December 21 / 18.15 Southwell (AW)

18.15

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BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 3f 23y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 402161

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Took a while to break the maiden but in excellent fettle since early October (form figures 2161); dictated the tempo when justifying favouritism in clearcut fashion at Lingfield (1m4f) last week; has 5lb penalty but 5lb claimer Gina Mangan is booked.
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5th

6

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Hill Station

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/1

5th

6

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Hill Station

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing third inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

5/1

1st

7

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hill Station

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent on outer

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 521333 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Leicester winner in September (1m2f, good to soft; from 4lb lower) who has continued to run creditably, including when third last time under a welter burden at Newcastle (12.5f; runner-up twice successful since); seemingly needs to find a fraction extra; all Southwell wins were on Fibresand.
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4th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bay Of Naples

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Three of his six wins have come here (1m3f/1m4f) and was running consistently well up until January, but quiet in his last three starts; just 1lb above his last winning mark, but he needs a resurgence with cheekpieces reapplied.

16/1

4th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bay Of Naples

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Three of his six wins have come here (1m3f/1m4f) and was running consistently well up until January, but quiet in his last three starts; just 1lb above his last winning mark, but he needs a resurgence with cheekpieces reapplied.

16/1

9th

7

(3)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Bay Of Naples

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Without an AW win since February 2021 (1m3f here; on Fibresand) but he has had C&D placings and did score on turf last September; solid sequence came to an end on penultimate start but latest wasn't too bad and he now has a switch from recent cheekpieces to blinkers.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-7267

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Pipped when sporting first-time headgear (hood) at Yarmouth (11.5f Class 5, soft) in October; less effective under different tactics (prominently ridden) since, possibly having stamina overstretched at 12.5f-1m6f; headgear removed and this race looks a more suitable option.
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3rd

7

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Luna Effect

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Ten-race maiden but he has run well in defeat off this mark on his last three starts, most recently at Newcastle two weeks ago (1m4f); was sent off at odds-on there - the fourth time he's been a beaten favourite - but he still looks likely to run his race and he holds place claims at least in new headgear.

3/1

2nd

4

(2)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle (AW)

Luna Effect

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second throughout, pressed leader 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held

8/13

2nd

10

(1)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Luna Effect

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

0-8 but has shown ability, as when beaten a head at Yarmouth (11.5f, soft; first-time hood) in October and when third of 12 minus the headgear here (1m3f) last month; possibilities if repeating that form off the same mark.

5/2

Form: 325V35

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Yet to win (0-11) but placed on five starts; usually races freely and wasn't particularly strong in the finish when fifth (behind today's rival Jumeira Vision) at Chelmsford a fortnight ago; stamina reserves are a legitimate concern on first attempt over 1m3f.
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3rd

3

(5)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Swing To The Stars

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders but raced wide early, headway to lead after 2f

3/1

4th

7

(11)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Swing To The Stars

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

slowly into stride, midfield, some headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

14/1

5th

10

(13)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Swing To The Stars

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

25/1

Form: 771060 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Both wins at Yarmouth (11.5f); has beaten only a single rival in three attempts since winning in May; tough to consider, despite easing 2lb since recent run at Newcastle (12.5f) which came after five months off.
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8th

4

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Franco Grasso

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Frost

Both wins have come at Yarmouth (11.5f), the most recent from 4lb higher in May last year; may not have liked the soft ground at Doncaster (1m2f) last month, but still needs the return of the blinkers to have a positive effect.

12/1

8th

4

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Franco Grasso

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Frost

Both wins have come at Yarmouth (11.5f), the most recent from 4lb higher in May last year; may not have liked the soft ground at Doncaster (1m2f) last month, but still needs the return of the blinkers to have a positive effect.

12/1

12th

9

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Franco Grasso

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Kevin Frost

Both turf wins over about 1m3f at Yarmouth (good to firm and good; probably handles soft); running into form on AW, doing well when fifth over inadequate 1m1f at Wolverhampton in January, and the greater the stamina test this becomes the better; can go well fresh and has possibilities.

16/1

Form: 9430

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced; well-held third in a 1m novice at Newcastle (80-1) in October and weakened quickly (11th of 12) when upped to 12.5f there for recent handicap debut; blinkers first time but he is difficult to fancy; rider Sorin Moldoveanu is 0-19.
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6th

6

(7)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Outpaced at a crucial stage but still managed to get off the mark at the sixth attempt (fifth for this yard) at Lingfield four weeks ago; this track may suit better kept to the same trip; respected up 4lb.

4/1

1st

5

(6)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Recorded his best RPR thus far when sixth of 12 in a 1m3f handicap at Southwell five weeks ago (blinkered first time); sent off at 125-1 on that occasion (ridden by a 7lb claimer) and didn't shape as though the return to 1m was the obvious move.

