12:40 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Betway Amateur Riders' Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,995 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

2m 102y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (6)
557428-
iT
Royal blue, yellow disc, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap, yellow spots (David Joseph O'Reilly)

Stoneboat Bill 12 

ch g Virtual - Applauding (Royal Applause)

6 11-6
62
6 11-6
62

Eighth of 12 in handicap (8/1) at this course (8.1f) 12 days ago. Significantly back up in trip but that run has to be a cause for concern.

Eighth of 12 in handicap (8/1) at this course (8.1f) 12 days ago. Significantly back up in trip but that run has to be a cause for concern.

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2 (9)
344272-
iT
White, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap (Mrs B Howard)

High Kicker (IRE)  19 

b m High Chaparral - Dangle (Desert Style)

7 11-0
56
7 11-0
56

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Creditable second of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f, 14/1) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. Not taken lightly.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Creditable second of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (12f, 14/1) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. Not taken lightly.

3 (5)
03/6000-
iT
Beige, dark green hoop and armlets, maroon cap (Mrs G Morgan)

Ormskirk 106 

gr g Hellvelyn - River Song (Siphon)

5 10-12
54
5 10-12
54

33/1, sixteenth of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.4f, soft). Off 106 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. First run for yard after leaving Gavin Patrick Cromwell.

33/1, sixteenth of 18 in handicap at Galway (8.4f, soft). Off 106 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes fibresand debut. First run for yard after leaving Gavin Patrick Cromwell.

4 (3)
8/77054-
iT
White, royal blue chevron, hooped sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap (Mr D J Todd)

Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE)  28 (13J) 

b g Galileo - Quiet Mouse (Quiet American)

9 10-12 p
54
9 10-12 p
54

8/1, unseated rider in handicap hurdle at Exeter (21.6f, heavy) 13 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Modest Flat performer nowadays.

8/1, unseated rider in handicap hurdle at Exeter (21.6f, heavy) 13 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Modest Flat performer nowadays.

5 (4)
4/26490-
iT
Royal blue and yellow check (Miss Daisy Hitchins)

Chestnut Storm (IRE)  43 (30J) 

ch m Rip Van Winkle - Always Attractive (King's Best)

5 10-11
53
5 10-11
53

250/1, tenth of 11 in novice hurdle at Plumpton (20.5f, good to soft) 30 days ago. Took well to fibresand previous start here and has dropped to a handy mark.

250/1, tenth of 11 in novice hurdle at Plumpton (20.5f, good to soft) 30 days ago. Took well to fibresand previous start here and has dropped to a handy mark.

6 (10)
88/6725-
iT
Maroon and white diamonds, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Mr Ian Anderson (Edinburgh))

Tynecastle Park 19 

b g Sea The Stars - So Silk (Rainbow Quest)

5 10-10
52
5 10-10
52

Cheekpieces on for first time, creditable fifth of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford City (16f, 5/1) 19 days ago, slowly away.

Cheekpieces on for first time, creditable fifth of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford City (16f, 5/1) 19 days ago, slowly away.

7 (8)
769612-
iT
Pink and grey check, grey sleeves (David Gray & P Kirby)

Shine Baby Shine 117 (32J) 

b f Aqlaam - Rosewood Belle (Woodman)

4 10-10
57
4 10-10
57

C&D winner. Winner here in August. Fifth of 6 in juvenile hurdle at Newcastle (16.4f, heavy, 40/1) on NH debut 32 days ago. Fair on the Flat.

C&D winner. Winner here in August. Fifth of 6 in juvenile hurdle at Newcastle (16.4f, heavy, 40/1) on NH debut 32 days ago. Fair on the Flat.

