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19:00 Southwell (AW)

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  • 1m 0f 13y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

1st
2 (11)
Cephalus

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 01-221 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Solid record (1221) this winter; nosed ahead in the final strides at Kempton (1m) most recently, taking AW record to 6-15; visored the last twice, now goes in blinkers; still on a workable mark and warrants respect.

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4th

5

(9)

13th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cephalus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

dwelt start

3/1

1st

9

(10)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Cephalus

9st 0lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Resurgent 5yo who has won four times since December; quickened inside final furlong to score with considerable authority over C&D a week ago and is 2lb ahead of the handicapper under 5lb penalty today; commands respect.

9/4

1st

1

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Cephalus

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, on outer from over 3f out

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-1325 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 11325 since wearing cheekpieces, creditable fifth at Wolverhampton (8.5f) most recently; gives the impression this return to bare 1m will prove ideal; solid chance off unaltered mark.

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9th

4

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Herrington

Both wins were gained during the winter, including when dead-heating over C&D in December; just under a length behind Beau Gars when fourth of eight back here 12 days ago and may find one or two too good again.

17/2

4th

3

(6)

28th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

taken down early, dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders soon after start

5/1

2nd

5

(12)

10th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Has form figures of 11325 since wearing cheekpieces, creditable fifth at Wolverhampton (8.5f) most recently; gives the impression this return to bare 1m will prove ideal; solid chance off unaltered mark.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -33132 C BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Record is only 1-24 but the success came at this track (three outings back; comfortably) and he has proved very consistent this winter; placed elsewhere the last twice; possibilities returned to Southwell.

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6th

8

(3)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Of York

8st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Has form figures of 33132314 this year and he didn't get the best of runs when a close fourth at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) 11 days ago; 1lb lower here and he should be in the thick of things again.

4/1

4th

1

(8)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

King Of York

10st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Has run several good races over C&D this winter but the return to 7f here was ideal when he came with a wet sail to win a shade cosily last week; 3lb badly in under a penalty and has a little to find with Retraction on C&D form previously; can still be involved.

9/2

1st

7

(4)

20th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

King Of York

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Record is only 1-25 but the success came over C&D (four outings back; comfortably) and he has proved very consistent of late; placed over 1m here most recently; possibilities back down in trip.

4/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 2/54-

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Raced on turf for James Horton, showing promise in sole 2yo start but disappointing in both 3yo runs; gelded since; brother to two AW winners and may improve for the switch to this sphere on stable/handicap debut.

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6th

2

(6)

28th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Retraction

9st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Promising 2yo debut but didn't live up to market expectations in his two runs last year; 33-1 for recent handicap/yard debut over C&D when keeping on steadily in fourth of 11 to one on the middle leg of a three-timer; has a weights swing with the third King Of York and should come on for the run.

11/2

4th

3

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Retraction

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Raced on turf for James Horton, showing promise in sole 2yo start but disappointing in both 3yo runs; gelded since; brother to two AW winners and may improve for the switch to this sphere on stable/handicap debut.

20/1

4th

3

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:25 Beverley

Retraction

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

midfield, headway on outer 2f out, weakened over 1f out

9/4

5/1

Form: 3850-1 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a handy mark in fillies' contest over C&D 12 days ago on seasonal debut, recording a third AW success; back up 5lb but Owen Lewis takes off a handy 7lb; looks likely to remain competitive.

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5th

1

(5)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Valentinka

9st 13lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Marco Botti

Took advantage of a handy mark in fillies' contest over C&D 12 days ago on seasonal debut, recording a third AW success; back up 5lb but Owen Lewis takes off a handy 7lb; looks likely to remain competitive.

5/1

1st

2

(4)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:28 Southwell (AW)

Valentinka

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led and hung left inside final furlong, won going away

8/1

12th

1

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Valentinka

10st 0lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Marco Botti

Winless in 2023 and she beat only one home in 1m Lingfield handicap in April; needs to hit the ground running on her return.

12/1

12/1

Form: 1080-8 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Four wins on AW, the most recent off this mark over C&D last June; not in the same form since but a revival is possible with Lingfield reappearance under his belt.

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6th

4

(7)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Fustic

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Andi Brown

Four wins on AW, the most recent off this mark over C&D last June; not in the same form since but a revival is possible with Lingfield reappearance under his belt.

