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12:55 Doncaster

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SBK Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15843
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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SBK Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: P222U1 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

6/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 5-3351 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Found Grade 2 novice too hot two starts ago but delivered on earlier promise when winning readily by 10l at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) last month and should have more to offer in handicaps; high on the list.

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2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Rich Spirit

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Found Grade 2 novice too hot two starts ago but delivered on earlier promise when winning readily by 10l at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) last month and should have more to offer in handicaps; high on the list.

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -44152

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won on heavy ground last July and returned from a break with two good runs towards end of last year; made brave bid from the front when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) on latest occasion and benefits from Cameron Iles's very useful 7lb claim today; highly respected.

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3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Luttrell Lad

11st 3lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Won on heavy ground last July and returned from a break with two good runs towards end of last year; made brave bid from the front when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) on latest occasion and benefits from Cameron Iles's very useful 7lb claim today; highly respected.

7/1

2nd

2

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 2

13:35 Hereford

Luttrell Lad

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tom Lacey

Came good for Tom Lacey at Cartmel (2m1f, heavy) during the summer and returned from break with creditable fifth at Haydock (2m3f, good to soft) three weeks ago, where a last-flight error magnified his margin of defeat; remains on a workable mark and will be fine on good ground; respected.

5/2

Form: 952-F6

Last run: 92 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

A promising novice last season and began this campaign with two good efforts, latterly when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October; tries a new trip today and may still have a bigger run in him.

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4th

11

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Alien Storm

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

A promising novice last season and began this campaign with two good efforts, latterly when sixth of 18 at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October; tries a new trip today and may still have a bigger run in him.

8/1

6th

9

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Alien Storm

10st 10lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

A promising novice last season and looked set to finish second before last-flight fall in Plumpton handicap (2m, good; race won by Our Champ) last month; not yet fully exposed; could have a say.

16/1

0

2

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Alien Storm

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran poorly in his previous handicap but this course winner probably ran better than he ever has when second in a Kempton novice (2m, good) in April; off since but should be fairly treated.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 14P1-8 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won 20-runner handicap at last season's Aintree festival (2m, soft) and returned from break with good Flat win in the autumn; safely held in major handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in November but today's race is a bit easier and he's not yet fully exposed in this sphere.

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5th

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Punctuation

11st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 20-runner handicap at last season's Aintree festival (2m, soft) and returned from break with good Flat win in the autumn; safely held in major handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in November but today's race is a bit easier and he's not yet fully exposed in this sphere.

9/1

8th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Punctuation

11st 11lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Held up; eight runs for this yard and won six, including over 2m1f here last December and a 20-runner race at Aintree (2m, soft) in April; the major blip came in the Imperial Cup on his only run on heavy ground but he was hampered before two out; back from summer break to take a York Flat race five weeks ago, so looks primed to run well if the ground isn't an issue.

14/1

Form: P0-664

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn but was very respectable fourth of six at Kempton (2m, good to soft) when back over hurdles for new stable a fortnight ago; now needs to build on that performance.

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5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

6th

10

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

In From The Cold

10st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn but was very respectable fourth of six at Kempton (2m, good to soft) when back over hurdles for new stable a fortnight ago; now needs to build on that performance.

16/1

Form: 711-78 D

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

5-10 over hurdles when trained in France; absent since finishing eighth in Grade 3 chase last June and unraced on ground quicker than soft but it will be interesting to see how he fares in Britain for Paul Nicholls; had wind op last summer.

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7th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Sans Bruit

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

5-10 over hurdles when trained in France; absent since finishing eighth in Grade 3 chase last June and unraced on ground quicker than soft but it will be interesting to see how he fares in Britain for Paul Nicholls; had wind op last summer.

8/1

Form: 1927-P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Made very disappointing seasonal/chase debut in December and now quickly switches back to hurdling; only 2lb higher than for commendable second at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft), and today's faster ground will also suit; contender if back on song.

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3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

No Ordinary Joe

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Nicky Henderson

Two efforts this term (chase/hurdle) leave something to be desired; however, ran well in the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) and has possibilities if back to that form.

11/1

8th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

No Ordinary Joe

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Nicky Henderson

Made very disappointing seasonal/chase debut in December and now quickly switches back to hurdling; only 2lb higher than for commendable second at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft), and today's faster ground will also suit; contender if back on song.

7/1

0

5

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

No Ordinary Joe

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful handicap hurdler; won after a layoff at Kempton (2m) last Christmas and ran well at the Cheltenham Festival (2m4f) two starts later; disappointing favourite at Aintree when last seen; may win races over fences at some stage but has something to find on these terms.

