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18:30 Southwell (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 16y
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

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1st
1 (9)
Snash

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 057910 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-4 on AW when holding off a next-time-out winner at Newcastle (6f) in October and was trapped wide when running no race there 15 days later; could easily bounce back if taking to this place.

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11th

8

(7)

29th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Snash

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

6/1

1st

1

(9)

12th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Snash

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

6/1

11th

7

(2)

15th Nov 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:18 Newcastle (AW)

Snash

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

Improved AW record to 3-4 when landing a gamble in a Class 5 over C&D 15 days ago; full value for that win and a 2lb rise looks all the more generous after the runner-up went in last week; of obvious interest.

3/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 307401 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Very much had the run of the race out in front when beating Thaki over this trip at Newcastle last time and may struggle to confirm those placings given he's likely to face competition for the lead this time; up 4lb.

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7th

12

(2)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tristan Davidson

C&D winner off 3lb lower in November; near miss at Southwell the following month and he's hit the frame in 6f handicaps the last twice; should go well again.

8/1

3rd

4

(1)

5th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Secret Road

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all at Newcastle in November and then went close over C&D; ran another solid race back at Newcastle three weeks ago; hard to leave out of calculations.

9/1

3rd

9

(4)

16th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all to win a C&D handicap in November and then went desperately close at Southwell last month; disappointed behind The Caltonian here 19 days ago though and needs to leave that behind him.

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: -40426 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

This front-runner is drawn wide and hasn't run over this far for a while; goes well fresh but ran only okay on her return from 134 days off latest.

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2nd

4

(8)

11th Jan 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Jeans Maite

9st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Roy Bowring

Three C&D wins in 2022 but she has drawn a blank since; ran a cracker when third over 6f last month, giving best in only the final strides, and now 1lb lower; one to take seriously.

12/1

8th

10

(12)

29th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Jeans Maite

9st 2lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Roy Bowring

soon led

14/1

3rd

6

(11)

12th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Jeans Maite

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

led, went clear after 3f, reduced lead 1f out, kept on but headed and lost two places final strides

14/1

Form: 232594 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Recorded his joint-best RPR when making the frame at Chelmsford last time (25-1) on second start back from wind surgery and 207-day break; his most recent win came over C&D in February; yard quiet.

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8th

1

(9)

25th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell (AW)

Em Jay Kay

9st 8lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Has run some solid races in defeat since returning to action in November, including over C&D, but he's not getting much respite from the handicapper as a consequence; each-way claims.

12/1

4th

5

(1)

15th Jan 2024

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0m 5f 6y

Class 5

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Em Jay Kay

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Consistent sort; generally running well over 6f since having wind surgery, most recently a close second off this mark at Kempton despite wide trip; effective at 5f in the past and commands respect.

7/2

2nd

1

(8)

3rd Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Em Jay Kay

9st 9lb

J: J F Egan

T: Phil McEntee

raced wide, prominent, outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, did well in the circumstances

7/2

8/1

Form: 340142 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Last three AW starts have produced form figures of 312 and he went down by just a short head, with the front pair nicely clear, in 6f amateur contest at Newcastle last time; up 2lb but should give it another good shot.

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8th

11

(9)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest effort here and the return to 6f should suit too; stable also run Sibyl Charm; each-way shout.

20/1

10th

10

(10)

2nd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won over this trip but his three wins since July have come over 6f; creeping back up the weights but set to run his race once again.

10/1

3rd

6

(8)

18th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Has won on Tapeta in two of his last six starts including under Archie Young in an apprentice handicap over C&D last week; escapes a penalty for that brave success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form.

15/8

11/2

Form: 602301 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Last-time-out win (6f, Newcastle), when ridden by Ryan Sexton for the first time, came over same rival that Snash beat in October; 4lb rise looks about right and he's a player with his other success coming over C&D.

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4th

2

(5)

11th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 6y

Class 5

13:27 Lingfield (AW)

Phoenix Beach

11st 2lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Richard Fahey

Won at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) in November and he's of interest on that form, but he hasn't been at the same level on his last two starts (6f, Tapeta); needs to raise his game now back down in trip on Polytrack debut.

4/1

8th

5

(9)

18th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Phoenix Beach

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Has a patchy record but both his wins have come on Tapeta (including over C&D) and he was a fair fourth behind a major improver at Newcastle three weeks ago; still looks feasibly treated on his best form last year and he's in the mix.

9/2

4th

2

(10)

28th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Beach

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Scored over C&D last month before getting going too late in a 6f handicap at Southwell 16 days ago (behind a couple of today's rivals); still in form but others might prove better handicapped.

