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17:05 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Coral Mallard Handicap

  • Prize money: £32400
  • 1m 6f 115y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Coral Mallard Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: -13462

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; all three wins at 1m4f; stoutly bred and, having been below form on both attempts at 1m6f, he ran well when held up at Ascot over 2m4f and 2m on two of last three outings (raced freely with those tactics at Newbury in between); more to prove on softer than good; mixed messages and he needs another career best.

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6th

3

(19)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right and outpaced from over 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

14/1

1st

4

(11)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Going Gone

9st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, raced in second after 4f, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, just held on

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 100222

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Reliable sort, including when runner-up in this race last year; further seconds on last three outings (one on soft) show again that he is well capable of being seriously involved.

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11th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

HMS President

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

always behind, switched to centre after 4f

9/1

2nd

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

HMS President

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

4/11

22th

12

(17)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

HMS President

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Mostly highly competitive last term and has surged to new heights this season; won a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m6f, soft) in May and beaten a neck at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) nine weeks ago; raised another 5lb but needs respect.

16/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 53-314

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Held up; won at Goodwood (1m6f, good to soft) in May in a tight finish after she had to wait for a run; good fourth over 1m4f at Haydock in July on sole start since, challenging widest despite repeatedly hanging left; could still have more to offer back at this sort of trip and looks set for a big run.

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7th

2

(6)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Lingfield (AW)

Inchicore

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Alan King

towards rear

11/1

14th

6

(10)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Inchicore

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Alan King

held up in midfield, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out

18/1

3rd

3

(5)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Inchicore

10st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden 2f out, made no impression, went third towards finish, no match for first two

5/2

7/1

Form: 546611

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Four turf wins last year; back to form with a bang to win under Danny Tudhope at Musselburgh (2m2f; easily) and Redcar (1m6f, tidily) in space of four days recently; acts on good to soft, more to prove on soft; raised another 5lb, to clearly a career-high mark, but needs plenty of respect.

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8th

2

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Wise Eagle

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, held up in rear, switched to centre after 4f

16/1

12th

9

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Wise Eagle

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; very productive and progressive for Adam Nicol in the last two and a half years and won last term on the two times he's gone up to 2m2f; this season he won a good 1m6f handicap at Musselburgh before his second of six to Coltrane here (2m) on first attempt at a Group race; while the latter was his best form, he received 5lb from the winner and was beaten 5l, which adds up to a tough task today.

40/1

2nd

5

(6)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Wise Eagle

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

steadied start, held up in rear, headway going easily raced wide home turn, ridden and went second over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner, just held second

16/1

10/1

Form: 021104

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 5yo (won in the mud there); won on good ground this summer at York (1m6f; second past the post) and Chester (1m4f with strong finish); disappointing in a hot race at Hamilton (soft) next time and although he ran respectably at Haydock last Saturday, he needs to better that.

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8th

7

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Haliphon

9st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Losing run is mounting up and he never figured the last twice (1m4f/1m3f); however, may benefit from this step back up in trip; 0-4 on AW but is attractively weighted off current mark.

16/1

7th

3

(3)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Haliphon

11st 1lb

J: Miss Poppy Scott

T: Ian Williams

Taken a good drop in the weights since last spring but had just the three runs on the AW and down the field on Tapeta debut last time; one to bear in mind but early days on this surface.

14/1

4

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Haliphon

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Comes here on a lengthy losing run but he wasn't disgraced when fourth of eight in 1m5f Chelmsford handicap 30 days ago; considered on his Tapeta debut.

5/1

10/1

Form: 917245

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All wins between June and August; in the form of his life this summer, also not at all disgraced at Hamilton two weeks ago, but is probably vulnerable today for win purposes.

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1st

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Dark Jedi

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 21lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall decline, but it's easy to make a case on some form in the autumn and he's run respectably in both starts this year; not ruled out back up in trip.

7/1

6th

9

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Dark Jedi

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 20lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall form decline, but it's easy to make a case even on form shown last autumn and he made a respectable reappearance 12 days ago; considered each-way.

