14:05 Doncaster 11 Nov 2017

Betfred Mobile Wentworth Stakes (Listed) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner £22,684 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

6f 2y

Soft (Good to Soft in places)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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Position
1 (10)
437663
iT
Red, white maltese cross, red cap (Dr Cyrus Poonawalla/morgan J Cahalan)

Gordon Lord Byron (IRE)  29 

b g Byron - Boa Estrela (Intikhab)

9 9-10
110
9 9-10
110

Proved that, at the age of 9, he's still capable of smart form when landing a Group 2 at the Curragh in May. Acquitted himself well at Newmarket last time, but looks vulnerable under a penalty here.

Proved that, at the age of 9, he's still capable of smart form when landing a Group 2 at the Curragh in May. Acquitted himself well at Newmarket last time, but looks vulnerable under a penalty here.

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Gordon Lord Byron Score: 309

2 (11)
009011
iT
Purple, grey star (S Hull & S Hollings)

Perfect Pasture 3 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Word Perfect (Diktat)

7 9-6 v
100
7 9-6 v
100

Beat Flying Pursuit a neck in big-field C&D handicap last month. Followed up at Nottingham on Wednesday, but this is a tougher assignment.

Beat Flying Pursuit a neck in big-field C&D handicap last month. Followed up at Nottingham on Wednesday, but this is a tougher assignment.

Perfect Pasture Score: 299

3 (9)
651740
iT
Light blue, dark blue epaulets, sleeves and cap (Mr A M Wragg)

Danzeno 21 

b g Denounce - Danzanora (Groom Dancer)

6 9-3
108
6 9-3
108

Back in winning groove when landing a valuable 6f Ascot handicap in July. Struggled in Group 1 company over that C&D last time, but sights lowered now and he has to be feared.

Back in winning groove when landing a valuable 6f Ascot handicap in July. Struggled in Group 1 company over that C&D last time, but sights lowered now and he has to be feared.

Danzeno Score: 324

4
4 (8)
412558
iT
Dark green, white spots on sleeves (Prestige Thoroughbred Racing)

Dark Defender 42 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Oh So Saucy (Imperial Ballet)

4 9-3 v
87
4 9-3 v
87

In good heart in handicaps during the summer, but latest effort at Haydock wasn't one of his better ones and looks out of his depth here.

In good heart in handicaps during the summer, but latest effort at Haydock wasn't one of his better ones and looks out of his depth here.

Dark Defender Score: 244

5 (2)
22-2015
iT
Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, royal blue spots (Mr Saeed Suhail)

Dream Of Dreams (IRE)  50 

ch c Dream Ahead - Vasilia (Dansili)

3 9-3
107
3 9-3
107

Took form to a new level when decisive winner of a 5-runner minor event at Lingfield (7f, soft) in September. Not beaten far in this grade at Newbury since and drop back in trip shouldn't be an issue.

Took form to a new level when decisive winner of a 5-runner minor event at Lingfield (7f, soft) in September. Not beaten far in this grade at Newbury since and drop back in trip shouldn't be an issue.

Dream Of Dreams Score: 404

1
6 (1)
815132
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner, M Hulin & Partner)

Flying Pursuit 15 

ch g Pastoral Pursuits - Choisette (Choisir)

4 9-3 p
101
4 9-3 p
101

Has had a good year, winning 6f handicaps under this rider at Ayr, York and Ripon. Beaten just a neck by Perfect Pasture over C&D last time and 3 lb better off with that rival now. Each-way claims.

Has had a good year, winning 6f handicaps under this rider at Ayr, York and Ripon. Beaten just a neck by Perfect Pasture over C&D last time and 3 lb better off with that rival now. Each-way claims.

Flying Pursuit Score: 360

3
7 (7)
000040
iT
White and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets and diamond on yellow cap (Ontoawinner Syndicate)

G Force (IRE)  28 

b g Tamayuz - Flanders (Common Grounds)

6 9-3 b
98
6 9-3 b
98

Classy sprinter in his pomp (winner of the Haydock Sprint Cup in 2014), but has largely struggled this season.

Classy sprinter in his pomp (winner of the Haydock Sprint Cup in 2014), but has largely struggled this season.

G Force Score: 257

8 (13)
840431
iT
Red, white spots, white cap (Lisbunny Syndicate)

Maarek 17 

b g Pivotal - Ruby Rocket (Indian Rocket)

10 9-3
98
10 9-3
98

Proved that his advancing years are no barrier to success when arriving typically late on the scene to land a Navan handicap (5.8f) last time. However, looks vulnerable at this level nowadays.

Proved that his advancing years are no barrier to success when arriving typically late on the scene to land a Navan handicap (5.8f) last time. However, looks vulnerable at this level nowadays.

Maarek Score: 289

9 (14)
205621
iT
Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star (C Benham/ D Whitford/ L Quinn/ K Quinn)

Sir Dancealot (IRE)  14 

b c Sir Prancealot - Majesty's Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-3
111
3 9-3
111

Largely campaigned over 7f this year, winner of minor event here a fortnight ago. Effective at this trip, too (beat Dream of Dreams over 6f at York last term), and he's the one to beat.

Largely campaigned over 7f this year, winner of minor event here a fortnight ago. Effective at this trip, too (beat Dream of Dreams over 6f at York last term), and he's the one to beat.

