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  • Prize money: £2700
  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 1m 28s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4856

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 3yo who travelled strongly for a long way when a promising sixth of 13 on his handicap debut at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) three weeks ago; that was an improved effort and he's an interesting contender off 2lb lower on this drop back in trip.

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1

(4)

25th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Visions Of Glory

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

3yo who got off the mark in his second handicap when justifying favouritism on the drop back to 7f at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) last Monday; has a penalty but he was strong at the finish last time and is open to further progress; big player.

5/2

1st

6

(6)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Visions Of Glory

9st 5lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Unexposed 3yo who travelled strongly for a long way when a promising sixth of 13 on his handicap debut at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) three weeks ago; that was an improved effort and he's an interesting contender off 2lb lower on this drop back in trip.

11/2

6th

9

(13)

27th Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Visions Of Glory

9st 5lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Displayed promise on two of first three starts, more recently when fifth of eight in 7f novice here three weeks ago, and is open to improvement now back up in trip for his handicap debut.

14/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 936557

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Now 11lb lower than for his win at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) last October but he's been well below form since returning from a break in July; drops back in trip/grade but has quite a lot to prove and he needs to break better than last time.

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7th

2

(4)

4th Apr 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Multiple AW winner, including here; back on a good mark but recent efforts don't obviously suggest he's in good enough form to take advantage.

14/1

5th

8

(8)

28th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

in touch with leaders, midfield halfway

14/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 339752

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden but she's effective on Tapeta and went very close in a 7f Chelmsford handicap (Polytrack) nine days ago; did clear best of the closers from a tough draw in that race and has leading claims off the same mark here.

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3rd

9

(8)

18th Oct 2021

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Come On Linda

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Michael & David Easterby

18-race maiden but she's effective on Tapeta and went very close in a 7f Chelmsford handicap (Polytrack) nine days ago; did clear best of the closers from a tough draw in that race and has leading claims off the same mark here.

11/4

2nd

8

(11)

9th Oct 2021

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Come On Linda

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Still seeking her first win after 17 starts but she has often run well, including on AW (only on Tapeta); back at 7f for the first time this season and has each-way claims again.

10/1

5th

1

(2)

1st Oct 2021

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Come On Linda

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Often placed; twice runner-up over C&D last autumn, but now 0-16 and finished behind a couple of these back here ten days ago; needs to find a bit more.

7/1

25/1

Form: -07378 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Veteran who has generally struggled this season including when a fading eighth of 11 at Bath (1m) last time; drops back in trip but his losing run is mounting up and others are preferred.

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4th

4

(4)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Outer Space

9st 5lb

J: George Rooke

T: John Flint

Veteran who has generally struggled this season including when a fading eighth of 11 at Bath (1m) last time; drops back in trip but his losing run is mounting up and others are preferred.

25/1

8th

8

(11)

27th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Bath

Outer Space

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

Veteran who is not solid on 2021 evidence, clear best effort when 80-1 third over C&D on penultimate start; holds each-way hopes on that form but is not guaranteed to reproduce it.

20/1

Form: 122163

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Dual turf winner who is 0-11 on AW but he ran right up to his best when finishing well for a close third at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) 13 days ago; looks worth another try at this trip and he's respected off the same mark as last time.

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5th

3

(3)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Manumission

9st 7lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: David Evans

Dual turf winner who is 0-11 on AW but he ran right up to his best when finishing well for a close third at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) 13 days ago; looks worth another try at this trip and he's respected off the same mark as last time.

9/2

3rd

1

(7)

5th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:58 Kempton (AW)

Manumission

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: David Evans

Two turf wins this year, the latest at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) last month; may not have stayed when held under his penalty at Leicester (7f, good to firm) seven days later, but more is still needed from the same mark and best AW efforts have come on Tapeta.

11/2

1

(11)

22nd Sep 2021

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

15:20 Redcar

Manumission

9st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: David Evans

Landed second 6f handicap win of 2021 at Thirsk but below-par sixth under 6lb penalty at Leicester on Monday; he needs to bounce back.

25/1

Form: 4560P0 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Three wins (7f/1m) in the first half of this year but was reluctant to race in final two runs in the summer and he finished right out the back again at Beverley on his recent return from a break; now 2lb lower than for last win but comes with big risks attached at present.

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11th

7

(11)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

1st

12

(6)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Course winner on the Fibresand but only 3-44 overall and not one to trust these days (can be reluctant to race).

20/1

11th

7

(6)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

C&D winner on Fibresand last January but reluctant to race on occasions since headgear refitted last July; hard to have much faith in him now.

33/1

9/1

Form: 399646 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Kempton (7f) in January, but has not matched that form since and was never involved back at Kempton last time; goes back up in trip off 10lb lower than for her win but record stands at 1-12 and others are more convincing.

