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17:20 Doncaster

Soft

Hippo Pro 3 Sealant Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Hippo Pro 3 Sealant Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1-2704

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 3yo whose two attempts over 1m have resulted in an impressive soft-ground win as a 2yo and creditable fourth to Dutch Decoy at Newmarket last time; open to more progress at this trip; interesting.

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4

(20)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Liberty Lane

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Built upon previous promise when back on soft ground and winning a 15-runner handicap over C&D last September; well beaten in the Cambridgeshire a fortnight later but on quick going; gelded since; this lightly raced 4yo is back on testing ground for his reappearance and could play a leading role.

4/1

28th

12

(22)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Liberty Lane

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Second to subsequent Group 3 winner Waipiro in 1m2f novice (good) here in April on second start and he rallied to win a 15-runner handicap at Doncaster (1m, soft) a fortnight ago, for which he is penalised 4lb; this unexposed 3yo could have more to offer now back up in trip; on the shortlist.

14/1

1st

10

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Liberty Lane

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Unexposed 3yo whose two attempts over 1m have resulted in an impressive soft-ground win as a 2yo and creditable fourth to Dutch Decoy at Newmarket last time; open to more progress at this trip; interesting.

13/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -92054

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Appears to have a good prize in him, having performed nicely in three major 1m handicaps for new yard this season, close fourth off this mark at York Ebor festival latest; seems to handle soft going; respected.

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6th

3

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Sonny Liston

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Solid marker in highly competitive 1m handicaps for this yard, including when first home in his group in the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D in June; touched off at Doncaster last month (1m, soft) and although back up 4lb he should be involved again.

7/1

2nd

2

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Sonny Liston

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Appears to have a good prize in him, having performed nicely in three major 1m handicaps for new yard this season, close fourth off this mark at York Ebor festival latest; seems to handle soft going; respected.

9/2

4th

3

(12)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Sonny Liston

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start, in rear

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 3-3159 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

All wins on good/firmer but he has form on slow ground; often slowly away of late; latest race didn't pan out favourably; 2-3 at Doncaster, including an easy success in June, and interesting back here.

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7th

5

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

La Trinidad

9st 0lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Won at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June and he's run well to be placed off this mark in big fields at Doncaster (1m, soft) and Redcar (1m, good) the last twice; fully effective here and can be in the mix once more.

9/1

2nd

1

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

La Trinidad

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Seems fine on most ground but he's on a tough mark, one 8lb higher than for his Doncaster win during the summer; ran well but was found wanting back there three weeks ago.

10/1

3rd

8

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

La Trinidad

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

All wins on good/firmer but he has form on slow ground; often slowly away of late; latest race didn't pan out favourably; 2-3 at Doncaster, including an easy success in June, and interesting back here.

14/1

Form: 287813 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Back to form last month, winning easily at Ripon (good to soft) then third at York Ebor festival (good to firm), both over 1m; likely player, provided he continues in the same vein.

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4th

7

(15)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Spirit Catcher

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Back to form last month, winning easily at Ripon (good to soft) then third at York Ebor festival (good to firm), both over 1m; likely player, provided he continues in the same vein.

9/1

3rd

17

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Spirit Catcher

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

16/1

1st

1

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Spirit Catcher

10st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Some recent below-par efforts but a revival would comes as no surprise having dipped to 3lb lower than when runner-up over 1m at Redcar and Newcastle at the start of the summer; usually races prominently.

6/1

14/1

Form: 342634 C BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Placed a few times this season, notably close second off this mark in the Spring Mile over C&D (heavy); has reached his perfect time of year (all wins in September/October) and looks appealing back here.

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14th

3

(18)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Titian

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

No win since 2022; however, finished a close second (off 2lb higher) in this contest 12 months ago and ran respectably over C&D (race won by leading Lincoln candidate Liberty Lane) in September; acts on any ground; warrants respect back here.

13/2

9th

11

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Titian

8st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

dwelt start, prominent

9/1

Form: 325148

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has gained both handicap wins at Class 5 level; took backward steps on last two outings; 7lb out of weights but Mia Nicholls claims that amount; something to prove upped sharply in grade.

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1st

2

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Look Back Smiling

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Gemma Tutty

Successful under Brandon Wilkie here (7f, heavy) when last seen five months ago; ran creditably over C&D (race won by leading Lincoln hope Liberty Lane) in September; therefore has notable Doncaster form and is one for the shortlist.

9/1

16/1

Form: 157315 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won at Hamilton (soft/good to soft) in May/July; disappointing favourite, despite having suitable ground, in the Summer Cup at Thirsk last month; still on career-high mark, so this looks tough.

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9th

11

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Pisanello

8st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Two wins at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft/soft) this year but he appears to have gone off the boil judged on last three runs (at Hamilton latest).

16/1

Form: 720953 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) five weeks ago; last three wins on soft/good to soft; close second in this race (soft) last year and likely to go well again.

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3rd

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Empirestateofmind

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) last month but he could only manage a midfield finish in a Doncaster handicap (1m, soft) since; first-time visor replaces regular blinkers; same connections as Safe Voyage.

