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Verdict

Storm Ahead needs serious consideration but INTENSE STYLE ran well at Carlisle last month, is well drawn and looks ready to strike.

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Intense Style
No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(10)
Magic City
J: Mr Jack M Andrews 5
T: Michael Easterby
Ran out a 20/1 winner of a Gentleman Amateur Riders handicap at York in May, but he has struggled for form in his three starts since. Currently still three pounds above that last winning mark, and he has a tough draw to overcome in stall 10.
Won big-field event at York in May but short of that level since; wide draw not ideal here
541080
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 79
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Aug 18 Thirsk 1m GS 3Hc 8-11 11/17 Mikmak (13L) 33/1 81 64
27 Jun 18 Carlisle 1m GF 4Hc 9-4 8/15 Waarif (8¾L) 33/1 82 72
15 Jun 18 York 7f GF 3Hc 8-13 13/16 Starlight Romance (8½L) 14/1 82 69
26 May 18 York 7f Gd 3Hc 10-2 1/20 Imperial State (¾L) 20/1 76 87
18 May 18 Hamilton 1m 0.5f GF 4Hc 8-9 4/8 Zabeel Star (7¾L) 7/2J 78 74
19 Apr 18 Ripon 1m 2f Sft 3Hc 8-6 5/16 Mutamaded (10½L) 50/1 80 68
2
(2)
Storm Ahead b
J: Mr William Easterby
T: Tim Easterby
Now without a win for over two years, and he was well held in a handicap at York on Sunday. Well treated on his best form, however, and the return to these genuinely soft ground conditions should suit him today.
On losing run but penultimate second a good effort and has his ground here; well drawn
340428
Age: 5
Weight: 11-6
OR: 78
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Sep 18 York 7f GS 4Hc 9-0 b 8/15 Ladies First (6½L) 8/1 78 71
20 Aug 18 Thirsk 1m GS 4Hc 9-8 b1 2/18 Che Bella (1½L) 7/1 75 82
6 Aug 18 Carlisle 1m GF 4Hc 10-1 p 4/9 Royal Shaheen (2¾L) 6/1 77 78
28 Jul 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 3Hc 8-12 p 12/12 Breanski (17½L) 12/1 79 39
21 Jul 18 Ripon 1m Gd 4Hc 9-10 4/6 Weellan (1½L) 11/4 80 83
17 Jun 18 Doncaster 1m GF 4Hc 9-3 3/8 Flying North (2½L) 11/4F 81 83
3
(5)
Espresso Freddo p
J: Mr Craig Dowson 5
T: Robert Stephens
Showed some useful form on the All-Weather earlier this year, but he was well held on his return from a break at Chepstow last month. The handicapper has dropped him three pounds since that run, but others are preferred for now.
Three-time AW winner but 0-4 on turf and unproven on soft ground
-12946
Age: 4
Weight: 11-3
OR: 75
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Aug 18 Chepstow 6f GS 4Hc 9-12 p 6/7 Major Valentine (13½L) 20/1 78 43
28 Feb 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 6f St/Slw 4Hc 9-2 p 4/8 Upavon (2¼L) 6/1 81 81
8 Feb 18 Chelmsford (AW) 6f St 3Hc 8-13 p 9/9 Eljaddaaf (7½L) 14/1 82 67
25 Jan 18 Chelmsford (AW) 7f St 4Hc 9-2 p 2/6 Poet's Society (½L) 100/30 80 85
11 Jan 18 Chelmsford (AW) 7f St 5Hc 9-8 p 1/8 Cainhoe Star (½L) 11/4 76 84
31 Dec 17 Lingfield (AW) 1m St 53yHc 9-8 p 4/10 Shadow Warrior (1¾L) 10/1 76 79
4
(3)
Intense Style
  • D
J: Mr James Harding 3
T: Les Eyre
Not the most frequent winner, but he finished a close second in a handicap at Carlisle last time out and is running from the same handicap mark today. Respected here if building on that last run.
On handy mark and latest 2nd a solid effort; conditions to suit and one to take seriously
353942
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: 75
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Aug 18 Carlisle 7f GS 4Hc 9-4 2/12 Beverley Bullet (1¼L) 6/1 75 79
20 Aug 18 Thirsk 1m GS 4Hc 9-5 4/18 Che Bella (3½L) 16/1 75 77
24 Jul 18 Newcastle (AW) 1m St/Slw 4Hc 9-11 9/14 Lawmaking (11½L) 11/1 77 64
2 Jul 18 Pontefract 1m GF 4Hc 9-12 3/5 Lamloom (10½L) 4/1 78 67
16 Jun 18 York 1m 1f GF 4Hc 8-12 5/15 Give It Some Teddy (3¼L) 25/1 78 81
28 Apr 18 Doncaster 1m Sft 4Hc 8-12 3/10 Jumira Prince (1¾L) 14/1 77 81
5
(12)
Gabrial The Tiger
  • C
J: Mr Bruce Lynn
T: Richard Fahey
Usually saves his best for Chester, top four RPR’s have all come at this track. He failed to beat a single rival home in a fourteen-runner handicap at Thirsk last time out. The return to this softer ground should suit him though.
