November 25 / 12.35 Doncaster

12.35 Doncaster

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

1st

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

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.

5/2

1

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

13:55 Market Rasen

Coastguard Station

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

Southwell maiden hurdle winner (2m, good) in the spring and made a sound return from a near six-month break when third in a 2m Fakenham handicap 22 days ago; entitled to strip fitter for the outing and his point background (won twice) provides hope that he'll take to chasing.

11/2

3rd

1

26th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:45 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, raced in second, led before 3rd, headed and raced in second after 3rd, pressed leader and ridden after 3 out, lost second and weakening when blundered last

7/1

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.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Fusain

11st 9lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Patrick Neville

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.

7/1

5th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

13:45 Cheltenham

Fusain

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Patrick Neville

pressed leader, prominent after 2nd, ridden and dropped to last after 4 out, soon got well behind

100/1

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.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Oscars Leader

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Two wins over this trip from six starts over fences last season (good to soft, soft); should go well.

3/1

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).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Ridgeway

11st 9lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

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).

5/2

3

21st Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:45 Ludlow

Ridgeway

11st 4lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Bolted up at Kempton (2m2f, good) but looked a different horse when laboured at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) two weeks ago; turned out pretty quickly after that and with the cheekpieces back on for the first time in a while (has won in them).

6/1

5

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

16:15 Hereford

Ridgeway

11st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, in rear on outer, awkward jump 3rd, pushed along when behind after 10th

4/1

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
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Lake Takapuna

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

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.

6/1

5th

4

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

16:00 Kelso

Lake Takapuna

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: James Ewart

in touch with leaders on inner, good jump 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in

9/1

+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