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Spreadex Sports Get £50 In Bonuses Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Spreadex Sports Get £50 In Bonuses Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 485763

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Six-time Irish winner who ran his best race for his current trainer when coming away with the market leaders at Southwell last Friday to finish third; goes on the shortlist.

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

6th

3

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Deborah Faulkner

He has been threatening for his new yard this winter without quite managing to get his head in front; conditions to suit and there should be a suitable pace for him to show his best; each-way shout.

7/1

6th

2

(5)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Brave Display

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

C&D winner who is now at the veteran stage, but he showed he could be effective at this level when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) 11 days ago; a similar performance would put him right there.

5/2

2nd

2

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

Not at best over C&D earlier this week (met trouble) but normally a reliable sort who has a good chance at the weights; should give a good account.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 251330 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner who turned in a rare below-par effort last time; ought to fare better but will need the breaks from stall 1 if dropped in as usual.

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5th

4

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Dream

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Veteran who was entitled to have needed his comeback from 14 months off here recently; that was promising enough from a wide draw then but all winning, and most racing, has been done over further.

10/1

5th

7

(11)

19th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Dream

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

C&D winner in December 2020; retained ability last winter but he's drawn wide on this return from 423 days off and looks best watched.

25/1

12/1

Form: 688049 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Expensive to follow early in the year and has regressed since then; again pulled hard over C&D 12 days ago and is some way down the pecking order.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

5

(1)

2nd Mar 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Hachert

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, prominent, led 5f out

12/1

10th

8

(3)

24th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Hachert

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jennie Candlish

taken down early, pulled hard, in touch with leaders, on outer 5f out, headway over 4f out

11/2

11

(11)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:23 Southwell (AW)

Hachert

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jennie Candlish

On a losing run but he has performed with credit in 0-50 classified events twice this month, including over C&D on Sunday; blew the start and then raced too keenly at Wolverhampton on Thursday; this looks more competitive.

9/1

Form: 089892 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Not as good now and lacks consistency but he's a dual course winner who came back to form over 8.7f here last week; perhaps that was down to wearing headgear for the first time in over two years, though, and he's no certainty to repeat it.

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8th

9

(5)

14th Mar 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Creek Harbour

9st 11lb

J: Miss Kayla Ruddy

T: Adrian Wintle

Second to Vitesse Du Son at Wolverhampton in December, outrunning his 80-1 odds; far from consistent otherwise of late; others preferred.

25/1

6th

8

(1)

24th Feb 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Creek Harbour

9st 0lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Adrian Wintle

took keen hold, disputed lead, led but pestered over 6f out, pushed along when headed 2f out

14/1

7th

2

(6)

3rd Feb 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Creek Harbour

9st 2lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Adrian Wintle

It has been a while since his last win but he was second at Wolverhampton in December over the extended 1m; has the speed to cope with this return to sprinting but others look stronger.

20/1

12/1

Form: 608370

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Expensive to follow once handicapping for Noel Meade, who tried him over 6f-1m4f and in blinkers; the tongue-tie is given a second try, alongside first-time cheekpieces, for his new yard; watch the market.

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0

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

The Rebel Breen

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Katy Price

Safely held in plating company on last month's handicap hurdle debut at Stratford (2m2f, good); 8lb lower here but needs significant improvement, and it's questionable whether today's stamina test will suit this former Flat-racer.

33/1

5th

6

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:30 Stratford

The Rebel Breen

10st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Katy Price

Displayed some ability at a modest level on the Flat but safely held on all four hurdling starts, most recently when remote third of five in 2m6f novice here last month; 8lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut and difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

3rd

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 3

14:05 Stratford

The Rebel Breen

10st 10lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Katy Price

Regressive maiden on Flat and no turnaround in three attempts over hurdles; has no obvious form claims.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 417622 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Doesn't win often but two of her three victories came over C&D and she arrives in good form, coming away with a well-backed winner at Southwell last Friday; has to go on the shortlist off the same mark.