10/1

Form: P81-PP C

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Seemingly revived by first-time cheekpieces when narrow winner of valuable handicap chase at Newbury (2m4f, good) last March but was pulled up in both subsequent chases and it's hard to know what to expect from him on first hurdle start since 2019 and with headgear removed.

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9th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

The Big Bite

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Henry Oliver

Seemingly revived by first-time cheekpieces when narrow winner of valuable handicap chase at Newbury (2m4f, good) last March but was pulled up in both subsequent chases and it's hard to know what to expect from him on first hurdle start since 2019 and with headgear removed.

33/1

3

1st Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

The Big Bite

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Henry Oliver

Inconsistent in the last two years and comes with a degree of risk; however, won the Greatwood Gold Cup over C&D (good; off 4lb lower) in March and has possibilities returned to this scenario.

9/1

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:55 Aintree

The Big Bite

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Henry Oliver

Seemingly revitalised by first-time cheekpieces when winning major handicap at Newbury (2m4f, good) in March; drew clear of the others with the runner-up there and is still on a good mark after a 4lb rise; major player if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.

11/4

Form: 3U4F-2 C

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Chasing didn't go to plan last season and he was a mid-race faller when returned to hurdling in the spring but his reappearance second at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in November was very encouraging and his current mark ought to be workable; shortlisted.

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10th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Call Of The Wild

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Chasing didn't go to plan last season and he was a mid-race faller when returned to hurdling in the spring but his reappearance second at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) in November was very encouraging and his current mark ought to be workable; shortlisted.

6/1

2nd

2

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Call Of The Wild

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway when short of room after 3 out

7/2

Form: /0232-

Last run: 532 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 8yo who was placed on first two starts for Fergal O'Brien, both times over 2m on good ground in summer 2022; returns from long absence on a good mark and today's trip will suit but riding arrangements suggest Punctuation is the stable's main hope.

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8th

3

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Wolf Prince

11st 11lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Acted on heavy ground in Ireland where he was quite smart; placed in his first two runs for Fergal O'Brien (2m, good) and his heavy defeat 24 days ago (good) was after a long absence; however, this a tough race in which to turn things around.

20/1

11th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Wolf Prince

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ex-Irish 8yo who was placed on first two starts for Fergal O'Brien, both times over 2m on good ground in summer 2022; returns from long absence on a good mark and today's trip will suit but riding arrangements suggest Punctuation is the stable's main hope.

12/1

2nd

1

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

16:15 Perth

Wolf Prince

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 5th, pushed along when not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in

5/1

Form: 30-18P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Clear winner of 16-runner Ballinrobe handicap (2m6f, good) for Noel Meade last May but soundly beaten on first two starts for current stable (2m3f/2m4f) and needs to turn a corner; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces.

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0

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Lunar Power

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Clear winner of 16-runner Ballinrobe handicap (2m6f, good) for Noel Meade last May but soundly beaten on first two starts for current stable (2m3f/2m4f) and needs to turn a corner; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces.

33/1

0

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

13:10 Musselburgh

Lunar Power

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear on outer

16/1

8th

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 2

13:15 Haydock

Lunar Power

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Five wins Flat and jumps for Noel Meade in Ireland, most recently over hurdles at Ballinrobe (2m6f, good) in May; far from disgraced in the Irish November Handicap when last seen six weeks ago; has to be respected for new stable after 50,000euros sale.

12/1

Form: 6P-117

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Started off for Gordon Elliott with two wins in low-grade, big-field handicaps in November (3m/2m5f, soft); had to settle for seventh at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft) last month and needs to prove he's fully effective on good ground but further progress remains possible; 1lb wrong.

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0

14

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Hunting Brook

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Gordon Elliott

Started off for Gordon Elliott with two wins in low-grade, big-field handicaps in November (3m/2m5f, soft); had to settle for seventh at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft) last month and needs to prove he's fully effective on good ground but further progress remains possible; 1lb wrong.

7/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Luttrell Lad

WEST COUNTRY:

Punctuation

The Guardian:

Sans Bruit

TOPSPEED:

Geromino

D Express:

Wolf Prince

The Star:

Rich Spirit

The Sun:

Call Of The Wild

LAMBOURN:

No Ordinary Joe

Daily Record:

Sans Bruit

Daily Mail:

Geromino

RP RATINGS:

Luttrell Lad

POSTDATA:

Luttrell Lad

The Times:

Punctuation

Telegraph:

Punctuation

Daily Mirror:

Wolf Prince