November 25 / 12.35 Doncaster

12.35

Good

More Than A Flake Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7079.8
  • 2m 0f 78y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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More Than A Flake Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 921-73 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Dual Irish point winner (good, soft) who is making his chase debut having won a Southwell maiden (2m, good) from eight attempts over hurdles; couldn't rule out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, good headway after 3 out, led after 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on but headed final strides

6/1

2nd

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, good headway after 3 out, led after 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on but headed final strides

6/1

1st

2

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Ended 2023 on a low note but returned to form with creditable second in stronger race than this at Ascot (2m1f, good) last month, despite jumping left throughout; back on a left-handed track today and remains on a good mark; good chance.

13/8

7/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 644-65 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; good run over hurdles on British debut last December; wasn't disgraced in face of a stiff task when fifth to Banbridge in a Cheltenham novice chase last time (2m, good) but others more convincing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:05 Kelso

Fusain

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led early, headed 2nd

4/1

4th

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Fusain

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

raced in third, lost third after 4th, nearly lost jockey 5th

11/2

3rd

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:00 Perth

Fusain

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened run-in

3/1

Form: P1U13- D BF

Last run: 269 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Two wins over this trip from six starts over fences last season (good to soft, soft); should go well.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:45 Wetherby

Oscars Leader

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Has won off higher marks and Bangor last time represented a welcome return to form; won't mind any rain and is entitled to go well.

7/2

2nd

3

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:33 Bangor-on-Dee

Oscars Leader

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Won two chases last season but hasn't really fired this term (four runs); comes here after finishing last of four in refitted cheekpieces at Newcastle last month; visor refitted today; needs to up his game.

8/1

4th

4

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:18 Newcastle

Oscars Leader

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins last season, including a novice handicap over C&D on this card (good to soft); 6lb lower than that day but needs to revive after a slow start to this season.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 44-51P C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Hurdles winner here; convincing winner of a novice handicap on first run over fences at Kempton in October (2m2f, good) but didn't jump well before being pulled up last time (2m5f, good to soft); could bounce back with cheekpieces on for first time over jumps (successful the first time they were tried on the Flat).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Ridgeway

10st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 3 out, soon lost position and dropped to rear

6/1

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Ridgeway

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, in rear, struggling when not fluent 3 out

10/1

2nd

1

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 4

19:15 Market Rasen

Ridgeway

12st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield, some headway when not fluent 5th, pushed along and went second after last (usual 4 out), ridden and no extra run-in

6/4

Form: 25/2-5 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Creditable second in this race in 2020 but has run only three times since (best effort on the second of them); probably needed the run at Kelso last time when returning from a 535-day break after having wind surgery.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

20:20 Hexham

Lake Takapuna

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

prominent

5/2

5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Kelso

Lake Takapuna

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Capitalised on a reduced mark at Ayr (2m, soft) in February but not as good since and he inherited his close third back at Ayr last time (on good) in what was an eventful race; others appeal more.

7/1

3rd

5

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Ayr

Lake Takapuna

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

12yo who capitalised on a reduced mark over C&D (soft) last month; still very well treated on older form and will be suited by today's forecast quicker ground but his run at Newcastle three weeks ago was disappointing.

8/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.90
Straight Forecast £12.23
Trifecta £36.30

Selections

The Times:

Coastguard Station

SPOTLIGHT:

Ridgeway

TOPSPEED:

Oscars Leader

RP Ratings:

Lake Takapuna

Daily Mail:

Coastguard Station

Daily Record:

Coastguard Station

Telegraph:

Ridgeway

The Star:

Ridgeway

D Express:

Oscars Leader

Daily Mirror:

Oscars Leader

POSTDATA:

Lake Takapuna

The Guardian:

Lake Takapuna