMPET MAN, ROCHESTER HOUSE and HOCHFELD (2.45). T EASTERBY (20 wins from 143 runners, 14%) runs GLENCADAM GLORY (2.45).

TOP COURSE JOCKEYS

LEADING JOCKEYS AT CHESTER (2016-2021) WITH RIDES: RICHARD KINGSCOTE (37 wins from 200 rides, 18%) rides EJTILAAB (1.45), SANGARIUS (2.15), THE GRAND VISIR (2.45), RESTORER (3.45), SPEEDO BOY (4.20). FRANNY NORTON (31 wins from 233 rides, 13%) rides GOBI SUNSET (1.45), TRUMPET MAN (2.45), LUNAR JET (3.45), GREEN BOOK (4.20). DAVID PROBERT (21 wins from 122 rides, 17%) rides GROVE FERRY (1.45), NATE THE GREAT (2.45), INTO FAITH (3.45). PAUL HANAGAN (13 wins from 103 rides, 13%) rides CROWNTHORPE (1.45), BRIAN THE SNAIL (3.15).

WEIGHTWATCHER

The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 1.45 KYNREN (won off 101 down 3lb to 98); 4.20 INDIANAPOLIS (won off 97 down 4lb to 93)

CLASSY TIPS

The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 2.45 FALCON EIGHT (down 2 grades); 3.45 FOX TAL (down 2 grades).

FANCY THAT

A P O’BRIEN won the 2.15 race in 2011 and 2017. The stable is represented by ARMORY in the race today. D MCCAIN won the 2.45 race in 2011 and 2012. The stable is represented by BLAKENEY POINT in the race today.

RACE CONNECTIONS 1. RICHARD FAHEY 2. RICHARD KINGSCOTE

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NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 5th May.

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HOW TO READ THE RACECARD 1

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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.


RAINDANCE


THE GREAT SEA PIGEON WON THE FIRST OF HIS BACK-TO-BACK CHESTER CUPS IN 1977

BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL – CHESTER CUP DAY HISTORY THE FINAL DAY OF THE PRESTIGIOUS BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL SEES THE HIGHEST PROFILE AND MOST VALUABLE RACE OF OUR SEASON TAKE PLACE, THE HISTORIC TOTE+ CHESTER CUP. IT IS SUPPORTED BY ITS CONSOLATION RACE, THE CHESTER PLATE, AND THE CARD ALSO FEATURES THE GROUP 2 HUXLEY STAKES. The Chester Cup started its life as the Tradesmen’s Plate back in 1824 when it was first run. Originally, the Stand Cup was the feature race of Chester’s May meeting, when this was the only fixture held each year on the Roodee. However, the Tradesmen’s Plate (then the Tradesmen’s Cup) quickly became the feature race of the meeting in the mid-1800’s before its name was changed to the Chester Cup in 1892. As the longest race run at Chester with the biggest field each year, the Chester Cup is the highlight of the year at the course and one of the major handicaps of the British racing calendar. Nine horses have famously won the race twice, with dual winners including the likes of Rainbow High, Top Cees, Anak Pekan and the Champion Hurdler Sea Pigeon. The last two editions of the race have provided winning connections with particularly memorable victories, as 2018 saw Magic Circle storm clear to make it a fourth Chester Cup win for Dr Marwan Koukash, ten years after the owner’s first success which also came with trainer Ian Williams. This was followed by a first win in the race for course specialist jockey Franny Norton and trainer Mark Johnston, who teamed up for an emphatic win with Making Miracles.

MAGIC CIRCLE, 2018 CHESTER CUP

Earlier on the card, our Group 2 Huxley Stakes is named after the small village located on the outskirts of Chester and the origins of the Tradesman’s Cup go back to 1824 when the Chester Cup was originally run under this name. Despite the Huxley Stakes only first being run in 1999, it has already established a top-class roll of honour which led to the race being upgraded to Group 2 status for the first-time in 2018. The most successful horse in the Huxley Stakes is Maraahel who completed a remarkable hat-trick of wins in the race between the year of 2005 and 2007 for Sir Michael Stoute, before only missing out on a fourth victory by a neck in 2008.

NOBLE MISSION, 2014 HUXLEY STAKES

Other leading performers to have won the Huxley Stakes include John Gosden’s Debussy who was an impressive winner of the race in 2010 and it served as a springboard to further success as the four-year-old won the Grade 1 Arlington Million before finishing a close third in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. The 2014 edition saw Frankel’s brother Noble Mission make just about all under a fine front-running ride from James Doyle, ahead of a field that included the 2013 Huxley winner Danadana and Sir Michael Stoute’s Telescope. Noble Mission finished off an excellent campaign with success in the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October beating a quality international field; a clear indication of the class of runners this race attracts to the Boodles May Festival meeting. 11


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FIRST RACE 1.45

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7f 127y

For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £20000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £8126, 2nd £4064, 3rd £2032, 4th £1016, 5th £508, 6th £254. (Penalty Value £10308) Weights raised 6lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

race one

RACE DESCRIPTION This is a seven furlongs about 127 yards handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards 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.

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horse

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KYNREN (IRE) (41) 05005-0 D

B Breeder

Br B g Clodovil (IRE) - Art of Gold O Elliott Brothers & Peacock & Partner B Rathasker Stud

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

Draw

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9-7

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Connor Beasley J David Barron, Thirsk T Ebac Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Lots of good efforts in big handicaps to his name in recent seasons, but he finished down the field TFRHHIII BHA98 on his return in the Lincoln and is drawn widest of all here. Yard also saddles Another Batt.

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BRENTFORD HOPE (GB) (203) 1/5331- D

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9-7

(9)

Br B g Camelot - Miss Raven (IRE) J R Hughes, Upper Lambourn T O Bernardine and Sean Mulryan Richard E N N -RU B Haras du Logis St Germain NON TIMEFORM VIEW NON RUNNER.

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TFRIIIII BHA98

KENZAI WARRIOR (USA) (195) 11/0600- D

Br B or Br g Karakontie (JPN) - Lemon Sakhee (CAN) O Rae and Carol Borras B John D. Gunther

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9-6

(11)

Laura Pearson (5) J Roger Teal, Lambourn T Chartplan(2004) Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of both starts at 2 yrs, but failed to make an impact in 4 runs last year, including on handicap bow TFRHHIII BHA97 at Newbury when last seen in October (gelded since). Wide draw is hardly helpful.

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GROVE FERRY (IRE) (41) 5322-10 D

Br B g Excelebration (IRE) - Rebelline (IRE) O Martin & Valerie Slade & Partner B Skymarc Farm

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9-6

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David Probert J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Did little wrong in 5 appearances last term and deservedly got his head back in front at Lingfield (1m, AW) TFRHHHII BHA97 in February. Not disgraced in the Lincoln since and possibilities from a good draw.

