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  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 933401

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Starts slowly and can badly overdo it, as she did on latest start but that did not prevent her from getting off the mark for this season (Wolverhampton 2m); has usually finished in the money from this May onwards, so she should again be an each-way player.

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1st

7

(6)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Bird For Life

8st 12lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Usher

Habitual slow starter who has gained nine of her ten wins on the AW, including twice over C&D; likes to come late and needs a good pace to aim at, but despite the smallish field she might get it and is back off her last winning mark; a player if things pan out her way.

6/1

7th

2

(6)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mark Usher

towards rear, not clear run 3f out, headway from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

16/1

5th

2

(14)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Bird For Life

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mark Usher

dwelt start, raced in last, detached after 3f

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 086

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Beaten 16l, 17l and 28l in her two novice races and a maiden, all at 1m3f/1m4f and first two were on Kempton Polytrack; makes her handicap debut (also upped in trip) which should offer a much more realistic chance.

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5th

9

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Manyana

8st 11lb

T: Jonathan Portman

took keen hold, raced in second, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost two places inside final 110yds

5/1

3rd

5

(3)

15th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Lingfield

Manyana

9st 12lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

reared start

9/2

2nd

3

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

20:40 Chepstow

Manyana

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Good second at Nottingham (1m6f, good to firm) on her penultimate run but she's an inconsistent maiden who was disappointing at Yarmouth 25 days ago; record now stands at 0-11 and she needs to step up again on this drop back in trip.

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 221242 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Her strike-rate is 1-32 but she's been competitive on most starts this year, including that win in July; her latest second was over 1m6f at Wolverhampton; should be bang there once again.

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5th

9

(1)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Hidden Pearl

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

Doubled her tally with emphatic success at Yarmouth (1m6f, good to firm) last month and has finished third twice since, more recently behind Dirham Emirati and Urban Forest over 1m5f here a fortnight ago; holds no secrets from the handicapper but probably won't be far away.

6/1

3rd

3

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

18:10 Bath

Hidden Pearl

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John Berry

prominent

7/2

Form: 40603

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Well held in four bumpers and same story in her five runs under Flat rules, albeit still managing third of 11 (first two were well ahead) from off the pace in 1m6f handicap on Wolverhampton Tapeta last time on her first run after wind surgery (absent three months); that offers some hope.

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7

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

18:45 Fontwell

Zyras Lioness

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Sheena West

Maiden; hints of ability over hurdles but not enough to make her of much interest in this.

25/1

7th

6

28th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Zyras Lioness

10st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Sheena West

Maiden; pulled up on handicap hurdle debut in February and well beaten on the Flat this month; others looks much more likely.

33/1

6th

9

4th May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

16:55 Salisbury

Zyras Lioness

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Has recorded the odd minor honour but without suggesting that a first win is that likely today; last seen hurdling in January/February.

14/1

Form: 956334

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Has career-low mark and took minor honours on last three outings, but overall record is 2-42 and he's been soundly beaten on both visits here.

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10th

11

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Hammy End

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

Won at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last November but he's hard to predict and has been out of sorts in four runs for his current yard; turf record now stands at 1-22 and he has plenty to prove at this new trip.

66/1

8th

11

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Hammy End

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Joe Ponting

Won at Southwell (1m4f, AW) in November but he's hard to predict and has been out of sorts in three runs for his current yard; has record of 1-21 on turf and he looks opposable back in this sphere; cheekpieces removed.

40/1

8th

6

(9)

8th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Hammy End

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Joe Ponting

Inconsistent gelding who won over C&D last November off a 2lb higher mark; has run poorly in two starts this spring for his new yard.

20/1

12/1

Form: 566258

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Last success in June 2020; he very nearly won a 1m2f classified here three runs ago but his stamina has not been proved (one attempt each at 1m5f and 1m6f, the latter last time out) and can't be the percentage call.

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7th

14

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Uther Pendragon

9st 2lb

T: J S Moore

C&D winner; went close over C&D last December and when back here over 1m4f last month, off slightly higher marks; not as good in his last three starts but it's dangerous to write him off.

10/1

Form: 861346

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won by a nose over 1m2f at Yarmouth in June; ran respectably on Tapeta at 9.4f/1m4f next two starts, before her form dipped when never dangerous over 2m here on latest; unraced between 1m4f and 2m; needs a second look.

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10th

9

(3)

20th Jan 2023

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:20 Southwell (AW)

Capla Blue

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Gay Kelleway

1m2f winner on turf last June; form has steadily deteriorated since and she finished about 9l behind Villalobos at Lingfield most recently (wore blinkers, now goes in eyeshield); revival needed.

20/1

8th

5

(8)

7th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Capla Blue

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gay Kelleway

Sole win over 1m2f at Yarmouth last June; well held over further since the autumn and she dropped right out over 1m3f at Southwell 23 days ago; has doubts to resolve in first-time headgear.

20/1

10th

3

(13)

15th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

15:03 Southwell (AW)

Capla Blue

9st 7lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Gay Kelleway

Opened her account at Yarmouth (1m2f) in June and in good form until coming in only seventh at Chelmsford in October; she's the sort to bounce back after her break.

16/1

20/1

Form: 770-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in her 1m2f/1m4f novices last year; 100-1, better when 12l fifth of nine on handicap/seasonal debut at Wolverhampton (1m6f; behind Hidden Pearl) four weeks ago but needs to have come on a lot since that run.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(6)

3rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sheharz

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ivan Furtado

towards rear

8/1

7th

8

(3)

13th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sheharz

9st 0lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Ivan Furtado

Little in her first five starts, but with cheekpieces added she ran much better when third of eight here (1m4f) eight days ago; still unexposed and would be a contender if building on that effort.

15/2

20/1

Form: 0070

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Wore this equipment in all four starts; 16l seventh of 14 in novice at Kempton (1m, AW) on third outing but his fortunes did not improve when 16-1 for handicap/turf debut (11.4f, good to soft) last week.

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9th

9

(3)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Astronomic

9st 0lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Darryll Holland

Wore this equipment in all four starts; 16l seventh of 14 in novice at Kempton (1m, AW) on third outing but his fortunes did not improve when 16-1 for handicap/turf debut (11.4f, good to soft) last week.

20/1

10th

14

(7)

18th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

14:55 Yarmouth

Astronomic

9st 0lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Darryll Holland

midfield, pushed along when prominent 3f out, lost position and beaten from 2f out

14/1

7th

3

(6)

16th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Astronomic

9st 4lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Darryll Holland

in touch with leaders on outer, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

100/1

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Exacta £283.00
Straight Forecast £207.40
Tricast £1087.10
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Bird For Life

LAMBOURN:

Hammy End

Telegraph:

Hidden Pearl

RP Ratings:

Uther Pendragon

The Times:

Manyana

The Star:

Capla Blue

Daily Mirror:

Hammy End

Daily Record:

Hidden Pearl

The Guardian:

Bird For Life

Daily Mail:

Bird For Life

The Sun:

Bird For Life

D Express:

Uther Pendragon