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  • 1m 0f 13y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: -42465 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Probably best known for exploits over 7f but stays 1m perfectly well; made encouraging return from 290-day break when running-on fifth here (7f) a fortnight ago and a contender if that outing has brought him on.

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5th

2

(8)

12th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Al Suil Eile

11st 2lb

J: Miss Stephanie Dorey

T: Shaun Harris

slowly away, in rear

5/1

1st

6

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Al Suil Eile

9st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Shaun Harris

Goes well here and was given a well-judged ride to lead late on over C&D last month; hard to dismiss off 3lb higher.

10/1

1st

9

(4)

30th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Al Suil Eile

8st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Shaun Harris

Has done most of his winning here, most recently in December (1m) when denying King Of York; can be forgiven latest defeat at Chelmsford as this is more his track.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 494064

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden; ran well from the front over C&D a week ago, his second start after a break, but will need to find something extra to get a win on the board.

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6th

8

(3)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Of York

8st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Has form figures of 33132314 this year and he didn't get the best of runs when a close fourth at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) 11 days ago; 1lb lower here and he should be in the thick of things again.

4/1

4th

1

(8)

28th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

King Of York

10st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Has run several good races over C&D this winter but the return to 7f here was ideal when he came with a wet sail to win a shade cosily last week; 3lb badly in under a penalty and has a little to find with Retraction on C&D form previously; can still be involved.

9/2

1st

7

(4)

20th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

King Of York

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Record is only 1-25 but the success came over C&D (four outings back; comfortably) and he has proved very consistent of late; placed over 1m here most recently; possibilities back down in trip.

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 705102 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Just held on for narrow win at Newcastle (1m) in October and ran big race from the front when second to Equiami over C&D three weeks ago; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but can give another good account.

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3rd

9

(2)

29th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Revoquable

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

11/2

2nd

15

7th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

12:12 Southwell (AW)

Revoquable

9st 6lb

T: Tim Easterby

led, increased tempo 3f out, 2 lengths ahead 2f out, kept on but headed towards finish

20/1

10th

4

(4)

14th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Revoquable

9st 6lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer

100/30

Form: 841960 CD

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Five-time course winner (7f-1m); came good for Kevin Frost at second attempt, on soft turf in June, but quickly went off the boil afterwards and returns from 114-day break with a bit to prove.

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8th

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Has done all his AW winning at Southwell, at 1m and 7f; bang there in handicaps at that track and here before running flat returned to Southwell latest (had raced only six days earlier); has had a longer break since and could go well.

14/1

5th

1

(7)

18th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

10

(4)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Close fourth on his return from a break over 1m at Southwell two weeks ago but that's his track (five wins there) and he's 0-7 at this venue.

10/1

Form: -08986 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-10 on AW but a three-time turf winner; just a respectable sixth at Newcastle (7f) last month but today's longer trip suits him better and he's another 2lb lower now; might be the answer.

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5th

6

(7)

29th Dec 2023

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Captain Corelli

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent

10/1

6th

1

(5)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Captain Corelli

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

midfield

18/1

8th

11

(9)

31st Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Captain Corelli

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader halfway, weakened over 1f out

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 126201 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

14 career wins, the latest gained in good style on heavy turf in October (7f); also suited by 1m on Tapeta but a 6lb rise might be enough to leave this veteran vulnerable.

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7th

8

(4)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Catterick

Mr Strutter

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: David Thompson

Good record at this venue and seems to go on any ground; off since December but has gone well fresh and, although he's at the veteran stage, isn't without a chance.

7/1

6th

3

(3)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Strutter

9st 9lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: David Thompson

in rear

6/1

1st

11

(3)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

14:52 Catterick

Mr Strutter

8st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: David Thompson

held up in rear, smooth headway on inner home turn, nudged along on far side of group over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, went clear final 110yds, easily

14/1

10/1

Form: 08-025 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Went close in refitted cheekpieces at Chelmsford (1m) last month and didn't run badly over 7f there three weeks ago but she's not one to rely upon heavily and is yet to add to her turf novice win in 2021.

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8th

9

(1)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Sienna Breeze

10st 9lb

J: Miss Teagan Padgett

T: James Owen

Slow starter; managed to win a 7f handicap at Southwell in February off 1lb lower but not so good in three runs since; will need luck in running to overcome stall 1 today.

