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14:30 Southwell

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  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: P5312- BF

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has taken well to chasing, winning first time at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) before finishing 12l second to a subsequent hat-trick scorer off this 7lb higher mark on same track later in February (2m5f, soft); off since and returns with cheekpieces tried again (pulled up only previous time he wore them); a possible although this better ground not sure to suit.

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2nd

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:24 Sedgefield

Big Bee Hive

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made very good start to chasing career, keeping on well to beat in-form rival here (2m3f, soft) 16 days ago; 7lb rise does not look excessive; leading contender.

2/1

1st

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Big Bee Hive

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Just 1-10 over hurdles but hasn't been with Sam England long and caught the eye when staying on from poor position for third here (2m4f, soft) last month; makes chasing debut from the same mark; might be the answer.

9/2

Form: /P34-1 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Ex-Evan Williams; off the mark for new yard when winning by 10l over C&D with cheekpieces back on last week (good); should go well under his penalty.

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1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced chaser who has perked up for headgear, finishing third in cheekpieces on heavy at Bangor and then a close fourth in blinkers at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft); cheekpieces back on and he stays this longer trip; considered.

6/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Happy Du Mesnil

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ten-race maiden but he's unexposed over fences and shaped with promise when a front-running third in a Bangor handicap (2m1f, heavy) on his recent stable debut; this return to less testing ground looks a positive and he has possibilities if he can build on that last run; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

5/1

Form: 22323- BF

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden; placed on all three starts over fences, notably when third to a subsequent winner at Hereford in November (2m5f, good); back after a break; one to consider.

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3rd

4

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Benny Silver

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Maiden after nine runs but was having only his second attempt at chasing when going down narrowly in a small field at Leicester a month ago (2m, heavy); tongue-tie is working well for him and he should be on the scene.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: P4/P4-

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in February 2022 (3m, soft/heavy); patchy form over hurdles; cheekpieces now on again (pulled up with an irregular heartbeat only previous time he wore them); bit to prove on chase debut.

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2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Hattons Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) in April and reported to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat when pulled up in November; now returns from another absence but there are races in him off this mark.

13/2

0

2

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Hattons Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) over this trip in April; off since but trainer among the winners and claims in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces.

9/1

Form: 5P22P- BF

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Winning Irish pointer in February 2023 (3m, good); pulled up when last seen out (October) but several good chase efforts prior to that, including on good ground; interesting back from a break with conditions to suit.

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0

9

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Honneur De Sivola

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Runner-up in four of his six chases and due a change of luck, having bumped into well-handicapped horses the last twice (2m3f/C&D); every chance.

7/1

2nd

3

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:20 Huntingdon

Honneur De Sivola

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

took keen hold, raced in second

7/2

Form: 144P9- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been at his best on last two starts over hurdles (on good ground last time) having won a Hereford novice handicap off 2lb lower in January (2m3f, good to soft, tongue-tie on for first time); bit to prove now chasing.

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9th

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Nimbus Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Came good in first-time tongue-tie at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; his next two runs were perfectly respectable but he was struggling before stamina might have been an issue over 3m1f last time and others probably have more potential.

16/1

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

Nimbus Boy

11st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Reportedly aided by addition of tongue-tie when opening account at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; not quite in same form when fourth on next two outings (both 2m4f) but has possibilities if this longer trip suits.

6/1

Form: 26P45-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles although fair runs in handicaps last twice when stepped up to this trip on good ground (13l fifth at Plumpton last time); has since had wind surgery; quite interesting with cheekpieces added on chase debut.

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5th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Tellmesomethingood

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

in touch with leaders, soon dropped to midfield

7/1

4th

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Tellmesomethingood

11st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

Placed in his first two handicaps late last year including when beaten a neck at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) in December, but has twice blown out on soft/heavy over 2m/2m4f since (tongue tied last time); still has stamina to prove and wouldn't want much more rain.

8/1

Form: 43116- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Veteran; below par after a break at Hereford last month, but had won two handicap chases at Market Rasen earlier in the season (2m3f/2m5f); goes on good ground but went up 15lb for his two wins (7lb higher than last one) and may find others better handicapped.

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6th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Caro Des Flos

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Veteran who bids for a hat-trick, having won well at Market Rasen (2m5f/2m3f, soft/good to soft) the last twice; absence since December is the worry (yet to score when fresh).

7/2

Form: 626P0-

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in November 2021 (3m, good/yielding); ex-Gavin Cromwell; best run for this yard when runner-up in a 2m4f handicap hurdle here last May (good); poor form since; plenty to prove on first run chasing.

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10th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Champagne Town

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 5th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £193.00
Straight Forecast £154.10
Tricast £334.70
Trifecta £541.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Happy Du Mesnil

D Express:

Big Bee Hive

SPOTLIGHT:

Benny Silver

TOPSPEED:

Honneur De Sivola

WEST COUNTRY:

Benny Silver

POSTDATA:

Happy Du Mesnil

The Times:

Happy Du Mesnil

Telegraph:

Happy Du Mesnil

The Guardian:

Happy Du Mesnil

Daily Mail:

Happy Du Mesnil

Daily Mirror:

Happy Du Mesnil

Daily Record:

Happy Du Mesnil

The Sun:

Big Bee Hive

The Star:

Big Bee Hive