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16:50 Leicester

Soft

Coors Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Coors Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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1st
2 (4)
Silastar

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 798-62 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Good second of 13 when favourite on Kempton AW (1m4f) 17 days ago; has to be considered, although he's not proven on softer than good in Britain.

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8th

10

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:39 Windsor

Silastar

8st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Gary Moore

Completed a 1m2f double last spring; subsequent form leaves a lot to be desired; needs a major revival and is best watched unless the market speaks favourably.

25/1

9th

12

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Silastar

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

C&D effort five weeks ago can be forgiven (first run for 193 days and he is a tricky ride for an apprentice) but he will probably need them to go very hard up front to have a winning chance kept to 1m.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3540/2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Three wins in Ireland at 1m/1m2f (heavy and good); the most recent was in April 2021 but hurdling seemingly did not agree with her since and her fortunes turned again when second of 12 at Doncaster (1m2f, heavy) four weeks ago on debut for new yard; that was after a 332-day absence, so she could have come on since that run; one for the shortlist.

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8th

2

(10)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Ivy Avenue

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Won three times from a mile to 1m2f for Jim Bolger but not won since reappearance in April 2021; well beaten in first-time visor back on AW last time and can be taken on for now.

12/1

7th

3

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ivy Avenue

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

Her last win was in April 2021 but she's finished runner-in four of her six starts for this yard including a near miss at Nottingham (1m2f, good to firm) in May; couldn't pose a threat when fourth at Yarmouth last time but that was against a pace bias and she has possibilities back up in trip; new headgear.

13/2

4th

3

(6)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

14:35 Yarmouth

Ivy Avenue

9st 10lb

J: Erika Parkinson

T: Michael Appleby

Beaten at odds on in a three-runner race two runs back and was below that level at Nottingham a month later; back from another break now and becoming a bit frustrating.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 15134- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won in 2020 on sole start on soft; added a 1m2f claimer and 1m handicap (made all) last summer, both in small fields; chance if reproducing the best of that form on this reappearance.

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10th

6

(10)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Pontefract

Simulation Theory

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Has an awkward head carriage but he has still won three times from 7f-1m2f; has not found his best form this season and although he might not face much pressure for the lead here, others look stronger.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

14:20 Doncaster

Simulation Theory

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led

12/1

8th

6

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:10 Beverley

Simulation Theory

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, carried head high and weakened from over 1f out

8/1

9/2

Form: 3650-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

0-12 but had her closest finish when second of 12 on reappearance at Nottingham (1m, soft) 17 days ago; one of last year's four attempts at 1m2f+ suggests she stays, so she's in calculations.

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6th

9

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Big Bear Hug

8st 2lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Adam West

C&D winner on soft last year; has run well to be placed three times this spring (1m2f, soft/heavy), but more minor money is probably the best she can hope for here from well out of the weights.

16/1

3rd

2

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Big Bear Hug

9st 11lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Adam West

Won twice last season (soft/heavy) and has run well to be placed on both starts this year (1m2f, soft/heavy); another win looks imminent.

11/4

Form: 662-95 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Second of his two 1m wins in 2021 came at this track; also scored over hurdles last November and his fifth of 14 at Bath (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago was respectable, so a case can be made off career-low mark.

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1

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

15:30 Fakenham

Order Of St John

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Won four-runner maiden hurdle at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm) last November and soft ground may not have suited in Sandown handicap next time; however, he's failed to shine on the Flat this year which dents confidence in his claims on this chase debut.

10/1

Form: 82-329 D BF

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Last two wins came over 1m2f on soft ground, latterly at Nottingham last October; nearly added another at Redcar (1m2f, soft; 2lb higher today) 12 days ago, setting sail for home 2f out but reeled in close home; soon outpaced and never got into it on good to soft at Beverley on Thursday, but more interesting back on soft.

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1st

7

(2)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Contrast

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Veteran who made an encouraging return when second of 12 at Nottingham three weeks ago (8.3f, soft); longer trip will help but drying ground not ideal for him.

6/1

2nd

1

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

18:25 Nottingham

Contrast

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly into stride

10/1

Form: -75004

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

First two runs were for Joseph O'Brien; fifth start for new yard was a step in the right direction when close fourth of nine at Doncaster (1m2f, heavy) four weeks ago, making most under a 7lb claimer; 40-1 that day but now looks one to be taken seriously.

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9th

8

(2)

19th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zoffany Portrait

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tony Carroll

Unplaced in all 11 starts and still has stamina to prove over this far; makes little appeal despite the drop in grade.

25/1

7th

7

(3)

29th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Zoffany Portrait

9st 3lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

prominent

10/1

8th

9

(10)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Zoffany Portrait

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and his mark continues to ease; yet to prove his stamina conclusively but still has relatively low mileage.

8/1

66/1

Form: 54-090

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Showed some early promise on AW for David Simcock but flopped in cheekpieces on final run for that yard and well beaten again on both starts for new stable (1m4f, AW; big odds); now tries a visor.

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3rd

7

(2)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Iftikhaar

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: J R Jenkins

0-17; best efforts have been on Tapeta at Wolverhampton but he also went close over C&D last October, when 3lb higher; well below par at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) latest, but no surprise if he is more closely involved back here.

14/1

5th

7

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Iftikhaar

8st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: J R Jenkins

Just lost out at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last October and in the frame back there the last twice, but they were in weaker races than this; needs plenty more if he is to make it 17th-time lucky.

14/1

25/1

Form: 93/35- CD

Last run: 134 days

W: 9st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

14l win over hurdles (2m, good) last July but ended last year below form over fences, on Flat and over hurdles; might need the run (first since Boxing Day) and it's a long time since he showed his form on softer than good.

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No Results Found

50/1

Form: 679-90

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Unexposed having had just five starts, all on AW and last four over about 1m; no impact in those, however, and needs marked improvement.

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10th

9

(3)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Leicester

Cuban Strike

8st 12lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Robyn Brisland

Unexposed having had just five starts, all on AW and last four over about 1m; no impact in those, however, and needs marked improvement.

50/1

11th

7

(12)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Cuban Strike

9st 6lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Robyn Brisland

led, headed but prominent 4f out

33/1

9th

8

(3)

7th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Cuban Strike

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Robyn Brisland

in rear, lost touch from 3f out, tailed off

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £115.00
Straight Forecast £99.30
Tricast £498.30
Trifecta £779.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Silastar

SPOTLIGHT:

Ivy Avenue

The Times:

Big Bear Hug

POSTDATA:

Zoffany Portrait

Daily Mail:

Order Of St John

Telegraph:

Contrast

Daily Mirror:

Big Bear Hug

D Express:

Silastar

The Star:

Silastar

Daily Record:

Silastar

RP Ratings:

Ivy Avenue

The Sun:

Ivy Avenue