January 29 / 12.25 Doncaster

12.25 Doncaster Good

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4738.02
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 4m 49s
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 73-213 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the fifth attempt when comfortably making all at Kempton (2m, good) in November, and good third at Taunton (2m, good) next time in a race that has worked out well; has potential off this handicap debut mark and his pedigree provides hope he'll stay this far.
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13th

9

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Made all in novice hurdle here (2m, good) in November and after a defeat at Taunton, he easily made all on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January; hit with 15lb rise but the Doncaster runner-up won easily himself next time; unexposed and could still be ahead of the handicapper.

6/1

1st

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Off the mark at the fifth attempt when comfortably making all at Kempton (2m, good) in November, and good third at Taunton (2m, good) next time in a race that has worked out well; has potential off this handicap debut mark and his pedigree provides hope he'll stay this far.

6/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 5lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Progressive sort who got off the mark at the fifth attempt when comfortably making all at Kempton (2m, good) recently; this will be tougher under a 7lb penalty but he's a half-brother to the smart Raya Star and could have more to offer for his leading trainer.

2/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-1561 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Having attracted market support he made it two wins from his six starts when scoring on his second stable start over C&D (good to soft) 18 days ago; unexposed and could give another good account up 5lb.
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1st

5

14th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:00 Catterick

Inishbiggle

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gary Hanmer

Won off a 6lb lower mark over this trip at Doncaster last month (good to soft) and fair second off 1lb lower than today over the same C&D last time; conditions suit and is one to consider.

9/2

2nd

11

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Inishbiggle

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Having attracted market support he made it two wins from his six starts when scoring on his second stable start over C&D (good to soft) 18 days ago; unexposed and could give another good account up 5lb.

11/1

1st

15

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Inishbiggle

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Shaped quite well on hurdling debut in November 2020 but hasn't built on it (sole win came when long odds-on); possibly needed the run when sixth of 11 at Ludlow (50-1) last month after six months off on first start for Gary Hanmer; needs to improve but he's still relatively lightly raced.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: P-1253

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Kicked off this campaign with two solid handicap runs (including 2m5f win on good to soft) then failed to stay 3m at Aintree; respectable third under penalty in warm 2m3f novice at Taunton recently and could be in the mix now back in a handicap; unraced on good ground.
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1st

1

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:15 Ffos Las

Grangeclare Glory

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Just 1-11 over hurdles, the win gained on seasonal debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good to soft) in October, but looked well suited by the return to 3m when very respectable fourth of 13 at Newbury (good) this month.

9/2

4th

3

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Grangeclare Glory

11st 9lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

4th

5

9th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

14:40 Fontwell

Grangeclare Glory

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Off the mark at Newton Abbot in October and placed a few times since; folded tamely on heavy going last time and this return to forecast better ground looks a plus.

11/1

Form: 365131 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Her form figures on good ground read 21611 following her mares' handicap win at Newcastle (2m4f, good) latest; 7lb higher in a better race today so further improvement is needed, but she has a progressive profile.
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8th

8

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:35 Kelso

Headscarf Lil

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Has landed good-ground wins at Carlisle and Newcastle (both 2m4f) this term; similar conditions likely here but latest Doncaster fourth would suggest the handicapper perhaps has her about right for now.

9/1

4th

13

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Headscarf Lil

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Her form figures on good ground read 21611 following her mares' handicap win at Newcastle (2m4f, good) latest; 7lb higher in a better race today so further improvement is needed, but she has a progressive profile.

11/1

1st

5

18th Dec 2021

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Headscarf Lil

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Had been bubbling under prior to winning at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October, and she ran at least as well when third over 3m there last month; a strong-traveller, she won't be inconvenienced by this drop back in distance and looks sure to go close again for her in-form yard.

13/2

Form: P00/84 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Returned from a long absence in November and was an encouraging fourth over 3m at Taunton last month on his second start back; on a handy mark on his old form and today's drop back in trip may be a plus; could go well.
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4th

1

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Le Musee

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Hasn't quite found his best in three starts this winter, including at Doncaster last month with a visor back on, after more than a year off; becoming well handicapped and still time but others more obvious for now.

12/1

5th

1

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Le Musee

11st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Returned from a long absence in November and was an encouraging fourth over 3m at Taunton last month on his second start back; on a handy mark on his old form and today's drop back in trip may be a plus; could go well.

