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18:15 Southwell

Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 16y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £9,662 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.30s
  • Off Time: 18:16:50
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap
7/1
  • Form 034281-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85

keen led after 1f, made rest, pushed along 2f out, ran on

2(7)
Silk - White and red stripes, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars
11/4
  • Form 121026-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

raced wide tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

3(5)
Silk - Yellow, Orange star

Zylan (IRE)

16 CDCD
14/1
  • Form 676360-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace

4(2)
Silk - Orange, pink seams, orange sleeves, pink spots, orange cap, pink star
  • Form 611930-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82

dwelt pushed along in rear, never on terms

5(4)
Silk - Maroon, royal blue hoop, sleeves and cap

Aleef (IRE)

72 BFD
8/1
  • Form 838417-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

6(6)
Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
2/1
  • Form 047076-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 80

close up, pushed along and slightly outpaced 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong

7(3)
Silk - Orange, royal blue epaulets

Samovar

2 b CCD
5/1
  • Form 22135-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

dwelt pushed along in rear, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

A prolific winner in Ireland, Aleef is 8lb higher than when scoring at Navan in October as he debuts for a new yard. Samovar makes a quick reappearance having gone close behind Airshow over the minimum trip here two days ago and can figure if quickly away again but it could pay to stick with KATHEEFA (NAP). He arrives fresh from last month’s victory at Wolverhampton and has won twice here in the past - Ruth Carr’s grey can defy a 3lb rise. Shallow Hal failed to win a race last year but Young John won off a 5lb lower mark here in October.

Formwatch

Katheefa (USA) 28-1 (9-4) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead last strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec beating Storm Over (9-4) by hd, 12 ran.

Young John (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and slightly hampered start, outpaced in last pair, plugged on late, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Spirit Of May (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Zylan (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 13 1/4l behind Northernpowerhouse (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Eye Of The Water (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Held up, never dangerous, eased final furlong, last of 12, 22 1/4l behind Katheefa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Aleef (IRE) 11-2fav (9-1) Disputed lead, headed at halfway, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd 1f out, weakened, 7th of 16, 5 1/4l behind All The King's Men (10-1) at Navan 6f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Shallow Hal 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, every chance well over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 6th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Brushwork (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Dec.

Samovar 6-1 (9-0) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 7, nk behind Airshow (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Jan.