March 17 / 20.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

20.30

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  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 226-95 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Took a good hold over 1m last time and will need to be more amenable going this far for the first time; that was a better effort, though, and he's 1-1 round here (off 9lb lower last spring).
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8th

4

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose last five starts have been over 8.6f here, winning twice; not at his best in his last two outings, but he may appreciate going back up in trip having scored over course and distance off 1lb higher a year ago; high on the list.

15/2

5th

8

(1)

16th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose four wins have all come here, the latest over this trip last month where he made it 2-2 under Billy Loughnane; not so good in an amateur riders' event back here six days ago and he needs to put that performance behind him.

7/1

5th

2

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

11st 2lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

started quickly, led early, soon headed and prominent

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 323-07 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Three course wins but all over shorter and remains vulnerable in a finish over this far; has enjoyed a consistent winter but remains 2lb above his last successful mark and only holds each-way claims.
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2nd

5

(4)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Three course wins but all over shorter and remains vulnerable in a finish over this far; has enjoyed a consistent winter but remains 2lb above his last successful mark and only holds each-way claims.

12/1

7th

4

(2)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

prominent

13/2

5

(12)

6th Feb 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Won over C&D in October and was placed on Polytrack and Tapeta in his next three runs but his form slumped at Lingfield (1m2f; has form at that trip) last time; has something to prove again after that heavy defeat and he has a tough draw back at this track; cheekpieces removed.

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 81-590 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Expensive to follow for Sir Michael Stoute and has been patchy for this yard, with four no-shows to go with his 33-1 C&D win three months ago (same mark); the cheekpieces come off tonight.
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6th

2

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Tiger Beetle

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

All three wins have been on Wolverhampton AW and his two seconds on turf were in 2021; while 2023 turf campaign rather petered out, he was third in a soft-ground race last April and has plenty of AW performances in the last six months to recommend him as an each-way prospect.

6/1

6th

2

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Tiger Beetle

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

All three wins have been on Wolverhampton AW and his two seconds on turf were in 2021; while 2023 turf campaign rather petered out, he was third in a soft-ground race last April and has plenty of AW performances in the last six months to recommend him as an each-way prospect.

6/1

4th

2

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Tiger Beetle

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

dwelt start, in rear

14/1

Form: 171271 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Three wins already this year, two for Mollie Phillips, and has no penalty for last week's narrow Kempton victory (will be 4lb higher from tomorrow); likes it here but hasn't convinced on the stamina front over this far previously and is drawn wide.
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4th

7

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Poetic Force

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

15 career wins, the latest over C&D last summer; not getting any younger but stuck to his task pretty well when fourth on Polytrack last month and it won't be a surprise if he features here.

8/1

4th

7

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Poetic Force

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

15 career wins, the latest over C&D last summer; not getting any younger but stuck to his task pretty well when fourth on Polytrack last month and it won't be a surprise if he features here.

8/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

12/1

Form: 165468 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Record over C&D reads two wins, a second and two thirds from seven starts; his latest Newcastle blowout will need forgiving but he remains on a winning mark.
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0

6

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

Three-time Flat winner (at about 1m2f) who was a fair fourth on his hurdle and stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November; that form has worked out well and he could improve for that first run since August; might not be far away in a first-time tongue-tie.

25/1

4th

5

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Patrick Neville

towards rear

16/1

Form: 04-151 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Won his first three starts on the AW and has now won two of his last three (3-10 round here); 5lb rise puts him back up to a career-high mark but nothing arrives in better form.
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11th

1

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Arcadian Nights

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Mark Loughnane

awkward start, never better than midfield

12/1

11th

1

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Arcadian Nights

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Mark Loughnane

awkward start, never better than midfield

12/1

5th

12

(10)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Mark Loughnane

Course winner but perhaps best at Wolverhampton where he's struck five times, the latest at the expense of Wadacre Gomez last month; this career-high mark just found him out when fourth in Bystander's race here the last time.

14/1

Form: 621225 CD BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Three course wins this winter (8.7f-1m4f), all in lesser company, latterly off 8lb lower; three expensive defeats since but shouldn't mind the return to shorter and this mark looks within range.
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6th

6

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Johnny Boom

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Shaun Lycett

Won four times here (8.6f-1m4f) last AW season and made the frame in two low-grade handicap hurdles towards end of 2023; better effort back on the Flat since when fourth of 11 over 1m4f here 13 days ago; successful on the previous occasion he was partnered by Danny Tudhope; likely to be thereabouts.

