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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Pipalong Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £28355
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Pipalong Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 451-97 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won four handicaps during progressive 2022 (1m-1m2f, good-heavy) and fast ground and/or the step back up to 1m4f may not have suited at the Curragh recently; an each-way case can be made on form but perhaps 1m2f suits best.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Dha Leath

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won four handicaps during progressive 2022 (1m-1m2f, good-heavy) and fast ground and/or the step back up to 1m4f may not have suited at the Curragh recently; an each-way case can be made on form but perhaps 1m2f suits best.

7/1

7th

4

(16)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Curragh

Dha Leath

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent

14/1

1

(8)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 2f 121y

16:55 Sligo

Dha Leath

10st 0lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Enjoyed a fine campaign last year, four wins culminating in Naas success in November off 84 for which she went up a hefty 11lb; encouraging comeback run over inadequate trip in Lincoln augurs well and drops in class, although career-best now needed.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 649-15

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Made all in handicap at Ayr (7f, good) in May on reappearance but soundly beaten fifth in Listed race at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm); unproven at 1m and best form is on good/faster; limitations may be exposed once more.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

5

(15)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Espressoo

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Has made the running for two of her three 7f wins, the latest at Ayr in May (good; off 5lb lower); has since run well in 1m Listed event but her effort was short-lived back in a handicap at Goodwood 23 days ago (1m, good to soft); no easier task today.

25/1

13th

3

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Goodwood

Espressoo

9st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

led

10/1

2nd

3

(6)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Espressoo

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Made all in handicap at Ayr (7f, good) in May on reappearance but soundly beaten fifth in Listed race at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm); unproven at 1m and best form is on good/faster; limitations may be exposed once more.

12/1

11/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 556-00 D

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has finished no better than fifth since winning a Group 2 at Chantilly (1m, soft) last June and was well beaten in two Group 1s in Australia in the first part of spring; however, she's had a break since and the drop back in grade could trigger a return to form; leading claims if so.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Purplepay

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: William Haggas

Peak form came in winning a soft-ground French 1m Group 2 last summer; respectable in Listed/Group races this term; entitled to run better last time at Sandown when back on soft ground and the tongue-tie tried there is replaced by blinkers, which didn't do wonders for her when tried once in Australia (Group 1 admittedly); can be keen, so the assured strong gallop should at least help.

7/1

6th

8

(2)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Standout effort came when winning a soft-ground Group 2 at Chantilly (1m) last summer; 0-8 since, admittedly without encountering soft ground in her three runs this summer (second in Listed race on good to soft) but the seeds of doubt have been sown; tongue tied first time.

12/1

6th

3

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

4th
9 (1)
Zenga

7/1

Form: 3120-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with 2l seventh of 19 in the Kensington Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m, good) three weeks ago and would have been closer with a clear run; has something to find with the majority of these but she's lightly raced and is a possible improver for her top trainer (who runs two); in the mix.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:15 Leopardstown

Zenga

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Successful for Roger Varian two seasons ago; little to show for an ambitious campaign last season; again aiming high on stable debut.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11-175 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row on AW in the winter and returned to form with very close fifth in Newcastle handicap (1m, AW) 12 days ago; the return to turf poses a question but she has shown promise on grass and remains lightly raced; could have more to offer and she's not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Al Agaila

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Made it 4-6 on the AW when gamely holding on to win a 0-95 handicap at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) 13 days ago; more will be needed against a few of these, but no surprise were she to make the frame.

10/1

1st

3

(8)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Al Agaila

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

travelled strongly, midfield, up the centre when headway from over 2f out, shaken up when led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on

11/2

5th

1

(9)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Al Agaila

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Won three in a row on AW in the winter and returned to form with very close fifth in Newcastle handicap (1m, AW) 12 days ago; the return to turf poses a question but she has shown promise on grass and remains lightly raced; could have more to offer and she's not ruled out.

