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17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 275568

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Met a bit of trouble when never a threat on last month's first outing for new connections; regular tongue-tie back on (still without the blinkers he often wore for the Coles); solid overall record on AW and down to a mark in the 70s for the first time; not discounted.

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

1st

5

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Loughnane

Back on last winning mark; should be suited by this return to a more galloping track given he takes a bit of winding up and may have to weave his way through; can go well.

11/1

7th

4

(10)

9th Feb 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 4

16:07 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

midfield

11/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 765993

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Winless since his debut but he did make a sound start for new trainer Kevin Frost when third over 7f here three weeks ago, albeit looking a bit awkward under pressure; back up in trip; ought to be competitive.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

29th Mar 2024

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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

11th

2

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bass Player

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-8903

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Looked a fair prospect when winning twice as a 2yo, including on AW (Polytrack); down the field on his first three outings this year but more positive signs when stepped up to 1m2f at Chelmsford last time, keeping on for third in a warm race (first and second won since); given a chance to build on that promise.

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Verdict Starting price

2

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Kempton (AW)

True Statesman

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Over 4l behind Al Marmar at Chelmsford ten days ago (cheekpieces first time, retained) and no obvious reason why the tables will be turned.

6/1

4th

8

(2)

21st Jan 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

True Statesman

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Both wins came during his 2yo campaign; some lengthy breaks in the meantime but only narrowly missed out over Wolverhampton's 8.6f over the Christmas period and he raced too freely in the new blinkers back there a fortnight ago; has his quirks but well drawn to be handy and now tries cheekpieces.

12/1

10th

9

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

True Statesman

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, led

6/1

13/2

Form: 218558 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

A three-time winner (including over C&D) in the first half of 2023 and caught the eye over 7f here on his return from a break in November; racing keenly and a wide trip provide possible excuses for a lesser effort over this C&D since; down another 2lb and no shock were he to bounce back.

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5th

4

(1)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Gincident

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed after 1f, soon in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 178127 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Four wins here, the latest over this trip off 1lb lower in February; in good form from his lower turf mark during the summer and entitled to come on for a recent outing at Chelmsford; enters the reckoning.

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7th

6

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Gavi Di Gavi

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Seven-time AW winner but only fifth to Ernie's Valentine at Wolverhampton in December and finished behind Lady Of Arabia over C&D the last twice; would probably benefit from a stronger pace.

16/1

7th

7

(1)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Gavi Di Gavi

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Well into the veteran stage now but he retains ability and kept on for second behind Lady Of Arabia over C&D four weeks ago; a strong pace would suit him but others could have his measure today.

15/2

3

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Gavi Di Gavi

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Back to his last AW winning mark and he didn't run badly at Wolverhampton last month; likely to make a bold bid.

7/1

Form: 242484 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Bold bid when a close second to progressive filly at Kempton (1m) in October but only respectable efforts in his three outings since; losing run goes back over a year now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(2)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Michael Appleby

He has generally been running well in recent months, winning a C&D handicap last month; another fair run behind Mclean House here 11 days ago but that run does suggest he's vulnerable in this field.

25/1

5th

4

(2)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Regularly leads but more patient tactics worked a treat when delivered late to win with a little to spare over C&D 11 days ago; hadn't had many realistic chances here previously and may yet do better on this surface.

4/1

Form: 117774 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ended losing run with wins at Southwell (1m) and over C&D in the autumn, but the handicapper has been in charge since and others preferred in a higher grade than he needs to contest.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(4)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Multiple AW winner, including here; back on a good mark but recent efforts don't obviously suggest he's in good enough form to take advantage.

14/1

5th

8

(8)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

in touch with leaders, midfield halfway

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 536408

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Record of 5-27 on AW and is on a dangerous mark in this sphere but well beaten back on AW the last twice and he's managed just one win in the last two years.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

United Front

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

Infrequent winner in recent times but he's well handicapped and returned to form with a close third in a higher grade at Kempton (1m); could do with a strong pace to target but he's one for the shortlist.

7/1

3rd

8

(4)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

United Front

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 1f

9/1

8th

1

(7)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

United Front

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

Record of 5-27 on AW and is on a dangerous mark in this sphere but well beaten back on AW the last twice and he's managed just one win in the last two years.

12/1

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Exacta £711.00
Straight Forecast £564.50
Tricast £2541.50
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Larado

The Guardian:

Light Up Our Stars

SPOTLIGHT:

True Statesman

Daily Record:

Bass Player

RP RATINGS:

United Front

The Star:

Gavi Di Gavi

The Times:

True Statesman

POSTDATA:

Larado

Telegraph:

Larado

Daily Mail:

Light Up Our Stars

Daily Mirror:

Light Up Our Stars