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15:22 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Download The At The Races App Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 7f 214y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Download The At The Races App Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5P-705 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

11yo who has been soundly beaten on his three starts this autumn but perhaps a wind operation will trigger a revival and he's well handicapped on form as recent as April.

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2nd

3

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Innisfree Lad

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Dennis

Acts on any ground; defied a 5lb higher mark in this race 12 months ago and won a similar event at Doncaster (3m) in December; fared better than bare result at Catterick most recently; 2-2 at Hereford and commands respect back here.

3/1

6th

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Innisfree Lad

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Dennis

His first run back from wind surgery (his second) when winning comfortably at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); should still be well handicapped but it was a laboured run at Ludlow 19 days ago and his trainer now turns to blinkers.

4/1

3rd

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

14:45 Ludlow

Innisfree Lad

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Had wind surgery (his second) prior to winning with plenty in hand at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month; back up 8lb but remains well treated on peak form; defied higher marks in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

5/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-2453 D

Last run: 101 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back 15 races to June 2021 and he's been soundly beaten the last twice (July/September); however, perhaps he was ready for a break and he's well handicapped on this year's best form; possible player.

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4th

5

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Fidux

11st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

Stuck on a losing run and not as good as he was; kept finding to finish second in a veterans' chase at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); may need to find something on that form to go one better here.

8/1

Form: P-61PP D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner handicap off this mark at Kelso in May but his form has been patchy in recent seasons; pulled up the last twice.

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8

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

The Ferry Master

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won off 3lb higher at Kelso (2m5f) last May but has proved far from consistent otherwise in recent times; distant third over C&D last month and needs to improve on that form.

16/1

3rd

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:22 Doncaster

The Ferry Master

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Sandy Thomson

Won a four-runner handicap off this mark at Kelso in May but his form has been patchy in recent seasons; pulled up the last twice.

12/1

Form: 222-53 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in trio of four-runner mares' handicaps (2m4f/2m5f, good/soft) in the spring and returned from break with fair third at Hereford (3m1f, good) last month; edging down the weights and she's one to consider.

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4th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:22 Doncaster

Whatsdastory

11st 3lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Runner-up in trio of four-runner mares' handicaps (2m4f/2m5f, good/soft) in the spring and returned from break with fair third at Hereford (3m1f, good) last month; edging down the weights and she's one to consider.

4/1

Form: PP32/4

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Went close over fences at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) in February 2022 then absent until Wetherby (2m3f, soft) six weeks ago, when not running badly over hurdles; he's well handicapped on his old form and it will be no surprise to see a big run for his in-form yard.

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0

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 3

14:10 Wetherby

Informateur

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

10yo who is well handicapped on his old hurdle/chase form and wasn't disgraced over hurdles here last month when back from a long absence; struggled with his jumping over fences 11 days ago and reverts to hurdling this afternoon for his in-form stable, but others arrive with less to prove.

20/1

0

2

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:22 Doncaster

Informateur

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Went close over fences at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) in February 2022 then absent until Wetherby (2m3f, soft) six weeks ago, when not running badly over hurdles; he's well handicapped on his old form and it will be no surprise to see a big run for his in-form yard.

7/2

Form: 226-76 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Posted two good seconds towards the end of last year (3m/3m6f, good/good to soft) and he returned from an absence with a fair seventh of 19 at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October; soft ground may not have suited at Sedgefield last time (3m3f; weakened quickly) and he could be a contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Light Flicker

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Veteran who looks far from solid on this season's form and looks hard to support having pulled up the last twice; drop back in class may prompt a turnaround but others are preferred.

16/1

0

5

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Light Flicker

11st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Strong stayer with six wins under rules and posted two good seconds towards the end of 2022 (3m/3m6f, good/good to soft); ran perfectly well after a break at Cheltenham in October but has offered little since; others preferred.

10/1

0

5

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:22 Doncaster

Light Flicker

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

Posted two good seconds towards the end of last year (3m/3m6f, good/good to soft) and he returned from an absence with a fair seventh of 19 at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in October; soft ground may not have suited at Sedgefield last time (3m3f; weakened quickly) and he could be a contender.

5/1

Form: 171-3F D

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won twice last season, at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) and Catterick (3m1f, good), and he's well handicapped on that form; struggled in June/July on his last two starts but a break may have helped and he's not written off.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Tango Boy

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Out of form over fences in his two runs last summer, having won twice in that sphere last season; also pulled up in a chase here in December, after a break, and now swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers on this return to hurdling; down the weights and one to consider.

10/1

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Exacta £148.00
Straight Forecast £138.40
Trifecta £1198.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Whatsdastory

Telegraph:

Tango Boy

The Times:

Informateur

RP RATINGS:

Innisfree Lad

Daily Mirror:

Fidux

TOPSPEED:

The Ferry Master

SPOTLIGHT:

Light Flicker

D Express:

Tango Boy

The Guardian:

Whatsdastory

The Star:

Whatsdastory

The Sun:

Informateur

Daily Mail:

Innisfree Lad

Daily Record:

Fidux