January 19 / 17.05 Southwell (AW)

17.05 Southwell (AW)

Standard To Slow

Read Katie Walsh On Betway Insider Handicap

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 4f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 2m 40s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3326-1 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Plenty of solid efforts in defeat prior to landing his breakthrough success, at the 14th attempt, in 1m4f handicap at Newcastle last week; penalty demands more but he should give his running.
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9th

11

(14)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

18:18 Hamilton

Percy Willis

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Three-time AW winner this year; failed to transfer the best of that form back to turf at Doncaster (1m4f) two weekends ago and still has something to prove in this sphere.

5th

10

(9)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

Percy Willis

8st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

4th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percy Willis

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

13/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /0235-

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Strong traveller but finishing effort hasn't always delivered as much as looked likely; has the raw ability to feature in a race like this though and he has place claims.
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5th

4

(7)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Nottingham

Eagle’s Realm

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Fergal O’Brien

dwelt start, held up in rear, steady headway halfway, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, beaten over 1f out

11/4

2nd

7

(5)

2nd Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Eagle’s Realm

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-15 (placed seven times at up to 1m6f); has run to a similar level in four of his five starts for Fergal O'Brien; up 1lb for close third when favourite at Lingfield (1m5f, Polytrack) latest; should be thereabouts.

8/1

3rd

5

(5)

26th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Eagle’s Realm

10st 12lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

Maiden who has been running well in similar races on Polytrack and Tapeta, coming from off the pace when second at Southwell last week (1m4f); also has form at 1m6f and perhaps this intermediate trip will be ideal.

11/4

9/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 6172-1 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Making good progress for this yard, winning at Wolverhampton in November and going in again at Kempton 11 days ago (both 1m4f); only 2lb higher today and cheekpieces could squeeze out more; has run well over C&D in the past; strong claims.
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1st

4

(4)

5th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:54 Lingfield (AW)

Aljaryaal

8st 11lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Joseph Parr

Has been generally progressive on AW since November and he made it 3-7 for Joseph Parr when scoring on his step up to 2m here last Saturday; up 4lb but he stayed on well to beat a clear second last time and should have more to offer at this trip; big player.

15/8

1st

6

(4)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Aljaryaal

8st 13lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Joseph Parr

Consistent run of form on the AW for this yard, including 1m4f wins on Tapeta and Polytrack; only narrowly denied in a tactically run affair over 1m5f here three weeks ago and, if seeing out this longer trip, he's sure to be involved with Harry Burns taking off 5lb this time.

9/4

2nd

5

(3)

5th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:11 Lingfield (AW)

Aljaryaal

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Parr

Good record on AW since joining this yard, including 1m4f wins at Wolverhampton and Kempton; another solid run when third at Southwell (1m4f) in first-time cheekpieces (discarded) 17 days ago; should go well under Ryan Moore.

11/8

Form: 26835- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Course winner last winter (Fibresand) and added a turf handicap to his tally in the summer; sharper for last month's reappearance; unexposed over the trip and may rate higher yet.
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5th

4

(3)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Smokey Malone

11st 0lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: Julia Feilden

held up in behind leaders, short of room over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, not clear run and switched right 1f out, soon pushed along and no impression, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(2)

4th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smokey Malone

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

held up in midfield, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression inside final 110yds, eased when held towards finish

11/8

1st

1

(1)

19th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

13:20 Lingfield

Smokey Malone

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Close second at Brighton before finishing third in a race not run to suit him over 1m2f here (turf) 12 days ago; might well reverse placings with runner-up Sherpa Trail should this pan out more favourably and he's an assured stayer.

7/2

Form: 65966-

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
1m Polytrack winner for Richard Hughes; three runs for current yard have been short of his best and more will be needed today.
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9th

7

(6)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Romulan Prince

8st 11lb

J: George Rooke

T: Olly Williams

Sole win came at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) last summer when trained by Richard Hughes, but held since and returns to the Flat after an inauspicious hurdles debut; plenty to find with Maharashtra on last month's C&D running and easily passed over.

25/1

5th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:00 Market Rasen

Romulan Prince

10st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Olly Williams

1m Flat winner for Richard Hughes; not at his best in five Flat runs for new yard; stiff task on hurdle debut.

50/1

4th

3

(4)

3rd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Romulan Prince

9st 6lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Olly Williams

Fair efforts over C&D the last twice and he continues to edge down the weights; these cheekpieces seemed to have a positive effect on their sole previous use last September and he might not be far away.

11/1

8/1

Form: 11146- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Rattled off a hat-trick on turf last summer; very well treated on that form and he left the impression the run was needed when sixth at Wolverhampton last month; big run on the cards.
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9th

9

(6)

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:20 Leicester

Elhafei

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: John Mackie

Completed a turf hat-trick last season and regained the winning thread at Southwell (AW) on penultimate start; had an excuse (finished lame) latest; however, faces a tougher assignment off career-high mark.

