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Donaldson Timber Engineering Handicap

  • Prize money: £9720
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Donaldson Timber Engineering Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 131727 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has 11 wins on his CV, the most recent over C&D (good) in early June when turned out quickly after running well in the Scottish Sprint Cup here a day earlier; possibilities back at this track.

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

4th

7

(3)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

19:30 Hamilton

Only Spoofing

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

5/1

1st

7

(9)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 3

20:20 Musselburgh

Only Spoofing

8st 12lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Won the corresponding race 12 months ago off a 7lb higher mark, taking his C&D record to -311; best effort this year when going down in a head-bobbing finish at Bellewstown four weeks ago (5f, yielding); has the pace to take advantage of the rail draw; solid contender.

2/1

2nd

3

(5)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

19:05 Bellewstown

Only Spoofing

9st 9lb

J: Calvin Ngcobo

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden when joined from over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, just failed

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 350232 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (on good ground) in April and largely consistent since; runner-up here in two of his last three outings; ties in closely with Only Spoofing and Ready Freddie Go on recent form; due to go up 1lb in future; solid chance.

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

8th

14

(10)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Thin Blue Line

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Keith Dalgleish

Course winner who won at Musselburgh (5f) in April and went close at Hamilton next time; however, his subsequent form hasn't been up to scratch and he has to raise his game.

20/1

13th

9

(8)

25th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Pontefract

The Thin Blue Line

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Keith Dalgleish

Ran on well to beat Abduction in a big-field 5f handicap at Musselburgh in April; three creditable efforts have followed and the return to 6f won't hurt; should have a big run in him.

12/1

13th

18

(3)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Epsom

The Thin Blue Line

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly into stride, switched right soon after start

25/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 26-003 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed signs of a return to form at Haydock (6f) four weeks ago and has a major chance if building on that effort; remains on same mark as for Lingfield win (5f, good to firm) last August.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Show Me Show Me

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Scored twice on turf in August; back in similar form when going very close, despite a tardy start, in C&D contest three days ago; strong chance off same mark back down in grade.

5/2

2nd

8

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Show Me Show Me

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

C&D winner who won two in a row on turf in August and is back down to his last winning mark; however, he hasn't shone on his four subsequent starts and needs to raise his game.

12/1

5th

4

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Windsor

Show Me Show Me

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Two wins in August included one here (on good to firm; handles softer) but needs to get back on track after three heavy defeats.

12/1

Form: 051361 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

All wins at 6f prior to his 5f success at Ascot (good to firm; Class 2) last Saturday when the stiff track was a help; this sharper course looks a negative but he's ahead of the assessor and has to be feared; future mark 4lb higher.

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10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

Form: 6-8520 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

All of his handicap form is at Class 2 level; best effort this term when close second at York (good to soft) on penultimate run; worthy of respect dropped in grade, for all that he's carrying a big weight.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(1)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Sunday Sovereign

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Versatile in terms of trip and ground, scoring on soft at the Curragh recently; 0-6 on AW however and has a bit to prove at this stage but is well drawn.

100/30

8th

5

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Sunday Sovereign

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

soon led, joined 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

8/1

Form: 90-454 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Record of 0454 for current yard, most recently fourth over 6f at Ayr; remains well treated on the pick of his form for Clive Cox, including two useful AW wins (Group 3 and handicap); one to consider.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Streamline

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Linda Perratt

pulled hard, in rear but in touch with leaders, short of room against rail after 2f, outpaced 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

14/1

8th

3

(6)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Streamline

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Linda Perratt

slowly away, ducked right start

14/1

6th

5

(1)

29th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 3

20:20 Musselburgh

Streamline

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Linda Perratt

taken down early, ducked right start, prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, finished lame

8/1

Form: 010261 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Successful in similar event at Hamilton (good to firm; now 4lb higher) last month, producing a career-best performance and taking record to 7-22; productive sprinter who is one for the shortlist.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(8)

1st Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Thirsk

Ready Freddie Go

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

Resumed winning ways at Catterick in June but he turned in a rare below-par run when eighth at Musselburgh (5f) last month; he's a four-time 5f winner here so can't be discounted.

9/1

8th

1

(8)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 3

20:20 Musselburgh

Ready Freddie Go

10st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

Useful sprinter on his day and he produced a career-best effort to win at Catterick in June (5f, good to firm); ran to a similar level at Doncaster four weeks ago and he's well drawn to attack; record on slower than good uninspiring though and the weather forecast is a concern.

11/2

3rd

2

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Ready Freddie Go

9st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

Suited by good/firmer; posted a career-best performance at Catterick last month, scoring readily and taking career record to 8-29; has to be feared despite going back up 6lb.

5/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 269-10 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Made all in Class 4 contest at Nottingham on stable/seasonal debut; came up well short in Class 3 at Newmarket since; may need a drop back in weights/grade before he's winning again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

17:48 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jojo Rabbit

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Ended a lengthy losing run when beating eight rivals over C&D in October; 3lb higher on his return but he remains well treated on old form and has a decent record when fresh; not ruled out.

9/2

1st

4

(8)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jojo Rabbit

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Regressive and hard to win with now but he's been consistent since cheekpieces went on and has two wins and a close fourth to his name in three runs over C&D; is capable if things fall right from stall 8.

5/1

3rd

7

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Jojo Rabbit

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

On a 15-race losing sequence and he needs to produce more than he's managed the last twice; however, he was showing promising signs previously, when unlucky at Beverley (5f, good) then second of six at Catterick (5f, soft), and he's not discounted.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £256.00
Straight Forecast £233.30
Tricast £951.90
Trifecta £1320.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Call Me Ginger

SPOTLIGHT:

The Thin Blue Line

Daily Express:

Show Me Show Me

TOPSPEED:

Only Spoofing

The Times:

The Thin Blue Line

The Guardian:

The Thin Blue Line

Daily Mail:

The Thin Blue Line

POSTDATA:

Call Me Ginger

Telegraph:

Call Me Ginger

Daily Mirror:

Call Me Ginger

The Sun:

Call Me Ginger

The Star:

Call Me Ginger

Daily Record:

Call Me Ginger