December 16 / 16.25 Southwell (AW)

16.25

Standard To Slow

Spreadex Sports Get £50 In Bonuses Handicap

  • Prize money: £4536
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 795817 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
C&D winner off 5lb lower in October whose two other victories came over 1m; didn't seem suited by the drop to 6f for the first time latest and should fare better.
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4th

2

(6)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Eligible

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Hold-up performer whose four AW wins have all come at Southwell; another solid effort back there four weeks ago and he ran well in one run here back in 2019; strong early pace would bring him right into the reckoning.

13/2

6th

6

(12)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Eligible

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in rear

9/2

1st

1

(3)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Eligible

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Retains plenty of ability despite being one of the oldest contenders; creditable third at Chelmsford (1m) most recently and has possibilities off same mark with this return to Southwell ideal; 3-7 here.

7/2

33/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: -41400 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Remains 4lb above the mark off which he won over 1m here early in the year and hasn't offered much hope in two runs back; looks best watched again.
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4th

2

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Sycamore

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Did well to overcome some trouble and win over 1m at Newcastle before bumping into an easy winner back there 11 days ago; solid claims.

8/1

2nd

4

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sycamore

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Overcame a troubled passage to edge home over C&D two weeks ago so needs considering off just 3lb higher, for all that the runner-up has since been out of the frame.

10/1

1st

3

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sycamore

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

slowly away, towards rear

33/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 044513 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Seven-time Tapeta winner, latterly when springing a surprise off a 3lb lower mark over C&D last month; backed up that effort over 1m here last Friday and should go well once more.
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6th

10

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Anif

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Multiple winner but has been struggling for a while now and was well back in Danielsflyer's recent race here.

33/1

7th

2

(7)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Anif

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Michael Herrington

Big prices and unplaced in three AW runs this winter; possible age has caught up but he's now 11lb lower than for his C&D win last March and this drop into Class 6 company will help; one to note for market confidence.

14/1

10th

10

(7)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Anif

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Veteran who is a nine-time AW scorer, mostly off higher marks; however, he has a big doubt over current form having posted duck eggs in last three appearances; others preferred.

33/1

4th
13 (13)
Buraback

10/1

Form: 621586 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Held in three runs for this yard, pulling hard each time, since scrambling home off a 2lb lower mark at Newcastle in October; will need to settle much better from stall 13.
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8th

5

(8)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Buraback

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Suited by 7f on AW; below best in two runs for new stable this year but has become attractively treated, being 9lb below last winning mark; revival would put him in the picture.

20/1

8th

7

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Buraback

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Derek Shaw

Triple 7f AW winner, including on Tapeta; well treated on his best efforts but has a bit to prove now after being below par on his last three starts.

20/1

Form: 380664

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Turf win in the summer came off an 8lb higher mark; offered a bit more switched from the usual blinkers to a visor last time, without seeing out 8.6f, and holds each-way claims in an open handicap.
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8th

1

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Grant Tuer

Three course wins have come over 6f/7f and he ran well to finish fifth of 12 from a wide draw over 7f here six days ago; record over C&D reads 342, though, so he can't be dismissed despite still being 6lb above his last winning mark.

11/2

5th

10

(12)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Grant Tuer

Looked good over C&D last month and he ran creditably at Southwell one week later; has the widest stall to overcome tonight though and that may prove beyond him.

10/1

4th

1

(4)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Surprise Picture

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Grant Tuer

Comfortable success over 7f at Wolverhampton last week, travelling strongly; penalty asks a stiffer question but the latest win was backed up by the clock and he's a leading contender.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 664600 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Tough to place for Julie Camacho this season and has slid 12lb down the weights; however, he won his novice on Tapeta and is worth a look in the market, with the hood coming off for his new yard.
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2nd

7

(1)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Swept through late to see off nine rivals over C&D 12 days ago (form franked); 3lb rise fair enough and he's more appealing than many.

5/2

1st

2

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final 110yds, led towards finish

9/4

2nd

10

(3)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Encouraging form over 6f since having wind surgery, and latest effort can be marked up (the race didn't pan out favourably); sole win came at 7f; interesting off a reduced mark back up in distance.

5/1

8/1

Form: 811192 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Ten-time Tapeta winner who's weighted to his recent best again (5lb above his last winning mark); continues in form, though, only going down narrowly from the outside stall here last Friday; hard to knock out of calculations.
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2nd

8

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Completed four-timer in reapplied blinkers when having five of these behind over C&D early last month; pulled hard and was said to have run flat in better company off this mark latest and has to bounce back.

8/1

6th

6

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

8st 7lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, in rear

10/1

1st

11

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

raced centre, in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on

9/2

6/1

Form: 911134 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Sharp progression in recent weeks, following wind surgery, winning three times and going up the weights by 22lb; has remained competitive off his revised mark latterly, twice from wide stalls, and is respected.
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1st

5

(9)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

One More Dream

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Had been struggling this winter but he returned to form with a good third at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) last month and should be fine now back up in trip; another 1lb lower this evening and could be in the mix.

