April 23 / 16.30 Epsom

16.30

Good

Weatherbys Digital Solutions Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 1m 0f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Weatherbys Digital Solutions Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 51-

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved from his promising Newmarket debut last October when winning from 13 rivals in a Kempton maiden (1m, AW) the following month; probably needs a bit more to win this but remains open to improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Sandown

Into Battle

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

The horse he beat at Epsom (1m novice; good) is becoming frustrating but this colt ran a pleasing fifth of 13 in the always-strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good); coming back in distance will be no hardship and his yard is going great guns.

9/2

5th

11

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Into Battle

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed Walker

Defied a penalty in Epsom novice event (8.5f, good) last month, taking record to 2-3; however, was able to dictate the pace and had little to spare at the finish; stiffer task in this warm handicap upped in trip.

16/1

5th

11

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Into Battle

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed Walker

Defied a penalty in Epsom novice event (8.5f, good) last month, taking record to 2-3; however, was able to dictate the pace and had little to spare at the finish; stiffer task in this warm handicap upped in trip.

16/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 522- BF

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
From a successful family and improved from his Newmarket debut last August when runner-up at Goodwood (1m, good) in September and Kempton (1m, AW) in November, going down by only a short head on the second occasion; major player if returning in the same form.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(5)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

18:40 Windsor

Midair

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Harry Charlton

Runner-up three times in novice/maiden events at around 1m; suffered a miserable trip when fourth of eight in a 1m2f Ascot handicap last month (good; first-time cheekpieces); sets the standard back in novice company and he's a strong contender.

6/4

13/8

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 12- BF

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Well backed when easily making a winning debut at Redcar (7f, good to firm) last September and may have paid for taking a keen hold when beaten a neck under his penalty in a Newcastle novice (7f, AW; 4-9) in November; this longer trip should suit and he is high on the list.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(6)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Involvement

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Won debut as 2yo; placed on next three starts and creditable seventh of 29 in handicap at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm; never able to challenge) on latest; best form (penultimate start) was on soft and he is bred to be suited by this step up in trip; one to consider seriously.

5/1

7th

9

(19)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Involvement

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Maiden winner (on good to firm) who looks open to improvement in just his second handicap but he'll need some, as the assessor harshly raised him 6lb for getting beaten at Haydock (1m, soft); that was a fine run from a bad draw but debatable whether it warranted such a rise.

14/1

2nd

5

(10)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

13:15 Haydock

Involvement

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Comfortable win on debut at Redcar (7f, good to firm) last September and went close in novice races the next twice (7f/8.3f, AW/good), most recently on comeback at Epsom last month when keeping on well after being denied a clear run; could have more left in the tank and his useful half-sister Dubai Crystal showed her best form on slow ground; interesting handicap newcomer.

10/1

100/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Astronomical prices and has shown nothing in two starts over 7f/1m five months apart.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(8)

3rd Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Dwynwen

9st 10lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, lost ground over 4f out

8/1

4th

6

(3)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:18 Brighton

Dwynwen

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

led, faced challenge from 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened gradually final 110yds

10/1

4th

6

(3)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:18 Brighton

Dwynwen

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

led, faced challenge from 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened gradually final 110yds

10/1

OUR TIP
5th
2 (6)
Thursday

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Huge prices and finished a well-beaten last in both starts over 7f on the AW.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(13)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 6

20:30 Epsom

Thursday

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Simon Dow

midfield, steadied and in rear soon after start

5/1

2nd

1

(6)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

19:00 Lingfield

Thursday

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Simon Dow

Improved form upped to 11.4f when coming from off the pace to beat 14 rivals in a classified event at Windsor (good to firm) on Monday; has to concede weight all round here but that was a stylish win last time and she's still unexposed; big player.

5/2

1st

9

(3)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:30 Windsor

Thursday

9st 13lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Simon Dow

Out of a 1m4f winner for her owner; ran promisingly at Brighton (1m2f; handicap debut) two weeks ago and may well build on that effort; interesting upped further in distance.

