20:30 Southwell Thu 14 March 2019

  • sunracing.co.uk Handicap (Class 5)
  • 1m 13y, Standard
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£3,752.002nd£1,116.003rd£558.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Fibresand
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 41.56sOff time:20:31:31
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1
(5)
69-7OR: 73CD
11/4

Only one C&D win to his name but he can claim five other course wins. Has been running well of late on other AW surfaces but has to of interest returned here off a mark 11lb below his last winning one especially dropped in grade.

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2
(7)
59-7OR: 73CD
8/1

Offered little in an abortive hurdles outing last time; has shown up well here winning twice over C&D. Ran with credit when last seen over C&D (race working out well); should be competitive off this sort of mark if the hurdles run hasn't left a mark.

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3
(6)
59-6OR: 72D
1/1

Has been making hay on other synthetic surfaces (mainly Tapeta) since proving a good purchase for this yard; 5-5 for them. Off the same mark (72) as his last win (first win off 45) but now has to prove he can act on Fibresand; big chance if he can.

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4
(11)
49-4OR: 70
12/1

Yet to win a race (limited opportunities) but already onto his third yard; showed that he acted on this surface on his first run for his current stable. Hasn't quite been able to back that run up though, although a return here gives some hope.

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5
(4)
59-4OR: 70
28/1

Won a decent (0-85) handicap when with Karl Burke back in 2017 on debut for that yard over 1m4f but showed little for the most part after that. Showed nothing on her first run for this yard, now back from another break on a new surface; best watched.

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6
(2)
69-2OR: 68
22/1

Fair handicapper on turf but 0-5 on the AW and never run on this surface; pedigree gives some hope that he will act on it. Usually needs a run or two to get him going so likely to need this to blow the cobwebs away.

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8
(9)
78-13OR: 65CD
25/1

Last win came in a C&D claimer around 14 months ago (three-time C&D winner); hasn't shown much of late though. Soon under pressure last time and despite the good mark that he's fallen to he looks out of sorts.

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9
(1)
108-12OR: 64CD
66/1

Like a few in this he has plenty of course form to his name and winning form at that but he's another who is struggling to find feet at the moment. Slid down to a decent mark but needs to show something before he can be used as a betting proposition.

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10
(3)
58-10OR: 62
33/1

Yet to tackle this surface he only has a Chelmsford maiden win to his name some time ago over 7f. Shaped with some promise on his first outing for this yard but isn't the most consistent; given a stiff task when last seen at Dundalk.

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11
(8)
98-6OR: 58CD
14/1

A fall in the weights and a step up to 1m proved to be the catalysts for a much needed win last time having gone a long time since troubling the judge. Has some creditable efforts to his name on Fibresand (inc C&D win); tackles stronger company now.

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Non-Runners

7
(10)
Pearl Spectre14
89-2OR: 68
T: P S McEnteeJ: Nicola Currie

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Lion Hearted (1/1), Hammer Gun (11/4), Tagur (8/1), Tum Tum (12/1), Baron Run (14/1), Pearl Spectre (14/1), Beverley Bullet (22/1), Muqarred (25/1), Satisfy (28/1), Annie Fior (33/1), Zaeem (66/1)

Verdict

Coming here having gained a five-timer in handicaps it seems strange to question the credentials of Lion Hearted especially as he has already scored off this mark and goes for a yard that have plenty of winners here. But he does have to prove himself on this surface and his pedigree does leave some doubts. For that reason the well-handicapped course specialist HAMMER GUN is given the vote especially off an attractive mark. Both Tagur and Baron Run have shown themselves to be capable on Fibresand and they look the duo who can chase home Derek Shaw’s doughty Fibresand campaigner.
  1. Hammer Gun
  2. Baron Run
  3. Tagur

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