December 30 / 16.00 Wolverhampton (AW)

16.00 Wolverhampton (AW)

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#betyourway At Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 2m 1s
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 651271 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won at Beverley in September and posted his first AW win when scoring over C&D earlier this month; had just over 2l to spare and if reproducing that form he's a big player up 5lb.
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2nd

4

(5)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

13:45 Pontefract

Billy Roberts

10st 6lb

J: Miss Stephanie Jardeback

T: Simon Whitaker

held up in behind leaders on inner, waiting for room and lost ground 3f out, in the clear but still plenty to do 2f out, kept on and went second final 110yds, never near to challenge

11/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 546477

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
On a handy mark on his best Flat form and ran well over hurdles in October, but not at the same level the next twice and his strike-rate in this code is just 1-25; seems better on turf and others appeal more.
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6th

6

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

18:00 Nottingham

James Park Woods

10st 2lb

J: Miss Danielle Mooney

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

held up in rear, ridden and still plenty to do 2f out, headway and kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

10/1

4th

12

(4)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 5

17:21 Goodwood

James Park Woods

9st 2lb

J: Sophie Reed

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

midfield, pushed along and headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

8/1

3rd

2

(6)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

13:10 Carlisle

James Park Woods

9st 9lb

J: Sophie Reed

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Only win was in 2019 and he's 1-34 overall but he's running respectably at present, fourth of 12 at Bath (1m, good to soft) on Tuesday; says this far and should again be thereabouts.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 674

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Made debut in September and has contested three 1m novices on Polytrack; hasn't progressed but this handicap debut provides a more realistic opportunity and she's bred to improve for the step up in trip; could have big say.
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7th

8

(6)

9th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Allowed

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Made debut at end of September and has now won at Southwell (1m3f) and Kempton (1m4f) on the last two of her six starts; another 8lb higher today, having knuckled down very well to assert late on last time; will stay further but progressing well and remains of interest at 1m4f in this hat-trick bid.

7/2

1st

5

(5)

16th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Allowed

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Proved suited by the step up to 1m3f at Southwell last month, opening her account at the fifth attempt; this extra furlong is likely to aid further improvement; has to be feared.

13/8

1st

9

(8)

24th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:30 Southwell (AW)

Allowed

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Made debut in September; 17-2 for first handicap at Wolverhampton (9.4f) last month and she rallied well to finish third of nine behind a resurgent rival; open to more progress on this step up to 1m3f and she's an interesting contender for powerful yard.

5/2

Form: 558096

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Ex-Ballydoyle 3yo who has dropped down the weights and took a step back in the right direction when sixth over C&D last time on his fourth run for Marco Botti; might not be far away but needs something extra in the first-time cheekpieces (replacing blinkers) if he's to post a first win.
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4th

5

(1)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Marco Botti

Left Aidan O'Brien last summer; four thirds, including at Kempton (1m4f) on latest start, but still no win after 12 attempts; usually wears blinkers or cheekpieces, and now he's tongue tied as well; down the weights but others inspire more confidence for win purposes.

6/1

3rd

7

(7)

8th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

18:15 Kempton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 2lb

Blue-blood who didn't progress for Aidan O'Brien and still looks to have his share of weight for new connections, albeit not entirely his fault he didn't finish closer at Wolverhampton after Christmas (about 1m1f); must prove stamina over new trip.

10/1

4th

8

(1)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

Ex-Ballydoyle 3yo who has dropped down the weights and took a step back in the right direction when sixth over C&D last time on his fourth run for Marco Botti; might not be far away but needs something extra in the first-time cheekpieces (replacing blinkers) if he's to post a first win.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 763095 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Three-time course winner who popped up with two wins at Epsom in July and is well treated on that form; however, this 10yo has struggled to get competitive since and has been soundly beaten here the last twice.
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1st

3

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Redcar

Mythical Madness

9st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

A long time since this 11yo won over today's trip but he was second in this last year and he arrives on the back of a commanding handicap win under Mark Winn at Lingfield (1m, AW); every chance he'll be in the mix.

7/2

1st

1

(9)

16th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Mythical Madness

9st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who is nothing like as good as he was, but did score twice on turf last summer and is a stone lower than for the second of those wins; in the frame in five of his last six starts, but they were over further and not sure this sharp mile is ideal for him now.

6/1

3rd

2

(3)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Mythical Madness

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who is nothing like as good as he was, but did score twice on turf last summer and has run well to reach the frame at Wolverhampton (9.4f/8.6f) in his last two starts; return to 1m2f on Polytrack is no problem and he shouldn't be far away.

