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BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap

  • Prize money: £24300
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

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Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.08
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 21535-

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Two wins (1m4f/1m6f) since joining Ian Williams from France, but he was only fifth of ten at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) on Friday and he still has stamina to prove at this trip; others are more persuasive.

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9th

6

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Zealandia

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Third win since joining Ian Williams when edging out stablemate Enemy (pair clear) in 2m Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; Enemy gave the form a boost when taking a good conditions race at Southwell last week but this 7yo has yet to win back to back.

6/1

1st

9

(3)

1st Jan 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zealandia

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

raced in second

10/1

5th

5

(10)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Zealandia

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

reluctant to load, prominent

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 03962-

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

His last win was in Meydan (1m4f, good) a year ago but he's well treated on that form and was an eyecatching second behind Duke Of Oxford at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) last month; usually comes from off the pace and has claims if this sets up for his closing style.

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1st

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Enemy

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ian Williams

Really smart effort to win a 1m4f Meydan handicap last January and not far off that level when runner-up in 2m handicaps at Kempton and Newcastle this winter; his very best form has come over further so a slight worry if this gets tactical.

8/1

2nd

2

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Enemy

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear

11/2

2nd

1

(11)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Enemy

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

A very useful stayer at his best who wasn't discredited when sixth to Sir Chauvelin over C&D four weeks ago; shortlisted off an easing mark.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 39711- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Progressive 4yo who improved his record to 4-9 when completing a 2m double at Kempton (Enemy runner-up) last month; up another 5lb but that was a comfortable success and he's still unexposed as a stayer; big player.

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2nd

10

(4)

29th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 5lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

Boasts a 50% strike-rate (4-8) on AW; has form figures of 113 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at Kempton in late 2023; absent since running creditably in Class 2 at this course on New Year's Day; each-way claims off unaltered mark.

12/1

3rd

10

(10)

1st Jan 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

1st

14

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

Has taken his form up a notch of late since tongue tied, doing well to quicken off a steady gallop when landing C&D handicap by a head from Zoran; 3lb higher (including 1lb out of the handicap) but still very much one to consider.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31451- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner in two of his last four starts including a runaway success in the Italian St Leger (1m7f, soft) on his stable debut in November; has to concede plenty of weight to most of his rivals back in a handicap, but this 7yo is as good as ever and he's still unexposed on AW; respected.

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4th

1

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Roberto Escobarr

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Michael Appleby

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:05 York

Roberto Escobarr

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown (2m, good) last month on second run back from absence; carries 5lb penalty and it's a hotter renewal than the one he won two years ago (good to firm), but he's still respected.

4/1

1st

3

(5)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Roberto Escobarr

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

raced in second, led after 2f

4/1

Form: 08/45- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Four wins at staying trips for Keith Dalgleish in 2022; made an encouraging comeback for new yard when a close fourth at Kempton (2m) in November and he didn't really get the breaks on his return visit last month; should get a decent tow into this race and has claims if he gets some luck.

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9th

1

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Evaluation

10st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

9/1

Form: 27513- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ended a 23-month losing run when landing the rerouted November Handicap at this track (1m4f) eight weeks ago; well-held third here (1m2f) in his follow-up bid last month but that was behind a handicap blot and this big step back up in trip is no problem; not ruled out.

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8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

2nd

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

String of solid efforts over middle distances on Tapeta, including when winning the rearranged November Handicap off a 3lb lower mark at Newcastle last backend; nothing wrong with his latest second and he looks set to go well once more.

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two of his three wins have come here including a game success in the rescheduled November handicap over this trip (three of these behind); things haven't really panned out his way in two starts over 1m2f/2m back here since, but much respected down in grade.

6/1

10/1

Form: /3043-

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Disappointing over hurdles for Paul Nicholls given his Flat ability for Roger Charlton in 2021; solid start for his new yard when fourth in the November handicap here and backed that up with a creditable third over 2m at Southwell (Tapeta); now goes back up in grade but he's unexposed at this trip and has possibilities if he can find something extra.

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5th

4

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pleasant Man

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Fourth in the November Handicap at Newcastle off 4lb higher but he's been below that level over 2m twice since; whether he'll have the pace for this trip around a sharp track remains to be seen.

