April 23 / 13.45 Southwell

13.45

Good To Soft

Race By Race Southwell Specials @planetsportbet Handicap Chase (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Race By Race Southwell Specials @planetsportbet Handicap Chase (Div I)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 35-322 C

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has won fresh in the past and he went close over C&D last summer; visor worn on last three starts replaced by cheekpieces.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Worcester

Duke Of Luckley

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

led, 4 lengths ahead after 1st, reduced lead with one circuit to go, went clear again before 4 out, reduced lead approaching last, headed run-in, soon outpaced, no match for winner

10/1

2

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Uttoxeter

Duke Of Luckley

11st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Returned from break with good win under very positive ride at Southwell (2m4f, good) in April; well beaten at Newton Abbot since but was running well there until bad jumping error knocked the stuffing out of him; remains of interest but will have something to prove if the ground turns soft.

11/2

7/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 524-22

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Expensive to follow for Dan Skelton, beaten at 3-1 or shorter in four runs for that yard; ran right up to his best when second over 2m here on last month's stable debut (winner won again since); Brian Hughes retains the ride and the step up in trip should be fine; more appealing than many.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

19:35 Market Rasen

Great Samourai

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

in touch with leaders

2/1

1st

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:15 Huntingdon

Great Samourai

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

pressed leader, led from 4th, pushed along after 2 out, ridden out run-in, kept on well

3/1

1st

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:15 Huntingdon

Great Samourai

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Charles & Adam Pogson

pressed leader, led from 4th, pushed along after 2 out, ridden out run-in, kept on well

3/1

Form: 6/84P9

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Poor form for current stable, including on his handicap and chase debut at Huntingdon six weeks ago; hopes pinned on the better ground sparking something extra; refused to race in a point; hood left off.
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8

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:10 Worcester

Top Of The Bay

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced 7yo who bettered disappointing chase/handicap debut when third at Southwell (2m4f, good) in April; well held when fourth over hurdles there last month (race developed into a slog) but could still have potential over fences; moves up in trip with cheekpieces added today.

6/1

2

14th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Top Of The Bay

11st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Lightly raced 7yo who bettered disappointing chase/handicap debut when third over fences here (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; back hurdling on 2lb lower mark and with a tongue-tie fitted; no surprise if he features.

12/1

4th

2

14th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Top Of The Bay

11st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 1-311P CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won four times in the first half of 2023, including C&D (only finisher); pulled up on his stable debut last month after a ten-month absence; may fare better today but not entirely convincing.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

15:30 Newton Abbot

Begin The Luck

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

Off his reduced mark he got back on track with a second at Stratford (2m5f, good) and he has won here in the past; if continuing the good work he won't be far away.

10/1

2nd

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

Begin The Luck

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Daisy Hitchins

In a good run of form when taking this 12 months ago off 2lb higher but went missing for 298 days afterwards and hasn't produced an effort of note since returning; coming back here can only help but hard to be confident.

14/1

Form: -5B571 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Worcester

Borodale

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when scoring narrowly at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) in January, left in lead at last; runs off the same mark here but has to put a poor run on chasing debut (jumped poorly) well behind him.

6/1

5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Borodale

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.

3/1

5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Borodale

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark at the seventh attempt (just second handicap run) when scrambling home in a 2m3f novice handicap hurdle at Chepstow (heavy) in January, left in the lead at the last; goes chasing off the same mark and still capable of further progress.

3/1

Form: 2463P8 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Maninsane

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.

12/1

6th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Maninsane

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Course winner (2m, good to soft) off a 7lb higher mark last March; ran okay at Market Rasen in January and has had excuses (ground/grade) the last twice; could go well back in calmer waters.

12/1

8th

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Maninsane

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Good second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) on seasonal debut in October; not in the same form again since but slow ground was put forward as an excuse for last month's disappointing effort, and he's now too well handicapped to rule out.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: F71-PP

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Three wins over fences in France, latterly in a 2m1f claimer at Auteuil (heavy) in late 2022; struggled in two runs for his new stable after a long absence but he's had wind surgery since the latest and is now eased in grade; tongue tied today; market support would be a positive.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Man Again

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost ground after 5th, not fluent 4 out

8/1

7th

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Man Again

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost ground after 5th, not fluent 4 out

8/1

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Man Again

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Three wins over fences in France, latterly in a 2m1f claimer at Auteuil (heavy) in late 2022; struggled in two runs for his new stable after a long absence but he's had wind surgery since the latest and is now eased in grade; tongue tied today; market support would be a positive.

20/1

Form: 136-4P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.
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Verdict Starting price

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Luckofthedraw

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.

14/1

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Luckofthedraw

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Claims on last season's best but he made an underwhelming return from 320 days off at Plumpton 23 days ago; needs to leave that effort behind him.

14/1

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Luckofthedraw

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Toby Bulgin

Beat just two rivals at Huntingdon in March (2m4f, soft) and hasn't fared so well since in deeper races; bit to prove.

14/1

Form: 35-U36

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Yet to match his hurdle form in three chase runs, the best of them coming when wearing cheekpieces (absent today) in January; dangerous mark but needs to brush up his jumping.
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Verdict Starting price

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Couldbeaweapon

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Yet to match his hurdle form in three chase runs, the best of them coming when wearing cheekpieces (absent today) in January; dangerous mark but needs to brush up his jumping.

8/1

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:45 Southwell

Couldbeaweapon

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Yet to match his hurdle form in three chase runs, the best of them coming when wearing cheekpieces (absent today) in January; dangerous mark but needs to brush up his jumping.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £34.80
Straight Forecast £32.85
Tricast £229.10
Trifecta £248.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Great Samourai

The Guardian:

Borodale

Telegraph:

Man Again

WEST COUNTRY:

Couldbeaweapon

TOPSPEED:

Duke Of Luckley

The Times:

Begin The Luck

The Star:

Borodale

Daily Mail:

Man Again

RP RATINGS:

Great Samourai

Daily Mirror:

Great Samourai

The Sun:

Great Samourai

Daily Record:

Great Samourai

D Express:

Couldbeaweapon

POSTDATA:

Duke Of Luckley