13:40 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Betway Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Printouts
Data quality71%
Position
1 (5)
211494-
iT
Red, yellow diamond, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, dark blue cap, yellow diamond (Mr A Cooke & Mr K McCabe)

Awesome Allan (IRE)  11 

b g Acclamation - Spring Approach (Tiger Hill)

4 9-8 t
66
4 9-8 t
66

Respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW, 5/1) 11 days ago, conceding first run. Back up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. Tongue strap back on.

Respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW, 5/1) 11 days ago, conceding first run. Back up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. Tongue strap back on.

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Awesome Allan Score: 388

2 (7)
972011-
iT
Black and pink check, pink sleeves, black armlets, black cap (Stuart Herrington & Pete Forster)

Kommander Kirkup 13 

ch g Assertive - Bikini (Trans Island)

7 9-8 p
66
7 9-8 p
66

4/1, improved on recent efforts to win 9-runner handicap at this C&D 13 days ago, keeping on well. Has good chance on form.

4/1, improved on recent efforts to win 9-runner handicap at this C&D 13 days ago, keeping on well. Has good chance on form.

Kommander Kirkup Score: 403

3
3 (4)
655617-
iT
Orange and royal blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars and cap (Buy, Clarke, Sparham & Presland)

Vroom (IRE)  13 

ch g Poet's Voice - Shivaree (Rahy)

5 9-8 b
66
5 9-8 b
66

C&D winner. 8¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Kommander Kirkup in handicap at this C&D (5/1) 13 days ago. Blinkers on first time. Can give a good account if reacting well to new headgear.

C&D winner. 8¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Kommander Kirkup in handicap at this C&D (5/1) 13 days ago. Blinkers on first time. Can give a good account if reacting well to new headgear.

Vroom Score: 327

4 (3)
270070-
iT
Black, red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Lets Be Lucky Racing 6)

Berlios (IRE)  39 

b g Excellent Art - Endless Peace (Russian Revival)

5 9-7
65
5 9-7
65

Course winner. 28/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 39 days ago, left poorly placed.

Course winner. 28/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 39 days ago, left poorly placed.

Berlios Score: 350

5 (1)
06/9172-
iT
White, black epaulets, black and white halved sleeves, black cap (The Whiteman Partnership)

Run With Pride (IRE)  7 

b g Invincible Spirit - Zibilene (Rainbow Quest)

8 9-7
65
8 9-7
65

Latest win at Kempton in October. Good second of 10 in handicap (7/2) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 7 days ago, suited by emphasis on stamina.

Latest win at Kempton in October. Good second of 10 in handicap (7/2) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 7 days ago, suited by emphasis on stamina.

Run With Pride Score: 426

2
6 (6)
952663-
iT
Black, orange braces, halved sleeves and star on cap (Mr G Smith)

Tellovoi (IRE)  17 

b g Indian Haven - Kloonlara (Green Desert)

10 9-5 b
63
10 9-5 b
63

Unreliable individual. Course winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. Respectable third of 7 in handicap at Chelmsford City (7f, 9/2) 17 days ago, never nearer. Blinkers back on.

Unreliable individual. Course winner. Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. Respectable third of 7 in handicap at Chelmsford City (7f, 9/2) 17 days ago, never nearer. Blinkers back on.

Tellovoi Score: 486

1
7 (8)
508725-
iT
Red, white chevrons, red sleeves and cap (Dining Chairs Uk Ltd & Partner)

Viva Verglas (IRE)  13 

gr g Verglas - Yellow Trumpet (Petong)

7 9-2
60
7 9-2
60

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable 5¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Kommander Kirkup in handicap (9/2) at this C&D 13 days ago.

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable 5¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Kommander Kirkup in handicap (9/2) at this C&D 13 days ago.

Viva Verglas Score: 335

8 (2)
243427-
iT
Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, yellow diamonds (Mr Mark Bates & Mrs E Burke)

Angel Palanas 15 

b g Mayson - Scottish Exile (Ashkalani)

4 9-1 p
59
4 9-1 p
59

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 10/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at this course (5f) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 10/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at this course (5f) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

Angel Palanas Score: 399

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Verdict

KOMMANDER KIRKUP lines up here in search of a hat-trick following a couple of comfortable course triumphs and a 3lb rise in the weights for his latest success might not be enough to halt him. Run With Pride has an all-weather success at Kempton to his name and is shortlisted, but the one feared most is Tellovoi, who kept on for third at Chelmsford last time out and has been dropped 2lb as a result.

Verdict

KOMMANDER KIRKUP has been revitalised by a switch to fibresand in recent weeks and he remains with handicap scope on old form, so a C&D hat-trick is on the cards. Run With Pride and Awesome Allan head the dangers.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 (Div 2) Standard 11 Big Amigo 7 4 9 5 58 628896750- 12 days Daniel Mark Loughnane (59 miles) E J Walsh 7/2 1:16.02
2017 (Div 1) Standard 12 Bonjour Steve 5 6 9 6 59 977364 13 days R J Price (122 miles) R Kingscote 4/1 1:16.01
2016 Standard 11 Speightowns Kid 3 8 9 6 57 266896 25 days Miss A Stokell (8 miles) A Stokell 25/1 1:16.62
2015 Standard 10 Lucky Mark 10 6 9 7 60 329216 17 days J Balding (41 miles) D Tudhope 3/1 1:17.52
2014 Standard 9 Prince Of Passion 7 6 9 5 58 993387 26 days D Shaw (32 miles) T Hamilton 8/1 1:15.46