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ASCENSION (GB) (41) 41132-0

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9-5

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Br Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Making Eyes (IRE) Andrea Atzeni J O Highclere T’Bred Racing - Benedict Allen Roger Varian, Newmarket T B Highclere Stud & Partners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed well to land 7f handicaps at Newmarket and Ayr at the end of last summer. Not disgraced when midfield in the Lincoln on return in March and claims if the ground remains on the slow side. TFRHHHII BHA96

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REVICH (IRE) (19) 1150-64 CD

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Br B g Requinto (IRE) - Kathleen Rafferty (IRE) O Middleham Park LXVII & Phil Cunningham B Mr T. Jones

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Tom Marquand J Richard Spencer, Newmarket T Rebel Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Back-to-back winner here in August, enhancing his good record at this track. Good fourth in a strong TFRHHHHH BHA95 Newbury handicap recently and big player off a 1lb lower mark from the plum draw.

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EJTILAAB (IRE) (34) 30216-3

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Br B g Slade Power (IRE) - Miranda Frost (IRE) O Mr Paul Wildes B Tom & Cathy Burns

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(10)

Richard Kingscote J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Wildes Hotel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Successful at Chelmsford in November and reappearance third at Musselburgh (7.2f, good) last month was a solid effort. Went close sole previous start here, too, but he’s not so well-drawn this time. TFRHHHII BHA92

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ANOTHER BATT (IRE) (13) 0/1000-0 CD

Br Ch g Windsor Knot (IRE) - Mrs Batt (IRE) O Mr Laurence O’Kane B J. W. Nicholson

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9-1

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Nathan Evans J David Barron, Thirsk T Kiwi T.B. S

TIMEFORM VIEW Caused a bit of a surprise when winning on his first start for new connections after 11 months off at Thirsk last summer. However, it’s been a struggle since and well held on recent return at Haydock. TFRHHIII BHA92

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CROWNTHORPE (GB) (69) 3-16563 D

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Br B g Monsieur Bond (IRE) - Normandy Maid O Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd B Mrs Sheila Oakes

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(5)

Paul Hanagan J Richard Fahey, Malton T

TIMEFORM VIEW Back on the scoresheet at Southwell in January, but has failed to match that form in 4 subsequent starts and looks vulnerable here. Yard also represented by Gabrial The Devil. TFRHHIII BHA89

10 GOBI SUNSET (GB) (13) 0-21225 Br B g Oasis Dream - Dark Promise O Johnston Racing Ltd B Lordship Stud

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8-10

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

11 GABRIAL THE DEVIL (IRE) (17) 323206 C Br B g Epaulette (AUS) - Grasshoppergreen (IRE) O Dr Marwan Koukash B Austin Curran

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8-10

(7)

Connor Murtagh (3) J Richard Fahey, Malton T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Got on top close home in 6f handicap here in September. Added to his tally at Southwell earlier this year, but form has dipped of late and others make more appeal from a win point of view. TFRHHIII BHA87

12 DULAS (IRE) (13) 1/0550-2

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Br B g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Petit Calva (FR) O Julie Martin & David R. Martin & Partner B Kildaragh Stud

8-4

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Silvestre De Sousa J Charles Hills, Lambourn T Stonegate Homes S

TIMEFORM VIEW Reportedly lame when well held on final run of 2020 (subsequently gelded) and firmly back on track when hitting the crossbar on return at Haydock (7.2f, good to firm). Claims from a handy draw. TFRHHHHI BHA81

DECLARED RUNNERS 12 2020:MEETING ABANDONED RECORD TIME 1 min 30.62 secs STANDARD TIME 1 min 31.40 secs Hood worn by No. 7. Visor worn by No. 6, 9. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 3. Stewards Note: KENZAI WARRIOR: Following its run on 24/10/2020 it was reported that the horse lost its action. Probable S.P.’s: 9-2 Revich (IRE), 5-1 Dulas (IRE), 11-2 Ascension (GB), 8-1 Grove Ferry (IRE), 10-1 Ejtilaab (IRE), 12-1 Gobi Sunset (GB), 14-1 Gabrial The Devil (IRE), 16-1 Kynren (IRE), 22-1 Another Batt (IRE), 25-1 Crownthorpe (GB), 33-1 Kenzai Warrior (USA)

PLAY SMARTER

REVICH is a potent force round here (winner of 3 of his 5 starts at Chester) and he makes plenty of appeal from the plum draw on the back of a solid effort at Newbury 19 days ago. Dulas and Grove Ferry are others to consider.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.REVICH (IRE) 2.DULAS (IRE) 3.GROVE FERRY (IRE)

POSITION OF STALLS 1m 2f and 2m 2f - Outside, All other races - Inside

HORSE WELFARE At all of our race meetings, there are three equine vets on duty. They are equipped and positioned to give immediate care to a horse should it require it. This may involve screens being erected around a horse to give the veterinary team privacy to administer treatment and does not necessarily mean the worst. The same applies with doctors and jockeys. 15

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TIMEFORM VIEW Gelded during the winter and in good form on the AW this year. Respectable fifth back on turf at Haydock (7.2f, good to firm) recently, but now on a career-high mark and ideally wants faster ground. TFRHHIII BHA87



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SECOND RACE 2.15

THE MELODI MEDIA HUXLEY STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 2)

1m 2f 70y

For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £100000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £44560, 2nd £18290, 3rd £9150, 4th £4570, 5th £2290. (Penalty Value £56710) RACE DESCRIPTION This one mile, two furlongs about 70 yards race for four-year-olds and upwards is a Group 2 contest and will attract some high-class middle distance performers. Unlike in a handicap when a horse’s official rating reflects the weight that they must carry, in a Group 2 all runners carry the same weight regardless of any previous form. In this case colts and geldings carry 9st 1lb and fillies 8st 12lb, although penalties are then awarded to horses that have already won above a certain level - 3lb for a Group 2 victory or 5lb for a Group 1 success.

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ARMORY (IRE) (195) 2/44132- D

B Breeder

Br B c Galileo (IRE) - After (IRE) O Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith B Coolmore

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

Draw

4

9-1

(3)

S Sponsor Jockey

Ryan Moore J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Stylish win in Group 3 at the Curragh last summer before producing a very smart performance when third in the Irish Champion Stakes. Backed that up when second in the Cox Plate and leading player on return. TFRHHHHH BHA120

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BANGKOK (IRE) (35) 02-2101 D

Br B h Australia - Tanaghum O King Power Racing Co Ltd B Barronstown Stud

5

9-1

(2)

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart horse. In good form on the AW this year, winning twice at Lingfield, including Listed event. Just as effective on turf and race fitness could count for something here. TFRHHHII BHA111

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PALAVECINO (FR) (35) 10234-2 CD

5

Br B g Cacique (IRE) - Saltita (IRE) O ARAAM B Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof

9-1

(4)

Martin Dwyer J Brian Meehan, Manton T Araam S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed well in handicaps last season, winning 4 times, including over C&D. Took form to another level TFRHHHII BHA109 when just edged out by Bangkok at Lingfield 5 weeks ago so not to be underestimated.

