August 04 / 20.40 Doncaster

20.40 Doncaster

Good

William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Racing League R7 (Handicap) (For horses registered to Racing League)

  • Prize money: £27000
  • 1m 2f 43y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Racing League R7 (Handicap) (For horses registered to Racing League)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 611321 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Reliable sort who has won three times over this trip this year; 2lb rise is less of an issue than this jump up in grade; should give it his best shot but may find one or two too good.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

(5)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Pledge Of Honour

8st 9lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Dean Ivory

slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway towards far side over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and carried head high but went clear inside final furlong, edged right and kept on strongly final 110yds

5/1

1st

1

(4)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:08 Sandown

Pledge Of Honour

10st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

held up in rear, some headway and shaken up under 3f out, not clear run from over 2f out, ran on when switched right and ridden inside final furlong, led final strides

7/2

2nd

5

(12)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:08 Newbury

Pledge Of Honour

9st 4lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Dean Ivory

held up in rear, pushed along and headway up the centre from 3f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, held but went second towards finish

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -42257

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
In fine form a year ago (four consecutive turf/AW wins last August/September); largely creditable efforts this year but it remains to be seen whether the step up to this trip will suit.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(12)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Spirit Of The Bay

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

reluctant to load, slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along on near side of group over 2f out, headway when edged left and went second 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

7th

2

(2)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Ascot

Spirit Of The Bay

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Clive Cox

midfield, nudged along 3f out, brief headway 2f out, ridden on outer over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/1

18th

18

(18)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Spirit Of The Bay

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Clive Cox

raced wide, midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden when edged right and went third over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

40/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -02411 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Broke losing run of over a year at Chester in June on fourth start for yard and followed up at Hamilton (made all); raised another 5lb but a 5lb claimer is recruited and they have claims back up in grade.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(10)

11th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:10 Lingfield (AW)

Jean Baptiste

9st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Roger Fell

prominent, ridden over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

11/2

3rd

3

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Jean Baptiste

9st 9lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Roger Fell

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, edged right and rallied final 110yds, kept on

11/2

1

(2)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Jean Baptiste

10st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Roger Fell

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: -63340 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Interesting runner given he's 2-2 over C&D and better than bare form suggests from wide draw in John Smith's Cup (race working out well) last time; of interest here from low draw.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Good Birthday

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and briefly led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on but held final 110yds

9/2

4

(11)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 11y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

Good Birthday

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Not at the top of his game the last twice but endured a tough trip from the widest draw in the John Smith's Cup at York last time and wasn't disgraced; ran well when third of 14 at Epsom (1m2f, good) three starts ago and has now edged below his last winning mark; an each-way possible.

20/1

4

(7)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

19:55 York

Good Birthday

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Knocking on 12 months since his last win, gained over 1m2f at Doncaster off 1lb higher; hasn't been running badly this season but he was 50-1 when down the field in the John Smith's Cup and it's unlikely that some interference up the straight made all that much difference.

15/2

20/1

Form: 440400 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won four times from 1m-1m5f for Mark Johnston but form uneven for current yard this year and he was well beaten on three of last four starts (didn't seem to stay 2m last time); opposable.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(8)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Annandale

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, held up in rear, ridden and switched right 2f out, headway on near side of group inside final furlong, kept on, not pace to challenge

20/1

15th

13

(15)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Newcastle (AW)

Annandale

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Jim Goldie

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden towards near side over 1f out, drifted left but kept on inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

9/1

3rd

13

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 2

14:59 Ayr

Annandale

8st 8lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Jim Goldie

ridden to lead, reminder over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 916

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Bumper, hurdle (twice) and 1m4f Flat maiden winner but he wasn't at his very best over 1m4f in novice at this venue last time; back in trip for handicap debut and yard in good form but enough to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(6)

11th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

20:10 Lingfield (AW)

Gordon’s Jet

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, never on terms (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

14/1

6th

10

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Gordon’s Jet

9st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

midfield, steady headway and prominent 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, beaten final 110yds

14/1

6th

1

(4)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

14:10 Doncaster

Gordon’s Jet

10st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and lost position, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

16/1

Form: -31160 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
French Listed winner as 3yo but slipped in weights prior to notching first success for this yard last autumn; better efforts to win twice this year but below best on last two starts.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Sagauteur

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along and headway on far side of group over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

16/1

10th

3

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:00 York

Sagauteur

10st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

1st

3

(8)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:00 York

Sagauteur

11st 5lb

J: Mr Matthew Ennis

T: David O’Meara

slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on and edged left inside final furlong, led final strides

3/1

10/1

Form: 554735 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Has won 13 of 56 starts on turf and is 2-5 at this venue; solid efforts on last two outings but will have to raise her game to get back to winning ways in this company.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(10)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Bollin Joan

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, not reach leaders

10/1

5th

1

(2)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Bollin Joan

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

7/1

3rd

4

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

15:28 Ripon

Bollin Joan

9st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, headway into midfield 4f out, went third over 2f out, repeatedly short of room over 1f out, switched left and ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

9/1

Form: 7-4143 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Decent strike-rate on turf and ran creditably with hood refitted at Windsor last time; that form has taken a few knocks though and he'll likely have to raise game to win this.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Silver Gunn

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon no impression

7/1

6

(6)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

19:55 York

Silver Gunn

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

Won easily at his beloved Windsor (1m2f, good to firm) in May but this 8lb higher mark is looking troublesome and he'll do well to prove the best of these.

10/1

3rd

1

(2)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Windsor

Silver Gunn

10st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, held but went third inside final 110yds, kept on

5/1

11/2

Form: 411433 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
2-2 over C&D and ran respectably at Ripon over similar trip last time; return to this venue should suit and he is not without a chance back at this venue if allowed to dominate.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Matchless

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, raced in second, prominent after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, lost position when bit short of room over 1f out, soon beaten

11/2

3rd

4

(1)

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

19:45 Ripon

Matchless

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

disputed lead at fast pace, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on

7/1

3rd

3

(3)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 2

19:00 Pontefract

Matchless

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, lost second 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3/1

12/1

Form: -22119

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Overall form has an uneven look to it but he knows how to win, as he showed when scoring twice on AW in March; ordinary form over hurdles in June and work to do back on the Flat.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(11)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Fountain Cross

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Alan King

midfield on outer, ridden and outpaced when edged left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12/1

3rd

7

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:10 Southwell

Fountain Cross

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

midfield, left in fourth 6th, went third home turn, shaken up after 2 out, not pace to challenge

6/4

9th

9

(7)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:35 Lingfield (AW)

Fountain Cross

8st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Form: 211-77 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
1m and 1m2f winner last autumn (both on soft) but soundly beaten both starts this season and absent since early May; gelded since and easy enough to oppose.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(7)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Wind Your Neck In

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: David Evans

prominent, went second after 1f, ridden and lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

7th

1

(5)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 3

16:50 Chester

Wind Your Neck In

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: David Evans

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Payout
Exacta £552.00
Straight Forecast £458.60
Tricast £3152.20
Trifecta £4624.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Pledge Of Honour

RP Ratings:

Annandale

SPOTLIGHT:

Good Birthday

Daily Mail:

Bollin Joan

NEWMARKET:

Silver Gunn

Daily Record:

Matchless

POSTDATA:

Annandale

Telegraph:

Pledge Of Honour

The Guardian:

Pledge Of Honour

Daily Express:

Pledge Of Honour

Daily Mirror:

Pledge Of Honour

The Star:

Pledge Of Honour

The Times:

Good Birthday

The Sun:

Bollin Joan