Four-time course winner but well held latest and vulnerable from the widest draw
088710
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
OR: 74
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Aug 18 Thirsk 7f Gd 4Hc 9-6 14/14 Start Time (17L) 11/1 74 38
24 Jul 18 Musselburgh 7f GF 5Hc 9-9 1/6 Jacob Black (1¼L) 6/1 69 79
13 Jul 18 Chester 7f Gd 4Hc 9-2 7/11 Sans Souci Bay (3L) 11/1 71 70
29 Jun 18 Chester 7f GF 4Hc 8-12 8/10 Penwortham (7¼L) 9/1 73 62
16 Jun 18 Chester 6f Gd 4Hc 8-9 8/11 Zac Brown (6¾L) 10/1 75 59
26 May 18 York 7f Gd 3Hc 10-9 20/20 Magic City (25L) 20/1 76 18
6
(11)
Gabrial's Kaka
  • C
J: Mr Kaine Wood
T: Richard Fahey
Rated in the low 100’s at his peak, and he took advantage of this much lower mark when scoring over this course and distance in July. Now just three pounds above that last winning mark, and he is still well treated if recapturing some of his best form.
C&D winner in June and not impossibly treated; drying ground would suit; tricky draw
5-4126
Age: 8
Weight: 11-1
OR: 73
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Sep 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 0.5f St 4Hc 9-5 6/6 Barnaby Brook (9¼L) 7/2 73 58
5 Aug 18 Chester 1m 2.5f Gd 4Hc 9-7 2/11 Red Force One (1¾L) 7/1 73 78
13 Jul 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 4Hc 9-11 1/11 Coviglia (nk) 10/1 70 78
21 Jun 18 Ripon 1m Gd 5Hc 9-4 4/6 Kharbetation (5½L) 4/1 72 70
30 Sep 17 Chester 1m 2.5f Hy 3Hc 8-2 5/9 Alexander M (6¾L) 7/1 76 68
16 Sep 17 Chester 1m 2.5f Hy 4Hc 9-6 4/11 Bahama Moon (5½L) 13/2 76 75
7
(7)
Baltic Prince
  • D
  • BF
J: Mr Graham Gilbertson 7
T: Tony Carroll
Winner of this race (from a six pounds lower mark) back in 2015. Has been in respectable form recently, and he was not beaten fair into fourth over this course and distance on his start prior to last. Claims here if returning to that level of form.
Won this off 6lb lower in 2015; running well this year but could use ground drying out
314243
Age: 8
Weight: 10-13
OR: 71
Days: 36
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Aug 18 Brighton 7f Gd 4Hc 9-13 3/6 Archie (1¼L) 6/4F 72 76
13 Jul 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 4Hc 9-8 4/11 Gabrial's Kaka (1½L) 8/1 72 75
7 Jun 18 Carlisle 7f Gd 5Hc 9-0 2/9 Uncle Charlie (nk) 6/1 69 79
7 May 18 Windsor 6f GF 5Hc 9-4 4/7 Porto Ferro (6¼L) 9/4F 69 59
24 Apr 18 Brighton 6f GF 5Hc 8-12 1/6 Tigerwolf (nk) 3/1 66 75
7 Apr 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 7f St 5Hc 9-3 3/9 Fire Diamond (3¾L) 14/1 76 74
8
(6)
Fire Tree tb 1
J: Mr Simon Walker
T: Charlie Fellowes
Badly out of form this term, but as a result of those efforts, he is now running from seven pounds below his last winning mark. Connections now fit him with first-time blinkers, and leading amateur Simon Walker is booked to ride.
Struggling this year but dropped in the weights and Simon Walker booked; could revive
0-0540
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
OR: 70
Days: 79
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Jun 18 Kempton (AW) 1m 3f St 4Hc 8-10 t 14/14 Villette (17L) 16/1 74 50
26 May 18 Chester 1m 4.5f Gd 4Hc 9-6 t 4/10 Jabbaar (10½L) 10/1 76 71
2 May 18 Ascot 1m Sft 4Hc 8-9 tv1 5/19 Mountain Angel (13L) 25/1 78 65
13 Apr 18 Kempton (AW) 1m St 4Hc 9-2 14/14 Spirit Of Belle (9¾L) 10/1 80 66
29 Sep 17 Newmarket 1m 1f GS 2Hc 9-2 16/16 Addeybb (45L) 25/1 81 -
2 Sep 17 Sandown 1m Gd 4Hc 9-12 10/12 Al Nafoorah (7¾L) 11/1 81 71
9
(8)
Misu Pete p
  • D
J: Mr Ciaran Jones 7
T: Mark Usher
In good heart earlier this season, but he struggled in a mile handicap at Salisbury last time out. Questions to answer here on the back of that run, but he was a winner on his last start on soft ground.
