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13:55 Southwell

Soft

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  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-8423

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a chase at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) two starts ago and he stays this far; he's an inconsistent sort who was well beaten over hurdles last time (2m7f, soft) but couldn't dismiss in this modest a race.

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3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:35 Plumpton

William Ewart

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Stayed on to break his chase duck at the fourth attempt at Southwell (3m, heavy) only to then finish a remote third at Wincanton; that was very laboured but if bouncing back he'd have a chance.

3/1

3rd

2

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

William Ewart

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

2m7f hurdle winner who is unexposed over fences; stayed on to break his chase duck at the fourth attempt at Southwell (3m, heavy) latest; up 4lb but no surprise if there is more to come.

2/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

William Ewart

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

raced wide, held up in rear, headway going easily and prominent 3 out, led on turn before 2 out, ridden and joined run-in, led clearly inside final 110yds, stayed on

3/1

Form: 684-00

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who achieved little over hurdles, including when stepped up to 3m1f for his handicap debut; now goes chasing with cheekpieces added so there's some cause for optimism.

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5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran big race in defeat when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's chasing debut at Southwell (3m, heavy), and bumped into a progressive subsequent winner when well-held second at Leicester (2m6f, soft) 23 days ago; likely contender here.

11/4

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Took a step in a positive direction when switching to fences at Southwell (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) last month; 3lb higher but is lightly raced and open to further improvement from this lowly mark; rates as the most obvious threat to Montgomery.

11/4

2nd

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner on turn before 2 out, not fluent and lost ground 2 out, rallied and joined winner run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: 338544

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-30 and, although that win came on heavy, he's had his ground this season and yet hasn't remotely threatened.

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8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Veteran who ran respectably behind a couple of younger rivals at Southwell (3m, heavy) last month; however, it's three years since his sole success; not the percentage call.

10/1

3rd

9

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

disputed lead, lost position after 3 out, switched right and rallied before 2 out, weakened gradually after 2 out

10/1

4th

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Bignorm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Rosemary Gasson

Scored on heavy ground in March 2021 but that remains his only win from 29 starts; place case can be made but others look stronger for the win.

16/1

Form: 5743P6

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Chase wins at 2m4f/2m5f; does go on soft ground but seems to be treading water this season; tries blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

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4th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Electrician

10st 6lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led narrowly or disputed lead, pecked on landing 11th, headed on turn before 2 out, soon outpaced, weakening when not fluent last

10/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:05 Catterick

The Electrician

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Mike Sowersby

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway, dropped to last 12th, soon outpaced and struggling

8/1

0

10

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

The Electrician

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Both wins for previous stable came in Class 5 events at 2m4f/2m5f; not disgraced over 3m2f at Doncaster (good) last time but that race somewhat fell apart and only four finished.

16/1

Form: 3P/1-P D

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Lengthy absences either side of his Uttoxeter win under Harriet Tucker in late 2022 and pulled up on his belated return at Market Rasen in December; 3m+ on deep ground is right up his street but wellbeing is an issue.

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3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

The Lion Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Veteran C&D winner but he's offered little in his three outings this term, tried in a visor when beating only one at Chepstow (3m) 26 days ago; he's hard to warm to.

10/1

7th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Lengthy absences either side of his Uttoxeter win under Harriet Tucker in late 2022; pulled up in his two subsequent runs and hard to know what he'll make of a visor (replacing blinkers).

14/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

prominent, not fluent 9th

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 186-PP D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Huntingdon early last year (one on soft) and when pulled up in May he had tack issues; however, it was jumping issues that held him back on his belated return at Fontwell and he'll need to be sharper here.

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2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Spotty Dog

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

Won twice at Huntingdon early last year (one on soft) and when pulled up in May he had tack issues; however, it was jumping issues that held him back on his belated return at Fontwell and he'll need to be sharper here.

8/1

0

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Spotty Dog

11st 9lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, struggling from 12th

10/1

Form: 14242P BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Hit the ground running when first tried in blinkers, winning twice (2m7f, good; 3m2f, good to soft); patchy since but two runs back she was runner-up on soft at Wincanton (3m1f) and that brings her into it.

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5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hit the ground running when first tried in blinkers, winning twice (2m7f, good; 3m2f, good to soft); patchy since but two runs back she was runner-up on soft at Wincanton (3m1f) and that brings her into it.

7/2

0

6

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won twice when fitted with blinkers in September (2m7f/3m2f) and looked as good as ever when second at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but will be fine on today's ground and features prominently in calculations.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £72.00
Straight Forecast £85.10
Tricast £196.30
Trifecta £269.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ya Know Yaseff

POSTDATA:

William Ewart

WEST COUNTRY:

Wonder Of The Seas

D Express:

Wonder Of The Seas

The Star:

Wonder Of The Seas

RP RATINGS:

Ya Know Yaseff

Telegraph:

Ya Know Yaseff

Daily Mirror:

Ya Know Yaseff

The Times:

William Ewart

The Sun:

William Ewart

Daily Record:

William Ewart