11/2

4th

8

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Johnny Boom

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

Won four times here (8.6f-1m4f) last AW season and made the frame in two low-grade handicap hurdles towards end of last year but made low-key return to the Flat (albeit on Polytrack) last month and remains on a fairly tough mark.

20/1

7th

5

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Johnny Boom

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

Has gained all four AW wins at Wolverhampton and reverts to the Flat (from hurdling) off a career-high mark; not the percentage call.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 249-16 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Not as good now but has found his level again and is 2-4 on Tapeta; can race freely, usually on the sharp end, and has stamina to prove from a wide stall going beyond an extended 1m for the first time.
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8th

2

(9)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Milltown Star

9st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Not as good now but has found his level again and is 2-4 on Tapeta; can race freely, usually on the sharp end, and has stamina to prove from a wide stall going beyond an extended 1m for the first time.

8/1

6th

3

(4)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:57 Lingfield (AW)

Milltown Star

9st 11lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

led, ridden and 3 lengths ahead 2f out

7/1

1st

3

(8)

8th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Milltown Star

9st 8lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

All three wins have come over shorter, but has run well over this sort of trip as when second of 12 at Epsom (8.5f, good) last August; losing run up to 16, though, and he may come on for this first start in 103 days.

20/1

16/1

Form: 144-85

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Running well enough this winter for two yards since returning from a break and is 2lb lower as he drops in class; is another who's done most racing over a bit shorter, though, and he needs to find more.
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4th

1

(6)

2nd May 2024

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1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Enough Already

9st 9lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

His six wins have been at 1m/1m2f but he finished well for a close second when upped to 1m4f here in March; up 3lb but he wasn't far off his best with that eyecatching effort and should have more to offer at this trip; key player.

2/1

4th

1

(6)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Enough Already

9st 9lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

His six wins have been at 1m/1m2f but he finished well for a close second when upped to 1m4f here in March; up 3lb but he wasn't far off his best with that eyecatching effort and should have more to offer at this trip; key player.

2/1

2nd

3

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Enough Already

9st 8lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

Six-time winner over 1m and 1m2f; needs to bounce back from a poor effort in early February and he could be vulnerable over this new trip with a strong pace on the cards.

20/1

Form: 75-726 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Three course wins late last year, latterly off a 4lb lower mark for Elisha Whittington; has continued in form since and there's no obvious reason he won't go well again, so holds each-way claims.
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13th

1

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Harbour Vision

9st 11lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Off the boil at favourite venue Wolverhampton the last twice and is just 1-21 on turf.

25/1

13th

1

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Harbour Vision

9st 11lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Off the boil at favourite venue Wolverhampton the last twice and is just 1-21 on turf.

25/1

9th

9

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Harbour Vision

8st 7lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran with two course wins (8.6f/9.4f) this year but his form nosedived here last Saturday and he needs to bounce back after that 10l defeat; yard also runs King Of York and Visibility.

10/1

16/1

Form: 24264/

Last run: 532 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Didn't progress in Ireland as a 3yo before picked up for 33,000gns; the market will tell a tale for his jumps-oriented yard (among the winners lately) back from 18 months on the sidelines.
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2nd

2

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

20:00 Hereford

Captain Attridge

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, with fairly comfortable C&D (good) win this month; recent 5lb rise does not look excessive, and he has plenty of scope for further progress.

7/2

2nd

2

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

20:00 Hereford

Captain Attridge

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, with fairly comfortable C&D (good) win this month; recent 5lb rise does not look excessive, and he has plenty of scope for further progress.

7/2

1st

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

18:00 Hereford

Captain Attridge

11st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Ex-Irish maiden who caught the eye in a couple of novice starts last year; should be up to featuring off this mark if ready to go again after another absence.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £58.20
Straight Forecast £55.58
Tricast £423.34
Trifecta £521.10

Selections

Telegraph:

Arcadian Nights

SPOTLIGHT:

Johnny Boom

TOPSPEED:

Poetic Force

POSTDATA:

Harbour Vision

D Express:

Captain Attridge

RP Ratings:

Johnny Boom

The Star:

Johnny Boom

Daily Mirror:

Arcadian Nights

The Sun:

Arcadian Nights

Daily Record:

Arcadian Nights

Daily Mail:

Harbour Vision

The Times:

Poetic Force

The Guardian:

Poetic Force