4

SANGARIUS (GB) (139) 14/31/41- D

Br B h Kingman - Trojan Queen (USA) O Juddmonte B Juddmonte Farms Ltd

5

9-1

(1)

Richard Kingscote J Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket T Juddmonte Farms Inc S

TIMEFORM VIEW Raced just twice since looking potentially top-class when scoring at Royal Ascot in 2019 and augurs well that TFRHHHHI BHA114 he was able to win at Lingfield from a couple of these in December. Another wind operation since.

5

BHARANI STAR (GER) (260) 54/1460-

4

8-12

(5)

Br Ch f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Bay of Islands (FR) Andrea Atzeni J O Fairlawns Racing Ltd Peter Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket T B Lars-Willhelm Baumgarten Fairlawns Racing Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Suited by marked increase in trip when landing an 11.6f Haydock handicap on 3-y-o reappearance. TFRHIIII BHA97 Highly tried after but showed useful form in defeat. Up against it taking on the boys on return.

DECLARED RUNNERS 5 RECORD TIME 2 mins 7.15 secs STANDARD TIME 2 mins 9.00 secs Hood worn by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 4. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 4. Probable S.P.’s: 13-8 Armory (IRE), 7-4 Sangarius (GB), 9-2 Bangkok (IRE), 10-1 Palavecino (FR), 66-1 Bharani Star (GER) ARMORY brings strong Group 1 form having finished placed in the Irish Champion at Leopardstown and this tight track should hold no fears having also finished runner-up in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Sangarius has been seen only twice since his impressive win at Royal Ascot in 2019 but remains with PLAY SMARTER potential and had Bangkok and Palavecino in behind when scoring at Lingfield in December. TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ARMORY (IRE) 2.SANGARIUS 3.BANGKOK (IRE)

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The perfect balance

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THIRD RACE 2.45

THE tote+ CHESTER CUP HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2)

2m 2f 140y

For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £125000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £50788, 2nd £25400, 3rd £12700, 4th £6350, 5th £3175, 6th £1588. (Penalty Value £64425) Weights raised 4lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 26 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. RACE DESCRIPTION This race is a two miles, two furlongs about 140 yards handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards. The majority of handicaps are designed for horses from within a specific ratings band but this particular race has no rating restrictions attached to it which allows horses with a higher rating to take part. Despite having no rating restrictions attached to it the higher rated horses must still concede weight to their lower rated rivals, which tend to make open handicaps very competitive races.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

B Breeder

no

horse

1

FALCON EIGHT (IRE) (314) 2145/34-

Br B g Galileo (IRE) - Polished Gem (IRE) O Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd B Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

Draw

6

9-10

(10)

Frankie Dettori J D. K. Weld, Ireland T

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TIMEFORM VIEW Smart performer who bagged 2m Sandown Listed race under Frankie Dettori in 2019. Fair efforts in only 2 outings last year. Yard’s runners over here always respected. TFRHHHII BHA104

2

WHO DARES WINS (IRE) (66) 006-626 C

Br B g Jeremy (USA) - Savignano O HP Racing Who Dares Wins B Mount Coote Stud

9

9-9

(3)

Tom Marquand J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Hare Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart dual-purpose performer who won the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot last summer. Not disgraced on AW this year. Placed in this race in 2018 and 2019 so has to enter the reckoning from handy draw. TFRHHHHI BHA103

3

THE GRAND VISIR (GB) (200) 00/2432-

Br B g Frankel - Piping (IRE) O Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons B Qatar B’stock, Ecurie Monceaux & Skymarc

7

9-9

(11)

Richard Kingscote J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T

TIMEFORM VIEW Ascot Stakes winner in 2019. Some good runs in defeat on the Flat in 2020, including a narrow second to Who Dares Wins at Royal Ascot. Also a close fourth in Glorious Goodwood handicap off 1lb higher. TFRHHHII BHA103

4

THEMAXWECAN (IRE) (13) 0052-13 BF

Br B g Maxios - Psychometry (FR) O Mr Douglas Livingston B Niarchos Family

5

9-9

(17)

Ben Curtis J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW As good as ever when landing a valuable prize at Musselburgh (1 3/4m) on return in April. Not seen to best TFRHHHII BHA103 (-1) effect in a small field at Ripon since and likely still in form. Draw could make life awkward.

5

LUCKY DEAL (GB) (21) 1-15336

Br Ch g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Barter O Mr Kai Fai Leung B Fittocks Stud

6

9-8

(6)

Andrew Breslin (5) J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored twice over 2m on AW over the winter. Not disgraced when never-dangerous sixth of 14 back on turf TFRHHIII BHA102 (-1) at Newbury 3 weeks ago but others arrive with more pressing claims.

6

RARE GROOVE (IRE) (30) 0252/-21

Br Ch h Lope de Vega (IRE) - Ascot Lady (IRE) O John and Jess Dance B Pier House Stud

6

9-8

(16)

P. J. McDonald J Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn T Vertem Asset Management S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has a progressive profile over 2m, scoring on AW at Newcastle last month. Just as effective on turf and TFRHHHII BHA102 may not have reached his limit yet. Stall 16 possibly not ideal, though.

7

NOT SO SLEEPY (GB) (209) 4204/14- C

Br Ch g Beat Hollow - Papillon de Bronze (IRE) O Lady Blyth B Lord Blyth

9

9-6

(13)

Graham Lee J Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley T Bridgend Hotel S

TIMEFORM VIEW Good fourth in the Cesarewitch before landing a second successive win in valuable Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Ascot. Front-running style suited to this if he can get across from stall 13. TFRHHHHI BHA100

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8

CARDANO (USA) (34) 022-112

5

Br B g Oasis Dream - Astorgs Galaxy O Mr R. S. Brookhouse B Mt Brilliant Broodmares II LLC

9-6

(1)

Ryan Moore J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Pair of 1 1/2m AW wins at Lingfield this year before edged out by Themaxwecan in 1 3/4m Musselburgh handicap over Easter. Longer trip an unknown but yard won this before and Ryan Moore does the steering. TFRHHHHI BHA100 (-1)

9

RESHOUN (FR) (209) 041600-

7

Br B g Shamardal (USA) - Radiyya (IRE) O Dr Marwan Koukash B S.C.E.A. Haras de Son Altesse L’Aga Khan

