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  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 5
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

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16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.00
  • Place: £6.30

Form: 767630 CD

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Well over two years since he last won and has lacked consistency since returning from an absence; a good record fresh means he's worth a market check on his first run since leaving the Johnston yard though.

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3rd

4

(12)

12th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Gobi Sunset

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Iain Jardine

raced wide but in touch with leaders, led after 2f, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

7/1

7th

1

(11)

1st Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gobi Sunset

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Ended a long losing run on his stable debut over C&D last autumn (off 3lb lower); has been typically hit and miss since and a lot hinges on the effect of first-time cheekpieces (tried in blinkers once before).

8/1

11th

13

(12)

4th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gobi Sunset

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner on stable debut in October and returned to form with a near miss at Southwell (6f); made most on near rail here on Friday (7f) but ended mid-division as the race developed far side.

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 650501 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Useful in his younger days and ended a long losing run when ridden aggressively by Mikkel Mortensen last time; whether he'll be able to dominate again, down from 1m and into a better race off 4lb higher, remains to be seen.

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7th

1

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 9lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent

6/1

6th

9

(3)

24th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 3lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

2nd

3

(9)

17th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 10lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

All six wins on turf but running well on AW lately and probably did well to last for as long as he did when third of 12 at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) ten days ago; races off the same mark and should go well again.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 649651 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Done most racing in sprints, almost exclusively on turf, but had no issue with 7f latterly and remains fairly treated now back in form; goes on the shortlist.

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5th

8

(9)

28th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

dwelt start, in rear

7/1

3rd

11

(9)

14th Nov 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Grant Tuer

Just 1lb higher than when winning at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in September and didn't enjoy a clear run when behind a couple of these over C&D 12 days ago; cannot be dismissed.

12/1

5th

4

2nd Nov 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 12lb

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

8/1

8/1

Form: 360548 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner, latterly off a 3lb higher mark over C&D in the spring; has had excuses with one thing and another in better company of late and has possibilities under a jockey who has plenty of experience for 5lb in this company.

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7th

1

(4)

9th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Streak Lightning

9st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Seen more often over shorter these days, but has won twice at around this trip and looked worth another go over this far when third of nine at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) last time; that form boosted by the subsequent wins of the fourth and sixth so one to be interested in for his in-form yard.

6/1

3rd

7

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Streak Lightning

9st 1lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Three of four AW wins have been at this venue but has had a few chances since last win; should be better for last run (behind Abruzzo Mia) after a break but plenty more needed.

7/1

9th

5

(7)

1st Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Streak Lightning

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Last two wins have come here in March, once back from an absence; resumes on a handy mark (4lb lower than when last successful) and has a good bit in his favour.

7/2

20/1

Form: 420236 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won plenty down the years and was at his best around this time last season; does most racing now at a lower level, however, and was well held behind Verona Star last time.

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5th

12

(13)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Veteran who enjoyed a purple patch at the start of the year with his four straight wins including two over C&D; has continued to run well over this trip since and another big effort would come as no surprise.

10/1

3rd

9

(11)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

raced in second, disputing lead over 1f out, kept on but lost second final strides

9/1

2nd

2

(6)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Retains ability despite his advancing years and completed a 7f four-timer in January/February; ran well on penultimate start, then found 6f too sharp latest; returns to his optimum trip.

8/1

12/1

Form: -31584 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Can blow the start but ran well over C&D last autumn and has been consistent enough this season; no obvious reason he won't go well again.

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8th

2

(3)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Baahy

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Frost

midfield

4/1

5th

2

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Al Baahy

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 32-761 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who was well supported, back from seven months off, when winning off a 5lb lower mark over C&D recently; this looks a stronger race but he could well be up to the task.

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10th

2

(1)

16th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Abruzzo Mia

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Last eight starts have been here, including two wins over this trip; only beaten a neck over C&D last time by a rival who was completing a four-timer, while a couple of those in behind have won since; player for stable also represented by Prairie Falcon.

