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16:15 Doncaster

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At The Races App Expert Tips Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 3f 88y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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At The Races App Expert Tips Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -22124 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Vastly more competitive this season, including for Uttoxeter win (2m4f, soft); ran respectably on heavy going last time; should not be far away.

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16th

16

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Libor Lad

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Took form to whole new level when winning comfortably at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) in February, his 11th hurdling start, but was safely held (albeit on heavy ground) off new mark last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him in first-time cheekpieces here.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 47P-43

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Ran only twice last year; much better when third of 13 in second-time blinkers at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) two weeks ago, coming from rear, and he used to be capable of a bit better than that; back in serious calculations.

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1st

3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Pilgrims King

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Was running well over hurdles before returning to fences the last twice and he won narrowly at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) before finishing second at Haydock; same mark as last time and he could be the safest option.

15/8

2nd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Pilgrims King

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

In good form over hurdles last month and won when back over fences at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last time, which was his second chase start; beat just three rivals but he's gone up only 2lb and is unexposed in this sphere.

7/2

1st

4

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 5

15:50 Doncaster

Pilgrims King

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Pulled up last January on sole chase start so something to prove over fences; however, he's in better form now having been placed over hurdles the last twice (over 2m3f on soft ground here most recently), and he'll be a player if taking to fences at the second attempt.

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6000

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

21l defeat in his only bumper is the closest he's finished; no solid claims from what he's done over hurdles but the hood (tried last time) is removed, he's raised in trip and makes handicap debut and needs a market check.

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7th

10

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

My Friend Sean

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Took a big step forward on his handicap debut when a clear third of 12 at Doncaster (2m3f) 33 days ago, despite pulling hard; runner-up has gone in since so he's a player off an unchanged mark.

2/1

3rd

12

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

My Friend Sean

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

pressed leader, led 4th

10/1

Form: 0-890

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Going handicapping might always unleash some improvement but the closest he's finished was 46l when 13th of 14 in maiden hurdle at Taunton (2m; 250-1) on latest start, which didn't augur particularly well.

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4th

13

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Jaxonne

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield

20/1

13th

6

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Jaxonne

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Tiny glimmer of promise on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m) but will probably be of greater interest when qualified for low-grade handicaps.

100/1

Form: P71-3P D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft; same mark today) last April and good third in May; failed to show much in December when next seen but that was his chase debut under rules; could have come on since that run and enters calculations on this return to hurdling.

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6th

8

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

Gained his breakthrough victory at Carlisle (2m3f) last April and wasn't disgraced after 11 weeks off when a fading fifth of 12 in 2m3f Doncaster handicap last month; he should take a step forward now.

12/1

5th

10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Baghdad Central

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 0-7P94

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third in Wetherby bumper (soft) on debut; has not lived up to that, with best hurdles form on latest start (2m, heavy) but he needs much better than that and a respiratory noise was reported; makes handicap debut with tongue tied first time; bred to stay.

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6th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Streamsforth Lad

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent

16/1

Form: 902-07

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Second in a maiden at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last April; underwhelming this season in his two handicaps, finishing closer last time but that was still a 24l defeat; upped from 2m with something to prove.

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3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Dunstall Rambler

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Showed some promise in a Wincanton maiden hurdle (1m7f, good) last spring but has gone backwards since and was pulled up at Doncaster last month; has something to prove now switched to fences.

14/1

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Dunstall Rambler

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 604

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner; heavy defeats when making the running on first two starts over hurdles, followed by an improved show from off the pace when fourth of nine at Exeter (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago but she needs much better form on this handicap debut.

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7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Harrys Hope

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Minor Irish point winner; improved with each hurdle run until having to be pulled up on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, soft); tongue-tie discarded; needs to show she can act on soft.

16/1

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Harrys Hope

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 0P542

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Best form last two starts, on latest second of 11 on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) three weeks ago when it looked as if this drop back in trip would suit; each-way chance again.

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4th

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Ushuaia Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Justin Landy

Pulled up at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and it's hard to be confident on the back of that, but two runs ago he was a good second on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) and can be involved if bouncing back.

9/2

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Ushuaia Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Justin Landy

midfield

9/2

2nd

8

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Ushuaia Dancer

11st 8lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Justin Landy

Put in some moderate early performances but there's been a little more encouragement lately; more needed.

8/1

Form: 58-336

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Third at Market Rasen (2m5f/3m) last June in his first two attempts over hurdles but reportedly made a respiratory noise on second occasion; off 224 days before recent handicap debut (3m; 80-1) so may have needed that run.

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9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Matoury

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mike Sowersby

held up in rear

33/1

6th

4

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Matoury

11st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in rear

16/1

Form: 425055

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has a career-low hurdles mark and ran respectably on penultimate start, before 3m1f on heavy provided excuses on latest; case can be made.

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13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Magna Moralia

10st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Exposed sort; has won three times on the Flat and once over hurdles (2m Kelso handicap in March 2021); fair fifth at Doncaster in November (2m5f, good) but well beaten since; probably needs better ground.

50/1

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Magna Moralia

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led, headed but pressed leader 4th

14/1

5th

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

15:39 Catterick

Magna Moralia

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Mike Sowersby

prominent, hit 3rd, weakened after 3 out

8/1

Form: 7535

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Needs improvement on this handicap debut and his third at Exeter on penultimate start came in a three-runner race; early days and upped in trip, with enough stamina in the family; market can guide.

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15

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Catboy

10st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

midfield, slow jump and lost ground 4th, dropped to rear and cajoled along 5th, lost touch and reminders 6th

12/1

5th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:25 Ludlow

Catboy

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Has a good bit to find with the best of these on RPRs and latest third at Exeter came in a three-runner race.

20/1

3rd

1

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Catboy

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

pressed winner, lost second after 2 out, weakened run-in

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £262.00
Straight Forecast £257.70
Tricast £790.80
Trifecta £1341.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ushuaia Dancer

RP RATINGS:

Pilgrims King

D Express:

My Friend Sean

The Sun:

Libor Lad

WEST COUNTRY:

Bullets Hill

POSTDATA:

Ushuaia Dancer

The Times:

Ushuaia Dancer

Daily Mail:

Ushuaia Dancer

Daily Mirror:

Ushuaia Dancer

The Guardian:

Pilgrims King

The Star:

Pilgrims King