December 22 / 14.42 Southwell (AW)

14.42

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  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 2m 0f 102y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 465311

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Did not progress over 1m4f after her novice win in July but scored at Wolverhampton when upped to 1m6f last month and followed up at Lingfield 17 days ago on her first attempt at 2m; raised another 3lb and probably needs further improvement but she could easily have more to offer as a stayer.
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1st

9

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Sea Me Dance

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Did not progress over 1m4f after her novice win in July but scored at Wolverhampton when upped to 1m6f last month and followed up at Lingfield 17 days ago on her first attempt at 2m; raised another 3lb and probably needs further improvement but she could easily have more to offer as a stayer.

9/2

1st

7

(3)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Sea Me Dance

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Did not progress after her 1m4f novice win in July but scored at Wolverhampton when upped to 1m6f last month and has possibilities off today's 3lb higher mark if today's even longer trip suits.

4/1

1st

6

(10)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sea Me Dance

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: S Woods

midfield

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 116581

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Joined this yard in August and has had three wins since, the latest when arriving late on the scene under Joe Leavy in 2m apprentice event on Lingfield Polytrack on Wednesday; escapes a penalty and on the shortlist.
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3rd

1

(2)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Western Stars

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Jim Boyle

Versatile type who won at 1m2f, 11.4f and 2m last year, including on soft and good ground on turf; now 1lb lower than for last success but he's been out of sorts in his two runs this spring and needs to get back on track.

16/1

3rd
1 (4)
Aqwaam

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 202112 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Found his niche as an AW stayer in recent outings, including wins at Chelmsford (1m6f) and Newcastle (2m; from Animato and others in this); good second over C&D in hat-trick bid one week ago and should go well again.
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6th

11

(6)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Aqwaam

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

One run here early in career; had a very solid 12 months or so, including reaching new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign, before his disappointing no-show at Kempton five weeks ago; produced late to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (2m) eight days earlier but needs better off this 4lb higher mark and needs much better than earlier turf form.

12/1

6th

11

(6)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Aqwaam

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

One run here early in career; had a very solid 12 months or so, including reaching new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign, before his disappointing no-show at Kempton five weeks ago; produced late to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (2m) eight days earlier but needs better off this 4lb higher mark and needs much better than earlier turf form.

12/1

7th

10

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Has had a very solid last 12 months or so and reached new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign since October, including at 2m over which he was produced late on to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (Polytrack; unraced here) eight days ago; up another 4lb but going great guns.

9/1

20/1

Form: 034100

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Coped well with the major step up to 1m6f when scoring at Redcar in October; tailed off on Newcastle AW (1m4f/2m; has won twice there) both starts since, with a respiratory noise reported both times; most therefore seems to hinge on the effects of his wind surgery 23 days ago.
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10th

1

(2)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Award Dancer

9st 12lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Fourth in three starts off this mark since returning from wind surgery, including twice over C&D, the latest ten days ago (winner has gone in again since); should go well again but a bit more is needed for the win.

15/2

4th

9

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Award Dancer

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders on inner

11/1

4th

1

(7)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Award Dancer

9st 13lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

midfield

13/2

8/1

Form: 356316 C BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
3yo who is 3-9 on AW, surging 6l clear on his step up to 2m at Newcastle (Tapeta) on penultimate start; cheekpieces were added that day and have been kept since, with a creditable sixth off this 7lb higher mark to Aqwaam at Newcastle on latest outing; thereabouts.
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7th

10

(11)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Haaland

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Gay Kelleway

Won easily at Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) in October when wearing cheekpieces for the first time (retained since); hasn't run badly the next twice but needs to better those performances if he's to return to winning ways.

12/1

5th

7

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Haaland

9st 5lb

J: George Bass

T: Gay Kelleway

led

8/1

6th

8

(6)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Haaland

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Gay Kelleway

awkward start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders on outer

3/1

Form: 748332

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Still seeking his first win after 18 attempts; there have been five seconds, including over 2m at Chelmsford on latest outing, so he has place claims again.
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4th

8

(8)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Running well lately as when beaten a short head here (1m6f; first-time blinkers) in January and when beaten a neck off this mark at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) 13 days ago; now 0-22, though, and others look more solid.

5/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Still seeking his first win after 21 starts but he has finished second twice this winter, missing out by just a short head at Southwell last month (1m6f; blinkered for the first time); creditable third over C&D four weeks ago; each-way shout.

