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15:30 Doncaster

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 2y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: 420267 CD BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the mud here last autumn, including an emphatic display in Listed company over C&D; 0-8 this year but retains all her ability and she wasn't beaten far in the Ayr Gold Cup off a 1lb higher mark last month; didn't seem to enjoy Newmarket last time and she should go well back at this more conventional track.

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7th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Fast Response

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: K R Burke

Ended 2022 on a high and she's continued the good work, albeit without winning, this season; runner-up three times in Listed events and also ran well in the Ayr Gold Cup when racing nearest the far rail; handles all ground but the recent rain is an obvious positive.

5/2

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Abandoned

Form: -53660 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Relatively fresh having had just five starts this year and although he's only been placed in one of them, he's looked as good as ever; Ascot sixth in July (7f, good), when doing comfortably best of the far-side group, came off a 2lb higher mark and the quick turnaround may have counted against him at Goodwood shortly afterwards; hasn't raced at 6f since his debut win but he handles heavy ground and his stamina will be an asset; interesting

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10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

9th

1

(4)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

11/1

Abandoned

Form: 197373 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Flagbearer for his yard and he has been reinvigorated by a return to 6f of late, running well for third in the Ayr Gold Cup and then turning in a huge effort at York 13 days ago (6f, soft) when third overall but well clear of those who raced in the stands' side group; unraced on heavy ground but goes well on soft and he has won at this track; should give it another good go.

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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

Abandoned

Form: 412215 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

All five wins, and 15 of his 24 runs, have come at Chester; has run well at other tracks and effective on deep ground but it's questionable whether he's well enough treated to win away from his favourite haunt.

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4th

2

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Roman Dragon

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield on inner, headway 1f out, soon switched right, went fourth towards finish

7/2

8th

3

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Roman Dragon

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

He has done the bulk of his racing at Chester and is clearly well suited to the track, winning five of his 15 starts there, all over this trip; he can be given a pass for a lesser run over 5f on heavy ground six weeks ago but neither of his AW runs have been that promising and he's probably too high in the weights away from his favourite haunt.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 137600 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

C&D win in April (soft) came off a 4lb higher mark; obvious chance on that run, and his subsequent York third, but last time was disappointing, even allowing for him being drawn on the wrong side.

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1st

3

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but still plenty to do halfway, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

10/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 093074 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Veteran mudlark who retains plenty of enthusiasm; solid effort when fourth at York 13 days ago but hard pressed to see him reversing those placings with Gweedore given his old rival beat him despite racing in the unfavoured stands' side group.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

Form: 298600 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

On a good mark on this season's best and he's fully effective on heavy ground; ran creditably in the Ayr Gold Cup and then drawn on the wrong side at York last time; should give a good account but perhaps vulnerable for win purposes.

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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

7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 026987 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Down to a handy mark and latest York run was encouraging given the ground would have been quicker than optimal; over five years since his last crack at 6f but the ground will suit and he's one to consider.

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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

Abandoned

Form: 316582 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well suited by soft ground, producing a fine performance to win the Stewards' Cup consolation in August; back at that level when a close second back at Goodwood 12 days ago; heavy ground could spark even more from him and he's one for the shortlist; due to be 2lb higher from the weekend.

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5th

7

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Monsieur Kodi

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear

6/1

9th

9

(7)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Monsieur Kodi

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Tough and progressive sprinter this year, winning three times on slow turf; ran as well as he ever has when picked off late by Gisburn at Goodwood four weeks ago (6f, soft); 2lb higher today and handles Tapeta but he seems at his best on deep turf.

15/2

Abandoned

Form: 401000 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three wins in 6f handicaps this year and now 1lb lower than for the latest of them; three heavy defeats have followed though and this looks a tough race in which to try and bounce back.

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4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

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Verdict

Richard Fahey saddles two candidates who should both revel in the underfoot conditions, with the well-handicapped Monsieur Kodi likely to be better suited to today’s trip. Fast Response is another who should enjoy conditions but the two against the field are Gweedore and TACARIB BAY. Gweedore has run well in strong 6f handicaps this autumn and his latest York run, when doing best of the prominent racers and thrashing the others to race stands’ side, was right up there with his finest work. Tacarib Bay hasn’t run at 6f for some time but he is a strong traveller who confirmed he was as good as ever with a cracking run on the wrong side at Ascot in July. He comes here a fresh horse and this could set up nicely for him.[Paul Smith]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Monsieur Kodi

D Express:

Zip

POSTDATA:

Fast Response

SPOTLIGHT:

Tacarib Bay

TOPSPEED:

It Just Takes Time

The Guardian:

Gweedore

The Times:

Hyperfocus

Telegraph:

Monsieur Kodi

Daily Mail:

Monsieur Kodi

Daily Mirror:

Monsieur Kodi

The Sun:

Monsieur Kodi

Daily Record:

Monsieur Kodi

The Star:

Zip