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Truespeed Championing The South West Handicap

  • Prize money: £13608.4
  • 1m 3f 137y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Truespeed Championing The South West Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.40
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 0660-0

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner who won two handicap hurdles last spring but he struggled to get competitive in either code this winter and the subsequent wind surgery has to make a big difference.

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2nd

2

(14)

1st May 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:04 Windsor

Gold Souk

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes but, after wind surgery, he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) on Good Friday; tapped for speed in a steadily run 1m2f event at Brighton nine days ago; still feasibly weighted and enters the reckoning.

8/1

5th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

19:15 Brighton

Gold Souk

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes, but after wind surgery he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) 15 days ago; has won on fast ground as well and although 5lb higher, he remains feasibly treated on old form; couldn't rule out.

5/1

1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Gold Souk

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Two-time hurdle winner who won two handicap hurdles last spring but he struggled to get competitive in either code this winter and the subsequent wind surgery has to make a big difference.

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: /5998- CD

Last run: 163 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his 2021 form (including C&D win) but failed to hit the same heights on his four runs last year; others are preferred.

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2nd

11

(10)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Bobby Kennedy

9st 6lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

1-19, though the win came over C&D in May 2021; second of 14 off this mark here just over a year ago and although not seen in six months, he has shown that he can go well fresh; shortlisted.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 2845-9 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Has an unreliable profile and this is his first run since January, but he made all at Pontefract (1m4f, good to soft) last May and was a good second at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) last October; not ruled out.

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9th

8

(3)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Sociologist

8st 6lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

led

16/1

9th

7

(9)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

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

14/1

Form: 4395-0 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

A return to form is needed but he's had wind surgery since his last run in February and he's dropped down the weights; wears a first-time visor and he's not ruled out with the soft conditions in his favour.

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4th

5

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Rick Blaine

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Shaun Lycett

raced wide, in touch with leaders 2nd, headway 6th

13/2

0

7

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Rick Blaine

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Shaun Lycett

This Flat winner showed some aptitude for hurdling when third in two novice events at Worcester (2m, good) in the summer; should stay this longer trip and may have some untapped potential on handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 4428-5 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last May/June (1m3f/1m4f, good) and good second at Goodwood (1m3f, soft) in September; reappeared with fair fifth on AW (9.4f) last month and could build on that now back up in trip; likeable claims.

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5th

8

(9)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Boy George

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won two in a row last May/June (1m3f/1m4f, good) and good second at Goodwood (1m3f, soft) in September; reappeared with fair fifth on AW (9.4f) last month and could build on that now back up in trip; likeable claims.

8/1

8th

2

(8)

10th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Boy George

9st 10lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4/1

2nd

13

(5)

6th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 44y

Class 5

13:55 Goodwood

Boy George

8st 10lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

soon led, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, held but kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 36-625

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Fair second of five at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) last month on final run for Gary Moore and didn't run badly when fifth of seven there (1m4f) last Friday on stable debut; however, needs something extra to post a first win.

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5th

6

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Hill Station

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/1

1st

7

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hill Station

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent on outer

4/1

2nd

1

(10)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Hill Station

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Front-runner who took 22 attempts to get off the mark, but won three times on the AW in late 2023; held in three starts so far this year and likely he will face competition for the lead; tongue-tie given a go.

16/1

Form: /0465/

Last run: 993 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles on his last three starts; however, perhaps this first run on the Flat since 2020 will trigger a revival and he ran well over jumps as recently as January (on heavy ground); not discounted.

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8th

7

4th May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

16:55 Salisbury

Global Agreement

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Milton Harris

Runner-up over hurdles in January but out of form in his five starts since, including on first Flat run since 2020; 0-12 overall on Flat.

25/1

13

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Global Agreement

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Not been in the best of form on the Flat and over hurdles recently; has won on heavy but this forecast better ground suits and could bounce back; tongue-tie now tried.

16/1

7th

4

(6)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Global Agreement

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Milton Harris

Well beaten over hurdles on his last three starts; however, perhaps this first run on the Flat since 2020 will trigger a revival and he ran well over jumps as recently as January (on heavy ground); not discounted.

12/1

Form: 5327-6 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

9yo who is winless since October 2021 and rarely races over a trip this far, but his last win came over C&D and he's run really well on his last three course visits (including on soft ground); may be sharper for last month's AW run when back from a three-month break and he's on a handy mark.

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7th

5

(10)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

My Brother Mike

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: John Stimpson

Back to winning ways at Southwell (1m) in March and he followed it up with a very good third of 11 in 1m Lingfield handicap 23 days ago; firmly in the picture back on turf off a 7lb lower mark.

9/2

3rd

5

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

My Brother Mike

11st 0lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: John Stimpson

Recorded the ninth success of his career when seeing off a subsequent winner at Southwell four weeks ago (1m; for this rider); has run okay here before but yet to be placed at this track; perhaps vulnerable up 6lb.

