17:15 Doncaster Fri 25 October 2019

  • Amateur Jockeys Association Amateur Riders' Handicap (Class 5)
  • 1m 2f 43y, Heavy
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner£3,307.002nd£1,026.003rd£513.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 26.13sOff time:17:18:49
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1
(16)
411-0OR: 75D
10/1

Last win came at Wetherby in May and quickly put a bad run behind him when second in 1m2f Redcar handicap just under two weeks ago. Prefers it when there is cut in the ground and may continue good form.

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2
(3)
510-13OR: 74
33/1

Winner at Beverley in June but not in the same sort of form since and looked flattering on form when seventh in 1m2f handicap back at that venue in late September. Best watched on current form.

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3
(18)
Luna Magic11(ex 5)
510-12OR: 68
15/2

In excellent form so far for this yard and posted career-best when landing 1m1f handicap at Musselburgh 11 days ago. Entitled to go well once again despite 5lb penalty to shoulder.

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4
(4)
510-10OR: 71D
33/1

Looking for first win in 13 months but looking to come back into form on recent fourth-place finishes, including in 1m2f Redcar handicap. Likely to run to his mark so place claims.

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5
(8)
810-9OR: 70D
6/1

Back to best form recently with two ready success at Nottingham recently, including 1m2f handicap there earlier this month. Top amateur jockey booked and commands respect.

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6
(20)
710-9OR: 70D
20/1

Doesn't look the most straightforward horse and couldn't take advantage of prime chance to get back to winning ways when seventh of 15 at Nottingham last time. Starting to become frustrating.

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7
(5)
310-9OR: 74
50/1

Dual winner for Joseph O'Brien in Ireland and fared better than the result suggested when last of four at Thirsk last time out. Back up in trip and not entirely without hope.

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8
(10)
810-9OR: 70D
20/1

Resumed winning ways and arguably a season-best when winning at Beverley (1m1f) last month. Race was run to suit that day but may be coming back into best form.

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9
(7)
910-6OR: 67D
8/1

On a barren losing streak and tumbling down the weights but a step forward in the right direction when fourth at Redcar earlier this month. Cheekpieces now re-fitted and has place claims.

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10
(17)
410-6OR: 67
40/1

Started to look exposed at this level but bounced back to finish third at Redcar (1m2f) in August. Comes here off the back of a break but others stand out more.

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12
(2)
310-4OR: 69
16/1

Steadily improving and took another step up when fourth on handicap debut in 1m contest at Ayr last month. Step up to 1m2f may bring out more in him.

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13
(11)
310-4OR: 69WS
16/1

Fair form in maiden/novice company but found life difficult in handicap company, including last of six at Newcastle Cheekpieces turned to in a bid for a revival.

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14
(15)
Gamesters Iconp,t9(ex 5)
410-4OR: 60
9/2

Improved non-step since coming in off the back of a break, winning at Ayr before easy success at Bath (1m) last week. 5lb penalty to contend with but still looks well handicapped.

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15
(1)
510-3OR: 64CD
20/1

Course winner in the past. Latest win came on bottomless ground at Carlisle (1m3f) in August but has had excuses since, including hampered effort at Ayr last time out. May require a bit to prove and needs to bounce back.

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16
(14)
510-3OR: 64
50/1

Regressive sort since winning on debut and saw no signs of that changing when 33/1 last of eight at Catterick (1m5f) last time out. Opposable on current form.

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17
(19)
810-1OR: 62
28/1

Two-time winner who was a good second at Beverley two starts ago but failing to fire off quick turnaround at Ayr on latest start. Place claims on best form.

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18
(9)
310-1OR: 66D
12/1

Not won since Nottingham victory in June and had been running to his mark before fifth behind Deinonychus at that track on latest start. Bit to do to turn that form around.

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19
(12)
610-0OR: 61C
9/1

Found wanting after Carlisle victory in August but returned to some sort of peak form when second in 1m1f Musselburgh handicap (heavy) nine days ago. Will need to back that up.

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20
(13)
510-0OR: 61
20/1

Hasn't won since two victories earlier in the season and not threatening to do so. Failed to see out longer trip at Musselburgh so is back over 1m2f. Best watched.

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Non-Runners

11
(6)
Casting Spells28
310-5OR: 70
T: Tom DascombeJ: Miss A Deniel

Last Year's Winner

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10Tralee Hills411-25/2Full Result
T: P HedgerJ: Mr S Walker

Betting

Forecast

Gamesters Icon (9/2), Deinonychus (6/1), Luna Magic (15/2), Dance King (8/1), Zealous (9/1), Railport Dolly (10/1), Firewater (12/1), Grazeon Roy (16/1), Earth And Sky (16/1), Thorntoun Care (20/1), Majeste (20/1), Dutch Uncle (20/1), Flood Defence (20/1), Casting Spells (20/1), Abushamah (28/1), Thomas Cranmer (33/1), Stringybark Creek (33/1), Firby (40/1), Kyoto Star (50/1), Jupiter Road (50/1)

Verdict

GAMESTERS ICON has improved leaps and bounds since switching to his current handler and looked a horse who had finally found progression with an easy win last time. The 5lb shouldn't be of bother and he still looks well-treated if running to his best once again. His main rival is likely to be Deinonychus, who won well at Nottingham last time and represents connection who usually do well in this sphere, while Luna Magic also comes into the race in fine form but is being given no chances by the handicapper now.
  1. Gamesters Icon
  2. Deinonychus
  3. Luna Magic

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