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15:00 Doncaster

Soft

Vickers.Bet Leger Legends Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £6957.9
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Vickers.Bet Leger Legends Classified Stakes

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 221134

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Having a decent season, holding his form well since his back-to-back wins over 1m2f in July; assured stamina comes in handy in races of this nature but there are doubts about him on soft ground.

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6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

11/1

1st

5

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Wetherby

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

The best of these on the Flat and has been in really good form of late, with form figures of 221134112 since July (from 1m to 1m2f); should go very close if taking to hurdling.

7/4

14/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 314107 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Redcar winner in June (7f, good) but disappointing since then on either side of a two-month break; has steered clear of soft ground in the past, twice withdrawn because of it in the last year.

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3rd

9

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 3

16:10 Musselburgh

Biplane

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Wainwright

Two wins earlier in the season (1m/7f, AW/good) and good second in the Leger Legends race at Doncaster (1m, good to soft) last month; ran as well as could be expected in Listed race at Redcar (7f, good; 250-1) nine days ago and she's on the shortlist now back in a handicap.

12/1

8th

9

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Biplane

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Wainwright

Capable handicapper on her day but flying far too high in a race of this nature.

100/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 648588

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

0-9 since his winning debut when with Richard Hughes; going nowhere fast in handicaps and has looked a hard ride, either running freely or hanging in his races; new headgear combination could help in that respect but wouldn't bank on it; below par when trying soft ground once before.

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9th

7

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Expensive to follow since joining this stable; there has been the odd promising effort but another new combination of accessories are now tried and there are risks attached.

6/1

6th

12

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 0lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led narrowly

16/1

8th

11

(10)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lions Dream

9st 7lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

pulled hard, towards rear

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 005579 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Won a race in Dubai in early 2020 but his last British success was in 2018; goes on all ground but he's not had the best of seasons and probably best to turn elsewhere.

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4th

1

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cliffs Of Capri

9st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jamie Osborne

took keen hold, in rear, midfield halfway, raced wide home turn, ran on but not pace to challenge

2/1

4th

7

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Cliffs Of Capri

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jamie Osborne

in rear, short of room and lost ground soon after start

14/1

Form: 053452 CD BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

All three wins came as a 2yo, including a soft-ground nursery over C&D; was capable of far superior form back then but this year hasn't been a complete washout by any means and he went close on the AW last week; has a lot more going for him than many of these.

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3rd

2

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

10st 0lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

4yo who has regressed and is on a 23-race losing run; however, he went very close at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) last month and was a fair fifth at Doncaster (1m) eight days later; effective on Polytrack; chance.

5/1

5th

11

(9)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Oh Herberts Reign

11st 7lb

J: Adrian Nicholls

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

4

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

On a near two-year losing spell but he's in fair form having made the frame a couple of times in recent starts; on a reduced mark and drops to Class 6 for the first time, so can't be dismissed.

11/2

Form: 60-988 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Can make a case on last year's competitive form (albeit none of it was on soft ground; good to soft seems okay) but he's looked cold as ice on the AW during a very quiet last 12 months.

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12

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Mykonos St John

9st 3lb

T: Scott Dixon

8th

8

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mykonos St John

8st 13lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

prominent towards far side, lost ground from 2f out

20/1

9th

3

(11)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mykonos St John

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Losing run nearing two years and a decidedly up-and-down look to the past two months' efforts, albeit he bled from the nose last time; remains weighted to strike but brave to name this the day.

16/1

14/1

Form: -59467

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up for Andrew Balding but left that yard as a nine-race maiden after disappointing in new blinkers at Sandown in July; hasn't looked at home on soft or heavy ground in the past; wouldn't be the obvious answer.

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5th

2

(1)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Frequent Flyer

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Archie Watson

Twice runner-up for Andrew Balding but left that yard as a nine-race maiden after disappointing in new blinkers at Sandown in July; 33-1 and only mid-division on stable debut in the Legends Race at Doncaster.

14/1

7th

14

(17)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Frequent Flyer

11st 3lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

7th

10

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Sandown

Frequent Flyer

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Eight-race maiden; runner-up twice at Ffos Las (7.4f) last August; holds weak claims on 2023 form; chance depends on how well he responds to change of headgear (blinkers replace the visor worn last twice).

7/1

Form: 449737

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Remains a maiden after 13 goes but a repeat of his penultimate close third on soft ground at Beverley shouldn't see him far away; however, not harsh to have expected better from him on the Tapeta last time.

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2nd

6

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

In good form since the cheekpieces went back on in December, dead-heating at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) and winning outright over this C&D before beaten two necks into third back at Southwell (1m) 17 days ago; up another 1lb, but no reason why he shouldn't go well again.

4/1

3rd

5

(1)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Having just his second run in cheekpieces when forcing a dead-heat with Yorkstone over C&D two runs back and again he finished with purpose to follow up at Wolverhampton (8.6f); raised just 4lb for those exploits and looks sure to be involved.

