April 23 / 20.00 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £2983.38
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4-8766

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Has the ability to win off this mark, back from wind surgery under Rossa Ryan (first ride for the yard; also runs Tacitus), but yet again he fluffed the start and pulled hard here last time; comes with risks attached.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(8)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

15:45 Nottingham

Covert Legend

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Tjade Collier

Has mostly struggled on Tapeta over the winter but all the better for wind surgery when winning quite cosily at Wolverhampton (extended 1m) in April and he had a shocking run on turf at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) since; well handicapped and respected; tongue-tie returns.

3/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 446454 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Five-time course winner who's been on the downgrade in recent times; new yard had a rare Flat winner here early in the month but she only holds each-way claims given another try in the tongue-tie.
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11th

9

(9)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:35 Chepstow

Plumette

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Alastair Ralph

C&D winner in the dim and distant past but does most racing now at her beloved Wolverhampton; finished a long way off the front pair back on turf last time and this is way more competitive.

25/1

3rd

4

(5)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

18:30 Leicester

Plumette

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alastair Ralph

On the downgrade now and needs to bounce back from a poor run on Tapeta this month, but started out for Alastair Ralph with two pretty good runs there this spring and returns to turf on a good mark.

6/1

11th

6

(8)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Plumette

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

Five-time course winner; best effort this spring when second over C&D on penultimate outing (debut for new stable); losing run is mounting up but she remains well treated on peak form.

20/1

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3rd
2 (1)
Coolree

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -54025

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Underwent wind surgery last month and his last two runs here have been more like it, just failing to see out 9.5f last time (switched to blinkers) having looked set to win; holds leading claims down 1lb.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(4)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Coolree

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Amy Murphy

Generally in good form this year, notably Beverley success (8.5f, good to firm) in May; did a bit too much up front in C&D event most recently; does not need to lead.

10/1

4th

4

(3)

23rd Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:30 Pontefract

Coolree

10st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Amy Murphy

Generally in good form for current yard, notably winning at Beverley (8.5f) last month; unable to follow up at Nottingham having raced freely; could be involved if he settles better.

8/1

4th

6

(8)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

16:55 Nottingham

Coolree

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Amy Murphy

Off the mark for Amy Murphy when landing a 15-runner handicap at Beverley 19 days ago (8.5f, good); that form not really working out though and he could prove vulnerable off his 3lb higher mark.

5/1

5/1

Form: 6-6749

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Winless since his 2yo debut for Godolphin and had plenty of chances over the winter; was eased off last time and this trip on Tapeta is fine though, so he ought to fare better off a career-low mark.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(7)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

15:55 Doncaster

Khathak

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

0-20 since winning on his debut in 2021 and needs to prove he can get the job done, but he's gone close at Ripon (1m, good) and Chester (7.5f, good) this month and is also effective on fast ground; could be bang there.

9/2

2nd

9

(7)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 5

16:00 Chester

Khathak

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders

9/2

3rd

9

(7)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Khathak

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

In good form last month, finishing second at Leicester (demoted to fourth due to interference) and close fifth at Ayr; might not be far away but he's 0-20 since winning on debut in 2021; has to prove he can get the job done.

8/1

33/1

Form: 2779-8

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Lost his way last backend and didn't offer much immediate hope on his comeback a month ago; Covert Legend is perhaps his yard's most interesting contender.
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9th

12

(5)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:55 Redcar

Tacitus

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

Won this race off a 2lb lower mark last season (good); best run since when second to a subsequent winner at Musselburgh (1m, good) last month; chance.

11/2

2nd

8

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Tacitus

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

dwelt start, in rear

13/2

2nd

8

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Tacitus

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

dwelt start, in rear

13/2

6th
11 (8)
Darker

6/1

Form: 550-63

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden who can miss the break and hang left; one of his better efforts last time but has had plenty of chances in weak races and is far from certain to back it up.
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8th

11

(7)

22nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:50 Ayr

Darker

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Runner-up at Redcar (7f, soft) in May and fair third here (1m, good) next time; has possibilities judged on those efforts but two lesser runs have followed and he's now 0-24; needs to get back on track.

12/1

8th

3

(9)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

19:55 Ayr

Darker

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, in rear

12/1

8th

1

(15)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Darker

9st 11lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ruth Carr

22-race maiden but he's been placed in four of his last five runs including at Redcar (7f, soft) last month and at Ayr (1m, good) last Monday; has more to do on these terms in this classified event but he should run well again.

8/1

Form: 8289-8 CD

Last run: 95 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
More than two years since he won and is nothing like as good or consistent these days; was out of form when last seen three months ago and it's been a long time since he ran without cheekpieces.
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13th

14

(8)

18th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Mykonos St John

8st 13lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Scott Dixon

Having tumbled down the weights he ended a long losing run with a comfortable 1m2f win at Lingfield (AW) 19 days ago; not in the same form back at 1m last time and he's not been as prolific on turf as AW.

16/1

9th

8

(2)

9th Jul 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Mykonos St John

8st 8lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Scott Dixon

Having tumbled down the weights he ended a long losing run with a comfortable 1m2f win here ten days ago; 3lb rise is manageable but he wouldn't be an obvious one to follow up.

5/1

1st

8

(9)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Lingfield (AW)

Mykonos St John

9st 3lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Scott Dixon

Without a win since February 2022 and recent efforts over 1m have not suggested he is poised to end his drought; probably worth another shot at 1m2f but others have much more appealing profiles.

25/1

Form: 05-699

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Has struggled since returning from eight months off, coming 15lb down the weights; goes without headgear for the first time since her maiden days, probably more in hope than expectation.
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5th

4

(2)

29th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Hamilton

Lady Lavina

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, weakened over 1f out

8/1

8th

5

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Lavina

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

20/1

8th

5

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Lavina

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

20/1

12/1

Form: 31205/ C

Last run: 675 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
1m4f winner here a couple of years ago who's returning from a very lengthy absence; hasn't run over this sort of trip since his 3yo days in Ireland and is passed over unless there's good support.
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9th

1

(13)

16th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Avarice

9st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Down the field in two runs back from a long spell on the sidelines; drops into a 0-55 now though and one to monitor for market confidence.

12/1

6th

9

(3)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Lingfield (AW)

Avarice

8st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: John Butler

1-19 for current connections; returned from 22-month absence and showed little at Wolverhampton (8.5f) in April; now running over a more suitable trip but big upturn is required.

20/1

9th

6

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Avarice

9st 4lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

midfield

12/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £20.00
Straight Forecast £19.94
Tricast £50.50
Trifecta £61.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coolree

RP RATINGS:

Covert Legend

Telegraph:

Darker

POSTDATA:

Khathak

Daily Mail:

Avarice

The Times:

Covert Legend

The Star:

Covert Legend

Daily Mirror:

Darker

Daily Record:

Darker

NEWMARKET:

Coolree

The Guardian:

Coolree

D Express:

Coolree

The Sun:

Coolree