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14:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 621-25 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo; had form figures of 212 in his first three handicaps (all at 7f on AW) and things didn't go his way against a pace bias on the step up to 1m at Chelmsford last time; could resume his progress back in trip and he's respected.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(3)

12th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 10lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

led, headed but prominent after 2f, ridden and led over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong

3/1

2nd

1

(7)

5th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Dropped in the weights for this yard and he showed his first sign that he may be ready to capitalise when third of 13 over 7f at Kempton last week (made the running; today's accessories tried for the first time); one to consider dropped further in grade.

6/1

3rd

2

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Lurks on a dangerous mark (three-time winner) but is hard to trust on the back of some uninspiring efforts; always a chance that cheekpieces will trigger something.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 344476 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won two races at Newcastle (7f/1m) early this year but he's finished down the field on Tapeta (7f-8.6f) in last three starts; didn't get much luck over C&D on penultimate run but he looks weighted near best off this mark and others are preferred.

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6th

8

(2)

25th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Abnaa

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out

10/1

7th

7

(6)

19th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Abnaa

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

midfield

10/1

5th

2

(11)

8th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Abnaa

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Antony Brittain

All seven wins have been on Tapeta, including four over C&D; very well treated on his best form last winter but he's been out of sorts in last eight runs and needs a major revival back from four months off.

25/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 990-62 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Had dropped 1lb lower than when last successful when going down by a nose at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) ten days ago; big player if he can match that form but he has uninspiring record at this trip; entered 6:00 Lingfield on Saturday.

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11

(2)

6th Mar 2023

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Youllovemewheniwin

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Some creditable efforts since November, including a close second at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) in January, but he hasn't really fired in his last two starts; losing run is now up to 22 and he needs first-time blinkers to make a difference.

12/1

8th

11

(3)

28th Feb 2023

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0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Youllovemewheniwin

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

in touch with leaders

8/1

5th

8

(1)

27th Jan 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Youllovemewheniwin

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

No win since 2021 and 0-5 for current stable but performed encouragingly in classified races here the last twice, finishing fourth to Musaytir over 6f then close second over 5f the following day; firmly in calculations kept to this grade.

4/1

Form: 584328 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has mixed record this year and was out the back at Chelmsford last time but he's an eight-time course winner who went close over C&D on his penultimate run; on same mark here and he's a big player if he can recapture that form.

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7th

6

(4)

29th Apr 2022

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Critical Thinking

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

4th

9

(1)

18th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

14:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Critical Thinking

8st 13lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Has mixed record this year and was out the back at Chelmsford last time but he's an eight-time course winner who went close over C&D on his penultimate run; on same mark here and he's a big player if he can recapture that form.

8/1

8th

8

(10)

31st Mar 2022

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Critical Thinking

9st 3lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: David Loughnane

Ten-time AW winner who has run well on Polytrack and Tapeta in his last three runs including a close call at Wolverhampton (7f) last time; only 1lb higher here and he should be in the thick of things again.

6/1

Form: 8-2863 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

AW specialist who had a near miss over C&D in January and was a creditable third at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) last time; has wide draw on this step back up in grade but he's tactically versatile and should be in the mix again.

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5th

8

(6)

12th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Los Camachos

9st 0lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: John Gallagher

All three course wins have come over shorter but he does stay this far; losing run is up to 16, though, and others look more solid.

7/1

6th

11

(11)

26th Jun 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Los Camachos

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Gallagher

led

10/1

4th

6

(3)

12th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Los Camachos

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Gallagher

Six-time AW winner (6f-8.6f) but he's not hit the target since September 2021; had a close call over C&D in March but he's not hit the same level in his last two runs and others are more persuasive.

10/1

Form: 64-828

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Went close in a small-field Lingfield novice (6f) in January but he weakened back in a handicap at Kempton (1m) in final run for Lee Carter; drops back in trip for new yard but he's an eight-race maiden who has not really progressed and others are preferred; hood worn lats time is removed.

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3rd

6

(1)

22nd Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Perfect Focus

9st 9lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Lee Carter

Ran a bit better in the face of market support when fourth of ten in a 6f handicap at Lingfield in December (blinkered first time); less good over 7f three weeks ago; dropped further in grade and not discounted.

12/1

11th

10

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Perfect Focus

9st 5lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Lee Carter

dwelt start and slowly into stride, in rear

9/1

16/1

Form: -51990 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Got back on the scoresheet when dead-heating over C&D in January but he's been disappointing after awkward starts in three runs since; back on last winning mark but he comes with risks attached from wide draw; cheekpieces added.

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5th

1

(5)

16th Jun 2022

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Tributo

10st 2lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

held up in behind leaders and about three wide, shaken up and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, minor headway inside final furlong

13/2

Form: 8-0014 CD BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Turned things around when scoring off a reduced mark at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month but he failed to back that up when a 7l fourth at Chelmsford; remains well treated on old form but has bit to prove again after that last run.

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8th

9

(2)

15th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Wrath Of Hector

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jessica Macey

prominent, weakened from over 1f out

10/1

6th

8

(3)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Wrath Of Hector

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Has had plenty of chances since last win in 2022; respectable effort over 7f at Southwell last time but something to find on these terms back over 6f.

12/1

4th

12

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Wrath Of Hector

9st 2lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

On a long losing run; not in the best of form recently and others look stronger.

25/1

15/2

Form: -62318 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with three good efforts on AW in February/March, including a win at Lingfield (1m) on penultimate run, but he flopped as favourite back on turf at Windsor two weeks ago; needs to bounce back again after that and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(9)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Pontefract

Mabre

10st 1lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

Three 1m wins this season and he went desperately close at Chester 16 days ago (7.5f, soft); only 1lb higher here and Ben Curtis is a positive booking; one to take seriously.

6/1

2nd

9

(8)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

17:45 Chester

Mabre

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: David Evans

All of his eight wins have been at 1m and latest was in blinkers at Newbury (good) in May; only 1lb higher than for that success but he's gone off the boil in last two starts and was a remote third over 7f here last time; down the list.

16/1

3rd

10

(1)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

17:40 Chester

Mabre

10st 5lb

J: Miss Sophie Bain

T: David Evans

Stands his racing really well and as good as ever when winning an apprentice handicap at Newbury (1m, good) last month; respectable second on firm going at Bath a week later; below-form fifth over 1m2f back at Newbury 15 days ago but this is more his trip.

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Critical Thinking

RP Ratings:

Blue Flame

The Times:

Perfect Focus

The Sun:

Los Camachos

Telegraph:

Youllovemewheniwin

Daily Mail:

Abnaa

NEWMARKET:

Blue Flame

Daily Express:

Blue Flame

The Star:

Perfect Focus

Daily Record:

Los Camachos

POSTDATA:

Critical Thinking

The Guardian:

Critical Thinking

Daily Mirror:

Critical Thinking