9/1

8th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Empirestateofmind

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) five weeks ago; last three wins on soft/good to soft; close second in this race (soft) last year and likely to go well again.

8/1

25/1

Form: 64-193 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 3yo; promising form on slow ground, namely a success at Redcar (for the Gosden yard) and third to Spirit Catcher at Ripon (met traffic issues); upped in class but may do better still.

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7th

3

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:10 Epsom

Freedom Day

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Spring scorer at Redcar (1m, soft) on final start for the Gosden yard; not totally solid judged on his form for new stable but penultimate effort looked encouraging; tough task in higher grade last time.

10/1

9th

13

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Freedom Day

8st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Walford

Low-mileage 3yo; promising form on slow ground, namely a success at Redcar (for the Gosden yard) and third to Spirit Catcher at Ripon (met traffic issues); upped in class but may do better still.

25/1

3rd

7

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Freedom Day

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

mounted in chute and taken down early

14/1

20/1

Form: 196164

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Largely consistent record on soft/good to soft, including two wins this term; respectable fourth at Chester most recently; 3lb out of weights but Laura Coughlan takes off 5lb; slow ground would be a plus.

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4th

1

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Spioradalta

10st 0lb

J: William Pyle

T: Mark Walford

Two wins on soft ground last season; form dipped on his final two starts but he's not impossibly treated and could progress again as a 4yo; ran well on last season's reappearance; cheekpieces left off this time.

8/1

10th

6

(10)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Spioradalta

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

ducked left start, midfield

14/1

13/2

Form: 475-79 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Third in 2021 French Derby; has shown some promise in 1m2f handicaps for new stable and, while latest effort was disappointing, can't be written off; won over 1m as a 2yo and is unexposed at this distance.

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6th

4

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Millebosc

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

He's not the force of old (third in the French Derby in 2021) but, having dropped down the weights, he went close at Haydock (1m, heavy) a fortnight ago; testing ground may suit best but that's not guaranteed; a contender if backing up that latest performance.

7/1

2nd

11

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Very smart as 3yo (third in French Derby); some initial promise for this yard but his recent efforts have been less encouraging, finishing sixth of eight over 1m2f at Newbury (heavy) last weekend.

16/1

6th

3

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

led, headed over 2f out, weakened gradually over 1f out

11/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 0-2863 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced over 1m2f when last seen; better known as a miler and, while his losing spell goes back over two years, looks well treated on peak form; second off 1lb higher in the 2021 Lincoln here.

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9th

4

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Brunch

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

Still very useful on his day but ran poorly at Doncaster a fortnight ago and his losing run goes back over two years now.

20/1

12th

3

(13)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Brunch

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Not disgraced over 1m2f when last seen; better known as a miler and, while his losing spell goes back over two years, looks well treated on peak form; second off 1lb higher in the 2021 Lincoln here.

9/1

3rd

1

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

19:50 York

Brunch

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Two-time course winner (7f/1m) who ran well when close sixth of ten at Newcastle (1m, AW) last month; stamina is the big question on his first run beyond 1m1f but he's shaped as if it's worth a go and he's a possible player.

7/2

Form: 223136 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Consistent this term; won at Newmarket in July, then ran creditably in major 1m handicaps at Goodwood (soft) and York (good to firm) last month; solid chance, despite remaining on career-high mark.

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2nd

7

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Dutch Decoy

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Well beaten in the Lincoln on reappearance but he's never run well on testing ground at Doncaster; has same mark as for close sixth in the Cambridgeshire here (1m, good to soft) last September, when second of seven on the far side, and he could be in the mix.

16/1

13

(18)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Dutch Decoy

8st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Charlie Johnston

Frequently ran well in competitive handicaps last year, including on soft going; each-way claims if at the top of his game on reappearance, although that wasn't the case in the Spring Mile over C&D (heavy) 12 months ago.

25/1

6th

17

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Dutch Decoy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Johnston

Produced a string of good runs in competitive handicaps this summer (various ground) and was on the wrong end of a pace bias when sixth of 19 at York (1m, good to firm) two starts ago, having been held up in rear; needs to bounce back from recent blip at Doncaster but he's not written off.

25/1

Form: -50100 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in two subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

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19th

8

(20)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Lost chance when hampered in this race last year (under Danny Tudhope, now on Bopedro); best form in 2023 when coming clear over 1m at York in July (good to soft); still looked to be in form over 7f here recently but weighted to his best and there's little to suggest he welcomes soft ground.

25/1

7th

4

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in three subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

20/1

15th

1

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Blue For You

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in two subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

10/1

Form: 302201 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

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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

2

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

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Payout
Exacta £394.00
Straight Forecast £237.80
Tricast £3448.60
Trifecta £10184.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sonny Liston

POSTDATA:

The Gatekeeper

RP RATINGS:

Empirestateofmind

Daily Mirror:

Spirit Catcher

NEWMARKET:

Millebosc

The Star:

Brunch

TOPSPEED:

Dutch Decoy

The Times:

Sonny Liston

Telegraph:

Sonny Liston

The Guardian:

Sonny Liston

Daily Mail:

Sonny Liston

The Sun:

Sonny Liston

Daily Record:

The Gatekeeper

D Express:

Empirestateofmind