5/1

3rd

7

(6)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to register a victory but he benefited from a change of headgear (blinkers replaced cheekpieces) when edged out by Barrel Aged in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago; bold showing is on the cards on 1lb better terms.

4/1

20/1

Form: 59-515 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
With new yard last four starts and back to form on last three, including a win; they were all 2m hurdle races but she also won over 2m on Newcastle AW Flat in June (did it well in a four-runner race); wore cheekpieces that day and on her only Flat run since, but they are off today; considered.
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3rd

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

East End Girl

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

raced in second, not fluent 4th, pressed leader 5th, led home turn, pushed along and headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/4

7th

6

(11)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

East End Girl

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Alastair Ralph

With new yard last four starts and back to form on last three, including a win; they were all 2m hurdle races but she also won over 2m on Newcastle AW Flat in June (did it well in a four-runner race); wore cheekpieces that day and on her only Flat run since, but they are off today; considered.

20/1

2nd

1

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

14:45 Doncaster

East End Girl

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

With new yard for last three starts and back to form on last two, winning at Hereford (2m, good) last time; probably act on soft; back up 3lb but should be seriously involved in this weak race.

11/4

14/1

Form: 243325

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Reached the frame for the fifth race in succession when second to Aqwaam over 2m at Newcastle on AW debut in first-time cheekpieces, which have been kept since; not quite so good at Chelmsford (1m6f) last Friday but this return to 2m and Tapeta may help.
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1st

1

(3)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Animato

9st 11lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Not the best of strike-rates (3-22) but latest win was off 12lb higher in July 2022 (1m4f, good to firm); fair form this year, last time finishing 4l second of four at Ayr (1m7f, good; 11-8 favourite); each-way chance.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 457464 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Can front-run; 2lb higher at Goodwood (2m) in June when he registered his only win this year; some respectable efforts since, including when fourth to Aqwaam at Newcastle last time, but others are preferred for the win.
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3rd

4

(6)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Pons Aelius

9st 10lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won 2m Goodwood handicap off 10lb higher last June (good to firm); mainly disappointing on the AW this year; conditions suit but bit to prove.

8/1

3rd

4

(6)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Pons Aelius

9st 10lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won 2m Goodwood handicap off 10lb higher last June (good to firm); mainly disappointing on the AW this year; conditions suit but bit to prove.

8/1

6th

4

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Pons Aelius

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

A fairly useful 2m winner last summer but he's yet to fire in two runs this year, visored when coming in last of 12 at Lingfield (2m) 13 days ago; has a bit to prove.

11/1

Form: 076343 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
8yo who is 0-10 this year despite coming steadily down the weights; the move back up from 1m6f can help and he probably won't be far away but others are preferred for win purposes.
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7th

6

(8)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smart Champion

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Has been a useful stayer in his time but losing run is up to 16, despite him having fallen 21lb below his last winning mark, and last two efforts were well below his best; best to look elsewhere.

10/1

7th

6

(8)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smart Champion

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Has been a useful stayer in his time but losing run is up to 16, despite him having fallen 21lb below his last winning mark, and last two efforts were well below his best; best to look elsewhere.

10/1

8th

6

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Smart Champion

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Defied a much higher mark over C&D in 2022; however, recent form is nowhere near that level and he finished behind two of these rivals here five weeks ago; losing sequence looks set to continue.

16/1

66/1

Form: -90P88 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, however.
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6th

8

(7)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Red Force One

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Won over hurdles at Huntingdon last May (2m4f, good) but disappointing on the Flat and over hurdles since.

33/1

6th

8

(7)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

14:47 Catterick

Red Force One

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Won over hurdles at Huntingdon last May (2m4f, good) but disappointing on the Flat and over hurdles since.

33/1

10th

3

(2)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Red Force One

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £31.40
Straight Forecast £24.98
Tricast £35.87
Trifecta £69.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Aqwaam

SPOTLIGHT:

Sea Me Dance

NEWMARKET:

Haaland

D Express:

Smart Champion

POSTDATA:

De Vega's Warrior

The Times:

Haaland

TOPSPEED:

Sea Me Dance

The Star:

Sea Me Dance

Daily Record:

Sea Me Dance

Telegraph:

Aqwaam

The Guardian:

Aqwaam

Daily Mail:

Aqwaam

Daily Mirror:

Aqwaam

The Sun:

Smart Champion