January 27 / 15.45 Doncaster

15.45

Good

Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 3m 0f 84y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze Series Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -22541 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
It was effectively a match in which he prevailed comfortably over C&D in early December (good), although he did beat a last-time-out winner; only 2lb higher and open to further improvement.
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5th

8

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

14:15 Doncaster

The Kniphand

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Did well in handicap hurdles last season once upped to about 3m; not bred for chasing but made a promising start when a well-held second over 3m at Ludlow (good to soft) where recent Ascot winner Supreme Gift was back in third; likely contender.

11/2

2nd

5

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

The Kniphand

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Made excellent progress once upped to about 3m and switched to handicap hurdles last season, winning three times before a very respectable fifth at Cheltenham in April; not bred for chasing but still enters calculations.

7/1

33/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 61-P06

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Won two French hurdles at about 2m1f on testing ground in early 2022; no worthwhile form in three runs for this yard and he's up markedly in distance.
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0

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Kadex

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders, overjumped and almost fell 2nd, not fluent 4th, awkward jump 10th, hit 13th, overjumped and almost fell 14th, soon eased and pulled up

6/1

0

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Kadex

11st 10lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Comfortable winner of small-field chase at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in October, his second start over fences, and went down fighting when close second here (3m, good to soft) last month; still unexposed as a chaser; major player if suited by this new trip.

100/30

2nd

5

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Kadex

11st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, held up in rear, slow jump 1st, headway before 4th, not fluent and lost position 4 out, rallied 2 out, went second last, led run-in, no extra and headed towards finish

11/4

15/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 813-51

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
All three wins have come on good ground, the latest on her stable debut when nicely on top in the finish over 2m4f at Newcastle; Patrick Wadge rides again off a 5lb higher mark; probably stays 3m; considered.
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6th

2

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Starlyte

12st 0lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

Ran well for a long way here (3m2f, good) last month before fading and this course winner has a handy mark to exploit now back down in trip; her best form has come on good/good to soft ground.

11/1

4th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:25 Kelso

Starlyte

10st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Lucinda Russell

led

14/1

7th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:06 Perth

Starlyte

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won two hurdles at 2m4f on good ground in 2022; some fair runs at up to 3m of late; quite interesting off current mark after having wind surgery.

8/1

Form: P5-7P4 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won a high-profile staying chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has lost his way and was beaten 28l on his return to hurdles at Warwick (3m2f); dropped further in class here but with questions to answer right now.
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2

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost ground after 8th, pushed along when towards rear after 10th, got behind after 3 out

20/1

4th

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost position after 2nd, towards rear after 5th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression and beaten

10/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a high-profile staying chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has lost his way and was beaten 28l on his return to hurdles at Warwick (3m2f); dropped further in class here but with questions to answer right now.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -27076

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
0-6 in points but three times a runner-up; also second in two maiden hurdles and there were signs of a return to form in her latest handicap; Irish stable's British runners can never be discarded.
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5

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

What An Ocean

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden under all codes but has run well at times, including when third in a 3m handicap at this venue in November; remote fourth at Tramore last time.

9/2

4th

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

What An Ocean

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, brief headway 4 out, went remote fourth run-in, never near to challenge

11/2

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

What An Ocean

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden under all codes but has run well at times, notably in maidens last year; not a bad effort over 2m4f in a Gowran handicap last time; a chance if staying this trip.

9/2

Form: 6-3134 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won a Hexham novice (2m4f, good to soft) in May on just his second hurdles start and his reappearance third was another step up (2m5f, soft); didn't run much of a race on his handicap debut but he was made favourite and is better than that; now goes in a tongue-tie and should stay 3m on pedigree.
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1st

15

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Curley Finger

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

C&D winner last March and back to form with another successful front-running performance at Newcastle four weeks ago; 6lb higher today, including 2lb out of the handicap, but needs some respect.

12/1

1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Curley Finger

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

made all, set steady pace, soon pestered, not fluent 3 out, ridden and clear with one other before last, edged left run-in, kept on

10/1

Form: P31148

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Ex-Gordon Elliott inmate who won his first two starts for Fergal O'Brien last July (hurdles/fences); below best on final run for that yard and again on his recent debut for this one, although soft ground was an excuse; others preferred.
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3

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Imperial Sachins

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Won consecutive staying races over hurdles and fences for previous yard last summer; lesser efforts for new trainer this winter and although dropping down weights he probably still has further to fall.

33/1

6th

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:55 Musselburgh

Imperial Sachins

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

prominent, on outer throughout

33/1

7th

2

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Imperial Sachins

11st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Ex-Gordon Elliott inmate who won his first two starts for Fergal O'Brien last July (hurdles/fences); below best on final run for that yard and again on his recent debut for this one, although soft ground was an excuse; others preferred.

50/1

11/2

Form: 09-031 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
It was a weaker race that she won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) but she clearly stays well and is not yet exposed over 3m+; up 5lb but could go well off her light weight.
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8th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Just Jess

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Struggled on recent chasing debut and now quickly reverts to hurdling; has very patchy overall record but is 2lb lower than when winning at Catterick (3m1f, soft) at start of 2023 and is likely to be suited by 3m3f.

10/1

0

7

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Just Jess

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Two-time hurdle winner (including here over 3m1f on soft) who was a fair fifth in that discipline over an inadequate 2m3f here last time; handicapped to play a leading role if immediately taking to fences.