6/1

Form: 603712

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Veteran who short-headed Dark Jedi to score at Musselburgh (1m6f) on penultimate outing and went close in a good race at Hamilton (1m4f, soft) two weeks ago; poor record at Doncaster, however, strangely not having beaten a single rival in his last four visits, including this race last year.

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9th

13

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

66/1

10th

9

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who's back on a workable mark; he's well into the veteran stage, though, and this trip is an absolute minimum nowadays; doesn't arrive in form in any case.

33/1

Form: 83104-

Last run: 274 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

4-5 but still something of a revelation when winning easily at Redcar (1m6f, good to soft) last October; disappointing in the November Handicap here (soft) next time but not disgraced in December when last seen; hooded first time; 5yo who's had only eight races and is worth a market check.

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6th

1

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Mr Curiosity

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Peak efforts this term have been at around 1m4f, including Ripon win in July and fourth at the York Ebor meeting, but he won over 1m6f in 2021; shaped okay in the 1m6f Old Borough Cup at Haydock last time considering the trouble in running over 2f out; major player.

7/2

6th

10

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Mr Curiosity

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in July; his recent fourth at York (1m4f, good to firm) can perhaps be upgraded as he raced prominently in a race that appeared to suit those ridden more patiently; won over 1m6f last year and could be in the shake-up.

14/1

9th
13 (4)
Songo

10/1

Form: -13121 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Had a year on the sidelines before this season; it's been a fruitful return with one win at Bath and two over 1m6f at Salisbury from five starts; sole run on softer than good was in Germany in 2019 (came third on soft); in career-best form, with a career-high mark too but he's in the mix.

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3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Songo

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

4/1

7th

7

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Songo

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer; unplaced all four hurdling starts in 2020-21 season but returned to this code with two 11l novice wins over C&D (good) this summer; has a lot more on his plate in this good-quality handicap but still needs to be taken very seriously.

9/4

25/1

Form: 147664

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Three wins last year and another this January, three of them on AW; couple of shockers in his career record, including last October (soft) on sole run on softer than good; first run since sold out of Marco Botti's for 42,000gns when close fourth to Themaxwecan in Shergar Cup race at Ascot (2m) on latest start, so he needs a second look here with tongue tied first time.

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3rd

3

(5)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Moliwood

9st 11lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

0-12 since winning off 6lb higher over C&D at the start of 2022, but in the frame in three of his five starts since returning from over a year off in November; one for the shortlist.

7/1

4th

2

(8)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Moliwood

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

soon led, headway after 1f, soon in touch with leaders

9/1

9th

6

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Moliwood

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

3-11 on AW; 0-6 for current yard but has been placed in two of his last three races and ties in closely with Artisan Dancer on latest effort; each-way possibilities off same mark.

11/2

Form: 040001

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Emerged from the doldrums to score at the Shergar Cup at Ascot (2m) five weeks ago and a 2lb rise still leaves him 5lb lower than he was 12 months ago; best on good or firmer.

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0

5

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Themaxwecan

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Johnston

always behind, lost action and pulled up quickly home turn

14/1

Form: 337142

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

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14th

6

(7)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Fair Star

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

raced wide, midfield, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, dropped to rear over 1f out, soon got behind, tailed off

12/1

3rd

1

(3)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fair Star

9st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

slowly away, headway and prominent after 1f, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on

9/1

11

(10)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Fair Star

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

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Non-runners

Mahrajaan, Themaxwecan, Fair Star

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £328.00
Straight Forecast £283.50
Tricast £740.90
Trifecta £1311.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Inchicore

RP Ratings:

Wise Eagle

POSTDATA:

HMS President

NEWMARKET:

Moliwood

TOPSPEED:

Dark Jedi

Daily Mirror:

Sir Chauvelin

The Times:

Inchicore

Daily Mail:

Inchicore

Daily Express:

Inchicore

The Sun:

Inchicore

Telegraph:

Wise Eagle

The Star:

Wise Eagle

Daily Record:

HMS President