8 (7)
242317-
iT
Royal blue, white braces, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue and white striped cap (Mr David Cohen)

General Allenby 28 

b g Medicean - Cat Hunter (One Cool Cat)

4 10-7 b es h
54
4 10-7 b es h
54

Winner at Catterick in October. 5/1, respectable seventh of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 28 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

Winner at Catterick in October. 5/1, respectable seventh of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 28 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

9 (1)
470877-
iT
Red, yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Tony Forbes)

Benissimo (IRE)  67 (38J) 

b g Beneficial - Fennor Rose (Kotashaan)

8 10-5
47
8 10-5
47

50/1, last of 6 in handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, heavy) 38 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Modest on the Flat, bit below form on last Flat run. Others more persuasive.

50/1, last of 6 in handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, heavy) 38 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Modest on the Flat, bit below form on last Flat run. Others more persuasive.

10 (2)
430200-
iT
Red, black disc, striped sleeves and cap (Mrs C A Arnold)

Thackeray 149 

b g Fasliyev - Chinon (Entrepreneur)

11 10-3
45 1
11 10-3
45 1

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Carlisle (17.2f, soft). Off 149 days.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Carlisle (17.2f, soft). Off 149 days.

Verdict

A 1m7f winner in Ireland, HIGH KICKER kept on at the same pace in the finish when second over 1m4f at Dundalk last time and is expected to improve for this stiffer test now stepped back up in trip. Shine Baby Shine was touched off by a neck over the extended 2m at Newcastle in September and is expected to contest the minor money along with General Allenby, who is only 3lb higher than when scoring over 2m at Catterick in October.

Verdict

It's hard to know what shape CHESTNUT STORM is in at present, but she took well to fibresand on her previous outing and she should represent a bit of value. High Kicker is an interesting Irish raider, while Shine Baby Shine ran out an emphatic winner on her previous Southwell start.

13:10 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Betway Maiden Stakes (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 4f 14y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (7)
2/74552-
iT
Red, black chevron, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap (Mr H E Peachey & Mr M J Snowdon)

Bostonian 204 

b g Dubawi - Bolshaya (Cadeaux Genereux)

8 10-2
75
8 10-2
75

Fairly useful gelding. Remains a maiden after 8 Flat runs. Good second of 5 in handicap (4/1) at Yarmouth (11.5f, good), having run of race. Off 6 months. Makes fibresand debut.

Fairly useful gelding. Remains a maiden after 8 Flat runs. Good second of 5 in handicap (4/1) at Yarmouth (11.5f, good), having run of race. Off 6 months. Makes fibresand debut.

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2 (11)
95-
iT
Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap (T T Racing)

Leodis (IRE)  36 

ch g Shirocco - Leonica (Lion Cavern)

6 10-2
-
6 10-2
-

Twice-raced gelding on Flat. Fifth of 10 in maiden (50/1) at this C&D 36 days ago.

Twice-raced gelding on Flat. Fifth of 10 in maiden (50/1) at this C&D 36 days ago.

3 (6)
iT
Purple, yellow epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow spots (Hodgson & Looney)

Liskeard (135J) 

b g Dansili - Quest to Peak (Distant View)

6 10-2
-
6 10-2
-

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. 14/1, eighth of 10 in bumper at Hexham (16.2f, good to soft) on NH debut 135 days ago.

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. 14/1, eighth of 10 in bumper at Hexham (16.2f, good to soft) on NH debut 135 days ago.

4 (10)
522653-
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)

New World Power (JPN)  118 

b h Deep Impact - Listen (Sadler's Wells)

5 10-2
81
5 10-2
81

Fairly useful horse. 7/1, below form third of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford City (14f), left with too much to do. Off 118 days. Makes fibresand debut. Leading claims.

Fairly useful horse. 7/1, below form third of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford City (14f), left with too much to do. Off 118 days. Makes fibresand debut. Leading claims.

5 (2)
iT
Dark green, red hollow box, armlets and cap (Deauville Daze Partnership)

Wenceslaus (GER)  (29J) 

b g Tiger Hill - Warrior Czarina (Pleasantly Perfect)

6 10-2
-
6 10-2
-

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. Twelfth of 14 in novice hurdle (22/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good to soft) 29 days ago.

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. Twelfth of 14 in novice hurdle (22/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good to soft) 29 days ago.

