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12:05 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (Cond’/Amateur Jockeys’) (Part Of The REI) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 6m 19s
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (Cond’/Amateur Jockeys’) (Part Of The REI) (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6P-265

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Winner of a point-to-point bumper and a maiden point; yet to win under rules, but has run well enough on occasions to suggest he has a chance back up in trip.

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3rd

3

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Bird On The Wire

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, well held but kept on and went third run-in

4/1

10th

2

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

Bird On The Wire

12st 1lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Good third over C&D (good) under William Maggs in November latest; conditions suit and interesting with blinkers tried but record of 1-18 is offputting.

7/1

3rd

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:00 Doncaster

Bird On The Wire

10st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Only win in 17 starts over hurdles was when scoring off a 6lb lower mark over C&D in January; some fair efforts since, though below-par last time (September).

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £9.00

Form: 5-7507

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

On a career-low mark but hasn't shown a great deal and now tries 3m for first time.

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4th

2

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Ribeye

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

held up in last, headway 9th, in touch with leaders and going easily 2 out, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, no chance before last, finished tired

3/1

2nd

6

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:45 Catterick

Ribeye

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Peter Atkinson

Two wins in the first half of last year (3m/2m4f, good to soft) and he's on a handy mark on that form, but he struggled on his two outings this winter and needs to get back on track.

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 34P-UP

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has a chance on his Taunton third last January (2m3f, soft) and was still in with a chance when unseating rider two out in a handicap chase at Hexham in November (3m, good to soft); pulled up in testing ground last time but not without a chance back over hurdles on better ground; cheekpieces reapplied (pulled up when he wore them previously).

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Verdict Starting price

8

5th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:00 Southwell

Banana Joe

10st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

5th

6

24th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Banana Joe

10st 11lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Back to hurdling on last two starts after unsuccessful efforts over fences and has run creditably to be third off this mark on both occasions; ought to stay this longer trip and has each-way claims.

11/2

3rd

18

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

13:50 Ffos Las

Banana Joe

10st 1lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Maiden who wasn't disgraced on the return to hurdling at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago, bouncing back from a couple of non-completions over fences; has place hopes.

12/1

Form: 26-082

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed best form this season when second dropped down to 2m at Bangor last time (soft, cheekpieces back on); sole win came over 2m5f and now having his first run at 3m; a possible.

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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

Form: 5-V046

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

On a good mark but yet to prove she stays this trip; below form last time and has plenty to prove.

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3rd

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:10 Kelso

Veshenskaya

10st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

towards rear of midfield, nudged along 3 out (usual 4 out), pushed along but in touch with leaders omitted 2 out, keeping on last, no extra run-in, weakened towards finish

5/1

1st

6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

14-race maiden but had wind surgery last month and has run well with thirds at Newcastle (2m7f) and Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in both runs since; only beaten 1l off same mark last time and should be in the mix again.

6/1

3rd

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

Veshenskaya

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Stuck to her task pretty well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, good) 11 days ago but is now 0-9 over hurdles and a couple of the others look more interesting.

8/1

Form: 334559

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on her best form but hasn't won since June 2019; below par all three starts for present yard and is having her first run at this trip; others have stronger claims.

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4th

8

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:25 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 12lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran mare who battled well to win over C&D (good) off considerably reduced mark in June; not quite in same form since, though, and younger rivals have more appealing profiles; versatile regarding ground.

14/1

5th

8

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

20:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Green Or Black

10st 9lb

J: Edward Rees

T: Neil Mulholland

Experienced 11yo who was winning for only the third time when a length successful at Uttoxeter in June (2m, good); well held since then and others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

6

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Green Or Black

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Veteran who rallied gamely in similar event over C&D (good) last month, ending a long losing spell; well behind Vision Of Hope at Market Rasen since but can't be dismissed back here.

10/1

Form: -15P45 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won over 3m at Perth last July (3m, good to soft) and not disgraced on first run for present yard when fifth at Uttoxeter last time (2m4f, good to soft, visored first time); dropped 4lb so back on last winning mark and, with visor retained, is one with a chance.

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9th

9

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Vinnies Getaway

10st 8lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Dug deep to win over fences in early part of this season but not seen since a poor performance last summer and probably best watched on this return to hurdling.

