December 16 / 16.55 Southwell (AW)

16.55

Standard To Slow

Spreadex Sports Injury Time Loser Insurance Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Spreadex Sports Injury Time Loser Insurance Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 322881 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Has done a lot of racing over further but is ideally suited by a strong pace over this trip, as when landing a gamble over C&D last Friday; has a fair chance of following up under a 5lb penalty if things fall as well again.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(2)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

8st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: David Thompson

Beaten on last 17 starts but plenty of good runs in that time, including when second in this last year and when going close here on his last two outings (1m/7f); a win may well be imminent.

7/1

3rd

6

(2)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: David Thompson

All three wins over 7f in 2022, twice on Southwell Tapeta; rarely runs over the trip now and his two close calls over 1m here this winter suggest it's not certain he'll appreciate the return to shorter.

6/1

2nd

2

(7)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

prominent

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 406233 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Useful in his younger days in Ireland but finds winning tough now; arrives in form, though, having made a lot of the running in a similar handicap over C&D off this mark last Friday.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(4)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Final Frontier

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

No win since the summer of 2021 and is handicapped accordingly (13lb below last winning mark); wasn't beaten all that far when fourth of 13 over 6f here on penultimate start, but failed to improve on that at Southwell; others are more convincing.

12/1

7th

13

(11)

28th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Final Frontier

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

towards rear, switched left and hampered rival after 1f

16/1

4th

13

(11)

3rd Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Final Frontier

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Banging at the door on AW over the winter, including C&D, and he's well treated on those efforts; not at his best on turf the last twice but returning to this surface could help.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 848576 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Six-time Irish winner who's been on the downgrade this year, including in five runs for his current yard (Kevin Stott 3-7 for them); only holds each-way claims from stall 14.
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6th

3

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Deborah Faulkner

He has been threatening for his new yard this winter without quite managing to get his head in front; conditions to suit and there should be a suitable pace for him to show his best; each-way shout.

7/1

6th

2

(5)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Brave Display

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

C&D winner who is now at the veteran stage, but he showed he could be effective at this level when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) 11 days ago; a similar performance would put him right there.

5/2

2nd

2

(10)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brave Display

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Deborah Faulkner

Not at best over C&D earlier this week (met trouble) but normally a reliable sort who has a good chance at the weights; should give a good account.

8/1

8/1

Form: 284237

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Winless in over two years; is capable off this mark but has stamina to prove in a tongue-tie now going beyond sprint trips for the first time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

8

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

20:25 Chepstow

Minhaaj

8st 9lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: John O’Shea

Lost all chance at the start when behind two of these over C&D (good) eight days ago and had run with some credit in three starts at Brighton prior to that, but losing run is up to 33 and her best form has come over shorter.

16/1

12th

8

(4)

20th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

16:05 Chepstow

Minhaaj

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: John O’Shea

On a three-year losing run; however, has shown satisfactory form over 6f at Brighton since joining current yard, while shaping as if she's worth another crack at this longer distance; could go well.

9/2

4th

3

(9)

4th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

15:57 Brighton

Minhaaj

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: John O’Shea

Nothing like the force of old but she retains some ability and has run creditably in both starts for this yard, latterly finishing second over C&D (soft) two weeks ago; each-way claims; new headgear.

9/4

OUR TIP
5th
3 (8)
Ebury

3/1

Form: 945553 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Winless since his 3yo days and is nothing like as good now; remains consistent but has too many short-priced defeats to his name for comfort as he's tumbled down the weights; will again be popular though.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(5)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Ebury

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Scott Dixon

Hasn't won since his 3yo days; well beaten here last week; others have stronger claims.

28/1

8th

4

(10)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Ebury

9st 2lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Third of eight in a similar contest over C&D last Thursday offers hope, but his record of 2-57 is hard to ignore; others safer.

11/1

Form: 576494

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Never went close to making the frame in six runs for Iain Jardine, including in cheekpieces since handicapping; is 7lb lower back from four months off but still hard to make a case for.
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6th

5

(9)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Kraken Florida

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Wainwright

Sole win came narrowly over C&D this time last year and Paul Mulrennan got another good tune out of him when runner-up last time (also C&D); has another short break to overcome but is a player.

13/2

2nd

8

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kraken Florida

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Wainwright

There's a doubt regarding his current form in view of his three runs this summer (one over C&D); however, he's well treated judged on his C&D efforts earlier in the year and is not written off back from a break.

20/1

2nd

8

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kraken Florida

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Wainwright

There's a doubt regarding his current form in view of his three runs this summer (one over C&D); however, he's well treated judged on his C&D efforts earlier in the year and is not written off back from a break.

20/1

Form: 212300 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Turf win in the summer came off the back of a string of decent efforts; stable form has been good of late but her record on Tapeta is patchy at best and she'll need to improve plenty on recent runs.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

15:35 Musselburgh

Willing To Please

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Philip Kirby

pressed leader, led over 2f out

14/1

6th

13

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Willing To Please

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

16/1

6th

12

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Willing To Please

8st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Philip Kirby

Dual C&D winner (from marks in the mid 50s); started off the turf season reasonably well - placed on three occasions - but hasn't been quite so sharp in more recent times, including when finishing sixth of 11 (behind Elettaria) in first-time cheekpieces at Beverley last time.

