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20:30 Southwell (AW)

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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Sunny

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 000-36

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

On a good mark and he made a pleasing return to action when third over C&D in February, coming from well off the pace in the straight; didn't get home under a more forceful ride at Newcastle (7f) 18 days ago; Paul Mulrennan takes over today and he's one to be interested in.

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

8th

1

(9)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:14 Ayr

Papa Cocktail

10st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Stella Barclay

dwelt start, held up in last

6/1

14th

9

(17)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Beverley

Papa Cocktail

9st 8lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Stella Barclay

in rear

13/2

1st

2

(4)

22nd May 2023

Good

0m 5f 182y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Papa Cocktail

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

travelled strongly, held up in rear, went third and going easily over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, always doing enough

5/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-5331 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fourth attempt for this yard when keeping on to win a 7f handicap here on Friday; 5lb penalty asks a stiffer question but no concerns over his wellbeing.

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5

(2)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Kaths Toyboy

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Frost

Not quite on his game since back from a break but he's getting temptingly treated again relative to his form at 7f and 6f here last spring; having first run over C&D this winter, which might make a difference.

5/1

7th

6

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kaths Toyboy

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Kevin Frost

2-29 on AW, both wins off lower marks; placed at Southwell (7f) on return from break but posted a lesser effort over same C&D since; others preferred on balance.

14/1

7th

1

(5)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Kaths Toyboy

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 562477 CD BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Made a bright start to life with Mick Appleby, winning over C&D and at Lingfield (7f) around the turn of the year; his progress has stalled more recently though, including when a warm favourite at Lingfield last month.

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3rd

4

(10)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Politics

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

midfield, headway when switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, went third final strides

4/1

7th

2

(6)

25th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Politics

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

prominent

2/1

7th

8

(6)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Politics

8st 5lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Has held his form all winter and boasts a win and a second from two runs over C&D; no obvious reason why he won't go well again but is 5lb above his last successful mark and has done most recent racing in lesser company.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: -21222 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 23rd attempt when making all in an uncompetitive 5f novice here in January; better form in finishing second in three 6f handicaps since; likely to face competition for the lead this time.

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7th

5

(8)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Thismydream

9st 8lb

J: William Carson

T: Michael Attwater

Infrequent winner but he got the job done in a 5f handicap at Wolverhampton in March and ran well for second at Lingfield three weeks ago; easy lead unlikely and perhaps vulnerable for win purposes once again.

7/1

2nd

6

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Thismydream

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Michael Attwater

led, headed and prominent after 1f, lost second inside final 110yds, kept on and went second again final strides

6/1

6th

6

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Thismydream

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Attwater

Exploited career-low mark when winning from the front at Wolverhampton (5f) a fortnight ago but enjoyed the run of the race there and still has a very modest strike-rate (2-39); others appeal more for win purposes.

6/1

5/1

Form: -81912 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has won two of his four C&D handicaps and ran well in the other two; another creditable effort at Chelmsford 17 days ago and he is likely to give it plenty from the front again.

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5th

2

(3)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blackjack

9st 10lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Began the season in fine form and a repeat of his C&D win in February (off 1lb lower) would give him strong claims at this level; he just gone off the boil more recently though.

8/1

8th

8

(2)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Blackjack

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Placed twice over C&D before pegging back an in-form opponent at Chelmsford in February; unable to build on that win since and others in this field are more persuasive.

12/1

6th
10 (8)
Gunnerside

7/1

Form: 333241 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Had been threatening prior to ending his losing run over C&D 12 days ago, keeping on well in a competitive race by 0-55 standards; this is tougher but he's only gone up 2lb and the latest run was backed up by the clock; wouldn't pay to underestimate him.

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7/1

Form: 228-95 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four times over 6f for this yard last summer, including on Tapeta; on a competitive mark and two runs this spring should have him at his peak; more appealing than many.

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9th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Safely held over C&D on both outings since returning from five-month absence in January but was prominent for a long way on latter occasion and ought to be approaching peak fitness now; could have a say.

20/1

8th

11

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1-9 on AW (Wolverhampton); back from a break and wind surgery he was weak in the market and finished last here 16 days ago (behind some of these).

25/1

25/1

Form: 9868-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Winner in France when with Andre Fabre; struggled for Charlie Fellowes last year though and no sign of a revival when well beaten over 5f here on last month's stable debut; others look safer.

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3rd

11

(10)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

14:18 Brighton

Fai Fai

8st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Daniel Steele

He's been disappointing since coming to Britain but his mark has bottomed out and two runs for this yard haven't been without hope; tongue-tie now added; not out of it.

16/1

Form: 07-584 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

He has had a quiet winter but there were more positive signs at Newcastle (6f) last month, beaten under 3l into fourth; on a dangerous mark if that was the start of a revival.

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5th

6

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Loves it here, having won six times over 6f and also over C&D; has plummeted in the handicap since the spring of 2022 but finally took advantage when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month; a 4lb rise might make it tough to follow up.

4/1

1st

4

(8)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Last six wins at Newcastle; placed in C&D contest two starts ago but isn't sure to repeat that effort, having been far from consistent otherwise of late.

14/1

Form: 153567

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer who won three handicaps over further earlier in the year; contests a sprint for the first time but he's a keen goer who might enjoy a well-run race at this trip; stable also runs Politics.

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8th

4

(2)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Three wins early in the year, including over C&D off a 7lb higher mark in February; not beaten many home in his last seven starts (often slowly away) but the return of the visor may help and he's got the ability to go well.

12/1

10th

6

(6)

26th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, in rear

16/1

13th

9

(10)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:35 Southwell (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 6lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Michael Appleby

Did very well in early part of this year, winning three times (7f-8.6f), but has been out of form in recent weeks and needs to turn things around.

25/1

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Selections

Daily Mail:

Blackjack

TOPSPEED:

Gunnerside

SPOTLIGHT:

Papa Cocktail

The Guardian:

Thismydream

D Express:

Blackjack

Daily Mirror:

Blackjack

Daily Record:

Blackjack

RP Ratings:

Papa Cocktail

The Times:

Papa Cocktail

POSTDATA:

Gunnerside

Telegraph:

Gunnerside

The Star:

Gunnerside