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19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • 1m 5f 219y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 7150-2 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

1m4f winner on Tapeta last September when with Alex French; three moderate hurdling efforts for Jennie Candlish around the turn of the year but fared a lot better back on the Flat for Ivan Furtado when second of ten over 1m3f at Southwell last week; stays 1m6f and capable of playing a prominent role from the same mark.

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5th

7

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lawmans Blis

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

towards rear

5/1

3rd

4

(6)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lawmans Blis

9st 8lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

Resurgent 6yo who has won over C&D in two of his last three runs, including an eased-down success 23 days ago; 4lb higher here but he remains well treated on his old form and should make another bold bid.

7/2

1st

6

(5)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lawmans Blis

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

in touch with leaders, lost position after 3f

3/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0/5911 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a quick hat-trick after wins in 1m4f classified events at Southwell and here this month; this mare may be an 8yo but she's unexposed on the Flat and again the one to beat.

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6

(6)

18th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Ewan Whillans

Won two classified events on Tapeta last month and she has run even better in defeat in handicaps the last twice, albeit not having an excuse when second over C&D last week; still low mileage on the Flat and likely to be involved.

11/4

2nd

3

(4)

12th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Latest handicap effort at least on a par with her two classified wins last month; is straightforward and in form, so has a decent chance of defying a further 3lb rise in the weights.

6/4

2nd

1

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bella Bluesky

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Arrives on a quick hat-trick after wins in 1m4f classified events at Southwell and here this month; this mare may be an 8yo but she's unexposed on the Flat and again the one to beat.

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 908/5

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who achieved his first worthwhile form when returning from a long absence to finish fifth of ten to Taxiing on his C&D handicap debut last month; will need to build on that but he's entitled to strip fitter.

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6th

6

(3)

4th Apr 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Midnight Shimmer

9st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

Low-mileage 6yo who was placed over C&D before going close over this trip at Southwell; disappointing when stepped up 2m back at Southwell latest but he's a contender on his 1m6f form; fitted with first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

7th

7

(6)

12th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Midnight Shimmer

8st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Neil Mulholland

0-6 having missed the whole of 2023, but he has improved as he has gone up in trip and only went down by a neck here (1m6f) a week ago; shapes as though he will stay this far, and may prove the best alternative to The Craftymaster with further progress a possibility.

9/2

2nd

6

(2)

5th Mar 2024

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Midnight Shimmer

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Neil Mulholland

Handy sort who is lightly raced for a 6yo after just five starts; has shown major improvement in two handicaps at Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) since returning from 16 months off in January, including when third of ten there 11 days ago; respected with the possbility of further improvement.

5/1

Form: 633-95 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

On dangerous mark and was not beaten far at Southwell (1m6f) last time but that took his overall record to 1-28; has a hood and cheekpieces combined for the first time now.

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6th

9

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Heatherdown Hero

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Had Kiss My Face and Best Guess behind when winning over 2m here early last month; another solid effort over C&D next time and will be happier now back on Tapeta, having reportedly been unsuited by heavy turf latest.

8/1

8th

10

(9)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Heatherdown Hero

8st 13lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Comes here on the back of some good efforts on the AW (1m4f to 2m) but he's never been placed in ten starts on turf, which reduces his appeal.

6/1

2nd

8

(8)

18th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Heatherdown Hero

8st 13lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ended a long losing run when coming out on top in a 0-60 over 2m here 15 days ago (slow time); not an obvious type to follow up in this higher grade.

8/1

4/1

Form: 4-3441 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Came good for the first time on the Flat over C&D in November and has held his form well here since, getting his head back in front over 1m4f three weeks ago; should give another good account.

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4th

2

(3)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Bath

Virtual Hug

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Nikki Evans

In good form on AW for this yard winning three Wolverhampton handicaps, the latest a ready win over 1m4f 17 days ago (stays this far); should prove equally effective back on turf and he's not ruled out in current form.

100/30

2

(2)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Virtual Hug

9st 8lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Nikki Evans

Has enjoyed a consistent winter round here, gaining a second 1m4f success when seeing off seven rivals in an apprentice event on Tuesday; escapes a penalty for that and he's 4lb better off with Black Smoke for a 2l defeat over C&D last month; leading claims if coping with the quick turnaround.

