May 18 / 20.20 Doncaster

20.20

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  • Prize money: £5652.72
  • 0m 6f 2y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 41-6 D BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has started favourite all three 6f starts, his best effort when making all on Kempton AW in November; proved hard to restrain when ridden more patiently there in March and interesting to see whether he's allowed to stride on in a first-time hood now handicapping; has potential.
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17th

15

(9)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Mukaafah

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Beaten favourite on his 2yo debut (6f, soft) but he was a different proposition at Kempton in November on his second start, ridden aggressively and coming home clear of his rivals in a good time; too free on his seasonal return and he was fitted with a hood for his handicap debut at Doncaster five weeks ago (6f, good to firm), a race he won in the manner of a sprinter with a lot more to offer; now 8lb higher but he looks fast enough for 5f and, if anything, this trip could bring about further improvement; high on the list.

12/1

1st

4

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Mukaafah

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

taken down early, took keen hold, led narrowly, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, kept on well, readily

4/1

1st

4

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Mukaafah

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

taken down early, took keen hold, led narrowly, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, kept on well, readily

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 226- BF

Last run: 249 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
150,000gns 2yo; bred for longer trips than 6f, but 7f was as far as he wanted to go in three 2yo runs; gelded since; worth close attention in the betting now handicapping.
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1st

4

(8)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Haydock

Cool Dividend

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Runner-up on the first two of his three 2yo starts (7f, soft/good to firm) and occupied same position on last month's handicap and seasonal debut at Doncaster (6f, good to firm); hung right in the closing stages last time but he's in good hands to continue to improve and is one to consider.

6/1

2nd

7

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Cool Dividend

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards far side, headway and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

6/1

2nd

7

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Cool Dividend

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards far side, headway and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 158-14 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Both wins at 6f, on turf as 2yo and on AW return, but he couldn't pick up quickly enough when a staying-on fourth of eight at Southwell (6f) recently and it's possible this easy 6f won't be enough of a stamina test now.
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4th

3

(3)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Thirsk

Piz Nair

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

6f winner on AW and turf (good); solid form in defeat since the second success (latest 7.5f, good); each-way player.

8/1

2nd

4

(8)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 135y

Class 4

19:45 Lingfield

Piz Nair

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

Dual 6f winner (good/AW), who finished well when a 2l third of 11 in a Doncaster handicap (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; looks ready for this new trip and he's an interesting contender off same mark as last time.

9/2

3rd

6

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Piz Nair

9st 6lb

J: Liam Wright

T: George Scott

in rear, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, never dangerous

7/1

Form: 0421-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Closely matched with Piz Nair on 6f turf form as 2yo and later ran with credit in AW handicaps before not needing his best form to win a novice on final start; good 7f return at Newmarket (good) when keeping on doggedly in third of 19; needs to show that an easy 6f suits as well.
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4th

2

(4)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

19:45 Lingfield (AW)

Kodiac Thriller

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

ducked right start and bumped rival start, led, faced challenges over 1f out, soon lost three places, weakened final 110yds

13/2

4th

8

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Kodiac Thriller

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards far side, prominent 3f out, no extra inside final furlong

5/1

4th

8

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Kodiac Thriller

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards far side, prominent 3f out, no extra inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 234-40

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Both wins over 5f as a juvenile; stays 6f and should come on for his recent Chester run (when returning from a break) but others have more up their sleeves from a handicapping viewpoint.
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7th

7

(1)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:10 Nottingham

Call Glory

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Won twice for other yards as a 2yo but 0-8 for this stable, his finishing efforts lacking punch since returned to turf this summer; edging down the weights but others likely to see it out better.

16/1

4th

3

(9)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 5

14:15 Chester

Call Glory

9st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Appleby

Seems effective on fast and soft ground; two 5f wins during a busy spell as a juvenile but he's faded in both runs (6f) this season; mark is sliding but he's now 2-15 and others are preferred.

