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Golf At Southwell Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Golf At Southwell Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: /U0P-6

Last run: 85 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Showed no promise when a big-priced outsider in four novice/maiden hurdles for Paul Webber (2m-2m5f) and is 6lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut, but his new trainer has done very well in recent weeks and has booked Harry Cobden today; tongue-tie added; improvement possible.

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2nd

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

My Gift To You

11st 13lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

midfield

3/1

1st

1

6th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

My Gift To You

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Unproven on soft/heavy; has form figures of 11234112 (hurdles/fences) for current yard, clear second at Southwell (2m4f) returned to chasing most recently; hit with another rise in the weights but Alex Chadwick takes off 7lb; in the mix.

5/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-2222

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four consecutive times on good ground since May, most recently over 3m here three weeks ago; latest 3lb rise doesn't help, and neither will any rain, but he'll be okay over today's trip and the first-time cheekpieces might squeeze out something extra.

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2nd

4

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Coconut Twist

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Brian Barr

in touch with leaders

11/2

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 663-41 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Became rather disappointing over fences this year but capitalised upon a favourable hurdle mark when winning by 10l over C&D (good) three weeks ago; back up 9lb for that but won't mind if the ground is slower than good and features prominently in calculations.

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10th

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Methodtothemagic

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Off the mark in style at Southwell in July; put up 9lb for that but showed she can cope with this mark with creditable third at the same track later that month; acts on good and softer and shortlisted.

3/1

3rd

3

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Methodtothemagic

11st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

midfield

7/2

Form: 66-2

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on first two hurdling starts but belied 40-1 odds when coming from off the pace for second in C&D maiden (good) six weeks ago and could easily have more to offer in handicaps.

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5th

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Michael Appleby

Pulled up in both Irish points and he's 0-5 over hurdles; promising second in a 2m4f maiden here (good) in June but he's not gone on from that and was disappointing at Uttoxeter last week; bit to prove but he raced freely last time and this drop back to 2m is worth exploring.

9/2

10th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Appleby

Maiden; improved form in latest two starts, both at Southwell, and fair fourth in similar contest on handicap debut in the latest of them; probably needs a little more for a win but enters the argument.

11/2

4th

1

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Skeeter Park

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Michael Appleby

held up in rear

7/1

Form: 690P-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Struggled in two soft-ground handicaps in the winter but, following a break, opened account with hard-fought success at Worcester (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; not yet fully exposed after only six hurdle runs; shortlisted.

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4th

6

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:52 Wincanton

Bensini

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Winning hurdler who has finished runner-up in both chase runs and might have won at Southwell last time (2m4f, good) but for a late mistake; the cheekpieces tried there appeared to work; soft ground would temper enthusiasm.

2/1

2nd

7

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Bensini

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Opened hurdling account with hard-fought success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July, after a break, and made good start to chasing career when second at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month; can pose a threat if the addition of cheekpieces has any positive effect.

11/2

2nd

2

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

Bensini

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Opened account with hard-fought hurdling success at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July, after a break, and both subsequent runs were perfectly respectable; has a significant role to play if he takes well to fences on today's chasing debut.

4/1

Form: 43-37

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Needs to bounce back from a duff effort three weeks ago but travelled strongly for a long way when third here (2m, good) on last month's handicap hurdle debut and this dual 2m Flat winner could have untapped potential over 2m4f in this sphere; all turf runs were on good ground.

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14th

1

(14)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

19:45 Thirsk

Riggsby

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sam England

Progress as a hurdler has flatlined, but he's 5lb below his highest winning mark on Tapeta, and although yet to record an RPR above 56 in four Flat turf starts this is easier than any of those; cheekpieces added.

25/1

5th

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:52 Market Rasen

Riggsby

10st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Travelled strongly when third of six on handicap hurdle debut at Southwell (2m, good) in June and he won over staying trips on the Flat which suggests he may have potential at this distance; however, he has to bounce back from two below-par runs over hurdles (2m/2m4f, good); unraced on slow turf.

8/1

6th

2

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Riggsby

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear of midfield

6/1

Form: 3-P044

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

0-10 over hurdles; posted sound effort when fourth to Methodtothemagic over C&D (good) three weeks ago but is only 1lb lower today and needs to find something extra; raced mainly on good ground.

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0

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Game Beaaa

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

5th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:40 Market Rasen

Game Beaaa

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

Came good over hurdles at 12th attempt, with quite stylish C&D (good) win from off the pace last month; not seen to quite the same effect when fourth at Kelso recently but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

9/2

Form: 8388-P

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 80-1 for last month's handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) and could be considered only if much stronger in the betting here; 2lb out of the weights.

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0

9

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Jacqueline Coward

took keen hold, prominent

66/1

0

11

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Jacqueline Coward

Tailed off behind My Gift To You on latest start and this maiden is 13lb out of the handicap.

66/1

8th

9

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jacqueline Coward

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: P87

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when seventh of eight in Stratford maiden (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) three weeks ago but that's hardly a compelling piece of form; back up in trip for today's handicap debut; improvement required.

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5th

7

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Carapaz

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

raced in last, not fluent 3rd, headway 12th, weakened before 3 out

10/1

0

9

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Carapaz

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

Safely held off lowly marks in first two chases (both 2m4f; cheekpieces added last time); needs this step up in trip to unlock considerable improvement.

20/1

5th

8

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Carapaz

10st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: David Dennis

Failed to complete in two points and he's not shown much in six runs under rules; finished a remote sixth of ten on his chase debut at Worcester (2m4f, good) two weeks ago and he needs to leave that form well behind; new combination of equipment.

20/1

Form: 4-4273 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

0-14 over hurdles but the form of this month's Stratford third (2m2f, good) was very well advertised by the front pair over the weekend and he has each-way claims again off a 2lb lower mark here; has some form on good to soft ground but is probably best on good.

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4th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Clean Getaway

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

0-15 over hurdles; seemingly aided by first-time cheekpieces when second in selling handicap at Cartmel (2m1f, good) last May but returns to racing under rules after three very underwhelming point runs.

16/1

0

8

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Clean Getaway

10st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

6/1

Form: 58-8U5

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Yet to show any worthwhile form after seven hurdle runs (2m-2m1f) and is out of the weights again here; tries a new trip today.

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8th

16

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Onnaroll

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

15-race maiden; runner-up from 12lb out of the handicap over C&D (66-1) in September; has failed to better that in six subsequent starts, so it isn't all that difficult to focus on others for the solution; 10lb wrong.

66/1

6th

11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Onnaroll

10st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Cynthia Woods

Not living up to his name as a 14-race maiden and, although placed a couple of times, he can be keen and inconsistent; tongue-tie joins regular hood.

20/1

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Exacta £109.00
Straight Forecast £101.60
Tricast £427.60
Trifecta £565.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Methodtothemagic

The Times:

Coconut Twist

Daily Mail:

Bensini

RP RATINGS:

Game Beaaa

Daily Mirror:

Clean Getaway

POSTDATA:

Skeeter Park

SPOTLIGHT:

Riggsby

D Express:

Bensini

The Guardian:

Coconut Twist

The Sun:

Coconut Twist

Telegraph:

Methodtothemagic

The Star:

Methodtothemagic

Daily Record:

Methodtothemagic