March 05 / 16.05 Doncaster

16.05 Doncaster

Soft

Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10406
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 13s
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Virgin Bet Free Bets For Winners Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6-1P11 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has flowered rather late in life but has done so with a vengeance; made it six wins from his last nine starts with a gritty C&D success 23 days ago, his third victory here; 3lb rise certainly doesn't prevent him from being obvious shortlist material again.
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7th

2

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Sultans Pride

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

2nd

1

26th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 2

15:46 Kelso

Sultans Pride

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

Blooming in the autumn of his career; made it seven wins from his last ten starts when leading late on to beat stablemate Teescomponents Lad at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago; one of his previous successes came over C&D and he's fine on good ground as well; can't be ruled out but a further 5lb rise in the weights demands even more.

2/1

1st

5

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Sultans Pride

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

Has flowered rather late in life but has done so with a vengeance; made it six wins from his last nine starts with a gritty C&D success 23 days ago, his third victory here; 3lb rise certainly doesn't prevent him from being obvious shortlist material again.

11/4

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7/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 221363 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a good autumn, with a win and four places, but not at his best in two starts this year; trip short of his best latest but minor honours may be his best hope off current mark.
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3rd

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Teescomponents Lad

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

4th

3

26th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 2

15:46 Kelso

Teescomponents Lad

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

A model of consistency under Tom Midgley this season, finding only Sultans Pride too strong at Doncaster (3m, soft) last time; he's fine on a sound surface and he's 4lb better off with his stablemate; chance.

6/1

2nd

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Teescomponents Lad

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Enjoyed a good autumn, with a win and four places, but not at his best in two starts this year; trip short of his best latest but minor honours may be his best hope off current mark.

7/1

Form: 57P851 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Hadn't appeared to be in any form this season but bounced back with a C&D success ten days ago; 5lb rise no hardship and chance will be increased if there is further rain (all hurdle wins on soft/heavy).
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1st

2

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

15:29 Carlisle

Silva Eclipse

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

3rd

8

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Silva Eclipse

10st 8lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Hadn't appeared to be in any form this season but bounced back with a C&D success ten days ago; 5lb rise no hardship and chance will be increased if there is further rain (all hurdle wins on soft/heavy).

4/1

1st

6

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Silva Eclipse

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Mudlark who has won three hurdles and a chase at up to 3m2f; now 14lb lower than for his chase success at Sedgefield 11 months ago but he's hard to fancy on what he has produced in his last three starts.

16/1

11/4

Form: 111321 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has thrived since tackling this trip and made it four from his last six when winning at Wincanton in January, handling soft ground well; doesn't do more than necessary so handicap mark has only crept up (4lb for latest success); cheekpieces return (has won on the Flat in them); plenty of appeal and stable remains in fine form.
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2nd

14

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

16:29 Haydock

Imphal

10st 7lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

4th

7

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Imphal

10st 10lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Has thrived since tackling this trip and made it four from his last six when winning at Wincanton in January, handling soft ground well; doesn't do more than necessary so handicap mark has only crept up (4lb for latest success); cheekpieces return (has won on the Flat in them); plenty of appeal and stable remains in fine form.

11/4

8

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Imphal

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Formerly quite useful on Flat and he's now come into his own over hurdles, winning four of last six starts, including latest; found only a handicap blot too strong when second of 16 over C&D (good to soft) on penultimate start, despite suffering significant early interference; lots to like but ground worse than good to soft would seemingly be a big worry.

9/2

Form: 1-P426 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Thorough stayer; progressive last season, with five wins, and looked to be returning to form when second at Ludlow two starts ago; failed by some margin to build on that next time and now faces a few questions.
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4th

2

21st May 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:30 Stratford

Ratfacemcdougall

11st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

2

4th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 3

15:30 Newton Abbot

Ratfacemcdougall

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

5th

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:00 Warwick

Ratfacemcdougall

11st 5lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Form: -11PP5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Hat-trick last spring but hasn't found his form so far this winter; bit better at Newbury latest but deal more needed to figure.
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1

9th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Uttoxeter

Butler’s Brief

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

jumped right on occasions and novicey jumping, raced in second, led 2nd, jumped right and hung right 11th, headed 14th, every chance but pushed along when fell 15th

2/1

2nd

1

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Butler’s Brief

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Was completing a hat-trick when taking this 12 months ago off a 2lb higher mark and, although the ground was soft then, he's perfectly able on good; respectable third after wind surgery at Uttoxeter and in a better race than this; strong claims.

9/4

3rd

9

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

18:20 Uttoxeter

Butler’s Brief

10st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Alastair Ralph

In great form at this time last year, landing a hat-trick (final win off this mark); nowhere near that level since and chance may depend on whether wind surgery can prompt a return to form.

10/1

Form: 1-U138 D

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Easy winner at Uttoxeter last October (still 7lb above that mark); absent since well beaten at Sandown in December but good record after a break and all three wins gained under Tom Scudamore so case can be made.
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3rd

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Copper Coin

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

Well beaten at Sandown when last seen four months ago and still 7lb above his winning handicap mark; however, has a good record fresh and all wins under Tom Scudamore; not discounted.

13/2

3

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Copper Coin

11st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Michael Scudamore

Easy winner at Uttoxeter last October (still 7lb above that mark); absent since well beaten at Sandown in December but good record after a break and all three wins gained under Tom Scudamore so case can be made.

8th

7

3rd Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

15:35 Sandown

Copper Coin

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Michael Scudamore

Successful three times this year, most recently at Uttoxeter (2m7f) in October; not disgraced at Musselburgh last time but this looks a tougher assignment off same mark upped in grade.

10/1

Form: -44145 D BF

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has made a successful return to hurdling since joining James Evans, winning easily at Huntingdon and backing that up with a good effort off this mark at Newbury next time; however, not so good back at Newbury on Friday.
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3rd

9

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Risk And Roll

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Risk And Roll

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Has made a successful return to hurdling since joining James Evans, winning easily at Huntingdon and backing that up with a good effort off this mark at Newbury next time; however, not so good back at Newbury on Friday.

8/1

5th

4

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Risk And Roll

11st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Back hurdling on all three starts for new trainer; 7l win at Huntingdon was a return to his best and he was a close fourth over C&D off today's 10lb higher mark three weeks ago, both on good to soft but he's also gone well on soft and heavy; firmly in the each-way picture.

6/1

Form: 203548 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Course winner off 15lb higher in November 2020 (2m3f) but few signs of that ability since; no threat in recent starts and plenty to prove, although now on a dangerous mark if he did discover some form.
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3rd

5

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

15:10 Hexham

Big Bad Bear

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders on outer, mistake 4th, pushed along after 6th, not fluent 7th, outpaced and dropped to last after 3 out, struggling 2 out, ridden and some headway on inner home turn, kept on run-in, went third towards finish

4/1

4th

9

13th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Aintree

Big Bad Bear

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

1st

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Big Bad Bear

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

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Exacta £290.00
Straight Forecast £268.10
Tricast £891.00
Trifecta £816.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Imphal

Daily Mail:

Sultans Pride

POSTDATA:

Risk And Roll

RP Ratings:

Silva Eclipse

TOPSPEED:

Big Bad Bear

WEST COUNTRY:

Ratfacemcdougall

Telegraph:

Risk And Roll

The Sun:

Sultans Pride

The Star:

Sultans Pride

The Guardian:

Imphal

Daily Express:

Imphal

Daily Mirror:

Imphal

Daily Record:

Imphal

The Times:

Silva Eclipse