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16:55 Doncaster

Soft

Club Doncaster Handicap

  • Prize money: £4396.56
  • 1m 3f 197y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Club Doncaster Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -68161 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in February and back on the scoresheet with easy win at Bath (11.6f, good) last Friday; has finished second on yielding ground, unproven on softer; the significant improvement last time came somewhat out of the blue and he needs to back it up, but he escapes a penalty and is 10lb well in; tough to beat if repeating the form.

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3

(2)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Fiddlers Green

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: John O’Shea

awkward start, prominent, led after 1f, headed after 2f

2/1

1st

16

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Fiddlers Green

8st 7lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

Off the mark at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in February and back on the scoresheet with easy win at Bath (11.6f, good) last Friday; has finished second on yielding ground, unproven on softer; the significant improvement last time came somewhat out of the blue and he needs to back it up, but he escapes a penalty and is 10lb well in; tough to beat if repeating the form.

100/30

1st

6

(12)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Fiddlers Green

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

Sole success in 12 starts came at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in February, but held over the same C&D last month; twice runner-up on a soft surface when trained in Ireland and holds an each-way squeak in a modest contest.

15/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 356-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Kept on for encouraging third on debut at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) last August; two lesser runs followed (1m4f, AW/good) but she may be back on slow ground for this handicap/seasonal debut, which could aid her cause.

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2nd

7

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Waxing Gibbous

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Menuisier

Kept on for encouraging third on debut at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) last August; two lesser runs followed (1m4f, AW/good) but she may be back on slow ground for this handicap/seasonal debut, which could aid her cause.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -53054 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Arrives on back of inconsistent AW campaign and losing run is up to 18, but off this reduced mark he was a close fourth at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) recently and he's also effective on turf; might not be far away.

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2nd

1

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Animato

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, raced in second, lost ground over 3f out, rallied final 110yds, no match for winner

100/30

3rd

6

(11)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Animato

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Arrives on back of inconsistent AW campaign and losing run is up to 18, but off this reduced mark he was a close fourth at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) recently and he's also effective on turf; might not be far away.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: -74237

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on turf last spring (on soft/good) and was in good form on AW earlier this year; merely mid-division at Bath last time but the heavy ground may not have suited and he could be in the mix today.

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4th

8

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Abu Royal

9st 7lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Heather Main

Showed promise on turf last spring (on soft/good) and was in good form on AW earlier this year; merely mid-division at Bath last time but the heavy ground may not have suited and he could be in the mix today.

16/1

7th

5

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Abu Royal

9st 5lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Heather Main

1-5 for Charlie Johnston; 0-6 for current stable but he's been on the premises with blinkers enlisted on last three outings, all over 1m2f on Lingfield AW; went close in a soft-ground race last April, so one to consider.

10/1

Form: 9674-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won when favourite at Catterick (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago on his second Flat handicap start; 5lb higher today but he's still well treated judged on his hurdling ability (including on good ground); strong claims.

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11

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Clear White Light

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

His form can be up and down and he was soundly beaten on the Flat a fortnight ago; however, he won in that code two starts ago and was a convincing winner over hurdles at Doncaster (2m, good) last December; just 3lb higher today and he's 2-2 on good ground; interesting contender.

33/1

5th

9

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Clear White Light

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won when favourite at Catterick (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago on his second Flat handicap start; 5lb higher today but he's still well treated judged on his hurdling ability (including on good ground); strong claims.

9/2

1st

5

(1)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Clear White Light

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Lightly raced on the Flat (0-4) and was a close fourth on his handicap debut over C&D last April; he should be on a good mark given the level he's reached over hurdles, including a win in December; quite interesting with conditions suitable; now tongue tied.

9/2

Form: 1660-

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Windsor (1m2f, soft) last April; disappointing on his next three starts but perhaps first time up is the time to catch him and he returns with his trainer's horses running well; interesting.

