Through The Card: Southwell, Tuesday December 15

Timeform take you through Tuesday's card at Southwell
Timeform take you through Tuesday's card at Southwell

Timeform take you through the card at Southwell on Tuesday.

"He is yet to give his running away from turf and fibresand, and is worth backing back here."

12:30- Afkar won well on his first start for Ivan Furtado last time at Kempton, and should go well again here, considering he remains well treated on some of his old form for Clive Brittain. He did disappoint on his only start on this surface for his former yard, however, and whether that was due to the track, or his overall poor form at the time, remains to be seen, so he is probably best watched at the prices today. A 2-lb rise for Danish Duke's C&D win here last time looks fair, and he can continue his good run of form at the track and make the places at least. Tellovoi is clearly well handicapped on old form and should appreciate this step back up in trip after tackling 6 furlongs here last time.

13:00- A small field but plenty on offer in terms of recent course form here, with Tiger's Home, Noblest and What Could She Be all running well here last time. Tiger's Home is potentially the best-treated, operating from the same mark as when narrowly touched off by a course specialist last time. At the prices though it could be worth chancing What Could She Be, who put up a career-best effort on this surface when shedding her maiden tag last time, and may have more to offer now back in a handicap.

13:30- This claimer revolves around Masterful Act, who won a handicap from a BHA mark of 91 when trained by Alan McCabe, and is by far the pick of the weights on his second start for David O'Meara, who has an excellent record with similar recruits.

14:00- This is a tricky contest between an unconvincing group of two-year-olds, but Rupert Boy, who is the pick of Scott Dixon's pair on jockey bookings, and can boast the most recent form, could be the way to go. Rupert Boy should get an easy lead, but he was well beaten on his prior visit to this venue, which tempers enthusiasm betting-wise.

14:30- Powerful Wind has been well-backed from a double-figure price for his first for Charlie Wallis, and it is easy to see why, given some of his form over C&D for Ronald Harris from higher marks than this. His best form has come when there is little competition for the lead, however, and being drawn high next to two fellow pace-forcers is not ideal. The answer instead could be Crosse Fire, who is worth another chance back over a C&D where he has a good record - including a win from a 1-lb-higher mark earlier in the year - after a disappointing effort at Wolverhampton when he was well supported in the market. He is yet to give his running away from turf and fibresand, and is worth backing back here.

15:00- Boolass is some way clear of the rest here on known form, and should really be winning this, having put up a career-best effort in a handicap at this track recently, with first-time cheekpieces applied to presumably sharpen her up as she drops in trip. Devilution has been backed at big odds and could be one for the places with his yard going well and considering that his best effort to date was over C&D in a handicap.

15:30- This is an open contest but it is interesting to see support for Whaleweigh Station, who looked a natural on this surface on his sole outing last season despite an inside draw, and is now operating from his lowest ever mark in handicaps, with his yard in good form.

Recommended Placepot lines:

12:30- 3,7
13:00- 2,5
13:30- 6
14:00- 4
14:30- 7
15:00- 5

=4 Lines

Recommended bets:

1pt win What Could She Be in the 13:00
1pt win Crosse Fire in the 14:30
1pt win Whaleweigh Station in the 15:30

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