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20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

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Romeo & Juliet Handicap

  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Romeo & Juliet Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 121472 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner including two over C&D; has mixed record since his last success at Newcastle in July but he bounced back with a second at Doncaster (1m2f, good) last time; was never really travelling in that race but he produced a strong finishing burst and is respected on this step back up in trip.

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3rd

3

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Lexington Knight

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, soon went second, challenging under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/2

3rd

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Lexington Knight

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Richard Hannon

All four AW wins have been on Tapeta and he's yet to shine on Polytrack, albeit from a limited number of runs; close up over this far at Wolverhampton last time but around here others appeal more.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 50-307 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won five in a row from November 2021 to May 2022 including two over C&D; has run several good races since his last success but he's finished down the field in last two runs and needs to get back near best.

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10th

4

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Way Of Life

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jonathan Portman

Getting no help from the assessor but his consistency is admirable; has made the frame in last 11 races, mostly on AW; close second at Windsor (11.5f, good) last month returned to turf; again appears likely to go well.

8/1

2nd

4

(2)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Way Of Life

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Very consistent, mostly on AW, since September; still on career-high mark but has place claims provided he remains in similar form back on turf; admittedly only 1-15 in this sphere.

8/1

3rd

3

(1)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Way Of Life

9st 13lb

J: Tyler Saunders

T: Jonathan Portman

Without a win since April 2022 but has made the frame nine consecutive times, including to Ocean Heights over C&D in December; went down by only a neck at Wolverhampton on latest start three weeks ago and he's likely to be in the thick of things yet again.

3/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 331103 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Versatile 6yo who won twice here (1m4f/1m6f) in June and bounced back with a good third at Newbury (2m, soft) last time; still looks on a workable mark and he's respected back at this trip.

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2nd

6

(2)

9th May 2024

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2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Further Measure

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

midfield

10/1

7th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

7/1

Form: 8-1185 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Well held on turf in her two runs this season but she's 2-3 on AW and both those wins were by 5l in 1m4f handicaps in February; still looks feasibly treated on her best form and she's interesting back in this sphere.

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8th

6

(9)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Krona

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Back-to-back 1m4f wins on Polytrack/Tapeta earlier this year and the race didn't go her way when fourth of nine at Wolverhampton last week; good chance at this lower level.

11/4

4th

9

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Krona

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Well held on turf in her two runs this season but she's 2-3 on AW and both those wins were by 5l in 1m4f handicaps in February; still looks feasibly treated on her best form and she's interesting back in this sphere.

7/1

5th

7

(7)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

16:30 Pontefract

Krona

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Two stylish wins over 1m4f on AW in February and this lightly raced 3yo hasn't had many goes on turf; however, tailed off when back on grass at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) recently and has something to prove after that.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 023308 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

All of her wins have been at 1m-1m2f and she couldn't make an impact when upped to 11.4f at Windsor (eighth of 11) last time; wasn't beaten far in that race but she needs to find more back on AW.

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4th

3

(4)

10th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Phantasy Mac

11st 1lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: George Boughey

soon led at steady pace, headed and raced in second after halfway

6/1

5th

2

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Phantasy Mac

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: George Boughey

Disappointed at Wolverhampton four weeks ago but she had been running well in defeat beforehand; stamina for this trip not yet assured and a tongue tie needs to have a positive effect.

13/2

6th

2

27th Dec 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Phantasy Mac

10st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: George Boughey

Five wins last year, two of them at this track over the extended 1m (stays 1m2f); placed on her last three starts and Tommie Jakes' 7lb claim will be an asset today; unlikely to be too far away.

9/2

Form: 5-4565 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Last year's novice form included 1m4f win; has failed to progress in middle-distance handicaps this season but he's had a break since his last run in June and may be capable of better off this reduced mark (10lb lower than reappearance).

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1st

3

(5)

12th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Unexposed 5yo who was returning from six months off and having his first start since being gelded when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; up 2lb but still a major player if taking a step forward.

7/4

2nd

1

(5)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Won a Doncaster novice in July 2022 but that was a three-runner race and he didn't progress in middle-distance handicaps last year; now 12lb below his opening mark but he has something to prove after 177 days off; has been gelded.

13/2

6th

6

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: David Simcock

Last year's novice form included 1m4f win; has failed to progress in middle-distance handicaps this season but he's had a break since his last run in June and may be capable of better off this reduced mark (10lb lower than reappearance).

12/1

9/1

Form: 27-927

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent type with a record of 1-14; didn't fire at Sandown (1m6f) last time but he went close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) on his penultimate run and has claims if he can recapture that form; has worn cheekpieces in last two starts.

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7th

6

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Victory

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Alan King

prominent

10/1

7th

13

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Victory

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alan King

Sole win in 1m handicap here in 2021 but didn't achieve anything special in his only course start since; work to do on balance of 2023 form.

20/1

7th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Victory

9st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Alan King

Inconsistent type with a record of 1-14; didn't fire at Sandown (1m6f) last time but he went close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) on his penultimate run and has claims if he can recapture that form; has worn cheekpieces in last two starts.

9/1

Form: /1262- C

Last run: 548 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Four-time AW winner who has not been seen since last March but his last run resulted in a close second off 2lb higher at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta); yard is in decent form and he needs a close look on his comeback.

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4th

7

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Morlaix

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

held up in last, steady headway over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

4th

3

(4)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Morlaix

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Simcock

slowly into stride, towards rear

7/2

8th

1

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Morlaix

9st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Simcock

Seems to have retained some ability since returning from a mammoth absence last September, staying on steadily in his recent races; now 10lb below his last winning mark and 1-1 in Class 6 handicaps; worth a second look.

9/2

Form: 0113-6 D

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Three wins in 2022, including when making all and just holding on over 1m4f at Southwell (Tapeta) in October; ran respectably in his two runs during the winter and interesting to see how he figures in market on return; cheekpieces removed.

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4th

8

(14)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Night Bear

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Has found his level again, having missed a chunk of last year, but again might have been better drawn for one happiest on the sharp end; holds each-way claims.

8/1

3rd

1

(13)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Night Bear

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

On a long losing run but he arrives in decent nick, third of six in 1m4f handicap at Newcastle 13 days ago; one for the shortlist.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £471.00
Straight Forecast £403.80
Tricast £3426.50
Trifecta £3183.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lexington Knight

RP RATINGS:

Phantasy Mac

Daily Mail:

Way Of Life

The Times:

Morlaix

The Star:

Victory

LAMBOURN:

Further Measure

The Guardian:

Night Bear

NEWMARKET:

Phantasy Mac

Daily Mirror:

Phantasy Mac

POSTDATA:

Lexington Knight

Telegraph:

Lexington Knight

The Sun:

Lexington Knight

D Express:

Way Of Life

Daily Record:

Morlaix