6 (8)
6-
iT
Dark blue and grey diamonds (Mr Clive Dennett)

Whitmel 20 

b g Sulamani - My Valentina (Royal Academy)

5 10-2
-
5 10-2
-

Once-raced gelding on Flat. 33/1, sixth of 7 in maiden at Chelmsford City (13.3f) 20 days ago.

Once-raced gelding on Flat. 33/1, sixth of 7 in maiden at Chelmsford City (13.3f) 20 days ago.

7 (5)
2304-
iT
Orange, black stars on sleeves, black cap, orange star (shropshire wolves)

Bounderby 112 

b g Manduro - Most Charming (Darshaan)

4 9-13
-
4 9-13
-

Fairly useful gelding. Fourth of 16 in maiden at Saint-Cloud (10.4f, soft). Off 112 days. First run for yard after leaving A. Fabre.

Fairly useful gelding. Fourth of 16 in maiden at Saint-Cloud (10.4f, soft). Off 112 days. First run for yard after leaving A. Fabre.

8 (9)
253222-
iT
Maroon, black hoop and armlets (Six Pack)

Prerogative (IRE)  20 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Tedarshana (Darshaan)

4 9-13 p
73
4 9-13 p
73

Fair gelding. Remains a maiden after 18 Flat runs. Creditable second of 7 in maiden (5/1) at Chelmsford City (13.3f) 20 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

Fair gelding. Remains a maiden after 18 Flat runs. Creditable second of 7 in maiden (5/1) at Chelmsford City (13.3f) 20 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

9 (3)
iT
Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, white armlets (Mrs Alison Swadling)

Sasheeda (25J) 

br f Putra Sas - Majeeda (Jeremy)

4 9-8 h1
-
4 9-8 h1
-

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. 40/1, last of 10 in bumper at Wetherby (12.4f, soft) 25 days ago. Hooded for first time.

Making GB/IRE Flat debut. 40/1, last of 10 in bumper at Wetherby (12.4f, soft) 25 days ago. Hooded for first time.

10 (1)
558053-
iT
Royal blue, white stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamond (Mr S Hanson)

Speciality (FR)  36 

b f Lawman - Pride (Peintre Celebre)

4 9-8 b
68
4 9-8 b
68

Fair filly. 5/1, third of 9 in handicap at this C&D 36 days ago. Seemed to handle the surface so that makes her a factor here.

Fair filly. 5/1, third of 9 in handicap at this C&D 36 days ago. Seemed to handle the surface so that makes her a factor here.

11 (4)
37794-
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Cviii & Mrs Burk)

Fabella Bere (FR)  23 

b f Peer Gynt - L'Ete (Hussonet)

3 8-0
51
3 8-0
51

Lightly-raced filly. 12/1, respectable fourth of 13 in nursery at this course (8.1f) 23 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Lightly-raced filly. 12/1, respectable fourth of 13 in nursery at this course (8.1f) 23 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Verdict

Prerogative has finished runner-up on his last three runs on the level and is seemingly vulnerable for win purposes. 81-rated David Simcock representative New World Power is another who has spurned plenty of opportunities, so perhaps it might be worth taking a chance on BOUNDERBY, a former Godolphin representative who has demonstrated ability for Andre Fabre in France and now debuts for a new stable.

Verdict

NEW WORLD POWER has been very expensive to follow, but there's a chance this new surface will stimulate him on return to action and he does set the standard on his handicap form. French recruit Bounderby is second choice, though Speciality will have her supporters given she took pretty well to fibresand last time.

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

Betway Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

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

3

6f 16y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

14:10 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Betway Best Odds Guaranteed Plus Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

4f 214y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
421-
iT
Red, white stripe, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap (Mr Jack Stephenson)

Jack The Truth (IRE)  15 

ch g Dandy Man - Friendly Heart (Lion Heart)

4 9-7
67
4 9-7
67

Improved when off the mark at the third time of asking in 6f handicap here 15 days ago, making all and in control a long way out. Will be just as effective back at 5f. The one to beat.

