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16:50 Southwell (AW)

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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap

  • Prize money: £13870.1
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-0112 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

In excellent form on Polytrack last month, winning over 7f at Lingfield and Kempton before going close over 6f at Chelmsford; on new career-high mark here but has the services of Oisin Murphy and Tapeta also suits.

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3rd

4

(6)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

How Impressive

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

Handy sort who wasn't at his best in the AW Vase Sprint at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) 13 days ago (hung right off the home bend), but had won three of his four starts prior to that including over C&D last month; still 5lb higher than for that success, but still much respected back here.

7/2

8th

10

(5)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

How Impressive

9st 4lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Hugo Palmer

Comes here in top form, winning three of his last four starts (beaten a short-head when clear second the other time); possible 7f is his optimum trip though and he's 5lb higher than for his Southwell win 19 days ago; connections also represented by Prince Of Zenda.

13/2

1st

5

(8)

10th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

How Impressive

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

In excellent form on Polytrack last month, winning over 7f at Lingfield and Kempton before going close over 6f at Chelmsford; on new career-high mark here but has the services of Oisin Murphy and Tapeta also suits.

9/2

33/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 4-4707 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won comfortably off today's mark over 1m here in December and is also suited by 7f but needs to up his game after some below-par recent efforts.

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8th

6

(9)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Visibility

9st 0lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Recorded his eighth Tapeta win when scoring at Southwell (1m) in December but he hasn't been at the top of his game in last three runs and is 0-9 since that last success; one of three runners for the yard and others are more persuasive.

14/1

6th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Visibility

8st 11lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

In career-best form during the AW season (two Tapeta wins) but on a tough mark now and needs to bounce back quickly from a substandard run at Southwell on Tuesday; younger rivals preferred.

33/1

8th

5

(1)

26th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Visibility

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Won twice in late 2023 and he has run well in defeat here the last twice (7f/1m); creeping up the weights as a consequence and could prove vulnerable.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 80311- D

Last run: 134 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ended last season in excellent form on slow turf, winning twice over 7f in October, but has fitness to prove after 134-day absence and we can't be sure this switch to Tapeta will show him in his best light.

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2nd

7

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Thunder Roar

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has form figures of 21311 on soft/heavy, the most recent success at this course last October; reappearance effort on Tapeta (again over 7f) sets him up nicely for this prize; bred to be as effective back at 1m; interesting granted ideal ground.

8/1

3rd

2

(6)

10th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Thunder Roar

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Ended last season in excellent form on slow turf, winning twice over 7f in October, but has fitness to prove after 134-day absence and we can't be sure this switch to Tapeta will show him in his best light.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-6793 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has not kicked on since winning over 6f at Wolverhampton (stable debut) in December but kept on well for third over that trip here last month and today's move back up in trip is sure to suit; might be the answer.

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9th

1

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael Appleby

Multiple AW winner from 6f to 1m who ran well over this trip in a competitive event at Southwell last week; should give another good account.

13/2

4th

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Has not kicked on since winning over 6f at Wolverhampton (stable debut) in December but kept on well for third over that trip here last month and today's move back up in trip is sure to suit; might be the answer.

8/1

3rd

2

15th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

T: Michael Appleby

Usually seen over further, but successfully dropped to this trip on stable debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) in December and is now 2lb lower; not at his best the last twice, though, so needs to bounce back; yard also runs Billyjoh.

7/1

10/1

Form: 61-713 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual 6f Tapeta winner this AW season (once here); not seen to quite the same effect when tried over 7f in between but is well worth another crack at this trip; considered, despite his awkward draw.

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11th

6

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Rock Opera

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Won two 6f AW handicaps this winter; not at best at Wolverhampton (7f) a fortnight ago; promise on heavy ground last year; each-way shout.

8/1

5th

2

(4)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rock Opera

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Dual 6f Tapeta winner this AW season (once here); ran well enough when fifth of 12 at Southwell last time to think he's effective over 7f; not discounted.

15/2

5th

7

(12)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Rock Opera

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Dual 6f Tapeta winner this AW season (once here); not seen to quite the same effect when tried over 7f in between but is well worth another crack at this trip; considered, despite his awkward draw.

10/1

14/1

Form: -12816 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Largely in good form since the autumn, winning four times (6f-7f) along the way; sometimes races too freely, and was below par after doing so at Chelmsford last month, but has a fighting chance if all goes to plan here.

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9th

9

(5)

11th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Ultramarine

9st 1lb

J: Alexandra McDonnell

T: David Evans

Won four times over 6f/7f on Polytrack/Tapeta during the winter and just 1lb higher than for the most recent, but not at his best the last twice including when around 4l behind How Impressive over C&D last month.

14/1

6th

9

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Ultramarine

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Evans

Largely in good form since the autumn, winning four times (6f-7f) along the way; sometimes races too freely, and was below par after doing so at Chelmsford last month, but has a fighting chance if all goes to plan here.

14/1

6th

4

(8)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Ultramarine

9st 4lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

Has thrived this winter, winning four times (6f/7f) including at Kempton three weeks ago; usually held up for a late run and has managed to stay ahead of the handicapper; nudged up another 3lb but impossible to rule out.

