15:00 Doncaster

Tuesday 30 June 2020

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Class 4  |   1m  |   Good to Firm  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 1m 38.15s

1
(14)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: D Nolan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 84
22/1

Useful form at two, winner on debut and quietly progressed in two subsequent starts, best run coming on heavy at Redcar final start; acts on quicker though, will stay a mile and having been gelded, may progress again this year.

2
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: W Buick |  T: C Hills|  OR: 83|  D
7/2

Winner at Kempton on the all-weather last November, that deserved win coming at the end of a series of progressive efforts; nothing wrong with 4l third to Johan (1m) on reappearance and likely to build on that for a yard going well.

3
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: D R C Elsworth|  OR: 82
5/1

Winner on soft ground at Newmarket last October and very highly tried since then, racing in Group 3 company on reappearance and then big Ascot handicap last week; this is easier but drop back in trip not necessarily a positive.

4
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: P J Dobbs |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 81
40/1

Ready winner on debut at Lingfield last December despite obvious signs of greenness, and looked in need of the run at Haydock on reappearance (not beaten far) ; this step up to a mile should suit, so open to more improvement.

5
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: A Kirby |  T: C G Cox|  OR: 81
12/1

Winner of two of his last three starts, didn't have to progress to take a Kempton novice (under a penalty) when last seen in January; breeding says he should enjoy this step up in trip this year and if fit after an absence, has chances.

6
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: James Doyle |  T: H Palmer|  OR: 81
18/1

Looked to have a good future ahead of her when winning with a bit in hand on second start at Newmarket last year, ran to a similar level in two subsequent starts; not certain to appreciate the step up in trip (plenty of speed in pedigree).

7
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: M L W Bell|  OR: 80|  D
7/2

Best run of five last year came on good ground over a mile at Newmarket, so these conditions should suit; below form on reappearance but may have needed that, open to more improvement this term, and cannot be discounted.

8
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: J L Eyre|  OR: 80
50/1

No win in eight starts in France, but has gone close a few times, and now starts out life for Les Eyre; seems happy on most ground and trip fine, but yard tend to let them find their feet and on that, may be best watched today.

9
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: R Havlin |  T: J H M Gosden|  OR: 78|  D
16/1

Made all to score over a mile at Chelmsford in December and probably improved a little on that when 6l third on handicap debut there earlier in the month; headgear now on, which may help, and from decent draw, will give it a go from the front.

10
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: M R Channon|  OR: 78|  C
11/2

Winner on debut here last July (7f) and quite highly tried in two starts after that, running respectably; likely to stay a mile and can clearly go well fresh, so hard to discount, with ground fine.

11
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: T Hamilton |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 77
33/1

Steady progress throughout last year, winning a little race at Catterick and then running to a similar level when just denied on the Fibresand at Southwell; satisfactory reappearance at Haydock and with likely conditions fine, another to consider.

12
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: D M Simcock|  OR: 74|  BF
8/1

Only had the two starts, so handicapper has little to go on, and ran better than finishing position suggested when third at Chelmsford on final start, forced wide; will stay 1m and probably a bit further, and could be well handicapped here.

13
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: J Gallagher|  OR: 74|  D
50/1

Sprang one of the biggest surprises of recent times when a 200/1 winner at Newbury last time out, making all at a slow pace; could be that was a bit of a fluke, given that SP, and in this stronger field, isn't sure to repeat it.

Non-Runners

14
(11)
Swinley Forest18
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 3
T: B J Meehan  J: L Morris
Betting

Forecast

Cloud Drift (7/2), Fantasy Believer (7/2), Tom Collins (5/1), Dalanijujo (11/2), Folk Dance (8/1), Notforalongtime (12/1), Indie Angel (16/1), Swinley Forest (16/1), Angel Of Delight (18/1), Duesenberg (22/1), Kuwait Shield (33/1), Ajax Tavern (40/1), Le Bayou (50/1), Intercessor (50/1)

Verdict
As ever in these 3yo handicaps, plenty are open to improvement and this race looks no different. FOLK DANCE is harder for the handicapper to assesss than a few here, having just had the two runs, and she shaped very well at Chelmsford last time out. She gets the vote ahead of Indie Angel, who looks a likely pacesetter from her high draw and the addition of some headgear to help her finishing effort means she could be a danger to all. Fantasy Believer ran well on his reappearance and should be thereabouts, Duesenberg has potential for better now gelded and Kuwait Shield should come on for a recent run.
  1. Folk Dance
  2. Indie Angel
  3. Fantasy Believer
Prize Money
1st:
£4,690.00
2nd:
£1,396.00
3rd:
£697.00
4th:
£349.00

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