6/1

5th

12

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Call Glory

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, pressed leader towards far side, weakening when hung right inside final furlong

25/1

7/1

Form: 66-33

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Maiden who ran encouragingly on his turf/handicap debut at Windsor (6f, good) in April, travelling nicely from off the pace and making headway into third of 11 before his run flattened out a shade; looks as though he will improve on that; thereabouts.
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6th

13

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Mesaafi

8st 12lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Charlie Fellowes

in touch with leaders towards near side, hung left over 1f out, soon no extra

7/1

6th

13

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Mesaafi

8st 12lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Charlie Fellowes

in touch with leaders towards near side, hung left over 1f out, soon no extra

7/1

10/1

Form: 312145 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Well held in both turf handicaps (good to soft and heavy); has since added two more AW wins at 6f and although below best last time out, and he is fairly exposed now, he could do better back on good ground.
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6th

6

(4)

16th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Media Shooter

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Looks a better horse on AW than turf and his record over C&D reads 121; only 1lb higher than for his win here in March and his latest York effort suggested he was still in top form; interesting.

11/2

4th

16

(11)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 York

Media Shooter

8st 3lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: K R Burke

dwelt start, soon in rear

25/1

7th

5

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Media Shooter

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

awkward start, always behind

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-3294 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Two wins from three starts for Roger Teal, over 6f (good to soft) and 5f (heavy); seems to have been running respectably over 7f in Qatar but hard to know how that ties in with sprint form back in Britain and he might prefer ground on the slow side of good.
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10th

5

(11)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Kempton (AW)

Solar Aclaim

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: H Al Jehani

Started out with Roger Teal and was 2-3; mixed results for this trainer in Qatar before down the field back sprinting at Doncaster last month (20-1); probably best watched; drawn widest for AW debut.

25/1

8th

1

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Solar Aclaim

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: H Al Jehani

in touch with leaders, weakened over 2f out

20/1

6/1

Form: 104-43 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Promising 2yo who won a 6f novice at Windsor but he hung badly left and didn't stay 7f on AW reappearance; fared better back over 6f at Kempton 17 days ago when things didn't pan out ideally; can be involved back on turf.
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5th

3

(6)

16th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Drama

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Ferguson

Improved for cheekpieces the last twice, off the mark over C&D last month and then a close second at Newmarket 19 days ago; his usual tongue tie was left off last time but it's back in place here; should go well.

5/1

2nd

1

(5)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket (July)

Drama

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Ferguson

Well beaten on fast ground last month but he won on turf last year (good going) and returned to form with a win in first-time cheekpieces at Kempton (6f, AW) a fortnight ago; a 3lb rise could prove lenient if he can repeat that latest form; cheekpieces remain, usual tongue-tie is left off.

9/4

1st

9

(6)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Kempton (AW)

Drama

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Ferguson

Winner at two and produced a clear personal best when third over C&D in May; buffeted about a bit but was still disappointing when finishing upsides Solar Aclaim at Doncaster 25 days ago; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie.

10/1

20/1

Form: 419-58

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Had a busy 2yo season, winning twice at 5f (good to firm/good to soft); no more than respectable efforts this year and needs improvement for the return to 6f.
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3rd

1

(6)

17th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:52 Thirsk

Midnight Lir

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

slowly away, in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

8

(5)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Beverley

Midnight Lir

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Michael Dods

slowly away, towards rear

20/1

4th

1

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Leicester

Midnight Lir

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Michael Dods

got loose beforehand, in touch with leaders

14/1

20/1

Form: 815-47 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Good 6f winner at Ripon on second 2yo start, but he hasn't found his level this year in his two handicaps over 1m (good to soft) and about 7f (soft); returning to 6f on good ground could be much more to his liking.
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11th

9

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Power Of Zeus

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brian Ellison

always behind

20/1

11th

9

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Power Of Zeus

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Brian Ellison

Good 6f winner at Ripon on second 2yo start, but he hasn't found his level this year in his two handicaps over 1m (good to soft) and about 7f (soft); returning to 6f on good ground could be much more to his liking.

20/1

7th

4

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:55 Beverley

Power Of Zeus

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

6f winner at Ripon (good) last summer; no improvement for the switch to handicaps on Sunday's reappearance (1m, good to soft; 28-1); testing ground needs to give him a major lift.

20/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £22.20
Straight Forecast £19.14
Tricast £113.15
Trifecta £182.40

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Kodiac Thriller

SPOTLIGHT:

Mukaafah

NEWMARKET:

Solar Aclaim

Daily Mirror:

Mesaafi

RP RATINGS:

Drama

The Times:

Mukaafah

Daily Mail:

Solar Aclaim

Daily Record:

Mesaafi

POSTDATA:

Kodiac Thriller

Telegraph:

Kodiac Thriller

The Guardian:

Kodiac Thriller

The Sun:

Kodiac Thriller

The Star:

Kodiac Thriller

D Express:

Drama