9-4

(5)

Andrea Atzeni J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Form went up a notch in a visor when winning the Marsh Cup at Newbury last July. Ended 2020 on a low note but this has presumably been a target for a while given his owner. No shock if he goes well. TFRHHHII BHA98

10 HOCHFELD (IRE) (5) 36-3012 C BF

7

Br B g Cape Cross (IRE) - What A Charm (IRE) O Kingsley Park 23 - Ready To Run B Kenilworth House Stud

9-4(in 3lb ex) (2)

Connor Beasley J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made all in small field at Nottingham in April and even better when close second off this mark at Hamilton on Sunday. Third run in quick succession but horses from this yard do thrive on racing. TFRHHHII BHA95 (+1)

11 TRUMPET MAN (GB) (34) 51112-6

4

Br B g Golden Horn - Concordia O Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum B Godolphin

9-2

(12)

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Career took off all of a sudden last autumn, winning 3 times and showing useful form. Behind a couple of these on his Musselburgh reappearance but he did shape as if the run would bring him on. TFRHHHII BHA97

12 NATE THE GREAT (GB) (34) 44-2314 BF Br B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Theladyinquestion O Mildmay Racing & D. H. Caslon B Mildmay Bloodstock & D. H. Caslon

5

9-2

(7)

David Probert J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T Mildmay Farm & Stud Ltd S

13 FUTURE INVESTMENT (GB) (209) 4/23160- C 5 Br B g Mount Nelson - Shenir O R.N.J. Partnership B Theakston Stud

9-2

(15)

Hector Crouch J Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down T R M Beckett Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Posted career best when pouncing late to land 2m course handicap last August. Not disgraced at Haydock next time and shaped as if still in good form when midfield in the Cesarewitch on final outing. TFRHHHII BHA96

14 GLENCADAM GLORY (GB) (34) 52060-0 Br B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Lady Grace (IRE) O MPR, Ventura Racing 15 & Partner B D. J. and Mrs Deer

7

9-1

(9)

Jason Hart J Tim Easterby, Malton T Middleham Park Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Excellent second from the front in last year’s Ebor off 4lb higher. Hasn’t got close to that level since but TFRHHHHH BHA95 likely needed the run on Musselburgh reappearance and he’s dangerously well handicapped.

15 ROCHESTER HOUSE (IRE) (21) 114-403 Br Ch g Galileo (IRE) - Kalla O John Brown & Megan Dennis B Stall Ullmann

5

9-0

(14)

Joe Fanning J Mark Johnston, Middleham T Johnston Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 2m winner towards the end of 2020 and back to somewhere approaching his best when third of 14 TFRHHHII BHA94 at Newbury (2m) 3 weeks ago. One of 5 runners for stable.

16 BLAKENEY POINT (GB) (261) 04064/0- C Br B g Sir Percy - Cartoon O T W Johnson & G Maxwell B Mr & Mrs A. E. Pakenham

8

9-0

(4)

Ella McCain (5) J Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T Proactive Personnel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Course winner. Hard to get too excited by his Flat efforts in recent times but he did score twice over TFRHHIII BHA94 hurdles for this yard last season (also second at Worcester 14 days ago). Yard won this before.

17 COEUR DE LION (GB) (21) 0/5100-0 CD Br B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Hora O The Barbury Boys B Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes

8

9-0

(8)

Thore Hammer Hansen (3) J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Hare Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable stayer who gained notable victory in the Ascot Stakes last June. May have needed the run back from a break at Newbury recently and he’s won and finished second in the Plate on both previous visits here. TFRHHHHI BHA94 (-2)

DECLARED RUNNERS 17 RECORD TIME 3 mins 58.89 secs STANDARD TIME 4 mins 3.70 secs Hood worn by No. 14. Visor worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 16. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 3, 9, 17. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 1. Stewards Note: THE GRAND VISIR: Following its run on 13/11/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe.

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TIMEFORM VIEW Ended losing run in a useful 2m contest at Wolverhampton in February and backed that up when fourth to Themaxwecan (Cardano second) at Musselburgh last month. TFRHHHII BHA96 (-1)


Probable S.P.’s: 9-1 Not So Sleepy (GB), 11-1 Themaxwecan (IRE), Cardano (USA), 12-1 Rare Groove (IRE), 14-1 Falcon Eight (IRE), Who Dares Wins (IRE), Hochfeld (IRE), Rochester House (IRE), 16-1 The Grand Visir (GB), Trumpet Man (GB), 18-1 Nate The Great (GB), Future Investment (GB), Glencadam Glory (GB), 20-1 Coeur de Lion (GB), 25-1 Reshoun (FR), 33-1 Lucky Deal (GB), Blakeney Point (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

The suggestion in what looks a particularly open renewal is GLENCADAM GLORY who is well treated on his Ebor second last year and his prominent-running style is often seen to good effect around here. Not So Sleepy is another likely to be ridden on the pace if getting out sharply from stall 13 and he rates a threat. Cardano and Who Dares Wins, who has twice been placed in this, are also shortlisted.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.GLENCADAM GLORY 2.NOT SO SLEEPY 3.CARDANO (USA)

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FOURTH RACE 3.15

THE BOODLES CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 3)

5f 15y

For three yrs old and upwards 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 race is a five furlongs conditions stakes for three-year-olds and upwards. 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, this race is restricted to those which have not won a Pattern race after May 31st, 2020.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

B Breeder

no

horse

1

EL ASTRONAUTE (IRE) (242) 53/1024- CD

Br Ch g Approve (IRE) - Drumcliffe Dancer (IRE) O Mr Ross Harmon Racing B Mr T. Jones

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

8

9-10

Draw

(4)

Jason Hart J John Quinn, Malton T JJ Quinn Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart and likeable sort who has a superb record at this track. Should be ready to go on return, so he’s the one to beat. TFRHHHHH BHA106

2

AINSDALE (GB) (41) 11/441-0 D

4

Br B c Mayson - Bruni Heinke (IRE) O Mr David W. Armstrong B Highfield Farm LLP

9-7

(7)

Clifford Lee J K. R. Burke, Leyburn T Highfield Farm LLP S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Useful operator who landed a 3-runner conditions event at Newmarket and perhaps found the ground on the quick side in Listed event at Doncaster on return. Could bounce back. TFRHHHII BHA99

3

BRIAN THE SNAIL (IRE) (35) 421403 D

Br Gr g Zebedee - Sweet Irish O Dr Marwan Koukash B Mr A. Kirwan

7

9-7

(2)

Paul Hanagan J Richard Fahey, Malton T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful gelding who resumed winning ways at Southwell (6f) in February and has held his form since. Has a bit to find on the ratings though in this line-up. TFRHHHII BHA91

4

KING’S LYNN (GB) (21) 21/202-3

4

Br B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Kinematic O The Queen B The Queen

9-7

(6)

Ryan Moore J Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T

TIMEFORM VIEW Generally progressive sprinter who returned with an excellent third at Newbury 3 weeks ago. More to come TFRHHHHI BHA95 if he doesn’t find this sharp track acting against him.