Two wins this year but well held last time and new mark kicked in now
023217
Age: 6
Weight: 10-8
OR: 66
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Aug 18 Salisbury 1m Gd 5Hc 10-1 p 7/10 Red Charmer (15½L) 5/1 62 39
17 Aug 18 Newbury 1m 1f Gd 5Hc 8-12 p 1/9 Abel Tasman (hd) 6/1 62 70
10 Aug 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 0.5f St 6Hc 9-4 p 2/11 Whatwouldyouknow (1¼L) 6/1 57 63
28 Jul 18 Salisbury 1m GF 5Hc 10-13 p 3/7 Biotic (4¼L) 15/2 62 61
12 Jul 18 Newbury 1m GF 5Hc 9-8 p 2/7 Sergio Leone (nk) 33/1 60 66
12 May 18 Nottingham 1m 0.5f GF 6Hc 9-5 p 13/16 Thornaby Nash (26L) 6/1F 60 9
10
(9)
Boots And Spurs v
  • D
J: Mr Gareth Newmarch 7
T: Scott Dixon
Has run more bad races than good races in his eight starts this year. Now running from twelve pounds below his last winning mark, but others in this field arrive here with far less to prove at present.
12lb lower than for soft-ground win in October but that as a result of a low-key 2018
060600
Age: 9
Weight: 10-7
OR: 65
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Aug 18 Thirsk 1m GS 4Hc 8-12 v 10/18 Che Bella (10½L) 14/1 70 57
4 Aug 18 Goodwood 1m 1f GF 3Hc 8-4 p 10/12 The Night Porter (11L) 25/1 76 60
10 Jul 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 7f St 5Hc 9-1 v 6/9 Priscilla's Dream (5¼L) 13/2 64 57
4 Jun 18 Leicester 7f Gd 4Hc 9-4 v 13/16 Firmdecisions (13½L) 33/1 77 51
28 Apr 18 Ripon 1m GS 3Hc 8-5 v 6/10 Windsor Beach (9L) 10/1 79 68
21 Apr 18 Nottingham 1m 0.5f GS 4Hc 9-8 v 10/17 Lamloom (5¾L) 33/1 81 75
11
(1)
Mr Red Clubs hp
J: Mr Frederick Tett
T: Henry Tett
Was a 25/1 winner of a handicap at Goodwood last August, but he has failed to match that level of form in six starts since. Currently eight pounds below his last winning mark, but he is comfortably passed over for now.
Not fired so far this year but conditions fine and has dropped in the weights; inside draw
80-456
Age: 9
Weight: 10-7
OR: 65
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Aug 18 Goodwood 1m 1f Sft 5Hc 10-10 hp 6/6 Red Charmer (35L) 9/1 69 6
3 Aug 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 1.5f St 4Hc 9-5 h 5/6 Parting Clouds (7L) 66/1 73 67
12 Jul 18 Newbury 1m GF 5Hc 11-0 hp 4/7 Sergio Leone (9¼L) 25/1 75 60
18 Dec 17 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 1.5f St 5Hc 11-3 hp 11/13 Archipeligo (22L) 40/1 77 38
27 Sep 17 Goodwood 1m 2f Sft 4Hc 9-3 hp 8/9 Lunar Jet (12½L) 25/1 77 64
15 Sep 17 Chester 7.5f Hy 4Hc 11-4 hp 3/11 Dark Devil (5½L) 12/1 77 74
12
(4)
Bell Heather p
  • D
J: Mr Patrick Millman
T: Patrick Morris
She has recorded regressive RPR’s in her four starts on turf this year, but her run at Wolverhampton last week was not devoid of promise. Not discounted here if returning to her best form, but she is now without a win on turf since August 2015.
Didn't run badly last weekend, experienced rider booked and not a forlorn hope
614353
Age: 5
Weight: 10-7
OR: 65
Days: 6
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Sep 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 0.5f St 6Hc 9-9 p1 3/13 Baashiq (2¼L) 10/1 65 67
5 Aug 18 Chester 1m 2.5f Gd 4Hc 8-9 5/11 Red Force One (3¼L) 12/1 66 68
28 Jul 18 Chester 7.5f GF 4Hc 8-8 3/6 Miss Sheridan (1½L) 7/2 66 70
14 Jul 18 Chester 1m 2.5f Gd 4Hc 8-3 4/10 Bit Of A Quirke (1¾L) 40/1 66 71
10 Feb 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 1.5f St 6Hc 9-4 1/13 My Fantasea (1L) 11/1 62 69
22 Jan 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 1m 1.5f St 5Hc 8-10 6/9 Tha'ir (3¼L) 12/1 63 63
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5 (12) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/1/7/6/160671.png Gabrial The Tiger
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7 (7) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/5/1/197157.png Baltic Prince
8 (6) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/5/7/9/247975.png Fire Tree
9 (8) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/5/5/3/238355.png Misu Pete
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11 (1) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/9/3/198397.png Mr Red Clubs
12 (4) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/d/1/7/160671d.png Bell Heather
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