June 02 / 18.45 Doncaster

18.45

Good

Blue Line Taxis Barnsley Supporting WPCC Handicap

  • Prize money: £9630.56
  • 1m 3f 197y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Blue Line Taxis Barnsley Supporting WPCC Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 41810- D

Last run: 238 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won at Chester (1m4f, good) and Ayr (1m5f, good) last year, but beaten a long way at York (1m6f, good to soft) on his final outing (connections suggested he was unsuited by the ground); has been gelded and undergone wind surgery in the meantime and could easily bounce back, though he may need a stiffer test than this now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(2)

9th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

17:05 Goodwood

Aimeric

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Held up; won his first and last races (of four) last season and readily justified 5-4 favouritism at Lingfield on reappearance four weeks ago; suited by this sort of trip on good or firmer; should remain competitive despite this rise in class; his trainer won this race in 2015, 2016, 2022 and 2023.

15/8

1st

3

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Aimeric

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Held up; had wind/gelding operations prior to reappearance win last June; ran a shocker at the Newmarket July festival but hit a new high when next seen taking a handicap at Beverley (1m4f, good) in September; up 6lb but a player if returns in that top form.

2/1

1st

3

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Aimeric

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Held up; had wind/gelding operations prior to reappearance win last June; ran a shocker at the Newmarket July festival but hit a new high when next seen taking a handicap at Beverley (1m4f, good) in September; up 6lb but a player if returns in that top form.

2/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 71/53/ C

Last run: 587 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
3-11 for Roger Varian including a win here (16.5f); changed hands for 55,000gns in October 2021, but is only now making his debut for his new yard having been gelded since last seen; market should be revealing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(7)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Apparate

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Won the 2020 Mallard at Doncaster for previous yard; mixed results for new stable since returning from long absence but looks quite interesting off a handy mark dropped in class for second AW attempt.

14/1

5th

3

(3)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Apparate

9st 13lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Solid start for this yard when second of eight at Doncaster in June; not quite so good in two runs since and his stamina for 2m is still to be proven.

14/1

4th

2

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Newmarket (July)

Apparate

9st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Down the field at Newbury last month but prior to that he'd returned from a long absence with a near-miss at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) and he's won over 1m6f in the past; not written off.

5/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: /120-8 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 4yo who won at Haydock (1m, good to firm) as a 2yo and made a winning reappearance at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last season, but after having been gelded he finished a well-beaten last of eight on his Epsom return (1m2f, soft) in April; not hard to forgive that effort on account of the ground and better expected.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:38 Thirsk

Educator

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Appleby

Returned to form with a second at Southwell (1m6f, AW) in April but he failed to back that up when a fading sixth at Doncaster (1m6f, good to firm) last month; bit to prove again after that and is now 0-15 since his last win in April 2022.

6/1

6th

3

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Educator

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Michael Appleby

Winless since April 2022 but he posted a good second of seven in 1m6f Southwell handicap 20 days ago; much respected off an unchanged mark.

10/1

6th

3

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Educator

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, took keen hold, midfield on inner, headway over 3f out, pressed leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 74113- D

Last run: 258 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Four wins over 1m4f/1m6f on good to firm ground, three of them last year, and he ended the campaign with third of 15 at Ayr (1m5f, good), finishing just over a length behind Aimeric; has a good record fresh so 258-day absence not a problem, but a suspicion that this may be an insufficient test for him now.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 4

17:05 Redcar

Wor Willie

9st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Four-time winner over 1m6f/1m4f on good to firm; not quite at his best this season (best of those runs was in June on second start) but well treated if back to his 2022 level.

6/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Wor Willie

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent, outpaced 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

1

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Wor Willie

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

raced in second, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon lost second, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

Form: 870-72 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
All three wins have come over this trip on the AW, but he proved he could act on turf when beaten a neck at Newmarket (1m4f, good) 15 days ago; 2lb higher, but still not exposed on grass and a player if backing up that latest effort.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(3)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Newmarket (July)

Hasty Sailor

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Michael Stoute

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

5th

4

(2)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

18:45 Doncaster

Hasty Sailor

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

All three wins have come over this trip on the AW, but he proved he could act on turf when beaten a neck at Newmarket (1m4f, good) 15 days ago; 2lb higher, but still not exposed on grass and a player if backing up that latest effort.

3/1

2nd

2

(6)

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newmarket

Hasty Sailor

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Sir Michael Stoute

With a top trainer and he's dropped back down to his last winning mark; however, he was below par on his final three outings last season and there was no return to peak form on his reappearance a fortnight ago.

9/1

Form: 339-76 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won a novice here (1m2f, good) last summer and ran well to finish third in his first two handicaps (1m3f/1m4f), but out of the frame in his last three starts including both since returning in April; another 3lb drop and return of the hood not enough to tempt.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

13:22 Punchestown

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

raced in third, headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out, lost third last

100/30

1st

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

prominent, soon went third, pushed along after 2 out, 3 lengths down last, ridden and ran on well to lead towards finish, comfortably

7/1

1st

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

prominent, soon went third, pushed along after 2 out, 3 lengths down last, ridden and ran on well to lead towards finish, comfortably

7/1

Form: 283-46 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Three wins last year, the latest when beating two rivals from 3lb lower at Sandown (1m6f, good to firm) in July; held in both starts since returning from seven months off in April and she probably needs further than this now.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(9)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

18:45 Doncaster

Australian Angel

8st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Three wins last year, the latest when beating two rivals from 3lb lower at Sandown (1m6f, good to firm) in July; held in both starts since returning from seven months off in April and she probably needs further than this now.

15/2

6th

7

(6)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Newmarket

Australian Angel

8st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Generally progressive last term, winning three times (1m3f-1m6f, good/faster); very close third over 1m6f at Chester (good to soft) on final outing; below par at Ripon (1m4f, soft) on reappearance but record suggests she'll bounce back.

5/1

1

(10)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:20 Chester

Australian Angel

10st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Form: 14751/

Last run: 595 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over 1m2f on good to firm/AW for Roger Varian and something of a mixed bag for this yard over hurdles; still to prove his stamina for this far on the Flat and not sure how well handicapped he is.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Jaramillo

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Hasn't won since taking a novice handicap at Sedgefield in February last year (2m4f, good); best run for a while when runner-up at Huntingdon last month (2m3f, good; fifth won next time); chance

6/1

2nd

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Jaramillo

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders

12/1

2nd

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Jaramillo

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 2210/5

Last run: 128 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Place /
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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

18:45 Doncaster

John Locke

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sophie Leech

Non-runners

John Locke

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £34.40
Straight Forecast £40.11
Tricast £101.88
Trifecta £133.50

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Aimeric

SPOTLIGHT:

Hasty Sailor

Telegraph:

Educator

POSTDATA:

Wandering Rocks

LAMBOURN:

Jaramillo

Daily Mail:

Apparate

NEWMARKET:

Aimeric

The Times:

Aimeric

The Guardian:

Aimeric

Daily Mirror:

Aimeric

D Express:

Educator

RP RATINGS:

Hasty Sailor

The Sun:

Hasty Sailor

The Star:

Hasty Sailor

Daily Record:

Hasty Sailor