19:00 Southwell Thu 5 December 2019

Scheduled
  • Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap (Class 6)
  • 4f 214y, Standard
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£2,782.002nd£828.003rd£414.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Fibresand
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(8)
49-9OR: 62BFCD

Dual C&D winner who got back on track last time out with a creditable second to one who also excels on Fibresand. A consistent sort she shouldn't be far away off a mark just 2lb above her last winning one; definite one for the shortlist.

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2
(7)
59-7OR: 60CD

Another dual C&D winner in the field but one who has plummeted in the handicap, now finds himself 18lb lower than his last win. Yet to score for this stable, losing run starting to extend in a worrying manner; not disgraced last time, more needed.

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(11)
59-7OR: 60D

0-7 over C&D (yet to be even placed) the blinkers that were used last time to introduce some spark are retained here. Continues below form though despite falling to a mark 13lb below her last win; hard to fashion a case on her recent performances.

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(14)
99-6OR: 59D

Not received the best of rides on his last two starts (had a hopeless task last time over C&D); hard to say that he truly enjoys this surface though. More experienced rider takes over this time, better than form figures suggest, awkward draw.

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(10)
39-2OR: 55CD

Off the mark when taking a weak C&D event here last month the trip to 5f looking to provide the key to her. Failed to live up to expectation back on Tapeta last time over the same trip; move back here should help, this is tougher than her win here.

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(6)
89-1OR: 54CD

On a long losing sequence with his C&D win looking a long time ago now despite having a much reduced mark to play with. Latest efforts suggest that he's not in any sort of form to take advantage though; little impression over C&D last time.

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(4)
49-0OR: 53CD

Will find this tougher than when winning a minor event C&D event last time on her Fibresand debut showing much improved form. Makes her handicap debut and no certainty to reproduce her last run although its hard to write her off totally.

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(3)
48-12OR: 51CD

Shed her maiden tag with a C&D win early last month (had been running better than her form figures suggested); shaped as if still in good form last time, again over C&D. Didn't get the run of the race (from a high draw); should do better this time.

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(13)
38-12OR: 51D

Returned to form from out of the blue to cause an upset and break his maiden last time at Newcastle over this trip. Made all (travelled well) but no banker to repeat that performance off 3lb higher and on a totally different surface; debut here.

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(9)
48-12OR: 51BFCD

Relatively consistent sort for the grade who has shown his versatility winning over C&D and up to 7f at other AW venues. Latest win here came off a 4lb lower mark but he shaped well enough last time over 6f (Chelmsford) to suggest he's still in form.

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(1)
48-7OR: 45

13-race maiden who makes her Fibresand debut having run to a poor level so far on turf/AW. Returns from a fair absence having looked to struggle for pace when last seen over 5f, likely to find several too good for her here.

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(2)
38-7OR: 45C

6f Fibresand winner but 0-5 over 5f although a return to this surface did see a rise in his modest fortunes last time. Still looks rather one-paced so despite slipping below his last winning mark others are preferred at this distance.

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(5)
98-7OR: 45CD

One win from 27 tries here (0-14 over 5f) his profile looks rather like his stablemate (Champagne Mondays) in that he would be better suited by 6f. On a long losing run in any case and looked rather laboured when last seen here over 6f.

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(12)
Captain Ryan35
88-9OR: 48
T: G DeaconJ: George Rooke

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Betting

Forecast

Loulin (3/1), Honey Gg (10/3), Catapult (5/1), Arzaak (15/2), Moneta (8/1), It Must Be Faith (14/1), Champagne Mondays (14/1), Eesha Says (14/1), Classic Pursuit (16/1), Rangefield Express (16/1), Amazing Amaya (50/1), Pearl Noir (50/1), Ebitda (50/1), Captain Ryan (SP)

Verdict

Only a modest affair but competitive enough although several of these would be seen to better effect over 6f and may find this a bit sharp. That won’t be the case with Honey GG who is one of the most consistent in the field running a good second here last time and sure to go close again. LOULIN was behind her that day in fourth but did best of those drawn high having not been suited by the way the race developed. Better drawn this time it would be no surprise to see those placings reversed. It Must Be Faith also ran in that contest and can improve although this surface doesn’t look ideal for him. Arzaak (well handicapped) and the consistent Catapult are two others to throw into the mix.
  1. Loulin
  2. Honey Gg
  3. Catapult
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