16:35 Doncaster Thu 12 July 2018
- Quality Construction & Scaffolding Doncaster Handicap (Class 5)
- 5f 3y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Winner of four races to date but disappointing in three starts since joining current yard and nearly three years since his most recent success.
Lightly-raced gelding who won a 5f Haydock nursery in 2016, and probably needed his return to action at Salisbury last month. Will strip fitter now, and market should guide as to expectations.
Won at Wolverhampton in February, but below form on four starts on turf this year, and hard to fancy despite a sliding mark.
Frustrating sort who was back to form when second at Beverley on his penultimate start, but ran poorly last time, and isn't one for maximum faith at the best of times.
Presumably needed return/debut for current yard and improved when scoring gamely at Redcar (5f) in May. Took a big step up when winning again there last time, and respected for all a 10lb rise makes life tougher.
Runner-up at Southwell in March when visored for first time, but that was a seller, and he's run poorly on turf after a break the last twice. Can start slowly, and percentage call is to oppose him again.
Off the mark at Windsor (5f, soft) in October, and built on promise of earlier runs when winning apprentice handicap at Newbury last time. Bit to spare there, and escapes a penalty, so obvious claims.
His two most recent wins have been gained from the front over 5f on AW, and he has struggled to dominate on turf of late. Similar story expected here, although jockey booking does catch the eye.
Both wins last season gained on Tapeta at Newcastle, but equally effective on turf, and back to form when strong-finishing second at Wetherby last time. Just 1lb higher here, and one to bear in mind.
Standout effort when runner-up in 7f Redcar maiden in September, but not so good on balance of form, and just a respectable effort on handicap debut at Newmarket in May. Plenty more needed.
Holding her form well in busy campaign, and back to her best when head second of 5 to Jeany at Carlisle last time. Steps up in class now, but can't be ignored in current mood.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Just Us Two||5||10-1||5/1||Full Result|
|T: R M H CowellJ: Tom Marquand|
Iconic Knight (15/8), Laith Alareen (7/2), Kingstreet Lady (15/2), Gamesome (10/1), Grey Galleon (10/1), Young Tiger (10/1), You're Cool (12/1), Liquid (16/1), Classic Pursuit (28/1), Sunstorm (33/1), Secretinthepark (66/1)
- Young Tiger
- Iconic Knight
- Laith Alareen
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