January 20 / 13.20 Southwell (AW)

13.20

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  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 1m 6f 21y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4575-4

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Without a win since October 2021 but is very well handicapped on his old form and he's run well in both starts (1m3f/1m4f) this winter; goes into unknown territory at this trip but he was strong at the finish last time and has possibilities.
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1st

2

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Liberated Lad

9st 8lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Six career wins include one over this trip (at Southwell) and despite a bad start and taking a good hold, he was only beaten half a length into third of nine here (1m5f) last month; solid chance off same mark in returning tongue-tie.

7/2

3rd

2

(7)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Liberated Lad

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: B F Brookhouse

dwelt start then squeezed out start, took keen hold, in rear, headway on outer from 4f out

5/1

6th

5

(5)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Liberated Lad

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

midfield

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0622-4

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Dual-purpose performer who was runner-up twice on Tapeta (1m4f) last month but he faded into a well-held fourth at Newcastle last time; on career-low mark now but losing run is up to 15 and he has stamina to prove at this new trip; others preferred.
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4th

6

(10)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

took keen hold, prominent, led and going easily over 2f out

7/2

4th

3

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Harriet Bethell

Below par over 1m4f in November but he's bounced back with three solid placed efforts, twice over C&D; likely to give his running once again.

13/2

3rd

3

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Isle Of Wolves

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Just 2-41, though runner-up on 13 occasions including over this C&D and at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) the last twice (form of both races has worked out well); place claims again at the very least.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: /7404-

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent seven-race maiden; got back near his best when a fair fourth at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) last month but that was after anther slow start and not sure this step up to 1m6f will suit; some risks attached.
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2nd

2

(12)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

13:25 Windsor

Ship To Shore

10st 11lb

J: Mr Frederick Tett

T: Patrick Chamings

Solid second on similar ground over C&D in the spring and back in form on Tapeta last time; stays further and his claims are obvious.

4/1

4th

2

(1)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Ship To Shore

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Patrick Chamings

prominent, disputing second after 1f, went second over 4f out, clear with one other and ridden over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out

7/1

10th

8

(3)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Ship To Shore

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

1m6f Tapeta winner at Southwell in June, when 3lb lower; below par over 1m4f on turf next time; bounced back at Newbury (2m, soft) latest; drops 1lb but likely to need to pull out more to win again.

25/1

Form: 5/08-6 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m6f at Wetherby for David O'Meara in the spring of his 3yo campaign; poor form over hurdles for Neil Mulholland in 2022 and he hasn't fared much better back on the Flat for this new stable; on reduced mark on this drop back in trip but he's now 1-19 and others are more convincing.
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5th

6

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Norman Kindu

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

No longer the force of old and he made it 0-7 for current yard when a well-held seventh at Nottingham (1m6f, good) last time; mark continues to fall but others are preferred.

16/1

7th

9

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:42 Nottingham

Norman Kindu

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Rebecca Menzies

No longer the force of old and 0-6 for current stable but took step back in right direction when keeping-on fourth (just behind Marbuzet) at Redcar (1m6f, good) last month and has possibilities here if able to build on that performance.

8/1

4th

5

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

14:12 Redcar

Norman Kindu

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on and went fourth towards finish

20/1

5/1

Form: 2174-4 C BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Just one win from 26 starts but that came here (2m) in October and he was a respectable fourth at Kempton two weeks ago; only 2lb higher than for his win and he should be in the mix again on this drop back in trip.
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3rd

3

(2)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

raced in second

4/1

2nd

10

(11)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:38 Southwell (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent

7/2

3rd

3

(7)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Ran moderately last time at Bath but that was on good to soft and best form has come on either the AW or sound surfaces; rarely wins (3-35) but has a big run in him.

12/1

13/2

Form: 478-83

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
11yo who has gained both his wins over 1m4f on Tapeta; struggled in first two runs for this yard but he turned things around with a close third at Newcastle (first-time cheekpieces) last week; now steps back up in trip but he has form over 1m6f and is an interesting contender off 4lb lower than last time.
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13th

5

(6)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent after 2f

20/1

6th

4

(4)

16th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

dwelt start, towards rear, headway from 3f out

16/1

5th

7

(1)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 5lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Close third in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in January but he's not matched that form in a variety of headgear since and was only fifth of six at Newcastle last time; has something to prove again and this 11yo has not won since November 2021.

