July 07 / 14.20 Doncaster

14.20

Good

Luke Normanton Takepayments Handicap

  • Prize money: £4396.56
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Luke Normanton Takepayments Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 553-71 D

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Record of 3-15 in Ireland for Darren Bunyan, the wins gained over 1m/10.7f on Dundalk AW, latest in February when last seen; sold for 25,000gns since; well treated off lower turf mark if remaining in similar form (heed the market signals).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

10st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

towards rear

11/4

1st

1

(6)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Three-time Dundalk winner who left behind a couple of below-par efforts back to Polytrack over C&D last week, when losing out on the nod from a wide stall; another furlong is perhaps optimal but a strongly run race over this trip is fine.

5/1

2nd

5

(11)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Elzaam Blue

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Good record on AW at Dundalk when trained in Ireland; made successful stable debut at Doncaster but below that level since; this would be easier than of late but he's drawn wide and others appeal more.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 31-862

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Sole success came over 1m2f on good ground in spring 2022; back to form at Newbury (7f, good to firm) ten days ago, going down by only a head; looks a major contender off same mark back up in trip; due to rise 2lb in weights from tomorrow.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Both wins on grass; below par in higher grade over C&D on seasonal debut, taking his AW form figures to 709765; has slipped to an attractive mark but may be more interesting when returned to turf.

16/1

3rd

5

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Both wins on grass; below par in higher grade over C&D on seasonal debut, taking his AW form figures to 709765; has slipped to an attractive mark but may be more interesting when returned to turf.

16/1

5th

9

(6)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

8st 11lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

2-14 on turf and back off the same mark as when successful at Sandown (1m, good) last July, but has regressed since and has finished out of the frame in all five starts on the AW; off four months.

12/1

3rd
11 (11)
Hostelry

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 521323 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Has a modest strike-rate but her consistent 2023 form includes an Ayr win in May; close third in fillies' handicap over C&D (good) last Friday and holds solid claims off same mark; due to go up 1lb from tomorrow; wears first-time headgear.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Hostelry

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

In good form this season, scoring in good style off 6lb lower on reappearance (1m, heavy) before finishing close third to Do I Dream with a 4lb penalty at Ripon last time (1m, heavy); this stiff 7f should be no problem; should go well again.

15/2

7th

1

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Hostelry

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

In good form this season, scoring in good style off 6lb lower on reappearance (1m, heavy) before finishing close third to Do I Dream with a 4lb penalty at Ripon last time (1m, heavy); this stiff 7f should be no problem; should go well again.

15/2

3rd

8

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hostelry

9st 1lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Ruth Carr

Won three 1m handicaps last season and she continued her good work with a dominant display at Thirsk on her reappearance last week (1m, heavy); that was a lower grade but she tanked through the race and is well in under her penalty; major player.

5/2

Form: 7159-4

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
1m winner in May 2022; ran creditably at Redcar (1m, good) two weeks ago when back from 12-month absence and having first run for David Griffiths; now upped in grade and takes on some well-treated rivals.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

(9)

13th May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy McGarry

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Clocked a slower time than Specialist View in the opening division when taking a 1m handicap at Southwell (1m), but he won by over 2l and the runner-up has won since; can struggle with his consistency but chance if as good again.

6/1

1st

10

(9)

13th May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy McGarry

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Clocked a slower time than Specialist View in the opening division when taking a 1m handicap at Southwell (1m), but he won by over 2l and the runner-up has won since; can struggle with his consistency but chance if as good again.

6/1

1st

8

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Billy McGarry

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Herrington

1-12 on AW, springing a surprise over 7f at Newcastle in February; lesser efforts since and has much to prove back at 1m, even though he won over the trip on turf in 2022; cheekpieces refitted.

14/1

9/1

Form: 8-6732 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Both wins on Tapeta; 0-7 on turf but posted encouraging efforts over 1m at Wetherby (close third) and Carlisle (second, albeit no match for winner) the last twice; each-way possibilities off same mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(2)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Stella Barclay

Ideally wants further than 7f but he won off this mark over 8.6f here in October; lacking a recent run might not be ideal.

12/1

8th

3

(2)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Stella Barclay

Ideally wants further than 7f but he won off this mark over 8.6f here in October; lacking a recent run might not be ideal.

12/1

8

(8)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

Hit form this time last year (including C&D win) and is back down to a fair mark; no show latest but that came off a 105-day break; do better.

12/1

7/2

Form: -33052 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Scored twice over 1m (good/good to firm) last August; ran well in first-time visor at Beverley (7.5f, good to firm; close second) ten days ago and holds strong claims off same mark in the retained headgear; future mark 3lb higher.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(5)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:10 Chepstow

Ravenglass

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Losing run up to 22 and there have been too many near-misses at short prices for comfort; latest Bath second has been boosted by the winner following up, but this 5yo remains risky, having a rare start without headgear.

3/1

6th

3

(5)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:10 Chepstow

Ravenglass

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Losing run up to 22 and there have been too many near-misses at short prices for comfort; latest Bath second has been boosted by the winner following up, but this 5yo remains risky, having a rare start without headgear.

3/1

2nd

4

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:35 Bath

Ravenglass

9st 7lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Adrian Wintle

Modest strike-rate but he's run some good races on AW over the winter and chased home Havana Goldrush over C&D on his return to turf nine days ago; should remain competitive.