12/1

8th

4

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:17 Lingfield (AW)

Mr Fustic

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Andi Brown

Poor form in final three starts on grass last summer, but his turf form reads 07080 whilst on the AW it reads 55284320114511; not seen in five months, but he has gone well fresh in the past and worth a second look.

25/1

25/1

Form: 2546-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden; best efforts when 200-1 second at Beverley on debut and 66-1 fourth over C&D last month; doesn't look the type to progress on belated handicap debut.

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7th

9

(10)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wath Court

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

Five-race maiden; best efforts when 200-1 second at Beverley on debut and 66-1 fourth over C&D last month; doesn't look the type to progress on belated handicap debut.

25/1

4th

1

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Wath Court

10st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

led against rail

16/1

6th

7

(5)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Wath Court

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

Hasn't got close to his debut effort in two runs since and well held in a modest novice here three weeks ago; now hooded.

10/1

Form: 7-2048 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Only success since 2021 came in selling grade; 0-11 for current yard and has become inconsistent; frame possibilities on best 2024 efforts but others are more appealing.

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9th

1

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Alexander James

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Modest efforts the last twice and has only managed to win one of his last 26 starts, but he drops into a Class 6 handicap for the first time on his 50th outing so a case can be made; stable also runs Powdering.

12/1

8th

6

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Alexander James

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Michael Herrington

Only success since 2021 came in selling grade; 0-11 for current yard and has become inconsistent; frame possibilities on best 2024 efforts but others are more appealing.

10/1

8th

1

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Alexander James

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

C&D winner who has run well in defeat over 7f here on two of his last three starts and could benefit from this step back up in trip; chance.

7/1

10/1

Form: 26-674 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Went very close off 4lb higher at Newcastle (1m) in December; respectable fourth at Wolverhampton most recently; now 0-16 since 2yo debut win but is favourably handicapped; not ruled out.

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9th

8

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Khathak

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Went very close off 4lb higher at Newcastle (1m) in December; respectable fourth at Wolverhampton most recently; now 0-16 since 2yo debut win but is favourably handicapped; not ruled out.

10/1

4th

1

(3)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Khathak

11st 2lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Richard Fahey

Went very close over 1m at Newcastle (Tapeta; 11-1) in December but he's not hit the same level in three runs since and is now 0-15 since his debut win; others are more persuasive.

13/2

7th

3

(2)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Khathak

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

0-14 since a winning debut for Godolphin; 1lb lower than when going close over 1m at Newcastle in December and hasn't run badly in his two subsequent starts, the penultimate one here.

7/1

10/1

Form: 307-54 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

1m winner on turf in Ireland; ran respectably in first-time cheekpieces here (7f; third run for new stable) last month and ties in with King Of York on that form; had wind surgery since and may build on that effort.

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5th

1

(9)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coolree

9st 11lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

Best effort since coming over from Ireland when second over 8.6f here under Silvestre De Sousa 19 days ago; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces now dipping into a 0-65; respected.

11/2

2nd

4

(6)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coolree

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

Held off similar marks since coming over from Ireland and took a backward step last Sunday on his first run since wind surgery; the tongue-tie comes off tonight.

8/1

12/1

Form: -42543 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Generally consistent this winter for Dylan Cunha, respectable third in small field at Chelmsford (1m) most recently; sold for 4,600gns since; attractively treated, having slipped to last winning mark.

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7th

6

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Clipsham Gold

9st 8lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

All four wins at 7f and about 1m, on good to firm and the AW; some respectable efforts in defeat last autumn and over the winter for previous yard but well held on recent debut for this one and her 1m2f form suggests she won't be among the more powerful finishers back on turf.

33/1

11th

12

(4)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Clipsham Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Simon West

Generally consistent this winter for Dylan Cunha, respectable third in small field at Chelmsford (1m) most recently; sold for 4,600gns since; attractively treated, having slipped to last winning mark.

12/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Cephalus

SPOTLIGHT:

King Of York

Daily Mirror:

Valentinka

NEWMARKET:

Mr Fustic

The Times:

Cephalus

Telegraph:

Cephalus

D Express:

Cephalus

POSTDATA:

King Of York

The Sun:

King Of York

The Star:

King Of York

Daily Record:

Valentinka