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  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 252543 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Six-time turf winner who's 0-12 on the AW; has been consistent since going in at Ripon off 2lb lower in the summer and is more likely than not to give his running again but there's little room for error off this mark.

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6th

1

(1)

4th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three successes on Tapeta since December and bids for a hat-trick after winning twice at Wolverhampton (8.6f); up another 3lb, but a bigger problem may be that he seemed to find this an inadequate test when fifth of nine over C&D in February.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Proved suited by the switch back to Tapeta (from Polytrack) in similar event over C&D two weeks ago, beating Soames Forsyte and taking overall record to 8-49; likely player back up just 2lb.

15/2

1st

2

(3)

16th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Sole win in 16 AW starts came off 1lb lower at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in December; has made the frame in all three previous outings over C&D, but this looks a competive races of its type; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 319232 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner (the last two over C&D for Jonny Peate) who's adaptable as regards distance; another solid effort off today's mark 12 days ago and has to enter calculations.

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6

(4)

25th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

All seven wins have been on Tapeta and last six have come at this track (7f-1m2f); still 4lb higher than when completing a double last month but he was placed here last time and should go well again back up in trip.

8/1

3rd

2

(3)

13th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Two course wins last month but he's been beaten off this mark on his last two starts; needs to resume his progress.

4/1

5th

1

(7)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Course regular whose wins in recent times, including two last month, have come over shorter but who's fine at this trip (dual C&D winner); the return here will help but he has to prove he can do it off this high a mark.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 480625 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner who lost out on the nod over C&D off 2lb lower last month; was drawn wide down to 7f last time and ought to fare better.

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4th

7

(7)

15th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

towards rear

8/1

2nd

4

(8)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Geoffrey Harker

Rattled off a hat-trick here in 2022 and well handicapped again; not sure what happened last time but was a close third here the run before when perhaps unlucky; always held up so a hostage to some good fortune (only 4-35 overall).

10/1

10th

12

(12)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Three of his four wins have come here (7f/1m) and he may have been unfortunate not to finish closer when third of nine over C&D a week ago (form since boosted); remains off his last winning mark, but this established hold-up performer may not get the race run to suit.

10/1

Form: 276611 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

String of near-misses over 6f this year before clicking since upped to this trip, again overcoming adversity in a big field round Chelmsford last time; is only 1lb higher and his claims are obvious.

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7th

10

(7)

26th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Struck Gold

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Productive, winning back-to-back at Wolverhampton (8.5f) and Chelmsford (1m) during November; has seemingly lost his way again since the turn of the year, which casts doubts; others preferred.

9/1

8th

6

(4)

10th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Struck Gold

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

More consistent on Tapeta than other surfaces and remains on a winning mark; interesting to see how he goes in the market this time, dropping back from 1m.

8/1

7th

7

(6)

9th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Struck Gold

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Step up to this trip helped last autumn (including a C&D win off tonight's mark) but it's been a mixed bag since; was below-par here three weeks ago but gives his yard a decent hand alongside Split Elevens.

7/1

Form: 970115 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Back in the groove lately and his last run was better than it looked, given he was again keen and clipped heels early; is another 3lb higher today but should remain competitive.

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8th

1

(6)

10th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Finn Russell

11st 2lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Ian Williams

pulled extremely hard, prominent, led halfway

4/1

4th

2

(1)

26th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:52 Lingfield (AW)

Finn Russell

9st 3lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

Won three times over 1m/8.6f on AW towards end of last year, including here; again failed to settle when fourth at Newcastle (7f) last Friday but he could still have more to offer on AW and is one to consider.

5/2

4th

5

(4)

19th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Finn Russell

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Ian Williams

pulled hard, towards rear

7/2

14/1

Form: 295070 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has done his racing this year over 6f-7f, winning three times, latterly off today's mark; doesn't arrive in any form and will need to settle better if he's to see this out round here.

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5th

6

(1)

6th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Grant Tuer

Unraced on Polytrack since 2021 but has won on this surface, and has largely been consistent on Tapeta since ready win off 2lb lower at Wolverhampton (7f) in January; will drawn to seize a good early position today and Joe Leavy claims a useful 5lb; might be the answer.

12/1

7th

12

(8)

30th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Grant Tuer

led, headed over 1f out, weakened gradually from 1f out

16/1

5th

6

(5)

12th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Grant Tuer

pressed leader, raced in third after 2f

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 103388 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Patchy record round here and doesn't arrive in much form; has often made the running and is capable of better if things pan out his way early but others hold more pressing claims.

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9th

9

(5)

13th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Showmedemoney

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Finished behind stablemate Havana Party over C&D three weeks ago; that was a step back in the right direction though and he's handicapped to go well.

10/1

3rd

10

(6)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Showmedemoney

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner who is 8lb lower than when winning at Carlisle last September, but he's struggled to get competitive on the AW of late.

12/1

8

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Showmedemoney

9st 5lb

T: Iain Jardine

6/1

Form: 5-6952 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner who often misses the kick and is usually dropped in; has often gone well fresh and did so again at a big price over C&D when last seen in the autumn; the break since looks in his favour and he's considered.

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8th

9

(4)

13th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Sandret

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

8th

3

(4)

28th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sandret

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Dual course winner who often misses the kick and is usually dropped in; has often gone well fresh and did so again at a big price over C&D when last seen in the autumn; the break since looks in his favour and he's considered.

6/1

16/1

Form: 075575

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has come 12lb down the weights and only made the frame once this year; goes without headgear this time, having not improved for cheekpieces and then a visor, and only holds each-way claims.

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9th

6

(8)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Mojito

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Has come 12lb down the weights and only made the frame once this year; goes without headgear this time, having not improved for cheekpieces and then a visor, and only holds each-way claims.

16/1

5th

7

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Lady Mojito

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear throughout

10/1

7th

4

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Lady Mojito

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Yet to score this season but she arrives in decent nick, finishing fifth of 12 in 7f handicap here 30 days ago; can go well again in first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

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Straight Forecast £121.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Struck Gold

Daily Mirror:

Cusack

RP RATINGS:

Sandret

POSTDATA:

Finn Russell

The Guardian:

Cosmos Raj

D Express:

Surprise Picture

The Times:

Struck Gold

The Star:

Struck Gold

The Sun:

Cusack

Daily Record:

Cusack

Telegraph:

Sandret

Daily Mail:

Sandret