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18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 006323 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Kickstarted 2023 with back-to-back C&D wins and he's continued in excellent nick, doing best of those coming off a steady pace when third of 12 at Kempton (7f) last time; player off an unchanged mark.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(7)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

prominent

12/1

4th

7

(11)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, raced wide early, in touch with leaders

10/1

5th

6

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Follow Your Heart

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Loughnane

held up in rear

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 11932

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Bagged his first two starts over 6f at Catterick and Southwell and returned from three months off with another good effort when runner-up over C&D 26 days later; he's much less exposed than most here and firmly in the picture.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Johnny James

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Appleby

Won his first two races; 0-5 since gelded but runner-up in his last three and this prominent racer should go well again.

6/1

2nd

2

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Johnny James

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, kept on well but headed final stride

5/1

2nd

2

(3)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Johnny James

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

raced in second, headway to lead but hung left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: -76599 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Winless since his debut and he beat only one in 7f Newmarket handicap in September on his final run for Tom Clover; has since changed hands for £8,000 and needs a big step forward.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(7)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Bass Player

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

Twice placed at Wolverhampton (7f/8.6f) in December, but 0-15 since his successful debut and something to prove stepping up to this trip for the first time.

16/1

8th

5

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Bass Player

9st 3lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Very well handicapped on some of his old turf form and started off for Kevin Frost with two good efforts at Wolverhampton in December (7f/8.6f); had excuse when well beaten in January (irregular heartbeat) and, with Ben Sanderson claiming a useful 3lb, he's not ruled out.

33/1

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10/1

Form: 260220 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who arrives in good nick, suffering a very poor run when 11th at Newcastle (1m) 24 days ago; he's well in the mix.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

16

(5)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Titan Rock

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John & Sean Quinn

1lb lower than when winning at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) a year ago; has won over this far on turf, but has not been at his best the last twice; hood now given a go.

20/1

9th

3

(5)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Titan Rock

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Still 1lb higher than for his Wolverhampton win 11 months ago despite having been beaten nine times since; shaped well at Wolverhampton last month though and he had an excuse at Chelmsford last time; each-way claims.

16/1

Form: 184054 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

A dual 6f/7f scorer in August who posted a solid fourth over C&D on his Tapeta debut 17 days ago; he can go well again eased 1lb here.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

5th

9

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Couple of Class 4 wins on AW this year; effective on turf but came up well short in C&D event last month and remains on a difficult mark; still seeking a first success in this grade.

25/1

11th

14

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

20/1

Form: 446801 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Fairly low-mileage 4yo who resumed winning ways in 6f handicap here two weeks ago; he ought to be in the shake-up nudged up just 1lb.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Leicester

Leap Abroad

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Went close on Tapeta last month and also ran well when fourth of 12 on turf return at Windsor (good) 12 days ago; not yet tested on soft ground but is fine on good to soft; can give another good account.

7/2

4th

3

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Leap Abroad

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

pressed leader

5/1

Form: 113665 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

A three-time scorer, including over C&D, in the spring for Sean Curran; changed hands for 35,000gns before resuming from four months off with an encouraging fifth of 12 on his yard debut in 6f Chelmsford handicap four weeks ago; needs considering.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Barry Brennan

AW specialist with a good record (three wins) here; beginning to slip in the weights and was far from disgraced when fourth of seven to Ultramarine at Kempton (7f) three weeks ago; wears a hood for the first time since winning over C&D this time last year; leading contender.

7/1

4th

2

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

5th

7

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Barry Brennan

Has done all his wining at 7f but was a close fifth, despite traffic issues, over C&D two starts ago (stable debut); could be involved if he takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

Form: 223326 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

In good form on the AW in the spring and considerately handled on his first run for seven months when sixth in 7f Chelmsford handicap 23 days ago; this C&D winner is very much one to consider now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(9)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Revolutionise

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

midfield on outer

6/1

2nd

3

(3)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Revolutionise

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Stuart Williams

Dual C&D winner, the latest from 3lb lower in January, but is usually held up for a late run so may not find this race is run to suit; has also become hard to win with, having been successful in two of his last 39 starts, and was only eighth of 12 at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) on Saturday.

4/1

8th

10

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Revolutionise

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Stuart Williams

Recorded his seventh AW win when scoring over 7f at Kempton in January and he's had two close calls since; things didn't fall ideally for him back at Kempton last time and he's treated as if still in form; third in this in 2022.

12/1

Form: 913648

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Already a four-time winner in 2023 but he came in only eighth in 6f Kempton handicap in October; he's the sort to bounce back after a break though.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(9)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Prolific for Grant Tuer and he made a good start for this yard when a close fourth in a Racing League handicap last September off an 8lb higher mark; off the boil more recently but needs a close market check.

10/1

6th

4

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

raced in last

7/1

8th

6

(1)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

slowly away, always behind

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £131.00
Straight Forecast £128.10
Tricast £1878.50
Trifecta £1973.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Johnny James

SPOTLIGHT:

Follow Your Heart

TOPSPEED:

Letmelivemylife

LAMBOURN:

Leap Abroad

POSTDATA:

Love De Vega

RP RATINGS:

Revolutionise

The Sun:

Johnny James

The Star:

Johnny James

Daily Record:

Johnny James

Daily Mirror:

Leap Abroad

The Guardian:

Follow Your Heart

Daily Mail:

Follow Your Heart

The Times:

Letmelivemylife

D Express:

Letmelivemylife