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13:45 Southwell

Good To Soft

Race By Race Southwell Specials @planetsportbet Handicap Chase (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Race By Race Southwell Specials @planetsportbet Handicap Chase (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 35-322 C

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has won fresh in the past and he went close over C&D last summer; visor worn on last three starts replaced by cheekpieces.

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1st

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Duke Of Luckley

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has won fresh in the past and he went close over C&D last summer; visor worn on last three starts replaced by cheekpieces.

5/1

2nd

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:08 Fontwell

Duke Of Luckley

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 1st, pressed leader 4 out, mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner

15/8

7/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 524-22

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Expensive to follow for Dan Skelton, beaten at 3-1 or shorter in four runs for that yard; ran right up to his best when second over 2m here on last month's stable debut (winner won again since); Brian Hughes retains the ride and the step up in trip should be fine; more appealing than many.

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2nd

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Great Samourai

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Expensive to follow for Dan Skelton, beaten at 3-1 or shorter in four runs for that yard; ran right up to his best when second over 2m here on last month's stable debut (winner won again since); Brian Hughes retains the ride and the step up in trip should be fine; more appealing than many.

7/4

2nd

3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Great Samourai

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

Ex-Dan Skelton; ran creditably when placed in two maiden hurdles last spring (including on soft) and sound enough run when second on chase debut at Huntingdon in October (2m, good); has since been sold for £12,000; makes stable debut on return from a break and may be better for the run.

11/4

2nd

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Great Samourai

11st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Had wind surgery after just two runs and was tongue tied for his respectable efforts in maiden hurdle company afterwards; trainer evidently keen to get him over fences for this handicap debut; respected.

2/1

Form: 6/84P9

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Poor form for current stable, including on his handicap and chase debut at Huntingdon six weeks ago; hopes pinned on the better ground sparking something extra; refused to race in a point; hood left off.

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3rd

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Top Of The Bay

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Poor form for current stable, including on his handicap and chase debut at Huntingdon six weeks ago; hopes pinned on the better ground sparking something extra; refused to race in a point; hood left off.

40/1

9th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Top Of The Bay

11st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

A big-priced outsider for three novice hurdles this winter but displayed promise when fourth of six at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) on second occasion; switched to fences for handicap debut; worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-311P CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

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4th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.

10/1

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Begin The Luck

11st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

in touch with leaders, dropped to last before 5th, not fluent 9th, not fluent 13th, soon detached

15/2

Form: -5B571 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.

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5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Borodale

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.

3/1

1st

1

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Borodale

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but lacked the pace to land a telling blow when seventh in steadily run Market Rasen handicap (2m2f, good to soft) last month and needs this stiffer stamina test to show him in a better light.

6/1

Form: 2463P8 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.

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6th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Maninsane

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.

12/1

8th

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Maninsane

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Good second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) on seasonal debut in October; not in the same form again since but slow ground was put forward as an excuse for last month's disappointing effort, and he's now too well handicapped to rule out.

16/1

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Maninsane

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

13/2

Form: F71-PP

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Three wins over fences in France, latterly in a 2m1f claimer at Auteuil (heavy) in late 2022; struggled in two runs for his new stable after a long absence but he's had wind surgery since the latest and is now eased in grade; tongue tied today; market support would be a positive.

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7th

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Man Again

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost ground after 5th, not fluent 4 out

8/1

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Man Again

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Three wins over fences in France, latterly in a 2m1f claimer at Auteuil (heavy) in late 2022; struggled in two runs for his new stable after a long absence but he's had wind surgery since the latest and is now eased in grade; tongue tied today; market support would be a positive.

20/1

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 4

16:20 Leicester

Man Again

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

held up in last but in touch with leaders, headway 10th, weakened after 11th, tired jump 4 out, soon pulled up

11/1

Form: 136-4P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.

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5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Luckofthedraw

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.

14/1

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Luckofthedraw

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Beat just two rivals at Huntingdon in March (2m4f, soft) and hasn't fared so well since in deeper races; bit to prove.

14/1

4th

2

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Luckofthedraw

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Toby Bulgin

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd

7/1

Form: 35-U36

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Yet to match his hurdle form in three chase runs, the best of them coming when wearing cheekpieces (absent today) in January; dangerous mark but needs to brush up his jumping.

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7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Couldbeaweapon

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Yet to match his hurdle form in three chase runs, the best of them coming when wearing cheekpieces (absent today) in January; dangerous mark but needs to brush up his jumping.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £348.00
Straight Forecast £328.50
Tricast £2291.00
Trifecta £2487.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Great Samourai

The Guardian:

Borodale

Telegraph:

Man Again

WEST COUNTRY:

Couldbeaweapon

TOPSPEED:

Duke Of Luckley

The Times:

Begin The Luck

The Star:

Borodale

Daily Mail:

Man Again

RP RATINGS:

Great Samourai

Daily Mirror:

Great Samourai

The Sun:

Great Samourai

Daily Record:

Great Samourai

D Express:

Couldbeaweapon

POSTDATA:

Duke Of Luckley