Tom Dascombe Stable Tour

    Chester is Tom Dascombe's local track and he likes to have winners at the spring meeting and gives an insight into which of his runners should run well around “the Roodee” this week
  • Tuesday 08 May 2018
  • Stable Tours

TOM DASCOMBE celebrated his 45th birthday on Monday and the icing would be on the cake should his Manor House stable team in Malpas notch up successes at Chester’s May meeting which commences tomorrow.

Dascombe loves nothing better than winning at his local track and although he had to be satisfied with a sole success with Dragons Tail 12 months ago it was a different story in 2017 when Newera, Hillybilly Boy, Kachy and Golden Glimmer had the champagne corks popping with a magical four victories.

Kachy is back to lead a strong squad at the meeting and Dragons Tail bids to add to his win 12 months ago and there plenty more bullets to be fired from several other team members.

Tom kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those in action at his favourite meeting and beyond.

Older Horses

Arcanada (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of seven of his 19 starts and currently rated 107 (AW) and 105 on the turf. Gained his last success in a conditions event at Wolverhampton (1m 1/2f) in February when scoring by three quarter of a length from Mr Owen.

Trainer Says:

He is another tough, reliable, consistent and honest horse. He is a Chester winner and he can throw in the odd disappointing run which he did last time at Lingfield but normally he runs to his mark and if he can do that he will have a right chance at Chester on Friday

Video Form
30 Mar 2018:
5 Feb 2018:
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18 Nov 2017:
2 Feb 2017:

Cheerfilly (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 9 starts and currently rated 83. Gain last success at Leicester (7f) in July when beating Bahamian Bird two and three quarter lengths off a mark of 78.

Trainer Says:

She is in good shape and looks really well and I hope she is going to improve for being a year older. She certainly gives the impression that she has on look, and she has a good starting position in stall 3 for the 7f hcap at Chester on Thursday.

Video Form
7 Oct 2017:
12 Nov 2016:

Doctor Sardonicus

Form Profile:

Winner of seven of his 25 starts and currently rated 105. Made a winning debut for the stable when beating Double Up two lengths in a conditions event at Wolverhampton (5f) in February.

Trainer Says:

He has only had one run for us but won well on the AW at Wolverhampton in February. He looks a nice horse and his AW form is better than his turf form so we have to find out how he runs on the grass. He has a nice draw in 2 in the all aged sprint at Chester on Thursday

Video Form
9 Apr 2018:
10 Feb 2018:
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22 Dec 2017:
15 Aug 2017:

Kachy

Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 18 starts and currently rated 110. Made a great start to the year when winning a handicap at Lingfield (6f) by a length and three quarters from Magnus Maximus off a mark of 105 and followed up with a short head defeat of Kimberella in a listed event over that course and distance in February. Made a bold bid to complete the hat trick in the AW Sprint Championship, again over six furlong at Lingfield, in March when runner-up, beaten a length and a half, to City Light.

Trainer Says:

He seems in great shape and is moving well. We know he has won well around Chester and we are hoping for a good draw in the 5f sprint there on Friday. He is in tip-top form.

Video Form
30 Mar 2018:
3 Feb 2018:
19 Jan 2018:

Mickey (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 11 starts and currently rated 89. Finished runner-up, beaten three quarters of a length, to Lancelot Du Lac in a handicap at Wolverhampton (6f) in March off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

There is always something wrong with this horse but at the moment there is nothing wrong with him. I haven’t dare tell him he is entered up as something will go wrong but on his day he is a good horse. He always finds a little problem somewhere, nothing anything serious, but something that holds him back. He is well in himself and he’s potentially well handicapped.

Video Form
10 Mar 2018:
23 Feb 2018:
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13 Dec 2017:
11 Sep 2016:

Punkawallah

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 6 starts and currently rated 75. Gained his last win at Haydock (1m 2f) in August when beating Indian Chief half a length off a mark of 67.

