January 26 / 15.20 Southwell (AW)

15.20 Southwell (AW)

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 511-21 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Won twice over C&D last month and after a narrow defeat over 7f here nine days ago he resumed winning ways with an authoritative display at Newcastle on Sunday (6f); that effort was backed up by the clock and he looks set for another big run under a 5lb penalty.
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2nd

4

(6)

7th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

prominent, pressed leader from over 3f out, ridden and made sustained challenge up the centre inside final furlong, kept on and just held

11/4

1st

2

(4)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Won twice over C&D last month and after a narrow defeat over 7f here nine days ago he resumed winning ways with an authoritative display at Newcastle on Sunday (6f); that effort was backed up by the clock and he looks set for another big run under a 5lb penalty.

11/4

1st

3

(6)

22nd Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Walking On Clouds

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

On the up for his new yard and he followed two comfortable 6f wins at Southwell with a near-miss over 7f back there on Tuesday; clearly still very competitive off this mark and he is a strong contender.

13/8

9/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5111-1 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Another success story for his trainer and he is making giant strides as a sprinter this winter, winning five of his last six starts and looking well ahead of his mark the last twice; has a penalty to shoulder in his bid for a five-timer but he's due to be 3lb higher from the weekend; obvious claims.
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4th

6

(1)

31st Jan 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Alafdhal

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Phil McEntee

Winning spree ground to a halt here last week but he still ran a cracker in finding only another rapid improver too strong; another 3lb higher today but can be in the thick of the action once again.

9/2

2nd

1

(9)

26th Jan 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Alafdhal

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Phil McEntee

Another success story for his trainer and he is making giant strides as a sprinter this winter, winning five of his last six starts and looking well ahead of his mark the last twice; has a penalty to shoulder in his bid for a five-timer but he's due to be 3lb higher from the weekend; obvious claims.

9/4

1st

4

(5)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alafdhal

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Phil McEntee

Big improver over this trip since November and he made it four wins from his last five starts when scoring at Chelmsford last month; up another 12lb but he cruised into contention before surging clear last time and is a big player again back on Tapeta.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 32922- BF

Last run: 254 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
He made a winning debut for this yard in December 2020 and often ran well in defeat last winter (5f-1m); can go well fresh so shouldn't be dismissed returning from 254 days off.
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3rd

10

(7)

26th Jan 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Calin’s Lad

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Carroll

He made a winning debut for this yard in December 2020 and often ran well in defeat last winter (5f-1m); can go well fresh so shouldn't be dismissed returning from 254 days off.

14/1

Form: 900-56 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in October and he didn't run badly back here 16 days ago; 7f no good to him last week and he's on a fair mark if this is a good day.
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8

(6)

2nd Feb 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

13:50 Southwell (AW)

Dark Shot

9st 2lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

10yo who is inconsistent and has won just one of his last 26 starts; however, that was over C&D in October and he was a fair fourth over C&D last Thursday; capable of a bold bid if on another going day.

16/1

4th

11

(2)

26th Jan 2023

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Dark Shot

8st 12lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

C&D winner in October and he didn't run badly back here 16 days ago; 7f no good to him last week and he's on a fair mark if this is a good day.

25/1

6th

2

(2)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Shot

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

visibility reduced by fog, led but pestered, pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed then weakened inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 11946- CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Won 6f handicaps at Newcastle and here on her first two runs for Mick Appleby; well short of that level since though and connections now turn to a new combination of accessories (both worn independently in the past); drawn widest and others look stronger.
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6th

6

(6)

4th Feb 2023

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0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:51 Lingfield (AW)

Starsong

9st 3lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Has lacked consistency since winning her first two races for current yard; however, holds place claims if backing up last Saturday's Kempton effort (close third off this mark).

8/1

3rd

2

(5)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Starsong

9st 6lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Won her first two starts for this yard but not quite so good since, including when never threatening at Southwell on Thursday (albeit in a better race); others come here in peak form and she may prove vulnerable.

11/1

5th

7

(11)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Starsong

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Won 6f handicaps at Newcastle and here on her first two runs for Mick Appleby; well short of that level since though and connections now turn to a new combination of accessories (both worn independently in the past); drawn widest and others look stronger.

16/1

8/1

Form: 1580-1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Won a 6f fillies' novice at Wolverhampton one year ago; struggled in her first two handicaps but bounced back to form when making all to win a 6f handicap at Lingfield 13 days ago; could yet rank higher but she's in a warmer race today.
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6th

5

(6)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Bare Necessity

9st 9lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Won a 6f fillies' novice at Wolverhampton one year ago; struggled in her first two handicaps but bounced back to form when making all to win a 6f handicap at Lingfield 13 days ago; could yet rank higher but she's in a warmer race today.

8/1

1st

4

(1)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield (AW)

Bare Necessity

9st 6lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Successful in 6f novice event at Wolverhampton last January, building on her debut effort; has gone backwards in three subsequent starts and needs to turn things around.

