December 30 / 19.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

19.30

Standard

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  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 567885 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Has dropped to a favourable mark, but not at his best lately and is now 0-28 on the AW; rarely seen over a trip this sharp these days and others make more appeal.
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11th

11

(4)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Hes Our Star

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Showed signs of a revival over C&D last month but finished behind some of these rivals and needs to build on that effort; still has a poor strike-rate on AW; tongue-tie added.

16/1

5th

6

(8)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Kempton (AW)

Hes Our Star

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Has a big question mark over current form and his AW strike-rate (just 1-37) is another negative.

20/1

7th

5

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hes Our Star

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

AW and multiple turf winner but mainly below best since last win at Brighton in August; back slightly in distance but enough to prove for now.

25/1

OUR TIP

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 363443 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Losing run stands at 34 but he was only beaten just over 2l behind Crocodile Power when third of 11 in first-time cheekpieces (retained) over C&D last time; 4lb better off and has the inside stall, but seems more likely to place than to win.
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4th

7

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eye Of The Water

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

prominent, no extra from over 1f out

20/1

6th

6

(6)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eye Of The Water

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

Grand servant, winning eight times (three this year); needs to return from short break in top form and this trip stretches him.

16/1

5th

1

(1)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:32 Bath

Eye Of The Water

10st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

Dual C&D winner on good to soft this season and again ran well on his penultimate start; reportedly ran flat on his return a month ago but had a break since then.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 513302 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Not the most prolific (4-46), but is 3lb lower than when winning a division of this race in 2020 and only found Brave Display too strong back here nine days ago after having endured an interrupted run; now 5lb better off for a beating of just over 2l, but the outside stall is a problem.
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5th

8

(9)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Dream

9st 1lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Generally consistent, especially given his age, and has been running fairly over C&D of late; has only won one of his last 24 starts, though, and he needs to find a bit more.

8/1

6th

10

(1)

9th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Dream

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Seb Spencer

Holds each-way claims having been placed over C&D in three of his last four outings; however, cannot bank on him winning (just two wins since 2018) and others are less exposed.

8/1

3rd

9

(12)

30th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Dream

9st 1lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Not the most prolific (4-46), but is 3lb lower than when winning a division of this race in 2020 and only found Brave Display too strong back here nine days ago after having endured an interrupted run; now 5lb better off for a beating of just over 2l, but the outside stall is a problem.

8/1

Form: 322615 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Did well to overcome a wide drawn when successful over C&D last month and the trip appeared to stretch him when fifth of 13 at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; should go well back under these conditions.
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8th

4

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Crocodile Power

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Started off for Seb Spencer with two good 5f runs last month, latterly when running on well for close third at Chelmsford; sometimes races too freely but remains on a good mark and can make his presence felt again.

5/1

3rd

4

(5)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Crocodile Power

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

midfield

5/1

4

(3)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Crocodile Power

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Won three times over 7f on the AW for John Quinn and is back off his last winning mark; makes his debut for his new yard (same owners) after 291 days off and has something to prove back over 5f for the first time since he was a 2yo.

7/1

66/1

Form: 076

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in one start on turf for Kevin Ryan (1m) in June and two on the AW (5f/6f) since returning for this yard in October; makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark, but still has plenty to prove.
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7th

4

(5)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer

5/1

2nd

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

7f turf winner who put up his best effort since then when scoring over C&D in a classified contest latest; he's back up 2lb and in a handicap, which evidence suggests may prove a challenge.

4/1

1st

8

(11)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 2f out, soon pushed along and went clear, ridden over 1f out, much reduced lead inside final furlong, always doing enough

12/1

5/2

Form: 857631 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Had suggested he was returning to form when beaten less than a length into third of 14 at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) on his penultimate outing and built on it with a convincing success over C&D nine days ago; 2lb well in under his penalty and another big run is expected from a handy draw.
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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

20/1

Form: 055247

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Best effort for this yard when second of 11 from 1lb higher over C&D last month, but not built on it in two starts since and has gone 23 runs without a win; wide draw another reason to be cautious.
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1st

7

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:22 Southwell (AW)

May Remain

9st 6lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

made all, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

5/1

2nd

9

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

May Remain

9st 3lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

led, headed over 1f out, kept on and went second again towards finish

6/1

Form: 248885

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Three wins over 1m2f at Lingfield in 2021 (including one on turf) and twice narrowly beaten off 7lb higher on the Polytrack there back in January, but below her best in recent starts and losing run up to 16; hasn't raced over a trip this short since her racecourse debut; enough to prove.
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8th

6

(7)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021 (including two on Polytrack) but he's now 0-19 since his last success and has been tailed off at Newcastle in his last two runs; cheekpieces didn't work last time and has plenty to prove with blinkers now tried.

