January 07 / 17.00 Wolverhampton (AW)

17.00

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  • Prize money: £7851
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 55354-

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden; finished closer on last two outings, latterly when a never-nearer fourth of 11 over C&D 11 days ago (slowly away from wide draw); each-way claims.
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5th

10

(5)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Charlies Choice

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Bang-in-form 4yo who won here (9.4f) and at Kempton (1m3f) last month; moves up in grade again today but is not fully exposed after only eight starts and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

5/2

1st

5

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Charlies Choice

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when rewarding market support at Wolverhampton 24 days ago (9.5f); returning to a longer trip shouldn't be an issue and he's one to consider despite the step back up in class.

7/2

1st

10

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Charlies Choice

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd
2 (12)
Masqool

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 55647- C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Effective here; won twice over 1m2f last spring; not quite so good in recent starts (7f was too short on latest) but has shown enough off reduced marks to suggest he should not be far away.
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10th

8

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Masqool

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: James Evans

Nothing wrong with his consistency and when sixth last week at Southwell he wasn't beaten far; this looks a bit tougher than usual for him and most of his form is at shorter.

14/1

6th

8

(2)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Masqool

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: James Evans

Very consistent this year, producing form figures of 221124; did well to finish 2l fourth at Wolverhampton most recently, as he met traffic issues and the drop back to 8.5f didn't look ideal; likely player, despite remaining on career-high mark.

12/1

4th

1

(3)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Masqool

9st 11lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: James Evans

Has form figures of 22112 (over 9.5f/1m2f) this year, beaten narrowly here most recently; now has to overcome a career-high mark and drop back in trip but his recent consistency is a selling point.

9/2

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 67361- CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Best when winning in clearcut style from off the pace in a ten-runner handicap over C&D eight days ago, getting off the mark at the seventh attempt; major player despite 6lb rise.
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6th

6

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Shaheen Saqaar

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Well beaten last September on sole turf start (1m, soft) but this lightly raced 4yo has staged a transformation since and won on AW (9.4f) in December; major player if good form continues on first run since January.

9/2

6th

6

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Shaheen Saqaar

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Well beaten last September on sole turf start (1m, soft) but this lightly raced 4yo has staged a transformation since and won on AW (9.4f) in December; major player if good form continues on first run since January.

9/2

3rd

1

(9)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shaheen Saqaar

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield

11/4

Form: 90750- BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Missed nearly all of 2021, all of 2022 and his 2023 campaign did not go well, despite a big fall in the weights; however, he finished closer on penultimate start and didn't get the best of runs when joint-favourite on latest, so all hope may not be lost.
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8th

4

(8)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Rise Hall

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Losing run up to 16, but having tumbled down the weights his last two efforts have been encouraging, including when fourth of eight in a slightly better contest over C&D last time (third has won since); down another 1lb and high on the list.

4/1

4th

6

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rise Hall

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

dwelt start, led soon after start, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost two places inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 10605-

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Both wins at Yarmouth (11.5f) on turf; latest start was a step back in the right direction (50-1 fifth of 12 at Southwell) but he's never raced over a trip this short and his AW record is not compelling.
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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

9/1

Form: 39072-

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Debut (2021) was his only win from nine starts for Archie Watson; bits of fair form since, though, including when second of eight here (8.6f) eight days ago on second start for new stable; that performance and his pedigree give encouragement for this second crack at today's trip.
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5th

2

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Verona Star

11st 1lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

Successful for today's rider in a Wolverhampton handicap in February off 2lb lower; not in quite the same form in either subsequent run and another who could do with settling better; drop in class a plus though.

7/1

5th

2

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Verona Star

11st 1lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

Successful for today's rider in a Wolverhampton handicap in February off 2lb lower; not in quite the same form in either subsequent run and another who could do with settling better; drop in class a plus though.

7/1

6th

7

(4)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Verona Star

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders soon after start

16/1

25/1

Form: 46500-

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Slow starter; began his 2023 campaign with two good runs over 1m at Chelmsford but he's failed to get competitive since; back from three months off this time and his peak mark last year was 11lb higher.
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6th

6

(1)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Hotspur Harry

9st 5lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Robert Eddery

in rear

7/2

2nd

2

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Hotspur Harry

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Robert Eddery

Tapeta winner over this trip and very well handicapped on his two placed efforts here (1m) last April, but regressive since and just 2-40; others much more convincing.

14/1

7th

8

(8)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Hotspur Harry

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

took keen hold, towards rear

10/1

Form: 37809- C

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Never figured for new yard over 1m on last two outings and he is usually seen over further than this too, with his two wins last June having come at this track but over 1m4f and 1m6f; 4lb below his last winning mark but best watched for the time being.
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7th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

7th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

2nd

1

(2)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 9lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Successful over C&D off 12lb higher last summer; a lot of his runs since joining this yard have been over much shorter trips and he offered encouragement for this return to 1m6f when staying on for fourth over 1m4f at Southwell; needs considering.

11/4

Form: 53769- D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Has another career-low mark but there's been no win since 2021 in his Irish days; recent runs, including two at this track, do not suggest he's about to break that sequence.
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4th

6

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Alexandra Dunn

Flat turf/hurdles winner who is 0-10 on the AW, but a fair effort when a staying-on third of nine in a 0-50 classified event over C&D last month; each-way possibilities again.

8/1

4th

6

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Alexandra Dunn

Flat turf/hurdles winner who is 0-10 on the AW, but a fair effort when a staying-on third of nine in a 0-50 classified event over C&D last month; each-way possibilities again.

8/1

3rd

4

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Multiple turf winner at up to 11.5f; unplaced in nine starts on AW; drops in grade but others preferred.

8/1

Form: 24226- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Races freely and latest start was not his best but he was highly competitive in most of his other appearances at Wolverhampton (8.6f/9.4f) last year, including a win in September, and has to be in each-way calculations.
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10th

4

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Prince Ali

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Last 13 starts have been on the Wolverhampton Tapeta and has mainly been running well since winning off this mark there (8.6f) last September; however, he was well held in one go on Polytrack so has something to prove.

8/1

10th

4

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Prince Ali

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Last 13 starts have been on the Wolverhampton Tapeta and has mainly been running well since winning off this mark there (8.6f) last September; however, he was well held in one go on Polytrack so has something to prove.

8/1

3rd

2

(2)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Prince Ali

9st 9lb

J: Archie Young

T: Deborah Faulkner

Last win came under Archie Young (over C&D from a similar mark) last September; consistent since, finishing runner-up on no fewer than four occasions, including when chasing home a stablemate of Plumette over 9.5f here last Friday.

4/1

Form: 4/141-

Last run: 304 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Can make the running; last seen on the Flat last January-March, including with two 1m2f wins on Newcastle Tapeta (all six AW runs have been at that track); he's also been in cracking form over hurdles since, including winning his last two outings, so needs major respect.
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6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointed at Wolverhampton on his return to the Flat 11 weeks ago but he'd been in rude health over hurdles beforehand; has two C&D wins on his record but others are more appealing in today's field.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £25.70
Straight Forecast £23.30
Tricast £60.60
Trifecta £107.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shaheen Saqaar

The Sun:

Russian Virtue

D Express:

Further Measure

RP RATINGS:

Masqool

POSTDATA:

Shaheen Saqaar

NEWMARKET:

Shaheen Saqaar

The Times:

Shaheen Saqaar

Telegraph:

Shaheen Saqaar

Daily Mirror:

Shaheen Saqaar

The Star:

Shaheen Saqaar

Daily Record:

Shaheen Saqaar