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  • 2m 0f 120y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 575528

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

5yo maiden who has raced at this course (1m6f) in both runs for new stable, finishing second then well beaten; the penultimate effort gives him place claims.

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

8th

10

(7)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Gerrots

8st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Deborah Faulkner

Off the mark at the 22nd attempt when winning at Wolverhampton last month (2m); not so good in two runs since and could prove vulnerable again.

16/1

7th

11

(2)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gerrots

9st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

travelled strongly, led, raced in second and clear with one other after 2f, led again over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

4th

6

(7)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gerrots

9st 2lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 7/09/8

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Spell with Fergal O'Brien culminated in hurdles hat-trick; not in anything like the same form (hurdles/Flat) for new yard; first run beyond 1m4f under this code.

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9th

6

(6)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kingston Sunflower

9st 5lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

pressed leader, led at fast pace and clear with one other after 2f, reduced lead with one circuit to go, headed over 3f out

15/2

2nd

3

(1)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kingston Sunflower

9st 5lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

led

16/1

8th

7

(13)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Kingston Sunflower

9st 5lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

Hurdles form has dipped markedly in two starts for new stable; regressive maiden on Flat when trained in France; best watched.

25/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 054789 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has gained both wins at about 1m4f and off higher marks, so he's well handicapped but has stamina to prove over this trip; recent form is underwhelming.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

9

(9)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-30), but has slipped down the weights and, in the main, has fared broadly okay (twice placed over 2m) since returning to the AW; his most recent Newcastle effort wasn't his best though, so he has some work to do with Eagle's Realm; a possible.

9/2

7th

8

(5)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Iain Jardine

Both wins have been over 1m4f but he's finished placed over this trip in his last two starts; couldn't get to grips with Show No Fear when runner-up over C&D last time but that was a solid effort from off the steady pace and he has each-way claims again.

7/1

2nd

10

(4)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, towards rear

9/2

Form: /30008 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Successful twice over hurdles this year, including two starts ago; far from solid on 2023 Flat form and he hasn't scored under this code since 2018.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Good Time Ahead

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jim & Suzi Best

midfield, not fluent and lost position 5th, ridden after 4 out, went modest third from 2 out

6/4

7th

5

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Good Time Ahead

9st 5lb

T: Jim & Suzi Best

His AW wins were all in 2017; won twice over hurdles in 2023 and penultimate start (Wolverhampton 2m) showed all is not lost on AW, but he ran poorly (14-1; made most) with blinkers reinstated over C&D one week ago behind two of today's rivals; others look a bit more solid.

16/1

8th

3

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Good Time Ahead

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jim & Suzi Best

ducked right start, disputed lead, led after 2f, headed but pressed leader over 4f out

8/1

Form: 7-6498

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden at up to 1m4f for previous yard; 0-4 over hurdles for current stable but a couple of those efforts suggest she has frame possibilities back in this sphere.

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

0

12

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Limelight

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Stuart Edmunds

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

6th

6

(9)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Limelight

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Stuart Edmunds

0-4 over hurdles for current stable and beaten 8l back on the AW here three weeks ago.

8/1

5th

6

(2)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Limelight

9st 1lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Stuart Edmunds

towards rear

10/1

6/1

Form: 649246

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Just 1-26 overall (turf win); 0-7 for current yard but has some encouraging form, notably a second-place finish off this mark at Catterick (2m) in August; that effort puts her in the picture.

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6th

4

(10)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Sara Ender

midfield

6/1

6th

10

(7)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:22 Catterick

Oh So Chic

9st 1lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Sara Ender

raced wide, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

6

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

C&D winner but she's not been the easiest to catch right this term, running one of her better races when second of eight at Catterick (2m) last month; contender if on her A-game again.

9/2

OUR TIP

2/1

Form: 974325

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo who has form figures of 4325, all at this course, for new stable; never landed a blow over 1m4f most recently; possibilities with this step back up in distance a likely plus.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent

2/1

7

(6)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alastair Ralph

Formerly trained in Ireland; consistent in three starts for Alastair Ralph (here, 1m4f-1m6f), inching closer to a first AW win; could exact his revenge on last week's conqueror Virtual Hug on these revised terms.

5/1

2nd

2

(7)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bear Claws

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Alastair Ralph

pushed along early, in rear, headway and prominent 4f out, led 3f out, soon ridden and ran on well, headed and no extra inside final furlong

100/30

25/1

Form: 887958

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-10 and yet to make the frame; shaped encouragingly here (1m6f) in October but was only a modest fifth; needs belated improvement.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

(2)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eaux De Vie

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Sylvester Kirk

Unplaced in all 11 starts; today's change of headgear isn't enough to earn her the vote.

50/1

8th

8

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eaux De Vie

9st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Sylvester Kirk

slowly into stride, towards rear

25/1

24

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Eaux De Vie

8st 10lb

T: Sylvester Kirk

10/1

Form: 0508

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Sea The Stars filly who has raced just four times; holds poor form claims as things stand but is a possible improver if taking well to new headgear, upped further in distance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(9)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rapallo

8st 8lb

J: Jack Enright

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced throughout, tailed off

10/1

8th

26

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Rapallo

8st 5lb

T: George Boughey

Big odds all three starts; beat a rival for the first time on latest but still came only 11th of 12; however, she is bred far more for this sort of trip (up from 1m2f, in headgear first time) and from this yard she needs a close look on handicap debut, with market strength a likely pointer.

5/1

29

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:32 Southwell (AW)

Rapallo

8st 10lb

T: George Boughey

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £1015.00
Straight Forecast £1071.80
Tricast £4756.50
Trifecta £5584.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bear Claws

The Times:

Lilla Cross

RP RATINGS:

Good Time Ahead

Telegraph:

Limelight

Daily Mirror:

Lilla Cross

POSTDATA:

Bear Claws

The Guardian:

Bear Claws

Daily Mail:

Bear Claws

The Sun:

Bear Claws

The Star:

Bear Claws

Daily Record:

Bear Claws

D Express:

Good Time Ahead