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15:35 Doncaster

Soft

Betfred Mallard Handicap

  • Prize money: £30924
  • 1m 6f 115y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Betfred Mallard Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

Form: 756483

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Three wins at 1m4f/2m this January-April; also fourth in the Northumberland Vase at Newcastle (2m, AW) three starts back and third at the York Ebor meeting (1m4f; just behind Bague D'Or) on latest; not far away.

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

6th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

14:50 Sandown

Legendary Day

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Useful Flat horse who won a Class 2 handicap over 1m6f on soft at Doncaster in September (twice below that level since); beaten off 2lb higher on his handicap hurdle debut in February (good) but entitled to improve on that form under these conditions, especially on only his fourth run over hurdles; has won a novice; interesting.

3/1

6th

2

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 3

16:10 York

Legendary Day

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

slowly into stride, soon recovered and in touch with leaders

15/2

14th

28

(4)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Legendary Day

9st 2lb

J: James Ryan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: -88166

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Ended a two-year losing run at Ascot (1m4f) three starts back; ran badly in first-time cheekpieces there later in July and still below form in them at Hamilton three weeks ago; they are discarded today and this first Flat run beyond 1m4f could be worth exploring.

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

8th

6

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Battled back having been headed when resuming winning ways in 1m4f Southwell handicap just after Christmas; 3lb higher in a stronger-looking race now but that willing attitude should continue to hold him in good stead.

7/2

1st

7

(9)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Oneforthegutter

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

pressed leader early, led after 2f

15/2

3

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Got back on track on his AW debut after nine weeks off when fourth of ten in 1m6f handicap here 16 days ago; this fairly useful turf winner needs considering.

6/1

Form: 1-1310 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Given wind and gelding operations after final 3yo start; first and a close third over 1m4f this May but it was his next start, when upped to 1m6f on good to soft at Ascot in July, that he really came into his own and scored with the minimum of fuss; perhaps racing so prominently was against him when well-beaten third favourite in the Ebor at York (good to firm) and a return to more testing ground today might also help; not at all dismissed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Real Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

dwelt start, in rear

11/4

19th

13

(22)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Real Dream

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won on good to firm on final 3yo start (June), given wind and gelding operations afterwards; got going much too late here (1m4f, good) in May but had the widest draw and that close third of 15 to Scampi looked promising for 1m6f; duly scored with the minimum of fuss over this trip at Ascot (good to soft) six weeks ago; raised 8lb in this much stronger race and again drawn wide but he could still have hidden depths as a stayer.

7/1

1st

2

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Real Dream

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

prominent, dropped to midfield after 3f, headway over 3f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, edged left and ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably

5/2

Form: 2112-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Upped to 1m6f last summer, winning on first two attempts and second at Glorious Goodwood; absent 391 days before another good second last month at the big York meeting (1m4f); has a very solid record in handicaps and goes well on good to firm, with a creditable second on good to soft earlier in career; shaped at York as if this step back up in trip will suit; player.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Bague DOr

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Upped to 1m6f last summer, winning on first two attempts and second at Glorious Goodwood; absent 391 days before another good second last month at the big York meeting (1m4f); has a very solid record in handicaps and goes well on good to firm, with a creditable second on good to soft earlier in career; shaped at York as if this step back up in trip will suit; player.

5/1

2nd

9

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Bague DOr

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Upped to 1m6f last summer, winning on first two attempts and good second off this mark last July when last seen, on his final start for Chris Wall (same owner); has a very solid record in handicaps and goes well on good to firm; also has a good record when coming back from a break (albeit not this long) and therefore worth a second look.

9/1

2nd

13

(2)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Goodwood

Bague DOr

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Chris Wall

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, held towards finish

8/1

Form: 464335 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

His career peak was winning this race in 2021 (good to firm) and he has a 6lb lower mark today; performing well enough this summer (stretched by 2m last time) to be taken seriously again each-way.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

10

(5)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Hasn't won since 2021 and isn't as good now; back on a competitive mark and closely matched with Andaleep on recent C&D running but there are likelier winners once again.

14/1

3rd

6

(9)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

12lb lower than when winning the 2021 Mallard Handicap and 2lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in December, but finished well behind Valsad there last time; losing run up to 16 and he needs to bounce back.

11/1

6

(9)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Stuart Williams

Beaten less than a length into second of 12 off this mark over C&D in December, but didn't build on it at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) last month; losing run up to 15 and others are more solid.

15/2

Form: 1-717

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Markedly slow starts on all four appearances but won two, latterly in a 1m6f handicap on good to soft at Haydock in July; never quite got competitive at Nottingham (2m, good) on latest outing but being short of room over 2f out did not help; back to about 1m6f and has more to give but those slow starts are a nagging worry.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:55 Catterick

Quantum Leap

10st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Hooded this season but not today; markedly slow starts on most outings (won two) but rather better in that respect last time, when looking better than the bare result as he did not get the best of runs through; never quite got competitive on last three outings now (on soft ground penultimate start) and drops back from 2m/1m6f but could be capable of better.

6/1

5th

1

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 4

17:05 Redcar

Quantum Leap

10st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Markedly slow starts on all five appearances but won two, latterly in a 1m6f handicap on good to soft at Haydock in July off 4lb lower; never quite got competitive on last two outings, not disgraced in form terms but he cannot afford to keep giving such a headstart to his rivals.

7/1

6th

6

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Quantum Leap

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

lost many lengths start

8/1

9/4

Form: 2-6316

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dramatic improvement when storming 12l clear on soft ground for handicap debut at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f), whereas his other three turf runs were on good to firm; sixth in the Melrose at York (1m6f) three weeks ago was a fair effort but it's the prospect of soft ground, perhaps also good to soft, which would make him a mouthwatering proposition for supporters.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:40 York

The Goat

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Andrew Balding

Dramatic improvement when storming 12l clear on soft ground for handicap debut at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f); backward steps since when sixth in the Melrose over C&D and last of seven back on soft ground at Doncaster, which are a major concern.

11/1

7th

8

(8)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

The Goat

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

led

9/4

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Payout
Straight Forecast £2809.90
Tricast £17076.30

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Real Dream

SPOTLIGHT:

The Goat

POSTDATA:

Rhythmic Intent

The Star:

Quantum Leap

The Times:

The Goat

TOPSPEED:

Real Dream

NEWMARKET:

Real Dream

D Express:

Rhythmic Intent