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Spreadex Sports Best Premier League Odds Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Spreadex Sports Best Premier League Odds Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.70
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 072423 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Placed in his last three starts on the AW, the latest when third of ten at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last time; now 0-13, though, and ran poorly in one previous visit here which is a concern.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(8)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

Hit form this time last year (including C&D win) and is back down to a fair mark; no show latest but that came off a 105-day break; do better.

12/1

11th

2

(11)

20th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Stella Barclay

C&D winner a year ago and has shown he retains his ability this year; however, has been off since early July and best watched unless market speaks in his favour.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 237806 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 7f here last winter, but out of form lately including when sixth of eight over C&D 11 days ago; 2lb below her last winning mark, but hard to recommend at present.

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0

11

(6)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sam England

Has refused to race three times this year, twice at this track including behind several of these rivals on latest appearance (favourite); she was in a good mood when winning over C&D three days before that but there's no guarantee she'll be in the same frame of mind.

7/1

0

5

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

reluctant to race

5/1

1st

4

(11)

31st Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

took keen hold, midfield on near side of group, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and faced challenge inside final furlong, edged right inside final 110yds, ran on

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 744895 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 7f/1m on turf in the spring and, having dropped 4lb below his last winning mark, he didn't run badly when beaten less than 3l into fifth of 12 on his AW debut over C&D on Friday; possibilities if building on that; stable also runs Cleveleys.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(2)

10th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Frog And Toad

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Mark Walford

Dual turf winner for David O'Meara and twice ran with credit at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) a year ago, but five efforts on turf for this yard since April leave plenty to be desired; best watched for now.

33/1

11th

6

(10)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:05 Catterick

Frog And Toad

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Mark Walford

Well handicapped on last year's form but has struggled to get competitive on his four runs this season.

33/1

Form: 523537

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

0-24 under both codes and his best Flat form has come over further; more needed if he is to shed his maiden status.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointed at Wolverhampton on his return to the Flat 11 weeks ago but he'd been in rude health over hurdles beforehand; has two C&D wins on his record but others are more appealing in today's field.

5/1

Form: 064046

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Offered some encouragement when fourth of seven on stable debut at Ayr (7f, heavy) earlier in month, but didn't build on it when sixth of 18 in the returning visor (now removed) at Redcar (7f, good to soft) on Friday; needs to improve for the switch to Tapeta.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

4

(5)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Cleveleys

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led at steady pace, headed and raced in second over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

12/1

6th

2

(10)

14th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:19 Redcar

Cleveleys

9st 13lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in touch with leaders up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 4th of 14 in group

13/2

4th

6

(6)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Cleveleys

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, switched to near side over 3f out, not clear run and ridden under 3f out, short of room under 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, no extra and tenderly handled final 110yds

8/1

11/1

Form: 455743

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Most of his AW form (including both wins) has been over further, but he has run with credit to make the frame in his last two starts over this trip at Ayr with the cheekpieces back on; down another 1lb, but a record of 2-30 is a concern.

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10th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Golden Valour

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

raced wide, in touch with leaders

50/1

10th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Golden Valour

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Modest on the Flat nowadays and pulled up at 125-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Musselburgh; hard to fancy, even with visor back on.

100/1

7th
14 (4)
Capparis

10/1

Form: 0-56

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Has not achieved much in three starts on turf/Tapeta and finished a well-beaten last of six over C&D last month; may show more now handicapping with a first-time tongue-tie given a go, but she will need to.

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1st

7

(10)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capparis

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Cheekpieces were helping until fading out of the picture at Newcastle (1m) ten days ago; beat Eagle Eyed Freddie the time before at Southwell (1m) but she can be keen and was well held here on her previous attempt at 1m2f.

4/1

8th

10

(9)

4th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

12:50 Newcastle (AW)

Capparis

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

1st

11

(2)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Capparis

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, went second over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, led towards finish

4/1

Form: 771322

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

1-24, although he has run consistently well since getting off the mark at Carlisle (7f, good to firm) in August; needs to transfer his recent good form back to the AW, though.

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8th

8

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

Wins have come over 7f-1m and he's finished well beaten in two tries over this far; arrives in decent nick but the handicapper knows where he is and stamina is an obvious worry.

