16:25 Doncaster

Friday 23 October 2020

All13:0013:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:03

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Class 5  |   1m 2f 43y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:26  |   Winning time: 2m 15.05s
Weighed In
1
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: W Buick |  T: George Scott|  OR: 74
4/1

Progressive sort who showed improved form to get off the mark after 7 weeks of at Windsor 11 days ago, digging deep under pressure. Carries penalty but that may not stop her with progress inevitable.

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2
(4)
Irv10
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Billy Garritty |  T: Micky Hammond|  OR: 75
40/1

Best effort this term when runner-up on reappearance at Thirsk but has cut little ice since, tenth of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 10 days ago. Needs to show more before becoming of interest.

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3
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: S A Gray |  T: K Dalgleish|  OR: 74|  D
12/1

Winless since the restart but largely running well, second of 7 in handicap (6/1) at Hamilton (9.2f, good) 25 days ago, despite not ideally placed. Not ruled out off 2 lb higher mark.

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4
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Oliver Stammers |  T: J Mackie|  OR: 73|  CD
8/1

Proved as good as ever to win 13-runner handicap over this C&D in August (10.2f, firm, 3/1). Not disgraced on first all-weather start since her debut at Wolverhampton last time so not ruled out here.

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5
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: Jedd O'Keeffe|  OR: 75
7/1

Largely running well this year and shaped as if back in form after a poor run at York when fourth at Hamilton last month, possibly a bit streched under soft conditions. Step back in trip should suit.

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6
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: Grant Tuer|  OR: 74
28/1

Lightly-raced maiden who ran well on first outing since leaving K. R. Burke after 11 weeks off when seventh at Newcastle last month. Mark doesn't leave much room for error and she may need more help.

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7
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: P W Chapple-Hyam|  OR: 73|  D
10/1

2 wins from 5 runs in the summer and bounced back to form when 3¾ lengths fifth of 12 to Born A King in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW) 31 days ago. Should be in the mix dropped a couple of lbs.

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8
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: M R Channon|  OR: 73|  D
9/1

Showed improved form to score at Haydock return in June but unable to reproduce that form in three starts since, missing the break on latest. Others preferred.

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9
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Rachel Richardson |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 71
9/1

Fair juvenile maiden for James Given. Definite improvement for this yard, fourth of 12 in handicap at Haydock (10.4f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time and not one to write off.

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11
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: A King|  OR: 67
14/1

Little impact in a couple of minor events/maiden but will be interesting to see what the market makes of him on handicap debut here.

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12
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 67
5/1

Shaped well over 2f longer trip on qualifying run when fifth of 9 in minor event at Nottingham (10.2f, good) 26 days ago, needing stiffer test. Yard in fine form and he should improve on handicap bow.

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13
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Megan Nicholls |  T: Miss T Jackson|  OR: 61
10/1

Turned in his best effort for this yard as he ended a long losing run at Catterick earlier this month, seemingly suited by longer trip on heavy ground. 5 lb rise is fair and he should go well again.

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14
(14)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: T Eaves |  T: A C Whillans|  OR: 55|  C
33/1

Proving more miss than hit this year, making little impact when ourth of 9 in handicap at Hamilton (9.2f, soft, 10/1) 32 days ago. Others appeal more.

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Non-Runners

10
(11)
Wilfy48
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: S Kirk  J: L P Keniry
Betting

Forecast

Miss Mulligan (4/1), First Charge (5/1), St Just (7/1), Polyphony (8/1), Wilfy (8/1), Walkonby (9/1), Sir Charles Punch (9/1), Union Spirit (10/1), Jamil (10/1), El Picador (12/1), Catbird Seat (14/1), Emaraty Hero (28/1), Zealous (33/1), Irv (40/1)

Verdict

ST JUST was disappointing in a competitive event at York early last month but shaped as if back in form a fortnight later when fourth at Hamilton, just seemingly stretched by the 2f longer trip. This drop in distance looks the way to go and Oisin Murphy takes the ride for the first time. Miss Mulligan rates as the main threat under a penalty after her recent win, ahead of El Picador.

  1. ST JUST
  2. MISS MULLIGAN (IRE)
  3. EL PICADOR (IRE)
Prize Money
1st: £3,429.002nd: £1,020.003rd: £510.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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