6/1

33/1

Form: 705-14 D BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Three-time turf winner who scored in a first-time hood (retained since) on stable debut in a Class 4 handicap at Southwell (1m, AW) in April; however, only fourth at Nottingham since and she's up against it in this company.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Kingmania

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: James Ferguson

dwelt start, midfield

10/1

11th

5

(13)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Kingmania

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: James Ferguson

Takes a drop back in grade, following Listed defeats on turf the last twice; sole attempt on AW resulted in C&D win (off 3lb lower) on stable/seasonal debut; interesting back here, being unexposed on the surface.

11/1

12th

4

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Kingmania

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: James Ferguson

Three-time turf winner who scored in a first-time hood (retained since) on stable debut in a Class 4 handicap at Southwell (1m, AW) in April; ran well on form but underlined she has something to find at Listed level when sixth (Purplepay third) at Pontefract last month.

50/1

Form: 940-80

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Listed third at York (1m, good) last May on her third start but inconsistent since and well beaten on both outings this year.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Love Interest

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Fourth in this race last year; ran encouragingly behind Nigiri on worse terms at Haydock when last seen but that rival is progressive, whereas this filly is 0-10 since debut win; no certainty to reverse the placings.

16/1

2nd

1

(4)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 4

18:15 Haydock

Love Interest

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Made the frame in two Listed races last year (1m/7f, good/good to soft) and she's well treated on that form; however, she hasn't hit the same heights this season and needs to raise her game; unproven on soft/heavy.

10/1

7th

6

(3)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Love Interest

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Listed third at York (1m, good) last May on her third start but inconsistent since and well beaten on both outings this year.

25/1

33/1

Form: 0-6413 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

7yo who has been at the top of the game in 7f/1m handicaps in Ireland the last twice, but she needs a clear career best to win this.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

5

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

19:50 Galway

Mary Salome

10st 1lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Won her sixth race when taking a Roscommon handicap over this trip in June, beating Bells On Her Toes and a fine run at Limerick after; outclassed in Listed company last time but a solid chance in this grade; has run well here before.

7/1

8th

7

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Mary Salome

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Andrew Kinirons

7yo who has been at the top of the game in 7f/1m handicaps in Ireland the last twice, but she needs a clear career best to win this.

33/1

3rd

1

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Limerick

Mary Salome

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent, went second soon after start, led when pushed along 2f out, ridden and faced challenge from over 1f out, headed and lost second towards finish

5/2

4/1

Form: 5605-9

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Below par in the winter on final two runs for the French stable of Hiroo Shimuzu and her best form has come over 1m2f/1m4f; however, she's a class act when on song, having run creditably in French Group 1 races last year, and is a key player if tapping back into that promise on her debut for top trainer Roger Varian (who also saddles Zenga).

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:55 Newmarket

Fall In Love

9st 5lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: Roger Varian

prominent, weakened from 2f out

33/1

4th

2

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 1

15:45 Yarmouth

Fall In Love

9st 4lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: Roger Varian

1m1f winner in France as a 2yo; couldn't quite cut it in top fillies' races in France last season but ran creditably in both the French Oaks and the Prix Vermeille; disappointing stable debut at Pontefract ten weeks ago (1m, good) leaves her with something prove, for all this trip should be more suitable.

33/1

9th

4

(8)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Pontefract

Fall In Love

9st 2lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

Below par in the winter on final two runs for the French stable of Hiroo Shimuzu and her best form has come over 1m2f/1m4f; however, she's a class act when on song, having run creditably in French Group 1 races last year, and is a key player if tapping back into that promise on her debut for top trainer Roger Varian (who also saddles Zenga).

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £950.00
Straight Forecast £1012.40
Trifecta £3968.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Purplepay

The Times:

Zenga

SPOTLIGHT:

Fall In Love

D Express:

Al Agaila

The Sun:

Zenga

TOPSPEED:

Fall In Love

POSTDATA:

Purplepay

NEWMARKET:

Purplepay

Telegraph:

Purplepay

The Guardian:

Purplepay

Daily Mail:

Purplepay

Daily Mirror:

Purplepay

The Star:

Purplepay

Daily Record:

Purplepay