9/1

7/4

Form: 456632

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
3yo who is 0-8 but has been suited by the return to AW lately, finishing third then second at Lingfield (both 1m2f, Polytrack); bang there if she proves to be just as effective on Tapeta.
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4th

4

(5)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Who Cares Wins

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Alan King

Finished ahead of Classy Dame when second over C&D last month; strong favourite to go one better at Wolverhampton 15 days ago but she dropped away quite tamely in the final furlong; returning to more patient tactics may prove beneficial.

7/2

6th

6

(11)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Who Cares Wins

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

3yo who is 0-8 but has been suited by the return to AW lately, finishing third then second at Lingfield (both 1m2f, Polytrack); bang there if she proves to be just as effective on Tapeta.

7/4

2nd

7

(9)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:55 Lingfield (AW)

Who Cares Wins

9st 4lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Alan King

0-7 but she has threatened on Polytrack, including a creditable third over C&D last month; this is a drop in class and she could have more to give on the AW.

11/2

Form: 154000 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Won off a 1lb higher mark for Jim Bolger in August but badly out of form in autumn and changed hands for 4,500gns in October; dramatic turnaround needed in first-time tongue-tie on stable debut.
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2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:20 Kempton

Dawn Tapper

10st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Joe Ponting

The worst Flat performer in this field (peak RPR 63, achieved in Ireland) and appears to have a stiff task on debut over hurdles; second run for new yard.

25/1

7th

10

(9)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dawn Tapper

8st 12lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

Won off a 1lb higher mark for Jim Bolger in August but badly out of form in autumn and changed hands for 4,500gns in October; dramatic turnaround needed in first-time tongue-tie on stable debut.

25/1

Form: 6433-0

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo who showed promise on Fibresand for Jamie Osborne late last year, but he was well beaten over C&D 24 days ago when making his stable debut after an absence; tongue-tie goes on; probably best watched.
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9th

8

(2)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Restricted Area

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Nikki Evans

Promise at a modest level for Jamie Osborne as a 2yo; has barely beaten a rival since returning from a 342-day absence for new yard; now steps up to 2m for the first time in new headgear.

25/1

9th

3

(7)

15th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Restricted Area

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Nikki Evans

0-6; showed winning potential for Jamie Osborne but nothing as yet for current yard after a period on the sidelines; now in cheekpieces (tongue tied last time).

40/1

8th

7

(8)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Restricted Area

9st 8lb

J: George Rooke

T: Nikki Evans

Lightly raced 3yo who showed promise on Fibresand for Jamie Osborne late last year, but he was well beaten over C&D 24 days ago when making his stable debut after an absence; tongue-tie goes on; probably best watched.

25/1

50/1

Form: 639-09

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Placed a few times on AW in 2020 (including here) but twice well beaten this month on the back of a long absence; 0-13 and plenty to prove.
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5th

5

(4)

9th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Giant Steps

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

6th

8

(6)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Giant Steps

8st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

Form: 088087 C

Last run: 1 day

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Two-time course winner who has dropped to an attractive mark but he hasn't been at his best in recent months and has made no impact on his first two starts for this yard, most recently at Southwell yesterday.
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5th

1

(4)

2nd Jun 2022

Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

13:00 Leicester

Central City

9st 13lb

J: Bradley Furniss

T: Gay Kelleway

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear, hung right and shaken up 3f out, dropped to last under 2f out, well beaten from over 1f out

11/8

1st

3

(6)

28th May 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Central City

9st 3lb

J: Bradley Furniss

T: Gay Kelleway

7-42 on the AW including two wins here (1m2f); running well this month, winning at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) and going down narrowly on turf at Yarmouth (11.5f, good to firm), but this will be his first attempt beyond an extended 1m4f so does have stamina to prove; major player if he stays.

11/4

2nd

5

(2)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

13:25 Yarmouth

Central City

9st 7lb

J: Bradley Furniss

T: Gay Kelleway

Seen mostly on AW these days; finally capitalised on falling mark, while benefiting from return to further, at Lingfield 15 days ago, providing Bradley Furniss with his first winner (1m4f); has potential up 4lb.

Form: 767583 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
His losing run goes back 17 races to January 2020 but he's tumbled down the weights and was a close third over C&D about three weeks ago when back from a break; could be in the mix off unchanged mark.
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3rd

6

(1)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:22 Ayr

Red Bond

9st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

taken down early, raced in second, lost second and prominent 8f out, switched right and went second again when ridden 2f out, edged right and lost second 1f out, kept on but held inside final furlong

10/1

3

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

14:50 Musselburgh

Red Bond

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Often leads; back in form when placed twice on AW this winter but need to forgive a lesser run back on turf at Doncaster (1m2f, good to soft) last month; engaged 6.50 Ayr Tuesday.

9/2

4th

3

(2)

26th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:50 Ayr

Red Bond

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

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Exacta £217.00
Straight Forecast £206.10
Tricast £1336.20
Trifecta £1516.00

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Billy Roberts

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Mythical Madness

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Mythical Madness