Improved when off the mark at the third time of asking in 6f handicap here 15 days ago, making all and in control a long way out. Will be just as effective back at 5f. The one to beat.

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2 (1)
1950/08-
iT
Light blue, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, light blue stars (Mr G Johnson)

Rocking Rudolph (USA)  39 

b m Discreetly Mine - Empire Spring (Empire Maker)

5 9-5 v1
65
5 9-5 v1
65

C&D winner. Hooded first time, eighth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 14/1) 39 days ago. Visor tried now.

C&D winner. Hooded first time, eighth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 14/1) 39 days ago. Visor tried now.

3 (4)
157070-
iT
Emerald green, maroon sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap, maroon spots (Burflex (scaffolding) Ltd)

Culloden 11 

b g Kyllachy - Mamounia (Green Desert)

6 8-11
57
6 8-11
57

Four wins from 19 runs last year. Latest win at Musselburgh in August. Last of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 11 days ago.

Four wins from 19 runs last year. Latest win at Musselburgh in August. Last of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 11 days ago.

4 (3)
336451-
iT
Dark blue, white epaulets, red and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and red hooped cap (Yvonne Lowe & W A Robinson)

Coiste Bodhar (IRE)  13 

b g Camacho - Nortolixa (Linamix)

7 8-8 p
54
7 8-8 p
54

Four-time course winner. Snapped lengthy losing run when making all in 10-runner C&D handicap 13 days ago. Up 5 lb.

Four-time course winner. Snapped lengthy losing run when making all in 10-runner C&D handicap 13 days ago. Up 5 lb.

Verdict

JACK THE TRUTH has improved with every start to date and the son of Dandy Man may be underestimated by an opening mark of 67 based on his maiden win here last month. Coiste Bodhar is the obvious main danger also having won at this track on his most recent appearance. The others are hard to recommend but Culloden is marginally the pick of that pair.

Verdict

JACK THE TRUTH is unlikely to be able to dominate in quite the same fashion as in maiden company here last time but it'll still be a little disappointing if this very lightly-raced 4-y-o isn't able to take care of these 3 rivals now switching to handicap company.

14:40 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,531 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 14y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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(Draw)
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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1 (7)
991615-
iT
Purple, pink stars, purple sleeves, pink spots, purple cap, pink star (Mr Chris Hamilton)

Captain Lars (SAF)  5 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Polar Charge (Polar Falcon)

9 9-11 v
81
9 9-11 v
81

Course winner. Three wins from 18 runs last year. Latest win here (6f) in December. 15/8, fifth of 8 in handicap at this course (5f) 5 days ago. Back up in trip.

Course winner. Three wins from 18 runs last year. Latest win here (6f) in December. 15/8, fifth of 8 in handicap at this course (5f) 5 days ago. Back up in trip.

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2 (1)
8241-
iT
Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap (The Horse Watchers)

The Great Wall (USA) (ex6)  5 

b g Bernardini - Music Room (Unbridled's Song)

4 9-8
78 6
4 9-8
78 6

Promising type. First run for new yard when wide-margin winner of C&D maiden 5 days ago. More to come and likely tough to beat under a penalty.

Promising type. First run for new yard when wide-margin winner of C&D maiden 5 days ago. More to come and likely tough to beat under a penalty.

3 (5)
801434-
iT
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay)

Lady Perignon 39 

b m Poet's Voice - Amallna (Green Desert)

5 9-7
77
5 9-7
77

Latest win at Epsom in September. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (1m) 39 days ago.

Latest win at Epsom in September. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (1m) 39 days ago.

4 (3)
300090-
iT
Purple, yellow stars, light blue sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Mr M Chung)

Bouclier (IRE)  23 

ch h Zamindar - Bastet (Giant's Causeway)

8 9-7 (ow1)
77
8 9-7 (ow1)
77

Last of 11 in handicap at this C&D (66/1) 23 days ago.

Last of 11 in handicap at this C&D (66/1) 23 days ago.

