July 29 / 18.30 Southwell (AW)

18.30

Standard To Slow

Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 4f 214y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 095251 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Off the mark for the year when out-battling a veteran rival over 6f here last week; effective over this shorter trip but a penalty will demand another step forward.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

10

(2)

5th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Ripon

Marwari

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

His four wins have all come on Tapeta and he's run poorly in two starts back this summer (said to have never travelled when tailed off latterly); One For The Ladies looks his yard's best chance.

33/1

11th

4

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:10 Southwell (AW)

Marwari

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

All four wins have been on the AW, one over C&D; below par last twice, notably when tailed off after a break at Nottingham last time; bit to prove.

14/1

8th

6

(1)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 6

20:30 Nottingham

Marwari

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

dwelt start, raced in last, weakened quickly under 2f out

14/1

2nd
10 (12)
The Tron

10/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 113608 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Two wins for Morgan Cole in January, one of them over C&D; should be at concert pitch after a couple of runs back from a break and he's one of the likelier winners.
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1st

6

(5)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Tron

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

Has gained last three wins at classified level, the most recent over C&D in January; poor strike-rate in handicaps but holds place claims on plenty of form; best to forgive latest effort.

14/1

10th

10

(10)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

The Tron

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Derek Shaw

All wins over 5f, in a handicap here in early 2022 and three classified races subsequently; has work to do on rare 6f run.

16/1

3rd

9

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Tron

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, midfield, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 160345

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Very well backed when winning a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton in April; held his form well enough since without kicking on; should give another good account.
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5th

6

(1)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Derek Shaw

His fruitful winter spell on the AW came at a cost mark-wise and has dropped his guard of late.

7/1

5th

6

(1)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Derek Shaw

His fruitful winter spell on the AW came at a cost mark-wise and has dropped his guard of late.

7/1

5th

9

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Gustav Graves

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Derek Shaw

He's enjoyed a fine winter, winning five 5f handicaps on Tapeta, but he's up in the weights as a consequence and was no match for Laoisman last time.

25/1

Form: 454496 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Two C&D wins on Fibresand and he has won on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton; some uninspiring form figures mean he's dropped in the weights and he's got place claims in this company.
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7th

4

(11)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:03 Southwell (AW)

Scale Force

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Gay Kelleway

in touch with leaders, some headway against near rail from over 2f out, pushed along when prominent from 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

4th

3

(6)

29th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Scale Force

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Gay Kelleway

slowly away, in rear, pushed along and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

8/1

Form: 361467

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Beaten favourite on his first two runs this year but he did get the job done over 6f at Lingfield in April; less good since but Richard Kingscote an interesting booking and he has fewer convictions than most.
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6th

3

(6)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:17 Chelmsford (AW)

Man On A Mission

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

dwelt start, towards rear

8/1

6th

3

(6)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:17 Chelmsford (AW)

Man On A Mission

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

dwelt start, towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

4th

8

(5)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Man On A Mission

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Ended his losing run in a 6f handicap at Kempton on February; placed in three of his five runs since, the latest over 5f here 19 days ago; return to 6f should suit and he's likely to get a good pace to aim at.

10/1

Form: -53461

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the 16th attempt when narrowly hanging on in a 6f handicap at Leicester 15 days ago (in this headgear combination for the first time); has shown promise on AW and a 4lb rise is fair enough; considered.
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7th

1

(8)

25th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Babe Alicious

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, ridden and outpaced when edged right under 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out (jockey said filly weakened quickly inside the final 2 furlongs; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

9/4

1st

2

(1)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Babe Alicious

9st 9lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, pushed along early, soon pressed leader, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, kept on until reduced lead inside final 110yds, always doing enough

2/1

2nd

6

(5)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Babe Alicious

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led over 5f out, faced sustained challenge from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and edged right inside final furlong, kept on gamely

4/1

14/1

Form: 442575 C

Last run: 64 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
On a lowly mark but he hasn't won for some time and he's just gone off the boil in recent starts; fully effective under these conditions but others appeal more for win purposes.
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9th

8

(6)

25th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Qaaraat

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

in rear throughout

20/1

7th

11

(8)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Qaaraat

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

raced in second, ridden and lost second over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

14/1

6th

11

(8)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Qaaraat

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Antony Brittain

led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

25/1

Form: 249635 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Rattled off a hat-trick around the turn of the year, with two of the legs coming over C&D; not quite at his very best after a short break but still needs consideration in this field.
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3rd

2

(5)

13th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

16:40 Yarmouth

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Charlie Wallis

led, headed over 1f out, lost second inside final furlong

9/2

5th

4

(7)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Darryll Holland

Wide-margin 6f win here last June and followed up at Yarmouth six days later (both good to firm); went close at Wolverhampton last month but he's been well held twice since; drying ground in his favour, at least.

