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13:00 Lingfield (AW)

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Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £3510
  • 1m 5f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 2m 44s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3520-1 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Shaped as though further would suit when off the mark over 1m2f here 22 days ago but this is a step into the unknown (dam has produced a 1m4f winner); there can't be any complaints about a 2lb rise though.

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4th

2

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:32 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melakaz

9st 12lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Stephens

Made it 5-9 on AW when scoring at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) last July but he was laboured back there on his return in December; now drops back into a Class 4 event but he has bit to prove after another break and others are more persuasive.

6/1

13th

11

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Melakaz

8st 6lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Robert Stephens

Low-mileage 5yo who made it five AW wins on the spin when going in over C&D in July; off since but he has won off a break so merits serious consideration despite having a career-high mark to overcome.

13/2

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8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5458-3 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Currently 2-3 round here but the wins came some time ago; however, is back to a mark 2lb lower than when last successful (on turf in September) and this is a bit easier, so he needs considering.

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3rd

2

(10)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Koeman

10st 0lb

J: J F Egan

T: Mick Channon

Only 3lb higher than for his comfortable win at Chelmsford (extended 1m5f, Polytrack) in April but he's not gone on from that in three runs since and was a long way below form over C&D on his recent return form a break; bit to prove and is drawn widest of all here.

12/1

10th

9

(5)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Koeman

9st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Mick Channon

in rear, pushed along and no impression from over 3f out

9/1

3rd

2

(3)

20th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

19:10 Salisbury

Koeman

9st 9lb

J: J F Egan

T: Mick Channon

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 21/37-

Last run: 360 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Often pulls hard and has undergone wind surgery since a poor effort over hurdles a couple of months ago; is on a workable mark if he settles but therein lies the gamble.

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11th

18

(5)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Newcastle (AW)

Catbird Seat

8st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and dropped to rear over 2f out, well held from over 1f out

33/1

3rd

6

(3)

1st Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Catbird Seat

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/2

1st

1

(3)

10th May 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Catbird Seat

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

No impact in his four Flat turf races (2020); he did show some ability in two of four hurdle starts last year but it's in AW handicap campaign this year (last three starts over 2m) that he has made his mark; player if that form is transferred to turf.

Form: 664-

Last run: 152 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Off for three months following an ordinary debut over hurdles; nothing exciting in three novice starts previously, hanging badly left on one occasion, and Catbird Seat looks his trainer's best shout.

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2nd

2

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Theonlywayiswessex

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Dual-purpose performer who started last year with two 1m4f wins (AW) but he ended 2023 with a remote fifth over C&D; that was behind a handicap blot but he's not easy to predict and comes with risks attached after 103 days off.

10/1

Form: 4578-1

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; looked to need his debut for new connections in November; found the ideal opening when winning a weak 1m2f novice 12 days ago (first-time tongue-tie, retained) and needs to improve for the much stiffer test.

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6th

2

(7)

25th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Lingfield (AW)

Cerulean

10st 2lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, lost second over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

7th

7

(7)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cerulean

8st 13lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Didn't have to match his best French form to win a 1m2f novice at Chelmsford in January; no significant progress in handicaps since and his stable may have stronger claims with Boasty.

25/1

7th

6

(6)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

15:20 Nottingham

Cerulean

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ivan Furtado

Form: 0947-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since early in his 3yo career and is yet to land a handicap; is on a career-low mark, down another 3lb, but will need to step up somewhat on recent efforts.

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6th

4

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield

Creationist

9st 0lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Lee Carter

Losing spell goes back to his AW wins in early 2019 and his form has been on a general decline in recent times; turf record isn't compelling; enough to prove in new headgear.

25/1

9th

8

(2)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:50 Kempton (AW)

Creationist

9st 1lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Lee Carter

Middle Distance Final second here in 2019 (1m3f) off 39lb higher remains his best form effort; chucked in on such as that, and still relatively untried over marathon distances, but losing Flat run is now 24.

25/1

7th

1

(8)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

14:30 Yarmouth

Creationist

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Lee Carter

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

Form: 22606- C

Last run: 134 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has a win and a close second to his name in three runs here; should be happier back on the Flat, following three poor efforts over hurdles late last year, but has questions to answer.

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4th

9

(9)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wheres Tom

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Madgwick

Holding his form fairly well; on a four-year losing spell but has become attractively handicapped; went close off 7lb higher over C&D last March; possibilities.

8/1

5th

1

(7)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Wheres Tom

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Michael Madgwick

Dual-purpose performer with a record of 2-35 and his last win was in a novice at this track (1m4f) four years ago; stays this trip and was a fair fifth back on the Flat here in December but others are more persuasive.

8/1

5th

3

(10)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Wheres Tom

9st 7lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Michael Madgwick

Dual-purpose performer who struggled off a basement over hurdles three weeks ago but his Flat win came over C&D and he's well handicapped on some AW form in the spring; not ruled back in this sphere for yard that won this in 2022.

8/1

Form: 7744-6 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was but has slid to a competitive mark and this is more suitable after a run over 1m last time; boasts a good record here and should do better.

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8th

5

(6)

25th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Battle Of Marathon

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Ryan

Not as good as he was but has slid to a competitive mark and this is more suitable after a run over 1m last time; boasts a good record here and should do better.

14/1

6th

2

(4)

6th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Battle Of Marathon

9st 12lb

J: Tia Phillips

T: John Ryan

Last six wins, including here, came over 1m4f-1m6f, and it's a number of years since he ran over this trip; did better last time but he's into the veteran stage and inconsistent now, and this can only look too sharp.

12/1

1

19th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

13:20 Fakenham

Battle Of Marathon

11st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: John Ryan

Very smart Flat performer in his prime but not as good now, is winless this year and has left it late to go hurdling.

Form: 39464-

Last run: 124 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Two wins for Mark Walford came on Tapeta and is making his Polytrack debut for new connections, having been picked up for 8,000gns; is back on his last winning mark and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the market.

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1st

3

(4)

1st May 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clifftop Heaven

10st 12lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

led, headed after 2f, soon in touch with leaders

3/1

12/1

Form: 05016/

Last run: 495 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has won two bumpers and two over hurdles since last seen on the Flat; not much room for manoeuvre off this mark, hence having a 7lb claimer up, and his three Flat victories came over 2m (all at Chelmsford).

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8th

3

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Jumping Cats

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Deborah Faulkner

midfield, dropped to rear and pushed along 6th, blundered 7th, ridden and lost touch after 4 out

8/1

2

29th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Jumping Cats

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Deborah Faulkner

towards rear, pushed along with one circuit to go, dropped to last 5th, ridden 4 out, well beaten but staying on when fell 2 out

16/1

4th

1

(1)

24th May 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

19:10 Lingfield (AW)

Jumping Cats

9st 10lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Unconvincing record since his two wins over hurdles in October, most recently fourth in Leicester seller back on the Flat; however, good chance on peak form (won off this mark on AW in 2019 and 2020).

8/1

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Selections

The Guardian:

Cerulean

The Star:

Melakaz

Telegraph:

Clifftop Heaven

POSTDATA:

Koeman

Daily Express:

Catbird Seat

The Times:

Creationist

SPOTLIGHT:

Battle Of Marathon

The Sun:

Cerulean

Daily Record:

Melakaz

Daily Mirror:

Clifftop Heaven

Daily Mail:

Koeman