4/1

1st

3

(4)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

raced in second, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on

5/1

Form: 507389

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

All her wins and best form has come on the AW; she's 0-8 on turf and has no soft-ground form to boast about; with her last two runs below par, can be opposed in first-time tongue-tie.

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4th

3

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Comedian Leader

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gay Kelleway

Won four times last January and she got back on the scoresheet in a 1m handicap at Kempton last month; held three times since and others appeal more today.

10/1

9th

2

(5)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Comedian Leader

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Gay Kelleway

midfield

6/1

5th

1

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Comedian Leader

9st 12lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Gay Kelleway

5-19 on AW; held on narrowly at Kempton (1m) eight days ago; disappointing at Wolverhampton on Saturday but may well bounce back, being 3-3 over this C&D (all last January); shortlisted.

11/2

Form: 097161 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

None too consistent but has won two of his last three and retains plenty of enthusiasm for a fight, as he showed when digging deep on the AW 15 days ago (8.6f); has had very little racing in the mud but one of his best RPRs was on soft ground three years ago.

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8th

1

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Three wins since August, the latest over 1m at Kempton last week; effective over this longer trip and still has some handicapping scope.

6/1

1st

8

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led early, soon headed and prominent

10/1

7th

6

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Record of 4-28 on AW includes one win here; ran creditably in last two appearances, beaten only about 2l both times; back on last winning mark and holds a fighting chance.

14/1

10/1

Form: 084355

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner who is 0-10 for this yard but has threatened on occasions and 1m on soft ground presents no issues; 1m3f was too far the last time and, although drawn on the wing, he's hard to discount.

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2nd

4

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Devasboy

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

All three wins at about 7f; stuck on a losing run but was close up behind Sycamore at Newcastle on his penultimate start (first run in cheekpieces) and didn't run badly here ten days ago.

10/1

5th

10

(4)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Devasboy

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ian Williams

All three wins at about 7f; losing run goes back to June 2022 but he ran his best race for a while when a promising-looking challenge became a one-paced one over 1m at Newcastle 17 days ago (first-time cheekpieces, retained); looks well worth another go at 7f and should figure.

8/1

5th

2

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Devasboy

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

midfield

12/1

12th
16 (18)
Vondelpark

20/1

Form: 347170 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Gemma Tutty with two forgettable runs but he had previously won a selling handicap over this far on soft ground at Thirsk; his ability to handle the forecast slow conditions ticks a big box.

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6th

8

(11)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Vondelpark

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Two solid efforts here last month but he wasn't in the same form at Wolverhampton 18 days ago (drawn wide); others appeal more for win purposes.

16/1

6th

3

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vondelpark

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

raced wide, in touch with leaders

6/1

4th

11

(1)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Vondelpark

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

midfield

7/1

Form: 5/492

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Only fourth start and his first in a handicap when runner-up over 1m at Newmarket (good to firm) a month ago; soft ground would be an unknown but he's very much the dark horse.

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13th

9

(15)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Mr Cuddihy

11st 7lb

J: Jason Edmunds

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

3

(12)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Newmarket (July)

Mr Cuddihy

10st 0lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

raced centre, towards rear

25/1

9th

2

(8)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Mr Cuddihy

10st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Appleby

Promising fifth on debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in December 2021 then absent until stable debut at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) this April; may have needed latest run but big step forward required on second start back.

25/1

7/1

Form: 0-7956

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in Ireland last summer on yielding ground (runner-up on yielding to soft); has yet to offer a great deal in British handicaps (7f-8.5f; tried visor/cheekpieces) and needs to buck up his ideas if he's to revive here.

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8th

3

(14)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Culcor

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Sole win was in an Irish maiden 16 months ago but he's very well treated on his best form and was back on track with a good third at Leicester (7f, good to soft) ten days ago; same mark now back down in grade; in the mix.

10/1

3rd

6

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Leicester

Culcor

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, briefly went second inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish, just held third

14/1

10th

2

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Culcor

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Won 7f maiden in Ireland as 3yo; modest form in 7f and 1m handicaps for both yards in Britain, despite dropping down the weights; switches to AW under a cloud but from an excellent family and his dam won her only AW start so not impossible he will improve; visor refitted.

12/1

16/1

Form: 374160 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

His C&D win in June was on good ground and those conditions are perhaps ideal, though gets away with it on good to soft; others may see this out better.

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15th

17

(14)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Dougies Dream

11st 7lb

J: Megan Nicholls

T: Nigel Tinkler

always behind

16/1

14th

2

(8)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Dougies Dream

10st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Oh Herberts Reign

RP RATINGS:

Devasboy

NEWMARKET:

Comedian Leader

D Express:

Culcor

Daily Mirror:

I Still Have Faith

The Star:

Always Fearless

POSTDATA:

Devasboy

The Times:

Oh Herberts Reign

Telegraph:

Oh Herberts Reign

Daily Record:

Oh Herberts Reign