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17:00 Southwell (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 5
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 156-71 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Excellent strike-rate in AW handicaps over 6f, winning four out of six (the first two over C&D); came on for reappearance when winning at Kempton in March, where he took time to get the wind in his sails and led only close home; back up 2lb; still has improvement in him.

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4th

12

(2)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Dark Side Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Jessica Macey

7-15 on the AW and 0-7 on turf, albeit he has been beaten less than a length on three occasions; 3lb rise for latest narrow Southwell success puts him back on a career-high mark, so he will need to be at his very best to defy it.

12/1

1st

3

(3)

14th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along halfway, ridden and headway from 2f out, wandered around but challenging inside final furlong, ran on and led towards finish, gamely

10/1

5th

5

(11)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Only 1lb higher than for 7f win at Kempton in November; solid efforts since but he will need a return to his peak to come out on top.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 00541- D

Last run: 244 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Off since August but didn't run at all badly on reappearance in 2022; however, a claiming win on unfavourable terms at Wolverhampton on latest outing did little for his handicap mark and he has work to do on balance of his handicap form; gelded since; first start here.

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12th

5

(12)

29th Apr 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Haydock

Mega Marvel

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

0-6 on turf as opposed to 2-4 on AW so there is a question mark about this return to grass; however, he hasn't been devoid of promise on turf and reappeared with close second on AW three weeks ago; possible contender.

7/1

2nd

6

(7)

9th Apr 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Mega Marvel

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Off since August but didn't run at all badly on reappearance in 2022; however, a claiming win on unfavourable terms at Wolverhampton on latest outing did little for his handicap mark and he has work to do on balance of his handicap form; gelded since; first start here.

8/1

1st

1

(8)

8th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mega Marvel

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along 2f out, ridden and switched right from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, cosily

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 63538-

Last run: 102 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Maiden who was a fair third over C&D in December but finished lame later that month and has been off since; likely to come on for this run and is no standout at the weights anyway.

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3rd

8

(9)

6th Oct 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Newcastle (AW)

Claim The Stars

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

16/1

19th

86

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Claim The Stars

8st 4lb

T: Tim Easterby

Off the mark at the 20th attempt at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) in June; however, he's failed to kick on from that; unproven on slow ground.

66/1

13th

14

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:10 Redcar

Claim The Stars

8st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Off the mark at the 20th attempt when sweeping through from the back at Thirsk in June (6f, good to firm); beaten off this mark twice since and even his best form this year might not be enough here.

33/1

4/1

Form: 0-9561 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at sprint trips; had something to prove returned to 7f for the first time in over two years here nine days ago (cheekpieces discarded, return today) but he never looked like giving up his lead and won with authority; still well treated back up 3lb; bold bid likely returned to 6f.

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6th

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Airshow

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

Multiple winner, the latest of them at Chelmsford (7f) last month; runner-up at Southwell (6f) next time and not beaten far despite only finishing sixth at Southwell 17 days ago (winner and third have won since); has four course wins on his record and he's likely to make another bold bid.

14/1

6th

6

(8)

11th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Airshow

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

Prolific winner who has shown no sign of age wearying him, digging deep over 7f at Chelmsford four weeks ago and then a close second over C&D 11 days ago; due to be 2lb higher from the weekend and he has to enter the reckoning.

100/30

Form: -21232 CD BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dependable at 5f and 6f since December, his two wins including a C&D handicap in February; 6lb higher now but another solid effort when runner-up at Wolverhampton (5f) on Wednesday; probably needs a shade extra.

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2nd

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 5

16:40 Yarmouth

Em Jay Kay

9st 1lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Dual Tapeta winner who's been unusually inconsistent this year and is making his turf debut; is fairly treated if able to build on a better effort five days ago.

6/1

2nd

1

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Em Jay Kay

9st 11lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

All of his 22 runs have been on AW and he's won twice on Tapeta (5f/6f); his last success was off 2lb higher but that was 14 months ago and he's been well held in last three runs; others preferred.

14/1

Form: 804-03

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden; not badly treated on best turf and AW form for Clive Cox; soundly beaten on debut for this yard over C&D but he flashed home to take a close third to a reliable yardstick at Newcastle last month and should find a race before long.

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6th

10

(10)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Churchill Bay

10st 7lb

J: Mr Fletcher Yarham

T: Jessica Macey

led, headed after 1f, pressed leader 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4/1

29

10th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

16:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Churchill Bay

8st 12lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

22

10th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Churchill Bay

8st 12lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

16/1

Form: 4325-4

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Not yet off the mark but has been in some close calls over 6f on turf and AW and she wasn't far away on reappearance behind Blackjack over C&D last month; takes on some in-form rivals today, though.

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3rd

1

(11)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Newcastle (AW)

Noteable

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Off the mark (17th attempt) with a clearcut win over C&D in October but she's finished down the field on Tapeta in her three subsequent runs; still 2lb higher than for her win and others are more convincing.

12/1

8th

2

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Noteable

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

ducked left start, bit short of room soon after start, soon towards rear

10/1

10th

7

(6)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noteable

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Craig Lidster

Flopped over C&D last time but she was too keen and had earlier turned in a string of good runs on turf and Tapeta; capable of bouncing back but this is a rise in class.

8/1

Form: 1460-7 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Five turf wins, three at 6f in 2022; has more to prove after just two AW runs, dropping out on recent return at Wolverhampton; needs massive turnaround on this first run here; likely best left until back on turf.

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2nd

3

(3)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

16:45 Catterick

Woodlands Charm

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Two-time C&D winner who was a good second over C&D in June; not written off given her record here but she hasn't been at her best at Ripon (6f) and here (7f) the last twice, and needs to bounce back.

16/1

9th

2

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Catterick

Woodlands Charm

10st 2lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Campaigned mostly over 6f; good second here (good to firm) on penultimate run but has different conditions to deal with at this new trip and others are preferred; was withdrawn after getting loose at Doncaster three weeks ago.

16/1

1

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

17:15 Doncaster

Woodlands Charm

9st 12lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Campaigned mostly over 6f; best effort this term when second at Catterick on penultimate start; going into unknown territory over this extra furlong.

14/1

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Exacta £206.00
Straight Forecast £202.60
Tricast £1740.90
Trifecta £1788.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dark Side Thunder

NEWMARKET:

Em Jay Kay

POSTDATA:

Blackjack

The Star:

Mega Marvel

TOPSPEED:

Noteable

RP Ratings:

Airshow

THE NORTH:

Dark Side Thunder

The Times:

Dark Side Thunder

Telegraph:

Dark Side Thunder

The Guardian:

Dark Side Thunder

Daily Mirror:

Dark Side Thunder

D Express:

Em Jay Kay

Daily Record:

Em Jay Kay