5 (2)
327665-
iT
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, red cap (Mike Nolan & John Abbey)

Letmestopyouthere (IRE)  15 

b g Sir Prancealot - Romanylei (Blues Traveller)

4 9-5
75
4 9-5
75

Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form 4 lengths fifth of 9 to Captain Lars in handicap (7/1) at this course (6f) 15 days ago.

Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form 4 lengths fifth of 9 to Captain Lars in handicap (7/1) at this course (6f) 15 days ago.

6 (6)
292412-
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Mrs Sarah Bryan)

Bold Spirit 12 

b g Invincible Spirit - Far Shores (Distant View)

7 9-2 t
72
7 9-2 t
72

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. Good second of 6 in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 12 days ago. Likely to go well again.

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. Good second of 6 in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 12 days ago. Likely to go well again.

7 (4)
659431-
iT
Royal blue, light blue chevron, armlets and cap (21st Century Racing & Nigel Sennett)

Zaeem 33 

b g Echo Of Light - Across (Roy)

9 8-12
68
9 8-12
68

7/4, didn't need to be at best when winning 5-runner C&D seller 33 days ago, driven out. Reached the frame in a couple of handicaps prior to that and likely to be competitive again.

7/4, didn't need to be at best when winning 5-runner C&D seller 33 days ago, driven out. Reached the frame in a couple of handicaps prior to that and likely to be competitive again.

Verdict

THE GREAT WALL beat nothing when he won a maiden here last week but he could hardly have done it any easier and it proves that he can handle this surface. Captain Lars, Lady Perignon and Zaeem are other in-form participants who merit respect but the main threat to the selection could prove to be Bold Spirit. The seven-year-old's form figures at this track read 2412 and he remains on a workable mark.

Verdict

THE GREAT WALL looked another shrewd purchase by these connections when bolting up in a C&D maiden last week and it's hard to see past him here with further progress very much on the cards. Bold Spirit arrives in good form and could be the one to chase him home ahead of Zaeem.

15:10 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

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Winner £3,105 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

1m 13y

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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1 (3)
57/2827-
iT
Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap (The Horse Watchers)

Pearl Nation (USA)  15 

b g Speightstown - Happy Nation (Lear Fan)

9 9-12
85
9 9-12
85

C&D winner. Seemingly not the force of old but afforded plenty of respect at this level.

C&D winner. Seemingly not the force of old but afforded plenty of respect at this level.

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2 (6)
480546-
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Athassel 21 

ch g Dalakhani - Hope Island (Titus Livius)

9 9-8
75
9 9-8
75

Fairly useful gelding. Seven wins from 31 runs last year. 11/2, bit below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 21 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals.

Fairly useful gelding. Seven wins from 31 runs last year. 11/2, bit below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 21 days ago, merely passing beaten rivals.

3 (4)
362031-
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Liv)

Tatlisu (IRE)  29 

b g Red Clubs - Zwadi (Docksider)

8 9-6
82
8 9-6
82

Pretty useful sort who notched a second claiming win of 2017 at Wolverhampton (7.2f) last month. This his first attempt on fibresand but he's a classy sort for this level.

Pretty useful sort who notched a second claiming win of 2017 at Wolverhampton (7.2f) last month. This his first attempt on fibresand but he's a classy sort for this level.

4 (1)
734265-
iT
White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Evan M Sutherland)

Maraakib (IRE)  13 

b g Dark Angel - Mrs Cee (Orpen)

6 9-4 b1
62
6 9-4 b1
62

Fair gelding. Twenty five runs since last win in 2015. 15/2, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (11.1f) 13 days ago, finding test too much. Back down in trip. Blinkers on first time.

Fair gelding. Twenty five runs since last win in 2015. 15/2, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (11.1f) 13 days ago, finding test too much. Back down in trip. Blinkers on first time.

