13:00 Doncaster 11 Nov 2017

Betfred 'Home Of Goals Galore' Apprentice Handicap (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Winner £7,470 - 20 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 6y

Soft (Good to Soft in places)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Data quality75%
Position
1 (14)
169-99
iT
Pink, emerald green seams, pink cap (Mrs Z Wentworth)

Lost At Sea 101 

b g Dutch Art - Tahlia Ree (Acclamation)

3 9-11
90
3 9-11
90

Made a winning 2-y-o debut here, but has struggled since and latest effort at Goodwood (tried in cheekpieces) was particularly poor. Subsequently gelded and plenty to prove now.

Made a winning 2-y-o debut here, but has struggled since and latest effort at Goodwood (tried in cheekpieces) was particularly poor. Subsequently gelded and plenty to prove now.

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Lost At Sea Score: 294

2 (2)
226146
iT
Light blue, white hoop (The Pursuits Partnership)

Pastoral Player 36 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Copy-Cat (Lion Cavern)

10 9-10
88
10 9-10
88

Finished with a flourish when striking at Epsom (7f) in July, but has typically failed to back that up since and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Finished with a flourish when striking at Epsom (7f) in July, but has typically failed to back that up since and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Pastoral Player Score: 343

3 (12)
475480
iT
Purple, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple spots (Heather & Michael Yarrow)

Golden Amber (IRE)  27 

b m Holy Roman Emperor - Time Of Gold (Banker's Gold)

6 9-9
87
6 9-9
87

Shaped as though her turn may be near when fifth in a big-field 6f handicap here in April. However, she completely misfired back from a break at Goodwood and can only be watched at present.

Shaped as though her turn may be near when fifth in a big-field 6f handicap here in April. However, she completely misfired back from a break at Goodwood and can only be watched at present.

Golden Amber Score: 294

4 (11)
86-1120
iT
Royal blue, beige epaulets, beige cap, royal blue star (Wedgewood Estates)

Sir Titan 81 

b g Aqlaam - Femme De Fer (Hamas)

3 9-9
88
3 9-9
88

Improved when winning first 2 starts of the season and just failed when bidding for the hat-trick at Goodwood (7f) in August. Excuses when well held at Kempton since and remains unexposed.

Improved when winning first 2 starts of the season and just failed when bidding for the hat-trick at Goodwood (7f) in August. Excuses when well held at Kempton since and remains unexposed.

Sir Titan Score: 428

2
5 (21)
211322
iT
Yellow, red inverted triangle and cap (Countrywide Classics Limited)

Pastime 14 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Piddies Pride (Indian Lodge)

3 9-8
87
3 9-8
87

Dual AW winner during the summer and solid efforts in defeat back on turf last 3 starts, just edged out over C&D a fortnight ago. Up 3 lb but should give another good account.

Dual AW winner during the summer and solid efforts in defeat back on turf last 3 starts, just edged out over C&D a fortnight ago. Up 3 lb but should give another good account.

Pastime Score: 398

6 (19)
1888-
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Easy Victory 379 

b f Dubawi - Independence (Selkirk)

3 9-8
87
3 9-8
87

Well-bred filly who was a most impressive winner on debut at Newmarket last summer. Struggled in Group/listed company thereafter, though, and well-being to prove on first start for over a year.

Well-bred filly who was a most impressive winner on debut at Newmarket last summer. Struggled in Group/listed company thereafter, though, and well-being to prove on first start for over a year.

Easy Victory Score: 349

7 (13)
526154
iT
Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap (Mrs K Hall & Partner)

Roaring Forties (IRE)  11 

b g Invincible Spirit - Growling (Celtic Swing)

4 9-7 p
85
4 9-7 p
85

Responded well to first-time cheekpieces when scoring in decisive fashion on heavy ground at Musselburgh (7f) last month. Decent efforts in defeat at Catterick since, but this is more competitive.

Responded well to first-time cheekpieces when scoring in decisive fashion on heavy ground at Musselburgh (7f) last month. Decent efforts in defeat at Catterick since, but this is more competitive.

Roaring Forties Score: 351

8 (10)
494640
iT
Black, grey sleeves, black stars (Rebel Racing Iii)

Rebel Surge (IRE)  24 

b f Kodiac - Face The Storm (Barathea)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Belatedly added to 2-y-o maiden success when bagging a 4-runner Leicester handicap (7f) in May. However, below par the last twice and she looks vulnerable once again.

Belatedly added to 2-y-o maiden success when bagging a 4-runner Leicester handicap (7f) in May. However, below par the last twice and she looks vulnerable once again.

