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14:25 Doncaster

Soft

Pertemps Network Spring Mile Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Pertemps Network Spring Mile Handicap

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 4113-8 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Showed career-best form on soft/heavy ground last October, including wins over 1m at Nottingham and Leicester; granted similar conditions he's an interesting contender with recent AW reappearance under his belt and Jonny Peate taking off a valuable 5lb.

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2nd
11 (10)
Titian

12/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 410-34 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Not exactly the type to win a major spring prize, having done his winning in autumn months, and this drop back to 1m looks a negative (last two successes came over 1m2f).

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4th

5

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Titian

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

No win since 2022 but he did record a few good placed efforts last year; weakened to finish well behind a couple of today's rivals in the Doncaster Spring Mile on his reappearance but he could strip fitter now.

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 225-34 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has largely held his form well (on turf/AW) since scoring off a lower mark at Sandown last July; however, faces a tougher assignment in this grade and still has a poor strike-rate (2-49 overall).

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20/1

  • Place: £12.10

Form: 1198-6 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 9st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Veteran who showed he still retains a useful level of ability last season but has lost his form since winning from Baltimore Boy at Ascot; opposed in this highly competitive field on return from three-month break.

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10th

4

(11)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Raising Sand

9st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Jamie Osborne

towards rear

25/1

5th

4

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Raising Sand

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Veteran who won this race in 2016 and 2022, albeit was in ostensibly better form at the time on both occasions; absent since a below-par effort over C&D five months ago; the market signals may prove helpful.

14/1

40/1

Form: 1620-7 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

May be sharper with last month's AW reappearance under his belt; however, looks out of his depth in this grade having gained his wins (AW/turf) at a much lower level; others preferred.

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4th

7

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

Clear Angel

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Added to his fine efforts in big fields when fourth of 18 in the Spring Mile on his Doncaster reappearance (soft) in March; on same mark on this drop back in grade and has claims if he gets a good pace and some luck.

6/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 4230-6 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Suited by ground softer than good; beat only seven rivals to win this race 12 months ago when it was an unusually low turnout; 9lb higher and facing a deeper field this time round but has to be feared with conditions again in his favour and on the back of a similar prep.

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14/1

Form: 1-3212 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 13212 (all over 1m on AW) since joining John Quinn, close second at Newcastle most recently; only 1-11 on turf but looks favourably treated (due to go up 2lb in future); bright chance provided he transfers the recent improvement back to grass.

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40/1

Form: 08008- D

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ended last season on a low note; has gained all turf wins on good/firmer and the last four came over 7f; readily opposed in this unsuitable scenario on reappearance.

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7th

9

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Lion Tower

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Currently 2-2 over C&D (both in 2021) and arrives in form and on a handy mark off the back of a couple of absences in recent times; it's hard to find any negatives and he has to enter calculations.

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Lion Tower

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Dual Fibresand winner here who was well held in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, soft) last month, but had previously run well when beaten a neck into second of 13 at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta), making his effort on the disadvantaged part of the track; races off the same mark and a major player.

6/1

11th

1

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Lion Tower

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Showed a form revival at Newcastle (7f, AW; close second) on reappearance but the forecast slow ground is a negative returned to turf; below-par ninth on heavy in this contest last year; best efforts on good/firmer.

20/1

25/1

Form: 32786-

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

French win came over a testing 1m2f; mild promise without landing a serious blow in a couple of 1m handicaps in Britain; gelded since last appearance; may be more interesting when sent back over further.

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11th

11

(5)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Warning Sign

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

1m2f winner in France; runner-up twice last summer (1m2f, soft and 1m6f, AW); unsighted at Lingfield (1m, AW) four weeks ago; will be of more interest back up in trip.

33/1

10th

5

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Warning Sign

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

1-5 in France and 0-8 for this yard but improved when stepped up in trip last summer, finishing placed three times in amateur riders' races, the latest at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) in September; has to be a question mark against him over this sharp 1m after 196 days off; stable triple-handed.

