April 23 / 14.53 Southwell

14.53

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.30
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3-R363 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Three-time chase winner; kept on for modest third at Hereford (2m5f, good) in January but has not been firing on all cylinders this season and needs today's change of headgear to perk him up.
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2

4th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:45 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 12lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

led, going okay when fell 5 out

7/4

1st

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three hurdle wins and his second over fences when reacting positively to this new headgear over C&D two weeks ago (good); that was hard work and he's 4lb higher in a race that might take more winning.

5/2

1st

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:12 Southwell

Taste The Fear

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Three hurdle wins and his second over fences when reacting positively to this new headgear over C&D two weeks ago (good); that was hard work and he's 4lb higher in a race that might take more winning.

5/2

Form: -41331 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Progressive 7yo who won fairly comfortably in first-time blinkers at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month and is now 4-9 over fences; another 6lb higher here but still features prominently in calculations.
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1st

3

23rd May 2024

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:28 Market Rasen

Post Chaise

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

pressed leader, led 4th, pressed leader when headed 6th, shaken up to lead approaching last, kept on well

13/8

1st

3

23rd May 2024

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:28 Market Rasen

Post Chaise

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

pressed leader, led 4th, pressed leader when headed 6th, shaken up to lead approaching last, kept on well

13/8

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -11232

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Gained all four chase wins over shorter trips at Sedgefield, the last twice in the autumn, but ran well in defeat over this C&D (good to soft) in January and is probably still on a workable mark; shortlisted.
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4th

7

4th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:45 Southwell

Tom Creen

10st 13lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Sam England

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, hampered by faller 5 out, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

5/1

33/1

Form: PUP-PP

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has failed to complete all five hurdle races since winning Bangor maiden (2m, good to soft) in May 2022 and has huge amount to prove on this chasing debut; cheekpieces removed after one use.
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4th

1

18th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Stony Man

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Won a Bangor maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) in May 2022; failed to complete in next five runs but he turned things around on his chase debut when fourth of 13 at Southwell (3m, good) last month; was only beaten 5l in that race and has claims if he can build on that; yard won this in 2017 and 2021.

8/1

Form: U24P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on last month's handicap hurdle debut (2m5f, heavy) and patently needs to do much better here but remains unexposed under rules, and last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects over fences.
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4th

6

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Stratford

Annie Express

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, hit 3 out, briefly went second after 2 out, weakened approaching last

7/2

4th

6

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Stratford

Annie Express

10st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, hit 3 out, briefly went second after 2 out, weakened approaching last

7/2

5th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Annie Express

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Pulled up on last month's handicap hurdle debut (2m5f, heavy) and patently needs to do much better here but remains unexposed under rules, and last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects over fences.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: P/4446 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Very well handicapped on old form for Tom George but, following a long layoff, has not really clicked for new yard this season; well behind Post Chaise when tried in cheekpieces last month; visor given a whirl today.
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6th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Oscar Robertson

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Very well handicapped on old form for Tom George but, following a long layoff, has not really clicked for new yard this season; well behind Post Chaise when tried in cheekpieces last month; visor given a whirl today.

14/1

6th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Oscar Robertson

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Very well handicapped on old form for Tom George but, following a long layoff, has not really clicked for new yard this season; well behind Post Chaise when tried in cheekpieces last month; visor given a whirl today.

14/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Oscar Robertson

11st 8lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Fourth on all three starts for this yard this season having been with Tom George (last of four latest); conditions suit; cheekpieces now tried.

9/1

Form: -P0857

Last run: 86 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Useful chaser at his best but has regressed this season; safely held when reverted to hurdling for two starts in January and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.
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7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Tim Pat

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Useful chaser at his best but has regressed this season; safely held when reverted to hurdling for two starts in January and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

7th

2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Tim Pat

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Useful chaser at his best but has regressed this season; safely held when reverted to hurdling for two starts in January and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.

12/1

7th

11

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tim Pat

11st 7lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Beaten a neck over fences here (3m, good) one year ago off 14lb higher, but not so hot since; the return to hurdles last time (3m1f, soft) did not get a sufficient response for him to be greatly fancied at the moment.

14/1

Form: 2-7P03

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 7yo mare who made quite promising chase debut when third of five at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; needs to build on that performance here but has possibilities if the different trip-and-ground combination suits.
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1st

8

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Shiroccosmagicbaby

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Christian Williams

Lightly raced 7yo; made quite promising chase debut when third of five (just behind Santa Clarita) here (2m3f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in March but was towards rear throughout when upped to 3m at Southwell a fortnight ago and it's hard to know what to expect from her after that.

