21:00 Chester 13 Jul 2018

Business Connection Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,081 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: Low

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality78%
Position
1 (6)
718217
iT
Emerald green, white stripe, sleeves and cap (Porterhouse Ltd J Goddard)

Zac Brown (IRE)  16 

b g Kodiac - Mildmay (Elusive Quality)

7 9-7 t
79
7 9-7 t
79

Back in winning groove when proving ¾-length too strong for Confessional over 6f here last month. Below par at Salisbury next time (slow off the blocks) and probably worth taking on.

Back in winning groove when proving ¾-length too strong for Confessional over 6f here last month. Below par at Salisbury next time (slow off the blocks) and probably worth taking on.

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Zac Brown Score: 387

4
2 (5)
0-30941
iT
White, red stripe, hooped sleeves, red cap (Mr B Guerin Mrs E J Wills & Habton Far)

Computable 13 

ch g Compton Place - Kummel Excess (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-6 p
78
4 9-6 p
78

Bounced back from out of the blue when scoring in ready fashion here (5.1f) recently. Hit with an 8 lb rise but will be a threat if in a similar mood.

Bounced back from out of the blue when scoring in ready fashion here (5.1f) recently. Hit with an 8 lb rise but will be a threat if in a similar mood.

Computable Score: 372

3 (4)
06635-0
iT
White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green and white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Mrlaurenceo'kane/harrowgatebloodstockl)

Venturous (IRE)  63 

ch g Raven's Pass - Bold Desire (Cadeaux Genereux)

5 9-6
78 WS
5 9-6
78 WS

Hasn't won since 2-y-o days but acquitted himself well in 4 starts last season. Possibly amiss when tried in a tongue strap on return at Ripon in May and since undergone second round of wind surgery.

Hasn't won since 2-y-o days but acquitted himself well in 4 starts last season. Possibly amiss when tried in a tongue strap on return at Ripon in May and since undergone second round of wind surgery.

Venturous Score: 481

1
4 (9)
4-67523
iT
Yellow, emerald green armlets (Mr J Ball & Prtnr)

Confessional 13 

b g Dubawi - Golden Nun (Bishop of Cashel)

11 9-6 es
78
11 9-6 es
78

Veteran who still has plenty of fire in his belly judged on solid placed efforts here the last twice. Lurking on a handy mark and should again go well but stall 9 isn't ideal.

Veteran who still has plenty of fire in his belly judged on solid placed efforts here the last twice. Lurking on a handy mark and should again go well but stall 9 isn't ideal.

Confessional Score: 376

5 (10)
66-6439
iT
Black, grey hollow box (Darren & Annaley Yates)

Dazacam 20 

b f Camacho - Dazakhee (Sakhee)

4 9-5
77
4 9-5
77

Good AW strike rate but 0-6 on turf and opposable from high draw starting out for new yard here.

Good AW strike rate but 0-6 on turf and opposable from high draw starting out for new yard here.

Dazacam Score: 348

6 (1)
4-20750
iT
Beige, light blue epaulets (Eros Bloodstock)

Lucky Beggar (IRE)  13 

gr g Verglas - Lucky Clio (Key Of Luck)

8 9-5
77
8 9-5
77

Has failed to reproduce his solid Doncaster reappearance effort in 4 subsequent starts but he's nevertheless dangerous to discount from the rail draw.

Has failed to reproduce his solid Doncaster reappearance effort in 4 subsequent starts but he's nevertheless dangerous to discount from the rail draw.

Lucky Beggar Score: 404

3
7 (8)
35-8006
iT
White, royal blue hollow box, red cap (Mr Alan Berry)

I'll Be Good 9 

b g Red Clubs - Willisa (Polar Falcon)

9 8-12
70 2
9 8-12
70 2

Last 2 wins gained here but he's shown little spark since rejoining this yard in October.

Last 2 wins gained here but he's shown little spark since rejoining this yard in October.

I'll Be Good Score: 236

8 (2)
344195
iT
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, emerald green star (J Melo Racing)

Socialites Red 29 

ch m Sakhee's Secret - Tipsy Girl (Haafhd)

5 8-11 p
69
5 8-11 p
69

Back on the scoresheet when making all at Nottingham in May. Below par both starts since, though, and she looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Back on the scoresheet when making all at Nottingham in May. Below par both starts since, though, and she looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Socialites Red Score: 379

9 (3)
7000-51
iT
Red, white cross belts, light blue sleeves and cap (Ridge House Stables Ltd)

Equally Fast 16 

b g Equiano - Fabulously Fast (Deputy Minister)

6 8-10 h
68
6 8-10 h
68

Back to form for new yard the last twice, latterly bagging a 6-runner Bath handicap (5.7f). Remains on a potentially handy mark despite 6 lb rise and needs considering.

Back to form for new yard the last twice, latterly bagging a 6-runner Bath handicap (5.7f). Remains on a potentially handy mark despite 6 lb rise and needs considering.

Equally Fast Score: 326

10 (7)
8-42616
iT
Emerald green, royal blue seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap (Mr G Cornes)

Teepee Time 8 

b m Compton Place - Deora De (Night Shift)

5 8-6 b
64
5 8-6 b
64

Did the job well when striking at Leicester (5f) last month but she was put in her place off this revised mark at Haydock subsequently.

Did the job well when striking at Leicester (5f) last month but she was put in her place off this revised mark at Haydock subsequently.

Teepee Time Score: 441

2
11 (12)
456568
iT
White, royal blue stars, white and maroon striped sleeves, maroon cap (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd)

Red Stripes (USA)  29 

b g Leroidesanimaux - Kaleidoscopic (Fortunate Prospect)

6 8-2 b
60 3
6 8-2 b
60 3

Below par on AW of late and he's 0-19 on turf.

Below par on AW of late and he's 0-19 on turf.

Red Stripes Score: 313

12 (11)
109304
iT
Orange, beige sleeves (Mr Anthony Thomas Sykes)

Mighty Zip (USA)  50 

ch g City Zip - Incredulous (Indian Ridge)

6 8-2 p
60 9
6 8-2 p
60 9

Can only be watched given that he's 9 lb 'wrong' at the weights.

Can only be watched given that he's 9 lb 'wrong' at the weights.

Mighty Zip Score: 293

Verdict

Computable was a worthy winner from this stall over course and distance last time and has to be on the shortlist once again. However, the 8lb rise makes life tougher and therefore preference is for Bath winner EQUALLY FAST, who likes to race prominently and could get the run of the race if breaking well from stall three. Course winners Zac Brown and Confessional are others to consider closely.

Verdict

EQUALLY FAST looked on good terms with himself when regaining the winning thread at Bath and, still on a fair mark and well-drawn here, he could be the answer to this competitive-looking affair. Computable will be a big threat if in the same form as when scoring here 13 days ago and Venturous is capable of a bold show if bouncing back. Lucky Beggar also makes the shortlist.