4/1

2nd

4

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Abruzzo Mia

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Back to form to notch second C&D win last time; back up 4lb in this slightly higher grade but may be capable of better on AW.

9/2

1st

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Abruzzo Mia

9st 6lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

Well supported when winning over C&D off this mark back from an absence six months ago; patchy at best since and needs to improve a deal on last month's effort here.

12/1

Form: 485883

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Only run at shy of 1m came when second over C&D off an 11lb higher mark in February; it's been a struggle since but he's often pulled hard and perhaps the drop in trip will do the trick.

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9th

7

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Expensive to follow since joining this stable; there has been the odd promising effort but another new combination of accessories are now tried and there are risks attached.

6/1

6th

12

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 0lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led narrowly

16/1

8th

11

(10)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 7lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

pulled hard, towards rear

7/1

Form: 276993 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Won his novice over C&D as a 2yo and appreciated the return here when showing more a fortnight ago; is in off the same mark and that gave something to build on.

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5th

2

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Verona Star

11st 1lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

Successful for today's rider in a Wolverhampton handicap in February off 2lb lower; not in quite the same form in either subsequent run and another who could do with settling better; drop in class a plus though.

7/1

6th

7

(4)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Verona Star

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders soon after start

16/1

6th

1

(9)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

Verona Star

11st 2lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

Reportedly benefited from drop back in trip when keeping on strongly to score under Sarah Bowen in first-time blinkers at Wolverhampton (8.6f) last month; remains on workable mark after 3lb rise; major player.

5/1

50/1

Form: 8-9900

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Three-time French winner who regressed sharply for James Ferguson; no signs of a revival back from a break for his new yard last time.

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7th

8

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

San Isidro

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Useful when trained in France and, while he's 0-10 in Britain, he's on a reduced mark and has been a promising third at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) on his first two starts for this yard; latest form reads well; one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

San Isidro

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Drawn a blank since arriving in Britain but he's tumbled down the weights and there were more promising signs when third over C&D last month (first run after wind surgery; finished in front of Arika); should give it another good go.

9/1

3rd

7

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell (AW)

San Isidro

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Useful in France as a 2yo/3yo; disappointed for James Ferguson last year and he's finished out the back in two runs for this yard; October's wind surgery needs to turn things around.

33/1

Form: 814123 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Knows how to win but mainly on turf (1-12 on the AW) and his Tapeta record would be best described as patchy; arrives in decent form, though, and holds each-way claims on his latest C&D third.

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12th

1

(6)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Yoshimi

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Drops back to 6f for seasonal debut; has won when fresh but may find the trip inadequate, having done all his winning at 7f.

16/1

11th

2

(8)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Yoshimi

9st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

prominent

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Yoshimi

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

In good order this summer, always prominent when winning 7f handicaps at Carlisle and Leicester and running another good race when second back at Carlisle four weeks ago; fully effective on Tapeta and should remain competitive; one for the shortlist.

7/2

12/1

Form: 401230 CD BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in August off a 7lb lower mark who bombed as favourite behind two of these here a fortnight ago (no explanation offered); that effort will need forgiving.

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10th

10

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Patontheback

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

taken down early, midfield

12/1

7th

9

(8)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Patontheback

8st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

towards rear

16/1

12th

10

(11)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Patontheback

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gemma Tutty

awkward start, took keen hold, midfield

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £2982.00
Straight Forecast £2622.40
Tricast £11227.30
Trifecta £23123.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Abruzzo Mia

RP RATINGS:

Power Of Darkness

The Times:

Al Baahy

D Express:

Verona Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Showtime Mahomes

Daily Mail:

Patontheback

Daily Mirror:

Abruzzo Mia

The Sun:

Abruzzo Mia

Daily Record:

Abruzzo Mia

NEWMARKET:

Power Of Darkness

The Guardian:

Power Of Darkness

The Star:

Power Of Darkness