14/1

7th

7

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pleasant Man

8st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

midfield

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Pleasant Man

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

in touch with leaders, headway 3f out, disputed lead towards near side 2f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

Form: 46273-

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Back from a break with two fair efforts over 1m4f (AW) but his sole win was in a maiden in October 2021 and he's untested beyond 1m5f; 1lb out of the weights and he looks opposable on this big step back up in grade.

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9th

5

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Enthrallment

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Soundly beaten at Newcastle on New Year's Day but that was his first crack at 2m and he failed to settle; prior to that he stayed on for third over 1m4f here and today's trip could prove ideal; possible player.

14/1

8th

12

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Enthrallment

8st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

took keen hold, held up in midfield

10/1

2

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Enthrallment

10st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Winless since 2021 but in good nick for his current yard, off four months before a staying-on seventh of 14 at Kempton (1m4f) 24 days ago; considered.

4/1

25/1

Form: 79599- C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Thrived for this yard last winter, winning five times over shorter trips; now back on last winning mark but he's struggled in four of his last five starts and was tailed off at Southwell (2m, Tapeta) 17 days ago; has something to prove and he needs a major revival.

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2nd

3

(2)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Barenboim

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, held up in rear

11/4

3rd

2

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Barenboim

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Five-time AW winner who was a close third off a reduced mark over C&D last month but he failed to back that up at Southwell (1m4f) last time; now takes a big step back up in trip but he's generally struggled in his last nine starts and comes with risks attached; hood back on.

14/1

8th

2

(6)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Barenboim

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Gradually lost his way after winning at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last March, but having dropped 4lb lower than when last successful he was only beaten two necks into third of nine at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) this month; races off the same mark, but more will be needed back down in trip.

8/1

16/1

Form: 16676- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

11yo with record of 9-25 on AW; his last win was in a valuable conditions event over C&D in April but he's not posed a threat in four runs since; edging down the weights but he needs to find more back on Tapeta.

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13th

6

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan King

Nine AW wins, the most recent in this event 12 months ago when it was still a conditions race; has slipped to an attractive mark but the veteran has a doubt over current form, having posted two duck eggs this year; perhaps on the wane.

33/1

10th

5

(11)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Really smart on AW earlier in his career; wasn't beaten that far when sixth of 19 in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last summer but he's been below that level in three AW starts this winter.

14/1

20/1

Form: 40196- C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Durable veteran who won twice on AW (2m) in the autumn but he's been well held in last two runs; had an excuse back at 1m4f here last time but this looks tough back up in grade and others are preferred.

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9th

13

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

66/1

10th

9

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who's back on a workable mark; he's well into the veteran stage, though, and this trip is an absolute minimum nowadays; doesn't arrive in form in any case.

33/1

13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

Form: /1200- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Looked a stayer on the up when winning two in a row at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) but he's had only three starts since his last success in March and has finished in rear in last two; may have needed the run at Kempton last month, but was 6l behind Enemy in that race and others are more convincing.

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1st

12

(14)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Duty Of Care

9st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Two C&D wins before his second in this race last year; has a 2lb lower mark this time round but was not disgraced in his three runs this year (C&D second in February was best of those) and is not dismissed.

7/1

6th

7

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Duty Of Care

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Record of 3-11 on AW; creditable second to Citizen General at Kempton two starts ago, then kicked for home too early in the Marathon Trial where he understandably ran out of steam in the latter stages; 1-1 here and can't be dismissed.

16/1

5th

6

(12)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Duty Of Care

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

slowly away, in rear early, headway into midfield on outer after 2f

7/1

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Exacta £662.00
Straight Forecast £620.70
Tricast £1817.50
Trifecta £3977.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Duke Of Oxford

The Times:

Onesmoothoperator

The Guardian:

Enthrallment

POSTDATA:

Pleasant Man

Daily Mail:

Roberto Escobarr

RP RATINGS:

Evaluation

TOPSPEED:

Barenboim

Daily Mirror:

Enemy

Telegraph:

Duke Of Oxford

D Express:

Duke Of Oxford

The Sun:

Duke Of Oxford

Daily Record:

Duke Of Oxford

The Star:

Onesmoothoperator