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  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 2m 0f 102y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 51673- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Made a winning handicap debut on the Flat when scoring over 2m at Redcar last April; less good the next twice but she returned from 191 days off to finish a good third over C&D last month; runs off the same mark and she still has time to do better.

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10th

5

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Tiger Spirit

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Started this year with a win at Southwell (2m, AW) in January but she's generally struggled since and was beaten a long way at Newcastle last time; now back below her last winning mark but she needs a major revival.

16/1

9th

4

(2)

29th Jul 2023

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2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Michael Herrington

Kickstarted 2023 with a win at Southwell (2m, AW) in January; struggled in her next three starts but she ran well at Musselburgh in May and wasn't beaten far at Redcar last time; now back on last winning mark and she's not ruled out on this return to Tapeta.

9/1

7th

3

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

14:12 Redcar

Tiger Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Michael Herrington

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened from 1f out

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4882-2 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in first-time blinkers at Kempton 11 months ago; runner-up in 2m handicaps on Tapeta on his last two starts (the latest last week) and he should give it another good go.

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7th

9

(5)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Smart Boyo

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Just one win from his 26 starts across both codes but he kept on to go very close over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, good) last month and has posted fair efforts on the Flat (2m, AW) the last twice; he's an each-way possible.

13/2

5th

7

(1)

18th Apr 2023

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2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold early, midfield, pushed along and some headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

4th

2

(5)

27th Mar 2023

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1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Smart Boyo

9st 5lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

Strong traveller who doesn't always find a lot and has only won once (this time last year in first-time blinkers); has been in good form over hurdles, however, and has been found the right race under a 7lb claimer.

2/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 11412- D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Habitual slow starter but that hasn't been a barrier to success this winter and she comes here having won three of her last five starts; ran right up to her recent best when chasing home Zuckerberg over C&D 19 days ago; each-way claims again.

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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

Form: 5094-1

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

AW bumper winner last winter; low-key start in 7f novices on the Flat but her handicap debut in October (1m4f) offered hope of better and she looked well ahead of her mark when justifying favouritism upped to 1m6f at Wolverhampton last week; this longer trip shouldn't be an issue and she holds strong claims.

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2nd

6

(1)

4th Apr 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gentle Fire

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: James Evans

C&D winner off this mark early last year but hasn't offered a huge amount in three runs back for her current yard, latterly in cheekpieces here.

25/1

6th

9

(12)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gentle Fire

9st 1lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: James Evans

C&D winner last January but has struggled since finishing second over 1m4f here a year ago, including well held both starts for new trainer; remains to be seen whether first-time cheekpieces make a difference.

33/1

Form: 2/05-7 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since his two wins in 2019; ran okay over C&D last month (behind Zuckerberg) but he wasn't in quite the same form at Wolverhampton last week; others look stronger for the win.

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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

Form: 45/08-

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m6f handicap for David O'Meara in the spring of his 3yo campaign; poor form over hurdles for Neil Mulholland in 2022 and he hasn't fared much better back on the Flat for this new stable; down in grade with a visor now tried but there are risks attached.

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5th

6

(5)

29th Jul 2023

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2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Norman Kindu

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

No longer the force of old and he made it 0-7 for current yard when a well-held seventh at Nottingham (1m6f, good) last time; mark continues to fall but others are preferred.

16/1

7th

9

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:42 Nottingham

Norman Kindu

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Rebecca Menzies

No longer the force of old and 0-6 for current stable but took step back in right direction when keeping-on fourth (just behind Marbuzet) at Redcar (1m6f, good) last month and has possibilities here if able to build on that performance.

8/1

4th

5

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

14:12 Redcar

Norman Kindu

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on and went fourth towards finish

20/1

20/1

Form: 6/266- C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Ran well over hurdles for much of last summer, including a win over 3m at this track; well-beaten 66-1 shot back on the Flat at Wolverhampton two weeks ago; drops in class this time but others look stronger.

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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Michael Mullineaux

The last of his two hurdle wins was in May 2022; twice ran fourth in the autumn but on faster ground and struggled last time on heavy; others preferred.

20/1

17

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: James Turner

T: Michael Mullineaux

2-30 over hurdles, latest win in May 2022; has refound some form when twice fourth this autumn, with a lesser show 19 days ago coming on heavy going; looks vulnerable to some of his far less exposed rivals.

50/1

9th

9

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

Robeam

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Michael Mullineaux

2-29 over hurdles, latest win in May 2022; has refound some form on last two outings and used to be effective in the mud, but he looks vulnerable to some of his far less exposed rivals in this field.

11/1

Form: 048/8-

Last run: 246 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

1m6f turf winner when trained in Ireland; well beaten on his stable debut at Catterick in May and he was sent off at 300-1 when pulled up over hurdles at Wetherby last month; plenty to prove.

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9th

7

(6)

9th Oct 2023

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Third Avenue

9st 3lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Andrew Crook

Has generally struggled since a couple of absences and this summer's work was poor under both codes; would be a surprise winner.

33/1

7th

9

(3)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:00 Catterick

Third Avenue

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Andrew Crook

Only 1-20 on the Flat and that success came over 1m6f in Ireland two years ago; no worthwhile hurdle form on last three appearances.

20/1

11

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Third Avenue

10st 5lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Modest on the Flat and tailed off on only completion in three hurdle starts; aids return and starts handicap life off a basement mark but still hard to make much of a case for him.

25/1

Form: 52845- C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Fibresand here; inconsistent last year but still capable of fair form on his day; not beaten far over 1m4f here 19 days ago but perhaps better over slightly shorter.

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9th

7

(9)

5th Mar 2024

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sociologist

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

sweating, raced wide early, led after 2f, weakened quickly over 2f out

12/1

4th

11

(6)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sociologist

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Two 1m3f wins on Fibresand here; not far away when fourth at Wolverhampton in December but has failed to beat a rival in his four other runs this winter; best watched with refitted blinkers replacing cheekpieces.

66/1

9th

11

(10)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sociologist

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Heavy defeats in three of his four starts this winter, often spoiling his chance by pulling too hard; too much to prove for comfort.

33/1

Form: 4870-

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; has shown some promise in novice/maiden company on the Flat but he failed to progress for the switch to handicaps when last seen in October (1m6f); stepping up in trip may help and too soon to write him off just yet.

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12th

12

(12)

24th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Aint No Sunshine

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent on outer, pushed along 4f out

25/1

10th

2

(8)

10th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Aint No Sunshine

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Bumper winner; has shown some promise in novice/maiden company on the Flat but he failed to progress for the switch to handicaps when last seen in October (1m6f); stepping up in trip may help and too soon to write him off just yet.

16/1

10th

2

(5)

14th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

14:34 Redcar

Aint No Sunshine

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Keith Dalgleish

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gentle Fire

POSTDATA:

Tiger Spirit

The Sun:

Smart Boyo

Daily Mirror:

Zuckerberg

LAMBOURN:

Bird For Life

RP Ratings:

Gentle Fire

The Times:

Gentle Fire

Telegraph:

Gentle Fire

The Guardian:

Gentle Fire

Daily Mail:

Gentle Fire

D Express:

Gentle Fire

The Star:

Gentle Fire

Daily Record:

Gentle Fire