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  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 1m 59s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 53-623

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Edged up the weights in defeat since his Chelmsford win off 6lb lower last November; has done most racing on Polytrack, mainly over a bit further, and there are likelier winners once more.

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9th

2

(2)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Forge Valley Lad

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

in touch with leaders, midfield after 3f

9/2

6th

4

(5)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Forge Valley Lad

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Running back into form this winter, latterly beaten just 2l into fourth at Lingfield 12 days ago (1m4f); C&D winner on his only visit to Chelmsford; in the shake-up.

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 846-25

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Came away with It's A Love Thing over C&D (2lb better off tonight) last month; was better suited of the pair by the way the race unfolded but backed it up last time and is on the shortlist in first-time headgear.

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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Dundory

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner who is 0-5 over hurdles but he was a good third in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) last month and was only beaten around 5l at Ludlow last time; should have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix; handles any ground.

15/2

4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

3rd

8

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Dundory

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Multiple turf winner at up to 1m4f on the Flat (RPR 83), where he is not ground dependent; has failed to transfer that ability to this code in three maiden hurdles; may be able to show more now entering handicaps from a workable mark; market check suggested.

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31563- CD BF

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Three expensive defeats last autumn after his C&D win off 4lb lower and returns from a four-month break tonight; can race keenly and will need to settle better in a competitive handicap.

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4th

3

(7)

15th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

17:10 Nottingham

Invincible Soldier

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Clive Cox

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and some headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, not pace to challenge

4/1

6th

3

(10)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

16:11 Bath

Invincible Soldier

10st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

prominent, shaken up to challenge over 2f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/1

3rd

3

(12)

11th May 2022

Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:00 Bath

Invincible Soldier

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Clive Cox

Form: 27-284 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Five-time course winner (two over this trip) who remains consistent but has become hard to win with, landing just one of his last 31 outings; is of more interest to Placepot folk than win punters.

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8th

2

(4)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

International Law

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Seven wins on Tapeta, the latest over C&D in October 2022; well held at this level back here last month but may come on for that run after a break; competitive on last winter's form.

12/1

6th

3

(7)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

International Law

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

prominent, edged left after 2f

12/1

5th

8

(3)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

International Law

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Course winner who got back on track when fourth of 12 in C&D handicap 54 days ago; it's now 13 starts since his last victory, though.

8/1

Form: 847-91

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Well held in three previous runs here and has looked happiest on Polytrack to date; won easily at Lingfield last time but the different surface would have to be a concern upped 5lb.

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No Results Found

Form: 6/968/

Last run: 605 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Regressed over hurdles and fences last year; is no more than fairly treated for this first run back on the Flat in getting on for two years.

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14th

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Genever Dragon

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

No issues with trip or good ground judged on such as last September's Kelso win; ordinary strike-rate of 2-17 over hurdles but most consistent if last month's Worcester 55l seventh is overlooked (lost a shoe).

12/1

7th

1

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Worcester

Genever Dragon

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Shaped as if the run was needed when third at Stratford, on return from nine months off; most consistent last year and every reason to expect him to put in a good shift again.

5/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 67-224

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Been running consistently enough here this year without looking to have anything in hand and without looking the stoutest of stayers over this trip either; needs to find a bit more from somewhere.

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8th

9

(6)

4th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

16:30 Windsor

Vocatus

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

7th

2

(8)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vocatus

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Just 2-33 and his two narrow defeats here earlier this year (8.6f/9.5f) came in a classified seller and a classified claimer; dropping back to this trip ought to suit, though, and he could play a part.

10/1

7th

2

(11)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vocatus

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Been running consistently enough here this year without looking to have anything in hand and without looking the stoutest of stayers over this trip either; needs to find a bit more from somewhere.

7/1

Form: 809-71 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Rated in the high 70s this time last year and duly landed a gamble on his first crack at this trip (C&D) early last month; was always up with a good pace that night and a 6lb rise may well be within range with his yard in good form.

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5th

14

(15)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Its A Love Thing

9st 4lb

J: James Ryan

T: Sam England

Won on the AW (1m3f Kempton) and over hurdles since joining this yard; recent seconds over 1m4f and 1m, coming from well behind over the shorter trip last time; drawn wide but otherwise has plenty in his favour.

6/1

2nd

6

(6)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Its A Love Thing

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

steadied start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, headway into midfield over 1f out, went fourth against near rail inside final furlong, kept on and went second inside final 110yds, nearest finish

5/1

16/1

Form: 71-368

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Expensive to follow since winning on her debut for this yard late last year; the return to this sort of trip didn't help last time and she's now given a go in first-time cheekpieces (has worn a hood once before).

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8th

13

(3)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:04 Doncaster

Libby Ami

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ivan Furtado

held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

Form: 097-

Last run: 297 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three runs last spring (Fibresand and turf) and has been off since; passed over unless there's good money around following a gelding operation.

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8th

6

(4)

16th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

led, headed but prominent after 1f, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

10/1

10th

9

(16)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 8lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied 1f out, briefly went second final 110yds, kept on

25/1

10th

1

(3)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Impossiblepossible

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Down the field in four races, latest on return from ten-month break (handicap debut; easy to back); has weak form claims and is best watched unless stronger in the betting this time.

25/1

50/1

Form: 353-99

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Maiden who was placed at 1m-1m2f in Germany and France last year; remains best watched for a yard also responsible for Libby Ami.

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8th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Lednikov

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

11th

6

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lednikov

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ivan Furtado

Won twice at Southwell (1m3f/1m4f) at the end of 2022, but 0-8 last year despite having dropped below his last winning mark for his last four outings; returns from five months off and market helpful.

9/1

Form: 9958-6

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Didn't take to hurdles last time but has gone the wrong way for his current, in-form trainer, and only holds outside claims.

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12th

12

(9)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Johnny Estella

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Rebecca Menzies

Didn't take to hurdles last time but has gone the wrong way for his current, in-form trainer, and only holds outside claims.

25/1

6th

5

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:00 Market Rasen

Johnny Estella

10st 12lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

0-9 on the Flat, with best form coming over 6f; not at his best in three AW runs for new yard this winter; stiff task on hurdle debut and he was taken out of a recent engagement on account of testing ground.

50/1

8

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

13:30 Kelso

Johnny Estella

10st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

0-9 on the Flat; second in low-grade 6f handicap for Charlie Fellowes last spring but this winter's middle-distance AW form for Rebecca Menzies is not inspiring; cheekpieces removed for today's hurdle debut.

50/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Doonbeg Farmer

POSTDATA:

Forge Valley Lad

The Times:

Dundory

Daily Express:

Vocatus

Daily Mail:

Doonbeg Farmer

The Star:

Doonbeg Farmer