March 21 / 15.55 Southwell

15.55 Southwell Good

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  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 57-44F D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Winless since early 2019 but he arrives in decent nick; needs considering on the back of his creditable 2m handicap fifth on the Flat here 16 days ago.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(4)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Niblawi

9st 12lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Adam West

1st

2

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Niblawi

11st 13lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

Winless since early 2019 but he arrives in decent nick; needs considering on the back of his creditable 2m handicap fifth on the Flat here 16 days ago.

12/1

5th

4

(6)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Niblawi

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Adam West

Third over C&D off 1lb higher in January and looked to going okay when falling three out over hurdles at Plumpton since; could play a part if none the worse for that tumble.

12/1

40/1

  • Place: £23.70

Form: /FP-PP

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Useful winner at up to 2m4f for Gary Moore but he's been pulled up on both his runs for his current yard; he's hard to make a case for.
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8th

1

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Ballinslea Bridge

12st 2lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Harriet Dickin

1

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:10 Southwell

Ballinslea Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Robin Dickin

2nd

3

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Ballinslea Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Robin Dickin

Useful winner at up to 2m4f for Gary Moore but he's been pulled up on both his runs for his current yard; he's hard to make a case for.

40/1

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10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 098785 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Dual winner for Noel Meade but yet to fire for new yard, only fifth of nine in 2m Leicester handicap in January; he needs to get back on track after his break.
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12th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Lignou

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

His Irish wins came on good ground and he returned to form when back on such a surface at Southwell (2m4f) last month, finishing a close third; having hung right in the closing stages last time he may benefit from the reapplied cheekpieces today; could again be thereabouts.

7/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Lignou

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Dual winner for Noel Meade but yet to fire for new yard, only fifth of nine in 2m Leicester handicap in January; he needs to get back on track after his break.

10/1

5th

3

25th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Lignou

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Won maiden and novice in Ireland for Noel Meade but down the field in three races for his current yard at the end of 2021; becoming well handicapped but difficult to recommend unless the market speaks in his favour.

14/1

Form: 3142P

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Opened his hurdling account at Worcester in September and he's largely performed with credit since, fourth in 2m Lingfield handicap on the Flat 23 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.
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3rd

2

9th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:20 Southwell

London Eye

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Chris Dwyer

4th

1

(9)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

17:09 Redcar

London Eye

10st 1lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Chris Dwyer

4th

4

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

London Eye

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Chris Dwyer

Opened his hurdling account at Worcester in September and he's largely performed with credit since, fourth in 2m Lingfield handicap on the Flat 23 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

10/1

Form: 283524

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Yet to score over hurdles but he arrives in good nick, fourth of ten in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap 25 days ago; he's in the picture eased 1lb now.
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7th

2

6th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:15 Market Rasen

William Cody

12st 0lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

Second in good-gorund course bumper last June and pretty consistent since switched to hurdling in the autumn; chased home next-time-out winner at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) last month; likely contender here.

7/2

2nd

3

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:42 Sedgefield

William Cody

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

0-6 over hurdles, but on a career-low mark and a chance on his Fakenham second in January (2m4f, good to soft); drop in trip shouldn't be a problem and has a chance.

11/2

5th

11

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

William Cody

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Yet to score over hurdles but he arrives in good nick, fourth of ten in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap 25 days ago; he's in the picture eased 1lb now.

11/2

Form: 66710

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Limerick maiden hurdle winner for John Joseph Hanlon in December and travelled strongly for a long way when 16th of 26 in 2m4f Navan handicap following month; he has more to offer for his new yard, so rates an interesting prospect here.
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6th

7

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Brulure Noire

11st 10lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Limerick maiden hurdle winner for John Joseph Hanlon in December and travelled strongly for a long way when 16th of 26 in 2m4f Navan handicap following month; he has more to offer for his new yard, so rates an interesting prospect here.

10/1

16th

12

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Brulure Noire

11st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Long-priced maiden winner over 2m3f at Limerick; needs to confirm the improvement shown then; others have stronger credentials.

12/1

1st

3

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Brulure Noire

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Quiet so far; outsider.

50/1

Form: P-5351 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Got right back on track when landing 2m Doncaster handicap last month; he's up 4lb but still merits consideration.
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4th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:40 Huntingdon

Bartholomew J

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Simon Pearce

7th

9

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Bartholomew J

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Got right back on track when landing 2m Doncaster handicap last month; he's up 4lb but still merits consideration.

