April 20 / 19.30 Nottingham

19.30

Soft

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  • 1m 2f 50y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2420-4

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Won twice for Ed Bethell last summer (7f/1m, AW/soft) and he was a fair fourth on last month's seasonal and stable debut when upped in trip at Doncaster (1m2f, soft); could build on that latest performance; chance.
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9th

17

(14)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:20 York

Powerful Response

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Geoffrey Harker

Got up close home at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) last month and fair, never-nearer fourth of 14 at Ayr (1m2f, good) nine days later; unraced beyond that and is not certain to stay 1m4f, either on pedigree or as he can race a bit freely.

12/1

9th

17

(14)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:20 York

Powerful Response

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Geoffrey Harker

Got up close home at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) last month and fair, never-nearer fourth of 14 at Ayr (1m2f, good) nine days later; unraced beyond that and is not certain to stay 1m4f, either on pedigree or as he can race a bit freely.

12/1

4th

11

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Powerful Response

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Geoffrey Harker

Built upon pleasing seasonal/stable debut when getting up close home at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) nine days ago; nudged up only 1lb for that and seems likely to be in the thick of things again.

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 40334-

Last run: 127 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
15-race maiden who returns from a break for this stable debut (ex-Gavin Cromwell); however, he's on a handy mark on his best Irish form (including on testing ground) and he's not ruled out; watch the betting.
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6th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian Williams

Failed to win in Ireland but he went close at Nottingham on his stable debut last month before an easy win at Pontefract nine days ago (1m2f, soft); 3lb well in under a penalty and the return of cheekpieces could have a positive effect; strong claims.

9/4

6th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:23 Chester

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian Williams

Failed to win in Ireland but he went close at Nottingham on his stable debut last month before an easy win at Pontefract nine days ago (1m2f, soft); 3lb well in under a penalty and the return of cheekpieces could have a positive effect; strong claims.

9/4

1st

6

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Giselles Defence

9st 1lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Ian Williams

Showed some fair form without winning for Gavin Cromwell and he made a good start for his new yard when runner-up in 1m2f Nottingham handicap 11 days ago; he can go well again off the same mark.

9/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 317-23 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Won twice last season (soft/heavy) and has run well to be placed on both starts this year (1m2f, soft/heavy); another win looks imminent.
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6th

9

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Big Bear Hug

8st 2lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Adam West

C&D winner on soft last year; has run well to be placed three times this spring (1m2f, soft/heavy), but more minor money is probably the best she can hope for here from well out of the weights.

16/1

6th

9

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Big Bear Hug

8st 2lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Adam West

C&D winner on soft last year; has run well to be placed three times this spring (1m2f, soft/heavy), but more minor money is probably the best she can hope for here from well out of the weights.

16/1

3rd

2

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Big Bear Hug

9st 11lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Adam West

Won twice last season (soft/heavy) and has run well to be placed on both starts this year (1m2f, soft/heavy); another win looks imminent.

11/4

16/1

Form: 22580- D

Last run: 206 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Poor 1-21 strike-rate and failed to threaten last year on final few runs for Michael Dods, but he's dropped to an attractive mark and has a pretty solid reappearance record; not written off on stable debut (same owners).
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11th

10

(10)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Berry Edge

9st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

His only win came back in July 2021; promising return to action at Nottingham three weeks ago when narrowly beaten into fourth (second has won easily since); each-way claims off the same mark.

8/1

11th

10

(10)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Berry Edge

9st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

slowly away, towards rear on inner

8/1

4th

10

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Berry Edge

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: David Thompson

Poor 1-21 strike-rate and failed to threaten last year on final few runs for Michael Dods, but he's dropped to an attractive mark and has a pretty solid reappearance record; not written off on stable debut (same owners).

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31456- CD

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Below par on stable debut over C&D (heavy) last October, after a break, and this 10yo has been absent since; however, this C&D winner is 1lb lower than when winning at Redcar (1m2f, soft) last April and is not ruled out.
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7th

5

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Lunar Jet

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

Suited by slow ground and was successful off 2lb higher at Redcar (1m2f, soft) last spring; made an encouraging return at Nottingham (close fifth) last month but all of his eight wins have been at 1m2f and he could be vulnerable to stronger stayers on this step back up in trip.

14/1

7th

5

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Lunar Jet

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

Suited by slow ground and was successful off 2lb higher at Redcar (1m2f, soft) last spring; made an encouraging return at Nottingham (close fifth) last month but all of his eight wins have been at 1m2f and he could be vulnerable to stronger stayers on this step back up in trip.

14/1

Form: 7361-3 BF

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
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.
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5th

3

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

17:59 Nottingham

Shaheen Saqaar

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Ed Dunlop

Got off the mark at Wolverhampton (9.5f) in December but only sixth of eight back on turf (on soft ground) in 1m2f Nottingham handicap 20 days ago; he could bounce back under these less testing conditions.

12/1

5th

3

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

17:59 Nottingham

Shaheen Saqaar

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Ed Dunlop

Got off the mark at Wolverhampton (9.5f) in December but only sixth of eight back on turf (on soft ground) in 1m2f Nottingham handicap 20 days ago; he could bounce back under these less testing conditions.

12/1

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

Form: 43897- C

Last run: 287 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
All 13 starts for Charlie Hills were over 6f/7f and she was below par when last seen last July; sold for 6,000gns later that month; however, she's on a reduced mark for this stable debut and her pedigree hints she could be suited by this step up in trip; not a forlorn hope.
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8th

9

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

19:55 Leicester

Pending Appeal

8st 11lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, towards rear, some headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

8th

9

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

19:55 Leicester

Pending Appeal

8st 11lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, towards rear, some headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

7th

9

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Pending Appeal

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Kevin Frost

All 13 starts for Charlie Hills were over 6f/7f and she was below par when last seen last July; sold for 6,000gns later that month; however, she's on a reduced mark for this stable debut and her pedigree hints she could be suited by this step up in trip; not a forlorn hope.

14/1

Form: 21526-

Last run: 191 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
The drop back in trip may not be ideal on her reappearance but she improved in these cheekpieces last year, winning at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in August, and she's also effective on soft ground; not discounted.
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6

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Kittykarma

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, always behind

16/1

6

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Kittykarma

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

8th

7

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Kittykarma

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

The drop back in trip may not be ideal on her reappearance but she improved in these cheekpieces last year, winning at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in August, and she's also effective on soft ground; not discounted.

7/1

33/1

Form: 50-880

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden who has finished down the field on his last four starts and he's very hard to fancy on that recent evidence.
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No Results Found

Non-runners

Brassavola, Kojin, Break Point

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Payout
Exacta £58.60
Straight Forecast £59.19
Tricast £88.25
Trifecta £120.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Bear Hug

Telegraph:

Powerful Response

NEWMARKET:

Shaheen Saqaar

D Express:

Brassavola

The Guardian:

Giselles Defence

Daily Mirror:

Powerful Response

RP RATINGS:

Big Bear Hug

POSTDATA:

Big Bear Hug

The Times:

Big Bear Hug

Daily Mail:

Big Bear Hug

The Sun:

Big Bear Hug

The Star:

Big Bear Hug

Daily Record:

Big Bear Hug