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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

Form: 0-6691

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Edged ahead in the final strides at Nottingham (1m, soft) three weeks ago, taking record to 2-7 and giving the impression she'll be as effective back over 1m2f; enters calculations up just 1lb.

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

8th

7

(8)

31st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:54 Lingfield (AW)

Zarabanda

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: David O’Meara

Three handicap wins this season but she's been found wanting in Listed races on her last three starts; significant improvement required to win.

66/1

8th

8

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Zarabanda

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Fairly useful filly at 1m-1m2f, winning four times on turf; form has gone backwards in Listed grade the last twice, however; has plenty to find back against males and stamina to prove over new trip.

66/1

7th

8

(5)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zarabanda

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Low-mileage 4yo who arrives firmly on the up, making it three wins in her last four starts when comfortably seeing off four rivals in a handicap over the extended 1m at Hamilton just under six weeks ago; more will be needed up in class but further progress can't be discounted in her current mood.

20/1

Form: 24-471

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Sole 3yo in this contest and remains unexposed; raced only over 1m but dam's side suggests he'll stay 1m2f; made all for a comfortable success at Pontefract (good) most recently, opening his account at the sixth attempt and atoning for his bad fortune the time before; open to further improvement in handicaps and warrants respect up 4lb.

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3rd

4

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Lerwick

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Edward Bethell

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, steady headway from 5f out, led narrowly 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon slightly hampered, no extra and lost second final 110yds

5/1

2nd

6

(2)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:05 Ripon

Lerwick

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Sole 3yo in this contest and remains unexposed; raced only over 1m but dam's side suggests he'll stay 1m2f; made all for a comfortable success at Pontefract (good) most recently, opening his account at the sixth attempt and atoning for his bad fortune the time before; open to further improvement in handicaps and warrants respect up 4lb.

15/8

1st

7

(1)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Lerwick

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

made all, set steady pace, ridden 1f out, kept on well, comfortably

7/2

9/2

Form: 033842 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Oldest contender in this field and 0-8 this term; however, beat all bar a southern raider in C&D event (soft) 16 days ago and is handicapped to go one better; 1lb below last winning mark.

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6th

6

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Poets Dawn

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Tim Easterby

1m on heavy ground won't faze him, as when second of 15 at Newmarket when last seen in November; not beaten far on last season's reappearance; one to consider.

11/2

2nd

3

(18)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newmarket

Poets Dawn

10st 1lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

No longer the force of old but made all off a reduced mark at Redcar (1m, good) in September and probably ran at least as well when fourth of 13 at York (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; a possible.

8/1

4th

12

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Poets Dawn

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 2f

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: -05753 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Most wins at Beverley but scored over this C&D in 2021; respectable third, one place behind Poet's Dawn, back here (soft) last month; remains 2lb below last winning mark and can't be dismissed.

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7th

4

(15)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Casilli

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

Beverley specialist (five wins) and 7lb lower than for the most recent in July last year, but has done most of her racing since over further and not sure she has the pace for this now; also has a wide draw to overcome.

14/1

12/1

Form: 3-1065 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Readily off the mark at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) on handicap debut; has failed to match that form on good/AW since; possibly just not progressing but this return to forecast slower ground may help.

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4th

7

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Vallamorey

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

1m2f soft-ground winner this time last year for Chris Fairhurst; however, has shown little in three hurdle races and an AW handicap for new yard this year.

25/1

5th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:20 Hexham

Vallamorey

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Won on the Flat for Chris Fairhurst (1m2f, soft; RPR 78) last spring but has shown very little in two novice hurdles and an AW handicap for new stable this year; may yet turn things around but could be considered only if attracting good market support.

33/1

6th

9

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Vallamorey

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

towards rear, mistake 1st, in touch with leaders 2nd, outpaced 3 out, lost touch before 2 out

12/1

Form: 0-3871 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo who recorded a first win since joining current stable when belying his 20-1 odds in a muddling race at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) two weeks ago; not certain to back up that form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

6th

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Very Excellent

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders

20/1

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:40 Catterick

Very Excellent

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Won on the Flat last July and runner-up over hurdles at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in August; it was his first start since when tailed off at Market Rasen (2m, soft) last month but he has to improve a bundle for the run.

25/1

9/1

Form: 305325 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has bits of soft-ground form, raced mainly on faster; below par on AW debut ten days ago; close second at Beverley the time before; has a respectable record (3133) at Ripon and he's on a workable mark.

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1st

1

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Strawman

10st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Gemma Tutty

took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

7/1

1st

1

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Strawman

10st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Gemma Tutty

took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

7/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £110.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lerwick

The Guardian:

Zarabanda

RP RATINGS:

Vallamorey

Telegraph:

Casilli

POSTDATA:

Strawman

D Express:

Zarabanda

Daily Record:

Zarabanda

The Times:

Lerwick

Daily Mail:

Lerwick

Daily Mirror:

Lerwick