9/2

1st

5

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Bartholomew J

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Simon Pearce

Not disgraced in 2m4f handicap hurdles in the autumn; well held on AW Flat 13 days ago but perhaps he needed it after a short break; on a workable mark and has Kevin Brogan up.

7/1

Form: 92/566

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m winner back in 2019-20; very lightly raced since but he really caught the eye under a patient ride when sixth of 11 in 2m Newcastle handicap 13 days ago; he can race off a 4lb lower mark now; player.
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5th

2

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:50 Hexham

Gennady

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

8th

8

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Gennady

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Dual 2m winner back in 2019-20; very lightly raced since but he really caught the eye under a patient ride when sixth of 11 in 2m Newcastle handicap 13 days ago; he can race off a 4lb lower mark now; player.

8/1

6th

5

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Gennady

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Well beaten last month, after a layoff, and comes here with quite a bit to prove but he won over C&D (soft) in 2020 and is too well handicapped to ignore; market may guide.

33/1

Form: 5-9PUF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Had more forcing tactics adopted and looked the likely winner (around a length up) when falling at the last in 2m3f Catterick handicap 20 days ago; he's well in the mix if none the worse for that tumble.
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4th

3

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Large Action

11st 7lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Roger Fell

Flat-bred who has shown ability over hurdles but well beaten on a sound surface last time and far from certain on pedigree to appreciate this trip; others appeal more.

25/1

9th

10

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Large Action

10st 13lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Roger Fell

Had more forcing tactics adopted and looked the likely winner (around a length up) when falling at the last in 2m3f Catterick handicap 20 days ago; he's well in the mix if none the worse for that tumble.

6/1

8

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

Large Action

11st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Roger Fell

Still early days but he failed to threaten in three novice hurdles and has failed to complete in two handicaps (40-1 when stumbling and unseating rider on latest); carries risks.

16/1

Form: 8643

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced sort who seemed flattered by his proximity to the first two when third of four in steadily run 2m novice here in November; more will be required after his break; tongue tied for his handicap debut.
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4th

8

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

Chemical Warfare

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tjade Collier

6th

13

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell

Chemical Warfare

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Tjade Collier

10th

12

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Chemical Warfare

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Tjade Collier

Lightly raced sort who seemed flattered by his proximity to the first two when third of four in steadily run 2m novice here in November; more will be required after his break; tongue tied for his handicap debut.

10/1

Form: /424-0

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 9yo who shaped as though in need of the run after ten months off when tenth in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap in January; he's no forlorn hope with that run under his belt.
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11th

5

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Irish Odyssey

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Neil Mulholland

Low-mileage 9yo who shaped as though in need of the run after ten months off when tenth in 2m4f Huntingdon handicap in January; he's no forlorn hope with that run under his belt.

12/1

10th

4

28th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Huntingdon

Irish Odyssey

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a soft-ground bumper in 2018; remains a maiden over hurdles (2m1f-2m4f) but has been competitive and should have races in him now off a career-low mark; would like to see some confidence behind him after ten months out.

12/1

Form: -87P53 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Has tumbled in the weights and took a step back in the right direction when third of 11 in 2m4f Hereford handicap 22 days ago; another 2lb lower here and well worth considering.
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3rd

2

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Apple Rock

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

6

21st Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:55 Southwell

Apple Rock

11st 11lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Has tumbled in the weights and took a step back in the right direction when third of 11 in 2m4f Hereford handicap 22 days ago; another 2lb lower here and well worth considering.

6/1

3rd

6

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Apple Rock

11st 6lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won three times last season but struggling this time round and was said to have made a respiratory noise when last of five at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last time; 6lb below last winning mark but needs to turn tide.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £11755.00
Straight Forecast £8120.70
Tricast £205601.20
Trifecta £34348.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Apple Rock

TOPSPEED:

William Cody

SPOTLIGHT:

Brulure Noire

THE NORTH:

Chemical Warfare

Daily Record:

Bartholomew J

The Star:

Brulure Noire

Daily Mail:

William Cody

Daily Mirror:

William Cody

The Times:

Chemical Warfare

POSTDATA:

Apple Rock

Telegraph:

Apple Rock

The Guardian:

Apple Rock

Daily Express:

Apple Rock

The Sun:

Apple Rock