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14:10 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Coral Portland Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 5f 143y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Coral Portland Handicap

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 867621 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Brother to Oxted, who won this race in 2019 before going on to claim Group 1 honours; ended his 3yo campaign firmly on the up and he's back in the groove this year, following a close second at Windsor with a cosy win at Sandown three weeks ago (5f, good); 8lb rise to contend with and Whenthedealinsdone may prove the stable's stronger chance.

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9th

5

(11)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Teal

He'd been in good form on AW this winter prior to his midfield finish over C&D 17 days ago (race not run to suit); work to do with a couple of reopposing rivals but he did enough there to think he's still in top form; has the ability to play a leading role.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 136147 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won last season's Ayr Bronze Cup and he has added sprint handicaps at Ayr and Ascot to his tally this year; not at his best at Haydock last week but he should be seen in a better light today.

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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

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 365470

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Over two years since the last of his five wins and although he has run several good races this year, others in this field look to have more convincing claims.

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No Results Found

16/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 540045

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Had a productive September in 2021 and he signalled that he was ready to exploit his drop in the weights when a good fourth behind Bergerac at York last month (first-time visor; not ideally drawn); ran creditably on very fast ground at Haydock last week in a race in which nothing got into it from off the pace; should have a good run in him.

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6th

3

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Nomadic Empire

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Defied higher marks twice on home soil in 2021 and won in Bahrain last December; 0-12 this year but posted encouraging efforts the last twice, latest when 1l second at York (soft) last Friday; could well go one better.

5/2

2nd

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Nomadic Empire

8st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't won in Britain since 2021 but some useful efforts in 2023, including here; needs things to go better at the start than they sometimes do if he's to play a part.

7/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Nomadic Empire

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Has drawn a blank this season but he retains a good chunk of ability, running well at Haydock in June off a 5lb higher mark and beaten under 4l in a hot York sprint latest; capable of a big run but slow starts have been a feature the last twice and that sounds a note of caution.

8/1

5th
15 (12)
Motagally

50/1

Form: 4445-0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Useful sprinter when trained by Charles Hills, finishing fourth in last season's Ayr Gold Cup off a 6lb higher mark than today's; 40-1 and down the field on recent stable debut (5f Listed; good); needs to have derived plenty of benefit from that run.

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7/1

Form: 223475 C BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Getting on for two years since the last of his six wins but he has run several good races in warm handicaps this year, including when fifth behind Bergerac at York last month; didn't get the clearest run on that occasion without being impeded enough to think the result was affected; needs a bit more to defy this mark.

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4th

1

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Makanah

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Versatile ground-wise; thoroughly exposed and failed to get his head in front last season, though wasn't far away in 5f/6f handicaps at Newcastle and York (twice); not impossibly treated by any means, has won first time back in the past and he's 1-1 here.

12/1

33/1

Form: 45-770

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Had a good year in 2021, winning two valuable 5f handicaps at Ascot; light campaign in 2022 has been something of a damp squib, before and after a wind operation; experiment with a tongue-tie quickly aborted; down in the weights but with something to prove.

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6th

4

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Significantly

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Flying high in the autumn and impressed in the way he overcame trouble in running to win the Ayr Gold Cup (6f, good to soft; effective on good); used to be versatile trip-wise but today will test that theory as he runs only intermittently at 5f now and is up against talented 5f specialists.

16/1

8th

1

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Significantly

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Always was high class but on the back burner in 2022 and it wasn't until last autumn that he was back to full strength for new yard, dashing home after meeting trouble in running to win the Ayr Gold Cup (6f, good to soft; effective on good) then runner-up to an exceptional rival at York (6f, soft) in October; back up 2lb but has C&D form and lack of a recent run is not necessarily a problem; hard to rule out.

8/1

20/1

Form: 143743 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Improving with age and he has enjoyed a fine year, winning three sprint handicaps and turning in a series of good runs in defeat since the latest of them; should give his running but no margin for error off this mark.

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No Results Found

Form: 010220 C BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ideally suited by good/softer; has run some fine races this season, notably when seeing off 21 rivals in a 6f handicap at York in May; he wasn't done any favours by the draw at York last month and he is better judged on earlier seconds at Newcastle and Ripon; should give it another good go.

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10th
19 (21)
Dusky Lord

14/1

Form: 104203

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

He ran well to chase home Lord Riddiford at Glorious Goodwood and latest third back at that track (no headgear) was a fair run; might find a few better treated today though.

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13th

12

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Dusky Lord

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Signed off for 2022 with a convincing win in the Ayr Silver Cup but has been down the field in four runs since joining current yard; failed to beat a rival with headgear back on in the Portland last time; plenty to prove.

33/1

11th
12 (11)
Lequinto

16/1

Form: 294116 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Benefited from a return to sprinting this summer, winning a pair of 6f handicaps at Windsor; respectable sixth in his hat-trick bid six weeks ago but he didn't look to have any obvious excuses; could be that he is just too high in the weights for a race of this nature.