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3rd

1

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

Clever Relation

9st 12lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield, headway from 4f out

8/1

6th

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Clever Relation

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

Won on debut at Windsor (1m2f, soft) last April; disappointing on his next three starts but perhaps first time up is the time to catch him and he returns with his trainer's horses running well; interesting.

14/1

13th

13

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Clever Relation

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Hughie Morrison

Dam was a good stayer; ready winner of a Windsor novice (1m2f, soft) in April; something amiss at Sandown next time (unsteerable up the straight, hanging left) and also tailed off in a 1m2f novice here two months later, so he has big questions to answer in the first-time blinkers.

25/1

7th
14 (12)
Bearaway

33/1

Form: 458-77 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won twice off higher marks in second half of 2022 and could be helped by this step back up in trip, but he has a regressive profile and others have more pressing claims; cheekpieces return (no positive effect previously).

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7th

14

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Bearaway

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Won twice off higher marks in second half of 2022 and could be helped by this step back up in trip, but he has a regressive profile and others have more pressing claims; cheekpieces return (no positive effect previously).

33/1

12/1

Form: 5395-6 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Below par on final two runs last season and well beaten on this month's reappearance at Pontefract; however, he may have needed that latest outing and is on a handy mark on last year's best efforts; chance.

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1st

4

(7)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Damascus Steel

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ed Dunlop

Dual turf winner last year before ending the season on a downswing; has run poorly in two starts this spring too, which leaves him with it to prove on his Polytrack debut.

12/1

8th

12

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Damascus Steel

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Below par on final two runs last season and well beaten on this month's reappearance at Pontefract; however, he may have needed that latest outing and is on a handy mark on last year's best efforts; chance.

12/1

33/1

Form: /5045-

Last run: 329 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Having tumbled down the weights there were signs last May/June that he'd found his current level; however, he's won just one of his 20 starts and has a sizeable absence to defy today.

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9th

15

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Mythical

9st 0lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Simon Whitaker

Having tumbled down the weights there were signs last May/June that he'd found his current level; however, he's won just one of his 20 starts and has a sizeable absence to defy today.

33/1

5th

7

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:50 Doncaster

Mythical

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful 2yo for Aidan O'Brien (Group 1 placed) but it's been a steady decline since ,albeit he ran well when fourth of 14 at Wetherby (1m2f, good) last time; down another 1lb and anyone's guess if he can build on that, but he would have a good chance if he can.

8/1

4th

15

(10)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

Mythical

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful for Aidan O'Brien in 2019/20; mainly disappointing since and behind some of these at Pontefract.

50/1

10th
11 (7)
Upepo

10/1

Form: -11233 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has done very well since joining this yard last October, winning three times at Lingfield (1m4f/1m5f, AW) and continuing in good form on last three starts; displayed promise on turf last spring and could be in the shake-up.

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10th

11

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Upepo

9st 5lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Has done very well since joining this yard last October, winning three times at Lingfield (1m4f/1m5f, AW) and continuing in good form on last three starts; displayed promise on turf last spring and could be in the shake-up.

10/1

8/1

Form: 45622- BF

Last run: 130 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who was runner-up at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) on final two starts last year; displayed some promise on grass last May/June and could have a part to play back from a break; unraced on slow turf.

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11th

2

(15)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Story Horse

9st 11lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

Lightly raced 4yo who was runner-up at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) on final two starts last year; displayed some promise on grass last May/June and could have a part to play back from a break; unraced on slow turf.

8/1

2nd

7

(6)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Story Horse

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

0-5; nearly made all in C&D handicap (Tapeta debut) most recently and might have won but for drifting right in the closing stages, collared on the line; enters calculations on the back of that good effort.

5/1

Form: 056

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Hint of promise when fifth in bumper on debut (2m1f, soft) and likewise when sixth in Wolverhampton maiden (9.4f, AW) last time; not ruled out now back up in trip on his first handicap start.