8/1

Form: 119758 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Two wins on turf (8.5f/1m2f) earlier in the year, but out of sorts lately and finished over 3l behind Kiritimati Island in a first-time visor (now removed) here four weeks ago; has won twice over C&D, though, and is back below his last winning mark, so a resurgence isn't out of the question.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(1)

24th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, raced centre, held up in rear, ridden and headway when edged right over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

12/1

9th

11

(13)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

dwelt start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway inside final furlong, not reach leaders

20/1

8th

3

(1)

20th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, in rear, headway up the centre over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

12/1

OUR TIP
10th
1 (12)
Balqaa

5/1

Form: 666142 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

2-6 here, her latest win coming over 1m2f last month; the return to this trip didn't seem to be an issue when running an in-form rival to a neck over C&D 11 days ago and although up another 4lb for that, she still looks a major player; stable also runs Cloch Nua.

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3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Poor strike-rate but has always been happiest here and has been running well this year; 2lb rise leaves little margin for error but she holds fair claims of adding to her yard's victory in this last season.

5/1

2nd

2

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Balqaa

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Been offering more at Newcastle lately but she stays 1m2f well and this is only the second time she's run at shy of 1m; she can miss the break and is usually dropped in too, and it remains to be seen whether she has the toe for this.

9/2

7/1

Form: 821223 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Consistent on turf since July and probably wasn't suited by a tactical event when third of four on her return to the AW here last time; has won over this trip on turf and run well over C&D, but 7f may suit her better.

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3rd

14

(6)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Key Look

8st 10lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Geoffrey Harker

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

6th

5

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Key Look

9st 10lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Geoffrey Harker

Dual C&D winner (good to firm/good to soft), the latest in August 2022; won at Newcastle last year (7f) but not at her best on last three starts; a bit to prove.

7/1

11/1

Form: 222019

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Mainly consistent on turf since the summer including two wins over 7f (had excuses at Musselburgh last time); half-brother to a few AW/dirt winners so every chance he will take to the new surface, but has to prove this trip on a stiff track is what he wants.

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6th

2

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

Monhammer

10st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Acts on good to soft (unraced on slower); beaten favourite in similar event over C&D 12 days ago but wasn't disgraced on form; worthy of respect, having won a division of this contest (off 5lb lower) last year.

8/1

88

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Monhammer

8st 4lb

T: Linda Perratt

20/1

Form: 449280

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

10-57 on turf, but just 2-31 on the AW; 1lb below his last winning mark and has won over 8.6f at Wolverhampton, but most of his best form has come over shorter; stable also runs Martin's Brig.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

10

(11)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:50 Catterick

Mr Strutter

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: David Thompson

Picked up the last of his four C&D successes in October and this veteran wasn't discredited when seventh to Beauty Choice here three weeks ago given he was set a lot to do; he's one for the shortlist.

14/1

7th

8

(4)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Catterick

Mr Strutter

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: David Thompson

Good record at this venue and seems to go on any ground; off since December but has gone well fresh and, although he's at the veteran stage, isn't without a chance.

7/1

Form: 324271 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Went close on a couple of occasions on the Southwell Tapeta last winter and made it tenth time lucky over C&D four weeks ago; 4lb higher, but he won that latest start with more in hand than the half-length margin would suggest (met traffic) and the runner-up has won since; less exposed than most and shortlisted.

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14th

8

(14)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Kiritimati Island

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ivan Furtado

in rear on near side of group throughout (jockey said gelding was unsuited by the slow early pace)

5/1

1st

5

(3)

20th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kiritimati Island

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ivan Furtado

held up in rear, going easily but not clear run over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, pushed along and led towards finish, comfortably

8/1

7th

1

(1)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:08 Southwell (AW)

Kiritimati Island

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ivan Furtado

midfield, rapid headway on inner 3f out, pushed along to challenge over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

3/1

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Selections

Daily Express:

Kiritimati Island

The Times:

Cloch Nua

SPOTLIGHT:

Balqaa

POSTDATA:

Frog And Toad

Daily Mail:

Vindobala

The Sun:

Russian Virtue

RP Ratings:

Key Look

Daily Mirror:

Cloch Nua

The Guardian:

Balqaa

The Star:

Kiritimati Island

Daily Record:

Kiritimati Island