20/1

10th

7

(7)

28th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bare Necessity

9st 4lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Ready winner of a C&D fillies' novice in January; left the impression she would come on for the run when beaten 5l over 7f here on her handicap debut three weeks ago, dropping away having been headed inside the final furlong; still unexposed and returning to 6f won't hurt.

7/1

Form: 0594-0 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won since his 2yo days and he has been in and out since joining this yard last year; needs to leave a poor run at Newcastle 13 days ago well behind him.
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7th

9

(5)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Shark Two One

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Hasn't won since his 2yo days and he has been in and out since joining this yard last year; needs to leave a poor run at Newcastle 13 days ago well behind him.

20/1

10th

4

(8)

13th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Shark Two One

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Not won since his 2yo days but he's on a reduced mark and was a fair fourth behind After John over C&D two weeks ago; chased a strong pace in that race and he has each-way claims if he can back that up.

12/1

4th

3

(1)

28th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Shark Two One

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jessica Macey

Not won since his 2yo days; made an encouraging stable debut at Newmarket in September (6f, good) but that hasn't proved a catalyst for a revival; Paul Mulrennan booked today but there are risks attached.

16/1

10/1

Form: 8663-5 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
He has dropped a long way in the weights since joining this yard and there have been signs he may be ready to capitalise; this race might prove a shade too competitive though; new headgear enlisted today.
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8th

6

(1)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Astro Jakk

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

He has dropped a long way in the weights since joining this yard and there have been signs he may be ready to capitalise; this race might prove a shade too competitive though; new headgear enlisted today.

10/1

5th

3

(3)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Astro Jakk

9st 10lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Darryll Holland

prominent

7/1

3rd

7

(7)

18th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:09 Wolverhampton (AW)

Astro Jakk

9st 6lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

Has never been lower in the weights but slow starts have become a habit and he was never dangerous here three weeks ago.

8/1

14/1

Form: 60758- C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Well treated on last year's best efforts but he hasn't yet hit peak form for this yard; stays 6f but his best runs have come over 5f.
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9th

3

(3)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Lynns Boy

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Well treated on last year's best efforts but he hasn't yet hit peak form for this yard; stays 6f but his best runs have come over 5f.

14/1

8th

4

(1)

20th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

13:10 Southwell (AW)

Lynns Boy

9st 7lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Made all easily over C&D in the spring off an 8lb lower mark; the handicapper has been in charge since but the return here is in his favour.

10/1

5th

5

(6)

12th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Lynns Boy

8st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Ran below market expectations on his second run for current connections and has been off for four months since; was more consistent on the AW than turf for Denis Quinn and the market will guide.

8/1

10/1

Form: 2319-6

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
He didn't have to improve to win a 7f novice at Wolverhampton last month and he has been beaten in two 7f handicaps off this mark since; new headgear and the drop to 6f need to have a positive effect.
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10th

4

(10)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Lord Paramount

9st 9lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

He didn't have to improve to win a 7f novice at Wolverhampton last month and he has been beaten in two 7f handicaps off this mark since; new headgear and the drop to 6f need to have a positive effect.

10/1

7

(9)

16th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Paramount

9st 4lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

Raced prominently when comfortable odds-on winner of C&D novice last month; hung left there and when a shade disappointing as favourite on handicap debut at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) since; needs to bounce back.

5/1

9th

2

(11)

20th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell (AW)

Lord Paramount

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Didn't have to match his 6f form to win a 7f novice at Wolverhampton two weeks ago; unexposed at the trip and certainly not overburdened for this handicap debut; he was forecast to be a very warm favourite on Saturday's Chelmsford card when that fell foul of the weather.

5/4

Form: 187-36 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Three AW wins since a wind operation last summer, most recently off 2lb lower in a Class 6 event at Lingfield in November; two 5f defeats this month shouldn't be held against him and he has each-way claims back at 6f.
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5th

8

(3)

7th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Idoapologise

9st 0lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

13:20 Southwell (AW)

Idoapologise

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Won three times in the autumn (6f/7f, including on Tapeta) and he hasn't run badly over 5f the last twice (here most recently); he's just 1lb above his last winning mark and could have a part to play now back up in trip.

11/1

8

(8)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Idoapologise

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Three AW wins since a wind operation last summer, most recently off 2lb lower in a Class 6 event at Lingfield in November; two 5f defeats this month shouldn't be held against him and he has each-way claims back at 6f.

8/1

Non-runners

Idoapologise

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.20
Straight Forecast £3.91
Tricast £41.05
Trifecta £50.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Walking On Clouds

NEWMARKET:

Alafdhal

Telegraph:

Lord Paramount

TOPSPEED:

Idoapologise

RP Ratings:

Astro Jakk

POSTDATA:

Walking On Clouds

The Times:

Walking On Clouds

The Guardian:

Walking On Clouds

Daily Mail:

Walking On Clouds

The Star:

Walking On Clouds

Daily Record:

Walking On Clouds

D Express:

Alafdhal

Daily Mirror:

Alafdhal

The Sun:

Alafdhal