5 (2)
532076-
iT
Dark blue, white stripe, halved sleeves and star on cap (The Pivotal Club)

Essential 19 

b g Pivotal - Something Blue (Petong)

4 8-12
62
4 8-12
62

Fair gelding. 10/1, bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

Fair gelding. 10/1, bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

6 (5)
5/13034-
iT
Yellow, large royal blue spots and armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Mr Chris Marsh)

Vivat Rex (IRE)  15 

b g Fastnet Rock - Strawberry Roan (Sadler's Wells)

7 8-12 t ec
80
7 8-12 t ec
80

Fair gelding. Won this race a year ago but ran no sort of race on recent return from 11 months off. Something to prove on the back of that.

Fair gelding. Won this race a year ago but ran no sort of race on recent return from 11 months off. Something to prove on the back of that.

Verdict

TATLISU was a battling winner of a Wolverhampton claimer last time and is a big player here if Richard Fahey's gelding proves just as effective up in trip to a mile. Course and distance winner Pearl Nation has to be respected representing the potent all-weather combination of Mick Appleby and Luke Morris, while Vivat Rex is another with likeable track and trip form who is expected to get involved.

Verdict

TATLISU has a lot of class for claiming company and looks the one to beat if he can reproduce anything like the form he showed at Wolverhampton last time now tackling fibresand for the first time. Pearl Nation seemingly isn't the force of old but still has it in him to play a major part at this level and may provide the main threat ahead of Athassel.

15:40 Southwell (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

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Winner £3,105 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 14y

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1 (9)
064255-
iT
Royal blue, red stars, red and yellow striped sleeves and cap (Midest 2)

Kafoo 6 

b g Dansili - Nidhaal (Observatory)

5 9-9 t b
62
5 9-9 t b
62

8/1, respectable fifth of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (7f) 6 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Blinkers replace visor. Yard has excellent record here.

8/1, respectable fifth of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (7f) 6 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Blinkers replace visor. Yard has excellent record here.

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2 (5)
252784-
iT
White, red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, red diamond (Keith West & Ollie Pears Racing Club)

Unnoticed 15 

b g Observatory - Celestial Empire (Empire Maker)

6 9-7 t
60
6 9-7 t
60

One win from 28 Flat runs and that was back in 2014. 12/1, respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at this C&D 15 days ago. Can figure again if turning up in similar form.

One win from 28 Flat runs and that was back in 2014. 12/1, respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at this C&D 15 days ago. Can figure again if turning up in similar form.

3 (11)
224033-
iT
Royal blue, red seams, white sleeves, red diamonds, royal blue cap, red stars (Ian Stewart & Alan Brown)

Meandmyshadow 13 

ch m Tobougg - Queen Jean (Pivotal)

10 9-7 b
60
10 9-7 b
60

Unreliable type. Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 9 in handicap (15/2) at this course (6f) 13 days ago, sticking to task. Merits consideration.

Unreliable type. Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 9 in handicap (15/2) at this course (6f) 13 days ago, sticking to task. Merits consideration.

4 (2)
258050-
iT
Black, orange spots, black sleeves, orange cap (Mr Edwin S Phillips)

Fire Palace 19 

b f Royal Applause - Inflammable (Montjeu)

4 9-7 es1
60 3
4 9-7 es1
60 3

Unreliable sort. 25/1, last of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago, very slowly away. Makes fibresand debut. Eyeshields on first time.

Unreliable sort. 25/1, last of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago, very slowly away. Makes fibresand debut. Eyeshields on first time.

5 (6)
192080-
iT
Yellow, large royal blue spots and armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Mr Chris Marsh)

Miningrocks (FR)  23 

b g Lawman - Fashion School (Shamardal)

6 9-7
60
6 9-7
60

Four wins from 17 runs last year. Latest win at Redcar in October. 25/1, last of 10 in claimer at this course (6.1f) 23 days ago, slowly away.

Four wins from 17 runs last year. Latest win at Redcar in October. 25/1, last of 10 in claimer at this course (6.1f) 23 days ago, slowly away.

6 (4)
386333-
iT
Light green, pink spots, light green sleeves (Mr D A Shekells)

Canadian Royal 15 

b g Royal Applause - Emily Carr (Teofilo)

4 9-5 t ec
58
4 9-5 t ec
58

5/2 and eyeshields on for first time, creditable third of 8 in maiden at this course (6f) 15 days ago. Worth this go back up at 7f and one for the shortlist.

