June 11 / 15.50 Southwell

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Play Southwell Golf Course Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Play Southwell Golf Course Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 256O6- D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Placed in good-ground Listed bumper and held every chance when running out three out on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in January; only mid-division at Kempton (2m, good) when tried in cheekpieces but not one to give up on yet.
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2nd

1

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

Shinji

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Keighley

T: Martin Keighley

Just his second run in cheekpieces when a ready winner at Southwell (2m, good) two weeks ago; he's 7lb higher but it's worth recalling that he was placed in a Listed bumper.

9/4

1st

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Shinji

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

pressed leader, led after 2nd, soon clear with one other

13/2

Form: 453-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner at 1m2f (soft/good to firm); has made a reasonably promising start over hurdles and now goes handicapping; likely improver.
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1st

8

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:48 Bangor-on-Dee

Dog Fox

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Dual Flat winner who has been progressive in his four hurdle runs this spring and was second of 13 in Southwell handicap (2m, good) last time; did clear best of the closers behind a front-running winner in that race and he's only 1lb higher here; respected.

9/2

2nd

5

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Dog Fox

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

travelled strongly, midfield, lost ground after 2nd

5/1

3rd

10

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Dog Fox

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Just modest RPRs in two races over hurdles for new stable but Flat form includes two wins and suggests he should be capable of better; frame possibilities in this field.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 32U- BF

Last run: 292 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Similar sort of form when third at Hexham and second at Stratford before unseating early when made favourite at Fontwell (2m1f, good); all that was for Donald McCain and new trainer sends him straight into a handicap; might not be on too bad a mark.
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8th

4

9th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:05 Uttoxeter

City Of Ruins

11st 9lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

Made the frame in two juvenile hurdles for Donald McCain in early part of last season and, following a layoff, belied 33-1 odds when placed on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Southwell (2m, good); contender if able to build on that recent effort.

6/1

3rd

7

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

City Of Ruins

11st 7lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Simon Edwards

led, raced in second after 2nd

10/1

0

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

18:50 Fontwell

City Of Ruins

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Donald McCain

led but pestered, unseated 1st

6/4

Form: 25730-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Has not yet replicated his Irish form in four hurdle runs for this yard; slipping down the weights and cheekpieces are added; could stage a revival.
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4th

6

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Thats Jet

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Daragh Bourke

pressed leader, lost ground but in touch with leaders after 2nd

12/1

10th

9

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Thats Jet

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Daragh Bourke

Best form was in Ireland, notably when pushing the smart Nurburgring close in a maiden in August (2m1f, yielding to soft); hasn't approached that level in three British runs but he's potentially well-in for handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 487-

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in three non-handicap hurdles on good to soft; sole Flat win came on a fast surface and open to improvement now handicapping granted similar conditions.
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4th

3

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Zhang Fei

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fair Flat-racer; yet to be placed after four hurdling starts but caught the eye making headway from a long way off the pace on recent handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good) and still has potential in this sphere.

100/30

5th

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Zhang Fei

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear

6/1

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Zhang Fei

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.

33/1

Form: 4/87U-

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Maiden with a Flat background and hasn't really taken to fences the last twice; current wellbeing hard to gauge but only five runs back (January 2023) he was second of 17 off a 10lb higher mark.
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6th

10

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Morandi Second

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Patrick Neville

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 2nd

12/1

0

11

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Morandi Second

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

Maiden with a Flat background; well beaten on recent chase debut but he was placed off a higher hurdle mark and cheekpieces could bring him on.

10/1

7th

5

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:10 Sedgefield

Morandi Second

11st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Patrick Neville

in touch with leaders, jumped slightly right 7th

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P48-5

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Stable won this last year but this 6yo will need to run better than on his handicap debut at Worcester only ten days ago (2m4f, good); bumper/maiden efforts would suggest that's not out of the equation.
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1st

3

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Captains Pick

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Fair ex-Irish bumper performer who has been brought along steadily for his current yard, a never-dangerous seventh in 2m Southwell handicap hurdle 23 days ago; it would come as no surprise if he takes a big step forward now upped markedly in trip with tongue tie added.