5

I’LL BE GOOD (GB) (192) 503436- CD

12

Br B g Red Clubs (IRE) - Willisa O Mr Steve Allen B Cobhall Court Stud

9-4

(1)

Graham Lee J Alan Berry, Cockerham T

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual C&D winner during his career, but this twelve-year-old looks to be up against it here taking on some TFRHIIII BHA45 useful younger rivals.

6

PRINCE OF ROME (IRE) (12) 100-300 D

Br Gr g Lethal Force (IRE) - Garraun (IRE) O Mrs Angela Turner B Cooneen Stud

5

9-4

(5)

Liam Jones J Michael Mullineaux, Tarporley T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful sprinter who failed to beat a rival in a handicap at Wetherby 12 days ago. Hard to make a case for though in this line-up. TFRHIIII BHA70 (-3)

7

CELERITY (IRE) (20) 0500-50

7

Br Ch m Casamento (IRE) - Shinko Dancer (IRE) O Heath House Racing B Mrs Fiona McStay

TIMEFORM VIEW Long-standing maiden who is likely to find it tough again in this company.

28

8-13

(3)

Elisha Whittington (5) J Lisa Williamson, Tarporley T TFRHIIII BHA42

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

STANDARD TIME 59.30 secs

Probable S.P.’s: 6-4 El Astronaute (IRE), 13-8 King’s Lynn (GB), 13-2 Ainsdale (GB), 17-2 Brian The Snail (IRE), 300-1 Prince of Rome (IRE), 500-1 I’ll Be Good (GB), 750-1 Celerity (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

EL ASTRONAUTE is a hugely likeable type who is well suited by the demands of this track, so he’s taken to see off the less-experienced King’s Lynn under a positive ride. Ainsdale is the pick of the remainder but needs to bounce back from a below-par return.

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.EL ASTRONAUTE (IRE) 2.KING’S LYNN 3.AINSDALE

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FIFTH RACE 3.45

THE RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2)

1m 2f 70y

For four yrs old and upwards 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 one mile, two furlongs about 70 yards handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 86 to 105. 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 105 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 100.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

no

horse

1

FOX TAL (GB) (244) 14/6056- D

B Breeder

Br B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Maskunah (IRE) O King Power Racing Co Ltd B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

Draw

5

9-7

(7)

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner who ran a fine race when fourth in the Champion Stakes in 2019. Failed to fire last season but has been gelded since and this will be his first start in a handicap. Wears a first-time hood. TFRHHHII BHA104

2

TRAIS FLUORS (GB) (19) 4405-00

Br B or Br g Dansili - Trois Lunes (FR) O Mr Lee Harris B SCEA Haras de Saint Pair

7

9-2

(1)

Tom Marquand J Mick Channon, West Ilsley T Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very smart performer at best for Andre Fabre but not so good in Ireland in 2020 and down the field both starts this year for another new yard. Enough to prove at present. TFRHHIII BHA99

3

RESTORER (GB) (237) 2/10201- CD

9

Br Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Moon Empress (FR) O Dr Marwan Koukash B Foursome Thoroughbreds

9-0

(5)

Richard Kingscote J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won this corresponding race from 2lb lower in 2018 and enhanced his fine record at this track when TFRHHHHH BHA97 scoring in first-time cheekpieces on final outing in September. Obvious contender.

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4

ALTERNATIVE FACT (GB) (202) 120260- D

Br B g Dalakhani (IRE) - O Fourlunda O The Alternative Lot B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

6

8-13

(4)

Ryan Moore J Ed Dunlop, Newmarket T Ed Dunlop Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful handicapper who was beaten only by a progressive rival at Haydock (8.1f) in September. Not seen TFRHHHHI BHA96 to best effect both starts after, so not taken lightly on return to action.

5

DARK PINE (IRE) (41) 620-110 D

4

8-10

(9)

Br B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Suitably Discreet (USA) Laura Pearson (5) J O Mr Gary Dewhurst David Loughnane, Tern Hill T B Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Returned as good as ever after 3 months off for new yard when landing back-to-back AW handicaps TFRHHHII BHA93 at up to 10f earlier this year, but was well held in his hat-trick bid at Kempton last time.

6

LUNAR JET (GB) (7) 20111-0 D

7

8-10

(2)

Br Ch g Ask - Lightning Jet Franny Norton J O County Charm Windows & Conservatories John Mackie, Church Broughton T B Ladas TIMEFORM VIEW In fine fettle in late 2020, completing a hat-trick at Redcar (10f) in November, but was below form after 5 months off at Newcastle last week and now returns to turf 8lb higher. TFRHHHII BHA93

7

INTO FAITH (FR) (41) 62525-0

4

Br B g Intello (GER) - Have Faith (IRE) O All for One Racing B The Kathryn Stud

8-9

(8)

David Probert J David Menuisier, Pulborough T Shinco Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Well-related Intello colt who landed a nice prize at Longchamp during 2-y-o campaign. Mixed bag last term though and offered little in 1m handicap at Doncaster on return 41 days ago. Back up in trip. TFRHHHII BHA92

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8

LAWN RANGER (GB) (41) 01240-5 CD

Br B g Cityscape - Baylini O Canisbay Bloodstock B Jacqueline Doyle

6

8-7

(6)

P. J. McDonald J Michael Attwater, Epsom T Fleetwood Developments Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner from this mark last August who shaped as if better for the run after 4 months off when fifth of 8 in 11f handicap at Kempton 41 days ago. Not ruled out. TFRHHHHI BHA90

9

DATA PROTECTION (GB) (183) 131005- D

Br B g Foxwedge (AUS) - Midnight Sky O Muir Racing Partnership - Santa Anita B Mr & Mrs J. Laws

6

8-4

(3)

Nicola Currie J William Muir & Chris Grassick, Lambourn T The Print Consultancy Woking S

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored at Sandown in August. Found it tough in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, but wasn’t disgraced back on the all-weather at Chelmsford in November. Can go well fresh. TFRHHHII BHA87

DECLARED RUNNERS 9 RECORD TIME 2 mins 7.15 secs STANDARD TIME 2 mins 9.00 secs Hood worn first time by No. 1. Blinkers worn by No. 5. Tongue Strap worn by No. 9. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 1. Stewards Note: DARK PINE: Following its run on 27/3/2021 it was reported that the horse was forced to race wide. Probable S.P.’s: 7-2 Restorer (GB), 11-2 Alternative Fact (GB), 6-1 Fox Tal (GB), 15-2 Lawn Ranger (GB), 10-1 Lunar Jet (GB), Data Protection (GB), 11-1 Dark Pine (IRE), 12-1 Into Faith (FR), 16-1 Trais Fluors (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

RESTORER boasts an excellent course record and clearly goes well fresh, so he looks to have plenty in his favour. Alternative Fact wasn’t seen to best effect in a pair of hot handicaps on his final starts in 2020, so is not taken lightly on this return to action, while Lawn Ranger is another to consider with his reappearance under his belt.

