18:10 Chepstow 13 Jul 2018

Like Sun Bets On Facebook Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: High

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality82%
Position
1 (4)
101541
iT
Black and yellow stripes, black sleeves, yellow spots, quartered cap (Mrs L A Cullimore)

Air Of York (IRE) (ex6)  10 

b g Vale Of York - State Secret (Green Desert)

6 10-5 p
71
6 10-5 p
71

6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap at this course (7.1f, good to firm) 10 days ago, keeping on well. Carries penalty. Chance is there for all to see.

6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap at this course (7.1f, good to firm) 10 days ago, keeping on well. Carries penalty. Chance is there for all to see.

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Air Of York Score: 405

2
2 (5)
8917-46
iT
White, dark blue chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Mr Glyn Byard)

Nazzaa (IRE)  39 

b g Shamardal - Multicolour Wave (Rainbow Quest)

5 10-0
66
5 10-0
66

7/1, creditable sixth of 10 in handicap at Windsor (11.4f, good) 39 days ago. Down in trip and likely to appreciate this drop in class. Big player.

7/1, creditable sixth of 10 in handicap at Windsor (11.4f, good) 39 days ago. Down in trip and likely to appreciate this drop in class. Big player.

Nazzaa Score: 477

1
3 (2)
522-80
iT
Yellow, black star, quartered cap (Mr E A Hayward)

Alqalsar (IRE)  17 

ch g Bahamian Bounty - With Colour (Rainbow Quest)

4 10-0
66
4 10-0
66

Lightly-raced maiden. Reportedly lost action when last of 11 in handicap at Newbury (7f, good to firm, 50/1) 17 days ago. Looks best watched at present.

Lightly-raced maiden. Reportedly lost action when last of 11 in handicap at Newbury (7f, good to firm, 50/1) 17 days ago. Looks best watched at present.

Alqalsar Score: 401

3
4 (3)
928069
iT
Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap (Grace Harris Racing)

Living Leader 28 

b g Oasis Dream - Royal Jade (Last Tycoon)

9 8-9
47
9 8-9
47

Course winner. Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. Last of 9 in handicap at this course (10f, good, 50/1) 28 days ago. Has been given a chance by the handicapper.

Course winner. Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. Last of 9 in handicap at this course (10f, good, 50/1) 28 days ago. Has been given a chance by the handicapper.

Living Leader Score: 375

4
5 (1)
080-080
iT
Yellow, orange disc (Pete Smith & The Cross Racing Club)

Peak Storm 20 

b g Sleeping Indian - Jitterbug (Marju)

9 8-9 t p
47 3
9 8-9 t p
47 3

3-time C&D winner. Tenth of 12 in handicap (33/1) at Lingfield (11.6f, good to firm) 20 days ago, slowly away. Won this race in 2015 but out of sorts at present.

3-time C&D winner. Tenth of 12 in handicap (33/1) at Lingfield (11.6f, good to firm) 20 days ago, slowly away. Won this race in 2015 but out of sorts at present.

Peak Storm Score: 281

Verdict

AIR OF YORK returned to winning ways over 7f here last time and this step up in trip could help him offset his penalty. Nazzaa is still 6lb higher than when scoring over 1m2f at Nottingham last summer but, in a contest lacking depth, he's probably the main danger to the selection anyway. Peak Storm is a C&D winner but, like Alqalsar and Living Leader, his recent form tempers any enthusiasm for his chances tonight.

Verdict

NAZZAA and Air of York look the pair to focus on, with the former narrowly preferred taking a fair drop in class.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Firm 8 Swilly Sunset 5 4 9 13 62 924311 10 days A Carson (164 miles) S De Sousa 5/4 1:33.35
2016 Good 11 Diamonds A Dancing 2 6 8 12 54 832476 27 days J G O'Shea (18 miles) C McKee 20/1 1:34.43
2015 Good to Firm 8 Peak Storm 4 6 8 12 54 9-57063 16 days J G O'Shea (18 miles) L Morris 5/1 1:33.34
2014 Good to Firm 10 Mister Musicmaster 4 5 9 12 68 5505-76 147 days R Hodges (53 miles) Jenny Powell 14/1 1:33.99
2013 Good to Firm 6 Dana's Present 4 4 9 9 65 311-707 20 days G Baker (114 miles) Pat Cosgrave 33/1 1:34.02
2011 Good to Soft 9 Miss Bootylishes 6 6 10 0 70 346322 9 days P Burgoyne (52 miles) Daryl Byrne 2/1 1:38.02
2010 Good to Firm 10 Bidable 10 6 9 4 60 19-7415 6 days B Palling (41 miles) D Cannon 9/2 1:35.11
2009 Good 12 Sir Ike 8 4 9 8 61 36-6253 133 days W Kittow (77 miles) S W Kelly 10/1 1:34.45
2008 Soft 11 Libre 1 8 9 0 55 093474 25 days F Jordan (118 miles) P Fitzsimons 11/1 1:38.67