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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Colwick Cup Handicap

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Colwick Cup Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

Form: 67-221

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Two seconds in handicaps (1m4f/1m6f) before making the most of a straightforward opening back in maiden company at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft); promises to stay this far and he's on the shortlist.

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1st

4

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Campaign Trail

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

3yo who won at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft) and Nottingham (2m, good) during the summer but he was disappointing in the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket (2m2f, good) last month; still has potential as a stayer but he was in trouble some way out last time and needs to bounce back after that.

7/2

6th

10

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Campaign Trail

8st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Second in his first two handicaps (1m4f/1m6f) before making the most of a straightforward opening in a 1m4f Catterick maiden; up to 2m when adding a 13-runner handicap at Nottingham on latest start, getting to the lead late on after not an ideal run through; up 5lb but looks capable of better.

4/1

1st

14

(3)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Campaign Trail

8st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Two seconds in handicaps (1m4f/1m6f) before making the most of a straightforward opening back in maiden company at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft); promises to stay this far and he's on the shortlist.

8/1

10/1

Form: 2-4312 D BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Just behind Tuddenham Green on reappearance (first run for 463 days) but has come on since then and after winning at Chester (2m, good) he only just missed out at Newmarket; good ground is perhaps ideal.

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2nd

5

1st Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:43 Salisbury

Capone

9st 11lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Consistent gelding who beat all bar a Beckett improver over 2m at Nottingham the last time; perhaps best on good ground but handles some cut underfoot; respected.

3/1

2nd

13

(10)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Capone

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Just behind Tuddenham Green on reappearance (first run for 463 days) but has come on since then and after winning at Chester (2m, good) he only just missed out at Newmarket; good ground is perhaps ideal.

10/1

2nd

2

(6)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newmarket (July)

Capone

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Close third at Chester (2m, good) last month on second start back from a long absence before a comfortable win there (2m, good) 12 days ago; based on that latest evidence a 5lb rise may not stop him today.

3/1

12/1

Form: /33-23

Last run: 101 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner, on good and soft ground; has figures of 3323 in Flat handicaps (1m3f-2m) and his mark hasn't really gone anywhere; off since May so some confidence behind him would be welcomed.

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2nd

5

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:20 Chester

Tuddenham Green

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

2-4 over hurdles, 0-8 on the Flat but has been consistent in handicaps; has been nudged up another 1lb for last month's third, however, and he'll need to find a bit more from somewhere.

5/1

3rd

12

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Tuddenham Green

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

Dual hurdle winner, on good and soft ground; has figures of 3323 in Flat handicaps (1m3f-2m) and his mark hasn't really gone anywhere; off since May so some confidence behind him would be welcomed.

12/1

3rd

4

(5)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Goodwood

Tuddenham Green

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Scored easily on his most recent hurdles start, then ran creditably at Nottingham (2m, soft) on return to the Flat; threatening to win under this ode, with form figures of 332 in handicaps; highly respected.

11/4

Form: 12-121

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made it 4-6 in handicaps when sauntering to a 27l success last week at Ffos Las (1m6f, soft); probably handled conditions better than his rivals but he's clearly well-in with just a 5lb penalty.

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0

22

(21)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Golden Shot

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Made it 4-6 in handicaps when drawing 27l clear at Ffos Las (1m6f, soft; 10lb higher today) in August, making most in an amateurs' race; failed to replicate that form under a penalty on good ground one week later but he stays at least 2m and a return to soft ground would presumably be a big help.

25/1

4th

6

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Golden Shot

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Made it 4-6 in handicaps when sauntering to a 27l success last week at Ffos Las (1m6f, soft); probably handled conditions better than his rivals but he's clearly well-in with just a 5lb penalty.

5/4

1st

4

(6)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Ffos Las

Golden Shot

10st 13lb

J: Mr Frederick Daly

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, headed 6f out, going easily when led again over 4f out, soon up the centre, shaken up and went clear over 2f out, went further clear inside final furlong, easily

5/4

Form: 86372

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Possibly the stable second string, though Rhys Clutterbuck was aboard when a staying-on second over 1m4f at Salisbury latest (good); stays 1m6f and should stay 2m; blinkers added; improvement has come on good ground.

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7th

1

(4)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Seahouses

9st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

0-7 for Ralph Beckett, best effort when second at Salisbury; has failed to transfer that form to hurdles for new yard; chance of winning partly depends on how well he takes to new scenario (AW debut).

14/1

8th

12

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Seahouses

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Barry Brennan

Some ability on the Flat for Ralph Beckett; has finished tailed off in both his hurdles, on the first occasion finishing well behind Palio.

100/1

20/1

Form: 1425/3

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Running well over hurdles during the past year and ran a solid race behind Quantum Leap on his return to Flat action at Haydock (1m6f, good to soft); likely to need more off the same mark.

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6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Mothill

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Has won three of his last four hurdles, latterly edging home in the new cheekpieces at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) after Joe Anderson had lost his whip (still a fine ride; always ideally positioned up with the pace); mark continues to rise (up another 5lb) but he's not easily knocked.

