February 08 / 17.30 Southwell (AW)

17.30 Southwell (AW)

Standard To Slow

Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £3510
  • 1m 4f 14y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 2m 42s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 553-22

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Arrives in good form, though he carried his head awkwardly when runner-up over C&D three weeks ago; he holds place prospects once more nudged up 1lb.
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6th

6

(4)

15th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Soaring Star

8st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Philip Kirby

Didn't look entirely straightforward here last time; consistent otherwise for current yard and scored comfortably over C&D earlier in February; bit to prove in this grade but may bounce back and run well.

7/1

6th

1

(1)

24th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:57 Southwell (AW)

Soaring Star

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Philip Kirby

Holding his form well since upped in distance by current yard and he gained a clearcut success over C&D two weeks ago; a 4lb higher mark demands more but he's likely to be thereabouts.

13/2

1st

1

(6)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Soaring Star

9st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

Arrives in good form, though he carried his head awkwardly when runner-up over C&D three weeks ago; he holds place prospects once more nudged up 1lb.

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: /24-48

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 4yo who came in only eighth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 17 days ago; he goes back up in trip with work to do here.
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9th

7

(1)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Gerrots

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Low-mileage 4yo who was contesting only his second handicap when 3l second (Kells nose behind in third) over 1m4f here 25 days ago; shapes as if he'll stay further.

9/1

2nd

5

(2)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Gerrots

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Low-mileage 4yo who came in only eighth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 17 days ago; he goes back up in trip with work to do here.

16/1

8th

7

(6)

22nd Jan 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gerrots

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Runner-up twice over 7f on turf in France; not in quite the same form when fourth in 1m4f AW maiden/novice events for new yard but handicaps could be more his thing; back down in trip.

14/1

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6258-7

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Still to register a victory and he's yet to fire in two runs for his current yard; his mark is falling but he still needs to step forward.
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1

(11)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Kells

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Carroll

Still to register a win; best recent effort when third (Gerrots nose ahead in second) over 1m4f here last time, making much of the running; isn't obviously crying out for this much longer trip.

12/1

5

(5)

24th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:57 Southwell (AW)

Kells

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

Still to register a win; best recent effort when third to Soaring Star over C&D last time, making much of the running; not discounted off same mark.

11/1

3rd

2

(8)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Kells

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Carroll

Still to register a victory and he's yet to fire in two runs for his current yard; his mark is falling but he still needs to step forward.

20/1

6/1

Form: 72226-

Last run: 289 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Three times a runner-up last spring, including over C&D, but he's been off for nine months since coming in last on his turf debut at Wetherby; in excellent hands though so he can't be discounted.
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9th

5

(2)

9th May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

15:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kabuto

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

7th

6

(2)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kabuto

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

8th

6

(2)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Kabuto

9st 3lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Runner-up in three consecutive starts on the AW last spring including over C&D, but now 0-9 and finished a long way behind El Jad when last of six at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) this month; needs to bounce back.

12/1

5/4

Form: 146-61 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

50/1

Form: /07-65 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Winless since 2018 and he arrives out of sorts; he's very hard to make a case for.
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8th

9

(5)

20th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Magellan

10st 10lb

J: Mr Henry Newcombe

T: Philip Kirby

taken down early, slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield, ridden and outpaced 5f out, well behind over 2f out

40/1

6th

2

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:32 Southwell

Magellan

11st 13lb

J: Jay Kozaczek

T: Philip Kirby

Three-time AW winner but not since 2018; didn't run badly when back over hurdles here (2m4f, good) two weeks ago but needs a better performance today and failed to convince stamina-wise on only previous attempt at 3m.

6/1

6th

12

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Magellan

10st 11lb

J: Jay Kozaczek

T: Philip Kirby

6/1

Form: 23917- D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut for Mark Walford at Wolverhampton in November and not seen to best effect after a tardy start when seventh there since; he's no forlorn hope.
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7th

3

(1)

10th May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Unexposed for a 10yo (2-20), his wins coming over C&D in September 2020 and at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) last November following a lengthy absence; not disgraced when fourth of seven back at Wolverhampton last month and now back off last winning mark, but others are still more compelling.

10/1

4th

3

(5)

18th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:21 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 6lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Mark Walford

7th

3

(5)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Walford

Made a winning debut for Mark Walford at Wolverhampton in November and not seen to best effect after a tardy start when seventh there since; he's no forlorn hope.

6/1

16/1

Form: 1/56-7

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Fair 1m6f winner at his best but this veteran offered little on his debut for new yard when seventh in 2m Wolverhampton handicap 17 days ago; he has something to prove now.
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5th

4

3rd Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Lleyton

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Justin Landy

held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon tracked leaders, switched left and lost ground 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

7/2

3rd

5

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Lleyton

11st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Justin Landy

11th

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:40 Southwell

Lleyton

11st 7lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Justin Landy

Not the most straightforward but easy winner at Wetherby last month, on first start back with Justin Landy; subsequent Uttoxeter defeat, seven days later, may have come too soon; 10lb higher than for the win, however.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £355.00
Straight Forecast £398.10
Tricast £2743.10
Trifecta £1833.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Elhafei

POSTDATA:

Soaring Star

The Times:

Kabuto

Daily Mirror:

Kabuto

Telegraph:

Soaring Star

The Sun:

Soaring Star

RP Ratings:

Elhafei

The Guardian:

Elhafei

Daily Mail:

Elhafei

Daily Express:

Elhafei

The Star:

Elhafei

Daily Record:

Elhafei