January 28 / 12.15 Doncaster

12.15 Doncaster

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  • Prize money: £5010.32
  • 2m 3f 31y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 51s
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Betting Better With Sky Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4P-F1O D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
In a clear lead when final-fence faller on last month's chase debut at Market Rasen (2m3f, soft) and made amends with easy victory at Catterick (2m3f, soft) next time; up 12lb for the win and he ran out at the first fence at Hereford subsequently but, such was his dominance at Catterick, there can be optimism he remains ahead of the handicapper; unraced on good ground.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

14:44 Haydock

Nocte Volatus

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

2nd

3

12th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:45 Sandown

Nocte Volatus

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Has an all-or-nothing profile with three wins and three non-completions in his last six starts; clearcut scorer at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) six days ago, and he'll be a strong contender again under a 7lb penalty if putting in another clear round.

5/2

1st

2

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:30 Huntingdon

Nocte Volatus

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Highly progressive since switched to fences this term, winning under 10lb claimer over 2m3f at Catterick (soft) and Doncaster (good); led until falling two out when back over hurdles on latest outing and chase/seasonal debut saw another fall, when having the race at his mercy; safe completion would see a very bold show but he does have a rather hairy, low jumping style.

9/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 21-817 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Irish maiden hurdle winner who scored at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) last month in a first-time tongue-tie (retained since) on his second chase/stable start; failed to see out 3m when well beaten there subsequently and this lightly raced 7yo retains potential now back down in distance.
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4th

6

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

14:00 Doncaster

Ahead Of The Field

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Southwell winner in December (2m4f, soft); runner-up to a progressive sort over C&D last time (O Connell Street back in third); each-way chance.

11/2

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:06 Hereford

Ahead Of The Field

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Emma Lavelle

Two good runs (including a win) and two poor runs since switched to chasing for new stable this season; bumped into very well handicapped rival when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) six weeks ago and is a contender if in the right mood again here.

7/2

2nd

3

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Ahead Of The Field

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Emma Lavelle

Irish maiden hurdle winner who scored at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) last month in a first-time tongue-tie (retained since) on his second chase/stable start; failed to see out 3m when well beaten there subsequently and this lightly raced 7yo retains potential now back down in distance.

9/2

Form: 21553P D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Hurdle/chase winner who ran well at Fairyhouse (2m5f, good) in November on final start for Gordon Elliott; however, he was pulled up on his stable debut at Musselburgh early this month and a big turnaround is needed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

2

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:45 Market Rasen

O Connell Street

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

always towards rear, tailed off

20/1

7th

1

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Worcester

O Connell Street

11st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Kevin Frost

7th

9

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

O Connell Street

11st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Kevin Frost

Mixed fortunes over fences, with jumping an issue; however, he's 12lb lower over hurdles than when a fair third in a handicap chase at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January, and he won a maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, good) last June and his last attempt in this discipline; a possible.

14/1

Form: /56-42

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced and predominantly disappointing since winning debut in December 2019, but following a wind op she was a good second at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) last month on her second chase start; that form is working out nicely and she's well worth a crack at this longer trip.
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2nd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

16:20 Taunton

Full Of Surprises

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

3rd

3

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle

Full Of Surprises

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

First run after wind surgery and only her second start over fences when pleasing second at Catterick (2m, good to soft) in December; made mistakes when well held at Doncaster last time where she may have found the good ground too fast (only hurdles win achieved on soft); considered.

5/2

4th

6

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Full Of Surprises

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Lightly raced and predominantly disappointing since winning debut in December 2019, but following a wind op she was a good second at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) last month on her second chase start; that form is working out nicely and she's well worth a crack at this longer trip.

4/1

Form: -46221

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Running well towards end of last year, finishing second twice in a row (1m7f/2m4f, good to soft) before winning at Newcastle (2m, good); had a solid yardstick in second and he can give another good account up 3lb.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

19th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Avoid De Master

12st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

1st

3

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Avoid De Master

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

3rd

3

20th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:20 Carlisle

Avoid De Master

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Susan Corbett

In excellent form for Susan Corbett, landing 2m Newcastle handicap in December, until beating only one at Doncaster (2m3f) following month; needs to get back on track after his break.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 333-2P D

Last run: 62 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Bumper (two-time) and maiden hurdle winner who performed respectably in a match on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October; 2m7f may have stretched him at Newcastle in November but that was still disappointing in first-time cheekpieces (retained); needs to get back on track.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

12:15 Doncaster

Tupelo Mississippi

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Brian Ellison

Bumper (two-time) and maiden hurdle winner who performed respectably in a match on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October; 2m7f may have stretched him at Newcastle in November but that was still disappointing in first-time cheekpieces (retained); needs to get back on track.

13/2

5

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:45 Ayr

Tupelo Mississippi

11st 1lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Brian Ellison

Won two bumpers and a maiden hurdle (2m4f, heavy) but he was beaten in a match on his chase debut and again looked laboured before pulling up at Newcastle on Saturday; makes no appeal on the back of that.

2

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

13:30 Newcastle

Tupelo Mississippi

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Turned over at 1-5 in a match on last month's chase debut at Carlisle but it wasn't a bad run and this point runner-up, who won two bumpers here (one on turf), is on a competitive mark on his best hurdle form; improvement possible in first-time cheekpieces and could have a part to play.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £118.00
Straight Forecast £127.30
Trifecta £1137.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nocte Volatus

Daily Mail:

Full Of Surprises

TOPSPEED:

Ahead Of The Field

Daily Express:

Full Of Surprises

Daily Record:

Full Of Surprises

RP Ratings:

Nocte Volatus

POSTDATA:

Nocte Volatus

The Times:

Nocte Volatus

Telegraph:

Nocte Volatus

The Guardian:

Nocte Volatus

Daily Mirror:

Nocte Volatus

The Star:

Nocte Volatus