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13:50 Doncaster

Soft

Hippo Carpet Protector Handicap

  • Prize money: £5154
  • 1m 2f 43y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Hippo Carpet Protector Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 431473 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm; creditable third in AW race last month; has done all his winning on turf, most recently off 2lb lower at Lingfield in May (sole start under Saffie Osborne); enters calculations.

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

6th

4

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Lingfield (AW)

Richard P Smith

10st 2lb

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders, brief headway home turn, hung left from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

5/2

2nd

1

(3)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:20 Catterick

Richard P Smith

10st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

Triple winner at up to 11.5f (all in headgear) including on soft; has been thereabouts on his last two starts and is nudged up another 1lb here after a career best at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) latest; each-way player.

11/2

2nd

1

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Richard P Smith

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Dunlop

Acts on soft and good to firm; creditable third in AW race last month; has done all his winning on turf, most recently off 2lb lower at Lingfield in May (sole start under Saffie Osborne); enters calculations.

4/1

3rd
4 (3)
Ayyab

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 7432

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Form figures of 7432 reflect her steady progress at maiden/novice level, runner-up at Nottingham (1m, good) most recently; could well take another step forward now handicapping and upped in distance; respected.

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3rd

2

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Ayyab

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Easy winner of Kempton maiden (1m3f) last autumn and made an excellent start to this campaign when neck second of 12 in Southwell handicap; still relatively lightly raced and has solid credentials.

5/2

2nd

4

(6)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Ayyab

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Ended last season with promising AW form, easily winning a 1m3f maiden at Kempton then midfield (not disgraced on the figures) in 1m5f Listed event at Lingfield; retains low mileage and looks open to further progress this year; respected back down in class.

9/2

7th

7

(8)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Ayyab

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: S Woods

Had shown ability on turf prior to bolting up by more than 7l in a Kempton maiden (1m3f, Polytrack) last month; this is a completely different test, but she appears to be improving as she goes up up in trip so could go well at a price.

14/1

7/1

Form: 7-7544

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden; has shown consistent form (off 2lb higher) since handicapping, creditable fourth upped to 1m2f at Newmarket most recently; needs to find extra but that is possible; not dismissed.

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2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent behind clear leaders

13/8

18

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Palamon

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Only 1-8 for Richard Hannon, though signed off for that yard with a wide-margin success over 1m2f at York (good to soft) and then fetched 85,000gns; has been shaping like a handicap project in his maidens over hurdles (last time on soft, catching the eye behind Ndaawi; fourth has won since) and Paul Nolan has had a first, fourth and a sixth in this race with his only three runners; he's one who might be lurking in the shadows and is strongly considered.

18/1

3rd

11

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, ran on and went second last, kept on but lost second towards finish

14/1

Form: 334070

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

3yo maiden who is looking rather exposed now (0-12); not screaming to be backed, especially having failed to beat a rival in lower grade last time (second run for new yard).

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4th

12

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Corsican Caper

8st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Kevin Frost

Narrow winner of 1m2f classified at Southwell in January but hasn't held his form since and unable to take advantage of a lowly mark from 3lb out of the weights back on turf; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

25/1

8th

11

(12)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Corsican Caper

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Frost

Off the mark in 1m4f classified race here in early January; below par at Wolverhampton since but may revive returned to Southwell with Oisin Murphy booked.

10/1

6th
9 (1)
Khangai

6/1

Form: 273172 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Campaigned mostly in Class 6 this year, sole win recorded at Chepstow (1m2f); close second at Ffos Las most recently; bit to prove in this higher grade but arrives in form; cheekpieces replace usual tongue-tie.

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7th

11

(3)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Khangai

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Mark Rimell

midfield, no impression from 2f out

5/1

2nd

13

(14)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Khangai

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

prominent, raced wide early

20/1

11th

5

(14)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Khangai

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

Best form, including sole success, is at 1m2f on turf; unplaced over 1m most recently; something to prove at new trip back on AW.

9/1

Form: 255

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Thrice-raced gelding; showed some promise over 1m on debut; looked unsuited by 7f last time; has some middle-distance winners in his pedigree; possible improver upped to 1m2f on handicap debut.

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3rd

3

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Knights Affair

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Best so far given 7f-1m on good; must hope a poor handicap debut was owed to soft ground rather than the 1m2f trip, and winners among siblings, notably one on Polytrack at up to 1m3f, offer hope on that score.

14/1

7th

7

(9)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Knights Affair

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Thrice-raced gelding; showed some promise over 1m on debut; looked unsuited by 7f last time; has some middle-distance winners in his pedigree; possible improver upped to 1m2f on handicap debut.

12/1

5th

2

(3)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:45 Catterick

Knights Affair

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in rear, outpaced early

7/2

16/1

Form: 0-307

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Only midfield in 1m AW handicap last month, taking record to 0-4; well held in his two turf attempts; however, pedigree suggests this new trip is a possible source of improvement.

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16th

12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 150y

14:23 Cork

Redcliff Glen

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Placed twice on the Flat in Britain with a peak RPR of 70 on AW; not really bred for this but any market support worth noting on yard debut.

16/1

3rd

8

(10)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:32 Bath

Redcliff Glen

9st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Only midfield in 1m AW handicap before reportedly finding the ground too soft at Doncaster; there have to be similar concerns here.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25-007

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed ability for Charlie Appleby, without making the expected progress; has not threatened in his three runs for new stable and is best watched unless the market suggests improvement is expected.

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2nd

1

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Tribal Wisdom

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ian Williams

Two wins this year, the first over C&D, and he's run well in defeat the last twice; drops back down in class today and he's a leading contender.

4/1

5th

8

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Tribal Wisdom

8st 7lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Ian Williams

Off the mark in C&D event in January then followed up at Wolverhampton (9.5f); good third here last week in hat-trick attempt and ties in with Abu Royal on that effort; now 2lb lower (due to go back up same amount) and remains of interest.

13/2

3rd

8

(7)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Tribal Wisdom

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

100/30

8/1

Form: 9-7145 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wetherby in May; form dipped at Ayr last time and he is now conceding weight to several 3yos who are much less exposed; opposed.

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10th

2

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Arch Moon

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wetherby in May; form dipped at Ayr last time and he is now conceding weight to several 3yos who are much less exposed; opposed.

8/1

5th

2

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:37 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders on outer

13/2

4th

3

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side over 2f out

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £286.00
Straight Forecast £275.80
Tricast £1173.10
Trifecta £1522.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ayyab

NEWMARKET:

Richard P Smith

TOPSPEED:

Corsican Caper

POSTDATA:

Palamon

D Express:

Khangai

RP RATINGS:

Ayyab

The Times:

Ayyab

Telegraph:

Ayyab

Daily Mirror:

Ayyab

The Sun:

Ayyab

Daily Record:

Ayyab

The Star:

Richard P Smith