12/1

5th

4

(3)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Elhafei

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Mackie

Took advantage of a much-reduced AW mark when ready winner of handicap over C&D 12 days ago; 4lb rise shouldn't prove sufficient to stop him from following up today.

5/4

1st

8

(8)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Elhafei

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Mackie

Well treated on his winning turf form from last summer but only 1-21 on the AW and is held by Percy Willis on their clash here last week.

12/1

Form: 8863-5

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Made a winning stable debut at Wolverhampton in August (extended 1m); has not progressed as may have been expected since but not beaten far the last twice and should give his running.
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10

(2)

23rd May 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dew You Believe

8st 9lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Michael Appleby

10th

11

(1)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Dew You Believe

8st 9lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Michael Appleby

Form: 83675-

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Just modest form since handicapping at trips from 1m3f to 1m5f; gelded since last seen in August and now tried in a tongue-tie; risky.
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5th

5

(3)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Nottingham

Henry The Fifth

9st 6lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Anthony Carson

midfield, nudged along from over 2f out, never near to challenge

8/1

3rd

1

(7)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

14:50 Yarmouth

Henry The Fifth

9st 10lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Anthony Carson

held up in rear, steady headway from 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, well held over 1f out, no match for first two

2/1

1st

4

(3)

31st May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 5

18:59 Yarmouth

Henry The Fifth

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Anthony Carson

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 4f out, shaken up when challenging from over 2f out, pushed along when led 1f out, edged right but kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably

7/2

Form: /4870-

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Handicapper on top last season (for Mark Johnston); some promise over hurdles for new yard but there are risks attached here, for all the drop into a Class 6 will suit.
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5th

7

(6)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:23 Brighton

Elusive Artist

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, lost position and towards rear over 5f out, headway and prominent on outer over 2f out, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, soon weakened gradually (jockey said the filly hung right-handed)

2/1

3rd

9

(7)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Elusive Artist

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Carroll

On much-reduced mark but sole win was at Newcastle (7f) in October 2020 and he's not made an impact over hurdles and on the Flat for this yard; ran into some trouble here (7f) in February but he needs to a major revival back up in trip after a break.

12/1

8th

4

(5)

28th Feb 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Elusive Artist

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Carroll

Dropped a long way in the weights since winning 7f handicap at Newcastle in late 2020; little to show for efforts for this yard, over hurdles and on AW, but is dropped in class and is one to keep in mind.

9/1

14/1

Form: 51412- C BF

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
In good form last summer, winning middle-distance handicaps at Brighton and Bath; quiet over hurdles more recently but this should be more to his liking; cheekpieces added; two C&D wins when the surface was Fibresand.
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9

(2)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:00 Bath

Temur Khan

9st 9lb

J: Emma Taff

T: Tony Carroll

Now 4lb lower than when winning over 1m5f here in September but wasn't at his best on AW in early part of this year and ran poorly when dropped back to 1m2f on turf this month, after a break.

33/1

7th

4

(9)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

17:05 Nottingham

Temur Khan

9st 7lb

J: Emma Taff

T: Tony Carroll

towards rear, steady headway on outer 3f out, pushed along when edged left and weakened under 2f out

10/1

6

(9)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Temur Khan

9st 3lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Dual turf winner last autumn, latterly off this mark; his other victories came on Fibresand and he'll need to step up on recent Tapeta efforts.

16/1

14/1

Form: 766/6-

Last run: 366 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Some promise in novice/maiden company last winter but she failed to improve for a switch to handicaps when last seen one year ago; up 4f in trip on stable debut (same owners); down in class and may do better.
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11th

5

(2)

19th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Schabang

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Some promise in novice/maiden company last winter but she failed to improve for a switch to handicaps when last seen one year ago; up 4f in trip on stable debut (same owners); down in class and may do better.

14/1

Form: 32508- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Better on turf but that is reflected in his handicap mark; sharper for last month's return to action and no surprise to see him leave that well behind.
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5th

11

(7)

8th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Bug Boy

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

prominent, disputed lead 4f out, ridden over 2f out, held from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost fourth final stride

10/1

7

(8)

18th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Bug Boy

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

7

(10)

25th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Bug Boy

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Tony Newcombe

Having his second start back after a 130-day absence when third of nine over C&D in February; the winner and second (twice) have been successful since, but has been off for another 81 days in the meantime and his record of 0-19 on the AW sounds a note of caution.

7/1

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Exacta £271.00
Straight Forecast £199.20
Tricast £382.30
Trifecta £562.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Percy Willis

NEWMARKET:

Aljaryaal

SPOTLIGHT:

Elhafei

POSTDATA:

Eagle's Realm

The Times:

Smokey Malone

Daily Express:

Temur Khan

The Guardian:

Percy Willis

Daily Mail:

Percy Willis

Daily Mirror:

Percy Willis

The Sun:

Aljaryaal

The Star:

Aljaryaal

Daily Record:

Aljaryaal

RP Ratings:

Elhafei