November 25 / 13.45 Doncaster

13.45 Doncaster

Good

Kellys Soft Mix Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 3f 31y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Kellys Soft Mix Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 111P-1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Began chasing career with three small-field wins in early part of this year and maintained 100% record over fences with hard-fought success at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last month; will be suited by today's move back up in trip and might still be improving; leading contender.
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1st

1

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

Mackenberg

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Began chasing career with three small-field wins in early part of this year and maintained 100% record over fences with hard-fought success at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last month; will be suited by today's move back up in trip and might still be improving; leading contender.

5/2

1st

2

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:18 Ayr

Mackenberg

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on outer, disputed lead omitted 5th, led 5th, headed after 8th, good jump and led again 4 out, going easily when awkward jump 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and kept on after 2 out, sustained battle with runner-up run-in, gamely

9/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 2214-3 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner last season, latterly off 1lb higher mark in three-runner race at Newcastle (2m4f, good) in April; this month's reappearance run was perfectly respectable and he might be boosted by the refitted cheekpieces here.
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2nd

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

The King Of May

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Dual chase winner last season, latterly off 1lb higher mark in three-runner race at Newcastle (2m4f, good) in April; this month's reappearance run was perfectly respectable and he might be boosted by the refitted cheekpieces here.

8/1

3rd

7

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:53 Wetherby

The King Of May

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

midfield on inner, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, shaken up after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, left in second when slightly hampered 2 out, soon lost second, held but kept on run-in, no match for first two

11/1

Form: -F1431 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has somewhat mixed record in recent years but looked back in very good form when pushed out to win by 10l at Ludlow (3m1f, good) three weeks ago; 4lb rise for that doesn't seen excessive and 2m3f on this left-handed track should also suit; wears cheekpieces for the first time.
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3rd

3

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

Topofthecotswolds

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has somewhat mixed record in recent years but looked back in very good form when pushed out to win by 10l at Ludlow (3m1f, good) three weeks ago; 4lb rise for that doesn't seen excessive and 2m3f on this left-handed track should also suit; wears cheekpieces for the first time.

7/2

1st

1

3rd Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

16:49 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

12st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Not the most consistent but Southwell winner in June and probably an even better effort when close third in quite valuable Fakenham race last month; repeat of that puts him firmly in the reckoning.

6/1

3rd

5

14th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 3

14:05 Fakenham

Topofthecotswolds

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led narrowly or disputed lead, bumped 10th, ridden and led 2 out, headed last, lost second and no extra inside final 110yds

9/1

Form: /131P- D

Last run: 280 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 7yo; took well to chasing last season, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f), but ran poorly when upped in grade in February and hasn't raced again since; had wind op in September; may still have more to offer but others in this line-up have more pressing claims.
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4th

7

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

The Mighty Arc

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Charlie Longsdon

Lightly raced 7yo; took well to chasing last season, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f), but ran poorly when upped in grade in February and hasn't raced again since; had wind op in September; may still have more to offer but others in this line-up have more pressing claims.

8/1

Form: 23-244 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Three-time C&D winner (all on good ground), including last two editions of this race; ran poorly this month, after a break, but is likely to have been primed for a big performance today and his current mark is workable.
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5th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

Barton Knoll

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Mackie

Three-time C&D winner (all on good ground), including last two editions of this race; ran poorly this month, after a break, but is likely to have been primed for a big performance today and his current mark is workable.

11/2

4th

7

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

16:42 Newbury

Barton Knoll

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, some headway when not fluent 4 out, pushed along and struggling 3 out, tailed off

9/1

Form: 1F12U- CD

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Made excellent progress after switch to chasing just under a year ago, winning three times along the way; not seen since a mishap in April but seems versatile regarding ground and further improvement is possible if he's fully tuned up.
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2

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

Nocte Volatus

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Made excellent progress after switch to chasing just under a year ago, winning three times along the way; not seen since a mishap in April but seems versatile regarding ground and further improvement is possible if he's fully tuned up.

4/1

9

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Nocte Volatus

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

20/1

Form: 321F-6 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Generally in good form for this stable last season, most notably when winning off 1lb lower at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) in March; might well have needed last month's reappearance run (beaten about 34l at Ayr) but confidence in him would be higher on soft/heavy ground.
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6

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

13:45 Doncaster

Buster Valentine

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Generally in good form for this stable last season, most notably when winning off 1lb lower at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) in March; might well have needed last month's reappearance run (beaten about 34l at Ayr) but confidence in him would be higher on soft/heavy ground.

12/1

6th

5

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:08 Ayr

Buster Valentine

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

led, headed 10th, not fluent 12th, soon pushed along, lost ground quickly from 3 out, ridden and beaten before 2 out

5/1

Non-runners

Nocte Volatus, Buster Valentine

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £20.30
Straight Forecast £18.90
Trifecta £53.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mackenberg

The Times:

Nocte Volatus

POSTDATA:

Topofthecotswolds

TOPSPEED:

Barton Knoll

Daily Mail:

Nocte Volatus

The Sun:

Nocte Volatus

RP Ratings:

Mackenberg

Telegraph:

Mackenberg

The Star:

Mackenberg

D Express:

Topofthecotswolds

Daily Record:

Topofthecotswolds

The Guardian:

Barton Knoll

Daily Mirror:

Barton Knoll