12/1

1st

8

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Shiroccosmagicbaby

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Christian Williams

Lightly raced 7yo; made quite promising chase debut when third of five (just behind Santa Clarita) here (2m3f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in March but was towards rear throughout when upped to 3m at Southwell a fortnight ago and it's hard to know what to expect from her after that.

12/1

8th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Shiroccosmagicbaby

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Lightly raced 7yo mare who made quite promising chase debut when third of five at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; needs to build on that performance here but has possibilities if the different trip-and-ground combination suits.

6/1

25/1

Form: PP63P5 D

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Generally very disappointing since his quick double at Bangor in May 2022, and was over 30l behind Tom Creen when fifth of sixth over C&D (good to soft) in January; revival needed.
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7th

9

8th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Daranova

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

disputed lead, led before 11th

25/1

8th

8

6th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Uttoxeter

Daranova

10st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Dual 3m chase winner (good and good to soft); has been well below par on his last three starts; much more needed.

25/1

Form: 31P33P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Six-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground, most recently off today's mark at Worcester (2m7f) last summer; pulled up on heavy ground last month, after a layoff, but ought to fare better now back on a quicker surface and with that run under his belt.
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6th

9

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

20:15 Uttoxeter

Lermoos Legend

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Well handicapped on some of last year's chasing form but looked out of sorts over fences towards end of last season and needs this switch back to hurdling (for first time since 2020) to rekindle his enthusiasm; has form on slow ground but is most effective on good.

25/1

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Lermoos Legend

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Six-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground, most recently off today's mark at Worcester (2m7f) last summer; pulled up on heavy ground last month, after a layoff, but ought to fare better now back on a quicker surface and with that run under his belt.

12/1

4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Lermoos Legend

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Six-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground, most recently off today's mark at Worcester (2m7f) last summer; pulled up on heavy ground last month, after a layoff, but ought to fare better now back on a quicker surface and with that run under his belt.

12/1

Form: 612342 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Still 8lb higher than when opening chase account at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in January but ran well in defeat in Chepstow marathon (3m6f, soft) last month and again has each-way claims.
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6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Shot Boii

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Still 8lb higher than when opening chase account at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in January but ran well in defeat in Chepstow marathon (3m6f, soft) last month and again has each-way claims.

7/1

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Shot Boii

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Still 8lb higher than when opening chase account at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in January but ran well in defeat in Chepstow marathon (3m6f, soft) last month and again has each-way claims.

7/1

Form: 353-4P

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
0-4 over fences but was placed off 10lb higher over C&D (good) for Dan Skelton last spring and may not have been suited by the slower ground when below that form on first two starts for new stable; could have a say if first-time cheekpieces have positive effect.
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4

30th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Warwick

Presenting Jeremy

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

2m7f hurdle winner (good) when with Dan Skelton; has struggled in all three starts for his current trainer; tongue-tie now accompanies cheekpieces; much more is needed from him.

33/1

Form: 2U-1P3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Launched chasing career with comfortable win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November; not much has gone to plan since but he had an excuse when pulled up two starts ago (bled) and looked stretched by 3m on heavy ground when remote third last time; no surprise if he gets back on track here.
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9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Roger Rarebit

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Launched chasing career with comfortable win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November; not much has gone to plan since but he had an excuse when pulled up two starts ago (bled) and looked stretched by 3m on heavy ground when remote third last time; no surprise if he gets back on track here.

8/1

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Roger Rarebit

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Launched chasing career with comfortable win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November; not much has gone to plan since but he had an excuse when pulled up two starts ago (bled) and looked stretched by 3m on heavy ground when remote third last time; no surprise if he gets back on track here.

8/1

3rd

2

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Roger Rarebit

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom Lacey

Struggling early when pulled up at Market Rasen in December but bled from the nose; prior to that he impressed on chase debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) and he won at up to 2m6f over hurdles; remains unexposed over fences and could play leading role if the removal of the visor isn't a negative.

5/1

Non-runners

Minella Double, Beauvallon Bay

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Payout
Exacta £38.50
Straight Forecast £31.18
Tricast £157.53
Trifecta £207.30

Selections

The Times:

Post Chaise

POSTDATA:

Shot Boii

D Express:

Shiroccosmagicbaby

SPOTLIGHT:

Roger Rarebit

LAMBOURN:

Annie Express

Daily Record:

Tom Creen

TOPSPEED:

Oscar Robertson

The Star:

Shiroccosmagicbaby

WEST COUNTRY:

Shot Boii

The Guardian:

Shot Boii

Telegraph:

Post Chaise

Daily Mail:

Post Chaise

Daily Mirror:

Post Chaise

The Sun:

Post Chaise

RP RATINGS:

Roger Rarebit