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19:40 Southwell (AW)

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  • Prize money: £3726
  • 1m 0f 13y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 597621

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Conditions to suit and she comes here on the back of a turf win at Ayr five weeks ago (7f, good; first-time blinkers, cheekpieces today); remains capable of better and stepping back up in distance looks a good idea.

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11th

2

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:58 Doncaster

Biplane

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: John Wainwright

She hasn't found her best form on AW so far this year but the drop in class will help and she has run well at this track in the past; could go well at a price.

16/1

6th

1

(1)

9th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Biplane

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Wainwright

Course winner (1m) who scored twice on Tapeta/turf last year, but is still 4lb above her last winning mark and has been well held in both starts since returning last month; looks to face a stiff task against the 3yos.

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 662543 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Rarely runs a bad race on AW and his record at Southwell reads -12132533; has been in fair form on turf this summer and everything looks in place for another good run.

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2nd

8

(14)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Bath

Thrave

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Four-time AW scorer; only 1-37 on turf and the success was six years ago; not exactly a compelling profile but he holds a fighting chance at the weights in this grade; usually runs in handicaps.

9/2

6th

4

(7)

3rd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

19:45 Windsor

Thrave

9st 9lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

4-23 on AW but just 1-36 on turf; don't have to go too far back to find form that would give him solid claims and this might not take much winning.

9/1

5th

4

(10)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Thrave

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

The last four of his five wins have been on AW; only 1-35 on the grass and didn't offer much back on turf at Redcar (7f, good to firm).

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 445052 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Losing run currently standing at 28; there has been promise for this yard, including when second of seven at Wolverhampton nine days ago, but others appeal more for win purposes.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(1)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Harbour Vision

8st 7lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran with two course wins (8.6f/9.4f) this year but his form nosedived here last Saturday and he needs to bounce back after that 10l defeat; yard also runs King Of York and Visibility.

10/1

8th

10

(5)

30th Mar 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Harbour Vision

9st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

led early, headed and prominent soon after start

7/1

16/1

Form: 552538

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Hard to win with but he has gone close on a couple of occasions since joining this yard in January; races off a career-low mark today but minor money perhaps his best hope.

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2nd

8

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:50 Beverley

Distinction

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Mackie

Peak form this year when winning off this mark at Wolverhampton (9.5f, AW) in January; nicely treated but strike-rate remains modest (3-52); sole turf success came in 2021.

7/1

Form: 508341

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Returned to winning ways when landing a two-runner claimer at Redcar five weeks ago (rival trained by Declan Carroll for whom this one now makes his debut having been claimed for £7,000); hood left off but tongue-tie returns; has the abilty to go well off this mark.

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10th

6

(10)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Pontefract

Simulation Theory

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Has an awkward head carriage but he has still won three times from 7f-1m2f; has not found his best form this season and although he might not face much pressure for the lead here, others look stronger.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

14:20 Doncaster

Simulation Theory

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led

12/1

8th

6

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:10 Beverley

Simulation Theory

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, carried head high and weakened from over 1f out

8/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 0-4564 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice in 2019, including when registering an RPR of 100 at Ascot, but beaten 22 times since; looks to retain ability this year and dropping into Class 6 company will make things more manageable; not discounted.

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10th

3

(2)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Ebury

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Won twice for Martyn Meade at a much higher level back in 2019, but has failed to score since; always behind at Wolverhampton (9.5f; 40-1, held by Storm Asset) last time; highly unlikely to offer the solution.

25/1

8th

2

(9)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ebury

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

took keen hold, always behind, ducked left start

20/1

Form: 100546 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Got up late to win a 1m handicap at Kempton in January off a 2lb higher mark; short of that level since, but he didn't run badly at Chelmsford 13 days ago and could come on for that first run in 12 weeks; has run well over C&D before.

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9

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Last Mission

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders in centre of group

100/1

3

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Last Mission

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Flat winner but has shown little in three hurdle starts (including in a hood latest); wind surgery since latest run; tough task on these terms.

66/1

12/1

Form: 382330 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Her two wins have come over the straight 1m at Newcastle, latterly a classified event in January; placed three times in the spring but her form dipped at Beverley last time (caught wide and pulled hard); should bounce back quickly and she holds each-way claims at least.

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7th

5

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:10 Southwell (AW)

Stand Free

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Ivan Furtado

Both wins over 1m at Newcastle, the latest in early 2022; has drastic form swings these days and after running better at Newcastle two starts ago she was right off her game there in February; risky.

