April 23 / 15.30 Southwell

15.30

Good To Soft

Liz And Izzy’s HOAP Podcast Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 4f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Liz And Izzy’s HOAP Podcast Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 69891

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.
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1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Captain Wallace

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

raced in second

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 785

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
0-5 in Irish points last year and unable to land a telling blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) in February/March but moves up in trip for this handicap debut and market support will make him of interest.
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6th

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Dixie Cowboy

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-5 in Irish points last year; found only one rival too good on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) 16 days ago, albeit 11l too good; another move in trip seemed plausible in that performance, so he's considered.

3/1

6th

2

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Dixie Cowboy

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-5 in Irish points last year; found only one rival too good on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) 16 days ago, albeit 11l too good; another move in trip seemed plausible in that performance, so he's considered.

3/1

2nd

14

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Dixie Cowboy

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

0-5 in Irish points last year and unable to land a telling blow in three maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) in February/March but moves up in trip for this handicap debut and market support will make him of interest.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0-5672

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Safely held in three maiden hurdles for new stable this season but came from off the pace for clear second over C&D (heavy) on this month's handicap debut; major contender if just as good on today's faster ground.
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1st

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Saint Bibiana

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

Bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, getting up late on in 11-runner handicap at Stratford (3m2f, good) 17 days ago; 6lb higher today but she was upped markedly in trip last time and could have more to offer as a stayer.

2/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

Form: P4-PP9

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Placed in two bumpers and a Newcastle novice (2m4f, good to soft) last season but has cut little ice in his five handicaps; tongue-tie fitted for first time here; difficult to enthuse over.
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6th

5

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

City Roller

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Laura Horsfall

Exposed maiden but gave it a good go from the front at Southwell last month (2m2f, good) against a winner who was completing a double and has run well again since; solid candidate.

3/1

Form: 52P633

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who shaped well before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; behind Saint Bibiana) on recent stable debut; may not be ideally suited by today's faster ground but still considered; cheekpieces added.
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5th

5

1st Jun 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

19:07 Hexham

Larkfield Lusive

11st 1lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: L J Morgan

Placed three times on heavy at up to 2m5f; slipping to a more competitive mark but needs to be better than on his last two starts.

7/1

5th

8

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 6lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Ex-Irish; weakened from the last when placed on stable debut here (2m4f, heavy) early last month; similar effort (fifth) next time, before struggling over fences (novicey jumping) 15 days ago; should stay 3m on pedigree; improvement necessary.

12/1

5th

8

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Larkfield Lusive

11st 6lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Ex-Irish; weakened from the last when placed on stable debut here (2m4f, heavy) early last month; similar effort (fifth) next time, before struggling over fences (novicey jumping) 15 days ago; should stay 3m on pedigree; improvement necessary.

12/1

Form: -P6475

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.
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6th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Glengolly

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

33/1

6th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Glengolly

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but soundly beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/2m); improvement needed in first-time tongue-tie.

33/1

5th

2

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Glengolly

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

In the mix for a long way before weakening into fourth in Sandown novice (2m, good to soft) in February but took backward step when well beaten on handicap debut later that month; drops back from 2m3f here.

12/1

Form: 020983

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Well down the field in two Irish handicaps in the autumn (2m4f/3m) and did not achieve huge amount when third of six in Exeter seller (2m2f, heavy) for Matt Sheppard last month; however, she was claimed for £6,000 after that latest run and her up-and-coming new trainer has booked Harry Cobden.
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5th

7

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Mermaids Cave

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

Well beaten on stable debut in April but has won three in a row since (2m1f-2m3f, good/good to soft); might still be on the upgrade and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

11/4

1st

5

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Mermaids Cave

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

held up in rear, steady headway before 3 out, went second home turn, ridden run-in, led final 110yds, comfortably

7/2

1st

5

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Mermaids Cave

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

held up in rear, steady headway before 3 out, went second home turn, ridden run-in, led final 110yds, comfortably

7/2

Form: 665

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in February 2023; showed only glimmers of promise in three 2m3f maiden hurdles this season and not obviously well treated for handicap debut but improvement is possible.
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8th

12

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Ginger Jonny

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Irish point winner in February 2023; showed only glimmers of promise in three 2m3f maiden hurdles this season and not obviously well treated for handicap debut but improvement is possible.

