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16:50 Doncaster

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £5652.72
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3-1722

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Back to form with close second at Newmarket (1m, good) in June and filled same spot at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last Saturday; a return to winning ways may well be imminent.

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3rd

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Harlem Nights

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Finished 2l behind Leadenhall when second of nine at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last month and is now 2lb worse off, but he has since won with real authority at Doncaster (1m, good); 1lb well in under his penalty and a major player.

5/2

1st

8

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Harlem Nights

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

in rear, steady headway from over 3f out, on far side of group 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon edged right, kept on well, readily

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 3-3413

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won by 4l in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Hamilton (1m, good); went up 10lb and was a well-beaten third of seven there (1m, good to soft) last time, but it was still a fair run; not ruled out back down 2lb.

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6th

6

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Hale End

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Doubled tally with clearcut 1m Tapeta win in January but was unable to land a telling blow off a 5lb higher mark on next three outings; dropped 1lb during ten-week break but still needs a career best here; unraced over this far but was placed over 9.4f last year.

14/1

4th

10

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hale End

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Gained his first AW success when readily accounting for ten rivals over C&D last month; unplaced in two Class 4 events since, albeit not well positioned at Wolverhampton last week.

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4-4712 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made all at Pontefract (1m, good) last month and runner-up at Ripon (1m2f, soft) 12 days ago, albeit no match for the winner; this in-form contender runs off the same mark as last time and is respected.

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7th

1

(8)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Pontefract

Lerwick

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

led early

9/2

3rd

4

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Lerwick

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Edward Bethell

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, steady headway from 5f out, led narrowly 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon slightly hampered, no extra and lost second final 110yds

5/1

2nd

6

(2)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:05 Ripon

Lerwick

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Sole 3yo in this contest and remains unexposed; raced only over 1m but dam's side suggests he'll stay 1m2f; made all for a comfortable success at Pontefract (good) most recently, opening his account at the sixth attempt and atoning for his bad fortune the time before; open to further improvement in handicaps and warrants respect up 4lb.

15/8

14/1

Form: 2-9483

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Wore first-time cheekpieces (retained) when dropped to 7f from 1m2f in Lingfield novice last month and took a step back in the right direction in finishing third; however, now 0-7 and his claims aren't overly compelling.

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4th

7

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Goodfella

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Patrick Owens

prominent

14/1

3rd

4

(12)

31st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:57 Lingfield

Goodfella

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Patrick Owens

Likely player on his best RPRs, which have been achieved over 7f, 1m and 11.5f; however, he's comparatively exposed (now 0-6) and not particularly solid on 2023 evidence; cheekpieces added back down in distance.

14/1

8th

1

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

15:50 Sandown

Goodfella

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Patrick Owens

Runner-up at Yarmouth (7f) and Newbury (1m) last October, before tailed off on reappearance in his only handicap; back to form when tongue tied in maiden at Yarmouth (11.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago and this drop back in trip may well help, but marked overall improvement is needed.

20/1

14/1

Form: 448234

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-10 but has run creditably the last twice (7f, good to soft/good) and shaped as though this step back up to 1m may suit; might not be far away.

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8th

4

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Pontefract

Mount King

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

5th

7

(13)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newmarket

Mount King

9st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led after 2f, headed under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

10/1

Form: 8-1155

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won at Redcar (7f, good to soft) in May on second start and followed up in another novice at Lingfield (7.6f, good to firm); hasn't run badly in his two handicaps but needs something extra if he's to win this.

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5th

7

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:02 Wincanton

Kentucky Bluegrass

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Capable Flat performer for David O'Meara, winning twice at about 7f but he seemed to stay 1m2f; posed no threat when 66-1 for stable/hurdle debut over C&D (good to soft; first-time hood) 80 days ago.

66/1

Form: 1-3577

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

On a handy mark on this year's best 6f form for Alice Haynes and her pedigree suggests 1m may suit; however, she hasn't shone on her two attempts at 7f, and wasn't quite at her best on her recent stable debut (6f).

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10th

5

(12)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Distinguished Lady

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Darryll Holland

Sole win came at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) a year ago, though she seemed to stay when fourth of 11 back there (1m) ten days ago; this even longer trip asks another question of her, though, as does the outside stall.

