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19:45 Southwell

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Southwell Supporting #mentalhealthawarenessweek Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Southwell Supporting #mentalhealthawarenessweek Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 11114- D BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won five in a row over hurdles in November-February (2m3f-2m4f, good-soft); below form when well-held fourth at Exeter (2m7f, good) two months ago but further progress is not yet out of the question.

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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Six wins between November 2022 and May 2023 included one over C&D (good); back to within 1lb of the final winning mark in that sequence, but too far below par the last four times to expect him to capitalise.

16/1

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Between November of last year and this May he won six times in seven starts (2m3f-2m4f); however, shot up the weights as a consequence and he's beaten only one finisher in his last three appearances; has stamina to prove.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 0/423- D

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Second off today's mark at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in January and didn't run badly when dropped back to 2m in March but this 11yo is no longer the force of old and does not want the ground to dry out here (most wins gained on heavy).

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1

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

11:45 Haydock

Chti Balko

12st 2lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Ended a losing run of three years when making all for a wide-margin win at Bangor this month (2m, soft); back up 6lb but he was runnning in stronger races than this not so long ago and is a triple course winner; no easy lead this time but bold bid likely.

3/1

1st

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Chti Balko

12st 1lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Front-running veteran who has not won since December 2020 but he's finished runner-up in three of his last four starts including at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on his return two weeks ago; remains well treated on old form and he should go well again back in trip.

8/1

2nd

2

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:40 Sedgefield

Chti Balko

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

prominent, led 2nd, joined 2 out, soon headed, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

5/1

Form: F/P71-

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in first two handicaps but reportedly settled better in the preliminaries before holding on well to open account at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) last month; that form isn't anything to get excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and might improve again.

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6th

8

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Gained his breakthrough victory at Carlisle (2m3f) last April and wasn't disgraced after 11 weeks off when a fading fifth of 12 in 2m3f Doncaster handicap last month; he should take a step forward now.

12/1

Form: 211F2- D BF

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner on good ground in early part of last season and signed off with good second at Hereford (2m5f, good) in October; needs to transfer a good chunk of that improvement back to hurdling on this first start for 196 days, and hope that the ground dries out.

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4th

4

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 3

18:20 Newton Abbot

Midnight Jewel

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Second start back from a break when scrambling home at Bangor 17 days ago, his seventh win from his last 13 starts; 5lb rise seems on the stiff side but he's game and consistent and looks sure to run well again.

3/1

1st

5

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Midnight Jewel

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 6th, pressed leader from 10th

3/1

4th

3

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:45 Southwell

Midnight Jewel

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

raced in second

7/2

Form: 2233P- CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this race in first-time cheekpieces a year ago and made the frame five consecutive times over hurdles/fences last season, most notably when second over C&D (good) in January; needs to bounce back from poor performance in a seller last month but had a wind op soon afterwards and has become very well handicapped; will be dangerous if boosted by first-time visor.

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3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

11st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, mistake and lost position 8th, not fluent and dropped to rear 9th, struggling from 10th

20/1

7th

6

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Marajman

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Two chase wins for previous yard in 2023 (about 2m4f, good; has won on heavy) but right out of luck for new yard in November; best watched for now.

25/1

13th

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Marajman

11st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won twice over fences this year for a different yard; suffered early interference before later pulled up on his debut for this one; could put a line through that but good ground would be preferred.

25/1

Form: 3415P-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Came good on 22nd career start, with clear hurdle win at Catterick (2m3f, good) in February, but was safely held on next outing and has since been pulled up; has tongue-tie fitted today; overall record not convincing.

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13

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

in touch with leaders

20/1

6th

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

19:00 Taunton

Lifetime Legend

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Overall strike-rate of 1-32 but his win came off an 11lb higher mark early last year (2m3f, good) and the new visor triggered a return to form at Huntingdon (2m4f, good); has to be of interest.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4P735- D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Chasing didn't go to plan during the winter and he hasn't really fired since returned to hurdling in February; might have been stretched by 3m after running well for a long way here last month but still has something to prove on this drop back in trip.

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2

15th May 2023

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:45 Southwell

Barony Legends

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in rear

7/1

5th

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Barony Legends

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, headway after 10th

7/1

7

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

14:00 Wetherby

Barony Legends

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Looked very good when winning at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in October 2021; unable to reproduce that promise since but his recent 14l third at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) wasn't devoid of promise and this longer trip may be a plus; continues to drop down the weights and he's an each-way possible.

11/1

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Non-runners

Mrs Kinsella

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Payout
Exacta £347.00
Straight Forecast £322.90
Tricast £1766.40
Trifecta £2102.00

Selections

The Times:

Midnight Jewel

SPOTLIGHT:

Marajman

WEST COUNTRY:

Blue Shark

The Star:

Baghdad Central

POSTDATA:

Chti Balko

Telegraph:

Blue Shark

The Sun:

Blue Shark

The Guardian:

Midnight Jewel

Daily Mail:

Midnight Jewel

Daily Mirror:

Midnight Jewel

Daily Record:

Midnight Jewel

RP RATINGS:

Marajman

TOPSPEED:

Marajman

D Express:

Marajman