12/1

12/1

Form: 275497

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Trainer enjoying an excellent season and continues in good form; this filly is on a handy mark back from a break, but she's done most recent racing over 5f and pulled hard the last time she tackled 6f (first run beyond sprint trips today); therein lies the risk.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

(8)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Beverley

Miss Anaco

9st 0lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Roy Bowring

Regressive filly whose sole win came on Polytrack and has something to prove on soft/heavy turf; opposed.

50/1

6th

9

(4)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:40 Thirsk

Miss Anaco

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Roy Bowring

Not found her best form for this yard, including over as far as 1m; others look stronger.

25/1

11

(11)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Miss Anaco

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Roy Bowring

Has done most racing, including for Rod Millman, on faster surfaces; will need to step up a deal on her three efforts for this yard.

25/1

33/1

Form: 996998

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Big prices and well beaten all starts to date, including in headgear the past twice; looks of little account.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Floats On Air

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ivan Furtado

led

40/1

8th

7

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:28 Leicester

Floats On Air

9st 0lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Poor maiden who has no solid form claims, particularly not from his only three runs on turf.

40/1

Form: 035117 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Dual Catterick winner in the summer who may have needed her first start in four months recently; has run well on Tapeta and remains on a workable mark, so is worth considering.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

2

(3)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Simon Whitaker

Yet to win away from Catterick; 0-12 on AW but went close over C&D on penultimate start and holds a fighting chance on that effort.

10/1

9th

9

(3)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Three-time turf winner who is effective on AW, as when chasing home Major Gatsby over C&D 17 days ago; more needed to win but likely to give her running again.

10/1

11

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 7lb

T: Simon Whitaker

Form: 643308 D

Last run: 243 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
No worries about backing him fresh but his strike-rate since coming over from Ireland is rather offputting; others make greater appeal.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

9

(9)

7th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

The Game Of Life

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

No win since the summer of 2020 (Chelmsford) but he is reasonably adaptable in terms of trip (7f-1m); didn't see much daylight when finishing down the field at Newcastle latest (7f; behind Galton; second run back from wind surgery); isn't a forlorn hope.

20/1

8th

12

(5)

22nd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

The Game Of Life

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Herrington

Nothing like as good as he was; offered a bit more from a wide stall back from wind surgery last time but that was on Polytrack and he doesn't have a good record on Tapeta; Thaayer looks his yard's most interesting runner.

14/1

5th

13

(15)

16th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

The Game Of Life

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

held up in rear

16/1

33/1

Form: 760709 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Wildly inconsistent and has done most racing over a bit further; has run poorly in two starts back from a break and isn't obviously fancied.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

8

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

18:45 Beverley

Krystal Maze

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

None too consistent and just two wins from 29 starts; recent efforts here have not been wildly encouraging and now goes in blinkers.

12/1

6th

10

(5)

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:40 Beverley

Krystal Maze

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ollie Pears

2-28 overall and none too consistent; eight races at Beverley and going down by just over 2l in fifth of 14 on return to turf for latest outing was her best run here; needs to build on that.

14/1

5th

14

(2)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:38 Beverley

Krystal Maze

8st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ollie Pears

Campaigned on AW since last autumn, proving inconsistent aside from two placed efforts in January; not sure what to expect.

25/1

Form: 85-587

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to two useful winners but limited herself, finishing well held in three runs back from a lengthy layoff for her current yard; would want to see support in first-time cheekpieces from a wide stall before considering her.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

7

(13)

16th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Banphrionsanaluas

9st 6lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Alice Haynes

Half-sister to two useful winners but limited herself, finishing well held in three runs back from a lengthy layoff for her current yard; would want to see support in first-time cheekpieces from a wide stall before considering her.

16/1

7th

4

(7)

1st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Banphrionsanaluas

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Lightly raced filly; peak RPR came over this C&D; possible improver back here on only her second handicap start; market support should be noted.

14/1

4

(14)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Southwell (AW)

Banphrionsanaluas

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Went missing for 410 days after finshing out of the frame in both starts for Joseph Tuite as a 2yo and not shown much in two outings for this yard at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) since returning in September, including on handicap debut; bred to be better than she has shown and drops in class, but still has plenty on from the outside stall.

14/1

Form: 450826

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Regressive maiden who can pull hard and will need to settle better back from three months off; the booking of Paul Mulrennan (second ride for the trainer) is a plus but it's hard to find many other positives.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(2)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Plantatree

9st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Runner-up in a small-field 6f turf handicap last summer; less good twice since, more recently tailed off over 7f at Southwell three weeks ago; connections now turn to cheekpieces.

14/1

14th

9

(6)

16th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Plantatree

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Anthony Carson

Regressive maiden who can pull hard and will need to settle better back from three months off; the booking of Paul Mulrennan (second ride for the trainer) is a plus but it's hard to find many other positives.

12/1

6th

13

(1)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

13:35 Yarmouth

Plantatree

8st 12lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Anthony Carson

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and brief headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

9/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £8.90
Straight Forecast £6.69
Tricast £54.27
Trifecta £70.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Martin's Brig

Telegraph:

Ebury

The Times:

Final Frontier

NEWMARKET:

Brave Display

RP Ratings:

Martin's Brig

POSTDATA:

Martin's Brig

Daily Mail:

Martin's Brig

The Sun:

Martin's Brig

The Guardian:

Ebury

D Express:

Ebury

Daily Record:

Ebury

Daily Mirror:

Final Frontier

The Star:

Final Frontier