March 16 / 19.40 Southwell (AW)

19.40

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  • Prize money: £7955.68
  • 1m 0f 13y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -04342 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Two 1m AW wins last winter; has slipped down the weights and gave notice she was ready to capitalise when finishing well for second at Wolverhampton 12 days ago (extended 1m), having to wait for a gap for much of the home straight; 1lb rise not insurmountable but might not be ideally suited if this gets tactical.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

(3)

12th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sids Annie

10st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Mark Usher

Multiple winner at up to 1m4f, including here; handicapper has been in control since she produced a career best to win a Newmarket fillies' handicap, when 2lb lower, in August; put a couple of lesser efforts behind her at Wolverhampton latest; each-way player.

12/1

5

(3)

23rd Nov 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sids Annie

9st 10lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Mark Usher

Four wins this year, including a breakthrough success over this trip at Newmarket in August; heavy defeats the last twice and perhaps a shade high in the weights now.

14/1

8th

8

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Sids Annie

8st 11lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Usher

This 4yo is taking on some unexposed 3yos and she was tailed off at Newbury recently; however, that was on soft ground and she had made it four wins for the year when scoring on the July course here (1m4f, good) in August; denied a clear run there next time; not written off now back on better ground.

20/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4751-

Last run: 129 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
She didn't have to improve to win a Wolverhampton maiden in November (extended 1m1f); hit with a 3lb rise for that easy win but she could fare better now handicapping and dropping in trip might help.
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No / Draw
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11th

10

(5)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Ascot

Mountain Queen

8st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Tom Dascombe

Ended last season with comfortable AW maiden win in November and has made the frame in all three handicaps this year, most recently when third of seven at Sandown (1m1f, good to soft) two months ago; needs to improve to win this competitive race, though.

20/1

3rd

3

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 5

20:20 Sandown

Mountain Queen

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Dascombe

Placed in two handicaps (1m/1m2f) since winning her maiden at Wolverhampton and, with no excuses from the front last time, she is looking handicapped about right; return to turf also poses some nagging doubts, but on the plus side she would appear in better form than most of these.

9/4

3rd

5

(1)

13th Apr 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mountain Queen

9st 0lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tom Dascombe

led

9/4

15/2

Form: 51-555 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Two AW wins to her name (1m and 7f); hasn't been able to cope with a big hike in the weights for a wide-margin win at Wolverhampton last summer; this is less competitive though and she's more appealing than many.
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12th

1

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Valentinka

10st 0lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Marco Botti

Winless in 2023 and she beat only one home in 1m Lingfield handicap in April; needs to hit the ground running on her return.

12/1

5th

6

(2)

26th Apr 2023

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

18:45 Lingfield (AW)

Valentinka

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Marco Botti

Big weights rise for convincing 7f win at Wolverhampton in August and has found herself anchored since; finished behind Granary Queen here on Good Friday and others look stronger for the win.

8/1

Form: 223451 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Had been banging at the door prior to a comfortable win in a small-field handicap at Lingfield last week (made all and found plenty); penalty to shoulder today and not weighted to reverse January's C&D form with Finery.
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4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Wadacre Grace

9st 6lb

T: Charlie Johnston

Six-time AW winner, once over C&D, who won tidily at Chelmsford two weeks ago; 3lb higher but her apprentice's claim is useful and she should make another bold bid.

4/1

1st

3

(5)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Wadacre Grace

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Four wins on the AW last year and back off the same mark as when successful over C&D in November; this confirmed front-runner may get her own way out in front and she could take some overhauling if she does.

5/2

4th

1

(4)

17th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Wadacre Grace

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Record of 5-27 on AW; scored twice in the autumn and placed twice in December; thereabouts if bouncing back from a lesser effort (below-par favourite) 12 days ago.

4/1

Form: 35-154 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Got the better of Wadacre Grace over C&D in January and she's better off with her old rival today; not disgraced in a stronger race at Kempton three weeks ago and she's one to take seriously.
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6th

2

(8)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Finery

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

Returned from a break with creditable third of seven over 1m here last month but she's been below par twice since, latterly at Newcastle only five days ago; others arrive with more pressing claims.

7/1

7th

8

(2)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Finery

8st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Michael Appleby

Ran well in the Southwell contest won by Wild Side but raced too freely in the Wolverhampton event won by Nine Tenths; not sure to what to expect in first-time cheekpieces (replacing usual hood).

16/1

4th

4

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Finery

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

led

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £9.20
Straight Forecast £9.25
Trifecta £38.30

Selections

The Times:

Mountain Queen

POSTDATA:

Wadacre Grace

Daily Mail:

Sid's Annie

RP Ratings:

Valentinka

SPOTLIGHT:

Finery

Telegraph:

Mountain Queen

The Sun:

Mountain Queen

The Star:

Mountain Queen

The Guardian:

Wadacre Grace

D Express:

Wadacre Grace

Daily Record:

Wadacre Grace

Daily Mirror:

Sid's Annie

NEWMARKET:

Valentinka