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16:10 Doncaster

Soft

PJ Towey Construction Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 2f 43y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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PJ Towey Construction Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 114-25 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best effort when neck second of seven in 1m4f handicap at Ascot (good to soft) on reappearance before disappointing over the same C&D in the Shergar Cup; needs to bounce back but today's drop back in trip may well suit and he's certainly one to consider.

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2nd

3

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

La Yakel

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

raced wide, towards rear

9/4

1st

3

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

La Yakel

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

raced in second, pushed along and led over 2f out, soon faced challenge, ridden and clear with one other over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

15/8

5th

3

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

La Yakel

9st 9lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: William Haggas

Won a valuable C&D handicap last September; again good to soft when this very lightly raced 4yo reappeared four weeks ago with a close second of seven back over C&D; up 3lb but on the shortlist.

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 10-126 D BF

Last run: 120 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hugely progressive type who rattled off a six-timer in 2022 and showed further improvement to start this year with a success at Kempton and a narrow defeat at Chelmsford; didn't give his running when last of six at Newmarket in May but that was a rare blip and he's had four months off since; 1m2f on slow ground is ideal; may not have reached his limit.

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2nd

4

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Simply Sondheim

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, smooth headway and pressed winner over 2f out, went clear with winner over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

6th

4

(1)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Simply Sondheim

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

prominent, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

3/1

2nd

2

(6)

20th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Simply Sondheim

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Boughey

Made it a remarkable 7-8 in handicaps when leading in the closing stages on his 1m3f Kempton reappearance 19 days ago; didn't look all out so a 3lb rise seems unlikely to prevent another bold bid.

7/4

Form: 49-104 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Better than ever when winning at Pontefract (1m2f, good to soft) in April but underwhelming both on the Flat and over hurdles since, third in a weak event at Cartmel three weeks ago; gets weight all round but will probably need another personal best to score again.

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2nd

5

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:52 Pontefract

Lightening Company

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Won this on last year's reappearance (good to soft); 0-8 since but he reappeared with a good third at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

6/1

3rd

6

(8)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Lightening Company

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Has done all his winning in the spring, most recently off just 2lb lower at Pontefract (1m2f, good to soft) on 2023 reappearance; this looks the time to catch him; interesting on seasonal debut.

12/1

12/1

Form: -69960

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Thrown in on best form but a long way below it this season, cheekpieces failing to stop the slide at York last time on his first run after wind surgery; impossible to dismiss from a plunging mark but carries obvious risks.

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4th

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Masekela

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Thrown in on best form but a long way below it this season, cheekpieces failing to stop the slide at York last time on his first run after wind surgery; impossible to dismiss from a plunging mark but carries obvious risks.

12/1

10th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Masekela

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Capable of useful form at two and three; however, badly out of sorts this season; chance depends on whether the combination of wind surgery and first-time headgear prompts a revival.

25/1

Form: 11/1-4

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has raced only at about 1m and mostly on the AW (showed promise on turf on debut); 3-4 when with Charlie Appleby; had wind surgery prior to close fourth at Newcastle 11 weeks ago on debut for Julie Camacho; this new trip is worth exploring and he remains open to progress.

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6th

5

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Symbol Of Light

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Firmly knocking on the door since returned to AW, most recently a shade unlucky at Kempton where he very nearly collared a rival who dictated matters; much better off with Dear My Friend on C&D running in January; big player.

9/2

2nd

1

(5)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Symbol Of Light

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Julie Camacho

Very solid second (split subsequent winners) in similar event over 1m at Newcastle on New Year's Day, taking AW form figures to 111432; lightly raced 5yo who has strong claims up just 1lb.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £76.00
Straight Forecast £69.90
Trifecta £168.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Simply Sondheim

RP RATINGS:

La Yakel

Daily Mail:

Symbol Of Light

POSTDATA:

Lightening Company

NEWMARKET:

Akhu Najla

TOPSPEED:

Masekela

The Times:

La Yakel

Telegraph:

La Yakel

Daily Mirror:

Simply Sondheim

The Star:

Simply Sondheim

Daily Record:

Simply Sondheim

D Express:

Symbol Of Light

The Sun:

Symbol Of Light

The Guardian:

Lightening Company