17:20 Doncaster Wed 11 September 2019

  • Parkes Bros Roofing Contractors Handicap (Class 4)
  • 5f 3y, Good to Firm
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:59.33sOff time:17:23:10
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1
(20)
49-11OR: 87D
8/1

Has been hit and miss lately and looked to be in the grip of the handicapper with recent 5L defeat at Chester (5f). A bit to prove off top weight but returns to last winning mark.

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2
(13)
39-7OR: 84D
20/1

Dual handicap winner during the summer months but progression has seemingly stalled, including 5L fourth at Chepstow (6f) last time out. Ground and application of blinkers may help but others make more appeal.

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3
(17)
69-7OR: 83D
10/1

In good form during the summer, finishing second three times in a row including neck defat at Newmarket last time out (5f, good to firm). Creeping up the weights but holds solid claims on current form.

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4
(6)
59-6OR: 82D
7/1

Scored at Windsor three starts ago but well-held in two starts off higher marks. Latest sixth in 5f Sandown handicap offers some promise though. Likely to run for the places.

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6
(15)
99-6OR: 82D
8/1

Hasn't won since July 2018 but shown some signs of form recently, including narrow third in 5f Windsor handicap on latest start. Normally needs the run of the race but mark is dangerous judged on best form.

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7
(10)
49-5OR: 81D
3/1

Had been hitting the Frame in these types of contests but form has plateau'd recently, including seventh in 6f Thirsk handicap in late August. Has dropped in the handicap again though.

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8
(1)
99-4OR: 80CD
25/1

Gallant veteran who has been out of sorts this season, including distant seventh at Ripon (6f, good) last time. Mark is tumbling but others readily preferred.

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9
(9)
69-4OR: 80D
25/1

7lb above last winning mark and looks to be in the grip of the handicapper at this stage. Recent sixth in 5f Carlisle handicap means more is needed and looks to be stable's second string.

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10
(19)
39-4OR: 81D
16/1

Has hit the frame without winning recently but took a backward step when 6L ninth in 6f thirst handicap on latest start. Not given much respite by the handicapper for this contest either.

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11
(4)
59-3OR: 79D
25/1

Likeable winner at York in June but found life tough off revised mark. Recent defeat at Newmarket (5f) suggests he has a bit to find on ratings with the reopposing Han Solo Berger.

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13
(7)
99-1OR: 77D
20/1

Has generally been in good form this season, with most recent win coming at York in July. Solid third behind Han Solo Berger on penultimate run and awkward start cost him dear at Ascot (5f) last time. Place claims.

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14
(11)
48-13OR: 75D
9/1

Various runner-up finishes this season were rewarded with narrow success in 5f Newmarket handicap last month. Handful of todays rivals were in behind him that day and is well-weighted compared to them. Leading player.

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15
(12)
58-12OR: 74CD
20/1

Has held his form well this season and manage to evade nightmare start to land 5f Nottingham handicap on latest start. Handicapper hasn't been too harsh on him and has claims, but looks a hard ride.

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16
(16)
48-11OR: 73D
40/1

Usually seen to best effect on the AW - with last victory at Southwell in May - but recent 10L eighth at that track suggests he is in the grip of the handicapper. Others are preferred.

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17
(18)
78-10OR: 72D
10/1

Losing run now stretches back to 37 but consistently running to his mark this season, including 2l fourth in 5f Beverley handicap last time out. Remains on a workable mark and should give another bold account.

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18
(5)
108-7OR: 67D
50/1

Regressive since his last victory and looked be out of his depth in both selling and handicap company recently, including 7L sixth at Bath (5f) latest. Makes little appeal.

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19
(8)
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68-7OR: 64D
25/1

Has won twice from his last three starts with the most recent coming at Musselburgh (5f) last Friday. Got the run of the race that day and has 5lb rise to contend with but merits respect.

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20
(14)
98-7OR: 57D
66/1

On a long losing streak and disappointed when unable to take advantage of tumbling mark at Catterick (5f) latest. Plenty more required now at this level.

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
Hawaam26
49-6OR: 82
T: Roger FellJ: D Tudhope
12
(2)
Whataguy25
39-1OR: 78
T: P F NichollsJ: Megan Nicholls

Last Year's Winner

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12Saaheq48-77/2Full Result
T: M ApplebyJ: David Egan

Betting

Forecast

Roundhay Park (3/1), Daschas (7/1), Line Of Reason (8/1), Abel Handy (8/1), Han Solo Berger (9/1), Bowson Fred (10/1), War Whisper (10/1), Hawaam (14/1), Mark's Choice (16/1), Dark Shadow (20/1), Afandem (20/1), Secretinthepark (20/1), Manshood (25/1), Nibras Again (25/1), Pipers Note (25/1), Archimedes (25/1), Whataguy (25/1), Samovar (40/1), Pea Shooter (50/1), Normal Equilibrium (66/1)

Verdict

A humdinger of a handicap to end proceedings in which recent form ties could be crucial. Secretinthepark has shown no signs of age catching up with him and is still capable of performing at a higher level than this and thrives off large-field contests alongside the veteran Line Of Reason, who is now on a very likeable mark but may not get the run of the race. His stablemate WAR WHISPER is the preference to turn the form around with Han Solo Berger and on the basis of his placed efforts this season has to scope for further improvement than his rival.
  1. War Whisper
  2. Secretinthepark
  3. Han Solo Berger

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