March 17 / 17.20 Wolverhampton (AW)

17.20

Standard

Spreadex Sports Cheltenham Festival Offers Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4291.88
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
SKY
View Course
Spreadex Sports Cheltenham Festival Offers Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 57637- BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden who was a beaten-favourite at Kempton (1m3f) late last year before a poor debut over hurdles recently; has plenty to prove now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Kempton (AW)

Damascus Finish

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Brett Johnson

Only 1-28, though the win did at least come this year (at Wolverhampton, 8.6f); returning to 1m is probably a good thing but his record fresh is nothing to shout about.

12/1

8th

4

(5)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Damascus Finish

9st 13lb

J: William Carson

T: Brett Johnson

Belatedly opened account at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March and was third over 1m in his next three races (twice on Polytrack); claims if judged on that evidence but is yet to convince over 1m2f and needs to bounce back from a duff effort on turf three weeks ago.

8/1

10th

1

(6)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Damascus Finish

10st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Brett Johnson

Took a long time to get off the mark but he hit the target at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March and has held his form with three thirds since, including on turf at Brighton (1m, good) on his penultimate run; should be in the mix again on this step back up in trip and he's respected.

7/2

20/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 89-355

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Still to win after 16 starts but the blinkers have helped this year; better off than in 0-50 classified company and she holds each-way claims in a weak handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(2)

2nd May 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:20 Brighton

Somedayonedaynever

8st 10lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Placed on two of four AW starts this year, more recently when close second at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March, and is also suited by this C&D; looks fully exposed off her basement mark but probably won't be far away.

5/1

12

(11)

30th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Somedayonedaynever

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

0-17 but running respectably of late, including in handicap on most recent start; back in classified event but double-figure draw is a bit of a concern.

10/1

2nd

9

(2)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Somedayonedaynever

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Still to win after 16 starts but the blinkers have helped this year; better off than in 0-50 classified company and she holds each-way claims in a weak handicap.

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0897-6

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Expensive to follow for Aidan O'Brien as a youngster and regressed sharply last year; can miss the break and pull hard and, while this is easier down another 3lb, he comes with risks attached.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Handel

11st 0lb

J: Miss Leah Banham

T: Chelsea Banham

slowly away, towards rear

13/2

8th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Handel

11st 0lb

J: Miss Leah Banham

T: Chelsea Banham

slowly away, towards rear

13/2

3rd

6

(11)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:40 Yarmouth

Handel

9st 6lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Mostly consistent at 1m and 7f on the AW over the winter and he could be happier back on turf, having got off the mark over C&D (good to firm) last July; hadn't been far away in a previous run here and refitting headgear could be a plus (his win came in refitted cheekpieces).

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 198435

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Arrives in form and is better drawn than last time (just behind Seattle King); started life as a sprinter and this trip does look to stretch him but he's capable if things fall right.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(8)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Losing run is mounting up; however, he's in a consistent vein of form having made the frame at this course (7f/1m) on last three outings; defied an 8lb higher mark here last March and enters calculations.

10/1

3rd

6

(3)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Favourite for both AW wins (here, 7f and 1m); numerous placed finishes, but has failed to crack the code this winter, keeping-on into third over C&D latest; could feasibly rediscover winning ways at some point soon.

4/1

3rd

3

(7)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:37 Southwell (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

towards rear

4/1

Form: 069443

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Useful as a 2yo and has been threatening since fitted with headgear of late; hasn't always looked the easiest under pressure but the handicapper's giving him every chance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

7

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Kempton

Seattle King

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Phil McEntee

Three times a winner on the Flat (7f-1m2f) but hasn't been in much form in recent months; difficult to recommend on hurdling debut.

100/1

9th

9

(1)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Seattle King

8st 13lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and lost position over 3f out

50/1

6th

11

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Seattle King

9st 6lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Triple turf winner at up to 1m2f; 0-17 on AW; has been placed on Tapeta; 3lb lower than when a close second at Lingfield in March but hard to make a strong case judged on his last six starts.

33/1

8/1

Form: 55135-

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Has gone well fresh before but is 0-13 on the AW and 5lb above her last winning mark; can make the running and is worth a market check but others are more likely.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Lilandra

9st 2lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: John & Rhys Flint

led, headed 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

9/1

10th

9

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Lilandra

9st 2lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: John & Rhys Flint

led, headed 3f out, weakened from over 1f out (jockey said mare ran too free)

9/1

Form: 59539-

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Didn't look to see out 1m4f last time but had no problem with an extended 1m2f previously (all round Dundalk) and this may now be sharp enough; the market will guide on his first run since coming over from Ireland.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

11

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

The Lion Strikes

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

16-race maiden; runner-up (beaten 4l) over 9.5f at Wolverhampton early in the New Year; ran to an identical RPR (49) when fifth of 11 in first-time blinkers back there latest; has some work to do with Storm Asset.

33/1

5th

10

(3)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Lion Strikes

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

Second in a similar race over C&D in January (weak contest) but not matched it twice since; new headgear given a go but others appeal more.

20/1

8th

10

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

The Lion Strikes

8st 12lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

14-race maiden with a patchy overall record; tailed off at Chelmsford six weeks ago (tried in cheekpieces which are absent today) and others are far more convincing.

20/1

8/1

Form: 34988-

Last run: 164 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner last summer before losing his way latterly; resumes 2lb below his last successful mark, on Tapeta debut, but has run poorly first time up in his previous two seasons.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

(3)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Gilbert

8st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

Course winner who got back on track when runner-up in 1m4f handicap at Kempton in November; in the picture if fully tuned up after 137 days off.

12/1

33/1

Form: 0-9090

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Didn't build on early promise last year, regressing sharply once handicapping; string of poor efforts since returned to the AW and can't be recommended.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Naadyaa

9st 0lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Bounced back from a poor run when keeping-on third over 1m4f here a fortnight ago and can cope with today's drop back in trip, but she's now 0-32 and has become frustrating.

10/1

Form: 064/03 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £278.40
Straight Forecast £382.18
Tricast £1823.97
Trifecta £2207.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Desert Miracle

The Times:

Seattle King

POSTDATA:

Kodebreaker

Telegraph:

Somedayonedaynever

D Express:

Damascus Finish

RP Ratings:

Handel

The Guardian:

Lilandra

NEWMARKET:

Desert Miracle

Daily Mirror:

Desert Miracle

The Star:

Desert Miracle

Daily Record:

Desert Miracle

The Sun:

Seattle King

Daily Mail:

Kodebreaker