7/1

3rd

2

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

One More Dream

9st 8lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John & Sean Quinn

Out of sorts in three AW runs this winter but he's dropped in the weights as a result and he's now dangerously well treated ahead of the drop to 6f; market instructive.

16/1

10/1

Form: 724318 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Couple of wide stalls to deal with either side of his Chelmsford win but no complaints on that front today; has hung both ways under pressure but arrives in form and is considered for a yard also responsible for Anif.
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11th

2

(8)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Yoshimi

9st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

prominent

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Yoshimi

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

In good order this summer, always prominent when winning 7f handicaps at Carlisle and Leicester and running another good race when second back at Carlisle four weeks ago; fully effective on Tapeta and should remain competitive; one for the shortlist.

7/2

2nd

9

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 195y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Yoshimi

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

took keen hold, led, increased tempo 3f out, headed over 2f out, edged left but kept on well inside final furlong

9/1

Form: 286088

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Excuses with one thing and another since joining from Andrew Balding for 32,000gns, the drop to 6f working against him after he got squeezed out at the start last time; this is a bit easier than he's used to down another 2lb and he's shortlisted.
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3rd

7

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader, hung right over 1f out, no extra final furlong

6/1

1st

3

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Improved for a step up in trip over the winter, reeling off a four-timer over the extended 1m1f at Wolverhampton in January/February; came up short off a BHA mark in the 90s on his next three starts but he was back on track with a game effort over 1m here 17 days ago (front two clear); the combination of a 4lb rise and a drop in trip could find him out today.

6/1

1st

3

(2)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

prominent

13/2

10/1

Form: 563364

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Ex-French maiden who's undergone wind surgery since picked up for 32,000gns in October; better effort when last seen, despite pulling hard in a race not run to suit over 1m, and that gave something to build on.
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5th

6

(1)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:02 Leicester

Marayel

9st 4lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Shaun Lycett

11-race maiden who has been beaten 5l or more in his four runs (7f-9.4f) for current yard; mark continues to fall but this is a step back up in grade and others are more convincing.

25/1

5th

3

(5)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Marayel

9st 0lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Shaun Lycett

Maiden (0-10); placed in a Wolverhampton novice (9.5f) in February; weakened at Nottingham (8.5f; ninth of 11) 17-days ago, but it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that he'll progress from that (first run for over three months); drops to 7f from an easing mark in newly applied headgear.

12/1

4

(4)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

20:25 Nottingham

Marayel

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

12/1

Form: 353455

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Maiden who was done for toe after missing the kick from a wide draw over 6f last time; that was more like it for a yard also responsible for Letmelivemylife but he'll need to settle back up in trip from stall 12.
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6

(8)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Give A Little Back

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Strike-rate is a moderate 1-25, that sole success coming almost a year ago; form patchy since and below best last time; Hollie Doyle again rides but probably one to watch.

12/1

9th

11

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Give A Little Back

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Only 1-24 but ran his best race yet for current connections when beaten a length in this new headgear combination at Chelmsford; has won on Tapeta and should be well handicapped.

7/1

3rd

1

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Give A Little Back

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Generally consistent for three yards but has only won once from 23 starts, that coming over further on Tapeta; is down to a career-low mark, though, and needs a second look in first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

13th
12 (14)
Code Purple

33/1

Form: 310506 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Musselburgh win (awarded the race) came in a weak three-runner affair and he's struggled since handicapping; offered a bit more at a huge price last time but still needs a good step forward.
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8th

10

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

carried right start, in touch with leaders

9/1

8th

4

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

His three wins, and most of his 17 races, have come over 7f; no better than midfield in his last three starts and the drop back to 6f isn't enough to tempt.

10/1

5th

11

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

C&D winner who has won twice on turf; below best since last win and he'll have to raise his game if he's to return to winning ways.

7/1

Form: 765-95 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won first time out as a 2yo and 3yo for Alan King, so the absence looks a positive in his case; ran poorly in two sprints for another yard this spring/summer but is on a career-low mark and 1-1 on Tapeta, so market confidence would be interesting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

5

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Barry Brennan

AW specialist with a good record (three wins) here; beginning to slip in the weights and was far from disgraced when fourth of seven to Ultramarine at Kempton (7f) three weeks ago; wears a hood for the first time since winning over C&D this time last year; leading contender.

7/1

4th

2

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

5th

7

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Barry Brennan

Has done all his wining at 7f but was a close fifth, despite traffic issues, over C&D two starts ago (stable debut); could be involved if he takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

Non-runners

Letmelivemylife

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £353.80
Straight Forecast £431.69
Tricast £1695.48
Trifecta £1412.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Bobby Joe Leg

The Guardian:

Buraback

SPOTLIGHT:

War In Heaven

POSTDATA:

One More Dream

RP Ratings:

Eligible

Telegraph:

Anif

The Times:

Bobby Joe Leg

Daily Mail:

Bobby Joe Leg

D Express:

Bobby Joe Leg

Daily Mirror:

Bobby Joe Leg

The Sun:

Bobby Joe Leg

The Star:

Bobby Joe Leg

Daily Record:

Bobby Joe Leg