4/1

1st

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Mothill

10st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Wins in 2023 came in Class 4 events at Uttoxeter and Sedgefield (both 2m4f, good to soft) and the rise in class seemed to find him out when he was only eighth in the Lanzarote at Kempton last time; needs first-time cheekpieces to spark a career-best effort.

16/1

8th

17

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mothill

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Solid record in Class 4 this term, winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) most recently; 5lb claimer Joe Anderson (won on him last June) returns, in bid to offset 5lb rise; 4-12 over hurdles; upped sharply in grade but arrives in top form; shortlisted.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-71

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well-bred 4yo; second run was a blip but successful either side of that, latterly in a 1m6f handicap on good to soft at Haydock despite losing ground at the start (second run in this headgear); 5lb higher but looks progressive.

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5th

2

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:55 Catterick

Quantum Leap

10st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Hooded this season but not today; markedly slow starts on most outings (won two) but rather better in that respect last time, when looking better than the bare result as he did not get the best of runs through; never quite got competitive on last three outings now (on soft ground penultimate start) and drops back from 2m/1m6f but could be capable of better.

6/1

5th

1

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 4

17:05 Redcar

Quantum Leap

10st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Markedly slow starts on all five appearances but won two, latterly in a 1m6f handicap on good to soft at Haydock in July off 4lb lower; never quite got competitive on last two outings, not disgraced in form terms but he cannot afford to keep giving such a headstart to his rivals.

7/1

6th

6

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Quantum Leap

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

lost many lengths start

8/1

16/1

Form: -03105

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Better than ever when winning at Pontefract (1m4f, good to firm) and the ground has been soft for his lesser performances since then (in new cheekpieces); conditions look the key to his chance.

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9th

12

(1)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

CMon Kenny

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Got up late to win a C&D handicap last month off 3lb lower; into a more competitive race tonight but retains potential over this trip.

6/1

9th
8 (14)
Alnilam

6/1

Form: 55-611

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Has come from off the pace to win 1m6f handicaps at Sandown (good to firm) and Yarmouth (good to soft), quite impressively last time given they didn't go a strong gallop up front; hard to rule out off 4lb higher.

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1st

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Kelso

Alnilam

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent on inner

5/6

7th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Alnilam

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

in rear early, hampered by faller 1st

11/2

1st

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Alnilam

11st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

prominent on inner

4/1

25/1

Form: 851397 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

First and third in 2m Goodwood handicaps before finishing last in the Queen Alexandra; that's easily forgiven but he has run moderately on the AW since then; would have something to prove on soft ground.

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9th

7

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

First Emperor

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Ryan

Some creditable efforts over 2m this year and he wasn't far behind Red Flyer in a Class 2 over C&D (sixth of 13) last time; his losing run is mounting up but he's edging down the weights and could go well on this drop back in grade.

14/1

6th

13

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

First Emperor

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Ryan

pushed along soon after start, towards rear after 2f

16/1

3rd

5

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

First Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Ryan

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway over 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

16/1

66/1

Form: 1114-9 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Hat-trick last summer from 1m6f to 2m and won over hurdles in May; however, hard to be confident about him after finishing tailed off at York last time.

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11th

11

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Red Force One

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, however.

66/1

7

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Force One

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, though, and hard to enthuse; regular cheekpieces discarded.

33/1

8th

9

(7)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Force One

8st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

in rear

33/1

66/1

Form: 1540-7 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ended last season on a low note and after three quiet runs over hurdles he was down the field at York 17 days ago (behind Cormier); opposable.

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12th

7

(9)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Grand Scheme

9st 12lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Sam England

Ended last season on a low note and after three quiet runs over hurdles he was down the field at York 17 days ago (behind Cormier); opposable.

66/1

7th

5

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Grand Scheme

10st 0lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Sam England

midfield

40/1

5th

6

18th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:40 Southwell

Grand Scheme

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear after 5th

10/1

Form: 1-0864 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Mostly front-runs and ran his best race for a while last time at Carlisle (1m3f, soft); 1m6f winner here but has stamina to prove over quite this far.

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13th

9

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Mostly front-runs and ran his best race for a while last time at Carlisle (1m3f, soft); 1m6f winner here but has stamina to prove over quite this far.

33/1

4th

9

(16)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Blistering Barney

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Christopher Kellett

switched right soon after start, led

33/1

6th

5

(3)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Three wins last year, the latest in quite valuable final of this Grassroots Stayers' Series over C&D (good to firm) in September; has a bit to prove after two down-the-field runs this spring (1m2f/1m4f) but the return to Nottingham is sure to suit; 2-2 over C&D.

14/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £1264.70
Tricast £8669.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Golden Shot

Daily Mirror:

Campaign Trail

The Times:

Alnilam

LAMBOURN:

Capone

SPOTLIGHT:

Quantum Leap

The Star:

Seahouses

POSTDATA:

Mothill

The Sun:

Campaign Trail

Daily Record:

Alnilam

TOPSPEED:

Golden Shot

NEWMARKET:

Golden Shot

The Guardian:

Golden Shot

Daily Mail:

Golden Shot

D Express:

Golden Shot

Telegraph:

Capone