8/1

Form: 1932

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner who won a point-to-point bumper at Aintree (good) on his rules debut; beaten 14l in a four-runner hurdle last time but his previous Wetherby effort was promising over 2m3f; longer trip should benefit on handicap debut, as will the booking of Brian Hughes.
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7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Macavity

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent

16/1

6th

1

(4)

5th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Macavity

9st 12lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

midfield, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

14/1

4th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Macavity

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent on inner, pushed along briefly after 8th

16/1

20/1

Form: 241-PP

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Second of 14 off this mark at Wetherby two Christmases ago and later won a 2m7f maiden at Bangor; very disappointing in handicaps over fences/hurdles this season but he may now show the benefit of wind surgery/tongue-tie.
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2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:02 Stratford

Dedanser

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

jumped left throughout, led, ridden when headed after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

9/2

4th

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Dedanser

12st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Took a big step back in the right direction at Warwick (2m5f, good) last month when having second run since wind surgery and wearing first-time blinkers (retained); clear possibilities if building on that effort; won at Bangor last spring.

8/1

3rd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Dedanser

12st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden when headed 2 out, lost second approaching last, kept on

25/1

Form: 2-6687

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner but with a modest overall strike-rate and she's only 1-18 as a hurdler; on the plus side, getting away from testing ground is a bonus.
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11

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Badly out of form over hurdles during the winter and also struggled in a recent Flat marathon; very difficult to enthuse over at present.

33/1

8th

7

(10)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Tomorrows Angel

9st 3lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

Something to prove regarding current form as she was a long way below her best over hurdles this winter; however, she's had a break and this strong stayer could prove suited by today's marathon test; not ruled out.

9/1

5th

11

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Has modest 1-19 strike-rate over hurdles and was always towards rear on her last three appearances; needs to turn things around.

33/1

Form: P1P-06

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Flat background; won at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in February in his second handicap hurdle; has not recaptured that form since, although didn't run too badly last time (3m) when the tongue-tie did him no harm; 1m6f Flat winner and worth a go over this far.
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5th

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Crossing The Bar

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his five runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last three.

33/1

9th

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Crossing The Bar

11st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Contender if judged on his two 3m1f wins at Plumpton last February/April but he's not got near that form in his four runs this autumn/winter, returned to hurdling (with cheekpieces fitted) for last two of those.

16/1

Form: 345-14

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won well at Kelso (3m2f, good to soft) in October on just his second handicap start but worryingly below form on either side of that; not sure what to expect.
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0

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Cosmic Outlaw

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, cajoled along before 4th, mistake 8th, pushed along and dropped to last with one circuit to go, slow jump and lost touch 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

8/1

6th

6

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Cosmic Outlaw

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, lost position 5th, towards rear 7th, pushed along from 9th, rallied before 2 out, weakened and no chance before last

20/1

Form: 7-4U24 C BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
The winner of three handicaps last season (1m7f-2m3f, good/soft) but not at the same level this term and was beaten a good way out when made favourite at Plumpton (2m4f); goes up in trip with cheekpieces added; also entered at Huntingdon (2.30).
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1

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

14:17 Exeter

Merry Mistress

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Not beaten far over hurdles and fences in her three runs since the cheekpieces went on, from 2m4f to 2m7f (good or good to soft); however, she looks high in the weights unless she benefits from wind surgery and a visor.

6/1

4th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Merry Mistress

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when placed in big-field handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January and wasn't beaten far when third of four on recent chasing debut there (2m7f, good); ought to be on the premises again here.

9/2

3rd

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:15 Huntingdon

Merry Mistress

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Won three handicap hurdles last season (1m7f-2m3f, good/soft) and returned to form in first-time cheekpieces to finish third of 17 over 2m4f here 13 days ago; has stamina to prove over this longer trip but should make a chaser.

5/1

Form: 40-75P D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Decent back in the day but only one win since May 2019 and he was pulled up in a staying handicap at Fakenham on his return from an absence.
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11

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Canyon City

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Caroline Fryer

Decent back in the day but only one win since May 2019 and he was pulled up in a staying handicap at Fakenham on his return from an absence.

50/1

1

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Canyon City

12st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Caroline Fryer

Decent back in the day but only one win since May 2019, when scrambling home over fences in September 2021; well held back over hurdles for this yard, though this does look a bit easier.

14/1

Form: -21853

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Won a Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good) in July and her best effort yet in handicap company came when third over 3m at Ffos Las (soft; under A J O'Neill); each-way claims once more.
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14

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocked Up

11st 2lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won a Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good) in July and her best effort yet in handicap company came when third over 3m at Ffos Las (soft; under A J O'Neill); each-way claims once more.

9/1

3rd

2

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Rocked Up

11st 13lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Came good over hurdles at third attempt, in Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good) in July, but safely held in both subsequent handicaps (2m7f/2m4f); can't be written off just yet but needs to up her game.

10/1

Non-runners

Merry Mistress

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Payout
Exacta £41.90
Straight Forecast £34.54
Tricast £236.44
Trifecta £480.80

Selections

Telegraph:

Starlyte

RP Ratings:

Curley Finger

Daily Mirror:

The Kniphand

SPOTLIGHT:

What An Ocean

The Guardian:

Just Jess

The Sun:

The Kniphand

TOPSPEED:

Curley Finger

POSTDATA:

Curley Finger

The Times:

Curley Finger

Daily Mail:

Starlyte

D Express:

Starlyte

The Star:

Starlyte

Daily Record:

Starlyte