February 06 / 17.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £5757.4
  • 1m 5f 219y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 13517-

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Won twice on turf at Catterick (2m) last year, including from a 4lb lower mark on penultimate start for Jack Channon; sold for 14,000gns, and reverts to the AW - has a respectable back catalogue at this level - for stable debut off a near four-month absence; wise to let the market guide.
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7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

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9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Gary Brown

led, headed under 3f out

5/1

7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

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9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Gary Brown

led, headed under 3f out

5/1

2

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

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11st 4lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Four-time AW winner (1m6f-2m; all Class 6 handicaps); raced too freely and showed only minor promise on last month's hurdling debut at Ascot (2m3f, good) but today's race is much easier; considered each-way.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8507-4

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Just the single win from 30 starts, which came over 1m5f at Ayr (Class 6, good to firm) last June; slowly working his way back to form on the AW, but his latest Newcastle effort (fourth of five; 12.5f) didn't necessarily imply that his turn was imminent; 2lb lower.
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5th

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Running well on the AW before a respectable third over C&D two weeks ago; the concerns are his conversion rate of 1-36 and doubts about him soft ground should the rain set in.

9/2

5th

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Running well on the AW before a respectable third over C&D two weeks ago; the concerns are his conversion rate of 1-36 and doubts about him soft ground should the rain set in.

9/2

3rd

7

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ewan Whillans

Has very modest 1-35 strike-rate but the win was gained over C&D (on good to firm last June) and he returns here after keeping on well for second at Southwell (1m6f, AW) this month.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 466-7

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced filly; hasn't shown too much since joining Kevin Frost, but did make some late headway when seventh of ten on C&D handicap debut (beaten 4.75l; 33-1) three weeks ago; 2lb lower here; isn't a forlorn hope in a weak race.
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3rd

8

(8)

6th Feb 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

On Cloud

9st 4lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Kevin Frost

Lightly raced filly; hasn't shown too much since joining Kevin Frost, but did make some late headway when seventh of ten on C&D handicap debut (beaten 4.75l; 33-1) three weeks ago; 2lb lower here; isn't a forlorn hope in a weak race.

14/1

Form: 893-27 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Doesn't win too often (2-30), but has slipped down the weights and, in the main, has fared broadly okay (twice placed over 2m) since returning to the AW; his most recent Newcastle effort wasn't his best though, so he has some work to do with Eagle's Realm; a possible.
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3rd

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

The odd decent run this winter (including here) but ran poorly last time and he's 2-32 overall; others preferred.

7/1

10th

10

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-31), but has slipped down the weights and mostly creditable efforts since returning to AW, finishing fourth of eight over C&D last time.

13/2

4th

9

(9)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-30), but has slipped down the weights and, in the main, has fared broadly okay (twice placed over 2m) since returning to the AW; his most recent Newcastle effort wasn't his best though, so he has some work to do with Eagle's Realm; a possible.

9/2

Form: 51105-

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
No issue with AW, but has done the bulk of his winning on traditional summer tracks at Bath and Brighton (1m2f-1m4f); sits 6lb above his last winning mark, and is yet to compete over 1m6f, so it's difficult to know what to expect, especially off a near four-month absence.
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5th

5

(3)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Send In The Clouds

9st 10lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

No issue with AW, but has done the bulk of his winning on traditional summer tracks at Bath and Brighton (1m2f-1m4f); sits 6lb above his last winning mark, and is yet to compete over 1m6f, so it's difficult to know what to expect, especially off a near four-month absence.

6/1

5th

2

(8)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:55 Brighton

Send In The Clouds

9st 11lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

midfield, switched to near side over 3f out, headway 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

10th

1

(10)

25th Sep 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Send In The Clouds

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Tony Carroll

Won his third handicap in less than a month when doing it easily on soft ground last Monday; has no penalty for that (apprentice race) and, while this trip round here (still to win on Tapeta) is a minimum now, he holds obvious claims.

9/4

Form: 5335-8

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
No Flat win since April 2019; was returning from a break, so fared okay when a staying-on fifth of ten at Lingfield (2m, Class 5; 100-1) in December; more modest at Southwell (1m6f) subsequently; now a further 2lb lower again dropping back into a 0-65.
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2

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Grandee

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Came good over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in October 2022 but not seen over jumps since and has not been firing on all cylinders on the Flat this year.

14/1

2

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

Grandee

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jim & Suzi Best

held up in rear

14/1

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25/1

Form: /214-8 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Sole success from 15 starts came over 2m here (same mark) for Stuart Edmunds in January 2023; failed to make her presence felt (last of eight; first-time hood) when an unconsidered outsider on stable debut here over 1m4f last month; could strip fitter, but needs more.
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9th

8

(7)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Rendition

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

2m win at Wolverhampton off 2lb higher when trained by Stuart Edmunds; well beaten at big prices in two runs for new yard after an absence; hood left off today (often pulled for former yard); risk attached.

33/1

7th

3

(6)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rendition

9st 13lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Sole success from 15 starts came over 2m here (same mark) for Stuart Edmunds in January 2023; failed to make her presence felt (last of eight; first-time hood) when an unconsidered outsider on stable debut here over 1m4f last month; could strip fitter, but needs more.

25/1

8th

1

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rendition

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Alexandra Dunn

held up in rear on inner

14/1

Form: 04465-

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; failed to sparkle in three attempts on turf (1m2f-1m4f) last summer for this doubly represented trainer; gelded since then and in freefall in the handicap; should be fine on AW (debut) but stamina reserves are untested, and therefore questionable at 1m6f.
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10th

11

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Duke Of Vienna

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Fair form in his four Irish starts but unable to make a serious impact in his four races for this trainer; drops back again in trip; watching brief advised.

33/1

8th

6

(2)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Duke Of Vienna

9st 5lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Alexandra Dunn

Seven-race maiden; failed to sparkle in three attempts on turf (1m2f-1m4f) last summer for this doubly represented trainer; gelded since then and in freefall in the handicap; should be fine on AW (debut) but stamina reserves are untested, and therefore questionable at 1m6f.

25/1

5th

8

(8)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Duke Of Vienna

8st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Alexandra Dunn

Some promise for Jessica Harrington; bought for 10,000gns in July; poor form on both starts since; others stronger.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.90
Straight Forecast £11.54
Tricast £58.43
Trifecta £66.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Eagle's Realm

Daily Mail:

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The Star:

On Cloud

The Times:

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The Sun:

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RP RATINGS:

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POSTDATA:

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Telegraph:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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Daily Record:

Eagle's Realm