8/1

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
1,500gns yearling; half-sister to 7f/9.5f winner Final Credit (including Italy); dam US 8.5f dirt/1m1f turf winner, half-sister to Canadian 1m1f/1m3f Grade 3 winner Raylene out of half-sister to 6f/1m Group 1 winner Ad Valorem; best watched unless market suggests otherwise.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

(9)

22nd May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Five Threes

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

125-1 and hasn't offered a huge amount in two turf runs this spring.

100/1

10th

13

(9)

22nd May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Five Threes

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

125-1 and hasn't offered a huge amount in two turf runs this spring.

100/1

7th

7

(9)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 4

14:48 Brighton

Five Threes

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

slowly away, held up in rear, hung left over 1f out, no impression

33/1

Form: 09

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Easy winner on hurdling debut in January, but didn't build on it and failed to beat a rival in two starts when switched to the Flat at Kempton (1m, AW) this month.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

20th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Hill Spirit

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Paula Smith

Won against own age-group for Archie Watson on hurdle debut in January but his next two runs were underwhelming and his subsequent Flat record is very mixed; recently changed hands for 10,000gns; not the percentage call on this stable debut.

14/1

6th

7

(7)

13th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

15:00 Yarmouth

Hill Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

prominent, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

2nd

10

(5)

6th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Hill Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

A fair 2m hurdles winner but he's yet to show that form in this sphere, tried in cheekpieces when beating only one in 11.5f Bath handicap 22 days ago; this longer trip promises to suit but others still appeal more.

9/1

Form: 79

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sent off just 7-2 when in midfield on his debut for Johnny Murtagh at Dundalk (1m, AW) in January, but having been gelded he beat only one home on his first start for this yard at Kempton (1m, AW; 66-1) this month; stable also runs Dwynwen.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

2

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Newbury

Card Shark

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Jim Boyle

Debut for Johnny Murtagh at Dundalk (1m, AW) in January showed some ability; big odds for new yard when well beaten at Kempton (1m, AW) and slipping on the turn at Epsom (1m, good; unseated) last month; best watched.

100/1

11th

2

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Newbury

Card Shark

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Jim Boyle

raced wide early, always behind

100/1

5

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

16:30 Epsom

Card Shark

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Jim Boyle

Sent off just 7-2 when in midfield on his debut for Johnny Murtagh at Dundalk (1m, AW) in January, but having been gelded he beat only one home on his first start for this yard at Kempton (1m, AW; 66-1) this month; stable also runs Dwynwen.

40/1

Form: 82-

Last run: 240 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved from his Ascot debut last July when second of eight at Goodwood (1m, soft) the following month, albeit over 4l behind the winner; returns from eight months off, having been gelded, and needs to progress again but the stable has won three of the last five runnings of this.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

16:30 Epsom

Playtime

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Improved from his Ascot debut last July when second of eight at Goodwood (1m, soft) the following month, albeit over 4l behind the winner; returns from eight months off, having been gelded, and needs to progress again but the stable has won three of the last five runnings of this.

4/1

7

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

16:30 Epsom

Playtime

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Improved from his Ascot debut last July when second of eight at Goodwood (1m, soft) the following month, albeit over 4l behind the winner; returns from eight months off, having been gelded, and needs to progress again but the stable has won three of the last five runnings of this.

4/1

2nd

4

(8)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Playtime

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

Towards the bottom of this pack judged on Ascot debut form (7f; finished eighth); however, may do better with the experience under his belt and his trainer has won this contest for the last three years.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.70
Straight Forecast £14.33
Trifecta £26.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Involvement

RP RATINGS:

Midair

LAMBOURN:

Into Battle

Telegraph:

Into Battle

NEWMARKET:

Involvement

The Times:

Involvement

The Guardian:

Involvement

Daily Mail:

Involvement

The Sun:

Involvement

POSTDATA:

Midair

D Express:

Midair

Daily Mirror:

Midair

The Star:

Midair

Daily Record:

Midair