11/2

Form: 9-3053 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Record is 1-9, the win gained on AW; returned to form at Salisbury (1m, good to firm; finished third) last week and, having met traffic issues, that effort needs marking up a touch; enters calculations off same mark.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

14:20 Doncaster

Fariba

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

3rd

1

(2)

28th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Salisbury

Fariba

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

took keen hold, led, headed and prominent after 1f, waiting for room on inner from over 2f out, not clear run under 2f out, switched left and in the clear over 1f out, kept on well and went third towards finish

8/1

5th

3

(1)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

21:00 Pontefract

Fariba

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Sole 2yo win came on AW and ran respectably in that sphere on reappearance; well held at Newmarket last time, taking turf record to 0-4; others are more appealing.

8/1

Form: 0-9737 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Disappointing in similar event over C&D last week, having shown signs of a return to form the time before; won the Leger Legends race here (good) last September and remains well treated if back to that level.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Held on well for narrow 7f win at Southwell in March and probably ran just as well when second over C&D later that month; not in same form here (7f) last month but still enters calculations.

12/1

9th

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Held on well for narrow 7f win at Southwell in March and probably ran just as well when second over C&D later that month; not in same form here (7f) last month but still enters calculations.

12/1

5th

7

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

Going well lately, winning narrowly at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) before finishing second of ten here (6f); races off the same mark as last time and no problem with the return to this trip; each-way claims.

7/1

Form: -25664

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
The only maiden in the field, being 0-9; went close at Lingfield (1m, AW) on seasonal debut but has failed to build on that effort; chance partly depends on how well she responds to change of headgear.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(2)

31st Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

17:52 Lingfield

Butterfly Effect

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Good second in 1m handicap on the Polytrack here in April; has failed to match that form since and record is now 0-10.

12/1

9th

12

(13)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

14:20 Doncaster

Butterfly Effect

9st 0lb

J: Harry Davies

T: George Scott

dwelt start, in rear

14/1

4th

4

(4)

9th Jun 2023

Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:48 Bath

Butterfly Effect

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: George Scott

Eight-race maiden; blinkered on last two outings and was not quite at her best form, which is on AW but first and latest starts have been her only attempts on turf; chance on AW form.

9/2

Form: 123587 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Similar profile to Cloch Nua, having recorded both wins on Tapeta; creditable third at Nottingham (1m, soft; turf debut) in April but not in the same form since, most recently back on AW; something to prove.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Eleven Eleven

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jessica Macey

Already a dual 7f/1m AW scorer in 2024 and he was ridden too aggressively when last of 11 in 1m2f handicap here last time; he's the sort to bounce back.

20/1

11th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Eleven Eleven

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jessica Macey

Already a dual 7f/1m AW scorer in 2024 and he was ridden too aggressively when last of 11 in 1m2f handicap here last time; he's the sort to bounce back.

20/1

11th

9

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Eleven Eleven

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jessica Macey

Two wins on Newcastle AW this year, at 1m and 7f; went close on first attempt over 1m2f in 2021 but less convincing in later attempts at beyond 1m and his stamina will get a major workout in these conditions.

100/30

Form: 18-966

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Opened his account in Nottingham novice event (1m, good) last July; has something to find on the balance of his subsequent handicap form (1m/1m2f) and a further 2lb drop may not be enough to make a difference.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:05 Leicester

Willard Creek

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: David & Nicola Barron

Big chance on last season's form but he's been struggling this time around; dropping down the weights but soft ground would ask a new question of him and he's usually seen over further.

20/1

10th

10

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

16:28 Redcar

Willard Creek

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won a Nottingham novice last July and he's dropped down the weights this season, but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

10th

8

(4)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Beverley

Willard Creek

9st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 134-38 D BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Record is 3-19; doesn't always look straightforward; disappointing favourite at Beverley when last seen 52 days ago; comes with some risk but current mark is workable provided he turns up in top form.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

6

(10)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Pontefract

Simulation Theory

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Has an awkward head carriage but he has still won three times from 7f-1m2f; has not found his best form this season and although he might not face much pressure for the lead here, others look stronger.

20/1

12th

7

(8)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

14:20 Doncaster

Simulation Theory

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led

12/1

8th

6

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:10 Beverley

Simulation Theory

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, carried head high and weakened from over 1f out

8/1

Form: 50-118 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

Premiership

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

A three-time winner in 2023, including in a division of this event, but he's yet to fire in three runs this term, only tenth at Yarmouth (1m) last time; still can't be totally dismissed off a reduced mark.

9/1

12th

8

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

Premiership

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

(jockey said gelding stopped quickly)

9/1

10th

10

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:40 Yarmouth

Premiership

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Wigham

Best not to dwell on recent AW defeats and to concentrate instead on him having won three of his last four 1m starts on turf, quite emphatically over C&D in August last time (good to soft; earlier wins on good); now 1lb lower than the latter and primed for a revival.

11/2

Non-runners

Premiership

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £77.50
Straight Forecast £66.24
Tricast £332.86
Trifecta £478.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ravenglass

NEWMARKET:

Fariba

Telegraph:

Cloch Nua

Daily Mirror:

Night Arc

D Express:

Hostelry

The Times:

Fariba

The Sun:

Cloch Nua

POSTDATA:

Ravenglass

The Guardian:

Ravenglass

Daily Mail:

Ravenglass

The Star:

Ravenglass

Daily Record:

Night Arc