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16:45 Doncaster

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Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 6f 111y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1-3601 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made a winning stable debut over 7f here in November (heavy); third in the Lincoln on his seasonal return, again on heavy ground, and with cheekpieces added last time he turned in another improved display when seeing off 24 rivals at Ascot seven weeks ago (7f, good); 4lb rise manageable and the slightly shorter trip is unlikely to be an issue; won't mind what the weather does; leading contender.

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4th

1

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Baradar

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: George Boughey

in rear

7/2

5th

1

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Baradar

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Campaigned in handicaps in 2023, hitting a peak with wins at Ascot (7f International Stakes) and on this course (6.5f, soft); presumably amiss when tailed off back at Ascot on final start; came to hand early last year (third in the Lincoln) and should be fully effective over a bare 6f (first attempt today); bids to enhance an already-excellent record at Doncaster.

9/4

16/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: -65200 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer; one of last season's four wins came over 6f here (good to firm); struggled for consistency in 2023 though and risky, for all he's down in the weights.

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3rd
7 (10)
Raatea

9/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 4-5180

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in this race in 2021 and a good fourth last year when the ground would have been softer than ideal for him; as good as ever when winning at Haydock in June (6f, good to firm; wore cheekpieces which are absent today); this race will have been on the radar for some time but Tuesday's rain won't have helped.

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6th

5

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Raatea

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Only 1lb higher than for Haydock win last June (6f, good to firm; cheekpieces first time); shaped quite nicely on his return at Newmarket, held up in a race in which little landed a blow from the back; won second time out last year and, after two starts without them, the cheekpieces are back on today (hooded latest); capable of a big run with drying ground in his favour.

9/1

10th

12

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Raatea

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Julie Camacho

Below best over C&D last May but his close third in this race (good) on return in 2022 shows he can be taken seriously off his current mark, just 2lb higher than his Haydock win last June; shouldn't be far away.

14/1

8/1

Form: 203557

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Yet to win this year but he retains ability and has slipped down the weights; has form on soft ground but seems best on good or faster; others appeal more for win purposes.

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8th

5

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Lethal Levi

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

All wins at 6f but made the frame in major 7f handicap at Ascot (good) on last appearance and starts this 5yo campaign looking nicely treated, having finally slipped back to last winning mark; not dismissed.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 26-200

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

He has struggled in hot 7f handicaps at Ascot on his last two starts but he began this campaign with a good second at Kempton (7f, AW); won't mind the ground but he'll need to be at his very best to defy top weight in this company.

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5th

2

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

Rhythm Master

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

He has struggled in hot 7f handicaps at Ascot on his last two starts but he began this campaign with a good second at Kempton (7f, AW); won't mind the ground but he'll need to be at his very best to defy top weight in this company.

16/1

0

4

(17)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Rhythm Master

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Useful on his day; possibly unsuited by the surface (good to firm) in 7f handicap at Royal Ascot most recently but finished last of 29 and is hard to support after that poor effort.

40/1

29th

3

(26)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Rhythm Master

9st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Finished fourth in the Group 3 Jersey over C&D in 2021 (soft; acts on good); had few chances in handicaps but he did win on debut at this level last June (AW) and ran right up to his best on Polytrack reappearance in March; needs new skills in this race.

16/1

Form: 416298

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Limitations seemingly exposed in Class 2 company on his last four starts but he's only 1lb higher than for his Ripon win in June and he's proven in the mud; others are stronger for win purposes but he's likely to give his running.

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14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

2nd

12

(14)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on near side of group

20/1

16/1

Form: 263119 C BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Three 7f wins this season, including at this track on soft ground; disappointed when favourite for a 7f handicap at Thirsk two weeks ago; likely vulnerable to better-handicapped rivals in this field.

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9th

3

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Gweedore

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Katie Scott

prominent

11/2

4th

1

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gweedore

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Tough handicapper who ran a fine race when third in the Ayr Gold Cup on his first crack at 6f; third, beaten over 3l, off this mark at York four weeks ago (6f, soft) but that only tells half the story as he trounced the other runners on the stands' side and was also comfortably best of those to race up with the pace; still capable of better at this trip and he's a much better horse now than when last seen on AW (when he appeared to handle Tapeta well enough); deserves a good prize.

6/1

8th
10 (2)
Zip

12/1

Form: 130269 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

He's never won off a mark this high but he has been in good form on AW this year and the only time he's had the soft ground he craves on turf was in the ultra-competitive Victoria Cup; this dual course winner should have a big run in him if it doesn't dry out too much.

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2nd

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

raced in second, pressed leader when carried badly left from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

9/2

2nd

7

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Zip

8st 6lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Fahey

led

8/1

Form: 343512 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Coming here at the top of his game, winning over 7f at Thirsk and then narrowly failing to peg back a rival who enjoyed first run on him at Haydock last week; well-run race at this trip should be fine and although he has rarely been seen on slower than good, he ran a good race on heavy as a 3yo; Ryan Moore booked; big chance.

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6th

7

(10)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Persuasion

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Respectable third in this race 12 months ago but isn't certain to repeat that effort; 2lb higher this time and was always behind in similar event over C&D at the Craven meeting on reappearance.

25/1

12/1

Form: 6-5600

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

On a losing run but he's down in the weights and there have been glimmers of promise this season, either side of a wind operation; had to wait for a gap in a 6f handicap at York last time and stayed on steadily when in the clear; trip and ground won't be an issue and he could have a big run in him.

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14th

14

(10)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Tactical

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Julie Camacho

Group 2 winner for Andrew Balding in his prime; never really threatened in five runs for this yard last season (wind surgery after the second run) but he dropped 13lb for his troubles; may revive this term but he's not easily recommended.

25/1

Form: 311338 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Two big-field 6f handicap wins this summer, one of them here; running well in defeat in recent starts but if he is to defy this mark it might be on faster ground than he'll encounter today.

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11th

5

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

The Green Man

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Two big-field 6f handicap wins this summer, one of them here; running well in defeat in recent starts but if he is to defy this mark it might be on faster ground than he'll encounter today.

11/1

8th

15

(18)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

The Green Man

9st 2lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Joseph Parr

in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

5

(15)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 York

The Green Man

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Beat 15 rivals to win at Doncaster (6f, good) in May and followed up in commanding fashion in 15-runner handicap over this C&D (good to firm); only third of eight off this increased mark at Newmarket (6f, good), and doubt about slow ground, but he's clearly well suited by a big-field scenario.

11/1

7/1

Form: 491427 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this race off 3lb lower in 2021; disappointed when favourite 12 months ago; enjoying another productive campaign, winning at Newmarket in June; should go well.

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4th

1

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Able Kane

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

prominent, lost position over 1f out, kept on

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £947.00
Straight Forecast £1052.30
Tricast £10833.00
Trifecta £11592.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Baradar

SPOTLIGHT:

Persuasion

TOPSPEED:

Able Kane

The Times:

The Green Man

LAMBOURN:

Lethal Nymph

D Express:

Raatea

The Guardian:

Baradar

The Sun:

Baradar

The Star:

Baradar

Daily Record:

Baradar

POSTDATA:

Able Kane

RP RATINGS:

Persuasion

Telegraph:

Persuasion

Daily Mail:

Persuasion

Daily Mirror:

Persuasion