November 25 / 12.00 Doncaster

12.00

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ICD UK Members ‘H&H’ Handicap Hurdle (Cond’ Jockeys/Amateurs) (Go North Brindisi Breeze Qual’) (REI)

  • Prize money: £4541.66
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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ICD UK Members ‘H&H’ Handicap Hurdle (Cond’ Jockeys/Amateurs) (Go North Brindisi Breeze Qual’) (REI)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 832131 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Tough veteran who is best on good ground, and comes here after winning at Wetherby last time (3m, good); up 4lb but has won off much higher marks.
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4

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Caius Marcius

11st 3lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Completed a hat-trick in April (middle leg here) and this 12yo returned to winning ways at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in July; however, he's finished fifth the last twice and needs something extra today.

16/1

5th

5

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:42 Ayr

Caius Marcius

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

midfield on inner

9/1

5th

2

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Caius Marcius

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Sprightly 12yo who won four times last season and added to his tally in similar race to this over C&D (good) at end of July; may not find it easy to swallow latest 6lb rise but ought to give another good account.

5/1

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13/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3510-1 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Has won two handicaps with cheekpieces this year, the latest last time at Bangor in September (2m7f, good); up 4lb but a progressive sort who should go well again.
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2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Go Chique

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, lost position 4th, dropped to last 6th, pulled up before 7th

16/1

5th

2

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Go Chique

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bounced back to form to beat AJP Kingdom at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in August but the form looks dubious, given that several flights were omitted and the race developed into a sprint; quickly back in the doldrums on latest outing; others look much safer.

14/1

0

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

16:25 Newton Abbot

Go Chique

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

led, headed and prominent 5th, weakened quickly after 3 out, soon pulled up

6/1

Form: 336225 CD

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Only win in 17 starts over hurdles was when scoring off a 6lb lower mark over C&D in January; some fair efforts since, though below-par last time (September).
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3rd

3

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Bird On The Wire

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, well held but kept on and went third run-in

4/1

10th

2

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

Bird On The Wire

12st 1lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Good third over C&D (good) under William Maggs in November latest; conditions suit and interesting with blinkers tried but record of 1-18 is offputting.

7/1

3rd

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:00 Doncaster

Bird On The Wire

10st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Only win in 17 starts over hurdles was when scoring off a 6lb lower mark over C&D in January; some fair efforts since, though below-par last time (September).

6/1

Form: 22/625 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Disappointing last time but had finished a creditable second at Perth (3m, good) the time before and a possible on that form.
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6th

6

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 3

16:20 Musselburgh

Jack Devine

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Continues to drop down the weights and he posted a couple of fair performances over hurdles in the autumn; showed promise over fences earlier in his career but his losing run goes back 11 races to November 2018 and it's hard to be confident that today will be the day he returns to winning ways.

15/2

3

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Jack Devine

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Second over hurdles at Perth (3m, good) in September and didn't run badly on latest outing in November but is 0-5 over fences and hasn't run in a chase since November 2020; would probably prefer better ground than he is likely to encounter here; others look much safer.

14/1

4th

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:00 Doncaster

Jack Devine

11st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Disappointing last time but had finished a creditable second at Perth (3m, good) the time before and a possible on that form.

15/2

Form: 35371/ D

Last run: 587 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Off the mark on chase debut and in a second-time visor when winning a novice handicap at Bangor in April 2021 (3m, good); hasn't run since and not sure to run to that form back over hurdles with cheekpieces replacing visor (below form last time they were tried).
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5th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:00 Doncaster

Kala Noire

11st 4lb

J: Ms Talor Hopkins

T: Sam Thomas

Off the mark on chase debut and in a second-time visor when winning a novice handicap at Bangor in April 2021 (3m, good); hasn't run since and not sure to run to that form back over hurdles with cheekpieces replacing visor (below form last time they were tried).

7/1

Form: P2145-

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won a five-runner Kelso maiden hurdle in February (2m6f, good) but well beaten on both starts since; others stronger.
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5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Newcastle

Lalochezia

11st 9lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Justin Landy

Won Kelso maiden (2m6f, good) just under a year ago but subsequent form has been very disappointing; needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a big difference today.

20/1

7

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Lalochezia

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Justin Landy

Won a 2m6f maiden hurdle at Kelso last February but he's been well beaten or pulled up on his four subsequent outings.

6/1

7th

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle

Lalochezia

10st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Justin Landy

2m6f maiden hurdle winner at Kelso in February but a long way below that level all three starts since, pulling up on reappearance last time; plenty to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £8.40
Straight Forecast £8.45
Trifecta £26.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Caius Marcius

SPOTLIGHT:

Go Chique

TOPSPEED:

Bird On The Wire

The Times:

Jack Devine

RP Ratings:

Go Chique

LAMBOURN:

Go Chique

Telegraph:

Go Chique

Daily Record:

Go Chique

The Star:

Bird On The Wire

The Guardian:

Caius Marcius

Daily Mail:

Caius Marcius

D Express:

Caius Marcius

Daily Mirror:

Caius Marcius

The Sun:

Caius Marcius