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.RESTORER 2.ALTERNATIVE FACT 3.LAWN RANGER

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SIXTH RACE 4.20

THE tote+ CHESTER PLATE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2)

2m 2f 140y

For four yrs old and upwards Total race value £35000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £14221, 2nd £7112, 3rd £3556, 4th £1778, 5th £889, 6th £445. (Penalty Value £18039) RACE DESCRIPTION The Chester Plate is a consolation race for horses which were declared to run, but were eliminated at the declaration stage from this season’s Chester Cup. The contest for four-year-olds and upwards is run over the same distance as the Cup of two miles, two furlongs about 140 yards and looks to be a very competive line-up.

Br Breeding colours

O Owner

no

horse

1

MANCINI (GB) (222) 406130-

B Breeder

Br Ch g Nathaniel (IRE) - Muscovado (USA) O Dr Marwan Koukash B Mrs James Wigan

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

7

9-10

Draw

(7)

Martin Dwyer J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Five-time winner for Jonathan Portman and off the mark for present connections at Sandown last July. Off track since last of 12 in 1m6f handicap here 7 months ago so needs to hit the ground running. TFRHHHII BHA94

2

ELYSIAN FLAME (GB) (21) 6132/3-1

5

9-10(in 3lb ex)(10)

Br Ch g Champs Elysees - Combustible (IRE) Nathan Evans J O Mr J Blackburn & Imperial Racing P’ship Michael Easterby, Sheriff Hutton T B Ed’s Stud Ltd Stittenham Farms, Sheridan Fabrications Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Useful stayer who followed up recent hurdles win with 2m Newbury success (first-time cheekpieces on Flat), front two well clear. Big player under mere 3lb penalty with this longer trip sure to suit. TFRHHHHH BHA91 (+6)

3

INDIANAPOLIS (IRE) (34) 40300-0

Br B g Galileo (IRE) - Adoration (USA) O Mr K. McKenna B Smithfield Inc

6

9-9

(3)

P. J. McDonald J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 12f winner in 2019 and good efforts to make the frame at York/Haydock last term for James Given. Looked rusty after 5 months off on yard bow at Musselburgh and no forlorn hope off reduced mark. TFRHHHII BHA93

4

BYRON FLYER (GB) (42) 4/4055-6

Br B g Byron - Nursling (IRE) O Mr Tony Cocum B Barton Stud

10

9-9

(11)

Tom Marquand J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful stayer who arrives fit from hurdling, good second in 2m4f Sandown handicap 13 days ago. TFRHHHII BHA93 Not taken lightly back in this sphere. One of half dozen here representing this stable.

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5

POSTILEO (IRE) (32) 6231-2 BF

Br B c Galileo (IRE) - Posterity (IRE) O Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum B Merry Fox Stud Limited

4

9-7

(8)

Andrea Atzeni J Roger Varian, Newmarket T

TIMEFORM VIEW Improving son of Galileo who returned with excellent second of 7 in 2m Kempton handicap, pair well clear. TFRHHHHI BHA92 Hit with a 6lb rise but still low mileage and sure to go well again.

6

CLEONTE (IRE) (21) 65-5214

8

Br Ch g Sir Percy - Key Figure O King Power Racing Co Ltd B Societe Civile Ecurie de Meautry

9-6

(9)

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended long losing run in 2m handicap at Kempton in March before good fourth of 14 to Elysian Flame in 2m Newbury handicap 21 days ago. Can give another good account. TFRHHHII BHA90

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BRASCA (GB) (12) 4512/-21

5

Br Ch g Nathaniel (IRE) - Regalline (IRE) O Frank Brady & Brian Scanlon B Mrs C. R. Philipson & Lofts Hall Stud

9-6(in 3lb ex) (1)

Hector Crouch J Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down T R M Beckett Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage 5-y-o who has returned in great nick after 19 months off, landing 1m4f handicap at Salisbury 12 days ago. Needs considering under a 3lb penalty with more to offer stepping back up in trip. TFRHHHHI BHA87 (+3)

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GRANDMASTER FLASH (IRE) (56) 00-0311

Br Ch g Australia - Kittens O LECH Racing Club Ireland B Paget Bloodstock

5

9-5

(6)

Ryan Moore J Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Irish raider who arrives on a hat-trick after back-to-back wins at Dundalk this spring. Enters calculations returned to turf. TFRHHHII BHA89

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SPEEDO BOY (FR) (10) 0/5540-3

Br Ch g Vision d’Etat (FR) - Shamardanse (IRE) O Mr Paul Williams B E.A.R.L. Haras de Grandcamp et al

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9-1

(4)

Richard Kingscote J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful stayer at his best who returned from 6 months off with creditable third of 4 in handicap at Nottingham (14f) 10 days ago. One for the shortlist from yard’s sextet if building on that effort. TFRHHHII BHA85 (-1)

10 OTTONIAN (GB) (260) 11///44Br Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Evil Empire (GER) O Nigel Dunnington & David Shaw B Darley

7

8-13

(13)

Graham Lee J Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T Proactive Personnel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced stayer on the Flat but he arrives in winning recent form over hurdles. Not discounted if translating that form back to the level. TFRHHHII BHA83

11 FRANKENSTELLA (IRE) (30) 21311-4

4

Br B f Frankel - L’Ancresse (IRE) O Mr J. J. Quinn B Coolmore

8-12

(14)

Jason Hart J John Quinn, Malton T JJ Quinn Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Three-time winner around 2m last year. Easy to back and shaped as if in need of the run after 7 months off when fading into fourth of 5 in 2m Newcastle handicap a month ago. Worth another chance. TFRHHHII BHA83

12 HYDROPLANE (IRE) (97) 11202/-3

5

8-8

(5)

Br B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Walk On Water Ben Curtis J O John Nicholls Racing Ian Williams, Alvechurch T B Bloomsbury Stud John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd, Hunter Plastics Limited S TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott last term. Has enjoyed an excellent 2021 for current yard over hurdles, winning three times, so worth considering back in this sphere. Pick of the yard’s six. TFRHHHII BHA78

13 GREEN BOOK (FR) (175) 264623Br B g Authorized (IRE) - Mantissa O Lady Price, C Shaw, C Boylan & I Tagg B S.A. Le Thenney

4

8-6

(2)

Franny Norton J Venetia Williams, Hereford T Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair maiden for Brian Ellison in 2019. Several good runs on the level in France last year without winning and made a good start hurdling for this yard with Hereford second in February. Possibilities. TFRHHHII BHA77

14 ALWAYS RESOLUTE (GB) (208) 1/60013- C

10

8-6

(12)

Br B g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Mad Annie (USA) Elisha Whittington (5) J O Ne-Chance Ian Williams, Alvechurch T B Jarvis Associates Lenat International UK Ltd., Ne-Chance.Co.UK S TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran can boast a course win and he also got his head in front over hurdles at Newbury (2m4f) in March. TFRHHHII BHA76 Bit more is needed back in this sphere now, however.

