January 25 / 19.00 Southwell (AW)

19.00 Southwell (AW) Standard To Slow

Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 2m 0f 102y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 45s
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Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 56013- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Had subsequent winners and Nataleena behind when showing much-improved form for the step up to 2m on Newcastle Tapeta in October; was returning from a short break when a persevering third over C&D last month and he should find another staying race off this mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

7

(3)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tom Tate

Form figures of 131 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at this track and Southwell; open to further progress at this trip; respected.

9/2

1st

9

(10)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tom Tate

Had subsequent winners and Nataleena behind when showing much-improved form for the step up to 2m on Newcastle Tapeta in October; was returning from a short break when a persevering third over C&D last month and he should find another staying race off this mark.

3/1

3rd

11

(8)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tom Tate

Left previous handicap form behind when upped in trip and winning at 80-1 at Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) last time out in October; this lightly raced 3yo has obvious claims up 4lb if confirming that promise.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 3909-7 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner at 2m, including on Wolverhampton Tapeta; is favourably treated at present but that's due to her going through a quiet spell; hard to count on a revival just yet.
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8th

11

(8)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bird For Life

8st 6lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Mark Usher

Habitual slow starter who was back to form when second over C&D last month; never threatened a serious blow when seventh (Kitten's Dream second) over 1m6f here since but this trip suits her better.

20/1

7th

9

(2)

22nd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Usher

Back in form here last time off the same mark but her last five wins have come over further and she'll want a good test, especially as she's got into the habit of blowing the start.

8/1

2nd

7

(8)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 5lb

J: Ellie MacKenzie

T: Mark Usher

Multiple winner at 2m, including on Wolverhampton Tapeta; is favourably treated at present but that's due to her going through a quiet spell; hard to count on a revival just yet.

14/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 39805-

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Winning debut in Newcastle bumper last January but has been hammered in handicaps at 1m2f-1m6f since September (in cheekpieces latest, retained); needs subsequent wind surgery to make a big difference.
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4th

6

(2)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Hackberry

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Bumper winner; nearly opened his Flat account at Newcastle (2m) on penultimate start, going down narrowly; form dipped last time but gave impression he's ready for this drop back to 1m6f; remains of interest.

11/2

6th

10

(4)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Hackberry

9st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

Now 0-9 on the Flat but he's recorded two solid placed efforts off this mark (C&D first occasion) since returning from wind surgery; should give another good account.

11/2

2nd

2

(1)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Hackberry

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery prior to an encouraging effort at Southwell (2m) three weeks ago; bumper winner on this AW course; interesting back here.

5/1

13/2

Form: 7456-5 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m winner on Newcastle Tapeta; rather quiet this winter but has dropped below her latest winning mark and more encouraging signs when fifth behind in-form rivals over 1m6f here this month; thereabouts.
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4th

2

(6)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Nataleena

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Dual 2m winner on Newcastle Tapeta; rather quiet this winter but has dropped below her latest winning mark and more encouraging signs when fifth behind in-form rivals over 1m6f here this month; thereabouts.

13/2

5th

11

(12)

11th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Nataleena

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

In good order on turf last summer and she didn't run badly at Newcastle in October; two subsequent runs less good though and others have more obvious claims.

14/1

6th

7

(3)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:45 Newcastle (AW)

Nataleena

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Regular round here, including two wins; latest C&D fifth 46 days ago was no more than respectable but she's well capable off this mark if in the mood.

8/1

9/2

Form: 3447-3

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Sole win at 1m2f on Polytrack in 2020; unproven over 2m but he kept his nose to the grindstone when third to a subsequent winner on recent debut for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f) and is on a fair mark these days.
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6th

2

(1)

3rd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 7lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Sole win came off 11lb higher at Lingfield two years ago; not disgraced in two starts (1m4f/2m) for new stable this year; possibilities provided he takes well to change of headgear (visor replaces usual cheekpieces).

6/1

5th

5

(9)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Sole win at 1m2f on Polytrack in 2020; unproven over 2m but he kept his nose to the grindstone when third to a subsequent winner on recent debut for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f) and is on a fair mark these days.

9/2

3rd

5

(7)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won off 9lb higher in cheekpieces on Polytrack (1m2f) in January 2020 but that is his sole win from 28 starts; third at Lingfield (1m5f) last March on latest AW start and the return to this sphere for new yard (off 197 days; has left Stan Moore) means he needs a second look; in-form yard also runs Mahanakhon Power.