5/2 and eyeshields on for first time, creditable third of 8 in maiden at this course (6f) 15 days ago. Worth this go back up at 7f and one for the shortlist.

7 (12)
7460/60-
iT
Orange, purple hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs P Bastiman)

Gone With The Wind (GER)  23 

b g Dutch Art - Gallivant (Danehill)

7 9-5
58
7 9-5
58

Eleventh of 12 in handicap at this course (1m, 66/1) 23 days ago.

Eleventh of 12 in handicap at this course (1m, 66/1) 23 days ago.

8 (3)
705943-
iT
Black, mauve chevron (Worcester Young Farmers)

Big Amigo (IRE)  15 

b g Bahamian Bounty - Goldamour (Fasliyev)

5 9-4 es
57
5 9-4 es
57

Unreliable sort. Course winner. Three wins from 18 runs last year. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this C&D 15 days ago.

Unreliable sort. Course winner. Three wins from 18 runs last year. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this C&D 15 days ago.

9 (10)
959743-
iT
Black, pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap (A Turton, A Rhodes & Mrs Alison Gues)

Mr Potter 19 

ch g Assertive - Enclave (Woodman)

5 9-4 p1 es
57
5 9-4 p1 es
57

Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race. Makes fibresand debut. Eyeshields back on, cheekpieces on first time.

Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 19 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race. Makes fibresand debut. Eyeshields back on, cheekpieces on first time.

10 (13)
443471-
iT
Pink, black epaulets and diamond on cap (Mrs I M Folkes)

Princess Way (IRE)  12 

gr f Zebedee - Stef's Girl (Petardia)

4 9-4 v
57
4 9-4 v
57

Career best when winning 11-runner C&D handicap 12 days ago, making all. Possible she could have more to offer on this surface and big player.

Career best when winning 11-runner C&D handicap 12 days ago, making all. Possible she could have more to offer on this surface and big player.

11 (7)
950656-
iT
Light blue, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves (Mr Billy Herring)

Fortinbrass (IRE)  15 

b g Baltic King - Greta d'Argent (Great Commotion)

8 9-3
56
8 9-3
56

Five-time course winner. Below form sixth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (16/1) 15 days ago.

Five-time course winner. Below form sixth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (16/1) 15 days ago.

12 (8)
000155-
iT
Maroon, grey chevron (Winning Connections Racing)

Tilly Devine 12 

gr f Aussie Rules - Cora Pearl (Montjeu)

4 8-11 b
50
4 8-11 b
50

Course winner in December. 5/1, below form 7½ lengths fifth of 11 to Princess Way in handicap at this C&D 12 days ago.

Course winner in December. 5/1, below form 7½ lengths fifth of 11 to Princess Way in handicap at this C&D 12 days ago.

13 (1)
360623-
iT
Yellow, light green epaulets and sleeves (Shawthing Racing Partnership)

Naralsaif (IRE)  13 

b f Arcano - Mejala (Red Ransom)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Promise when placed in 6f handicaps on last 2 starts. Ability to handle fibresand has to be taken on trust but shapes as if 7f will suit and could go well.

Promise when placed in 6f handicaps on last 2 starts. Ability to handle fibresand has to be taken on trust but shapes as if 7f will suit and could go well.

Verdict

PRINCESS WAY scored with something up her sleeve over course and distance last month and David Evans' filly is fancied to go close once again off just 5lb higher. Canadian Royal is a consistent alternative to consider, while Meandmyshadow and Mr Potter are others to note, especially the latter who is tried in first-time cheekpieces and has a 7lb claimer doing the steering.

Verdict

NARALSAIF is unproven on this surface but has shaped quite well in a pair of 6f handicaps in recent months and might be worth chancing upped to a trip which promises to suit. Canadian Royal is another who could be suited by the step up to 7f, while Princess Way took very well to fibresand last time and should go well again.