Sir Dancealot Score: 363

2
10 (12)
013020
iT
Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap (Mr M J Yarrow)

Stake Acclaim (IRE)  28 

b g Acclamation - Golden Legacy (Rossini)

5 9-3
105
5 9-3
105

Dual winner this year and went agonisingly close to landing a big pot at Haydock (6f, heavy) in September. Below par in York handicap won by Teruntum Star subsequently and needs to bounce back.

Dual winner this year and went agonisingly close to landing a big pot at Haydock (6f, heavy) in September. Below par in York handicap won by Teruntum Star subsequently and needs to bounce back.

Stake Acclaim Score: 308

11 (4)
00-0411
iT
Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr T A Rahman)

Teruntum Star (FR)  28 

ch g Dutch Art - Seralia (Royal Academy)

5 9-3 p
104
5 9-3 p
104

Has looked better than ever the last twice, striking in big-field 6f handicaps at Ripon and York. Forecast conditions no problem and he's well worth another crack at this level.

Has looked better than ever the last twice, striking in big-field 6f handicaps at Ripon and York. Forecast conditions no problem and he's well worth another crack at this level.

Teruntum Star Score: 303

12 (5)
4-59020
iT
Dark blue, light blue epaulets, dark blue and orange striped sleeves, orange cap (Mildmay Racing & D H Caslon)

Perfect Angel (IRE)  99 

br f Dark Angel - The Hermitage (Kheleyf)

3 8-12
100
3 8-12
100

More miss than hit this year, but she hit the crossbar in Newbury Group 3 on penultimate start and was hot on the heels of Sir Dancealot and Dream of Dreams in a listed contest at York last term.

More miss than hit this year, but she hit the crossbar in Newbury Group 3 on penultimate start and was hot on the heels of Sir Dancealot and Dream of Dreams in a listed contest at York last term.

Perfect Angel Score: 307

13 (3)
21-1610
iT
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)

Sainted 42 

ch f Dutch Art - Blithe (Pivotal)

4 8-12
99
4 8-12
99

Did the job well in 3-y-o fillies' handicap at Haydock (6f) in August, but she failed to fire over the same C&D next time and needs to raise her game in order to emerge on top here.

Did the job well in 3-y-o fillies' handicap at Haydock (6f) in August, but she failed to fire over the same C&D next time and needs to raise her game in order to emerge on top here.

Sainted Score: 251

14 (6)
131551
iT
Red, dark green star, red sleeves, dark green spots, red cap, dark green stars (Taco Partners)

Yes You (IRE)  12 

ch f Choisir - Mexican Milly (Noverre)

3 8-12
68
3 8-12
68

Notched fourth victory of the campaign at Redcar recently, but that was in a low-grade handicap and she's flying too high on this occasion.

Notched fourth victory of the campaign at Redcar recently, but that was in a low-grade handicap and she's flying too high on this occasion.

Yes You Score: 294

Verdict

DREAM OF DREAMS is having only his fourth start for Sir Michael Stoute and arrives here fresher than most after a light campaign. He took a keen hold when beaten just under two lengths into fifth in a Listed heat at Newbury last time but the potentially stronger pace over this shorter trip could assist him. One of his best runs for former handler Kevin Ryan was his second to Sir Dancealot in last year's Rockingham (with Perfect Angel third), and David Elsworth's charge has strong claims here too after a recent confidence-boosting victory at the track. Danzeno has the ability to make his presence felt in this grade, while Teruntum Star and Sainted make some each-way appeal if they can build on their solid, recent handicap form.

Verdict

With the drop back to 6f unlikely to be an issue, SIR DANCEALOT looks the one to be on. He reproduced something akin to his smart 2-y-o form when striking here 2 weeks ago and is likely to be seen in an even better light in what should be a strongly-run affair. Danzeno and Dream of Dreams merit respect, but bigger threats may be posed by in-form handicappers Flying Pursuit and Teruntum Star.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Firm 7 Growl 7 4 9 3 - 144262 21 days R Fahey (49 miles) G Lee 2/1 1:11.61
2015 Heavy 14 Jack Dexter 1 6 9 3 - 270800 21 days J Goldie (245 miles) D Tudhope 6/1 1:19.36
2014 Heavy 11 Aetna 9 4 8 12 - 3-10130 28 days M W Easterby (50 miles) G Gibbons 8/1 1:19.12
2013 Soft 18 Jack Dexter 5 4 9 9 - 064132 21 days J Goldie (245 miles) G Lee 10/3 1:18.44
2012 Good 19 Eton Rifles 12 7 9 3 - 744473 35 days S C Williams (128 miles) W Carson 7/1 1:13.25
2011 Soft 16 Sirius Prospect 11 3 9 3 - 210111 28 days D Ivory (157 miles) S W Kelly 9/2 1:13.82
2010 Good to Soft 19 Russian Spirit 18 4 8 12 - 038322 19 days M Jarvis (128 miles) P Robinson 18/1 1:12.40
2009 Soft 12 Fullandby 7 7 9 3 - 905941 4 days T Etherington (49 miles) A Munro 9/2 1:14.74
2008 Soft 17 Icelandic 10 6 9 3 - 432133 35 days F Sheridan H Turner 11/1 1:16.47
2007 Good to Firm 14 Galeota 11 5 9 6 - 131203 21 days R Hannon (184 miles) R L Moore 8/1 1:12.39
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