13:20 Ayr

Good

British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7851
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
6 (11)
Respectful

14/1 (Won)

Form: 54

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Debut came in race won by smart rival; again showed some ability at Catterick (7f, good to soft; 6l fourth) since, albeit the bare form is ordinary; further progress is possible but required.

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1st

1

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Redcar

Respectful

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

made all, switched left and against far rail after 2f, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on

4/1

Form: 23 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close second over C&D (good to soft) on debut; beaten favourite at Leicester (good to firm; nearly 7l third) since but he's a half-brother to two very smart performers for the Johnston yard and should do better still; respected back here.

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2nd

7

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 3

17:45 Musselburgh

Individualism

8st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Related to some good performers for the Johnston stable; showed ability in 7f novice events last season, notably when close second at Ayr (good to soft) on two occasions; should progress now handicapping and upped in trip; commands respect.

7/4

3rd
8 (8)
Volterra

11/8

Form: 4

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Farhh colt who cost 400,000gns as a yearling; made a promising debut in the Convivial Maiden at the York Ebor festival (7f, good to firm) four weeks ago, keeping-on fourth; trainer has won this race for the last two years; very strong claims.

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1st

7

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Newmarket

Volterra

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

400,000gns yearling; showed plenty of ability in first two starts before winning a Redcar novice (7f, good) in October; likely there is more to come from him this year and the market may reveal more back from seven months off; should stay 1m.

7/2

1st

9

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Redcar

Volterra

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

travelled strongly, prominent, hung right from over 2f out, soon towards near side, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds, led final stride, all out

2/1

Form: 22 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bred to be a useful sort; runner-up in 7f contests on good ground, going very close at Sandown then beaten 5l at Thirsk where he seemed to do too much up front (not disgraced in the circumstances); one of the main form contenders.

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1st

3

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:05 York

Colorada Dancer

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

raced in third, smooth headway to lead 2f out, pushed along up the centre over 1f out, ridden when faced challenge inside final furlong, edged left but kept on final 110yds, gamely

5/2

4th

2

(7)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Colorada Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Bred to be a useful sort; runner-up in 7f contests on good ground, going very close at Sandown then beaten 5l at Thirsk where he seemed to do too much up front (not disgraced in the circumstances); one of the main form contenders.

3/1

10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has a predominantly sprinting pedigree but appeared to stay this trip here (good to soft) on debut, keeping-on fourth; open to improvement with the experience under her belt; possibilities.

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6th

10

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Capellina

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Michael Dods

in rear, pushed along after 1f

33/1

5th

9

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Capellina

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has a predominantly sprinting pedigree but appeared to stay this trip here (good to soft) on debut, keeping-on fourth; open to improvement with the experience under her belt; possibilities.

10/1

Form: 85

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Better effort when fifth at Musselburgh (7f) but needs to improve a good deal further; yard has a stronger chance with Individualism.

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4th

6

(3)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

16:58 Hamilton

Ready Or Nott

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent after 2f, weakened gradually from over 1f out

6/1

3rd

1

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

14:00 Yarmouth

Ready Or Nott

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Went handicapping off a low mark and ran as though the race would bring her on at Wolverhampton (9.4f), having raced prominently before weakening; possible.

4/1

4th

3

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ready Or Nott

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Ran three times over 7f last August/September, best result on second start; needs to improve but that can't be ruled out on this handicap, seasonal and AW debut, with a new trip too.

8/1

Form: 53

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown ability in 6f events on good ground, keeping-on third at Carlisle latest; something to find on bare figures but could well take another step forward; shapes as if 7f will suit.

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8th

5

(9)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Inspiring Speeches

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Has shown ability, most recently when fourth of 11 on nursery debut at Pontefract (6f); improvement is possible but necessary, as he was beaten nearly 5l last time.

9/1

Form: 37

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest RPRs in 6f maidens on good ground, well-held third on debut and down the field next time; handicaps more suitable shortly.

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7th

9

(13)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Wetherby

This Years Love

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

towards rear on outer

20/1

7th

10

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:10 Nottingham

This Years Love

8st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has failed to land a serious blow over 6f/7f, showing modest form; however, may improve now handicapping and upped to 1m; receives weight all round; not without hope.

9/1

8th

7

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

This Years Love

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Modest RPRs in 6f maidens on good ground, well-held third on debut and down the field next time; handicaps more suitable shortly.

40/1

50/1

Form:

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Related to winners for his connections but achieved little on Carlisle debut (behind Inspiring Speeches); perhaps one for handicaps later on.

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11th

6

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Redcar

Papagrey

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

ducked right start, midfield

100/1

9th

5

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Papagrey

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Related to winners for his connections but achieved little on Carlisle debut (behind Inspiring Speeches); perhaps one for handicaps later on.

50/1

10th

5

(5)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 182y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Papagrey

9st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Fifth foal; brother to 7f winner Platinum Girl (RPR 76), half-brother to winners Highwaygrey (1m2f; 93), Delgrey Boy (1m; 89) and Albegrey (1m; 82); should have a future but may be one for further down the line.

25/1

50/1

Form: 79

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Comfortably held in both runs, looking the type who'll be more comfortable in handicaps shortly.

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10th

10

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Flow So Gently

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Comfortably held in both runs, looking the type who'll be more comfortable in handicaps shortly.

50/1

9th

9

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 182y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Flow So Gently

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

She can improve when settling better but she finished down the field at Ayr (7f, good to soft) on debut and a watching brief is advised.

50/1

7th

5

(2)

7th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:25 Ayr

Flow So Gently

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Third foal; half-sister to 1m2f/12.4f winner Sophiesticate (RPR 77); dam placed 1m2f (58), half-sister to 7f 2yo and 1m Listed winner Fencing and useful 1m3f-1m4f winner Deacon; stable has only occasional debut winners; other newcomers are more enticing.

25/1

OUR TIP

40/1

Form:

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made an inauspicious debut at Haydock (7f), trailing home last of 11; stable has a much stronger chance with Volterra.

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10th

13

(4)

11th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cestrian Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Kevin Ryan

prominent, lost ground over 3f out

14/1

8th

4

(5)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

14:00 Pontefract

Cestrian Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Has failed to beat any opponent in two starts; can only watch.

50/1

11th

1

(9)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Cestrian Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Kevin Ryan

Made an inauspicious debut at Haydock (7f), trailing home last of 11; stable has a much stronger chance with Volterra.

40/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Volterra

Telegraph:

Colorada Dancer

The Guardian:

Capellina

RP RATINGS:

Volterra

TOPSPEED:

Volterra

POSTDATA:

Volterra

The Times:

Volterra

Daily Mail:

Volterra

D Express:

Volterra

Daily Mirror:

Volterra

The Sun:

Volterra

The Star:

Volterra

Daily Record:

Colorada Dancer