15:40 Sedgefield
Happy New Year From Paxtons Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
Happy New Year From Paxtons Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 178y Runners: 5
NH Flat
Soft 2m 178y
Colby sets a decent standard based on his promising debut third at Musselburgh in November but preference is for point winner and rules newcomer WINDSOR AVENUE, whose trainer Brian Ellison has done very well in bumpers over the past couple of seasons.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Colby
POSTDATA Colby
SPOTLIGHT Windsor Avenue
THE NORTH Windsor Avenue
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
6
Windsor Avenue
B Hughes/B Ellison
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P-1
4/5, 8/11
4/6
SP
Off mark at second attempt in Irish maiden points in November (heavy) and bought for £65,000 the following month; trainer has been doing very well in bumpers over the last couple of seasons, including with newcomers, and this fellow is very much respected on his rules debut.
1
Colby
H Brooke/C Grant
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 3
120 3/1, 11/4
9/4
SP
Made good headway from the rear when a promising third at 28-1 on debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good) in November; today's extra yardage and stiffer track is in his favour and he's a strong candidate.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/17
    MUS 15Gd 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    3/13 5 1/4l, Town Head[28/1]11-2
    Henry Brooke
    92
    111
4
Scottshill
A P Cawley/Mrs C McCaldin
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P45-23
12/1, 11/1
8/1
SP
0-7 in points but placed on his last two starts in October and trainer, based in Northern Ireland, had a pointer (It'll Do Rightly; runs in the 1.40) make a winning rules debut at Catterick last month; not ruled out.
3
Schiehallion Munro
Mr J Wright/M D Hammond
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 4
90 18/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Every chance he'll improve for his debut run at Hexham (2m, heavy) in October and there was a glimmer of promise in his 32l fourth of ten at 10-1, but plenty more is required to be in the mix today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/10/17
    HEX 16Hy 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    4/10 32l, Senor Lombardy[10/1]11-1
    Mr Joe Wright
    81
2
Ivor The Fox
N Moscrop/Sara Ender
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight
28/1, 50/1
66/1
SP
£800 2yo; fourth foal; brother to bumper winner My Mate Mark (RPR 107) and half-brother to bumper and 2m/2m3f hurdle winner Rafafie (109); trainer 0-11 in bumpers in the past five seasons; may be best watched on debut.
7
Ask Paddington
J Colliver/M D Hammond
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight
Non runner
37,000euros 3yo; fifth foal; dam tailed off in a bumper but she's a half-sister to RSA Chase and Hennessy winner Trabolgan; trainer 4-27 (15%) with bumper newcomers in past five seasons (1-4 here) and interesting to see how this one goes in the betting; trainer also runs Schiehallion Munro.
5
Snougar
A Lane/D McCain
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 0
103
Non runner
Half-brother to five Flat winners and he's in good hands, but he finished last at 50-1 on last month's debut at Bangor (2m, soft); best watched until showing some promise.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/12/17
    BAN 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    10/10 19 1/2l, Moonlighter[50/1]10-9
    Adrian Lane
    47
    94
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP