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13:00 Southwell

Good To Soft

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  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 6m 38s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.30
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 314UP6 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Useful in France; promising runs over the National fences at Aintree on first two British starts but hasn't progressed on conventional tracks the last twice; bit to prove.

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10

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Via Dolorosa

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

midfield on outer

40/1

0

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 3

14:40 Fakenham

Via Dolorosa

12st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

4

8th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Via Dolorosa

11st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Won in France in October on second start back from an absence and he's on a competitive mark on British form as recent as last May; however, this 11yo was pulled up in France last month and others are more compelling.

50/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-U42P CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Best effort this season when second at Fakenham (3m5f) on penultimate start; 3-3 at Southwell, the most recent success off this mark in this race 12 months ago; particularly well treated if Toby Wynne's 7lb claim is taken into account; very interesting back here.

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3rd

5

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Ecossais

11st 8lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Six-time chase winner, most recently when finishing well to lead close home at Perth (3m, good) last month; it might be wise to treat the form with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here today and is very well suited by this track.

4/1

1st

3

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Ecossais

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair form over fences on last three starts following a 331-day break, the latest when returning after wind surgery; on a fair mark; place chance.

11/2

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5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4-4432 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Promising hurdler last term; hasn't looked a complete natural over fences, contrary to what seemed likely, but holds major claims if jumping more proficiently and building on his last-time-out second at Leicester; cheekpieces removed; well treated off current mark.

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1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Sam Barton

12st 2lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Won over hurdles on this card three years ago and over fences at Worcester (2m7f, good) last season; drops back in grade with Joe Anderson taking off a useful 5lb; interesting contender.

8/1

Form: /245P1

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft; debut for Milton Harris) last week, drawing clear in the closing stages for a comfortable success; escapes a penalty and therefore looks very well treated off same mark; respected.

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0

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Len Brennan

10st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

held up in rear but in touch with leaders

20/1

0

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:58 Hereford

Len Brennan

11st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Used to act on soft; sole win from 15 chase starts came at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft; same mark today) in February 2022 when in first-time cheekpieces, which have been kept since; however, out of form on last two starts (April and October 2022) and now has a fair bit to prove.

12/1

Form: -44471 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Scored readily at Doncaster (3m, good; now 7lb higher) last time, taking chase record to 4-14 and record in visor to 2-4; has won on soft/heavy; likely player in the retained headgear.

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1st

4

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Hard To Forget

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

5th

3

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Hard To Forget

11st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Scored readily at Doncaster (3m, good; now 7lb higher) last time, taking chase record to 4-14 and record in visor to 2-4; has won on soft/heavy; likely player in the retained headgear.

4/1

1st

6

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:00 Doncaster

Hard To Forget

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Well treated on his best form, including under these sort of conditions, but he has gone off the boil of late and was beaten out of sight over hurdles at Chepstow 12 days ago; unconvincing.

11/1

Form: 43P264

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner for Dan Skelton, mostly on good ground; 0-6 for current yard (placed twice) and it's almost three years since his last success; others preferred.

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5th

2

2nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:42 Chepstow

Cobra De Mai

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Caroline Bailey

Very useful in his prime but it's nearly three years since his latest win; attractively weighted on form as recent as December and was placed over C&D (good) in the autumn but recent efforts have been underwhelming and he's not one to rely upon.

12/1

6th

4

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Cobra De Mai

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Caroline Bailey

Multiple winner for Dan Skelton, mostly on good ground; 0-6 for current yard (placed twice) and it's almost three years since his last success; others preferred.

10/1

4th

5

2nd Feb 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:20 Leicester

Cobra De Mai

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Caroline Bailey

The elder statesman of the party, best recent effort when second to a handicap blot at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in December; 19lb below his last winning mark but the losing sequence now stands at 15 and he may be better suited by longer trips these days.

16/1

Form: 3-6144 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate since landing the 2018 Durham National; regained the winning thread at Catterick (3m1f, good) in November but the rest of this season's form leaves something to be desired.

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2

19th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Brian Boranha

11st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 10th, outpaced 14th, pushed along and brief headway before 3 out, soon struggling, weakened and pulled up after 2 out

10/1

7th

6

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Brian Boranha

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

Poor strike-rate since landing the 2018 Durham National; regained the winning thread at Catterick (3m1f, good) in November but the rest of this season's form leaves something to be desired.

16/1

4th

5

14th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 2

15:15 Catterick

Brian Boranha

10st 6lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

Ended long losing spell with C&D (good) win in November and may not have been ideally suited by the soft ground when fourth at Musselburgh last month but he's no longer the force of old and others are preferred.

16/1

Form: 2/4/1P D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Recorded a 66-1 success at Wetherby (3m, soft; stable debut) on return from long layoff; totally failed to back up that form at Chepstow last time; others are more appealing.

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4th

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Ballyrath

12st 2lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Miss H Brookshaw

led, headed but pressed leader 3rd, led again 9th, headed but prominent 10th, pushed along 14th, ridden and weakened 4 out

20/1

4

30th May 2022

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:15 Cartmel

Ballyrath

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Wetherby winner in January (3m, soft) but up and down in the meantime; on that last winning mark if he is on a good day and he won a point over 4m, so there are no stamina issues.

5/1

5th

5

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Ballyrath

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

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Exacta £1140.00
Straight Forecast £1012.70
Tricast £3415.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ecossais

RP Ratings:

Len Brennan

TOPSPEED:

Via Dolorosa

Telegraph:

Hard To Forget

THE NORTH:

Ecossais

The Times:

Ecossais

Daily Mail:

Ecossais

Daily Express:

Ecossais

The Sun:

Ecossais

The Guardian:

Len Brennan

Daily Mirror:

Len Brennan

The Star:

Len Brennan

Daily Record:

Len Brennan

POSTDATA:

Via Dolorosa

WEST COUNTRY:

Via Dolorosa