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13:20 Southwell

Good To Soft

Read Davy Russell On starsportsbet.co.uk Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £1906.1
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 3m 43s
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Read Davy Russell On starsportsbet.co.uk Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Prominent throughout and kept on well for clear third on debut at Uttoxeter (good to soft) in October, form that has been well advertised by the front pair since; likely contender.

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4th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Abuffalosoldier

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Made it 2-2 at Newbury when winning a 2m6f handicap there by 10l in January (good to soft); that triggered a 9lb rise which anchored him when a well-held there back there a month ago; held by Deeper Blue on that form.

12/1

3rd

3

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

14:30 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed the benefit of a wind op when posting career-best performance to win by 10l here (2m6f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces in January; went up 9lb for that but still enters calculations.

100/30

1st

1

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Abuffalosoldier

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Clear best effort over fences when second at Hereford (3m1f, good) in November; had wind surgery since last run; now wears first-time headgear; sole start at Newbury resulted in 3m hurdle win off 1lb higher; interesting back here.

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to smart chaser Little Josh; bettered Irish point debut when second of ten on yielding ground in May, after which he changed hands for £55,000; interesting to see how he fares on rules debut.

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2

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:30 Uttoxeter

Dancing With Deco

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Justified favouritism in run-of-the-mill Exeter maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) last month but never threatened to follow up at Wetherby (2m3f, good) and he looks vulnerable once more; should stay.

9/2

5th

1

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

12:50 Wetherby

Dancing With Deco

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Close second to a subsequent hurdle winner on bumper debut in December (good to soft) and justified favouritism in run-of-the-mill Exeter maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) last month; has a lot more on his plate here but remains unexposed and is likely to be suited by the step up in trip.

3/1

1st

2

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Dancing With Deco

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Bought for £55,000 after placed in two Irish points and bumped into a rival with potential on debut under rules in a bumper at Southwell (good to soft); the form is nothing special but it sets the standard here.

11/8

16/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; brother to same connections' fairly useful jumper Neachells Bridge, half-brother to a point winner; dam triple point winner, half-sister to useful jumper Deans Road; stable enjoys some bumper success (10% strike-rate); market may guide.

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0

4

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Barnards Green

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out

20/1

13th

7

6th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Uttoxeter

Barnards Green

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Placed in three of his four bumpers in 2021-22 season but cut little ice over hurdles last term, most recently when well down the field on handicap debut in January (2m); tries a much longer trip today.

25/1

14th

7

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:20 Doncaster

Barnards Green

11st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Placed in three of his four bumpers last season (all on good to soft); soundly beaten in three soft-ground maiden hurdles this term (2m-2m4f) but is back on a less testing surface for today's handicap debut and has plenty of scope for improvement.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to two Flat winners, one of them fairly useful in Ireland; dam French middle-distance Flat winner, half-sister to Group 2 Flat/very useful jumps winner Kasthari; stable's excellent strike-rate in bumpers makes him a must for the shortlist.

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10th

10

3rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Pour Me Another

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Half-brother to two Flat winners, one of them fairly useful in Ireland; dam French middle-distance Flat winner, half-sister to Group 2 Flat/very useful jumps winner Kasthari; finished behind Barnards Green and never looked dangerous when keeping-on fourth over C&D (good) last month but stable has excellent bumper strike-rate.

8/1

4th

10

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Pour Me Another

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Half-brother to two Flat winners, one of them fairly useful in Ireland; dam French middle-distance Flat winner, half-sister to Group 2 Flat/very useful jumps winner Kasthari; stable's excellent strike-rate in bumpers makes him a must for the shortlist.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

42,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful jumper Bundle Of Fun and hunter chase/prolific point winner Chesnut Annie; with a good stable (13% strike-rate in bumpers); could have a say.

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1st

2

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Imperial B G

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Runner-up at Haydock in April but tailed off at Warwick the following month and absent since; yard in good form and James Turner takes off a very handy 10lb, so there are grounds for optimism.

9/2

9th

8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Warwick

Imperial B G

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner who has been inconsistent in his five-race hurdling career but he returned to form with a good second at Haydock (3m, good to soft) last month and is a key player if he's on song once more.

11/2

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two Irish points in April; only seventh of eight (always towards rear; hung left throughout) on last month's rules debut at Cheltenham (good) but that was a Listed race and he was beaten only about 9l; today should tell us more.

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4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Royal Mogul

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

2-4 in novice company over hurdles last season but he's been pulled up in both his handicaps including on his chase debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November; now returns to hurdling after a second win operation but he needs a major revival after another break.

33/1

0

7

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:28 Ayr

Royal Mogul

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

2-4 in novice company over hurdles last season; not seen since struggling in Scottish Champion Hurdle here in April but still looks interesting on today's chasing debut.

11/1

11

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Royal Mogul

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won two minor events in the north of England and was found an easy opening in which to defy a penalty last time; 4lb 'wrong' for this severe hike in class and it looks a big ask.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to fair Irish hurdle winner Definiteadare; dam well beaten both starts (bumper/hurdle) but is half-sister to useful jumpers Viva Steve and Dublin Four; stable has very respectable bumper strike-rate.

