16:35 Doncaster 12 Jul 2018

Quality Construction & Scaffolding Doncaster Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Printouts
Data quality77%
Position
1 (3)
700/590
iT
Purple and red (halved), purple sleeves, red and purple quartered cap (Mia Racing)

Secretinthepark 12 

ch g Sakhee's Secret - Lark In The Park (Grand Lodge)

8 9-12 p
75
8 9-12 p
75

33/1, last of 11 in handicap at this course (6f, firm) 12 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Plenty to prove at present.

33/1, last of 11 in handicap at this course (6f, firm) 12 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Plenty to prove at present.

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Secretinthepark Score: 308

2 (5)
4160/7
iT
White, red stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white star (Ba Racing & R G Levin)

Grey Galleon (USA)  25 

gr g Mizzen Mast - Floresta (Forest Camp)

4 9-10
73
4 9-10
73

Lightly-raced winner. 16/1, seventh of 9 in handicap at Salisbury (5f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Entitled to be sharper for that experience but others preferred on balance.

Lightly-raced winner. 16/1, seventh of 9 in handicap at Salisbury (5f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Entitled to be sharper for that experience but others preferred on balance.

Grey Galleon Score: 449

3
3 (1)
960788
iT
Yellow, black cross belts, yellow and black halved sleeves, black cap (Mr Ron Hull)

Liquid (IRE)  31 

ch g Zoffany - Playful Promises (Elnadim)

4 9-9
72
4 9-9
72

16/1, eighth of 9 in handicap at Pontefract (5f, good) 31 days ago. Edging down the weights but doesn't look in the sort of form to take advantage.

16/1, eighth of 9 in handicap at Pontefract (5f, good) 31 days ago. Edging down the weights but doesn't look in the sort of form to take advantage.

Liquid Score: 357

4 (10)
58-8826
iT
Royal blue, yellow stars, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (T A & P J Stephenson & Jollyboys)

Gamesome (FR)  53 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Hot Coal (Red Ransom)

7 9-7
70
7 9-7
70

Unreliable sort. Thirty five runs since last win in 2013. Sixth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at Ripon (5f, firm) 53 days ago. Hard to win with.

Unreliable sort. Thirty five runs since last win in 2013. Sixth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at Ripon (5f, firm) 53 days ago. Hard to win with.

Gamesome Score: 437

4
5 (6)
598-611
iT
Royal blue, light blue chevron, armlets and cap (21st Century Racing & Nigel Sennett)

Laith Alareen 19 

b g Invincible Spirit - Bewitchment (Pivotal)

3 9-7 t
75
3 9-7 t
75

2 wins from 3 runs this year. 9/2, career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Redcar (5f, good to firm) 19 days ago, forging clear. Clearly in excellent heart and hat-trick possible.

2 wins from 3 runs this year. 9/2, career best when winning 13-runner handicap at Redcar (5f, good to firm) 19 days ago, forging clear. Clearly in excellent heart and hat-trick possible.

Laith Alareen Score: 424

6 (8)
332807
iT
Light green, white chevron and sleeves (Ftf Racing Central Racing)

Classic Pursuit 14 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Snake's Head (Golden Snake)

7 9-5 v
68
7 9-5 v
68

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Last of 7 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, firm, 7/2) 14 days ago, possibly amiss. Not without hope judged on old form, but he's not one to trust.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Last of 7 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, firm, 7/2) 14 days ago, possibly amiss. Not without hope judged on old form, but he's not one to trust.

Classic Pursuit Score: 340

7 (9)
21-0321
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, checked sleeves (J Nicholls, J Moorhouse & J Kinning)

Iconic Knight (IRE)  7 

b g Sir Prancealot - Teutonic (Revoque)

3 9-4
72 5
3 9-4
72 5

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Newbury (5.2f, good to firm, 11/8) 7 days ago, bit in hand. Seems much more straightforward this season and one to be interested in again.

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Newbury (5.2f, good to firm, 11/8) 7 days ago, bit in hand. Seems much more straightforward this season and one to be interested in again.

Iconic Knight Score: 576

1
8 (7)
13-5065
iT
White and royal blue (quartered), white and red striped sleeves, red cap (Mr D Bichan & Mr F Connor)

You're Cool 14 

b g Exceed and Excel - Ja One (Acclamation)

6 9-0
63
6 9-0
63

Fifth of 7 in handicap (16/1) at Nottingham (5f, firm) 14 days ago. Yet to fully fire this season but booking of De Sousa catches the eye and he's potentially well handicapped.

