January 06 / 16.30 Southwell (AW)

16.30

Standard

BetMGM: It’s Showtime Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3942
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 32-

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
33-1 for Newbury debut last June (about 6f) and did extremely well to be third of ten in a warm race; having first race since when a persevering second at Chelmsford (6f) 26 days ago and should have plenty going for him here; yard won this race in 2023 with one who had a similar profile.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Roman Emperor

8st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: John Ryan

Creditable efforts in useful sprint handicaps since his novice win in January; not sure he's well enough treated for this though.

20/1

5th

1

(2)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Roman Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: John Ryan

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

6

(5)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Roman Emperor

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: John Ryan

Runner-up in both handicaps, chasing home Photosynthesis at Lingfield on the first occasion; connections now try cheekpieces and he's likely to be in the thick of it.

11/2

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 52-

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Supported in the market for 7f Wolverhampton debut but no meaningful impact; ran well for a long way over the same trip at Newcastle 28 days ago, when no match for a useful winner, and the drop in trip with a visor added is an interesting move; more going for him than most.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

2

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:52 Ripon

Artistic Mission

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

awkward start

5/1

6th

2

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:52 Ripon

Artistic Mission

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

awkward start

5/1

6th

3

(9)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:27 Catterick

Artistic Mission

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

raced wide, in touch with leaders, pressed leaders on outer home turn, ridden when unbalanced and bumped rival 2f out

5/1

3rd
5 (4)
Novarro

100/30

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
110,000gns yearling; half-brother to three winners including Secret Angel (6f including 2yo Listed) and Queensbrydge (7f 2yo/1m AW; 89); dam 6f-8.5f winner (including 2yo/AW/GB and US Listed), half-sister to useful 6f winner Summerinthecity; may well be sharp for debut; market revealing.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(4)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Novarro

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

led

9/2

3rd

5

(4)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Novarro

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

110,000gns yearling; half-brother to three winners including Secret Angel (6f including 2yo Listed) and Queensbrydge (7f 2yo/1m AW; 89); dam 6f-8.5f winner (including 2yo/AW/GB and US Listed), half-sister to useful 6f winner Summerinthecity; may well be sharp for debut; market revealing.

100/30

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
50,000gns foal, 40,000gns yearling; third foal; by Showcasing; dam 1m2f AW winner (RPR 89), closely related to 1m Group 1 winner Mustashry out of 1m winning half-sister to 1m4f Group 2 winner Maraahel; early signs are that he will need more of a test than 6f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(6)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Robs Umberella

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Showed ability when fourth of eight on his debut here (6f) last month and improved when filling the same position at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) 16 days later; going up another furlong should suit on breeding and one for the shortlist.

3/1

4th

8

(10)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Robs Umberella

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

40,000gns yearling; well-held fourth of eight on his recent Southwell debut (6f, Tapeta) but he ran green after a slow start and did make some late headway; should know more this time and he looks a likely improver upped in trip; one of two runners for Richard Fahey.

16/1

4th

6

(3)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Robs Umberella

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

50,000gns foal, 40,000gns yearling; third foal; by Showcasing; dam 1m2f AW winner (RPR 89), closely related to 1m Group 1 winner Mustashry out of 1m winning half-sister to 1m4f Group 2 winner Maraahel; early signs are that he will need more of a test than 6f.

7/1

Form: 87-

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held first two starts, over 6f at Newcastle and 7f on this track, finishing 2.5l behind Eastern Dream on the latter occasion; open to improvement, possibly when handicapping.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(1)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Consort

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Julie Camacho

Steadily improving and finished a creditable third of 12 behind a subsequent winner on handicap debut over C&D in January (just over a length behind Likeashadow); open to further progress and holds each-way claims again.

9/2

3rd

5

(4)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Consort

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Julie Camacho

Hint of promise in the last of his three qualifying runs at Southwell (6f, Tapeta) three weeks ago and his pedigree suggests stepping back up in trip will suit on handicap debut; market may be revealing.

10/1

5th

4

(7)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Noble Consort

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Well held first two starts, over 6f at Newcastle and 7f on this track, finishing 2.5l behind Eastern Dream on the latter occasion; open to improvement, possibly when handicapping.

20/1

8/1

Form: 05-

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both races over 7f but looks quite speedy and he couldn't sustain his effort after racing prominently in a race won by a smart newcomer here last month; could well be a sprinter and considered on first 6f run.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(3)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eastern Dream

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: James Tate

took keen hold, prominent, went second over 1f out, weakened and lost three places inside final furlong

8/1

7th

5

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Eastern Dream

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: James Tate

midfield

10/1

3rd

4

(10)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Eastern Dream

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: James Tate

Lightly raced but beaten about 10l in his last two races (both here) and looks risky with a hood applied for handicap debut.

10/1

100/1

Form: 08-

Last run: 102 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Triple-figure prices and no serious form claims on her 6f and 5f turf runs in September; handicaps are likely to prove safer havens.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

14:52 Lingfield (AW)

Kohana Girl

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: J R Jenkins

midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear 3f out, soon no impression

16/1

5th

4

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

14:52 Lingfield (AW)

Kohana Girl

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: J R Jenkins

midfield, outpaced and dropped to rear 3f out, soon no impression

16/1

7th

8

(6)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Kohana Girl

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: J R Jenkins

Triple-figure prices and no serious form claims on her 6f and 5f turf runs in September; handicaps are likely to prove safer havens.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
£14,000 yearling; gelded son of Due Diligence; dam 1m4f AW winner (RPR 59), half-sister to winners Just Little (French 1m1f Group 3), Bertie's Best (Listed-placed 6f-7.5f including 2yo) and River Derwent (7f/1m); pedigree suggests longer trips will be in order.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(4)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell (AW)

Diligent Henry

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Shaped with more promise than eventual 15l defeat might suggest when fifth of 12 at Newcastle (7f) last month, his second start, but will find much easier opportunities than this in due course.

66/1

5th

2

(4)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Diligent Henry

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

33-1 and always behind when a remote last of eight on his Southwell debut last month (6f); hard to fancy on that evidence.

100/1

8th

2

(8)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Diligent Henry

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jessica Macey

£14,000 yearling; gelded son of Due Diligence; dam 1m4f AW winner (RPR 59), half-sister to winners Just Little (French 1m1f Group 3), Bertie's Best (Listed-placed 6f-7.5f including 2yo) and River Derwent (7f/1m); pedigree suggests longer trips will be in order.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.80
Straight Forecast £5.47
Trifecta £13.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Roman Emperor

The Times:

Novarro

POSTDATA:

Artistic Mission

D Express:

Artistic Mission

RP RATINGS:

Roman Emperor

NEWMARKET:

Roman Emperor

The Guardian:

Roman Emperor

Daily Mail:

Roman Emperor

The Sun:

Roman Emperor

The Star:

Roman Emperor

Telegraph:

Novarro

Daily Mirror:

Novarro

Daily Record:

Novarro