12/1

5th

4

(7)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Darryll Holland

Wide-margin 6f win here last June and followed up at Yarmouth six days later (both good to firm); went close at Wolverhampton last month but he's been well held twice since; drying ground in his favour, at least.

12/1

Form: 150267 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Strong traveller who doesn't always find much for pressure; one of this season's two wins came over C&D and he's on his last winning mark; needs to step up on his recent stable debut but that's quite possible.
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6th

13

(13)

17th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:18 Chepstow

Louis Treize

9st 0lb

J: Zoe Lewis

T: Deborah Faulkner

Dual course winner off higher marks last year (5f/6f) and seemingly back in good nick when clear second to bang-in-form rival here (5f, good to soft; first run in today's headgear combination) last month; needs to bounce back from disappointing run nine days ago but still enters calculations.

11/1

5th

7

(6)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:25 Chepstow

Louis Treize

8st 9lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Deborah Faulkner

Won this last year when beating Jacquelina, and returned to form when a well-held second to that rival last week here (in this new headgear); has a pull in the weights and may reverse the placings.

4/1

2nd

10

(10)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

14:25 Chepstow

Louis Treize

9st 0lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Deborah Faulkner

Two sprint wins at this track last summer but he's not been in top form in his four runs this season; now 4lb lower than for last success but he needs to raise his game with cheekpieces added.

10/1

16/1

Form: 037768 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Won twice on AW (once here on Fibresand) last spring; thrown in if returning to that level but he dropped away over 6f here last week and needs a good deal more.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(10)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Catterick

Dan De Light

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders towards near side, pushed along and lost position halfway, held 1f out

12/1

10th

4

(8)

29th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Dan De Light

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

16/1

Form: -57925

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
0-8 but she ran well for second at Windsor last month and she wasn't beaten far into fifth at Bath last time; showed some promise on her only previous AW run; may still do better.
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6th

7

(9)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

14:25 Chepstow

Notre Maison

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Stuart Kittow

Generally consistent 5yo who is versatile ground-wise; won twice on turf last June and has run well on both starts this season, including a front-running third over C&D 17 days ago; was just behind Rhubarb in that race and she should go well again; change of headgear.

9/2

3rd

6

(7)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

19:10 Chepstow

Notre Maison

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Kittow

led, headed and no extra inside final furlong

5/1

3rd

6

(7)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

19:10 Chepstow

Notre Maison

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Kittow

led, headed and no extra inside final furlong

5/1

10/1

Form: 733988 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Came good at Wolverhampton one year ago and he's 10lb lower today; seems a better horse on AW nowadays and the handicapper could have taken a chance in dropping his AW mark 8lb; perhaps ideally suited by 6f but still greatly respected at this level; hood tried for the first time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

9

(6)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Ripon

Spanish Angel

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Below-par fifth at Chelmsford (5f, AW) a fortnight ago but in good form previously, coming first at Wolverhampton (5f, AW) and second at Nottingham (5f, good); versatile ground-wise; no surprise if he bounces back.

9/1

5th

3

(9)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:47 Chelmsford (AW)

Spanish Angel

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders, disputing third 2f out, weakened final 110yds

9/1

5th

3

(9)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:47 Chelmsford (AW)

Spanish Angel

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders, disputing third 2f out, weakened final 110yds

9/1

10/1

Form: 344835 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Poor strike-rate but she has shown enough for this yard to think a similar race could fall her way; went close at Wolverhampton on her latest AW run and she's one to take very seriously.
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11th

10

(8)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:03 Southwell (AW)

Country Charm

8st 9lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Scott Dixon

awkward start, in rear, soon switched left towards far side, shaken up when behind over 3f out, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, dropped to last final strides

25/1

13th

13

(7)

29th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Country Charm

8st 12lb

J: Jack Duern

T: Scott Dixon

midfield, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

14th
5 (2)
Iesha

12/1

Form: 933065 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
In good form over C&D earlier in the year; more recent efforts leave her with something to prove but she's dangerous if returning to her best.
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3

(10)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Iesha

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Charlie Wallis

In good form last winter but she has been struggling this time round; too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

6th

5

(12)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Iesha

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Charlie Wallis

One of last winter's two wins was achieved over C&D; rather going through the motions over 5f this winter and the return to 6f is not enough to tempt.

10/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £41.90
Straight Forecast £44.83
Tricast £407.88
Trifecta £507.30

Selections

POSTDATA:

Scale Force

RP Ratings:

Marwari

Daily Mail:

Louis Treize

The Times:

Iesha

Telegraph:

Babe Alicious

Daily Express:

Dan De Light

SPOTLIGHT:

Spanish Angel

TOPSPEED:

Qaaraat

Daily Record:

Marwari

The Guardian:

Scale Force

Daily Mirror:

Scale Force

The Star:

Louis Treize