January 28 / 13.15 Doncaster

13.15 Doncaster Good

Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20812
  • 2m 0f 78y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 2s
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 112-29 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
Won three times over about 2m last season (various ground) and reappeared with fine second in Grade 2 Peterborough Chase (2m4f, good); Cheltenham's stiff, extended 2m4f on soft ground proved to be too much in a competitive handicap on New Year's Day and he's respected now back down in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Funambule Sivola

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

2nd

4

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Funambule Sivola

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has form figures of 11211211 at about 2m over fences, most recently making all for a cosy win in the Game Spirit at Newbury but he doesn't need to lead; now faces the stiffest assignment of his career but his solid and progressive profile counts for a lot; could go well.

33/1

1st

4

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Funambule Sivola

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Made giant strides last season at about 2m (various ground) and continued the good work returned to this trip when digging deep to win a rock-solid handicap at Doncaster two weeks ago (good); flattered to get within 4l of Shishkin in a Grade 1 at Aintree last season but he no doubt belongs in this company; likeable.

5/2

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3/1

  • Place: £1.00

Form: 11-114 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who won two handicaps (2m/2m1f, good) in autumn to make it four wins on the spin; faced very tough task in Kempton Grade 2 last month and he's capable of a bold bid now back in a handicap.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Before Midnight

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Often leads; improved 2m form (mostly on good) this season and he added to his reputation if anything at Doncaster in January when collared near the line by one who has gone on to better things since; should be suited by this track, too, and has a big run in him off the same mark.

13/2

6

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Before Midnight

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Progressive sort who has a good strike-rate at about 2m; beat Sky Pirate by 6l over C&D in October, the middle leg of a chase hat-trick; good effort at Doncaster last time behind Funambule Sivola, who followed up in the Game Spirit and runs in the Champion Chase today; shortlisted.

14/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

13:15 Doncaster

Before Midnight

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Sam Thomas

Front-runner who won two handicaps (2m/2m1f, good) in autumn to make it four wins on the spin; faced very tough task in Kempton Grade 2 last month and he's capable of a bold bid now back in a handicap.

3/1

11/1

  • Place: £1.00

Form: 236-UP C

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Feasibly treated judged on last season's progressive form and, having unseated early on his reappearance in October, he may have needed the run when pulled up at Aintree in December; however, it's hard to be confident on the back of that performance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:55 Doncaster

The Big Bite

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Goes well here and back to form when dead-heating for second, behind a smart winner, over C&D in January; same mark and major player.

11/4

2nd

3

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

13:15 Doncaster

The Big Bite

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Oliver

Feasibly treated judged on last season's progressive form and, having unseated early on his reappearance in October, he may have needed the run when pulled up at Aintree in December; however, it's hard to be confident on the back of that performance.

11/1

2

4th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

12:55 Aintree

The Big Bite

12st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Below par at Cheltenham on final run last term and unseated early at Wetherby on reappearance in October; however, he's in calculations on last season's best efforts (2m-2m4f, good-soft), including a win here in November and a good third in a competitive handicap at Newbury in March.

16/1

Form: 72222U D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in October on his first three starts for this yard (2m/2m1f, good/soft) and was in the same position when unseating two out at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; might not be far away but no surprise if he again finds one or more to be too good.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Gold Des Bois

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Has a habit of finding one or more too good and he wasn't at his best when a well-held fifth to Dubai Days at Kelso (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; is on a feasible mark but others are preferred for win purposes again.

7/1

5th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

15:43 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Has a habit of finding one or more too good but he again ran well when fourth in a hot little handicap at Doncaster (2m, good) last time and a 2lb drop can only help; also effective on soft and could be in the mix.

8/1

4th

7

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

13:15 Doncaster

Gold Des Bois

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Runner-up in October on his first three starts for this yard (2m/2m1f, good/soft) and was in the same position when unseating two out at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; might not be far away but no surprise if he again finds one or more to be too good.

9/1

Form: 12-359 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Displayed progressive form last spring and he reappeared with a promising third at Kelso (2m1f, good) in October; however, he was well beaten the next twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

King D’argent

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Very well handicapped on some of last year's good-ground form and did well to finish fifth of 16 in hot Grade 3 at Aintree (2m, good to soft) this month, given his jumping was rather sketchy; major player here if more fluent over the fences this time.

5th

11

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

King D’argent

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

9/1

2nd

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

14:55 Doncaster

King D’argent

11st 2lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Progressive novice last season but mixed results in four outings this term; fair effort when fifth over C&D in January (about 3l behind The Big Bite) and needs to build on that to go close.

9/2

6/1

Form: F-41U3 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Won at favourite course Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft) in November on second chase start and he's capable of running well elsewhere; gave another good account when third of five at Wetherby 13 days ago and it's possible he has more to offer over fences, but such improvement is needed off current mark.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:10 Huntingdon

Fransham

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

Five of his six wins have come at Wetherby, most recently a small-field novice handicap chase in November off this mark; it hasn't been smooth sailing since but he returns to hurdles off a competitive mark and in a race lacking depth; not discounted.

6/1

1

17th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 3

14:45 Leicester

Fransham

11st 5lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

Won at favourite course Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft; RPR 143) in November on his second chase start; interesting on that form but has a mixed record in three runs since and was sixth of seven in a Doncaster handicap last time, behind a smart rival; back in a novice event but others preferred.

3/1

6th

5

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

13:15 Doncaster

Fransham

10st 13lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

Won at favourite course Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft) in November on second chase start and he's capable of running well elsewhere; gave another good account when third of five at Wetherby 13 days ago and it's possible he has more to offer over fences, but such improvement is needed off current mark.

6/1

Form: 1P-P53 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Yet to hit peak form this term but he was a fair third at Sandown recently and continues to edge down the weights; reduced mark appeals on last season's best efforts and he could build on that latest run; not ruled out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:55 Chepstow

Moonlighter

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nick Williams

2

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Warwick

Moonlighter

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Nick Williams

Not the most consistent these days and didn't jump well when soundly beaten into third behind Prince Escalus last time; has dropped to a dangerous mark on some of this season's form but has it to prove for now.

5/1

3rd

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:41 Hereford

Moonlighter

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nick Williams

No longer the force of old and has become inconsistent but performed well in two good-quality 2m handicaps this season and is versatile regarding ground; impossible to rule out off current mark.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £27.00
Straight Forecast £30.60
Trifecta £168.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Funambule Sivola

TOPSPEED:

Moonlighter

Telegraph:

Before Midnight

RP Ratings:

Funambule Sivola

POSTDATA:

Funambule Sivola

The Times:

Funambule Sivola

The Guardian:

Funambule Sivola

Daily Mail:

Funambule Sivola

Daily Express:

Funambule Sivola

The Star:

Funambule Sivola

Daily Record:

Funambule Sivola

Daily Mirror:

Moonlighter

The Sun:

Before Midnight