66/1

7th

7

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:10 Market Rasen

Vinnies Getaway

10st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

prominent, reminders after 4th, weakened after last (usual 4 out)

5/1

9

10th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:11 Stratford

Vinnies Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

prominent, left in second 10th, ridden and lost second 2 out, 2 lengths down and keeping on when mistake and fell heavily last

5/2

Form: 7-5059

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers but disappointing over hurdles including on handicap debut when stepped up to 3m last time; blinkers now tried but others more convincing.

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6th

7

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

My Keepsake

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

in touch with leaders, pushed along from 2nd, ridden after 5th, dropped to last after 6th, weakened after 7th, tailed off

16/1

8th

11

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:05 Doncaster

My Keepsake

10st 10lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Philip Hobbs

Fair form in bumpers but disappointing over hurdles including on handicap debut when stepped up to 3m last time; blinkers now tried but others more convincing.

20/1

9th

14

9th Dec 2021

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

My Keepsake

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs

Placed in two bumpers last season (good to firm/heavy); beaten 35l+ in three novice hurdles this autumn (2m-2m3f) but makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark and may improve for the step up in trip.

14/1

Form: 16F-P5 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has won two 3m handicap chases on soft ground; below form this season (pulled up over fences on first occasion) and plenty to prove at present.

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9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:33 Wetherby

Definite Wisdom

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Returned to form when third of five in a warm little race at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time, the venue for his two previous wins (3m, soft); also ran well on his last visit here and he's one to consider.

12/1

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

15:30 Musselburgh

Definite Wisdom

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Pulled up in a chase on seasonal debut in October and has also disappointed in two subsequent hurdles; now 10lb lower than when winning over C&D (soft) in first-time visor last season but needs a revival.

14/1

9th

4

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:05 Doncaster

Definite Wisdom

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Has won two 3m handicap chases on soft ground; below form this season (pulled up over fences on first occasion) and plenty to prove at present.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-0861

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Unexposed sort who got off the mark when winning on first try at 2m4f on handicap debut at Uttoxeter in December (good to soft); up 9lb and tries 3m for the first time; interesting.

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12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Immortal Fame

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom Lacey

took keen hold, midfield, lost position before 4 out

12/1

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Immortal Fame

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

8yo who has an impressive 5-13 strike-rate having won on his final two outings of last year (2m5f, good/good to soft); has also shown promise on soft going; key player if his fine form continues following a break.

2/1

Form: U4-4P5

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

On a good mark and has a first-time visor on this return to hurdling (has worn cheekpieces and blinkers), but is a 20-race maiden who makes little appeal.

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6th

6

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Dorado Dollar

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Running well and was out of the weights when beaten under 5l at Warwick (3m1f, good) most recently; 3lb lower this time and can have a say.

7/1

4th

7

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Dorado Dollar

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Lost out only by a neck in 15-runner handicap chase here (3m, good) last month and was clear second to progressive rival at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; evidently in good heart but competes from 5lb out of the weights today and his career strike-rate now stands at 0-31.

5/1

2nd

9

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Dorado Dollar

10st 3lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Chance wasn't obviously nearing before almost making it 30th time lucky at Warwick a fortnight ago (3m, good) from 5lb out of the weights; no good thing to back that up, but does run off his true mark this time.

6/1

Form: -V534P

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

23lb lower than for only win (June 2019); pulled up on return from a break last time and has plenty to prove at present.

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7

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

13:30 Sedgefield

Ballyfarsoon

10st 2lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Peter Winks

12yo whose long losing run goes back to 2019 and he's hard to fancy on last year's evidence; 3lb out of the handicap here.

50/1

12th

19

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Ballyfarsoon

10st 2lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Peter Winks

reluctant to line up, slowly away, raced in last

50/1

8th

18

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

12:12 Newcastle

Ballyfarsoon

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Peter Winks

A shadow of the gelding that won a 2m4f Aintree handicap (good to soft) in 2019 when 34lb higher; 0-21 since and 3lb wrong here; some encouragement from latest Southwell fourth but now has to back that up.

25/1

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Exacta £3479.00
Straight Forecast £3364.20
Tricast £32842.20
Trifecta £14938.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Immortal Fame

WEST COUNTRY:

After The Fox

POSTDATA:

Bird On The Wire

The Times:

Immortal Fame

Telegraph:

Immortal Fame

The Guardian:

Immortal Fame

Daily Mail:

Immortal Fame

The Star:

Immortal Fame

Daily Record:

Immortal Fame

Daily Express:

After The Fox

Daily Mirror:

After The Fox

The Sun:

After The Fox