10/1

Form: 13007- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Had a productive 2022 campaign, including four wins on fast ground, and ran creditably in the Cambridgeshire on final outing; however, has something to prove off current mark back on a forecast slow surface.

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40/1

Form: 6275-9

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Seemed to need the run at Wolverhampton on stable/seasonal debut; has something to prove in this scenario back on grass, as his two turf wins for the Johnston yard came over shorter trips on fast ground.

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2nd

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Went close off 3lb higher at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) in February but his form has nosedived in two subsequent runs; had an excuse in the mud at Thirsk last time but he's not easy to predict and is now 0-25 since his last win in 2022; down the list.

9/2

9th

8

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Both turf wins at about 7f on good to firm but he isn't inconvenienced by soft ground; much lower in the weights than 12 months ago and there were signs on his latest 1m start, at Southwell in February, that he could be about to exploit his current mark.

8/1

8th

4

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Losing run up to 23 though he came within half a length of ending the drought at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last time; races off the same mark and all three wins have come at around 7f, but he may prefer the extra furlong now.

11/2

8/1

Form: 0329-0 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has performed well on this card previously, having finished second in the 2018 Brocklesby and fifth (off 4lb higher) in the 2022 Lincoln; 7f winner on soft ground here in autumn 2021; likely player back at Doncaster with rising star apprentice Billy Loughnane in the saddle.

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4th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Leicester

Broken Spear

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Never really got involved after slow start on last month's seasonal debut, but his subsequent fourth at Leicester (7f, soft) was a decent effort and he's now 4lb lower than when scoring over C&D on soft ground last May.

5/1

Form: 068-64 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Four wins for Andrew Balding; 0-5 (on AW) for current stable and, while he wasn't disgraced at Newcastle last week, faces a harder task returned to grass; slow ground a complete unknown.

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5th

8

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f

10/1

4th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Five-time winner; exposed but running well, having just been denied by the patiently ridden Armoured here in January before another placed effort last month; solid claims.

11/2

3rd

5

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Exposed five-time winner; clear runner-up over C&D 13 days ago but the winner was 25-1 and that was a Class 6; may need more.

7/1

15th
20 (21)
Tothenines

33/1

Form: 24-453 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Sole success came over 6f on good ground last June; mostly consistent since, including in his autumn/winter campaign on AW (6f-8.5f); soft/heavy going would present a question mark back in this sphere.

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2nd

1

(2)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Thirsk

Tothenines

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Just one win to his name but he regularly ran to an RPR in the 80s through the winter and his penultimate start at Ripon (1m, soft) wasn't bad in the context of this race; disconcerting to see him dropped to this grade but no surprise were he to prove too classy.

11/4

12th

5

(8)

13th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Tothenines

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Weighted to be involved on 7f Tapeta form in midwinter but he can lose ground at the start and, with no experience of Polytrack, he has something to prove against rivals who handle the surface well.

8/1

5th

5

(8)

20th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ripon

Tothenines

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: K R Burke

Sole success came over 6f on good ground last June; mostly consistent since, including in his autumn/winter campaign on AW, but he missed the break and was never involved in the Spring Mile at Doncaster on his return to turf 19 days ago.

7/1

12/1

Form: 00485/ D

Last run: 512 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Only 1-16 for Donnacha O'Brien but has a notable piece of form, namely fourth off 2lb higher in the 2021 Cambridgeshire; gelded and sold for 30,000gns since last run; interesting on debut for shrewd new connections, especially if the market speaks positively following a 17-month absence.

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No Results Found

Form: 337-23 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won on turf (1m, good to firm) last spring and generally consistent on AW since the autumn; getting no help from the assessor but Benoit De La Sayette's useful 3lb claim is a plus; each-way possibilities.

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5th

9

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 4

20:40 Haydock

Roudemental

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Had quite a good spell on AW over the winter but well beaten in three runs back on the grass in April/May; has something to prove for now.

20/1

11th

11

(2)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

16:05 Chester

Roudemental

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

His two wins have come at 1m on turf (good to firm) and Tapeta; placed four times since his last success in November but he's lost his way at Doncaster (1m) and here (7f) in last two starts; now returns to much quicker ground but he needs to bounce back near his best.