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5

(8)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Divine Connection

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Three times a runner-up during the winter but has been well held on last two outings and this front-runner faces competition for the lead.

10/1

1

(4)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Divine Connection

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

12th

3

(3)

9th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Divine Connection

9st 10lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Craig Lidster

She has finished second over 7f three times this winter, twice at this track; not at her best at Newcastle last month, however, and others are more appealing for win purposes.

20/1

16/1

Form: 672460 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Two wins early in the year, including over C&D, came at the bottom level and she's had plenty of chances in handicaps; registered another ordinary effort from a wide draw here 12 days ago and has landed stall 11 this time.

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9th

9

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Say Grace

9st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Grace Harris

Good third to Outreach over C&D on Boxing Day but good runs are scarce nowadays and she was well beaten over C&D on Monday; cheekpieces go on.

16/1

7

(3)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Say Grace

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Grace Harris

On long losing run but she turned things around with a creditable third over C&D on Boxing Day and was just behind Royal Redemption in that race; meets her old rival on similar terms in this classified event and has each-way claims again.

8/1

3rd

12

(8)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Say Grace

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Grace Harris

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield over 3f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on, went third towards finish

20/1

12/1

Form: 388385

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Has regressed in recent times and become inconsistent; on the positive side he's used to running in better company and boasts a decent record fresh, so a bolder showing wouldn't surprise.

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11th

9

(6)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Frankelio

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Last season didn't end well and he dropped out tamely over C&D three weeks ago (soft); opposable.

20/1

10th

14

(10)

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Frankelio

8st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent

33/1

9th

2

(9)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Frankelio

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has regressed in recent times and become inconsistent; on the positive side he's used to running in better company and boasts a decent record fresh, so a bolder showing wouldn't surprise.

12/1

Form: 576502

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Finally finished placed when having Hachert and Say Grace some way behind over C&D last time; easy to argue he was flattered that day, having always been on a steady pace, and he's drawn wider tonight.

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7th

4

(3)

1st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

10st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

0-11 and isn't the most consistent; well beaten from double-figure draw at Wolverhampton last time but, although better berthed here, has something to find at the weights.

12/1

10th

9

(10)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Tony Carroll

Finally finished placed when having Hachert and Say Grace some way behind over C&D last time; easy to argue he was flattered that day, having always been on a steady pace, and he's drawn wider tonight.

6/1

11th

13

(6)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

8st 12lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

slowly away, took keen hold, towards rear

25/1

11th
6 (8)
Atrafan

16/1

Form: 130000 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Wins have all come in the winter, mainly over 6f at Newcastle; no surprise to see better for a yard in decent nick, back from two months off (has won fresh before), especially with him 2lb below his last successful mark.

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17th

19

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Atrafan

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Alan Brown

towards rear

25/1

10th

10

(2)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Atrafan

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Multiple AW winner but looks far from solid on 2024 form and may be somewhat on the wane aged ten; held by Written Broadcast on C&D running last time.

33/1

8th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Atrafan

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

led, headed over 1f out

20/1

Form: 907505

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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14

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Busselton

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has run creditably in a variety of competitive races but his last win came in the Kerry National (3m, good) in October 2022 and he has rarely been at his best over the last 12 months; could do with the ground drying out.

40/1

7

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Busselton

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tough and consistent at his best; won the Kerry National in 2022 and produced his best performance in a while when sixth in the Paddy Power here at Christmas; could come on again for that and might not be far away.

14/1

6th

8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Busselton

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent throughout, went second home turn, weakened approaching last

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £238.80
Tricast £1412.40
Trifecta £1840.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Divine Connection

The Times:

Creek Harbour

SPOTLIGHT:

Brave Display

POSTDATA:

Desert Dream

D Express:

Divine Connection

Daily Mirror:

Divine Connection

The Star:

Divine Connection

Daily Record:

Divine Connection

The Guardian:

Creek Harbour

Daily Mail:

Creek Harbour

The Sun:

Creek Harbour

NEWMARKET:

Brave Display