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14:40 Doncaster

Good To Soft

bet365 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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bet365 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.20
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 5P222U D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Runner-up three times in a row over fences before an early unseat in Catterick chase three weeks ago; he's on a handy mark on his chase form and was second in 2021 in the last running of this race; not discounted.

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1st

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Geromino

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Held on gamely to make all under Charlie Maggs here (2m, good to soft) when back over hurdles six weeks ago and will be fine over today's longer trip but that race was somewhat unsatisfactory (several flights omitted) and others in this field appeal more.

8/1

1st

10

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Geromino

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

made all

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.40

Form: 42916- D

Last run: 239 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Catterick (1m7f, good) in February and fair sixth in Scottish Champion Hurdle (2m, good to soft) in April; some good Flat form subsequently prior to tailing off at Pontefract in September when last seen; could bounce back today but he may be in the handicapper's clutches.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 112P0- CD

Last run: 246 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Absent since struggling in Grade 1 novice hurdles at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals in the spring; however, he'd shown abundant promise previously (including C&D win) and has potential off his handicap debut mark.

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11th

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Rare Edition

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

Upwardly mobile type with 5-9 strike-rate under rules; built on reappearance run when winning six-runner race at Kempton (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago; probably at least as effective over this distance; open to further improvement but he'll need it off 3lb higher and in a much stronger race.

11/2

1st

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Kempton

Rare Edition

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

raced in second, led home turn, mistake 2 out, soon ridden, good jump last, kept on well run-in

10/11

Form: 1319-1 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Made it 4-8 over hurdles when reappearing with a win over C&D a fortnight ago (good; Soaring Glory second); the four hurdles in the home straight were omitted which creates a doubt about the form but he was impressive nevertheless; now 2-2 here and may well take a 6lb rise in his stride.

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5th

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

Clear White Light

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders on inner

5/1

4th

8

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Clear White Light

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Made it 4-8 over hurdles when reappearing with a win over C&D a fortnight ago (good; Soaring Glory second); the four hurdles in the home straight were omitted which creates a doubt about the form but he was impressive nevertheless; now 2-2 here and may well take a 6lb rise in his stride.

6/1

1st

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:31 Doncaster

Clear White Light

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

It was a winnable race he landed on at Newcastle in February (2m4f, good; 4lb lower) but he can be excused his subsequent defeat in new blinkers which he's not sported in any of his subsequent Flat runs (close up in the latest over 1m4f in April); lacks a run and, even if on his game, this might be too tough.

12/1

Form: 57-352 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Classy sort in 2021-22 season; having dropped down the weights he took a step back in the right direction when second of seven off this mark over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; however, he was beaten just over 5l by Clear White Light and this is more competitive; needs to build on that latest run.

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16th

6

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Soaring Glory

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Successful in two notable handicaps in 2021, one of them here, and looks well treated on that smart form; however, he's on an 11-race losing sequence and had no obvious excuses when only fifth of the seven finishers at Kempton just after Christmas.

16/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Soaring Glory

11st 9lb

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

5th

6

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Soaring Glory

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Classy sort in 2021-22 season; having dropped down the weights he took a step back in the right direction when second of seven off this mark over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; however, he was beaten just over 5l by Clear White Light and this is more competitive; needs to build on that latest run.

12/1

Form: V2112P D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in the Greatwood at Cheltenham last time and needs to bounce back, but he'd previously done very well following his move to this yard in April, winning three times, and this 5yo shouldn't be written off.

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6th

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Too Friendly

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: James Owen

Pulled up in the Greatwood at Cheltenham last time and needs to bounce back, but he'd previously done very well following his move to this yard in April, winning three times, and this 5yo shouldn't be written off.

16/1

0

2

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Too Friendly

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Ran well both visits here (2022) when trained by Dan Skelton; three wins for new stable this summer, including a pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m, soft); good second of five in Listed event at Kempton (2m, good) latest after two months off, travelling well and keeping on well; respected even though he needs further improvement.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 212-14 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

He wasn't at his best last November on his last hurdle start but won this race in the 2021-22 campaign (good to soft) and scored off today's mark over fences at Kelso two starts ago; entitled to respect.

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4th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Two wins and a second from his three starts here, admittedly as a hurdler and over two years ago; a peak chase performance, such as his 2m1f Kelso win in October, would also see him bang there but he has a bit more to prove judged on his few appearances under rules over this sort of trip.

8/1

7th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Tommys Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

He wasn't at his best last November on his last hurdle start but won this race in the 2021-22 campaign (good to soft) and scored off today's mark over fences at Kelso two starts ago; entitled to respect.

13/2

4th

2

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

14:00 Aintree

Tommys Oscar

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Very productive over hurdles and fences, mostly at about 2m; Kelso reappearance success (good to soft) took his chase form figures to 122121; return to 2m4f is the question mark.

11/2

Form: 3645U3 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

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8th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Glorious Zoff

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

He's 8lb higher than when winning at Warwick (2m, good) in May but posted some good efforts in defeat in handicaps subsequently and ran as well as could be expected in a Grade 2 last time; each-way claims.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:00 Wincanton

Glorious Zoff

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

50/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Glorious Zoff

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly revitalised by a wind op in early part of this season (unlucky not to complete a double) and has held his form well since but will probably find others in this field better handicapped.

20/1

Form: 781-6P D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March and is one to watch in the betting, but he's struggled on his two starts this season (the latest only last Saturday) and a major turnaround is required.

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14th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Langer Dan

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

The winner of three major handicap hurdles, most recently last season's Coral Cup off 2lb lower; however, badly out of form this term and needs a big revival.

40/1

9th

2

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Langer Dan

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March and is one to watch in the betting, but he's struggled on his two starts this season (the latest only last Saturday) and a major turnaround is required.

33/1

3/1

Form: 120-51 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Recaptured his 2022 promise when winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Ascot (1m7f, good) three weeks ago; he's 4lb higher in this more competitive race but remains lightly raced and could have more to offer.

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10th

4

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Gin Coco

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Recaptured his 2022 promise when winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Ascot (1m7f, good) three weeks ago; he's 4lb higher in this more competitive race but remains lightly raced and could have more to offer.

3/1

1st

3

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Gin Coco

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Fractured his pelvis when soundly beaten in the County Hurdle in March and he wasn't back to his best at Ffos Las last month; however, he may have needed that comeback outing and this lightly raced 7yo, who was progressive in 2022, could get back on track with a big run today; tongue-tie goes on.

11/8

16/1

Form: 1586-5 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won three times last season, following a mammoth absence, and he's 2lb lower than when last successful (at Musselburgh on New Year's Day); however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch and he needs to improve for last month's reappearance outing at Huntingdon.

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11th

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Nayati

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won three times last season, following a mammoth absence, and he's 2lb lower than when last successful (at Musselburgh on New Year's Day); however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch and he needs to improve for last month's reappearance outing at Huntingdon.

16/1

5th

1

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:15 Huntingdon

Nayati

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, outpaced after 3 out, kept on run-in, went fourth post, never on terms

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £5181.00
Straight Forecast £3654.50
Tricast £14314.90
Trifecta £50787.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Gin Coco

SPOTLIGHT:

Rare Edition

TOPSPEED:

Nayati

The Star:

Clear White Light

POSTDATA:

Geromino

Daily Mail:

Matchless

The Times:

Rare Edition

The Guardian:

Rare Edition

D Express:

Rare Edition

WEST COUNTRY:

Gin Coco

Telegraph:

Gin Coco

The Sun:

Gin Coco

Daily Record:

Gin Coco

Daily Mirror:

Nayati