7/1

Form: 3046-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Has possibilities on his middle-distance turf form in the autumn but not nearly as good on the AW so far, including at 2m.
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2nd

9

8th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:10 Ludlow

Letter At Dawn

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Down

11

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:34 Newton Abbot

Letter At Dawn

10st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Chris Down

Form: 7452/4 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler who made a slow start to latest campaign, over hurdles and fences before lacking the pace to challenge over 1m6f at Wolverhampton 20 days ago (favourite); this longer trip may be more to the point.
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5th

1

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:20 Doncaster

Talking About You

11st 12lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Sean Curran

Second in a Listed juvenile here only just over a year ago but it's hard to get too excited by her efforts over hurdles/on the Flat this winter.

14/1

7th

3

(2)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Talking About You

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sean Curran

Useful hurdler who made a slow start to latest campaign, over hurdles and fences before lacking the pace to challenge over 1m6f at Wolverhampton 20 days ago (favourite); this longer trip may be more to the point.

9/2

4th

1

(2)

5th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Talking About You

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sean Curran

Showed promise on Polytrack and turf before making her name as a hurdler last winter; has had a slow start to this campaign, being well beaten over hurdles before pulled up on chase debut last month; needs quick revival back on AW.

11/2

25/1

Form: /708-8

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Close up over hurdles last month but it's a long time since he ran well on the AW and was well adrift over 1m4f here 16 days ago.
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7th

6

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Seaborough

11st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Derek Shaw

6th

6

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

15:45 Fakenham

Seaborough

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Derek Shaw

Down the field in this contest in 2020 (sole previous visit to Fakenham); 1-27 over hurdles but did have two near-misses in late 2021; probably paid the price for racing freely when fourth at Doncaster last month.

9/1

4th

4

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Seaborough

11st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Derek Shaw

Pulled well clear of the third when second over C&D (good to soft) in early December and the winner has run well at Cheltenham since; not in the same form back here over Christmas but the handicapper has given him a chance by quickly dropping him back 4lb; hard to get too excited by his two performances on AW Flat last month but he's a contender on that C&D runner-up effort.

7/1

10/1

Form: 13928-

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
2lb above latest winning mark, over 1m6f on Polytrack in August, but mixed on Tapeta and didn't shine here after bleeding from the nose over hurdles last month; cheekpieces refitted (well held in previous attempts).
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9th

4

(3)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Globetrotter

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

2lb above latest winning mark, over 1m6f on Polytrack in August, but mixed on Tapeta and didn't shine here after bleeding from the nose over hurdles last month; cheekpieces refitted (well held in previous attempts).

10/1

8th

1

(7)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

12:25 Southwell (AW)

Globetrotter

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

Not at his best over hurdles last month (broke blood vessel) but went close at Catterick in October on his latest Flat start and he's run well on Tapeta in the past; on the shortlist.

6/1

7th

4

22nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Globetrotter

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Won maiden hurdle at Hexham in September 2018 (2m, good); has been in fair form on the Flat (AW/turf) recently and no surprise were he to give another good account.

7/1

Form: 675-

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Looked a staying type on 1m6f turf debut and made no impact dropped to 1m4f at Wolverhampton since; should have more to offer at 2m now handicapping and David Probert is 3-9 for yard in last five years.
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10th

6

(1)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Robert Hooke

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: David Menuisier

Looked a staying type on 1m6f turf debut and made no impact dropped to 1m4f at Wolverhampton since; should have more to offer at 2m now handicapping and David Probert is 3-9 for yard in last five years.

9/2

5th

3

(6)

13th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Robert Hooke

9st 5lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: David Menuisier

Modest seventh over C&D last month, failing to improve on his Nottingham debut effort; handicaps more suitable after this.

33/1

7th

8

(5)

13th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Ascot

Robert Hooke

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: David Menuisier

20-1 for his recent debut at Nottingham (1m6f, good) when he never really threatened; could take a step forward with that run behind him but he will need to.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £365.00
Straight Forecast £404.80
Tricast £2753.30
Trifecta £2702.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Robert Hooke

RP Ratings:

Mr Shady

THE NORTH:

Freewheelin

Telegraph:

Talking About You

POSTDATA:

Nataleena

The Times:

Robert Hooke

Daily Mail:

Robert Hooke

Daily Express:

Robert Hooke

Daily Mirror:

Robert Hooke

The Star:

Freewheelin

The Guardian:

Mr Shady

The Sun:

Mr Shady

Daily Record:

Mr Shady