12/1

7th

6

(7)

30th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sienna Breeze

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: James Owen

slowly away, in rear

10/1

7th

9

(3)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Sienna Breeze

9st 2lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

dwelt start, in rear

4/1

13/2

Form: 432065

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Generally very consistent in second half of this year and won off this mark at Chelmsford (7f) in September; today's trip-and-surface combination will also suit and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

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5th

8

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Kodi Noir

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

in rear

12/1

10th

5

(2)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kodi Noir

9st 5lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Not straightforward but he did manage to win a Chelmsford 7f handicap in September off a 2lb higher mark (for Alice Haynes); low-key stable debut nine days ago but could leave that behind him from a handy draw.

12/1

7th

7

(8)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Kodi Noir

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Excuses with one thing and another since his Chelmsford win last autumn, often pulling too hard; there's again the danger he won't settle from a wide stall after eight weeks off but he's well treated if things fall right.

9/1

11/4

Form: 096451 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner this year, latterly from off the pace three weeks ago; evidently in good heart but is effectively 6lb higher today (raised 3lb, Adam Farragher no longer claims 3lb).

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7th

5

(9)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Equiami

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

Below form the last twice including when well behind Brave Display at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) recently, but is 2-3 over C&D and drops in grade; could make an impact if first-time blinkers have a positive effect.

6/1

7th

6

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Equiami

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

Twice a winner over 1m at Southwell (Tapeta), including on his penultimate start when 3lb lower; can blow the start and was never involved when returning to that C&D latest; hard to have confidence.

8/1

9th

11

(11)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Equiami

8st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

in rear

11/4

Form: 67230

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only five runs but raced too freely and was always behind when 80-1 for recent handicap debut at Chelmsford (1m2f; first-time hood); can only be watched at present.

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11th

10

(7)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Lucky Protector

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ivan Furtado

Some promise on turf last summer but he's struggled at big prices in four AW handicaps (1m-1m2f) this winter; mark is tumbling but he needs to turn things around at this new trip.

16/1

7th

6

(3)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lucky Protector

9st 1lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ivan Furtado

Some promise on turf last summer but he's been well held at big prices in three AW handicaps this winter; tumbling down the weights and worth a market check.

16/1

7th

9

(4)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Lucky Protector

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ivan Furtado

Not devoid of promise in a Pontefract maiden (1m, good to soft) last July; well below that level in three subsequent starts (in hood for last two; no headgear today); drops another 4lb; more needed.

20/1

20/1

Form: 0847

Last run: 131 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten when upped to 1m3f for handicap debut here in August and not seen again since but remains unexposed and is well worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

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11th

11

(3)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

My Boy Benji

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Sam England

Well held in three AW handicaps, at 1m3f, 1m and 1m4f; now eligible for this level but needs to show he's worth this ceiling mark; first-time headgear.

20/1

8th

9

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

My Boy Benji

8st 12lb

J: William Pyle

T: Sam England

Still reasonably unexposed after five starts, but equally needs to take a sharp step forward to stake a claim; soundly beaten at Southwell (1m, Class 6; 40-1) on most recent appearance; easing mark and dam was a 7.7f-12.4f winner.

25/1

11th

8

(12)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

My Boy Benji

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

took keen hold, raced wide towards rear

20/1

Form: 970989 C

Last run: 150 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Won four times on the old Fibresand surface here but it's a good while since he showed any worthwhile form.

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9th

9

(5)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Straitouttacompton

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Michael Chapman

Seemed to run way above himself with Kieran O'Neill aboard for the first time when fourth of ten over C&D (150-1) last time; that took his losing run to 31, though, and anybody's guess as to whether he can build on it.

40/1

4th

12

(9)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Straitouttacompton

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Michael Chapman

Scored four times on Fibresand here but losing spell goes back three years; has weak claims on form for current stable.

50/1

12th

12

(10)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Straitouttacompton

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Michael Chapman

towards rear

66/1

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Straight Forecast £312.50
Tricast £904.90
Trifecta £1809.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Revoquable

RP RATINGS:

King Of York

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Corelli

Telegraph:

Mr Strutter

The Times:

Revoquable

The Guardian:

Revoquable

Daily Mirror:

Revoquable

Daily Record:

Revoquable

The Sun:

King Of York

The Star:

King Of York

D Express:

Captain Corelli

Daily Mail:

Mr Strutter