12/1

6th

8

(4)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Delta Legend

9st 5lb

J: Sorin Moldoveanu

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

28/1

OUR TIP

Form: 632315

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Gained reward for a series of consistent efforts when scoring at Wolverhampton (1m4f Class 6; from a 3lb lower mark) on penultimate start; ran creditably at Lingfield next time and, even if she's possibly a shade high in the weights, should run her usual solid race.
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5th

2

(12)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Hashtagmetoo

9st 10lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Both wins last year came at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) and runner-up there in January on her latest start; each-way claims on that but has a little more to prove at Southwell.

12/1

2nd

2

(6)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hashtagmetoo

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Below par elsewhere the last twice; has a consistent record at Wolverhampton and scored off just 2lb lower on most recent visit (October); shortlisted.

4/1

Form: 347380

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Maiden (0-14); has failed to build on a respectable third on stable debut at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Class 5 apprentices' handicap) in November; has fallen to a career-low mark but it's difficult to retain the faith, with a hood newly applied on this occasion.
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8th

9

(5)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Dancing Gypsy

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out

12/1

11

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dancing Gypsy

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Ran well when third on his stable debut here (9.4f) last month but faded out of it over 1m2f at Newcastle since, taking his record to 0-13; drops back in trip.

14/1

8th

3

(8)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

12:25 Newcastle (AW)

Dancing Gypsy

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David Loughnane

3yo who is 0-12 but, having edged down the weights, he ran well when third on his stable debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, Tapeta) on Monday; that was his first run since July and he could have more to offer for this yard.

6/1

Form: 569-P9

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden with modest form; down the field on return from a lengthy absence (finished lame at Bath previously) at Wolverhampton just over a fortnight ago; tackles a new trip - dam was a 1m2f winner - from a falling mark.
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10th

8

(7)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Madam Macho

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Poor maiden who came in only ninth of 12 in 1m3f Southwell handicap nine days ago; others are preferred.

14/1

9th

11

(10)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Madam Macho

9st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly after 2f, headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

33/1

9th

8

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Madam Macho

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Modest maiden as juvenile; off since pulled up in 1m Bath handicap in April and has something to prove on her comeback run.

50/1

Form: 578314

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Raised his game since sent handicapping, winning at Wolverhampton (9.5f Class 6, from 2lb lower) on penultimate start; creditable fourth with first-time cheekpieces at Chelmsford (1m2f) next time and that form could be franked by runner-up Khangai in the first division at 5.45; noteworthy.
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6th

4

(2)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Ayr

Jumeira Vision

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Katie Scott

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened

9/2

6th

4

(2)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Ayr

Jumeira Vision

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Katie Scott

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened

9/2

5th

1

(5)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jumeira Vision

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Katie Scott

9.5f course winner last November, when on this mark and with Archie Watson; not far off that level in three of his four subsequent starts; changed hands for 8,000gns since his 2l third here (1m4f; first-time blinkers) last month; drops back again in trip for stable debut; each-way player.

8/1

11th
10 (6)
Lochnaver

5/1

Form: 309621 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Back to form on AW at Newcastle last month, making amends for a near miss when winning a 1m2f handicap (Class 6; from 4lb lower) last time with a degree of authority; player under the 3lb claimer Mark Winn on this first visit to Southwell.
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6th

11

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, in rear early, headway into midfield after 1f

12/1

4th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Didn't have the race run to suit down to 1m here last Friday and needs considering on her previous C&D near-miss (four of tonight's rivals behind); goes on the shortlist.

5/1

5th

12

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

Well handicapped and travelled well before going down narrowly over 1m2f here recently; the obvious worry is that it's been a long time since she ran over 1m (stays 1m4f).

7/1

Form: 025500 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
2-39, with last win coming at Chelmsford (1m2f) over a year ago; nothing positive in two starts since changing hands; masses to find with Lochnaver from Newcastle; look elsewhere.
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11th

14

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

Persian Wolf

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Derek Shaw

Dual AW winner at up to 10.5f; unplaced on turf; well beaten on his last two starts; others preferred.

50/1

11th

14

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

Persian Wolf

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Derek Shaw

awkward start, towards rear

50/1

8th

9

(9)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Persian Wolf

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Derek Shaw

Both wins came over 1m2f in 2022; well treated on old form but he's generally struggled since November and is untried at this trip; opposable.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £24.30
Straight Forecast £31.55
Tricast £107.66
Trifecta £149.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hill Station

POSTDATA:

Lochnaver

The Guardian:

Bay Of Naples

The Times:

Swing To The Stars

NEWMARKET:

Luna Effect

Telegraph:

Franco Grasso

The Sun:

Hashtagmetoo

RP RATINGS:

Hill Station

Daily Mail:

Hill Station

The Star:

Hill Station

Daily Mirror:

Lochnaver

Daily Record:

Lochnaver

D Express:

Bay Of Naples