May 18 / 16.57 Doncaster

16.57

Good

Proudly Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4396.56
  • 1m 3f 197y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Proudly Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0601- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Good pedigree and he improved for the step up to 1m4f when leading close home on handicap debut at Pontefract (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained) in September; up just 2lb in a less competitive race; improver who needs a solid pace on this less testing track.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

13

(4)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Baltic

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Harry Charlton

prominent

5/2

1st

2

(4)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

15:30 Yarmouth

Baltic

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Harry Charlton

Upped to 1m4f on last two starts with cheekpieces enlisted, when leading close home on handicap debut at Pontefract (good to soft) in September and asserting in final style late on at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) last month; this slightly shorter trip is a small concern and he's been raised another 7lb, but he very much looks the type to make further improvement.

Evs

1st

7

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Baltic

9st 1lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Harry Charlton

dwelt start, midfield, headway and went third 6f out

11/4

100/30

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 95-681 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Two turf wins in 2023 (1m3f, good to firm; 1m2f, heavy); went off the boil in the autumn and disconcerting that he trailed home in his first two runs this year but he found plenty for a convincing AW win at Kempton (1m4f) ten days ago and this surface can suit back on grass.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(5)

7th Jul 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

14:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Damascus Steel

9st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

1

(8)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:45 Kempton (AW)

Damascus Steel

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Won here last month, followed by good places at Doncaster and Lingfield; respected as an in-form candidate but all those races were over 1m4f and this trip asks a major new question.

4/1

3rd

2

(9)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Lingfield (AW)

Damascus Steel

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Dunlop

Returned to form with blinkers back on when winning on Kempton AW (1m4f) last month; good run back on turf when second at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start; another big run can be expected.

5/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 25766-

Last run: 289 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Minor hurdle form in four attempts over the winter, despite finishing in the frame each time; however he won three times at up to 1m2f in France and is better handicapped than when first starting out for this yard last summer; may still need more weight off his back, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

18th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Worcester

Mandega

10st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Fair Flat-racer who has made the frame on all five hurdling starts, most recently when close third at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in May; that form isn't anything out of the ordinary but, nevertheless, he has each-way claims again.

4/1

7th

5

(2)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Nottingham

Mandega

9st 10lb

J: Dominique Van Der Kraats

T: Micky Hammond

Ran creditably last month at Doncaster (1m4f) and Cartmel (2m1f novice hurdle); not far away on that evidence but others are preferred for the win.

11/2

Form: 8770-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Often leads; low-key season after winning on second start after a break, at Pontefract (1m2f, good) last May, but now 8lb lower and he made a perfectly respectable return behind The Dancing Poet at Musselburgh 15 days ago; might find others seeing out the trip that bit better though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

5

(11)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Pontefract

Masque Of Anarchy

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Couple of encouraging efforts this term; defied a 9lb higher mark over C&D (good) 13 months ago and enters calculations back here.

11/2

4th

6

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Masque Of Anarchy

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

led, headed 3f out, lost position 2f out, no impression but kept on inside final furlong

9/1

4th

6

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Masque Of Anarchy

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

led, headed 3f out, lost position 2f out, no impression but kept on inside final furlong

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 437-81 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner, the last six over 1m4f on a variety of ground and most recently when things fell right for him at Musselburgh (good; cheekpieces refitted for the first time since August); back up 3lb but he's run well here in the past; on the premises.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(6)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:45 Hamilton

The Dancing Poet

11st 6lb

J: Mr Matt Brown

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

3/1

1st

2

(8)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:15 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

11st 2lb

J: Mr Matt Brown

T: Brian Ellison

slowly into stride, prominent, disputed lead 4f out, led clearly and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, comfortably

11/4

5th

3

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

The Dancing Poet

9st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brian Ellison

raced in second, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, outpaced from 1f out

9/2

8/1

Form: 063

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Classy pedigree, out of dual Group 1 winner; looked promising when winning two good-ground bumpers last May and June and although he hasn't featured in 1m4f events on AW and turf there's every chance he'll find his level in handicaps; considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Mr Zippi

9st 5lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Sara Ender

awkward start, in rear

8/1

6th

4

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Mr Zippi

9st 5lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Sara Ender

awkward start, in rear

8/1

3rd

2

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Zippi

10st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Won two good-ground bumpers in 2023; big prices and well beaten in 1m4f events this spring; not of interest just yet.

66/1

Form: 4514-0 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Record of 1-25 is offputting but he has quite a solid record over 1m4f in the last two years, including over C&D, and his AW win in October was convincing; had just two 1m2f runs since and not ruled out back at 1m4f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(4)

23rd Jul 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oriental Art

9st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Just 1-27, but is back off the same mark as for his sole success at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) last October and looked unlucky not to finish even closer when third of ten at Kempton (1m3f, Polytrack) last month (first two have won since); shortlisted.

7/2

3rd

2

(8)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Oriental Art

9st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Belatedly off the mark at Southwell (1m4f) last October; failed to fire in two runs this year though and others are more appealing.

12/1

Form: 494451 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
The wins don't come around too often but he had a mark in the 70s this time last year and he took advantage at Yarmouth (1m3f, good) 14 days ago; back up just 2lb; this asks for more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(1)

13th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

15:00 Yarmouth

Total Lockdown

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Martin Dunne

dwelt start, in rear

8/1

3rd

6

(9)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Total Lockdown

9st 8lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Martin Dunne

Ended a long losing run when scoring at Yarmouth (11.4f, good) last month but he's not easy to predict and was last of eight at Doncaster 16 days ago; that was in a Class 5 but he pulled hard in that race and he needs to bounce back again after that.

12/1

8th

8

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:57 Doncaster

Total Lockdown

8st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Martin Dunne

slowly away, pulled extremely hard, in rear throughout

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £11.00
Straight Forecast £10.41
Tricast £91.69
Trifecta £87.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Baltic

RP RATINGS:

Damascus Steel

Telegraph:

Mr Zippi

POSTDATA:

The Dancing Poet

Daily Mail:

Mr Zippi

The Times:

Baltic

The Guardian:

Baltic

Daily Mirror:

Baltic

The Star:

Baltic

Daily Record:

Baltic

NEWMARKET:

Damascus Steel

D Express:

Damascus Steel