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12th

10

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Royal Observatory

9st 5lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Kevin Frost

Hint of promise when fifth in bumper on debut (2m1f, soft) and likewise when sixth in Wolverhampton maiden (9.4f, AW) last time; not ruled out now back up in trip on his first handicap start.

33/1

6th

1

(7)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Royal Observatory

10st 2lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

midfield

100/1

33/1

Form: 5/864-

Last run: 302 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Promising start to career in 2022 and remains lightly raced, but he failed to threaten on his three outings last year (April/June) and needs a bigger performance on this first start since; has left Charlie Johnston.

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13th

13

(16)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Sea Master

9st 3lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: Jason Ward

Promising start to career in 2022 and remains lightly raced, but he failed to threaten on his three outings last year (April/June) and needs a bigger performance on this first start since; has left Charlie Johnston.

33/1

4th

5

(9)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Newmarket (July)

Sea Master

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

Has failed to shine this year in his first two handicaps and he's hard to fancy on that evidence; however, stable's horses can bounce back to form from out of the blue and he showed ability last year; not discounted.

7/1

6th

6

(4)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:15 Doncaster

Sea Master

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

Showed ability in three starts over 7f/1m last year, but having been gelded and undergone wind surgery ran poorly on his handicap bow at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) in April; longer trip should suit, but needs a resurgence.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9/23-

Last run: 127 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

All three starts on AW, her best run when second at Newcastle (1m4f) last November; wears a first-time hood on handicap/turf debut and this Frankel filly's pedigree provides hope she'll be better than her opening mark.

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14th

1

(14)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

A Gift Of Love

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Fellowes

All three starts on AW, her best run when second at Newcastle (1m4f) last November; wears a first-time hood on handicap/turf debut and this Frankel filly's pedigree provides hope she'll be better than her opening mark.

15/2

3rd

7

(6)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

17:15 Southwell (AW)

A Gift Of Love

8st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent, ran green after 4f, bumped 4f out, went second over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, no extra and eased final 110yds

6/4

20/1

Form: 66/166 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Defied absence to win on stable debut at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in January; this drop back in trip may help but he's been soundly beaten in sixth the last twice (1m4f/2m, AW) and needs to get back on track.

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15th

3

(10)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Lawmaker

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

Defied absence to win on stable debut at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in January; this drop back in trip may help but he's been soundly beaten in sixth the last twice (1m4f/2m, AW) and needs to get back on track.

20/1

6th

3

(5)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Lawmaker

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

Lightly raced; both handicap starts at 1m4f, winning here (back from lengthy absence) then disappointing at Wolverhampton; may have more to offer back at Kempton, provided he stays this longer distance.

9/2

33/1

Form: 152/5-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won 1m5f handicap at Down Royal in 2022 and perhaps she'll be happier now back on the Flat, but she hasn't really shone over hurdles this year and her claims aren't compelling.

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16th

5

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ben Case

Won 1m5f handicap at Down Royal in 2022 and perhaps she'll be happier now back on the Flat, but she hasn't really shone over hurdles this year and her claims aren't compelling.

33/1

7th

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Regally Blonde

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Fair flat performer in Ireland (winner of a 1m5f handicap); patchy form over hurdles and others look to have stronger claims.

25/1

8th

6

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Regally Blonde

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Only midfield in a couple of handicap hurdles, including over C&D; however, may do better on this second start since wind surgery; favourably treated on best Flat form.

12/1

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Exacta £257.00
Straight Forecast £257.30
Tricast £2757.30
Trifecta £3618.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Fiddlers Green

Telegraph:

A Gift Of Love

TOPSPEED:

Animato

D Express:

Story Horse

The Times:

Waxing Gibbous

NEWMARKET:

Damascus Steel

SPOTLIGHT:

Clear White Light

The Sun:

A Gift Of Love

The Guardian:

Fiddlers Green

Daily Mail:

Fiddlers Green

Daily Mirror:

Fiddlers Green

The Star:

Fiddlers Green

Daily Record:

Fiddlers Green

POSTDATA:

Animato