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15th

24

(22)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Lequinto

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tony Carroll

Better than ever this summer but beaten fair and square off this mark in a lesser event at Wolverhampton 16 days ago.

66/1

6th

9

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 2

20:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lequinto

8st 12lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Tony Carroll

Three-time course winner, all over further, who's been in fine form round Windsor this summer, latterly when going close at a big price on softer ground than ideal (first-time blinkers); is one to consider.

8/1

2nd

4

(1)

7th Aug 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 12y

Class 2

19:30 Windsor

Lequinto

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Tony Carroll

6yo who made it 3-7 over C&D when justifying favouritism in a Class 4 event in June; that was a clearcut success but this is tougher off 5lb higher on this big step back up in grade and all of his turf wins have come on good to firm; blinkers added.

10/1

12/1

Form: 811047 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Two course wins over 5f in midsummer, beating a useful sort for the second of them; ran perfectly well in the face of a stiff task in Listed company at Beverley two weeks ago; slow ground wouldn't be an issue but the additional 143 yards might be.

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No Results Found

Form: -07021

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Tied up inside the final furlong in the corresponding race 12 months ago having looked a big threat 1f out; has taken a while to come to the boil in 2022 but he trounced the opposition in a 5f 0-98 handicap at Ascot last week (good to soft), tanking through the race and winning as he pleased in a good time; up 10lb but the potential is there to develop into a Pattern-race performer; bled from the nose when struggling in the Stewards' Cup.

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2nd

4

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Teal

Now 15lb lower than for his last win and signs that a wind op had done the trick when keeping on for third at Lingfield five weeks ago (6f); good chance if he can transfer that form to Tapeta.

7/2

33/1

Form: 300-80

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Well backed when making a winning debut at York last May and followed that with a fine third in the Norfolk Stakes; backward steps since, including when looking a tricky ride in a hot York handicap 24 days ago (first run after being gelded); withdrawn on vet's advice at the start at Haydock last week; too much to prove.

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14th

10

(7)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:10 Doncaster

Project Dante

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

towards far side, midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

13th

9

(4)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 89y

Class 2

13:50 York

Project Dante

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Bryan Smart

towards far side, in rear, raced awkwardly throughout, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong (jockey said gelding hung badly left)

33/1

Form: 401505 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Still capable of smart form on his day, as when landing a Class 2 6f handicap at Ripon in June; ran creditably in the Great St Wilfrid last time and he is only 1lb higher than for the Ripon win so he's not a forlorn hope; placed in this race back in 2017 but down the field in 2019 and 2020.

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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

Form: 257110 C BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Had slipped down the weights prior to landing Class 4 event at Thirsk in July (5f, good to soft); better form when winning a modest renewal of the Great St Wilfrid last month but he came up well short in his hat-trick bid at Thirsk two weeks ago; course winner but suspicion this will be too competitive.

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4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

16/1

Form: 366761

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to take a 5f handicap at Glorious Goodwood in July (winning the race for the second year), a performance backed up by the clock; 3lb rise not beyond him but he hasn't been at his best in four runs over further than a bare 5f.

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5th

4

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lord Riddiford

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Admirable veteran who is fully effective under these conditons; likely to give his running but he looks vulnerable to up-and-coming rivals.

16/1

66/1

Form: 10-875 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Goodwood specialist; can fluff the start; bled from the nose when underperforming on his stable debut at Goodwood 13 days ago; others look safer despite his reduced mark.

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18th

17

(18)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:10 Doncaster

Atalantas Boy

8st 13lb

J: Jacob Clark

T: Martin Smith

slowly into stride, towards near side, in rear throughout

66/1

16/1

Form: 852050 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Good second at York in May (5f, good to soft) off a 2lb higher mark; patchy form since and others are preferred.

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No Results Found

Form: 085301

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won five times in a productive ten months for Mick Appleby, the latest when making all to beat Whenthedealinsdone in a small field at Nottingham 32 days ago; 9lb better off with that rival today but unlikely things will pan out quite so favourably; changed hands for 43,000gns last month.

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50/1

Form: 267770

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

In good form on slow ground last autumn and ran well when second of 21 at York in May (6f, good); unable to build on that since, however, and enough to prove for now; also engaged in the 1.00.

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6th

1

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Zargun

9st 13lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Exploited his reduced mark at Doncaster last month (5f, soft) but he failed to back it up at Thirsk 11 days ago; this drop into Class 6 company will be more suitable and he's one to consider.

4/1

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Bergerac, Night On Earth, Zargun

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Payout
Exacta £1532.00
Straight Forecast £1400.70
Tricast £9876.10
Trifecta £18253.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Whenthedealinsdone

SPOTLIGHT:

Nomadic Empire

Telegraph:

Chipstead

THE NORTH:

Dakota Gold

The Star:

Significantly

The Guardian:

Dusky Lord

TOPSPEED:

Motagally

Daily Record:

Chipstead

Daily Mail:

Whenthedealinsdone

RP Ratings:

Nomadic Empire

The Times:

Nomadic Empire

Daily Express:

Dakota Gold