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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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Norton

Both wins have been over 1m6f but he stays 2m; didn't run too badly on stable debut when behind Vision Of Hope and could build on that.

8/1

5th

8

(7)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: John Norton

2-20 with both wins coming on Tapeta over 2m; final efforts on turf for Tom Tate are readily forgiven but he has been off since June and has changed hands for £3,500.

8/1

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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1st

7

(6)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Bird For Life

8st 12lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Usher

Habitual slow starter who has gained nine of her ten wins on the AW, including twice over C&D; likes to come late and needs a good pace to aim at, but despite the smallish field she might get it and is back off her last winning mark; a player if things pan out her way.

6/1

7th

2

(6)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mark Usher

towards rear, not clear run 3f out, headway from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

16/1

5th

2

(14)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mark Usher

dwelt start, raced in last, detached after 3f

7/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

5

(6)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hackberry

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Nikki Evans

in touch with leaders

16/1

12th

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Fair on the Flat but was pulled up on hurdling debut for Ann Duffield in the autumn and also struggled on first hurdle start for current stable, over C&D behind Welsh Charger eight days ago.

200/1

15th

3

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Fair bumper/Flat scorer for Brian Ellison but he was pulled up on his hurdling debut for Ann Duffield at Kelso in October and also came in well held back on the level in 2m Wolverhampton handicap last month for his new stable; others appeal more.

50/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Nataleena

9st 9lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear of midfield, lost position halfway, dropped to rear over 2f out (jockey said mare hung right)

25/1

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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Verdict Starting price

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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6

26th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

14:18 Newton Abbot

Letter At Dawn

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

took keen hold, not fluent, pressed leader, led after 2nd, headed after 3rd, lost position 4th, in rear from 6th, behind when pulled up after 8th (vet said gelding was lame on his left-fore)

12/1

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

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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9th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Seaborough

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ended a long losing run when scoring off 5lb higher at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last autumn but he's struggled this year and has been pulled up at Doncaster and Market Rasen this month; has a lot to prove again and can only be watched.

50/1

0

7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Seaborough

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

always behind

33/1

0

12

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Seaborough

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Well exposed 8yo who has a modest strike-rate; holds poor claims on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); opposed.

40/1

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