Rebel Surge Score: 347

9 (16)
277509
iT
Light blue and black check, light blue sleeves, black armlets, light blue cap (RedHotGardogs)

Fingal's Cave (IRE)  11 

ch g Fast Company - Indiannie Moon (Fraam)

5 9-6
84
5 9-6
84

Successful 3 times in first half of the season, including off 3 lb higher on soft ground at Catterick (7f) in June. Recent efforts haven't been overly inspiring, but will be a threat if bouncing back.

Successful 3 times in first half of the season, including off 3 lb higher on soft ground at Catterick (7f) in June. Recent efforts haven't been overly inspiring, but will be a threat if bouncing back.

Fingal's Cave Score: 296

10 (8)
500012
iT
Red, royal blue stars, red cap (Mr S Chappell)

Boots And Spurs 11 

b g Oasis Dream - Arctic Char (Polar Falcon)

8 9-5 v
83
8 9-5 v
83

Back to form when proving a length too strong for Lady In Question at Catterick (7f, heavy) 3 weeks ago. Good second over the same C&D next time and this C&D winner has to enter calculations.

Back to form when proving a length too strong for Lady In Question at Catterick (7f, heavy) 3 weeks ago. Good second over the same C&D next time and this C&D winner has to enter calculations.

Boots And Spurs Score: 374

11 (15)
222-1
iT
White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

What's The Story 210 

b c Harbour Watch - Spring Fashion (Galileo)

3 9-5
84
3 9-5
84

Fairly useful form when runner-up in trio of 2-y-o maidens and off the mark over 7f at Musselburgh on return in April. Absent since, but he remains with potential and could be on a lenient mark.

Fairly useful form when runner-up in trio of 2-y-o maidens and off the mark over 7f at Musselburgh on return in April. Absent since, but he remains with potential and could be on a lenient mark.

What's The Story Score: 513

1
12 (17)
364206
iT
Purple, light green epaulets (Lets Go Racing 1)

Luis Vaz De Torres (IRE)  29 

b g Tagula - Tekhania (Dalakhani)

5 9-5 h
83
5 9-5 h
83

Won 7f handicaps at Catterick and Musselburgh earlier in the season, and did well under the circumstances when sixth in 19-runner York event last month. Place possibilities off same mark.

Won 7f handicaps at Catterick and Musselburgh earlier in the season, and did well under the circumstances when sixth in 19-runner York event last month. Place possibilities off same mark.

Luis Vaz De Torres Score: 325

13 (22)
748688
iT
Black, yellow star and armlets, red cap (Twinacre Nurseries Ltd Partnership)

Twin Appeal (IRE)  29 

b g Oratorio - Velvet Appeal (Petorius)

6 9-5 b
83
6 9-5 b
83

Decisive winner of Musselburgh handicap (7f) in April and posted some decent efforts off higher marks than this during the summer. Form has rather tailed off since, though, and needs to bounce back.

Decisive winner of Musselburgh handicap (7f) in April and posted some decent efforts off higher marks than this during the summer. Form has rather tailed off since, though, and needs to bounce back.

Twin Appeal Score: 351

14 (18)
833327
iT
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, red cap (Mike Nolan & John Abbey)

Letmestopyouthere (IRE)  27 

b g Sir Prancealot - Romanylei (Blues Traveller)

3 9-3
82
3 9-3
82

String of solid efforts in defeat in August/September, but failed to fire at Goodwood last time and one suspects that the handicapper just about has his measure.

String of solid efforts in defeat in August/September, but failed to fire at Goodwood last time and one suspects that the handicapper just about has his measure.

Letmestopyouthere Score: 398

15 (20)
927812
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap (Mr J Radford)

Sans Souci Bay 12 

b c Medicean - Cumana Bay (Dansili)

3 9-3 b
82
3 9-3 b
82

Resumed winning ways in 7f Leicester seller on final start for Richard Hannon last month. Found just one too good over the same C&D since, but may prove vulnerable back in handicap company.

Resumed winning ways in 7f Leicester seller on final start for Richard Hannon last month. Found just one too good over the same C&D since, but may prove vulnerable back in handicap company.

Sans Souci Bay Score: 279

16 (6)
418807
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (Morebrooke Ltd)

Khelman (IRE)  11 

b g Kheleyf - Mandolin (Sabrehill)

7 9-2 p
80
7 9-2 p
80

Not the easiest to catch right by any means, but dangerous to completely rule out given that he scored off 1 lb higher mark at Ayr in July and forecast conditions here won't be a problem.

Not the easiest to catch right by any means, but dangerous to completely rule out given that he scored off 1 lb higher mark at Ayr in July and forecast conditions here won't be a problem.