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3rd

2

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:58 Warwick

Avalanche Peak

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Debut effort wasn't up to much but showed more at Newbury (soft) when running on to be fourth of ten runners, beaten about 6l; gives the impression that he'll stay well and might be vulnerable to sharper types; Joe Anderson also rode last time.

33/1

4th

3

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Avalanche Peak

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Modest debut (well-held seventh) at Southwell ten weeks ago; may do better with the experience under his belt but stable appears to have a much stronger chance with Nollyador.

20/1

7th

2

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Avalanche Peak

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Half-brother to fair Irish hurdle winner Definiteadare; dam well beaten both starts (bumper/hurdle) but is half-sister to useful jumpers Viva Steve and Dublin Four; stable has very respectable bumper strike-rate.

12/1

Form: 8

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

From a good jumping family that Hery Daly knows very well but showed only minor promise when eighth of 13 at Uttoxeter (good) last month and might be one for a bit further down the line.

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8th

2

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Blenkinsop

11st 8lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

4-4 since switched to handicaps, the latest win gained in very good style at Newbury (2m4f, soft; also suited by good) in December; moves up in grade today and has a bit to find on the figures but it's hard to tell when his improvement will level off, and his pedigree makes him a good candidate for 3m.

14/1

3

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:35 Cheltenham

Blenkinsop

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Stoutly bred and has improved in leaps and bounds since stepped up to 2m4f+ this season, completing four-timer in well-contested handicap at Newbury (soft) on New Year's Eve; again looked to have plenty in hand at the finish that day and he's well worth his place in this higher grade.

11/2

1st

12

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Blenkinsop

10st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

Stoutly bred and has taken off since stepped up to 2m4f+ this season, completing a quickfire hat-trick at Ludlow, Southwell and Exeter; his mark has risen 19lb as a result but he again had plenty in hand last time; up in grade here but it's fully justified and he can win again.

7/1

Form: 4

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not quite able to challenge but still shaped with significant promise when fourth of nine on debut at Ffos Las (good) in October; ought to build on that performance here.

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12th

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Callistos King

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, headway before 3 out

14/1

0

3

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Callistos King

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent

5/1

4th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Worcester

Callistos King

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fair and consistent hurdler who posted a solid third in first-time cheekpieces in 3m Stratford handicap 22 days ago; interesting chasing debutant for his top yard.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

30,000euros 3yo; out of half-sister to useful Flat winner Seafarer and a fair Flat/hurdle winner; stable does well in bumpers (20% strike-rate in last five seasons); enters calculations.

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3rd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Percy Veering

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Successful in three attempts over fences late last year, winning on soft ground at Warwick, Ffos Las and Exeter, but was a spent force when taking a tired fall at Wincanton (3m1f) early in the New Year; freshened up and drops back in distance, but does sit 18lb higher than when the winning run commenced.

5/1

0

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Percy Veering

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has gone 3-3 since further wind surgery and just kept on galloping when beating Caeruleum by just under 5l at Exeter (3m, soft); a further 6lb rise equates to a 19lb hike in all for that hat-trick but he's likeable.

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

16,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful jumper Mister Hotelier; top stable has excellent bumper strike-rate; no surprise if he features.

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4

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:35 Uttoxeter

Scarpered

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all four hurdling starts, most recently when dropped back to 2m (from 2m4f) for handicap debut three weeks ago; in good hands and can't be written off just yet but needs this jump up in trip to enable significant improvement.

12/1

10th

1

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell

Scarpered

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Soundly beaten on all three hurdling starts, most recently in very ordinary 2m4f Plumpton maiden this month; will need to improve to make a winning handicap debut but represents a top stable and today's switch to good ground might show him in a better light.

4/1

6th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

14:23 Plumpton

Scarpered

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Nicky Henderson

In a top stable but beaten a distance or more in all his four runs, twice over hurdles (2m/2m4f); there was some promise behind the useful Pembroke at Ludlow in December and this is very weak.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a low-grade 3m2f hurdle winner for these connections; other newcomers look much more interesting.

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9th

1

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Warwick

Avion

11st 0lb

J: Daniel Hiskett

T: Richard Phillips

Last of 12 on debut at Southwell (50-1) 19 days ago; needs to be transformed by first-time cheekpieces.

66/1

12th

3

12th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Avion

11st 0lb

J: Daniel Hiskett

T: Richard Phillips

Out of a low-grade 3m2f hurdle winner for these connections; other newcomers look much more interesting.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £586.00
Straight Forecast £479.70
Trifecta £8058.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Scarpered

SPOTLIGHT:

Abuffalosoldier

RP Ratings:

Royal Mogul

The Star:

Avion

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial B G

The Times:

Dancing With Deco

Telegraph:

Scarpered

Daily Express:

Scarpered

The Sun:

Scarpered

Daily Mail:

Abuffalosoldier

Daily Mirror:

Abuffalosoldier

Daily Record:

Abuffalosoldier

POSTDATA:

Royal Mogul