Trainer Says:

He is unlikely to get in this week and he was disappointing on his reappearance at Haydock at the end of April which I am putting down to the ground. I am sure he will come back to himself soon.

Video Form
5 May 2017:
15 Oct 2016:

Reflektor (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Bahamian Bounty - Baby Bunting (Wolfhound)
  • Trained by: Tom Dascombe
  • Last Race: Chester, 10 May 2018 13:50
  • Result: 4/11, chased leader, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, weakened towards finish
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 20 starts and currently rated 95. Returned to winning form when beating Boom The Groom a head off a mark of 90 in a handicap at Lingfield (6f) in January and followed up with a head defeat of Atletico in a similar event at Wolverhampton (6f) in February off a mark of 92.

Trainer Says:

He is a lovely horse who is very genuine and very honest. He is as tough as old boots and he has won and run well around Chester. Hopefully, he will run a big race there on Thursday.

Video Form
26 Feb 2018:
13 Jan 2018:
16 Dec 2017:
25 Jun 2016:
16 Oct 2015:

Teodoro

  • 4 ch g Teofilo - Altesse Imperiale
Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 10 starts and currently rated 96. Completed a hat trick last season when beating Mafaaheem two and a half lengths off a mark of 88 at Yarmouth in August.

Trainer Says:

I can’t quite make up my mind to run him at Chester on Friday. The ground will decide that. He has to have reasonably quick ground so if we have any rain he won’t run. I would dearly love to give him a go over a long trip.

Three Year Olds

Big Time Maybe (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 10 starts and currently rated 87. Finished runner-up, beaten half a length, to Joegogo on his latest start at Wolverhampton (5f) in February off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

He has got to show improved form on turf. His best form is on the AW but he has run well on turf. He had a terrible draw at Chester last year and he hasn’t faired much better this time around with stall 7 over the minimum on Wednesday

Video Form
24 Feb 2018:
22 Jan 2018:
28 Oct 2017:
17 Sep 2017:
15 Aug 2017:

Cashel (IRE)

Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He had a rather unfortunate experience when we took him to Wolverhampton and his bridle broke and he got loose. He has been for a stalls test since and has been as good as gold. There are limited opportunities for him and he is going to Thirsk on Saturday.

Dragons Tail (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 9 starts and currently rated 88. Finished fifth, beaten three and a half lengths, to Maybride at Newmarke (6f) on his reappearance in April off a mark of 89.

Trainer Says:

He is an honest genuine horse. Six furlongs didn’t suit him last  time at Newmarket – I thought he was showing more speed this year but it just looks like he wants seven furlongs. He won his maiden at Chester last year and must have a good chance back at that track on Thursday with his reasonable draw in 6

Video Form
10 Sep 2017:

Epaulement (IRE)

Form Profile:

Promise in two maidens at Newbury (7f) in September (Finished fifth, beaten five lengths, to Fenriaan) and at Newmarket (7f) in April (Finished seventh, beaten seven and three quarter lengths, to Aurum).

Trainer Says:

He runs at Wolverhampton on Wednesday evening and, again, he isn’t the sharpest tool in the box. He is having this third run and I am sure he will run a nice race and he will be handicapped afterwards.

Video Form
9 May 2018:

Finniston Farm

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 3 starts and currently rated 101. Finished runner-up, beaten three lengths, to Anna Nerium in the Listed European Free Handicap at Newmarket (7f) in April off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He is lightly raced and we are stepping him up in trip. He runs at Chester on Thursday, and it is a completely different track to anything he has ever run on before as he has only ever ran in a straight line. However, he is a horse we have always really liked and I think the step up in trip will suit him.

Formidable Kitt

Form Profile:

Winner of one of her 4 starts and currently rated 85. Made a winning debut at Newmarket (5f) in April of last year when beating Take Shelter half a length.

Trainer Says:

She is in the form of her life and seems to have come back to herself. She's joint favourite for the 5f 3yo sprint handicap on Chester's opening day and she seems in good order.