Probable S.P.’s: 9-2 Elysian Flame (GB), 11-2 Postileo (IRE), 15-2 Indianapolis (IRE), Grandmaster Flash (IRE), 9-1 Cleonte (IRE), 12-1 Brasca (GB), 18-1 Speedo Boy (FR), 20-1 Hydroplane (IRE), 22-1 Frankenstella (IRE), 25-1 Mancini (GB), 28-1 Ottonian (GB), 33-1 Green Book (FR), 40-1 Always Resolute (GB), 50-1 Byron Flyer (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

A cracking Chester Plate in which ELYSIAN FLAME is hard to side against given he saddles just a 3lb penalty for his useful win in a strong 2m Newbury handicap and promises better to come over this marathon trip. Roger Varian’s lightly-raced Postileo is a likely improver too at this distance and feared most, although recent scorers Brasca and Hydroplane need a second look.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ELYSIAN FLAME 2.POSTILEO (IRE) 3.BRASCA

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DECLARED RUNNERS 14 RECORD TIME 3 mins 58.89 secs STANDARD TIME 4 mins 3.70 sec Visor worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 8, 9, 10. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14. Stewards Note: MANCINI: Following its run on 27/9/2020 it was reported that the horse resented the tight track.



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SEVENTH RACE 4.50

THE RACING WELFARE SUPPORTING RACING’S WORKFORCE APPRENTICE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4)

1m 4f 63y

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) RACE DESCRIPTION This is a one mile, four furlongs about 63 yards 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

B Breeder

no

horse

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HEART OF SOUL (IRE) (222) 521120- CD

Br B g Makfi - Hadrian’s Waltz (IRE) O Dr Marwan Koukash B Ecurie La Vallee Martigny

J Jockey

T Trainer

age

st-lb

6

9-10

Draw

(3)

Ben Sanderson J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Better than ever last year, scoring at Hamilton and here before excellent second over C&D on penultimate start. Not so good on final outing down in trip but he’s warrants plenty of respect on return. TFRHHHHI BHA83

2

CARLOS FELIX (IRE) (202) 3/41052- D

Br Ch g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Quad’s Melody (IRE) O Darren & Annaley Yates B Old Carhue & Graeng Bloodstock

4

9-10

(6)

Thore Hammer Hansen J Philip Kirby, Richmond T

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner at Ascot last July but failed to cut much ice in a pair of hurdle starts for Dan Skelton this year, tailed-off after a wind operation at Aintree 29 days ago. Market check advised on yard debut. TFRHHHII BHA83

3

KASER (IRE) (88) 6000-50

6

9-5

(7)

Br B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Lethal Quality (USA) Laura Pearson (3) J O Lowe, Lewis and Hoyland David Loughnane, Tern Hill T B Irish National Stud Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW Good record at Wolverhampton but hasn’t fired for a while and looks opposable back on turf despite the TFRHHIII BHA78 excellent Laura Pearson onboard.

4

POTENZA (IRE) (27) 51552-3

5

Br B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Cranky Spanky (IRE) O The MacDougall Two B Angelo Robiati

9-4

(5)

Theodore Ladd J Harry Eustace, Newmarket T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ran to a fair level on both starts over hurdles earlier this year and finished a creditable third at Lingfield from TFRHHHHH BHA77 lower all-weather mark last month, just doing too much too soon. Leading player.

5

ELHAM VALLEY (FR) (216) 465165-

Br Gr g Tin Horse (IRE) - Dame du Floc (IRE) O Caveat Emptor Partnership B Mme Sarah Lhermite

4

9-1

(1)

Saffie Osborne (5) J Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham T Dunraven Group of Companies S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful performer for Andrew Balding and upped his game markedly when third in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham in March. Not seen to best effect there last month but he’s respected back on the Flat. TFRHHHII BHA74

6

SOCIALLY SHADY (GB) (13) 3114-00 D

Br Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Executrix O Mr Liam Kelly & Mrs E Burke B Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

4

8-13

(4)

Sophie Clements (7) J K. R. Burke, Leyburn T KB Spigot Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Two wins from 5 runs last year but, having been off the track for 9 months, has shown little in a pair of TFRHHIII BHA72 all-weather starts recently. Has plenty of work to do to feature here.

7

RICHARD R H B (IRE) (101) 1011-63

4

8-11

(2)

Br B g Fulbright - Royal Interlude (IRE) Oisin McSweeney (7) J O Peter R Ball & Gentech Products Ltd David Loughnane, Tern Hill T B Mr and Mrs.P McEnery Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd S TIMEFORM VIEW 4-time Wolverhampton winner who wasted no time getting back to form when third there back in January. Interesting from this lower turf mark but he may need the outing on his reappearance. TFRHHHII BHA70

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8

G FOR GABRIAL (IRE) (5) 031314 D

Br Gr g Gutaifan (IRE) - Cockney Rhyme O Dr Marwan Koukash B Mrs Bena Hickey

4

8-5

(9)

Andrew Breslin (3) J Richard Fahey, Malton T Euromatech S

TIMEFORM VIEW Already a 3-time winner this year, latest in 7-runner handicap at Beverley last month. Slightly disappointing 5 days ago at Hamilton given he was well positioned but should run his race. TFRHHHII BHA60

9

RED DEREK (GB) (17) 23446-0

Br B g Steele Tango (USA) - Maydream O Mr Gary Leslie Shepherd B Mrs F. Wilson

5

8-5

(8)

Erika Parkinson (7) J Lisa Williamson, Tarporley T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Maiden who was tailed-off on fibresand debut 17 days ago. Hard to see him featuring here from out of TFRHIIII BHA55 the weights.