12/1

13/2

Form: 45003- C

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Often a front-runner; failed to win last year but ran creditably on several occasions, including in the Spring Cup and Royal Hunt Cup; 2-2 on soft ground (unraced on heavy) and 2-3 over 1m (round course) at Doncaster; possibilities off a workable mark back here.

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7th

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Isla Kai

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and, after a good third at Newbury (7f, good to soft) last month, he scored when back at Ripon (1m, good) most recently; one to consider up 4lb.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Isla Kai

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won over C&D (soft) in April and back to form the last twice, most recently third at Newbury (7f, good to soft); has been versatile ground-wise in the past and he's a solid contender.

7/2

3rd

8

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Isla Kai

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

12/1

28/1

Form: 1-6335 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

In decent form judged on recent AW efforts; however, remains on career-high mark and looks vulnerable in this warm handicap back on grass; sole turf success came on fast ground.

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4th

10

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Billy Mill

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rod Millman

led against near rail, set good pace

8/1

3rd

14

(12)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Billy Mill

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rod Millman

Successful over 7f at Wolverhampton and Newcastle in recent months and ran well again when third of 14 over 1m here over Easter; not discounted.

14/1

20th
10 (2)
Dirtyoldtown

8/1

Form: 06020-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Four attempts on slow ground include one success (for previous stable) and two close seconds, most recently posting a solid effort over 7f here (winner has boosted the form since) last September; strong chance off only 1lb higher, provided he takes well to first-time headgear; ran well over 1m once.

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16th

4

(11)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dirtyoldtown

9st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Inconsistent sort; however, scored comfortably at Newmarket (7f, heavy; third run for new yard) on last appearance and has possibilities provided that form is backed up; had an excuse (raced in unfavoured group) in this contest last year; now 6lb lower.

9/1

Form: 31202-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Raced only five times in his first season last year and showed largely progressive form, most recently second to Raising Sand at Ascot (1m, good to soft; turf debut) where he finished nicely from a difficult position; should have more to offer this term; strongly respected.

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5th

1

(8)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Baltimore Boy

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: James Horton

Two AW wins when trained by Michael Bell, including C&D off 2lb higher last summer; fair stable debut here last month before finding 1m2f too far at Newbury latest; cheekpieces now tried.

10/1

22th
18 (18)
Counsel

40/1

Form: 9-2970

Last run: 53 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent form on AW for current yard and his silver medal in January came in a small field; difficult to support in this competitive prize back on turf; 0-6 in this sphere when with the Gosden stable.

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3rd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Counsel

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

bumped start, soon recovered and disputed lead, led overall after 1f

8/1

4th

6

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Counsel

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

100/30

2nd

2

(10)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Counsel

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Appleby

BHA-rated 89 early in his career but his form dropped off in 2023; sold for 9,000gns last summer and he made a perfect start for his new yard when running out the easy winner of a 7f handicap at Lingfield last week (well backed); good Topspeed figure there and he's greatly respected under a penalty.

9/4

Form: 2540/1

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

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6

(17)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

He was kept busy last year and won four of his 15 starts, most recently the Balmoral Handicap (1m, soft) at Ascot in October; this 4lb higher mark is a career-high but this 5yo is not ruled out on his reappearance.

11/1

15

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

The Gatekeeper

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

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Payout
Exacta £1517.00
Straight Forecast £1170.20
Tricast £24249.90
Trifecta £24120.00

Selections

The Times:

Harswell Duke

SPOTLIGHT:

Dirtyoldtown

RP Ratings:

Isla Kai

The Guardian:

Broken Spear

Daily Mirror:

Baltimore Boy

POSTDATA:

Tropez Power

Daily Record:

Zozimus

LAMBOURN:

Raising Sand

D Express:

Dirtyoldtown

Telegraph:

Isla Kai

Daily Mail:

Harswell Duke

The Sun:

Harswell Duke

The Star:

Broken Spear