4/1

Form: 11522- CD BF

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on first two starts for Alice Haynes, both over 7f on heavy turf in the autumn; very well suited by this C&D but looks a shade vulnerable off career-high mark on first start for 141 days.

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1st

1

(7)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Legal Reform

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Alice Haynes

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

10/1

7th

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Legal Reform

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Runner-up on first two starts for Alice Haynes, both over 7f on heavy turf in the autumn; very well suited by this C&D but looks a shade vulnerable off career-high mark on first start for 141 days.

20/1

Form: 12-04 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ran quite well when fourth in 7f Chelmsford handicap a fortnight ago, despite racing too freely, but is yet to make any further progress since winning C&D novice on debut in November and seems to have some quirks.

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8th

11

(10)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Guy Fawkes

9st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Ran quite well when fourth in 7f Chelmsford handicap a fortnight ago, despite racing too freely, but is yet to make any further progress since winning C&D novice on debut in November and seems to have some quirks.

20/1

4th

6

(5)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Guy Fawkes

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Made a winning debut at Southwell (7f) in November but hasn't matched that form since, well held on handicap debut here (6f) five weeks ago; still lightly raced but needs to get back on track.

14/1

11th

11

(8)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Guy Fawkes

8st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Both starts over 7f, winning at Southwell then turned over at very short price here; still unexposed and parts of his pedigree suggest this drop in distance will suit; remains of interest.

5/1

9/1

Form: 72680- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Three-time AW winner; will be suited by today's trip-and-surface combination and current mark is workable but he has been absent since down-the-field turf run in October and is entitled to benefit from this outing.

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10th

1

(10)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wyvern

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

in rear

10/1

9th

8

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Wyvern

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

Three-time AW winner; will be suited by today's trip-and-surface combination and current mark is workable but he has been absent since down-the-field turf run in October and is entitled to benefit from this outing.

9/1

10th

11

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Wyvern

10st 6lb

J: Mr Frederick Daly

T: Stuart Williams

He's on a competitive mark on this year's peak AW form but he hasn't been at his best in that sphere the last twice and he has an inferior profile on turf (from five starts on grass); others make greater appeal.

20/1

9/2

Form: 783-11 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Came good for Paul Midgley at fourth attempt, with clearcut C&D win in January, and followed up over 6f at Newcastle last month; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him but he still commands respect in current form.

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6th

4

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Grant Wood

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Won two AW handicaps (6f and 7f) this winter but he got hit hard for the second of them and he was well beaten off this mark at Southwell last month; something to prove on slow ground.

14/1

10th

6

(7)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Grant Wood

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Came good for Paul Midgley at fourth attempt, with clearcut C&D win in January, and followed up over 6f at Newcastle last month; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him but he still commands respect in current form.

9/2

1st

7

(4)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Grant Wood

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Encouraging return from a break over C&D in December; marked step forward from that when powering home in a 7f handicap at Southwell three weeks ago; still feasibly weighted up 5lb but dropping back in trip isn't sure to be in his favour.

7/1

6/1

Form: 31802- D

Last run: 142 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Not yet fully exposed after only nine runs and won over 7f on this surface at Newcastle a year ago; ran well in defeat behind much-improved rival over that C&D in October and has good claims if in similar form after break.

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7th

3

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Engelbert

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Two starts over C&D have yielded a win and a second behind a highly progressive sort; well beaten on last month's Southwell return (7f, Tapeta), but can't be dismissed back under these conditions.

12/1

11th

10

(11)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Engelbert

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Not yet fully exposed after only nine runs and won over 7f on this surface at Newcastle a year ago; ran well in defeat behind much-improved rival over that C&D in October and has good claims if in similar form after break.

6/1

11

(5)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Engelbert

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Peak RPRs at Newcastle, including a success in March and close second (despite traffic issues) last time out; likely player if transferring that Tapeta form back to Polytrack.

13/2

Form: 2767-1 C

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with 6f course win in first-time blinkers in January and is now 2-4 on AW; not yet proven over 7f but has possibilities if the new headgear continues to aid.

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3rd

1

(1)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Mountain Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Both wins have come over C&D, latterly when blinkers were added in January; in trouble and retreating when hampered and eased over 7f here 18 days ago; should be seen to better effect tonight.

6/1

12th

4

(4)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Mountain Warrior

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Returned to form with 6f course win in first-time blinkers in January and is now 2-4 on AW; not yet proven over 7f but has possibilities if the new headgear continues to aid.

4/1

2

(5)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Mountain Warrior

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Winning reappearance over C&D in 2023; a useful turf effort followed but out of sorts in August and beaten before the new 7f trip was an issue at Wolverhampton in November (first-time cheekpieces, now goes in blinkers); limited appeal for now.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £762.00
Straight Forecast £1062.90
Tricast £19839.00
Trifecta £12582.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Starshiba

Telegraph:

Grant Wood

The Star:

Mountain Warrior

TOPSPEED:

How Impressive

D Express:

Wyvern

NEWMARKET:

Legal Reform

The Sun:

Grant Wood

Daily Record:

Mountain Warrior

Daily Mirror:

How Impressive

RP RATINGS:

Starshiba

POSTDATA:

Starshiba

The Times:

Starshiba