November 24 / 20.15 Southwell (AW)

20.15

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  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 6f 21y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 8-4211 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Versatile sort who bids for an AW hat-trick after wins at Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) and Newcastle (2m, Tapeta); no penalty for latest win in an apprentice event (2lb well in) and although Brandon Wilkie (aboard him last time) sticks with Carlos Felix, he is respected under Billy Loughnane with his stamina assured.
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1st

1

(5)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Eagles Realm

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

midfield, headway and went second after 6f

6/4

2nd

1

(4)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Eagles Realm

10st 0lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Dual-purpose performer who is 3-3 since returned to the Flat in October and has justified favouritism over C&D and at Southwell (1m6f) in last two starts; only 2lb higher than for both those wins and he's a big player again back from a short break.

15/8

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 111535 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Rattled off a four-timer earlier in the year, the first win over hurdles and the last two over 16.5f here; probably needed last month's Newcastle return, but will need them to go a good pace over this trip; a player if he gets it from just 1lb above his last winning mark.
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4th

3

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled in a heavy-ground hurdle last time and he's had mixed results on AW in recent months; capable of threatening off this mark if he could raise his game.

5/1

6th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Kiss My Face

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, slightly hampered 9th

13/2

5th

4

(7)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Brian Ellison

midfield, towards rear after 3f

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 466-04 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
All 20 starts on the AW, completing hat-tricks in early 2021 and 2022; was having his second start back from 432 days off when fourth of eight at Wolverhampton (16.5f, Tapeta) last month; still 3lb below last winning mark and worth a second look.
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3rd

11

(10)

24th Nov 2023

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Autonomy

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

10/1

8

(6)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Autonomy

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Philip Kirby

Triple winner on Tapeta in spring 2022 (once over C&D); made low-key return from long absence at Southwell (1m3f) in September but his fourth here (2m) 12 days ago was a much better effort; still on a good mark; might be the answer.

9/2

4th

1

(6)

21st Oct 2023

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2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Autonomy

9st 13lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Triple winner on Tapeta in spring 2022 (1m4f-1m6f) but made low-key return from long absence at Southwell (1m3f) last month and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 142-30 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Both wins this year have come over fences, including last month; three-time winner over this trip at Bath in 2020/21, but beaten a long way there in September and is 0-8 on the AW; others more solid.
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4th

1

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Hidden Depths

9st 13lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

4th

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Hidden Depths

12st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

5/2

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Sedgefield

Hidden Depths

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear

6/1

5th
12 (11)
Prince Abu

10/1

Form: 087653 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Three of his four wins have come here including two over this trip; losing run up to 13, but looked about ready to strike when beaten a neck and a short head into third of seven behind Shadowfax at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) a fortnight ago; 7lb below last winning mark and interesting back here.
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8

(11)

23rd Jan 2024

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1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Prince Abu

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Conditions to suit and, although he drew a blank last year, his near miss over C&D last month brings him right into the reckoning; not so good either start since (not seen to best effect on penultimate start) and others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

9th

11

(7)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:38 Southwell (AW)

Prince Abu

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, held up in last, outpaced over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

6/1

Form: 23/88- C

Last run: 551 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
In fine form between April and August 2021 (record 111223) including finishing first and second over 1m4f on the Fibresand here; well held in two starts on turf in the spring of last year and now returns from another 551 days off; best watched unless market positive; stable also runs Kiss My Face.
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6th

13

(11)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

King Viktor

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

disputed lead, led at slow pace after 2f

12/1

3rd

5

(7)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

King Viktor

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

pressed leader, pushed along to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

9/4

4

(2)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

King Viktor

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Promise here on his return from a long absence in November and he found plenty for pressure when landing a C&D handicap 12 days ago; 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

5/2

33/1

Form: 09/050 D

Last run: 285 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Winner of 11 races in his career, including three over hurdles at Newton Abbot this summer; won at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) and Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) at the start of 2019, but his six efforts on the AW since then leave something to be desired.
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7th

6

(7)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Clearance

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Michael Blake

dwelt start, in rear

33/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

16:07 Fontwell

Clearance

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

Won three times on good ground at Newton Abbot during the summer; dropped his guard when a remote third at Stratford but still on a fair mark if bouncing back from that.