12/1

9th

9

(8)

22nd Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Stand Free

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Ivan Furtado

Inconsistent and her losing run goes back 14 races to last January, but both wins have come over C&D and she faded late on when third in 1m2f classified here 12 days ago (hung left); the return to 1m could prove ideal.

11/4

3rd

10

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Stand Free

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

Two 1m wins earlier in career; seems to have declined markedly, although 1m4f might have stretched her stamina on last two outings; carries risks but at least this drop back in trip should be in her favour.

25/1

Form: 152496 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Won twice here for Alice Haynes (7f) in March; successful over 1m at Yarmouth in May for new stable but his record since then has been mixed; others look more solid.

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2nd

6

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

17:20 Brighton

Arlos Sunshine

9st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: John E Long

Holds no secrets from the handicapper but ran on well for third when back on turf here (7f, good) ten days ago and will be suited by today's move back up in trip; more appealing than most of these.

7/2

Form: 000313 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Rattled off a course four-timer in January and February; game effort to win a 1m handicap at Doncaster last month and he turned in another sound effort there 23 days ago (7f); one to be very interested in back at Southwell with this mark well within range.

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8th

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Has done all his AW winning at Southwell, at 1m and 7f; bang there in handicaps at that track and here before running flat returned to Southwell latest (had raced only six days earlier); has had a longer break since and could go well.

14/1

5th

1

(7)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

10

(4)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Close fourth on his return from a break over 1m at Southwell two weeks ago but that's his track (five wins there) and he's 0-7 at this venue.

10/1

Form: 42121-

Last run: 248 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 in a rich vein of form, winning 7f handicaps at Wolverhampton and Kempton in December; off for eight months and back up in the weights so he'll need to be at his very best to come out on top.

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2nd

6

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Ring Of Gold

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

On a long losing sequence but he arrives in decent nick, having finished fifth of 14 in a 1m Southwell handicap 17 days ago; shortlisted.

11/2

10/1

Form: 773252 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Ready winner at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) in June; placed in three of his six runs since, including over 1m on Tapeta, and won't be far away if on a good day.

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8th

16

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Iron Sheriff

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in rear

50/1

4th

1

(9)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:15 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

10st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Not been in the best of form (13l-sixth here last week) since Pontefract win in June (1m2f, good to firm); has won on soft, but ideally suited by quicker ground; others appeal more.

14/1

6th

3

(7)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:10 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Dual course winner, including C&D; acts on soft; has won three times over 1m2f this season but last two efforts suggest that the handicapper has his measure at present.

14/1

Form: 5-7779 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Finished third in a 1m Class 4 at Chelmsford in November off a 12lb higher mark; less good since then, however, including after a break at Pontefract four weeks ago; down in class but with something to prove.

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4th

12

(10)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Defence Treaty

8st 10lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Infrequent winner these days but he made most from stall 1 to score by a nose off this mark under Elisha Whittington here (1m4f) five days ago on second run for new stable; building up a solid sequence this year and on the shortlist.

6/1

33/1

Form: 6749-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Thrown in on his best form and he can be forgiven his hurdling efforts over the winter; didn't offer a great deal back on the Flat at Lingfield 13 days ago, however, and the first-time blinkers need to turn things around quickly.

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14th

7

(1)

22nd Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:40 Southwell (AW)

Dragons Fire

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Alex Hales

slowly away, midfield, pushed along from 3f out, eased 2f out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly)

33/1

10th

4

(3)

9th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Dragons Fire

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Alex Hales

held up in rear, pushed along and no impression over 3f out, tailed off

14/1

6th

2

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Warwick

Dragons Fire

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

7f winner on Flat; beaten long way at Kempton and Ludlow since switched to this code; something to prove.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £508.00
Straight Forecast £512.50
Tricast £5700.90
Trifecta £5869.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Back From Dubai

Telegraph:

Iron Sheriff

The Times:

Thrave

RP Ratings:

Ring Of Gold

POSTDATA:

Simulation Theory

Daily Express:

Ebury

Daily Mail:

Iron Sheriff

THE NORTH:

Back From Dubai

The Guardian:

Back From Dubai

Daily Mirror:

Back From Dubai

The Star:

Back From Dubai

Daily Record:

Back From Dubai

The Sun:

Thrave