8/1

Form: 32114- CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Progressive handicapper who won at Southwell (2m/1m6f) in November/December before a close fourth in her hat-trick bid here four weeks ago; this relatively lightly raced 4yo still has potential as a stayer and she's respected on this drop back in trip.
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0

3

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Funky Town Pinkie

10st 2lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Has a patchy record and both wins have come on AW but she returned from a break with a close call at Nottingham (1m6f, good to firm) in June; this is a deeper race but she pulled clear with the winner last time and is only 1lb higher here; respected.

7/2

2nd

6

(5)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:20 Nottingham

Funky Town Pinkie

9st 8lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Consecutive AW wins at 2m and 1m6f before Christmas but she didn't shine on her latest two starts and returns from a break with something to prove in her first turf handicap.

12/1

20/1

Form: 9054-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Has dropped some way in the weights but he's still a maiden after 15 starts and has generally struggled in five runs (1m4f-2m) for his current yard since October; others preferred.
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8th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Gustav Holst

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Usher

Regressive 20-race maiden who has finished down the field in all six runs (1m5f-2m) this year; mark continues to fall but he needs to raise his game back on turf.

14/1

6th

7

(4)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Mark Usher

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

7

(3)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Usher

Runner-up in three of his first seven starts but appears to have lost his way and now 0-18; drops in trip and easy enough to swerve.

11/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 2/5V8-

Last run: 281 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Dual winner at Newcastle (1m4f) for Michael Dods in September 2021 but things didn't go well in three runs for his new yard early last year; has had wind surgery but he was tailed off last time and has plenty to prove back up in trip on his comeback.
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3rd

2

(7)

5th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Peerless Percy

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ali Stronge

led, headed but prominent after 4f

10/1

8th

5

(7)

17th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Peerless Percy

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ali Stronge

prominent, led after 1f

20/1

9th

2

(3)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

13:20 Southwell (AW)

Peerless Percy

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ali Stronge

Dual winner at Newcastle (1m4f) for Michael Dods in September 2021 but things didn't go well in three runs for his new yard early last year; has had wind surgery but he was tailed off last time and has plenty to prove back up in trip on his comeback.

25/1

20/1

Form: 29558-

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
11-race maiden; looks well handicapped on some 1m4f form last winter but he's been well held in three runs back from a summer break and needs a major revival on this big step back up in trip.
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8th

10

(7)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Gerrots

8st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Deborah Faulkner

Off the mark at the 22nd attempt when winning at Wolverhampton last month (2m); not so good in two runs since and could prove vulnerable again.

16/1

7th

11

(2)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gerrots

9st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

travelled strongly, led, raced in second and clear with one other after 2f, led again over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

4th

6

(7)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gerrots

9st 2lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

Form: 4/451- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Has a patchy record and was disappointing back over hurdles at Market Rasen on Boxing Day but he won a 1m6f handicap (off 3lb lower) at Wolverhampton on his penultimate run; that was a convincing win under a positive ride and he's a key player if he can match that back in this sphere.
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1

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

True Romance

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Neil Mulholland

Won on the AW in December and is very well handicapped on some of last year's hurdling form but was well beaten when fourth in this grade at Fakenham (2m, good) three weeks ago.

7/1

4th

3

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

True Romance

11st 3lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Neil Mulholland

Chance on his best form but perhaps not the force of old and was well behind Weebill at Market Rasen in December.

5/1

11th

7

(6)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

13:20 Southwell (AW)

True Romance

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Neil Mulholland

Has a patchy record and was disappointing back over hurdles at Market Rasen on Boxing Day but he won a 1m6f handicap (off 3lb lower) at Wolverhampton on his penultimate run; that was a convincing win under a positive ride and he's a key player if he can match that back in this sphere.

9/2

Form: /2454/

Last run: 597 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Defied this mark at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in November 2020 but he's been lightly raced since and was disappointing at Kempton (2m) in his final run in the summer of 2021; returns from 597 days off and has plenty to prove with tongue-tie added.
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10

(9)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

13:20 Southwell (AW)

Muftakker

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: John Norton

Defied this mark at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in November 2020 but he's been lightly raced since and was disappointing at Kempton (2m) in his final run in the summer of 2021; returns from 597 days off and has plenty to prove with tongue-tie added.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £41.50
Straight Forecast £32.95
Tricast £169.69
Trifecta £236.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Funky Town Pinkie

RP Ratings:

Bobba Tee

The Times:

Ship To Shore

Telegraph:

True Romance

The Guardian:

Funky Town Pinkie

Daily Mail:

Funky Town Pinkie

The Star:

Funky Town Pinkie

D Express:

Ship To Shore

POSTDATA:

Bobba Tee

Daily Mirror:

Bobba Tee

Daily Record:

True Romance