Expert Guide To Doncaster At doncasterracecoursetips.co.uk Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 42.30s
  • Off time: 17:25:56
Full result
Result 17:25 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Groomed 10/1
2nd 8 Short Takes ½ 10/3f
3rd 10 Grand Gigolo 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21466P
White, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, white diamonds, white cap, light blue diamond Halifax (IRE) 43
  • T:A G Newcombe
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 21466P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 A G Newcombe A Tinkler 110 7/2
2 4-P3P17
Black, White cross belts, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Kilflora 52
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 4-P3P17
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
11 163 11-9 p Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 107 33/1
4 83-7P4P
Dark Blue and White diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap Northern Oscar (IRE) 44
  • T:M Walford
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 83-7P4P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 M Walford P Buchanan 105 9/1
5 42F10-8
Red, black seams, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Parc des Princes (USA) 306
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 42F10-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 N G Richards D F O'Regan 105 16/1
6 453/938
Orange, large emerald green spots and sleeves, striped cap Jolly Valentine 35
  • T:N B King
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 453/938
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 N B King D Elsworth (3) 105 11/1
7 4-25487
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Groomed (IRE) 42
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 4-25487
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 105 10/1
8 33-8721
Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Short Takes (USA) 8
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 33-8721
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 104 10/3f
9 51P/266
Yellow, brown cross belts, brown sleeves, yellow armlets, black and red check cap Prime Contender 37
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 51P/266
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-2v
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
12 156 11-2 v Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 100 16/1
10 0-7007
Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Grand Gigolo (FR) 51
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 0-7007
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 97 4/1
11 6-777
Beige, maroon armlets Armedandbeautiful 38
  • T:T R Gretton
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 6-777
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 T R Gretton J Reveley 96 20/1
12 2F70PP/
Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Barnack 726
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 2F70PP/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5t1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 t1 Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods (3) 89 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 0-50755
Expanding Universe (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 0-50755
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 118 A W Carroll N Fehily 106 NR

In depth

Verdict

This won't take much winning but few of these arrive in any kind of form. SHORT TAKES is an exception, winning a four-runner handicap at Sedgefield last week by 24 lengths. He stays this longer trip and is difficult to oppose off only a 2lb higher mark. Halifax hasn't shown much since joining Tony Newcombe but Kilflora won at Market Rasen before finishing tailed off at Leicester and Parc Des Princes would have each-way claims if fully wound-up. Groomed has won over fences and might be the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Expanding Universe (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 28l behind Kodicil (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

Groomed (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leader early, prominent, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Clever Cookie (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.

Short Takes (USA) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged before 2 out, led before last and blundered, soon clear, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy beating Choisan (11-6) by 24l, 4 ran.

Grand Gigolo (FR) 200-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 30l behind Diamond King (11-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Armedandbeautiful 8-1 (11-7) Held up behind, struggling 6th, never near leaders, 7th of 10, well behind Catching On (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.

Northern Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Big Society (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.

Halifax (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always behind, tailed off before 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Bob Tucker (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan, 14 ran.

Barnack 50-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st or 3rd, hit 7th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ministerofinterior (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar '12, 9 ran.

Jolly Valentine 150-1 (11-1) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 18, 38l behind Pearl Castle (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Kilflora 12-1 (11-4) Led until 2nd, ridden when not fluent next, weakened well before last (normal 3 out), last of 7, well behind Scotsbrook Legend (10-0) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

Prime Contender 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, blundered 6th, lost place 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened next, 6th of 8, 35l behind Persian Herald (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

Parc des Princes (USA) 9-2 (10-8) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 7th, never involved, 8th of 9, 15l behind Dragon's Den (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.