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17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £2700
  • 2m 0f 120y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 43s
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 06-824

Last run: 156 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-10 overall; a particularly good effort to miss out narrowly over 1m2f at Doncaster in March and he didn't run that badly when a 14l fourth of 16 at Newbury (1m4f); back from a break only last month when he also went close in a 2m maiden hurdle; bang there if getting home over this trip.

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8th

6

(11)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Aquilus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

All his three Flat wins have come on the AW and he comes here on the back of a good third in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month; considered.

12/1

3rd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but placed in two chases last month, more recently when close second to revitalised opponent at Hereford (2m, good); ought to handle today's slower ground and switches back to hurdling on a good mark.

6/1

2nd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but made a fairly good start to chasing career when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is another 3lb lower here; one to consider.

11/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 434322

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 1m4f in July 2020; agonising near misses over this far at Chelmsford last month and he's only 1lb higher than on those occasions; bit to prove on Tapeta (0-6) but sound claims otherwise.

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1st

1

(6)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer with a poor strike-rate; close fifth at Kempton (2m) last time in a race that wasn't run to suit and the prospect of another steady pace reduces his appeal.

7/2

5th

1

(10)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer who is hard to win with (4-44) and needs everything to fall right, which didn't happen when a never-dangerous third at Southwell last month; capable but not without risk.

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: /6-353

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Doesn't do anything in a hurry but she kept on to make the frame over Newcastle's extended 2m last time; this sharper test is perhaps not ideal but she needs considering each-way.

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9th

10

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Yasmin From York

8st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

raced in second, lost second and raced in third with one circuit to go

12/1

4th

3

(6)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:20 Catterick

Yasmin From York

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Simon Whitaker

prominent, dropped to midfield after 1f

9/2

3rd

4

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:20 Pontefract

Yasmin From York

9st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Simon Whitaker

14 months off before this season and below form; however, she rallied when third of five to Manxman at Carlisle eight days ago and makes appeal on what she showed last May/June on good or firmer, including in a run at this track.

9/1

Form: 052325 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Placed in two low-grade Flat handicaps for new stable this autumn but probably needs more to win this and he was tailed off over fences last time.

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1st

6

(2)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Metal Man

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Largely respectable 2m form for current stable; won at Lingfield three starts ago; creditable second at Southwell latest; solid chance.

7/2

2nd

6

(3)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Cosy winner of a 2m handicap at Lingfield this month; only fifth of six at Kempton last time but it was still a fair effort; should remain competitive at this level.

5/1

5th

3

(6)

12th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rebecca Menzies

Yard is in fine form and this one reeled in the leader to win with something to spare at Lingfield last week (2m); is only lightly raced on AW and has more to come despite the penalty.

7/4

Form: /813-0

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

2m Flat win at Chepstow in August last year so capable in this sphere; however, embarked on a long absence not long after and he's shown very little under either code since returning; now goes in cheekpieces.

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2

(12)

3rd May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Made all when winning easily for Ian Williams over C&D early last year off a 2lb higher mark; back in form on his recent course comeback (1m6f) for Roisin Leech, again from the front, and that gave something to build on.

6/1

2nd

2

(11)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Easy winner from 2lb higher here (16.5f; first-time tongue-tie) on his final start for Ian Williams in January last year, but form has regressed under both codes for this yard; best watched for now.

33/1

10

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:20 Hereford

Tribal Commander

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Sophie Leech

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles since last summer; his defeat on heavy ground in December can be overlooked but, nevertheless, he comes here with a lot to prove; 3lb out of the weights.

16/1

25/1

Form: 714709

Last run: 123 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

A better horse on the AW than turf but his recent troubles continued when tailed off at Chelmsford last time, having again been slowly away; has form here but it's not hard to have reservations; hood joins cheekpieces.

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11th

11

(2)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

14:02 Bath

Cinzento

9st 4lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

80-1 winner at Kempton (2m) when gaining his sixth career success; looked rusty back from 77 days away when slow to break and never involved at Lingfield; record of 0-8 on grass (no places) reduces his appeal.

33/1

5th

6

(6)

30th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:52 Lingfield (AW)

Cinzento

10st 9lb

J: Miss Megan Jordan

T: Roger Teal

slowly away, in rear, headway and in touch with leaders after 6f

7/1

1st

12

(2)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:45 Kempton (AW)

Cinzento

8st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Roger Teal

All five wins have come over 1m4f/1m5f in 0-50 classified events on the AW; has run well over this far, but opposable at this level; hood removed but cheekpieces remain.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-1904 CD

Last run: 225 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in January off 2lb higher so has the ability to go well but his subsequent efforts haven't been up to much.

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10th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nelson River

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Out of form over fences towards end of 2022 and returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December; has too much to prove on first hurdling start since 2021.

50/1

8th

8

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nelson River

9st 0lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Only seen sporadically in recent times and didn't achieve a lot when third of four at Lingfield (2m) in February; well held over C&D since and others preferred again.

25/1

Form: 763807

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Only six runs ago he made his debut over an extended 5f at Bath; still a maiden and difficult to know whether he'll stay this far but on his first attempt at Lingfield 28 days ago he was badly hampered.

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7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Emanate

11st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, no impression after 2 out

14/1

14/1

Form: 6770/6

Last run: 307 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Ran okay in three handicap chases during the summer but he's a 16-race maiden whose only Flat run in Britain (excluding bumpers) saw him well beaten in a 1m4f handicap on Fibresand; has had wind surgery.

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0

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

19:00 Newton Abbot

Yaazaain

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

prominent

33/1

12

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Worcester

Yaazaain

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won over fences last May and went close in a selling handicap hurdle in September; however, he has a patchy profile and was struggling when last seen in December; others have more compelling claims.

33/1

8

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Yaazaain

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Career record is 1-32, the success coming over fences at Huntingdon May (did his best to throw it away); well held over hurdles lately; safe conveyance and trainer in form but limited appeal, especially if there's more rain.

16/1

14/1

Form: 0-7069

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Both wins from 30 starts came over 1m6f/2m last year; hasn't been in the same form following wind surgery.

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10th

7

(2)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reassurance

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Danny Brooke

Both wins from 30 starts came over 1m6f/2m last year; hasn't been in the same form following wind surgery.

14/1

10

26th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Reassurance

10st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Modest (at best) dual Flat winner; showed ability on hurdle debut but below that level in four other starts in this sphere; hasn't been in much form on the Flat and enough to prove back over hurdles.

20/1

6

(2)

13th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:30 Lingfield (AW)

Reassurance

9st 5lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Danny Brooke

Her mark continues to fall and there have been a couple of fair runs this autumn, but on recent evidence others are more compelling.

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Socially Shady

SPOTLIGHT:

Phoenix Aquilus

Telegraph:

Metal Man

Daily Express:

Nelson River

Daily Mail:

Socially Shady

Daily Mirror:

Socially Shady

The Sun:

Socially Shady

The Star:

Socially Shady

Daily Record:

Socially Shady

RP Ratings:

Phoenix Aquilus

LAMBOURN:

Phoenix Aquilus

The Times:

Phoenix Aquilus

The Guardian:

Phoenix Aquilus