8/1

100/30

Form: 381111 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Rattled off four 5f/6f wins at three different AW tracks this October/November; latest was his most decisive (5lb higher today) and he could easily add a win at this track to his tally if the widest draw doesn't hinder.

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5th

5

(1)

23rd Dec 2023

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0m 5f 6y

Class 5

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Bankrupt

9st 8lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Reeled off four on the bounce in October/November and beaten 2l or less on his last two starts; well drawn for a prominent racer and set to give it another good go.

5/1

4th

2

(7)

20th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Bankrupt

9st 8lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

3

(12)

12th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Bankrupt

9st 6lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, raced in second after 1f, lost second over 1f out, weakened towards finish

100/30

8th
9 (6)
Thaki

8/1

Form: 108025 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Joint-best RPRs when beating Kats Bob at Ayr in August and when shaping best behind Secret Road at Newcastle two runs ago; raced freely before keeping on quite well last time; player.

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4th

3

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Thaki

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Katie Scott

Conditions to suit and he's well treated on even this winter's best efforts; solid second at Wolverhampton 16 days ago and this track should be more suitable; one to consider.

7/1

2nd

2

(7)

6th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thaki

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Katie Scott

Has regressed and was only fifth at Newcastle last time in a race he won two years earlier; has won here twice before but others have more going for them.

14/1

5th

1

(3)

19th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Thaki

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

5-35 on AW; close second in better race over C&D in November; has regressed since but could well revive off a handy mark dropped back to Class 6, being 6-21 at this level; won this race in 2022.

14/1

Form: 213698 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won C&D maiden for Charles Hills in January; gelded before starting out for new yard, having changed hands for 20,000gns, at Chelmsford last month off a 245-day break; sent off 40-1 and finished down the field that day and it was a similar story when 66-1 at Wolverhampton last week.

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3rd

1

(5)

27th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Midnightattheoasis

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Phil McEntee

Speedily bred and has raced exclusively at sprint distances (mostly 6f); suited by Southwell and ran respectably here last time but isn't sure to stay this new trip.

3/1

2

15th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:12 Southwell (AW)

Midnightattheoasis

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Phil McEntee

3rd

4

(3)

30th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Midnightattheoasis

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Phil McEntee

Won a C&D maiden for Charles Hills a year ago, but well held in four starts since returning for this yard in November; down in grade, but still hard to recommend.

8/1

33/1

Form: 114-80 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

10 yo Horse

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

This veteran normally front-runs but hasn't been able to on either start since returning last month from 451 days off and he finished well beaten.

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11th

11

(10)

19th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Giogiobbo

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran who is a 16-time winner; however, has very unconvincing form since returning from lengthy layoff and doesn't look anything like the force of old; opposed.

33/1

8th

6

(3)

5th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Giogiobbo

9st 5lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Yet to get going after a 15-month absence but his mark is in freefall and he hasn't looked a completely spent force; still looks vulnerable today though.

33/1

10th

7

(1)

22nd Dec 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Giogiobbo

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Off for 451 days prior to last month's Newcastle return; down the field on that occasion, and in two sprint runs here since, and he comes here with too much to prove; will be 4lb lower from the weekend.

33/1

Form: 604977 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won first two juvenile starts last year (here then the Lily Agnes at Chester) and hit form this May; mostly disappointing since, losing good early position before just keeping on when hampered at Wolverhampton last week.

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6th

8

(5)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Absolutelyflawless

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

She hasn't recaptured her best since returning to the AW in October; Rossa Ryan is a notable booking but there are risks attached now she's dropping back to 5f.

16/1

6th

10

(2)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolutelyflawless

9st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Good chance on her spring form but she's gone off the boil more recently; continues to drop in the weights but others look safer.

25/1

11/1

Form: 3430-4

Last run: 244 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Not easy to assess back sprinting starting out for third different trainer, having pulled up over hurdles last time; headgear worn that day is removed; best watched.

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4th

1

(1)

27th Feb 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Bingley Crocker

10st 0lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Patrick Morris

Eight-race maiden who is debuting for a fourth yard having been sold for 2,500gns since last run; has achieved little this winter but he's one of the main players on best form; drops to 5f for first time.

9/1

7th

4

(4)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bingley Crocker

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

pulled hard, prominent, lost second over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

12/1

12th

11

(4)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Bingley Crocker

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

dwelt start, in rear

11/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Absolutelyflawless

The Guardian:

Phoenix Beach

Telegraph:

Bankrupt

Daily Record:

Secret Road

Daily Mirror:

Kats Bob

SPOTLIGHT:

Snash

Daily Mail:

Phoenix Beach

POSTDATA:

Absolutelyflawless

The Times:

Absolutelyflawless

D Express:

Absolutelyflawless

The Star:

Absolutelyflawless

The Sun:

Bankrupt