14/1

4th

6

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:30 Taunton

Le Musee

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Successful dual-purpose horse who ran up a hat-trick on the Flat in 2020, before being off for well over a year; 50-1 and probably ran as well as could be expected on his reappearance at Newbury (3m, good) last month; drops 4lb; well treated on 2019 jumps form but has a bit to prove.

12/1

Form: 2-1123

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a fine 2021, with three wins (2m, good/good to soft), and was third at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in September when last seen; further improvement can't be ruled out but it's necessary if he's to win off this mark.
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1st

5

14th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Hurricane Ali

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

4th

8

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

16:05 Uttoxeter

Hurricane Ali

10st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

1st

6

23rd Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Haydock

Hurricane Ali

10st 4lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

Not at his very best on either outing this year but he was returning from a break on the first occasion and soft ground may not have suited last time; he's on a competitive mark on last year's progressive form (2m-2m4f) and the drying ground is in his favour today; could be bang there.

5/1

Form: 322312 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Steadily progressive this season (including on good ground), winning maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, soft) last month then runner-up in Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; could have more to offer and he's respected off just 1lb higher than last time.
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7th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Iain Jardine

Steadily progressive this season (including on good ground), winning maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, soft) last month then runner-up in Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; could have more to offer and he's respected off just 1lb higher than last time.

7/1

2nd

8

1st Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

Kavanaghs Cross

10st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Iain Jardine

Ran really well in autumn in first two handicaps, going close at Carlisle (2m4f, good) then third at Cheltenham (2m, good); won Kelso maiden (2m, soft) since and could go well despite being 2lb out of the handicap.

9/2

1st

3

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:03 Kelso

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Iain Jardine

Ex-Irish 6yo who is 0-14 overall but has proved consistent in four starts for new stable, most recently third in competitive novice handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good); has the best hurdles form in this field and thus warrants respect.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-2515

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Good-ground bumper winner who made all in tidy style at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in November on his second hurdle start; below that level over this C&D since but perhaps the soft going didn't suit; retains potential now back on a better surface for his handicap debut.
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3rd

4

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Ffos Las

Ted’s Friend

11st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

2nd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Worcester

Ted’s Friend

11st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

8th

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Ted’s Friend

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Good-ground bumper winner who made all in tidy style at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in November on his second hurdle start; below that level over this C&D since but perhaps the soft going didn't suit; retains potential now back on a better surface for his handicap debut.

10/1

Form: 2-8814

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Bolted up at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in November when dropped back in trip on his second start for this yard, and solid fourth at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) subsequently off today's 14lb higher mark; effective on good ground and this step back up in trip might be a plus; on the shortlist.
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1st

15

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Romeo Brown

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

3rd

8

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Romeo Brown

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

An 8yo in career-best form and it was a good Class 2 handicap that he won with authority at Kelso (2m5f, good) 18 days ago, for which he's been raised 7lb; Thomas Willmott rides again and he's a player.

6/1

1st

3

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:35 Kelso

Romeo Brown

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Drew 14l clear to win at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in November, his second run for Sue Smith; has performed at least respectably on three of his four starts since, beating four of today's rivals when second at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) on latest; thereabouts.

8/1

Form: 8/26-2

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo who returned from latest absence with good second at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November; may be able to build on that but he's in a hotter race today and will need a career best to get off the mark.
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1

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Black Ebony

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Chasing newcomer who is untested at this trip and unproven on slow ground, and he was tailed off over hurdles about three weeks ago; however, prior to that he returned from an absence with a good second at Southwell and this lightly raced 8yo is not written off in first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

10th

14

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Black Ebony

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Lightly raced 8yo who returned from latest absence with good second at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November; may be able to build on that but he's in a hotter race today and will need a career best to get off the mark.

14/1

2nd

2

23rd Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Black Ebony

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Runner-up in a bumper and maiden hurdle at Hexham when trained by Ruth Jefferson; ground perhaps too slow when disappointing on his stable debut last December; market useful returning from his 329-day absence.

7/1

Form: 43-639 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Returned to form when third at Wetherby on his second start of the season and shouldn't be far away if reproducing that form, but this 10yo was disappointing at Ayr subsequently and needs to get back on track.
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4

14th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:00 Catterick

Quest For Life

11st 10lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Mark Walford

Chance on his Wetherby third in November (2m3f, good to soft), but well beaten in two starts since; on a career-low mark and blinkers now replace cheekpieces but needs to bounce back.

