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14:20 Southwell

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 0-4

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper on debut; shaped better on hurdles debut when fourth at Lingfield last month (2m3f, heavy, 80-1); down in trip; further improvement likely.

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4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Golden Ambition

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Safely held when fifth on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) in February and pulled up when tried in blinkers (now removed) last month; remains lightly raced but needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

14/1

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Warwick

Golden Ambition

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Remains unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was unable to land a telling blow when fifth on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, soft) and needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

20/1

5th

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Golden Ambition

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

Belied 80-1 odds when fourth on seasonal/hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November but two lesser efforts have followed; remains unexposed but others have more persuasive profiles.

14/1

Form: 3-3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in a Ffos Las bumper on debut (2m, good); had more than a year off before finishing third in a novice hurdle on same track last month (2m, heavy, tongue tie on); worth considering.

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3rd

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:40 Ffos Las

Kioto Sun

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

4/1

3rd

8

9th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:55 Ffos Las

Kioto Sun

11st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, made strong challenge from over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, kept on

6/1

Form: 8

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

By Slade Power; tailed-off last in a Fakenham bumper on debut last month (2m, good to soft, 17-2); improvement likely on jumps debut.

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8th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Pic The Power

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

17-2 from 4-1, remote last of eight in bumper at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) in November.

50/1

8th

5

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

15:40 Fakenham

Pic The Power

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: L J Morgan

midfield, outpaced 4f out

100/30

Form: 3U

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair maiden at up to 1m3f on the Flat; creditable third at Uttoxeter on jumps debut in October (2m, good to soft); tongue-tie now tried; a possible.

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0

9

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Royal Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Showed ability at up to 1m4f on the Flat without being any great shakes; then bought for 40,000gns; ran a nice first race over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) but was behind Brook Bay and there are others to worry about here.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 3217- D

Last run: 255 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Catterick bumper winner for Brian Ellison in February (1m7f, good) having been placed on his two previous starts; quite interesting on jumps/stable debut.

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1st

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Tedtwo

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

made all, awkward jump 3 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, nudged out and went further clear run-in, unchallenged

6/4

2nd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Tedtwo

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led

2/1

2nd

3

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Tedtwo

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led, clear 1st, reduced lead 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, joined 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in

4/1

Form: 40

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; fair fourth in a Perth bumper on stable debut in August (2m, good) but tailed off at 80-1 in an Aintree novice hurdle on jumps debut in October (2m4f, good, wore hood and tongue-tie); hood dispensed with on first run since wind op; down in trip and may do better.

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9th

13

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

We Got Your Back

11st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Runner-up in first two handicaps, both in smallish fields on slow ground at Southwell this year; bumped into an improver and was a long way clear of the third on latter occasion; could have a say off same mark here.

7/1

2nd

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:40 Southwell

We Got Your Back

11st 4lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

prominent, led 4th

3/1

2nd

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

We Got Your Back

11st 8lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Two whiffs of ability, the latest when sixth of 14 in novice at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) after wind surgery; heavy defeat at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) later in January, again making the running, but he was 40-1 and should be much more interesting in this 2m race for handicap debut; hooded three starts back and again today.

6/1

Form: 9

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Low-grade Flat handicapper who won over 1m2f in testing ground in October; didn't show much when well beaten on hurdles debut; bit to prove.

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4th

7

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Foursome

10st 10lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Olly Williams

Ordinary strike-rate on the Flat; hasn't been helping herself sufficiently during her qualifying runs but possible her initial mark underestimates her as a result; too soon to write her off in this discipline.

9/1

11th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Foursome

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

In good form on the Flat last October but at a lowly level and she's been well beaten since on her first two hurdle starts (pulled hard last time); considerable improvement is needed.

50/1

Form: 8-23P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £5,000 after being placed in two bumpers (one here) in the summer when trained by Peter Bowen; pulled up on jumps/stable debut; probably best watched for now.

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14th

11

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Gladys Eva Jane

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Placed in her final two bumpers; still went off at 200-1 and 150-1 in her two runs over hurdles and didn't accomplish enough to be taken seriously in this sphere just yet, but there was some headway before she weakened badly from two out at Southwell last time.

66/1

9th

13

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Southwell

Gladys Eva Jane

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Placed in her final two bumpers but still went off at 200-1 for hurdling debut at Hereford and achieved nothing.

100/1

Form: 53-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Creditable efforts on all three starts, notably when fourth on hurdles debut at Warwick last month (2m, soft); looks the one to beat.

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11th

4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Smurfette

11st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Made the frame in two novice hurdles towards end of last year, latterly when clear second of five behind a useful mare at Hexham (2m, heavy); should have some improvement to come in handicaps; one to consider.

5/1

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Verdict

This won’t take a great deal of winning and it looks an ideal opportunity for SMURFETTE, who was fourth at Warwick on her jumps debut last month, to get off the mark. Royal Thunder and Kioto Sun look her main dangers.[Colin Russell]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Smurfette

D Express:

Tedtwo

POSTDATA:

Kioto Sun

RP RATINGS:

Golden Ambition

TOPSPEED:

Smurfette

The Times:

Smurfette

Telegraph:

Smurfette

The Guardian:

Smurfette

Daily Mail:

Smurfette

Daily Mirror:

Smurfette

The Sun:

Smurfette

The Star:

Tedtwo

Daily Record:

Tedtwo

WEST COUNTRY:

Kioto Sun