Fifth of 7 in handicap (16/1) at Nottingham (5f, firm) 14 days ago. Yet to fully fire this season but booking of De Sousa catches the eye and he's potentially well handicapped.

You're Cool Score: 393

9 (2)
10-3072
iT
Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap (T T Racing)

Young Tiger 20 

b g Captain Gerrard - Blades Princess (Needwood Blade)

5 8-12 h
61
5 8-12 h
61

Creditable second of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm, 15/2) 20 days ago, finishing well but left with too much to do. Can go well again.

Creditable second of 10 in handicap at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm, 15/2) 20 days ago, finishing well but left with too much to do. Can go well again.

Young Tiger Score: 394

10 (11)
72007-6
iT
Emerald green, dark blue hoops, emerald green sleeves, dark blue stars, check cap (Mrs Sandra Brown)

Sunstorm 55 

ch c Medicean - Crimson Cloud (Kyllachy)

3 8-8
62
3 8-8
62

14/1, respectable sixth of 10 in handicap at Newmarket (7f, good) 55 days ago. Down in trip. Work to do from this mark.

14/1, respectable sixth of 10 in handicap at Newmarket (7f, good) 55 days ago. Down in trip. Work to do from this mark.

Sunstorm Score: 324

11 (4)
212242
iT
Green, white cross belts, navy blue sleeves and cap (Mr G E Amey)

Kingstreet Lady 5 

b m Royal Applause - Intellibet One (Compton Place)

5 8-8 b
57 3
5 8-8 b
57 3

Won at Catterick in May. Good second of 5 in handicap at Carlisle (5f, good, 4/1) 5 days ago, slowly away. This looks a slightly better race, but holding form well overall.

Won at Catterick in May. Good second of 5 in handicap at Carlisle (5f, good, 4/1) 5 days ago, slowly away. This looks a slightly better race, but holding form well overall.

Kingstreet Lady Score: 496

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Verdict

LAITH ALAREEN has improved his form since returning to turf on a sounder surface with two victories at Redcar, the latter of those being more impressive as he won by four lengths, and he can prove more than capable of defying a 10lb rise in the weights. Iconic Knight has been in good form recently and arrives on the back of a win at Newbury, for which he escapes a penalty due to that being an apprentice contest, while Young Tiger is considered on his second at Wetherby last month.

Verdict

ICONIC KNIGHT had a bit in hand when scoring at Newbury last week and looks capable of following up from the same mark. Laith Alareen is in excellent heart so needs taking seriously in his pursuit of the hat-trick, while Young Tiger is another to consider after he was left with too much to do at Wetherby recently.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Firm 8 Just Us Two 5 5 10 1 76 336767 26 days R Cowell (128 miles) T Marquand 5/1 0:59.34
2016 Good 9 Flash City 8 8 9 9 70 394232 10 days Mrs R Carr (48 miles) J P Sullivan 7/2 0:59.75
2015 Good 8 Bashiba 5 4 9 9 72 15-3392 6 days N Tinkler (49 miles) S De Sousa 9/2 0:59.02
2014 Good 14 Head Space 14 6 9 11 74 877545 12 days Mrs R Carr (48 miles) J P Sullivan 3/1 0:58.45
2013 Good to Firm 11 Sleepy Blue Ocean 11 7 9 5 62 606801 5 days J Balding (1 miles) R Winston 11/1 0:57.95
2012 Soft 12 Sir Geoffrey 2 6 9 6 68 479592 31 days S Dixon (22 miles) R Winston 9/1 1:00.56
2011 Good to Firm 8 Mandalay King 2 6 9 10 66 259201 9 days Mrs M Fife (48 miles) D Tudhope 11/2 0:59.94
2010 Good to Firm 9 Sands Crooner 10 7 9 3 64 620404 23 days J Given (23 miles) P Mulrennan 10/3 0:58.47
2009 Good to Soft 9 Feelin Foxy 5 5 9 8 70 024312 6 days J Given (23 miles) A Munro 5/1 1:02.73
2008 Good 17 Misaro 4 7 10 2 73 242131 11 days R Harris (174 miles) H Frost 14/1 1:00.20