40/1

11th

7

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Quest For Life

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Returned to form when third at Wetherby on his second start of the season and shouldn't be far away if reproducing that form, but this 10yo was disappointing at Ayr subsequently and needs to get back on track.

25/1

9th

6

21st Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

13:05 Ayr

Quest For Life

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Returned to form when third at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) last month on his second start of the season, and that form has been franked by the winner; won on soft ground last season and could have a part to play.

9/1

Form: 15F596 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has dropped back down to the same mark as when winning at Carlisle in October and today's expected return to good ground is a likely plus, but based on his form this winter it's probably best to look elsewhere.
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7th

7

5th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:00 Wetherby

Near Kettering

10st 1lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Now 2lb lower than when beating a next-time-out winner at Carlisle (2m1f, good) in October but form has nosedived in recent weeks; considered only if lively in the betting.

20/1

12th

15

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Near Kettering

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Has dropped back down to the same mark as when winning at Carlisle in October and today's expected return to good ground is a likely plus, but based on his form this winter it's probably best to look elsewhere.

33/1

6th

7

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

16:15 Haydock

Near Kettering

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Only 2lb higher than for his Carlisle win in October but not been at that level since and last time was particularly disappointing.

16/1

Form: 753113 CD BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won when upped in trip in Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) in November and followed up on handicap debut here (2m3f, good to soft); disappointing at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) subsequently but could rediscover his progressive ways back on better ground today.
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13th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Creative Control

11st 10lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won when upped in trip in Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) in November and followed up on handicap debut here (2m3f, good to soft); disappointing at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) subsequently but could rediscover his progressive ways back on better ground today.

7/1

3rd

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:00 Sedgefield

Creative Control

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Made all when winning a small-field maiden over C&D last month and built on that when following up under more patient tactics on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft); remains open to further improvement and is the one to beat off a 5lb higher mark.

11/10

1st

2

10th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:50 Doncaster

Creative Control

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Steady progress over hurdles, dictating steady pace when winning four-runner Sedgefield maiden (2m4f, good; handles soft) 17 days ago; may have more to offer now tackling handicaps but today's opposition is tougher.

8/1

Form: 184179

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won twice in a visor over 3m on good going at Perth for Iain Jardine last summer and is back up in trip and back on better ground today, having been tailed off last month on his first two runs for this yard (2m, soft/good to soft); however, he'd prefer further still and he remains without headgear.
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9th

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Lord Condi

11st 13lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

1

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Lord Condi

12st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Danny Brooke

Form: 6-4221 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Built on promise shown in good-ground novice hurdles to win on last month's handicap debut here (2m, soft); his nearest challenger fell at final flight so his 16l margin of victory flatters him, but a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's open to further improvement, especially now back up in trip with him being a half-brother to his top yard's 3m Grade 1 winner Black Corton.
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2

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Gala De Corton

11st 12lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Built on promise shown in good-ground novice hurdles to win on last month's handicap debut here (2m, soft); his nearest challenger fell at final flight so his 16l margin of victory flatters him, but a 6lb rise isn't harsh and he's open to further improvement, especially now back up in trip with him being a half-brother to his top yard's 3m Grade 1 winner Black Corton.

9/2

1st

4

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Gala De Corton

11st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Maiden; good run when second to a subsequent handicap winner in a Taunton novice last time (2m, good); interesting contender on his handicap debut.

4/1

2nd

4

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Gala De Corton

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Was dropped back in trip for his second hurdle start and showed improved form to finish a good second at Wincanton (1m7f, good; just ahead of Earth Company); this half-brother to Black Corton could continue to progress and his top trainer has a good record in this race; strong claims.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £468.00
Straight Forecast £303.90
Tricast £1899.20
Trifecta £3941.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Gala De Corton

SPOTLIGHT:

Creative Control

Telegraph:

Inishbiggle

The Guardian:

Jay Jay Reilly

TOPSPEED:

Hurricane Ali

The Star:

Headscarf Lil

Daily Mirror:

Romeo Brown

The Times:

Le Musee

Daily Express:

Inishbiggle

Daily Mail:

Gala De Corton

The Sun:

Gala De Corton

Daily Record:

Gala De Corton

RP Ratings:

Creative Control

POSTDATA:

Creative Control

THE NORTH:

Creative Control