April 23 / 14.18 Southwell

14.18

Good To Soft

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

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

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-3043

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but probably didn't have the race run to suit when coming from off the pace for third of 14 at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) last month, and it will be interesting to see how he fares on today's chasing debut.
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2nd

2

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Gods Own Getaway

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles but he made an immediate impact over fences when justifying support at Southwell (2m4f, good) 13 days ago; up 6lb but he knuckled down well to beat a clear second last time and is open to more progress in this sphere; big player.

3/1

2nd

2

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Gods Own Getaway

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles but he made an immediate impact over fences when justifying support at Southwell (2m4f, good) 13 days ago; up 6lb but he knuckled down well to beat a clear second last time and is open to more progress in this sphere; big player.

3/1

1st

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Gods Own Getaway

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles but probably didn't have the race run to suit when coming from off the pace for third of 14 at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) last month, and it will be interesting to see how he fares on today's chasing debut.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6P-245 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on chasing debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November and put a lesser effort behind him when respectable fifth at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) last month; will appreciate today's ease in grade; shortlisted.
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3rd

8

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:05 Hereford

Hall Lane

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Yet to make any significant progress since his winning hurdle debut in autumn 2022 but still has fairly low mileage and did very well to go close in Southwel chase (2m4f, good) three weeks ago, given he jumped right-handed throughout; ground any slower than good to soft would be a worry but today's switch to a right-handed track is the obvious move.

4/1

3rd

8

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:05 Hereford

Hall Lane

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Yet to make any significant progress since his winning hurdle debut in autumn 2022 but still has fairly low mileage and did very well to go close in Southwel chase (2m4f, good) three weeks ago, given he jumped right-handed throughout; ground any slower than good to soft would be a worry but today's switch to a right-handed track is the obvious move.

4/1

2nd

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Hall Lane

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Runner-up on chasing debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November and put a lesser effort behind him when respectable fifth at Newbury (2m6f, good to soft) last month; will appreciate today's ease in grade; shortlisted.

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -54242

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent since his win off 2lb higher at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in early 2023 and was no match for winner when second at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) last month but has a fighting chance if on a going day.
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4th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Will Sting

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Inconsistent since his win off 3lb higher at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in early 2023; ran well for a long way when third at Southwell last time but was 9l behind God's Own Getaway and that took his chase record to 1-9; others preferred.

15/2

4th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Will Sting

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Inconsistent since his win off 3lb higher at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in early 2023; ran well for a long way when third at Southwell last time but was 9l behind God's Own Getaway and that took his chase record to 1-9; others preferred.

15/2

3rd

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Will Sting

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Inconsistent since his win off 2lb higher at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in early 2023 and was no match for winner when second at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) last month but has a fighting chance if on a going day.

5/1

Form: 1/889P D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Won three good-ground chases in 2021 (2m-2m4f) but, following a long absence, has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; revival needed.
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4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Valence DAumont

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won three good-ground chases in 2021 (2m-2m4f) but, following a long absence, has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; revival needed.

33/1

4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Valence DAumont

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won three good-ground chases in 2021 (2m-2m4f) but, following a long absence, has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; revival needed.

33/1

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

14:05 Doncaster

Valence DAumont

11st 3lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 339143 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning comfortably over C&D (good to soft) in February; not quite in the same form on either subsequent appearance but still ran respectably at Plumpton last time, and the return to this track is an obvious plus.
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5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Star Flyer

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning comfortably over C&D (good to soft) in February; not quite in the same form on either subsequent appearance but still ran respectably at Plumpton last time, and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

5/1

5th

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Star Flyer

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when winning comfortably over C&D (good to soft) in February; not quite in the same form on either subsequent appearance but still ran respectably at Plumpton last time, and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

5/1

3rd

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Star Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Warren Greatrex

Won comfortably in the first-time cheekpieces at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) but he ran moderately off a 9lb higher mark next time when perhaps the headgear failed to help a second time; if it was just an off-day then he might bounce back.

11/2

Form: 333-43

Last run: 155 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 7yo who launched chasing career with two very encouraging runs in the autumn, the latter a close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft); absent since but still considered.
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1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Spago

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 7yo who launched chasing career with two very encouraging runs in the autumn, the latter a close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft); absent since but still considered.

3/1

1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Spago

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 7yo who launched chasing career with two very encouraging runs in the autumn, the latter a close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft); absent since but still considered.

3/1

3rd

7

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:30 Leicester

Spago

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last season and he stuck to his task well when an encouraging fourth on his chasing debut at Kempton (2m2f) 29 days ago; this longer trip promises to suit so he's a player.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 512171

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Took well to chasing in the autumn, notably when scoring by 9l at Lingfield (2m, good to soft), and switches back to fences after winning a selling hurdle last month; needs to prove he can cope with a mark his high but will be fine over today's trip.
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3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Foxey

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Took well to chasing in the autumn, notably when scoring by 9l at Lingfield (2m, good to soft), and switches back to fences after winning a selling hurdle last month; needs to prove he can cope with a mark his high but will be fine over today's trip.

11/4

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Foxey

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Took well to chasing in the autumn, notably when scoring by 9l at Lingfield (2m, good to soft), and switches back to fences after winning a selling hurdle last month; needs to prove he can cope with a mark his high but will be fine over today's trip.

11/4

1st

3

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Foxey

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Tailed off in Uttoxeter handicap in January last time out but perhaps the heavy ground didn't suit; won a selling handicap hurdle (2m2f, soft) and a handicap chase (2m, good to soft) towards end of last year and he's a leading contender today if back on song.

5/2

Form: /37-PP

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on both hurdling starts this season and now 0-7 in that sphere; his Irish point win in 2020 offers a ray of hope on this chasing debut but he remains a risky option.
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8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Rossbeigh Strand

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Pulled up on both hurdling starts this season and now 0-7 in that sphere; his Irish point win in 2020 offers a ray of hope on this chasing debut but he remains a risky option.

25/1

8

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Rossbeigh Strand

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Pulled up on both hurdling starts this season and now 0-7 in that sphere; his Irish point win in 2020 offers a ray of hope on this chasing debut but he remains a risky option.

25/1

0

5

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Rossbeigh Strand

11st 10lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

prominent

16/1

Form: U3-658

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Placed in Stratford maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Alastair Ralph a year ago but finished last of eight on stable/handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February; back up in trip for today's chasing debut.
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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Pollyonesock

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in Stratford maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Alastair Ralph last spring but things have not gone well in two handicaps (hurdle/chase) for new yard this year; didn't get very far at Southwell last time and has questions to answer back in this sphere.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.00
Straight Forecast £20.04
Tricast £122.57
Trifecta £100.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Flyer

The Times:

Hall Lane

WEST COUNTRY:

Spago

RP RATINGS:

Will Sting

Telegraph:

Foxey

D Express:

Hall Lane

The Star:

Hall Lane

The Guardian:

Spago

The Sun:

Spago

TOPSPEED:

Star Flyer

POSTDATA:

Star Flyer

LAMBOURN:

Star Flyer

Daily Mail:

Star Flyer

Daily Mirror:

Will Sting

Daily Record:

Foxey