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14:20 Southwell (AW)

Standard To Slow

Boost Your Acca At BetMGM “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Boost Your Acca At BetMGM “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race

Runners: 10 runners

Type: NH Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Sleet

Form: 51261-

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

A low-grade handicapper over hurdles and on the Flat; not favoured by today's weights but is very well suited by this C&D and gave good account when close second in 1m6f Flat race here last week.

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6th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Kiss My Face

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, slightly hampered 9th

13/2

5th

4

(7)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Brian Ellison

midfield, towards rear after 3f

8/1

Form: 2-P303

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on the Flat when trained by Karl Burke and made the frame on all three Tapeta starts (1m-1m2f); just fair form at best over hurdles since last November (12 runs) and well beaten at Bangor yesterday but this race ought to suit him; also declared 2.25 at Leicester.

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7th

7

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Polyphonic

11st 6lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Won Fontwell maiden (2m1f, good to soft) for Milton Harris last December but he has a mixed record since; wasn't beaten far when third of five at Uttoxeter two weeks ago but he's now 1-11 over hurdles and others are more convincing.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -33131 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual 1m2f winner on this surface on the Flat (albeit in low-grade events) and probably posted career-best performance over hurdles when narrow winner at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in October; considered each-way; also declared 12.35 Carlisle.

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11th

3

(10)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

dwelt start, raced wide early, towards rear, rushed up to lead after 2f, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

7/2

Form: 1F0-3 D BF

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has not progressed over hurdles since his winning stable/hurdle debut in February but ran to fairly useful level when fifth in Flat handicap on this surface at Newcastle (2m) last month, and that piece of form gives him strong claims in this race.

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5th

1

(1)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Sarsons Risk

11st 3lb

J: Mr Jack Lander

T: B F Brookhouse

All handicaps at longer trips and raced over 1m6f and 2m for this yard, a cosy course win in December coming over the latter distance; hard to know if he still has what it takes over middle distances; sets a puzzle.

5/1

5th

5

(1)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Sarsons Risk

9st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

Has a decent strike-rate and pulled clear inside the final 1f when scoring at Southwell (2m; 9-1) three weeks ago; a 4lb rise does not look insurmountable and he ought to make his presence felt again.

4/1

1st

6

(5)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Sarsons Risk

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden when challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, went clear towards finish

6/1

Form: 814-14 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Very useful on the Flat when trained in Germany and a useful handicap hurdler for Richard Newland over the last couple of years; looked as good as ever when scoring at Wetherby (2m, good) in October and is a major player if suited by this surface.

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Form: -5P3P6 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won a bumper in March 2021 and a novice hurdle in February 2022 but has slipped to a lowly mark over hurdles this year and looked out of sorts on her last two appearances.

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2nd

1

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Arrives on a quick hat-trick after wins in 1m4f classified events at Southwell and here this month; this mare may be an 8yo but she's unexposed on the Flat and again the one to beat.

11/4

1st

1

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Belied her 33-1 odds in similar event at Southwell (1m4f) last Monday on fourth Flat run, beating Miss Sligo by 1l and adding to her bumper/hurdle wins; incurs 4lb penalty but may have more to offer under this code; respected.

7/2

1st

1

(12)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Bumper/novice hurdle winner early in career; sights lowered considerably from 1m races on last two AW starts and 1m4f will suit better; current form is still uncertain, though; tongue-tie refitted.

16/1

Form: 6105-9 D

Last run: 194 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat (with form on Tapeta) a few years ago but just a low-grade handicapper over hurdles in recent seasons and not seen since a disappointing run in May.

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6

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Eventful

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Returned from break with good-ground win at Southwell (2m) in November and is only 2lb higher here but began this year with two lesser efforts and needs to have been refreshed by another break.

10/1

Form: 512-13 D BF

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner in spring 2022 and a dual hurdle winner in spring this year, latterly in Cartmel handicap (2m2f, good; RPR 117); has fitness to prove after 172-day break and has never raced on an AW surface but still enters calculations.

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4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Magical Maggie

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Readily drew 14l clear to score at Ludlow (2m, soft) this month, after a break, and is now 4-8 over hurdles; contests a deeper race here but her latest 7lb rise could have been worse; can't be ignored in current mood.

4/1

1st

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

14:35 Ludlow

Magical Maggie

11st 6lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Has won half of her ten races and returning from a break might be a good thing with a notable record when fresh; handicap mark hasn't really gone anywhere despite a productive year already and likely to go well.

4/1

Form: 259-8

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won a low-grade Flat handicap on turf for Andrew Balding in September 2022 (1m6f, RPR 69) but was below form on both Tapeta runs for that stable and was safely held off a lowly mark on her handicap hurdle debut in October.

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10th

1

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Virtuoso

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Donald McCain

Turf winner over this trip when with Andrew Balding; moderate form over hurdles and last in two starts in this code since joining current trainer; drops 4lb and in grade.

33/1

11th

9

(1)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:32 Southwell (AW)

Virtuoso

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

40/1

8th

15

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Virtuoso

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Fair on the Flat; hasn't progressed over hurdles (well beaten on handicap debut at Sedgefield last time); needs to improve for this step up in trip.

16/1

Form: 6265P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 3lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Sure to be suited by today's conditions, having finished second in a 2m Flat handicap on this surface at Newcastle last month, but ought to have coped a bit better with the heavy ground when pulled up over hurdles 11 days ago and others in this line-up look stronger.

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6th

5

(6)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Show No Fear

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

No win in his first 15 starts under both codes but he came good with an emphatic success over C&D 18 days ago and backed that up with a close second at Southwell (1m6f); still has potential as a stayer in this sphere and he's strongly respected back up in trip.

3/1

2nd

7

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Show No Fear

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Very much had the run of things up front when making all for his career breakthrough over 2m at Newcastle last week, but he's 1lb well in with the penalty and has less to prove than most of these.

7/4

1st

8

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Show No Fear

8st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

made virtually all, set steady pace

8/1

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Verdict

Whizz Kid is the best of these over hurdles and his useful German/French Flat form from a few years ago makes him of significant interest here. However, slight preference is for SARSONS RISK, who returned from a break with a very encouraging run in a 2m Flat handicap on this surface at Newcastle last month. Kiss My Face has a bit to find on the figures but his good record at this track brings him into the equation.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sarsons Risk

Daily Mirror:

Kiss My Face

RP RATINGS:

Whizz Kid

POSTDATA:

Show No Fear

Daily Record:

Russian Virtue

Telegraph:

Sarsons Risk

D Express:

Sarsons Risk

The Sun:

Sarsons Risk

The Star:

Kiss My Face

The Times:

Whizz Kid