17:10 Doncaster Sat 27 April 2019

  • Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 3f 197y, Good
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£5,531.002nd£1,646.003rd£823.004th£411.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 36.0sOff time:17:12:15
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1
(16)
69-8OR: 81D
25/1

Has been in good form since returning from a 309-day absence, placed three times in five starts on AW including a respectable second of 13 at Kempton last time. Up 3lb for that though and perhaps vulnerable in a more competitive affair back on turf.

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2
(2)
49-7OR: 80D
9/1

One win (1m4f, good to firm) in five starts as a three-year-old, though struggled when switched to handicap company in June. Lengthy absence to overcome here though and entitled to need the run.

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3
(5)
59-7OR: 80D
5/1

Won twice on turf in Germany back in 2017 (best form with cut in the ground). In good form on AW this winter, only narrowly denied in back-to-back Kempton wins last time and only 2lb higher here. Interesting runner.

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4
(1)
79-6OR: 79D
50/1

Hasn't won on turf since his Pontefract maiden success on debut but has enjoyed the winter on AW, winning three times over 1m4f at Newcastle. Signs the handicapper has caught up with him again on recent starts though and any rain not in his favour.

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5
(12)
49-6OR: 79BFDWS
11/2

Has run exclusively on AW to date, winning two of his five starts and only narrowly denied when last seen at Kempton. Has an absence to overcome and makes his first start since wind surgery; market could reveal expectations here.

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6
(6)
59-5OR: 78D
33/1

Has four wins from 22 starts but he's yet to win in eight tries on turf. Well beaten on his last two starts and looks vulnerable from this sort of mark.

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7
(4)
59-5OR: 78D
20/1

Has won twice on AW but yet to win on turf and his best form has come on a quicker surface than what is likely here. Has shown very little in five starts over hurdles and on AW for this yard and opposable here.

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8
(7)
69-5OR: 78
6/1

Losing run goes back to 2016 and he's been well below form in three starts on AW this year. Best turf form has come on soft ground and well below his last winning handicap mark and while he has a bit to prove, he's not one to put a line through.

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9
(8)
99-4OR: 77D
80/1

Has been tailed off or failed to finish in nine starts for this yard under both codes. Last of eight at Redcar earlier this week and while back below his last winning mark; he's hard to make a case for.

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10
(3)
79-3OR: 76D
12/1

Has been in good form over hurdles this winter and back on his last winning mark now returned to the Flat. Versatile with regards conditions but probably better over a little further than this and may need the run on return.

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11
(14)
49-1OR: 74
33/1

Rattled off a hat-trick on AW in September and only narrowly denied in a four-timer at Lingfield. Not at his best over hurdles subsequently and best turf form has come on good to firm but he's interesting if he handles conditions here.

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12
(13)
69-0OR: 73D
13/2

Has won four of his 17 starts on turf and all of those runs have come with soft in the going description. In good form over hurdles last time out and on a workable handicap mark for his return to the Flat; could go well.

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13
(10)
49-0OR: 73D
20/1

Off the mark at the ninth attempt when winning over this trip at Haydock in September and too keen on only subsequent effort at Redcar in October. On a workable mark and conditions are fine but has an absence to overcome.

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14
(15)
48-13OR: 72D
7/1

Lost the race in the stewards' room last time when bidding for back-to-back wins. Doesn't look entirely straightforward but there may be more to come on turf this season and clearly in good form; up 4lb for his latest run.

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15
(9)
58-11OR: 70
12/1

Hasn't won since a 1m2f success at Newmarket in July 2017. Back below his last winning mark and showed promise on his first start since wind surgery at Kempton last time out; could be well handicapped on his return to turf here.

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16
(11)
58-9OR: 68BFD
14/1

Has just one win from 18 starts and that effort came on fast ground at Haydock in April 2017. Produced a promising run when sent off favourite on return at Redcar. Feasibly handicapped but not the most consistent and ground not in his favour.

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Betting

Forecast

Nylon Speed (5/1), Get Back Get Back (11/2), Baydar (6/1), Nietzsche (13/2), Singing Sheriff (7/1), Blazing Saddles (9/1), Roar (12/1), Ingleby Hollow (12/1), Maghfoor (14/1), Native Fighter (20/1), Nuits St Georges (20/1), Thaqaffa (25/1), Unit of Assessment (33/1), Swordbill (33/1), Glan Y Gors (50/1), Starplex (80/1)

Verdict

A hugely competitive opener to the card at Doncaster and it's NIETZSCHE who shades the vote. He was in good form over hurdles last time out and should appreciate the likely ground conditions more than most. Roar shaped like a return to form may be imminent on his first start since a wind operation last time out and he could be the main danger if he's back to his best. Singing Sheriff is clearly in good form and looks likelier to give his running than some.
  1. Nietzsche
  2. Roar
  3. Singing Sheriff

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