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20:30 Southwell (AW)

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  • 2m 0f 102y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 9-3483

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Easy chase winner on penultimate run but was laboured under a penalty three weeks ago; conditions should be fine on this return to the Flat but he has something to prove after that last run.

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4th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, pecked on landing 7th, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lost his way last season but usually goes well here and slowing down at the last fence may have cost him over 2m3f here on recent reappearance; 2lb rise is annoying but he has to be considered over a trip he stays.

9/4

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 401141 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Slow starter but she's a nine-time AW winner who has won three of her last four runs including at Wolverhampton (2m) two weeks ago; a 2lb rise for that success looks fair and she's strongly respected.

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1st

7

(6)

19th Jun 2023

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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

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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

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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

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 216092 BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Is not easy to predict but he made a good start for new trainer when going close over 1m6f at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack; 11-4 favourite) on Monday; now steps up to 2m and is respected off the same mark.

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5th

5

(7)

5th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

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9st 4lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Losing run goes back two years; has mostly run over further for this yard but he's run respectably in defeat at about 1m5f of late and refitting cheekpieces could help, having run three of his best races in them.

9/1

3rd

8

18th Jan 2024

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1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

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9st 1lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Effective at this track; won two 1m4f handicaps on AW two winters back; three minor honours last winter and a respectable show 12 days ago after 215-day absence; assuming he can build on that, he's in the mix.

5/1

5th

7

(4)

6th Jan 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

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9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

Won two 1m4f handicaps off lowly marks in 2021-22 AW season but may be better suited by staying trips now and was out of form when last seen last spring.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -43211 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Progressive since switched to handicaps at this track and she's won over C&D (by 8l) and at 1m6f in her last two starts; has a penalty for latest success but is on a roll; big player back up in trip.

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0

3

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Funky Town Pinkie

10st 2lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Has a patchy record and both wins have come on AW but she returned from a break with a close call at Nottingham (1m6f, good to firm) in June; this is a deeper race but she pulled clear with the winner last time and is only 1lb higher here; respected.

7/2

2nd

6

(5)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:20 Nottingham

Funky Town Pinkie

9st 8lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Consecutive AW wins at 2m and 1m6f before Christmas but she didn't shine on her latest two starts and returns from a break with something to prove in her first turf handicap.

12/1

33/1

Form: 3/02-0 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m AW winner in 2019 but very lightly raced since and returned from another absence with a low-key run here two weeks ago; takes a big step back up in trip but this is competitive; others are more convincing.

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7th

3

(5)

5th Jan 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Harriet Bethell

Two wins and as many seconds from 11 visits here but was well behind in The Craftymaster's race here 20 days ago.

10/1

7th

3

(2)

16th Dec 2023

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2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Harriet Bethell

Won two of his three most recent course starts, over 1m6f in May and June, and went very close off this mark at Newcastle (2m) in July; can come on for his recent return to action at Southwell; major role likely.

6/1

5th

14

7th Dec 2023

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 4lb

T: Harriet Bethell

Seen mostly on Tapeta and has more to prove on Polytrack, as shown by latest start; 1m6f wins at Wolverhampton this May and June, with a close call at Newcastle on penultimate start, but there's a bit more for him to prove with the 105-day absence.

9/1

20/1

Form: 321405

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Emphatic winner at Hamilton (1m4f, good) in June but well held in three starts since, including two runs on Tapeta this winter; went close in only previous try at this trip but he looks weighted near his best.

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9th

10

(7)

7th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ghostly

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Stella Barclay

Not the most consistent but has won seven times, including when getting the race in the stewards' room in an amateur riders' event over C&D in November; twice held at Wolverhampton since and may just need this after three months off.

20/1

6th

9

(1)

5th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghostly

9st 5lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Stella Barclay

midfield

33/1

Form: 233374 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Three wins (1m4f-2m) earlier in the year and is back on the same mark as for last AW success; has not threatened in two Wolverhampton handicaps (1m6f) since returning from a break but he made some late headway when fourth last week and could be dangerous now back up to 2m.

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2nd

7

(1)

26th Jan 2024

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1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

The Resdev Way

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Veteran whose losing run is up to 24, but after four months off he only found a subsequent winner too good on stable debut at Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) three weeks ago; successful in his only previous go on this surface (1m5f) and interesting.

6/1

2nd

7

(6)

5th Jan 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Resdev Way

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Veteran without a win since April 2022 and struggles with consistency these days; hard to support with confidence on debut for a new yard.

33/1

9/2

Form: -78902 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Sole win in AW bumper in late 2020 but he went close off a reduced mark here recently (1m4f; first-time tongue-tie) when the subject of a major gamble; key player if he can back that up on the step up to 2m; cheekpieces on.

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2nd

8

(3)

13th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Raiff

10st 7lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Philip Kirby

2m bumper win; 0-13 under Flat rules but runner-up at Southwell (1m4f) and Newcastle (1m) on two of his last three outings; tried 2m in between; beaten by just a head last time and has to be prominent in each-way calculations.

8/1

2nd

3

(12)

4th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

12:50 Newcastle (AW)

Raiff

9st 10lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, held up in rear, smooth headway 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on but edged left and headed final strides

20/1

8th

3

(10)

22nd Dec 2022

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2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Raiff

9st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Sole win in AW bumper in late 2020 but he went close off a reduced mark here recently (1m4f; first-time tongue-tie) when the subject of a major gamble; key player if he can back that up on the step up to 2m; cheekpieces on.

9/2

100/1

Form: 600078

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Big prices and beaten a long way in all six starts including behind Funky Town Pinkie here (1m6f) last week.

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7th

7

(2)

8th May 2023

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1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Easter Sundae

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Louise Allan

Beaten a long way all starts to date, latterly under aggressive rides over further round here; stable has a better chance with Bond Spirit.

33/1

9th

13

(10)

31st Mar 2023

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2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Easter Sundae

8st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Louise Allan

pressed leader, lost position and prominent after 4f

100/1

9th

11

(6)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Easter Sundae

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Louise Allan

led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened

100/1

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Exacta £1799.00
Straight Forecast £2216.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Funky Town Pinkie

RP Ratings:

Bird For Life

Telegraph:

Raiff

NEWMARKET:

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POSTDATA:

Funky Town Pinkie

The Times:

Funky Town Pinkie

The Guardian:

Funky Town Pinkie

Daily Mail:

Funky Town Pinkie

The Star:

Funky Town Pinkie

Daily Record:

Funky Town Pinkie

The Sun:

Raiff

LAMBOURN:

Bird For Life

D Express:

Bird For Life

Daily Mirror:

Bird For Life