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14:45 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Coral Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £73723
  • 2m 1f 197y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Coral Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.60
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 221142 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Acts on good to soft, below form sole run on soft; has really clicked this season with wins in a handicap at Royal Ascot (2m4f) and Listed race at Sandown (2m; by 10l); last two runs (Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale at York) confirm he is not quite a match for the top-notchers, but he has place claims.

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

1st

3

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

14:15 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

One of the top British stayers in 2022 and 2023, during which many of his top performances were registered at this track; won this race last year; the big difference between this and previous campaigns is that this time he has been to Dubai and he ran poorly, which also followed two modest efforts (one here) to end 2023; cheekpieces are enlisted.

9/4

5th

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only two runs on soft (unraced on heavy) were in 2020 and in the Doncaster Cup five weeks ago, below form in both; pipped by Trueshan in this race last year (good to soft) and in career-best form this season, showing it twice at this track and when winning at York on penultimate start; soft or heavy ground is the big worry.

7/1

5th

1

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Coltrane

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only run on soft was in 2020 (below form) but he held Trueshan off by a neck in this race last year on good to soft; the positions were reversed at Ascot last October but this 6yo has had much the better season this year with his two Group 1 placings and wins in a Group 3 and Group 2; looks set to go well again.

6/4

1/3

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11-113

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

A top stayer for the last three years; two Group 1 wins last year and produced an almighty performance in a handicap to take the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (AW) this June; repeatedly withdrawn on good to firm but his third in the Goodwood Cup on good ground last time would probably be enough to take this and he will be very tough to beat if the ground is softer.

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

4th

1

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

14:15 Ascot

Trueshan

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Still takes a strong hold; among his many big-race wins are the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the Long Distance Cup over C&D in October; ended 2023 with a disappointing show in the same race, followed by wind surgery; that seemed to turn him round after second start last term but conceding 7lb to all of this field may be tough.

3/1

4th

7

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Trueshan

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Goes very well in the mud; among his variety of big-race wins, this contest proved an excellent fit in the last three runnings (last two were on good to soft); had wind surgery after second start this season and his two runs since have been wins in the Doncaster Cup (seeing off Sweet William) and Prix du Cadran; still takes a strong hold and trying to hold him up proved a losing battle at Doncaster, before he dictated the pace in the Cadran; being able to dictate again can't be guaranteed but a fourth Long Distance Cup win may still be forthcoming.

2/1

Form: 8214-8

Last run: 130 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ran away with a five-runner Group 3 at Sandown (2m, soft) in May 2021, leading 3f out under Jamie Spencer; backward steps on her only two starts since but may well have needed the run in May on her only outing this term; needs not just a return to form but a major personal best.

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12th

6

(7)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Lismore

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, soon raced in second, pushed along and weakened quickly over 3f out, eased inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

8

(2)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

14:45 Doncaster

Lismore

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Henry De Bromhead

led at steady pace, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on but lost second post

33/1

33/1

Form: 552153 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Ran well both starts here, albeit a long time ago; has had a fine summer, including at Royal Ascot for the second season running; while not the slightest threat to the winner in 2m Group 2 at York on latest outing, he did stay on to finish a short head behind runner-up Coltrane; peak efforts on good to firm; if the ground is okay, this step back up in trip will suit and give hopes for a minor honour.

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

0

1

(3)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

16:55 Beverley

Reshoun

10st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Patrick Morris

raced in fourth, detached and pushed along after 1f, looked to go wrong and pulled up halfway

16/1

7th

1

(7)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 45y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Reshoun

9st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Patrick Morris

Better than ever for Ian Williams last year and he runs off his last winning mark; made his stable and seasonal debut at Chester a fortnight ago and has never run well there, but he was tailed off and there is a big question mark regarding his current form.

33/1

16th

3

(9)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Reshoun

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Patrick Morris

Had a fine summer last season in final campaign for Ian Williams; ran well in 2018 on soft and heavy but peak efforts have been when the ground is less testing; stays very well but he has not shone in his four visits to Chester, including last two editions of this race.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 121115

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Smart at one stage in France and better than ever this season, which includes major handicap wins at Royal Ascot (1m6f) and Haydock (1m4f, soft); good fifth of 20 in the Ebor at York last time; had been runner-up in 2m handicap in April but unraced beyond that; bit to prove, therefore, but he has one of the better form chances behind Trueshan.

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16/1

Form: 140-01 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

9yo last seen registering a second consecutive win in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot in June, this time cutting down Reshoun (who received 3lb) close home; versatile regarding the ground; considered for a place.

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

8th

4

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Stratum

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: W P Mullins

Acts on soft, bit more to prove on heavy; two of the highlights in his long and admirable career were 2021 and 2022 wins in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot; only seventh in that race this year and his powers are seemingly on the wane, so he will do very well to match last year's fourth in this event on the only other time he's worn either tongue-tie or blinkers, both of which now return.

66/1

25th

7

(22)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Stratum

9st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

50/1

2nd

7

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Stratum

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Smart dual-purpose sort has won 11 races under all codes; has run mostly on the Flat in the last two years and ran a corker when second at Galway last week; couldn't handle testing ground at Auteuil when last seen over hurdles in November but this will suit better; the pick of Paul Townend.

6/4

200/1

Form: 344592

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Pretty reliable, back-to-form second over 2m2f last time, but that's as a fairly useful handicapper and this race demands so much more.

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

4th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Haizoom

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in fourth

3/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Haizoom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a winning start for current yard at Ripon (2m) in June but her form has dipped recently, only sixth in 1m6f Newmarket handicap 29 days ago; she needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Haizoom

8st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a four-runner race on stable debut at Ripon (2m) in June but that's her best run this year; probably okay on soft ground but soundly beaten on heavy on latest outing; back to her last winning mark.

14/1

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Non-runners

Island Brave, Haizoom

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £115.00
Straight Forecast £117.10
Tricast £474.70
Trifecta £815.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Trueshan

RP Ratings:

Trueshan

TOPSPEED:

Trueshan

POSTDATA:

Trueshan

LAMBOURN:

Trueshan

The Times:

Trueshan

Telegraph:

Trueshan

Daily Mail:

Trueshan

Daily Express:

Trueshan

Daily Mirror:

Trueshan

The Sun:

Trueshan

The Star:

Trueshan

Daily Record:

Trueshan