14/1

8th

12

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Ginger Jonny

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Irish point winner in February 2023; showed only glimmers of promise in three 2m3f maiden hurdles this season and not obviously well treated for handicap debut but improvement is possible.

14/1

5th

4

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

14:42 Huntingdon

Ginger Jonny

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Made all in Irish maiden point; twice tailed off over hurdles, over 2m3f on good to soft and soft; best watched for now.

20/1

Form: -5144P D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Came good in first-time tongue-tie at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in January, his second start for Samuel Drinkwater; his next two runs were perfectly respectable but he was struggling before stamina might have been an issue over 3m1f last time and others probably have more potential.
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9

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

Nimbus Boy

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Won over hurdles but out of form in that discipline before suffering another heavy defeat on chase debut (2m4f handicap, good); cheekpieces enlisted this time.

14/1

6th

6

14th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:30 Southwell

Nimbus Boy

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Hasn't been at his best on last two starts over hurdles (on good ground last time) having won a Hereford novice handicap off 2lb lower in January (2m3f, good to soft, tongue-tie on for first time); bit to prove now chasing.

10/1

6th

6

14th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:30 Southwell

Nimbus Boy

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Hasn't been at his best on last two starts over hurdles (on good ground last time) having won a Hereford novice handicap off 2lb lower in January (2m3f, good to soft, tongue-tie on for first time); bit to prove now chasing.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-540P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Looked quite promising when fourth in Ludlow novice (2m, good to soft) in October but his first two handicap runs (both 2m3f) were very disappointing; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.
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2

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

I Got Stung

11st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Looked quite promising when fourth in Ludlow novice (2m, good to soft) in October but his first two handicap runs (both 2m3f) were very disappointing; needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

25/1

Form: 55556P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
May not have been suited by the heavy ground when well beaten on last month's handicap debut but he dropped out very tamely on good ground at Huntingdon three weeks ago and comes here with a lot to prove; sports first-time cheekpieces.
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3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mountain Pass

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

May not have been suited by the heavy ground when well beaten on last month's handicap debut but he dropped out very tamely on good ground at Huntingdon three weeks ago and comes here with a lot to prove; sports first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Mountain Pass

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

May not have been suited by the heavy ground when well beaten on last month's handicap debut but he dropped out very tamely on good ground at Huntingdon three weeks ago and comes here with a lot to prove; sports first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Mountain Pass

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harry Derham

in touch with leaders

9/2

Form: P-5253

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Went close on last summer's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) and was very respectable third at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) on latest outing in November; each-way claims if fully tuned up after break.
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3rd

3

13th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Blazing Court

11st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Maiden (0-9); withdrawn twice when good to soft/soft has appeared in the going description; pulled up over hurdles at Southwell in April (lost a shoe); has questions to answer on chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 65-055

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on hurdling debut in October but, following a wind op, shaped with promise on consecutive appearances at start of this year (2m4f/2m3f); should have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.
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7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Tigger

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Well beaten on hurdling debut in October but, following a wind op, shaped with promise on consecutive appearances at start of this year (2m4f/2m3f); should have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

10/1

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Tigger

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Well beaten on hurdling debut in October but, following a wind op, shaped with promise on consecutive appearances at start of this year (2m4f/2m3f); should have more to offer in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

10/1

5th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Tigger

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

raced wide, in rear

20/1

Form: 62629P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but a well-beaten outsider in both subsequent handicaps (1m7f/2m); attempts a new trip here.
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8th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

All Ways And Ever

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield in centre of group

50/1

8th

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

All Ways And Ever

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield in centre of group

50/1

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

All Ways And Ever

11st 3lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Ex-Irish maiden; made quite pleasing stable debut when second in Hexham maiden (2m, soft) in October but a well-beaten outsider in both subsequent handicaps (1m7f/2m); attempts a new trip here.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £26.80
Straight Forecast £25.26
Tricast £214.77
Trifecta £290.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Wallace

RP RATINGS:

Tigger

WEST COUNTRY:

Blazing Court

Daily Record:

Mermaids Cave

D Express:

Glengolly

TOPSPEED:

Nimbus Boy

Telegraph:

Captain Wallace

The Guardian:

Captain Wallace

Daily Mail:

Captain Wallace

Daily Mirror:

Captain Wallace

The Sun:

Captain Wallace

The Star:

Captain Wallace

POSTDATA:

Tigger

The Times:

Blazing Court