May 18 / 19.15 Doncaster

19.15

Good

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  • Prize money: £5566.32
  • 1m 6f 115y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 251013

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Already a dual 2m scorer at Southwell in 2024 and she comes here on the back of a good third of seven there 19 days ago; she can go well again off the same mark.
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6th

8

(5)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Thirsk

Churchella

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Four-time AW winner at up to 16.5f; won for the first time on turf at Doncaster (14.5f, good to firm) on her penultimate start; produced a career best back there in defeat latest; thriving at present and, unlike some, she'd probably be better served if this surface remains sound.

9/1

4th

1

(2)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

16:38 Doncaster

Churchella

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Took ten attempts to get off the mark but she's got the winning habit now, taking her form to a new level with a smooth come-from-behind C&D win two weeks ago (good to firm); 6lb rise is manageable but she will have a lot more to prove on slower than good.

5/2

1st

9

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Churchella

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Already a dual 2m scorer at Southwell in 2024 and she comes here on the back of a good third of seven there 19 days ago; she can go well again off the same mark.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 7-0634

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Arrives in decent nick, fourth of seven at Southwell (2m) 19 days ago; she remains with relatively few miles on the clock so is one for the shortlist.
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5th

9

(4)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Nottingham

Rock N Roll Pinkie

9st 3lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

towards rear

8/1

2nd

11

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Rock N Roll Pinkie

8st 6lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

Arrives in decent nick, fourth of seven at Southwell (2m) 19 days ago; she remains with relatively few miles on the clock so is one for the shortlist.

16/1

2nd

11

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Rock N Roll Pinkie

8st 6lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

midfield, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3218-4

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
A fair 1m4f winner in a light campaign at 3yrs and he resumed from nine months off/gelded with an encouraging fourth of eight in 1m4f Ripon handicap three weeks ago; he may do better still now so rates a player.
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10th

6

(4)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Thirsk

Banderas

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

Won a Chester maiden (12.5f, soft) last season; well beaten back there next time; subsequently gelded and has returned in good form, finishing a close fourth at Ripon (1m4f, soft) and not far off that level at Doncaster (14.5f, good to firm) latest; unexposed; player, especially on slow ground.

7/1

3rd

2

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Banderas

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Bell

towards rear, headway over 1f out, hung left over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

3rd

2

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Banderas

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Bell

A fair 1m4f winner in a light campaign at 3yrs and he resumed from nine months off/gelded with an encouraging fourth of eight in 1m4f Ripon handicap three weeks ago; he may do better still now so rates a player.

5/1

Form: 8-6198

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 4yo who landed 1m4f Wolverhampton handicap in February; below that level in similar company at Lingfield and Musselburgh since though so he needs to get back on track.
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6th

2

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:35 Chester

Sax Appeal

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

6

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:38 Thirsk

Sax Appeal

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Dual AW winner (1m3f/1m4f), who is unexposed on turf and may been stretched over an extended 1m6f at Doncaster (good to firm) three weeks ago; ran well for a long way in that race and he could make a bold bid on this drop back in trip.

11/2

4th

5

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Sax Appeal

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

led, faced challenges over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

14/1

6/1

Form: 3-5422 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Scored over hurdles in the autumn and in good form on the AW since, neck second of seven at Southwell (2m) 19 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up nudged up 1lb.
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5th

8

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Two Past Eight

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Alan King

Scored over hurdles in the autumn and in good form on the AW since, neck second of seven at Southwell (2m) 19 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up nudged up 1lb.

6/1

5th

8

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Two Past Eight

9st 0lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Alan King

raced wide, in touch with leaders on outer, headway and pressed leaders over 2f out, no extra over 1f out

6/1

2nd

2

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Two Past Eight

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, edged left when led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on inside final furlong

4/1

10/1

Form: 7-0892

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

10/1

Form: 521-15 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Returned with 1m6f Chelmsford victory in March but he beat only one at Ripon (2m) following month; he's the sort to bounce back though, especially now reverted in trip.
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3rd

2

(10)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Nottingham

Merrijig

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John Berry

towards rear

12/1

7th

10

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Merrijig

8st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: John Berry

Returned with 1m6f Chelmsford victory in March but he beat only one at Ripon (2m) following month; he's the sort to bounce back though, especially now reverted in trip.

10/1

7th

10

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Merrijig

8st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: John Berry

prominent, pressed leader over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

20/1

Form: 7209-5

Last run: 134 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Without a victory since 2022 but he got back on track when fifth of ten in 1m4f Southwell handicap in January; he needs to hit the ground running after a break though.
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6th

8

(10)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:04 Chester

Achnamara

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

On a long losing sequence and he scuppered his cause last time with a very slow start when seventh at Catterick (1m6f); others are preferred.

25/1

7th

1

(4)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

16:30 Catterick

Achnamara

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Philip Kirby

slowly away, in rear

20/1

6th

5

(7)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

16:38 Doncaster

Achnamara

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Has struggled for current stable and he was over 10l behind Churchella over C&D two weeks ago; not easily recommended.

33/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 3-17

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Son of Galileo who got off the mark in 1m4f Lingfield novice in February before posting a creditable seventh in similar company at Southwell (1m4f) following month; still low mileage so needs considering now going into handicaps stepped up in trip.
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9th

1

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Caustic

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, brief headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

9th

1

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Caustic

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Son of Galileo who got off the mark in 1m4f Lingfield novice in February before posting a creditable seventh in similar company at Southwell (1m4f) following month; still low mileage so needs considering now going into handicaps stepped up in trip.

5/1

7th

2

(7)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Caustic

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Owen Burrows

Placed in two bumpers and has done well since switched to the AW, finishing third of 12 at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in a race not run to suit and beating Eleanor Cross by a short head at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) last month; now 6lb worse off, but that race may not have panned out ideally for him either; no surprise if he confirms the form.

5/2

50/1

Form: 28/005

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
A fairly useful 1m6f winner for James Ferguson in 2022 but he's failed to beat a rival in three runs for his current yard, last of five over 1m4f here 16 days ago; others appeal more.
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10th

7

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Nova Legend

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Paul Midgley

prominent, weakened over 3f out, tailed off

50/1

10th

7

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

19:15 Doncaster

Nova Legend

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Paul Midgley

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for James Ferguson in 2022 but he's failed to beat a rival in three runs for his current yard, last of five over 1m4f here 16 days ago; others appeal more.

50/1

5th

4

(7)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

18:50 Doncaster

Nova Legend

9st 7lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Paul Midgley

took keen hold, led, went clear after 2f, much reduced lead home turn, headed 3f out, soon weakened quickly and eased

20/1

Non-runners

Dark Jedi

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £162.10
Straight Forecast £203.50
Tricast £1250.40
Trifecta £824.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Banderas

RP RATINGS:

Educator

The Guardian:

Churchella

The Times:

Sax Appeal

The Star:

Two Past Eight

Daily Record:

Dark Jedi

NEWMARKET:

Banderas

Telegraph:

Banderas

D Express:

Banderas

Daily Mirror:

Banderas

Daily Mail:

Churchella

POSTDATA:

Educator

The Sun:

Educator