13:00 Doncaster

Friday 23 October 2020

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Vertem Leading The Field Nursery (Str)

Class 3  |   1m  |   Good to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:00  |   Winning time: 1m 43.06s
Weighed In
1
(8)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: W J Haggas|  OR: 85|  D
4/1

Shaped very well when fourth on debut at Newmarket in July and cast aside heavy Goodwood defeat (gelded after) with a taking success at Newcastle a month ago (1m). Opening mark could be lenient.

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2
(5)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: Miss Amy Murphy|  OR: 84|  D
18/1

Did well to win given he pulled hard at Ripon on second start (1m) and better form when making all under a penalty at Beverley in September. Failed to cope with heavy ground at Goodwood.

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3
(7)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Andrea Atzeni |  T: R Varian|  OR: 81|  BF
3/1

Promising start to his career, suffering a couple of narrow reversals in 1m novice events at Salisbury and Bath last month. Opening mark perfectly fair and he's in top hands.

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4
(1)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: W Buick |  T: H Palmer|  OR: 81
6/1

6f novice winner at Redcar in June and back in calmer waters, he doubled his tally in a 5-runner nursery at Catterick 17 days ago. More exposed than some, for all this is his first crack at 1m.

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6
(3)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: S A Gray |  T: K Dalgleish|  OR: 78
10/3

Given considerate ride on debut and improved when winning 10-runner maiden at Musselburgh (7.2f). Solid start in nurseries at up to 1m, splitting improvers at Ayr.

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7
(6)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: R M Beckett|  OR: 77
10/1

Chased home the subsequent Acomb winner on debut at York and looked uncomplicated when scoring at Lingfield a month later. Too free in a C&D nursery last month and he's better than that.

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8
(9)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 77
11/1

Showed a bit amidst inexperience on debut at Catterick and duly stepped up on that when landing 14-runner novice at Redcar (7f) 3 weeks ago. Limit not yet reached.

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9
(4)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Thomas Greatrex |  T: R Charlton|  OR: 75
11/1

Showcasing filly who was strong at the finish when landing 7f nursery on third start at Sandown in August. Up 4 lb and that race didn't really work out, but she's well worth a go at 1m.

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Non-Runners

5
(2)
Mr Trick13
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 2
T: R Hannon  J: Dane O'Neill
Betting

Forecast

Albanman (3/1), Heights Of Abraham (10/3), Titian (4/1), London Palladium (6/1), Mr Trick (8/1), Patient Dream (10/1), Valorant (11/1), Victim (11/1), Urban War (18/1)

Verdict

Having contested a hot race on debut, TITIAN got right back on track following a gelding operation with a smooth success at Newcastle and he can outclass these on nursery bow. Albanman has made a solid start to his career and is second choice, with Victim also of interest.

  1. TITIAN (IRE)
  2. ALBANMAN (IRE)
  3. VICTIM (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
She's A Unicorn
Weight: 8-8  |Age: 2
Weight: 8-8  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: Jane Elliott
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T: Tom Dascombe
5/1
Prize Money
1st: £6,225.002nd: £1,864.003rd: £932.004th: £466.005th: £233.006th: £117.00

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