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14:25 Doncaster

Good To Soft

SBK Spring Mile Handicap

  • Prize money: £23193
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 38s
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SBK Spring Mile Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2436-6 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won a Ripon novice last May; 0-6 in handicaps and it's possible that slightly longer trips are ideal but his AW run one month ago may have brought him on; may well need a career best.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arthurs Realm

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

On long losing run but his last win was off 1lb higher at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) and he ran really well when a close third of 18 in the Spring Mile at Doncaster on his recent return; now drops back into a Class 4 event and he has leading claims back on AW.

9/4

3rd

6

(12)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Arthurs Realm

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Suited by slow ground; becoming a Spring Mile regular, having won this race (off only 1lb lower) in 2022 and finished seventh off a tougher mark last year; losing run is mounting up but starts this campaign looking nicely treated; in the mix.

7/1

4th

2

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Arthurs Realm

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Dunlop

Unraced beyond 10.3f but the way this Camelot 5yo kept on for third over that trip at Chester two runs ago suggests this step up in distance is worth a go; headgear on his last five starts but not today; effective on Polytrack and could be a contender if seeing it out.

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 52230- D

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Below form here as 2yo (sole visit); usually held up these days; had a mixed 2021 but he won over the straight 1m at Redcar on his first run in that campaign (off today's mark) and was short-headed at Thirsk in September (off 1lb higher); could have a say if he again returns on song.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(12)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

15:57 Redcar

A Boy Named Ivy

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

towards rear, pushed along and switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

6/1

1st

1

(9)

15th Sep 2022

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Ayr

A Boy Named Ivy

10st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and prominent over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on

4/1

4th

3

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

14:52 Redcar

A Boy Named Ivy

10st 1lb

J: David Nolan

T: Michael Dods

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

13/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 11212- D BF

Last run: 152 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Very progressive once blinkers were enlisted and he registered 1m handicap wins at Musselburgh, Thirsk and Pontefract on three of his last five starts; edging up the weights but remains of major interest.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Empirestateofmind

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) last month but he could only manage a midfield finish in a Doncaster handicap (1m, soft) since; first-time visor replaces regular blinkers; same connections as Safe Voyage.

9/1

8th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Empirestateofmind

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) five weeks ago; last three wins on soft/good to soft; close second in this race (soft) last year and likely to go well again.

8/1

Form: 12-133 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Ran well on both visits to this track; busy over the last ten months and has usually run with credit, including for two 1m wins at Newcastle this winter and when a close third there ten days ago; probably on the premises.

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4th

8

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Star Shield

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Record of 10-75 and surprisingly has never raced here; running well in 1m AW handicaps before having no excuses when only fifth back at Newcastle 20 days ago; has won on soft but tends to steer clear of it these days.

6/1

5th

5

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Star Shield

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear

6/1

3rd

10

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Star Shield

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Landed a third C&D win off a mark just 1lb lower late last year; there was nothing wrong with his latest effort, back from a short break, behind Enola Grey on Polytrack, and he rarely disappoints round here.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 23131-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Blinkered on four of last five starts and ended that campaign with his best form, when winning in good style in a five-runner handicap at Goodwood (1m2f, good to firm; 6lb higher today) in August; ran respectably on heavy ground on penultimate start but was twice withdrawn at the big Goodwood meeting on soft and good to soft; drying ground boosts interest in him.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(3)

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

16:56 Salisbury

General Lee

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, pushed along over 3f out, lost position under 2f out, hung right and weakened final furlong

7/2

2nd

1

(4)

13th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Newbury

General Lee

10st 2lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

led, clear after 4f, 11 lengths ahead 4f out, reduced lead and nudged along 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed and no extra final 110yds, just held second

13/2

10th

6

(12)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 11y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

General Lee

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

midfield, some headway on outer over 2f out, carried left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon hung badly right, weakened final furlong

20/1

10/1

Form: 113-46

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Gaining his fourth AW win when never far away at Wolverhampton (7f) in November; not quite so good on last two outings and the latest leaves him unproven at 1m (that was his second attempt); with all turf form (0-6 in this sphere) of a lesser standard and his current AW mark having dropped to 2lb lower, he has a fair bit to prove in first-time headgear.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

May Night

9st 6lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Six-time AW winner in Britain (the latest off 16lb higher a year ago) who is 0-8 in Ireland since joining this yard, but he usually faces higher-rated rivals than these and only just lost out in a Dundalk claimer (1m, Polytrack) last month; may be better over further, but interesting nonetheless.

9/1

6th

12

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

May Night

8st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent

11/2

2nd

10

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:22 Dundalk (AW)

May Night

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Six-time AW winner in Britain; has struggled to make an impact in Ireland despite a falling handicap mark from 7f to 1m4f; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 86700- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Best form and results at about 1m; largely out of sorts last term and tailed off here in November when last seen; that was one of his rare starts in a tongue-tie and his first in a visor, both of which feature today; 20lb lower mark than at this stage last season is the big positive.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(1)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:55 Nottingham

Mustarrid

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

raced wide, in rear but in touch with leaders, switched right and up the centre from over 1f out, pushed along and outpaced from under 3f out, ridden and rallied from 2f out, stayed on but never dangerous

20/1

6th

3

(9)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:07 Haydock

Mustarrid

10st 8lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Ian Williams

slowly away, behind throughout (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

25/1

5th

6

(2)

6th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

19:40 Nottingham

Mustarrid

8st 10lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Ian Williams

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Payout
Exacta £335.00
Straight Forecast £328.80
Tricast £1060.50
Trifecta £2165.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Empirestateofmind

LAMBOURN:

General Lee

The Guardian:

Star Shield

POSTDATA:

May Night

TOPSPEED:

Mustarrid

Telegraph:

Empirestateofmind

Daily Mirror:

Empirestateofmind

Daily Record:

Empirestateofmind

The Times:

General Lee

Daily Mail:

General Lee

The Star:

Star Shield