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7th

8

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vivency

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, midfield on outer

20/1

8th

11

(3)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vivency

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Mackie

Two fair runs at this level last month, placed but beaten 3l or more on each occasion; others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

2nd

9

(3)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Vivency

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Mackie

Was returning from another absence when third of eight at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; may come on from it, but this trip appears to stretch her.

6/1

25/1

Form: -59880 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D last September but has been a mixed bag since and she's been out of sorts in three runs for her current yard; now 3lb lower than for her win but she needs to turn things around in new headgear.

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9th

8

(1)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:00 Ascot

Emulate Rose

9st 3lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Charlie Wallis

Won over 7f here last September but she's 0-10 since and has struggled in all four runs for current yard; now 8lb lower than for her win but record stands at 1-16 and she has a lot to prove back up in trip; another change of headgear.

25/1

8th

10

(9)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Emulate Rose

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Wallis

Won over C&D last September but has been a mixed bag since and she's been out of sorts in three runs for her current yard; now 3lb lower than for her win but she needs to turn things around in new headgear.

25/1

12th

5

(8)

14th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Emulate Rose

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charlie Wallis

In better form last September-December, including sole win, than she has been this year; third start for this trainer, with revival needed.

33/1

Form: 567760

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Showed clear promise on second start when third at Brighton (1m, good to firm) in June, but has gone the wrong way since and he finished in rear again at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) last month; now drops back to 7f and has plenty to prove.

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9th

8

(1)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Art Dealer

9st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Mark Johnston

Showed clear promise on second start when third at Brighton (1m, good to firm) in June, but has gone the wrong way since and he finished in rear again at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) last month; now drops back to 7f and has plenty to prove.

14/1

11th

5

(3)

21st Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Art Dealer

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: Mark Johnston

Showed ability on second start when third of eight at Brighton (1m, good to firm) in June, but has gone the wrong way since and was eased right off a long way from home at Pontefract (1m2f, good to firm) last time; can't be recommended at present.

16/1

16/1

Form: 4-6079

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who was well held in his three handicaps for Michael Bell (1m-1m2f) and it was the same story on his stable debut at Pontefract (6f) last month; mark continues to fall but he needs a major transformation back up in trip.

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7th

3

(1)

31st Aug 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Copake

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Herrington

led narrowly, headed but close up after 2f, led again 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

5/1

4th

1

(8)

16th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Copake

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

close up, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost two places final strides

7/1

9th

7

(3)

17th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Redcar

Copake

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

always towards rear

12/1

11th
11 (12)
Outtake

5/1

Form: 678163 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-19 but his win came in a classified event over C&D in August and he finished well to snatch third back here (7f) last time; looks interesting off 1lb lower than for that run and he is tactically versatile.

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10th

12

(3)

22nd Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outtake

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

Sole win in C&D classified and peak AW RPR when third here in August but has beaten just three rivals on last three course visits (one sound run from two at Newcastle as well); blinkers replace cheekpieces; needs to revive.

25/1

7th

8

(8)

14th Dec 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Outtake

8st 5lb

J: Jamie Gormley

T: Ruth Carr

7f winner at Wolverhampton in August and placed back there later that month; mixed bag since and others have more appealing claims.

25/1

8th

7

(8)

29th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outtake

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ruth Carr

Has a record of 1-22 but his win came over C&D (classified event) in August and he returned to form with a close fifth of 14 at Newcastle (6f, first-time cheekpieces) three weeks ago; goes back up in trip off 1lb lower here and he could have a big part to play.

15/2

Form: -74919 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Off the mark when scoring at Ffos Las (7.3f, good) for Ed Walker in August but that was a narrow win and she failed to back that up when last of nine on her stable debut over C&D last month; still lightly raced but has something to prove again after that tame effort last time.

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13th

14

(10)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Girl From Ipanema

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Martin Smith

Turf winner in August 2021; generally poor form since, including in two runs for current stable; enough to prove back on AW.

40/1

12th

9

(3)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

12:55 Brighton

Girl From Ipanema

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Martin Smith

midfield, pushed along after 2f, dropped to rear halfway, struggling and well beaten 2f out

33/1

7th

11

(7)

28th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

16:39 Catterick

Girl From Ipanema

8st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Martin Smith

prominent, pushed along when edged right towards near side from over 2f out, soon lost position, ridden when towards rear from over 1f out, held but kept on inside final furlong

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Come On Linda

The Times:

Manumission

POSTDATA:

Light Up Our Stars

Telegraph:

Visions Of Glory

Daily Mirror:

Outtake

The Guardian:

Manumission

The Sun:

Manumission

RP Ratings:

Come On Linda

Daily Express:

Come On Linda

The Star:

Come On Linda

Daily Record:

Come On Linda

Daily Mail:

Light Up Our Stars