2/1

1st

2

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

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1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Virtual Hug

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Nikki Evans

Last 12 starts have come here and he's proved mainly consistent, including two wins; effective over further and finished second of 11 off this mark over 1m6f last time, but he managed to win a steadily run contest over C&D in February; high on list.

3/1

33/1

Form: 747-88 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last January but has struggled since finishing second over 1m4f here a year ago, including well held both starts for new trainer; remains to be seen whether first-time cheekpieces make a difference.

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2nd

6

(1)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gentle Fire

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: James Evans

C&D winner off this mark early last year but hasn't offered a huge amount in three runs back for her current yard, latterly in cheekpieces here.

25/1

6th

9

(12)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gentle Fire

9st 1lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: James Evans

C&D winner last January but has struggled since finishing second over 1m4f here a year ago, including well held both starts for new trainer; remains to be seen whether first-time cheekpieces make a difference.

33/1

13/2

Form: 05-218 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 4yo; had a near-miss at Chelmsford (1m5f, Polytrack) on her second run for this yard before getting off the mark over C&D last month; never involved over 1m5f at Lingfield since but it was a bit of messy race with a bunched finish; visor worn last time off, first-time tongue-tie on.

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10th

7

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Taxiing

9st 8lb

J: Alexandra McDonnell

T: David Evans

1-12 with her win coming at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) in January; ran well in one of her three starts on turf when trained in Ireland, but this may be an inadequate test for her now.

20/1

7th

4

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Taxiing

9st 8lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

Ex-Irish 4yo; had a near-miss at Chelmsford (1m5f, Polytrack) on her second run for this yard before getting off the mark over C&D last month; never involved over 1m5f at Lingfield since but it was a bit of messy race with a bunched finish; visor worn last time off, first-time tongue-tie on.

13/2

8th

4

(10)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Taxiing

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

Ex-Irish 4yo; had a near-miss at Chelmsford (1m5f, Polytrack) in her second run for this yard before getting off the mark (tenth attempt) at Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) 20 days ago; up 3lb for that narrow win but her confidence should be boosted and she's respected back in trip.

11/2

Form: 53-240

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 17 starts came on soft turf but he has reached the frame three times here this winter; did fade out of it at Lingfield last time, though.

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5th

4

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Bath

Black Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to beat Virtual Hug at Wolverhampton last month (1m6f); not quite so good when third back there two weeks ago; ran well on his only visit here; each-way shout.

5/1

3rd

1

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Black Smoke

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Ridden with more restraint than sometimes the case when snapping a losing run over C&D three weeks ago, scoring by 2l from the reopposing Virtual Hug, who won here on Tuesday; a 4lb rise won't prevent another prominent showing if in similar form.

3/1

1st

6

(5)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Black Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

prominent

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: /0-776

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

0-19 since 2yo debut win, including no significant impact in four outings for new yard this winter.

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9th

2

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

0-19 since 2yo debut win, including no significant impact in four outings for new yard this winter.

10/1

6th

5

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

0-18 since 2yo debut win, including no significant impact in three outings for new yard this winter; needs first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to have a positive effect.

7/1

7th

4

(2)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Valentine

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

prominent on inner

13/2

13/2

Form: 93-274 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Doesn't win too often (2-31), but has slipped down the weights and mostly creditable efforts since returning to AW, finishing fourth of eight over C&D last time.

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3rd

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

The odd decent run this winter (including here) but ran poorly last time and he's 2-32 overall; others preferred.

7/1

10th

10

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-31), but has slipped down the weights and mostly creditable efforts since returning to AW, finishing fourth of eight over C&D last time.

13/2

4th

9

(9)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-30), but has slipped down the weights and, in the main, has fared broadly okay (twice placed over 2m) since returning to the AW; his most recent Newcastle effort wasn't his best though, so he has some work to do with Eagle's Realm; a possible.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £190.00
Straight Forecast £157.40
Tricast £1906.80
Trifecta £2454.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bella Bluesky

POSTDATA:

Lawmans Blis

The Star:

Midnight Shimmer

D Express:

Lawmans Blis

Daily Mirror:

Lawmans Blis

Daily Record:

Lawmans Blis

RP RATINGS:

Bella Bluesky

The Times:

Bella Bluesky

Telegraph:

Bella Bluesky

The Guardian:

Bella Bluesky

Daily Mail:

Bella Bluesky

The Sun:

Bella Bluesky