8/1

7th

3

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Captains Pick

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

towards rear

10/1

5th

7

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Worcester

Captains Pick

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Kept on steadily for fourth in Plumpton maiden (2m4f, good) in April on his second hurdling start, and his next run ten days later might have come too soon after that; now goes handicapping, and although his opening mark demands improvement, he's in good hands and it's certainly possible.

16/1

16/1

Form: 3309-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Placed in French bumpers last year (soft/good) and best run yet over hurdles when beaten 12l in a good-ground maiden here; tongue-tie added for handicap debut and hard to dismiss.
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5th

9

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Worcester

Jysuis

11st 6lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly after 3rd, headed 3 out, weakened from last

25/1

8th

8

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Jysuis

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

in rear

16/1

6th

6

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Jysuis

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Made the frame in all three French bumpers last year but did not show a great deal in two British maiden hurdles last season (2m3f/2m).

66/1

Form: 26736-

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Best form was in good-ground bumpers but wasn't too far away when sixth on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter when having to contend with heavy ground; one to be interested in.
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9th

13

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Alright Dai

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear, mistake 1st

10/1

6th

7

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:25 Uttoxeter

Alright Dai

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Yet to match his bumper form over hurdles but ran well for a long way when third (albeit well held in the end) in Fakenham maiden (2m4f, good to soft) last month; drops back in trip for today's handicap debut; a possible if suited by the slower ground.

12/1

Form: 764-U4

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Beaten about 15l in uncompetitive mares' hurdles on either side of departing early on handicap debut when 100-1; others safer.
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10th

14

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

My Mate Polly

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 2nd

33/1

4th

7

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:28 Newton Abbot

My Mate Polly

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Her 14l fourth in a soft-ground juvenile hurdle at Hereford needs treating with an element of caution and she was 100-1 when departing early on subsequent handicap debut (was out of the weights).

12/1

Form: 5-94

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Triple 1m2f AW winner in at a lowly level since December; can be keen and under a patient ride he finished an 11l fourth in his latest maiden at Huntingdon; will need to help himself if he's to make an impact on handicap debut.
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11th

11

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Sunset In Paris

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: J R Jenkins

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

4th

5

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:40 Huntingdon

Sunset In Paris

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: J R Jenkins

Triple AW winner since December (albeit in low-grade events) and has shown aptitude for hurdling on both attempts; did not get home after racing far too freely in similar C&D race to this on Tuesday but built up clear lead on final circuit; not ruled out each-way if he settles better today.

33/1

4th

5

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:40 Huntingdon

Sunset In Paris

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: J R Jenkins

Triple AW winner since December (albeit in low-grade events) and has shown aptitude for hurdling on both attempts; did not get home after racing far too freely in similar C&D race to this on Tuesday but built up clear lead on final circuit; not ruled out each-way if he settles better today.

33/1

12/1

Form: 0144-6 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Back from wind surgery to win a Plumpton handicap (2m, soft) by 12l off 4lb higher in March; no subsequent improvement but rain would aid his cause.
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1st

7

(10)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 6

20:30 Epsom

Martin Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adam West

towards rear on outer

40/1

12th

12

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Martin Spirit

11st 1lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 2nd

12/1

7th

2

(1)

28th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

20:40 Lingfield

Martin Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

pressed leader, soon led

16/1

Form: 553/4-

Last run: 402 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Bought for £25,000 after four runs in Ireland, hinting in maiden company as though there may be more to come at some point; however, he was recruited in May of last year and this reappearance has been a while in coming.
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1

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:45 Market Rasen

Montys Rock

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Henry Hogarth

Pulled up when 50-1 for last month's stable/handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good), albeit after a long absence; tries a new trip and has tongue-tie refitted here; not the most obvious answer.

25/1

1

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Montys Rock

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Henry Hogarth

always behind

25/1

4th

10

6th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 185y

13:48 Cork

Montys Rock

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Doyle

prominent, reminders before 2nd, headway and went modest third before 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, lost third run-in

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.00
Straight Forecast £16.96
Tricast £424.60
Trifecta £267.90

Selections

POSTDATA:

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The Times:

Dog Fox

RP RATINGS:

Zhang Fei

SPOTLIGHT:

Alright Dai

WEST COUNTRY:

Shinji

TOPSPEED:

Thats Jet

Telegraph:

Dog Fox

D Express:

Dog Fox

The Guardian:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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Daily Mail:

Zhang Fei