9/2

1st

9

(3)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

My Brother Mike

10st 8lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: John Stimpson

Won twice under Adam O'Shea on turf in 2021 but has drawn a blank since; didn't run badly when sixth at Wolverhampton (8.6f) last month but still makes only limited appeal here.

25/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 62767-

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Went close at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) last October on handicap debut and is now 2lb lower; however, she failed to threaten on AW on her next three starts and has to raise her game now back from a break.

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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

Form: 14-644 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Slowly away at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) the last twice but a good fourth each time; deserves extra credit for latest run, off a slow pace, and won off this mark at Yarmouth (11.4f, good to soft) last June; firmly in calculations.

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10th

12

(8)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Fast Forward

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alan King

Slowly away at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) the last twice but a good fourth each time; deserves extra credit for latest run, off a slow pace, and won off this mark at Yarmouth (11.4f, good to soft) last June; firmly in calculations.

5/1

4th

8

(6)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fast Forward

9st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Alan King

Dual turf winner who is 0-6 on AW but he ran right up to his best when a close fourth over C&D last month; that was a bold bid on his first run at this track and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

11/4

4th

3

(9)

6th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fast Forward

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Scored off 1lb lower at Yarmouth (11.4f) last June but he's been generally disappointing under both codes since; may have needed the run at Kempton on his reappearance last month but he needs to get back near his best on this return to Tapeta.

10/1

11th
2 (10)
Haan

25/1

Form: 8805-0

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who was a fair fifth in a Wolverhampton handicap (1m4f, AW) last December, but was tailed off at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last Friday on his sole run since and has to leave that run miles behind; cheekpieces go on.

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6th

4

(6)

29th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

18:15 Leicester

Haan

9st 6lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, midfield on outer

6/1

11th

2

(10)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Haan

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Michael Appleby

Lightly raced 5yo who was a fair fifth in a Wolverhampton handicap (1m4f, AW) last December, but was tailed off at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last Friday on his sole run since and has to leave that run miles behind; cheekpieces go on.

25/1

14th

2

(7)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Haan

9st 9lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

towards rear, shaken up 4f out

16/1

11/4

Form: 444-11 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

With the cheekpieces left off he won at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in January and followed up in another classified there (1m4f); leading claims if transferring that form back to grass (unplaced on both previous turf runs).

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1st

7

(9)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Meisterzinger

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Mark Usher

Won a couple of classified events over middle distances here in January/February; flopped on slow turf in his hat-trick bid but he ran right up to his recent best when third of 14 over 1m4f here three weeks ago; shouldn't be far away.

7/2

3rd

1

(8)

24th May 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:40 Kempton (AW)

Meisterzinger

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

Two course wins early in the year; failed to fire on slow ground at Bath on Good Friday but he's better than that and still has some handicapping scope at this level; more appealing than many.

7/2

16/1

Form: /3357-

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Tailed off this year on first two hurdle/stable starts; has something to prove but he showed ability on the Flat when trained in Germany and is one to watch in the betting now back in this code in first-time blinkers.

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13th

7

(2)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Archer

9st 5lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Milton Harris

Tailed off this year on first two hurdle/stable starts; has something to prove but he showed ability on the Flat when trained in Germany and is one to watch in the betting now back in this code in first-time blinkers.

16/1

6th

1

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:15 Hereford

Archer

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Raced too freely and was well beaten over C&D (soft) on stable/hurdle debut in January but was placed on the Flat when trained in Germany and ought to be capable of better in this sphere at some stage; had has wind surgery.

10/1

7th

2

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Archer

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Placed three times on the Flat in Germany (at up to 1m1f); gelded since latest outing (August) and has tongue-strap on for hurdling debut; has joined a yard which has done exceptionally well in juvenile events so needs taking seriously in a modest contest.

5/1

Form: 53793-

Last run: 270 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Claims aren't compelling on last year's Flat form and he tailed off on hurdle debut last December; however, this lightly raced 4yo returns to action in first-time cheekpieces and having had wind surgery; not written off.

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6th

5

(1)

12th May 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Locksmith

9st 4lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

dwelt start, soon led

10/1

14th

6

(1)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Locksmith

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Claims aren't compelling on last year's Flat form and he tailed off on hurdle debut last December; however, this lightly raced 4yo returns to action in first-time cheekpieces and having had wind surgery; not written off.

14/1

4th

3

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:17 Fontwell

Locksmith

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Placed twice from five Flat starts, including when last seen at Wolverhampton (1m6f; modest form) in July; limited appeal on hurdling debut.

16/1

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Exacta £1393.00
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Tricast £10162.00
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Selections

RP Ratings:

Fast Forward

LAMBOURN:

Meisterzinger

SPOTLIGHT:

Boy George

D Express:

My Brother Mike

Daily Mirror:

Fast Forward

The Sun:

Fast Forward

The Star:

Fast Forward

The Times:

Meisterzinger

The Guardian:

Meisterzinger

Daily Record:

Meisterzinger

POSTDATA:

Boy George

Telegraph:

Boy George

Daily Mail:

Boy George