8/1

7th

4

(5)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

13:00 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 13lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021 including two at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack), but has gone 18 starts without success since; ran poorly over C&D 12 days ago and the application of cheekpieces will need to make a big difference.

8/1

9th

10

(2)

13th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 6lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021, including two on AW at Lingfield and she was twice narrowly beaten there last January; below form on last six outings but she steps back up in trip today and very nearly has a career-low mark.

25/1

Form: 775512 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
0-13 for John Butler, but has run well in all three starts over C&D since returning for this yard last month, winning from a wide draw on his penultimate outing and only finding one too good off this mark nine days ago; again not well drawn, but still a contender in his current mood.
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3rd

9

(6)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Swiss Rowe

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

C&D winner who put some lesser efforts behind him when racing prominently and coming out on top in a protracted duel at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) latest; back up 4lb; not ruled out but his inconsistency is a concern.

8/1

1st

4

(4)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Kempton (AW)

Swiss Rowe

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Both wins under Billy Loughnane, the latest in C&D event off this mark last March; inconsistent since but has become nicely handicapped and looks interesting back in this scenario.

4/1

25/1

Form: 65-537

Last run: 287 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden whose best effort for Adrian Keatley was when third of nine over C&D in February, while she probably found the return to 6f too sharp back here the following month; makes her debut for her new yard after 287 days off and the market should reveal more.
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10th

7

(7)

30th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Isladaay

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Victor Dartnall

12-race maiden whose best effort for Adrian Keatley was when third of nine over C&D in February, while she probably found the return to 6f too sharp back here the following month; makes her debut for her new yard after 287 days off and the market should reveal more.

25/1

Form: 7730-9

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
0-7 for Fozzy Stack in Ireland last year and well held on stable debut after more than a year off at Southwell (6f, Tapeta) this month; needs to step up a good deal and also has stamina to prove on this first attempt at 7f.
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11th

4

(5)

30th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mary Pickersgill

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

0-7 for Fozzy Stack in Ireland last year and well held on stable debut after more than a year off at Southwell (6f, Tapeta) this month; needs to step up a good deal and also has stamina to prove on this first attempt at 7f.

33/1

9th

10

(2)

6th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:50 Southwell (AW)

Mary Pickersgill

9st 1lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

0-7 in Ireland last year for Fozzy Stack, though showed bits of encouraging form; returns from 377-day absence in new headgear; heed the market signals on debut for new yard (still with same owner).

16/1

Form: 98-000 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Now a stone below his last winning mark, but he hasn't beaten many in five starts since joining this yard and finished last of 13 on his return from 11 months off at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; cheekpieces will need to make a dramatic difference.
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10th

13

(12)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Love Destiny

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

All wins have been at 7f, four of them on the AW; on a long losing run and now tried over 1m2f for the first time; 1lb out of the handicap.

25/1

5th

8

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Love Destiny

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Michael Herrington

in rear towards near side

10/1

5th

9

(7)

12th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Love Destiny

8st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Michael Herrington

Has dropped a long way in the weights since his last win in April 2021; has shaped as though he would appreciate the return to 1m in his last two starts, but all five wins have come over 7f and he has finished no closer than sixth in ten previous attempts at this sort of trip.

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £60.30
Straight Forecast £53.24
Tricast £640.76
Trifecta £602.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Brave Display

D Express:

Swiss Rowe

Telegraph:

Crocodile Power

RP Ratings:

Eye Of The Water

The Guardian:

Desert Dream

POSTDATA:

Brave Display

The Times:

Brave Display

Daily Mail:

Brave Display

Daily Mirror:

Brave Display

The Sun:

Brave Display

The Star:

Brave Display

Daily Record:

Brave Display