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Molson Coors Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Molson Coors Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 43-611 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

3yo who is going the right way over 1m4f having won his novice at Thirsk (good) and followed up with a tenacious front-running display back in a handicap there (soft); good reason to expect another bold show off 4lb higher.

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7th

3

(13)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Edge Of Darkness

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won a seller for the Johnstons on his final start in Britain; his mark entitles him to respect and tried in cheekpieces on his stable debut after five months off.

6/1

1st

2

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Musselburgh

Edge Of Darkness

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders, steady headway from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well and went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

4/6

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 754124 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Successful handicap debut over this trip at Leicester (1m4f, good to firm) before chasing home a Gosden improver here (good); fared less well on her final start but highly likely that she resented the soft ground; remains of interest.

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3rd

12

(2)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

D Day Arvalenreeva

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Won a Leicester fillies' handicap (1m4f) at the end of May; runner-up twice on Newmarket's July Course later in the summer but not at best last twice (C&D latterly); needs to stage a revival.

20/1

6th

4

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

D Day Arvalenreeva

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Won a Leicester fillies' handicap (1m4f, good to firm) in May, when 2lb lower; has twice bettered that effort in defeat since, both on Newmarket's July course (both 1m4f, good) in handicaps; well beaten when back to 1m2f at Bath latest but no surprise if she goes close from this mark.

7/1

5th

2

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:00 Bath

D Day Arvalenreeva

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Yet to make any significant further progress since her winning handicap debut at Leicester (1m4f, good to firm) in May but ran well in defeat at Newmarket (1m4f, good) this month and will be in the thick of things if today's drop back in trip suits.

4/1

5/2

Form: 532

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Questionable what he actually achieved behind the now much-improved Sweet William (now BHA-rated 103) in a 1m4f novice at Doncaster (good to firm; first-time cheekpieces) but clearly of strong interest with nothing of that calibre to contend with on his handicap debut.

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1st

6

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 4

16:30 Yarmouth

Tajanis

8st 12lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

prominent early, soon led, switched to centre over 4f out

4/1

3rd

8

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Newmarket (July)

Tajanis

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: William Haggas

Questionable what he actually achieved behind the now much-improved Sweet William (now BHA-rated 103) in a 1m4f novice at Doncaster (good to firm; first-time cheekpieces) but clearly of strong interest with nothing of that calibre to contend with on his handicap debut.

5/2

Form: 207152 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won over this far at Thirsk (good to firm) in June and quickly put a lesser effort on soft ground behind her when close up at Haydock (11.6f, good) last month; up another 2lb here but not yet fully exposed.

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9th

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Ready To Shine

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Julie Camacho

Won a 1m4f Thirsk handicap on fast ground last June; didn't win again; quite interesting now going over hurdles but slow ground would be a concern.

20/1

7th

1

(1)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:24 Newcastle (AW)

Ready To Shine

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

led

20/1

5th

4

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Ready To Shine

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

took keen hold, held up in last, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms

20/1

33/1

Form: 666

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Most competitive efforts have come in small-field bumpers and has recorded a trio of sixths in 1m2f-1m6f maidens; difficult to know what to make of this mark on his handicap debut.

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1st

16

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Merrijig

9st 4lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: John Berry

on outer throughout, midfield, headway back straight

12/1

1st

2

(7)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:20 Redcar

Merrijig

10st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: John Berry

Placed in three bumpers; runner-up on second handicap start at Carlisle last time (1m6f, good to firm), pulling hard but nearly pinched the race under an enterprising ride (winner and third were first and second at Musselburgh on Saturday); could go well again.

9/4

Form: 0-1841 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

The faster the ground the better and he claimed a sixth career success when beating two rivals in a Class 6 at Bath (1m3f+) in June; five of his six wins have been at that level but handicapper didn't go overboard with just a 3lb nudge.

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3rd

1

(6)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

On The Right Track

10st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Mark Usher

Two wins in the first half of the year, one of them here, and he's been placed three times since returning to action in August; not at his best in two runs over this far but he ought to stay and he's a contender dropping back into a Class 6.

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:52 Windsor

On The Right Track

9st 12lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Mark Usher

Two wins at about this trip on the AW and at Bath (firm) in the first half of the season and not weighted out of it on the best of his subsequent turf form; has more solid claims than many.

14/1

3rd

9

(2)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

On The Right Track

9st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Mark Usher

Two wins earlier in the season (AW/turf) and he went close at Bath (11.6f, good) on his penultimate run; had an excuse when below form at Goodwood four weeks ago (suffered post-race heat stress) and has claims if he can bounce back to near his best.

16/1

Form: 205363

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has gone 0-9 since his debut win; competitive in 1m2f handicaps this season and seemed to get the 2m okay at York a fortnight ago (on good); just looks high in the weights and the new visor probably needs to eke out some improvement.

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9th

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Sea Grey

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fair Flat form at 1m2f-2m last year; won a five-runner Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft) in December on second start over hurdles, but was disappointing on heavy ground at Southwell six weeks ago; wore cheekpieces for those last two starts; good shout if that latest run is forgiven.

11/4

5th

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Sea Grey

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful at his best up to 2m on Flat; second when warm favourite for Doncaster novice (2m, good) on stable/hurdle debut but asserted in clearcut style in five-runner Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft) later in December, improved in first-time cheekpieces; one of the clear top two on hurdles form.

4/6

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tajanis

The Times:

Edge Of Darkness

POSTDATA:

D Day Arvalenreeva

The Guardian:

Sea Grey

LAMBOURN:

On The Right Track

RP RATINGS:

Tajanis

NEWMARKET:

Tajanis

Daily Mail:

Tajanis

D Express:

Tajanis

Daily Mirror:

Tajanis

The Star:

D Day Arvalenreeva

Telegraph:

Edge Of Darkness

The Sun:

Edge Of Darkness

Daily Record:

Edge Of Darkness