DECLARED RUNNERS 9 RECORD TIME 2 mins 33.70 secs STANDARD TIME 2 mins 35.70 secs Tongue Strap worn by No. 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1. Stewards Note: KASER: Following its run on 8/2/2021 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly. Probable S.P.’s: 7-2 Elham Valley (FR), 11-2 Potenza (IRE), 6-1 Heart of Soul (IRE), Carlos Felix (IRE), 15-2 G For Gabrial (IRE), 8-1 Richard R H B (IRE), 11-1 Kaser (IRE), 25-1 Socially Shady (GB), 50-1 Red Derek (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

A few in with a squeak here but a chance is taken on POTENZA, who did a bit too much too soon on his return to the Flat at Lingfield last month but was competitve from this sort of mark towards the back end of the turf season last year. Heart of Soul landed this contest in 2019 and he’s taken to chase the selection home on reappearance, ahead of stable-switcher Carlos Felix.

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.POTENZA (IRE) 2.HEART OF SOUL (IRE) 3.CARLOS FELIX (IRE)

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RACE CONDITIONS & TODAY’S OFFICIALS First Race 1.45 - THE tote+ PLACEPOTS PAY MORE EARL GROSVENOR 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 four yrs old and upwards, 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 5th. 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. 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. 21 entries, 1 at £20 and 20 at £100. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8126; Second £4064; Third £2032; Fourth £1016; Fifth £508; Sixth £254. (Penalty Value £10308) Weights raised 6lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.15 - THE MELODI MEDIA HUXLEY STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £56710 to the winning horse The second to receive £21500, the third £10760, the fourth £5360 and the fifth £2690. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, May 1st and pay £900 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb Of a Group 1 race 5lb. MELODI GLOBAL MOBILE SOLUTIONS will award 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 best turned out. 13 entries at £900. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £44560; Second £18290; Third £9150; Fourth £4570; Fifth £2290. (Penalty Value £56710) A SS SEE PAGE 19 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.45 - THE tote+ CHESTER CUP HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £64425 to the winning horse The second to receive £30212, the third £15112, the fourth £7550, the fifth £3775 and the sixth £1887. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, April 6th and pay £170 stake, Scratch by noon, April 20th or pay £170, Confirm by noon, May 1st and pay £160, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, a winner of a race 3lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. 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 The 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. CHESTER RACECOURSE will pay Appearance Money of £500 to the owners of all horses which Start in this race, but do not win prize money. Additionally, the owners of all horses, which win prize money of less than £500, will receive an Appearance Money payment which will make up the prize to £500. Entries for this race are accepted on the understanding that owners and trainers may nominate their horses at the 48 hour declaration stage for entry to this season’s Chester Plate (Class 2) (Chester Cup consolation race), to be run at Chester on the Friday of the May meeting, in the event of their horses being eliminated from this season’s Chester Cup. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 41 entries, 7 at £170, 8 at £340, 26 at £500. Closed April 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £50788; Second £25400; Third £12700; Fourth £6350; Fifth £3175; Sixth £1588. (Penalty Value £64425) Weights raised 4lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 26 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.15 - THE BOODLES CONDITIONS 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 and upwards, which have not won a Pattern race after May 31st, 2020. Enter by noon, May 1st and pay £60 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 4lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties, after May 31st, 2019, a winner of a Class 2 race 3lb Of a Listed race 6lb Note: Excluding the winner, the Official BHA Rating of any horse taking part in this race will not be increased due to performance in this race, providing the horse has had at least four prior completed runs. 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 adjudged 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. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £2400 towards the prize money for this race. 13 entries at £60. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4876; Second £2438; Third £1219; Fourth £610; Fifth £305; Sixth £152. (Penalty Value £6184.80) SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.45 - THE RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES 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 four yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £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 5th. 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. RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES 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. 15 entries, 1 at £20 and 14 at £100. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8126; Second £4064; Third £2032; Fourth £1016; Fifth £508; Sixth £254. (Penalty Value £10308) SS SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.20 - THE tote+ CHESTER PLATE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £18039 to the winning horse The second to receive £8459, the third £4231, the fourth £2114, the fifth £1057 and the sixth £528. for four yrs old and upwards, which were declared to run but were eliminated at the declaration stage from this season’s Chester Cup. Enter by noon, May 5th and pay £150 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, a winner of a race 3lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. 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. Special Conditions apply to this race. Please refer to the BHA’s Racing Administration Internet site, www.racingadmin.co.uk. Weights for the Chester Plate will be allocated using the same handicap ratings as used for the Chester Cup. Eight declared runners, or the race may be cancelled. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)23 of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. 14 entries at £150. - Closed May 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £14221; Second £7112; Third £3556; Fourth £1778; Fifth £889; Sixth £445. (Penalty Value £18039) SS SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.50 - THE RACING WELFARE SUPPORTING RACING’S WORKFORCE APPRENTICE 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 5th. Lowest weight 8st 5lb; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. To be ridden by Apprentice Jockeys, Overseas Jockeys eligible under Rule (B)42 and Professional Jockeys eligible to claim a weight allowance under paragraph 52 of the Weights and Handicapping Code Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to May 4th, 2021, have not ridden more than 50 winners in races under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 25 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed). RACING WELFARE 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. 19 entries at £45. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4063; Second £2032; Third £1016; Fourth £508; Fifth £254; Sixth £246; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £5154) A SS SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE.

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FRIDAY 7TH MAY - BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL, CHESTER CUP DAY PRESIDENT

MEDICAL OFFICERS

BOBBY McALPINE

Dr Dr Dr Dr

BOARD OF DIRECTORS IAN O’DOHERTY (Chairman) JONATHON TURNER JOËLLE WARREN MBE CHARLES BARNETT CVO RICHARD THOMAS (Chief Executive) MARCO GARAVELLO (Finance Director)

JOHN EDWARDS (Senior) JOHN BERRY JOHN MURRAY TRISTAN ELKIN

NURSES GILLIAN WHITTAKER HELEN LANGAN

FARRIER SUPPLIED BY FORDEN FARRIERS

STEWARDS ADRIAN SHARPE (Chief Steward) CAROLINE WILSON (Stewards’ Panel Chair) DANIEL ANDREWS ROBERT MCCARTHY GREG PEARSON

COMMENTATOR

SOCIAL DISTANCING OFFICER

AMY FAIRCLOUGH LOUISE TODD MARTIN KNIGHT JEREMY WILLIS MICHAEL TURNER

STEWART MACHIN

RACEDAY ANNOUNCER & CCTV PRESENTER STEPHEN WUNDKE

EQUINE WELFARE & INTEGRITY OFFICERS

CHRIS WATTS

STARTERS STUART TURNER SEAMUS O’NEILL

JUDGE MICHAEL ROBERTS

CLERK OF THE COURSE & GENERAL MANAGER

CLERK OF THE SCALES

ANDREW MORRIS

WAYNE BURNELL

CHESTER RACE COMPANY LIMITED

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THE RACECOURSE, CHESTER, CH1 2LY

TIM DAVIES BETHAN COOK

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