Khelman Score: 330

17 (4)
230/27-9
iT
Black, white stars, striped sleeves, black cap (Imperial Racing Partnership No 8)

Weld Al Emarat 11 

b g Dubawi - Spirit of Dubai (Cape Cross)

5 9-2
80
5 9-2
80

Presumably not been the easiest to keep sound and offered little when returning from a lengthy absence on debut for this yard at Catterick recently.

Presumably not been the easiest to keep sound and offered little when returning from a lengthy absence on debut for this yard at Catterick recently.

Weld Al Emarat Score: 332

18 (7)
431323
iT
White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel (Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah)

Hajjam 14 

b g Paco Boy - Amanda Carter (Tobougg)

3 9-1 h
80
3 9-1 h
80

Barely missed a beat all season, winning 3 times and put in another good shift when a strong-finishing third over C&D a fortnight ago. Everything looks in place for another bold show.

Barely missed a beat all season, winning 3 times and put in another good shift when a strong-finishing third over C&D a fortnight ago. Everything looks in place for another bold show.

Hajjam Score: 401

4
19 (3)
150476
iT
Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Mr M & Mrs L Cooke & Mr A McCabe)

Showboating (IRE)  21 

b g Shamardal - Sadinga (Sadler's Wells)

9 9-0
78
9 9-0
78

Multiple winner this year and wasn't disgraced by any means when sixth in the 14-runner Catterick handicap won by Boots And Spurs 3 weeks ago. 2 lb lower now and he's in with an each-way shout.

Multiple winner this year and wasn't disgraced by any means when sixth in the 14-runner Catterick handicap won by Boots And Spurs 3 weeks ago. 2 lb lower now and he's in with an each-way shout.

Showboating Score: 371

20 (1)
213152
iT
BLACK, YELLOW star, armlets and cap (Mr M Rozenbroek)

El Principe 8 

b g Strategic Prince - Shamrock Lady (Orpen)

4 8-13 t
77
4 8-13 t
77

Hit the target twice during the summer and narrowly failed to add to his tally at Newcastle (7f) recently. Nudged up 2 lb for that and improvement needed up slightly in class here.

Hit the target twice during the summer and narrowly failed to add to his tally at Newcastle (7f) recently. Nudged up 2 lb for that and improvement needed up slightly in class here.

El Principe Score: 371

21 (9)
1-70458
iT
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stars, RED and WHITE diabolo on sleeves, RED cap (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

Ce La Vie 15 

ch f Dutch Art - Chase The Lady (Atticus)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Did the job well when landing 7f Catterick maiden on sole 2-y-o start, but hasn't made much of an impact this season and yard fields a more appealing candidate in What's The Story.

Did the job well when landing 7f Catterick maiden on sole 2-y-o start, but hasn't made much of an impact this season and yard fields a more appealing candidate in What's The Story.

Ce La Vie Score: 355

22 (5)
221332
iT
Beige, light blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Amie Canham I)

Lady In Question (IRE)  21 

b f Elzaam - Black Meyeden (Black Minnaloushe)

3 8-12
77
3 8-12
77

Has held form well this season, deservedly back on the scoresheet at Carlisle (7f) in August and done little wrong in 3 subsequent starts. However, this demands a career-best.

Has held form well this season, deservedly back on the scoresheet at Carlisle (7f) in August and done little wrong in 3 subsequent starts. However, this demands a career-best.

Lady In Question Score: 404

3
Verdict

Richard Fahey holds a strong hand here with a trio of runners, Lady In Question, Khelman and Luis Vaz De Torres who all require attention at a track the handler often has success at. Easy Victory could have too much class for her rivals if returning from an absence in the same heart that saw her contest some warm HQ races well enough as a juvenile, while Pastime has hit the frame with regularity and is sure to be on the premises once again. Musselburgh scorer What's The Story is interesting following a break, however, preference is for the Scott Dixon pair with the in-form BOOTS AND SPURS narrowly preferred to Sans Souci Bay, who has the assistance of leading apprentice Hollie Doyle.

Verdict

WHAT'S THE STORY hasn't been seen out since landing a Musselburgh maiden in April, but he was returning from a 9-month break that day so it would seem safe to assume that he goes well fresh. On a potentially lenient mark for this handicap debut, the Harbour Watch colt makes plenty of appeal. Hajjam should be on the premises once again, while Fingal's Cave and Pastime are others to consider.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Firm 19 Steel Train 12 5 9 6 88 065302 36 days D O'Meara (62 miles) S Birkett 14/1 1:24.47
2015 Heavy 22 Westwood Hoe 20 4 9 3 85 1-21480 22 days T Coyle (54 miles) N Farley 50/1 1:35.89
2014 Heavy 21 Mujazif 1 4 9 2 84 3P0503 11 days D Nicholls (60 miles) J Butterfield 10/1 1:34.56
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