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16:37 Doncaster

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Abandoned

Form: 124821 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Neck runner-up at Goodwood (1m, soft) last month then went one better in a competitive handicap at York (1m, soft); up 3lb for last time, which isn't harsh, and this bang-in-form 7yo holds solid claims.

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8th

5

(8)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Hafeet Alain

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Has won on the Polytrack at Lingfield but this season's two victories have come on slow turf, more recently at York last month; still has some handicapping scope despite a 3lb rise.

9/2

1st

8

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Hafeet Alain

8st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Ed Walker

Won at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) in June and has gone close on two of his four subsequent runs (1m, good/soft); won in 2019 on sole visit to York and could be in the shake-up.

13/2

Form: 032412 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won comfortably at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last month and bumped into highly progressive winner when 6l runner-up at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) last time; can give another good account and could be in the shake-up.

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6th

5

(5)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to win a Goodwood handicap in September (1m1f, soft); left behind by an impressive winner at Hamilton last time but still ran creditably; more will be required to win this competitive handicap.

8/1

2nd

1

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 3

16:10 Hamilton

Mr Professor

10st 4lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Beaten narrowly by Cockalorum over C&D in August; comfortably beat his rivals at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last Wednesday, ending a losing run that stretched back to his 2yo Listed win; not ordinarily an obvious type to follow up but holds a good chance under 5lb penalty provided he's in the same form again.

7/2

Form: 537571 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he won easily at Nottingham (1m, heavy) a fortnight ago; hit with 9lb rise but had bundles in hand and remains well treated on his old form; now 2-2 on heavy ground (also won easily on the other occasion) and has to be respected.

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1st

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Dashing Roger

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

prominent, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 035621 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Good second in Newbury handicap (1m, heavy) last month and went one better in Ascot classified (1m, good) three weeks ago; he's now 3lb higher than at Newbury but could again be thereabouts.

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13th

1

(5)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Metal Merchant

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

in touch with leaders

13/2

1st

10

(3)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Metal Merchant

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jack Channon

Scored twice as a 2yo; several creditable efforts in 1m handicaps this term, clear second when favourite at Newbury latest; he's a comparatively exposed 3yo but again has place possibilities.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 562204 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has a poor 1-26 strike rate but running well in this visor of late, finishing second twice in a row (1m, good) and finishing a close fourth to Hafeet Alain at York (1m, soft) a fortnight ago when denied a clear run; a possible.

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7th

8

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zozimus

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Tailed off in a new hood and cheekpieces combination here two months ago and he has becoming frustrating with a strike-rate of 1-28.

20/1

9th

6

(1)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zozimus

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, held up in last

12/1

8th

7

(4)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Zozimus

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Poor strike-rate but hard to fault since the visor went on and wasn't all that far away in the Cambridgeshire before his close fourth at York (1m); unraced on Tapeta but effective on Polytrack in Ireland; considered.

6/1

Abandoned

Form: 312185 D

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Unraced on soft/heavy ground and not at his best on his last two runs in May/July; however, this 3yo has been gelded since last time and had a progressive profile prior to his last two starts; not written off.

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5th

4

(1)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Gincident

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed after 1f, soon in touch with leaders

12/1

4th

3

(2)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gincident

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

A three-time winner (including over C&D) in the first half of 2023 and caught the eye over 7f here on his return from a break in November; racing keenly and a wide trip provide possible excuses for a lesser effort over this C&D since; down another 2lb and no shock were he to bounce back.

13/2

Form: -64095 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

11yo who has been soundly beaten on his last three starts but he's now 6lb lower than when fourth of 22 in the Spring Mile over C&D (heavy) in April, and it could be dangerous to rule him out.

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10th

4

(11)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Raising Sand

9st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Jamie Osborne

towards rear

25/1

5th

4

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Raising Sand

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Veteran who won this race in 2016 and 2022, albeit was in ostensibly better form at the time on both occasions; absent since a below-par effort over C&D five months ago; the market signals may prove helpful.

14/1

Form: 695996 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has shown the odd sign of promise this season, such as when ninth in the Cambridgeshire two starts ago, and he's edged down the weights; things could click again at some point but his losing sequence is up to 14 races and he may not want testing ground.

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12th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Carolus Magnus

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, never better than midfield

16/1

6th

12

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Carolus Magnus

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway

10/1

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Verdict

Hafeet Alain has got back to his best of late and holds strong claims but preference is for DASHING ROGER who bolted up at Nottingham last time to make it 2-2 on heavy ground. Zozimus was denied a clear run when fourth to Hafeet Alain at York last time and is third on the list, while Mr Professor and Metal Merchant also arrive in good form.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Hafeet Alain

TOPSPEED:

Zozimus

POSTDATA:

Metal Merchant

SPOTLIGHT:

Dashing Roger

RP RATINGS:

Raising Sand

Daily Mirror:

Metal Merchant

The Times:

Zozimus

D Express:

Zozimus

Telegraph:

Dashing Roger

The Guardian:

Hafeet Alain

Daily Mail:

Hafeet Alain

The Sun:

Hafeet Alain

Daily Record:

Hafeet Alain

The Star:

Raising Sand