Ginbar (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 6 starts and currently rated 84. Gained his last success at Chester (6f) in September when scoring by three quarters of a length from It Don’t Come Easy off a mark of 80.

Trainer Says:

He has wintered well and has enjoyed a good break. He’s not overbig but certainly handles Chester and, again, he doesn’t have a great draw in Wednesday's 6f sprint, but there is nothing we can do about it.

Kraka (IRE)

Form Profile:

No wins from 4 starts and currently rated 77. Came closest to victory when runner-up, beaten three quarters of a length, to Exhort at Haydock (7f) last August.

Trainer Says:

He goes to Haydock on Saturday in the mile race. I think he has improved – he was just a bit weak last year and he looks a stronger horse.

Video Form
10 Sep 2017:
3 Jul 2017:

No I'm Easy (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one his 3 starts and currently rated 82. Off the mark in a novice event at Thirsk (6f) in August when beating Harrogate a neck.

Trainer Says:

He is a lovely big horse and I hope he handles the track. He has a reasonable draw and he seems in great shape for his handicap debut at Chester on Wednesday

Porchy Party (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 9 starts and currently rated 81. Last success at Chester (5f) in September when beating Marble Lee a length and three quarters off a mark of 76.

Trainer Says:

Runs in the 5f sprint at Chester on Wednesday where he is a course and distance winner and goes there in great shape. He is another though who has been done no favours by the draw.

Video Form
4 Sep 2017:
31 Jul 2017:

Proschema (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 4 starts and currently rated 100. Winner of both starts this term and made all for an impressive 11 length victory from Lisheen Castle at Haydock (1m 4f) at the end of last month.

Trainer Says:

Runs in the Chester Vase on Wednesday, but he is up against it and is obviously coming back quick from his latest run at Haydock but we have to find out how good he is. He seems in great shape and he is bouncing at home and this will be the quickest ground he has ever run on but that shouldn’t be a problem to him.

Video Form
24 Mar 2018:

Two Year Olds

Dark Thunder (IRE)

Form Profile:

Finished third, beaten eight and a quarter lengths, to Emaraaty Ana on his debut at Windsor (5f) in April.

Trainer Says:

He ran quite nicely first time out at Windsor and he will need to improve on that if he's going to take the conditions event at Chester on Wednesday, and is not drawn that well.

Video Form
30 Apr 2018:

Finoah (IRE)

  • 2-y-o; bay colt
  • Breeding: Kodiac - Burstingdalak (Dalakhani)
  • Trained by: Tom Dascombe
  • Last Race: Chester, 10 May 2018 16:05
  • Result: 3/9, chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, every chance over 1f out, chased winner 1f out, no impression, lost 2nd final strides
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Finished last of six, beaten seven and a quarter lengths, to Marie’s Diamond on his debut at Leicester in April.

Trainer Says:

He ran perfectly respectably first time out and it’s just a question of whether he really has the speed for five furlongs around Chester but he will be winning races even if it is not on Thursday.

Jackstar (IRE)

Form Profile:

Made an impressive   winning debut in a novice event at Newmarket (5f) in April when beating Ynys Mon a length and three quarters.

Trainer Says:

He will go to Newbury on May 19. He seems in great shape and looks really well. He is bound to improve for his Newmarket run and we are happy with him. He is a lovely, lovely horse.

Jensue (IRE)

Form Profile:

Finished fifth, beaten two lengths, to Aerosphere at Beverley (5f) in April on her only start.

Trainer Says:

Runs in the Lily Agnes on Chester's opening day and she is the best drawn horse that we have got and it is just a question of whether she is quick enough to hold her position around the first bend. I’m am sure she will break well but she was just a bit outpaced at Beverley. As long as she can keep her position in the first 100 yards she would have a chance.

Swift Justice

Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a lovely individual and not overbig but sure to win over six or seven in time. Mentally, he is sharp so he is going to run in the maiden on the second day of Chester, and will obviously be doing his best, but might not be sharp enough for five around there.

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