12/1

4th

5

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Distinguished Lady

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Darryll Holland

prominent

8/1

8th
10 (12)
Tabuk

33/1

Form: -93518

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won Dundalk maiden (10.5f, AW) in March on final run for Gavin Cromwell and soft ground may not have suited on last month's turf and stable debut at Ripon (1m2f); however, he has plenty to prove after that.

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6th

12

(1)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Tabuk

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

in rear

16/1

3rd

5

(7)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

15:25 Musselburgh

Tabuk

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Signed off in Ireland with 1m2f AW maiden win in March, his seventh start, but well beaten in two turf handicaps for new stable this summer (1m2f/1m); might be aided by refitted cheekpieces today but has quite a bit to prove.

14/1

8th

10

(12)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Tabuk

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, switched right towards near side from over 4f out

33/1

Form: 8622

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Salisbury novice (7f, soft) last month on third start and occupied same position in Musselburgh maiden (7f, good) last time; this step back up in trip looks the right move on handicap debut and he's on the shortlist in first-time headgear.

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8th

6

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

16:20 Yarmouth

Elusive Empire

9st 6lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

always behind

16/1

6th

1

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Elusive Empire

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Runner-up in a Salisbury novice (7f, soft) and a Musselburgh maiden last July (7f, good); hasn't run as well since, the first on handicap debut over 1m and the last three on the AW; cheekpieces tried again (poor run over 1m on turf last time they were on); on a fair mark now.

8/1

7th

9

(7)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Kempton (AW)

Elusive Empire

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Seven-race maiden; unable to land a telling blow on either start since return from break in January but kept on steadily to finish in midfield at Newcastle last time and is another 3lb lower here; worth a second look.

10/1

12/1

Form: 35160

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won Thirsk novice (7f, good to soft) in June on third start but well beaten in both handicaps (1m2f/1m, good/soft) and has to raise his game.

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2nd

2

(2)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Merry Minister

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Brett Johnson

Recorded his second win when scoring at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) in February but he's not easy to predict and has been well held in last two runs; still looks on a workable mark but he needs to find more on this drop back in trip.

4/1

16/1

Form: 0-6276

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Went close at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) in June and now 1lb lower, but he's been soundly beaten the next twice (7f/1m, good).

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7th

12

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Taritino

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Flat winner who ran okay at Bath two weeks ago over 1m2f; respectable fourth here last month in his final qualifying run and his previous races were won by top notchers; Cobden a notable booking for handicap debut.

12/1

8th

13

(13)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Taritino

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Joe Tickle

1-14 on the Flat and fourth since in his three hurdle races; last two of those were his only two runs on soft, but probably a bit below his Flat level; 10lb lower than this time last year.

20/1

12th
13 (10)
Pop World

20/1

Form: 21-59

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on both 2yo runs (6f, good to firm/good to soft) but she's failed to shine on her two starts this summer (7f, good to firm/good) and needs a much bigger performance here.

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12th

13

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Pop World

9st 3lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

towards rear

20/1

9th

3

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:40 Catterick

Pop World

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out

9/1

5th

1

(9)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Pop World

9st 10lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Beaten a neck on her debut in a 15-runner Redcar novice (6f, good to firm) last August and had little trouble in going one better in a Catterick maiden (6f, good to soft) the following month; shouldn't have a problem with the extra furlong on handicap debut after nine months off and remains open to further improvement.

13/2

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £392.00
Straight Forecast £435.70
Tricast £1433.40
Trifecta £1726.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Lerwick

SPOTLIGHT:

Harlem Nights

LAMBOURN:

Elusive Empire

POSTDATA:

Kentucky Bluegrass

NEWMARKET:

Speriamo

Daily Mail:

Elusive Empire

Daily Mirror:

Elusive Empire

The Guardian:

Kentucky Bluegrass

Telegraph:

Lerwick

D Express:

Lerwick

The Sun:

Lerwick

Daily Record:

Lerwick

TOPSPEED:

Harlem Nights

The Times:

Harlem Nights

The Star:

Harlem Nights