20:40 Doncaster

Saturday 14 May 2022

All17:3318:0518:3519:1019:4020:1020:40

    Sky Bet Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   6f 2y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 20:43  |   Winning time: 1m 11.57s
1
(8)
Horse silk
Lovely Breezeb21
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10| J: R Coakley| T: H Palmer| OR:  86| D
15/2
Last of 10 in handicap (12/1) at Haydock (7f, good to firm) 21 days ago. Down 1 lb in a lower-grade race now and possibilities if she puts her best foot forward.
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2
(4)
Horse silk
Mighty Gurkha29
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10| J: Adam J McNamara| T: A Watson| OR:  86| D
10/1
22/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 29 days ago, slowly away. Down to an attractive mark and would have little trouble winning this if able to reproduce anything akin to his 2-y-o/early-season 3-y-o form.
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3
(7)
Horse silk
Dazzling Danb121
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8| J: S W Kelly| T: Mrs P Sly| OR:  84| CD
12/1
C&D winner. 15/2, eighth of 9 in handicap at Leicester (6f, good) 21 days ago. Well-handicapped judged on pick of last season's form, but hopes very much pinned on the first-time blinkers sparking a revival.
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4
(5)
Horse silk
Roundhay Park10
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7| J: Faye McManoman(3)| T: N Tinkler| OR:  83| CD
13/2
C&D winner. 18/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at Chester (7f, soft) 10 days ago. Needs to bounce back if he's to have a say in the finish here.
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5
(6)
Horse silk
Oso Rapido14
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6| J: Jonny Peate(7)| T: R Fell| OR:  82| D
15/2
Latest win at Newcastle in November. 40/1, fifteenth of 19 in handicap at Newmarket (6f, good) 14 days ago and, chances are, he'll come up short once more.
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6
(9)
Horse silk
Wentworth Fallsp20
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-6| J: S A Gray| T: G A Harker| OR:  82| CD
10/1
Three-time C&D winner. Below form fourth of 9 in handicap (17/2) at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm) 20 days ago. Down another 2 lb and this 10-y-o merits consideration.
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7
(3)
Horse silk
Ben Macduip120
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Oisin McSweeney(5)| T: K A Ryan| OR:  81| D
14/1
Latest win at Newcastle in March. 14/1, sixth of 9 in handicap at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm) 20 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal. Cheekpieces on 1st time.
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9
(12)
Horse silk
Prince Of Bel Lirp18
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: J P Spencer| T: Joseph Parr| OR:  79| D
4/1
5/1, career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago, forging clear. This is tougher having gone up 6 lb, but he's one of very few that arrive here in good nick.
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10
(11)
Horse silk
Endowed49
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2| J: A Mullen| T: A W Carroll| OR:  78| BF| D
11/1
9/2, bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 49 days ago, never nearer. Currently 4 lb below last winning mark, so there's cause for optimism.
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11
(1)
Horse silk
Giogiobbop15
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-13| J: Jonathan Fisher(5)| T: S Dixon| OR:  75| CD
13/2
Three-time C&D winner. Latest win at Southwell in December. 50/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) 15 days ago. Should be sharper now and he has to enter calculations.
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12
(10)
Horse silk
Idoapologiseh,t35
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-6| J: K T O'Neill| T: B Ellison| OR:  68| DWS
16/1
Twelve runs since last win in 2020. First run since leaving Shaun Lycett when eighth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 5/1) 35 days ago (since undergone a wind op). Hood back on. Others make more appeal.
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Non-Runners

8
(2)
Horse silk
Mellys Flyer25
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: George Scott  J: Benoit D L Sayette
NR

Forecasts

Prince Of Bel Lir (4/1), Giogiobbo (13/2), Roundhay Park (13/2), Oso Rapido (15/2), Lovely Breeze (15/2), Mellys Flyer (15/2), Wentworth Falls (10/1), Mighty Gurkha (10/1), Endowed (11/1), Dazzling Dan (12/1), Ben Macdui (14/1), Idoapologise (16/1)

Verdict

GIOGIOBBO boasts a good record here and, having shaped with encouragement on his recent reappearance at Goodwood, he gets the nod ahead of another veteran sprinter with an affinity for Town Moor in Wentworth Falls. The Haydock handicap Lovely Breeze contested on return three weeks ago was a higher-grade one than this and she merits respect, along with Prince of Bel Lir, who did the job well at Yarmouth last time.

Previous Winners

2021
Roundhay Park
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 6
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £4,995.002nd: £2,345.003rd: £1,173.004th: £586.005th: £300.006th: £300.00

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