10/1

3rd

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:15 Stratford

Clearance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Michael Blake

prominent, dropped to last when outpaced after 2 out, no chance but kept on run-in, went third again final strides

4/1

Form: 127971 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Made a winning return here (1m4f) in March and made a successful debut for this yard in an apprentice handicap under Brandon Wilkie at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) ten days ago; avoids a penalty for that (3lb well in), but mixed messages from his previous attempts beyond 1m4f; major player if he stays.
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8th

4

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Carlos Felix

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

3/1

1st

3

(6)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Carlos Felix

10st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Ex-Phil Kirby; two good runs in 1m4f AW handicaps in the spring (won at Southwell in March) but disappointing since, including back at Southwell last time; bit to prove on debut for new trainer.

10/1

7th

13

(2)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Carlos Felix

8st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Philip Kirby

Slow starter; races on AW since the start of 2022 have produced form figures of 22212 with the win coming over C&D; below form in two turf efforts last month.

16/1

Form: 212147

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m4f on Tapeta at Newcastle and Wolverhampton in the spring and probably needed his return from six months off at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) 23 days ago, but this trip appeared to just stretch him when sixth of 12 over C&D in February.
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6th

1

(4)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Bristol Hill

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Frost

Has C&D form; below best this winter but becoming better treated and he didn't do at all badly when third of ten in a fair race at Newcastle (1m4f) recently; of interest with Oisin Murphy up for the first time.

3/1

3rd

7

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:57 Newcastle (AW)

Bristol Hill

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Kevin Frost

slowly into stride, took keen hold, in rear

5/1

6th

7

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bristol Hill

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

Dual Tapeta winner last spring and 3lb lower than when successful over C&D on the second occasion, but he needs to improve on his last two efforts if he is to take advantage.

16/1

20/1

Form: 217376 C

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Won four in a row for Tony Carroll at the end of 2020, including twice on the Fibresand here (1m6f/2m2f), but successful in just one of his last 29 starts; makes his stable debut (same owner) after 79 days off and is back off his last winning mark, but he may need further than this now; yard also runs Clearance.
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10th

3

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Social City

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Blake

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly led after 4f

20/1

6th

1

(9)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Social City

10st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

7yo who was well held at Salisbury (1m6f) last month but that was after a creditable third on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (2m) and he won at Lingfield in June; still looks feasibly treated on that form and he's not ruled out back up in trip.

10/1

7th

4

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Social City

10st 1lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

First turf success at Lingfield (2m, good to firm) in June but, not for the first time, he was well beaten on good to soft next time and his latest third was on AW; the state of the ground is clearly important.

12/1

Form: 498241 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the 12th attempt under a positive ride at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack; first-time cheekpieces) a fortnight ago; only had a neck to spare, but is just 1lb higher and there don't seem to be many established front-runners lined up against him, so he could enjoy the run of the race.
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10th

5

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Shadowfax

9st 7lb

T: Michael Appleby

Off the mark at the 12th attempt, making most at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack; first-time cheekpieces) last month; however, tailed-off last when he again made the running in cheekpieces over C&D 13 days ago.

12/1

11th

10

(1)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Shadowfax

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

led, briefly headed after 4f, headed and prominent after 7f

10/1

1st

5

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Shadowfax

9st 4lb

T: Michael Appleby

led, pushed along over 2f out, hung right and headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, led again towards finish, gamely

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £19.10
Straight Forecast £17.52
Tricast £186.80
Trifecta £264.40

Selections

The Times:

Carlos Felix

SPOTLIGHT:

Prince Abu

POSTDATA:

Eagle's Realm

RP RATINGS:

Prince Abu

The Star:

Prince Abu

Telegraph:

Eagle's Realm

Daily Record:

Eagle's Realm

The Guardian:

Carlos Felix

Daily Mail:

Carlos Felix

D Express:

Carlos Felix

Daily Mirror:

Carlos Felix

The Sun:

Carlos Felix