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13:15 Southwell

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Abandoned

Form: 45-426 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Without a win since 2021 and has basically become disappointing but faded out of contention only on run-in on stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) in October and Beau Morgan claims a useful 5lb here.

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0

7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Fontwell

Casa Tall

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Garner

T: Ben Pauling

All three chase wins came in 2021; well treated on all that and, although last to finish on his stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) after three months off, he wasn't beaten far and might come on for the run; has done his winning over shorter but probably stays this far.

8/1

Form: 667422

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

High-mileage 11yo with 8-71 strike-rate over fences; went very close on last month's stable debut at Hereford (2m, good) and his second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) 11 days later was also a good effort; should cope if the ground turns soft here; respected in current form.

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3rd

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

10st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

£4,000 buy from David Pipe in October; mainly in decent form for new yard, finishing second twice before beating a 1-6 shot in a two-horse race over C&D in January (good to soft); not at his best last time; has form on soft; a possible.

5/1

3rd

4

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Multiple winning chaser; has raced at up to 2m3f for new yard and made experience tell when beating a chase debutant (2m, good to soft) here last time out; still below last June's winning mark and competitive again but wouldn't want the ground to be worse than good to soft.

6/1

1st

5

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

10st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

led, joined when not fluent 3 out, briefly headed 2 out, ridden approaching last, good jump last, went clear run-in, pushed out

10/1

Form: 0314-P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Put in good front-running shift when fourth over hurdles on stable debut in April; lacked fluency and was pulled up on last month's chasing debut but still has plenty of time to get his act together over fences; dangerous to ignore.

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1

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Hokelami

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Dropped back in trip to produce a career best at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) latest, when making virtually all; 8lb rise will demand more but he is much respected.

15/8

1st

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Hokelami

11st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Robbie Llewellyn

made virtually all, not fluent and briefly headed 4th, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

6/1

Form: 24PU-P D

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Regressive 10yo who is 0-9 over fences; lurks on a tempting mark but has been absent since three non-completions in the spring and it takes a leap of faith to support him.

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2nd

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Higgs

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winless since 2018 and he also arrives out of sorts, only sixth of eight in 2m5f Hereford handicap 20 days ago; others are much preferred.

16/1

6th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Higgs

10st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Fair third at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in January and now 7lb lower; however, this 11yo has struggled the last twice and needs to turn things around.

20/1

Form: 8024-3

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who was placed in two of his first three chases, more recently when close third on seasonal debut at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; also effective on soft ground; good chance.

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6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Howyouplaythegame

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Placed twice off higher marks at about 2m; form has dipped since reappearance and he remains a maiden; enough to prove, including stamina, over this new trip.

8/1

4th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Howyouplaythegame

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Below par the last twice and particularly disappointing at Taunton last month when making it 0-10; however, perhaps the first-time hood will help and a case can be made judged on his close third at Doncaster (2m, good) last November; also effective on soft ground.

10/1

10th

6

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Howyouplaythegame

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Sam Allwood

Succumbed only in closing stages when close third on chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in November and a subsequent lesser effort on heavy ground can be overlooked; will be fine on this right-handed track and goes on the shortlist; tongue-tie fitted for first time.

6/1

Form: 62247P

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Suited by this C&D and on a good mark (even from 3lb out of the weights) but recent efforts have been disappointing and his career strike-rate is now 0-30; seems versatile regarding ground.

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8

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Lonimoss Bareliere

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Has placed form over fences but a longstanding maiden and he's 7lb out of the weights; blinkers are new.

25/1

6

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:05 Southwell

Lonimoss Bareliere

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Rob Summers

He's on a handy mark judged on form as recent as last summer, but he struggled on his three outings towards the end of last year and is now 0-31; others make greater appeal.

16/1

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Verdict

Abaya Du Mathan finished second on both starts for his new stable last month but preference is for the younger legs of HOWYOUPLAYTHEGAME (nap), who ran a big race and succumbed in only the closing stages when third on last month’s seasonal debut. Casa Tall and Hokelami also have possibilities.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Howyouplaythegame

RP RATINGS:

Casa Tall

Daily Mail:

Abaya Du Mathan

The Times:

Howyouplaythegame

Telegraph:

Howyouplaythegame

The Guardian:

Howyouplaythegame

D Express:

Howyouplaythegame

Daily Record:

Howyouplaythegame

POSTDATA:

Casa Tall

WEST COUNTRY:

Casa Tall

Daily Mirror:

Casa Tall

The Star:

Casa Tall